New York City is a manifestation of where art, fashion, photography, and culture intersect. Even in the city that serves as a saturated cultural playground, there are few individuals who better represent and encapsulate such a spirit as masterfully as art critic, writer, and curator Antwaun Sargent, or Steven Irby, photographer and co-founder of Street Dreams Magazine.

On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by the two culture juggernauts to discuss the junction connecting photography, magazines, and fashion.

But first, the quick hits reveal that Virgil’s back in the office and a new Off-White x Nike sneaker has already been in the works (1:50). The Vapor Street is finally available after it made its first appearance a few seasons ago during the brand’s women’s runway show. After talking a couple sneaker misses, the cast is fired up with the Kiko Kostadinov x ASICS GEL-KORIKA along with its eccentric campaign featuring Juergen Teller and his dad bod (5:14). Speaking of chunky, Antwaun pinpoints how GOLF le FLEUR* and Converse’s all-new silhouette, the GLF Gianno Ox, seems like it came straight out of an episode of Doug (6:43). Will Tyler, the Creator be infusing his pastel palettes into high-end fashion any time soon?

Jian and Noah pit Antwaun and Steve against each other in a game of “Boutique or Gallery,” where the two guests guess whether the names dropped are fashion boutiques or art galleries (18:50). Antwaun flexes his knowledge of galleries before moving on to talk about his first book, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion which delves deeper into the conversation on black representation in art, specifically the new generation of photographers who are bridging art and fashion (23:01). He seamlessly transitions into Street Dreams Magazine, asking Steve to share his motivations for creating the publication (30:43). The project builds upon his passion for photography, and has initiated a phenomenon that transcends the original confines of social media and its relationship with the medium of photography.

This episode’s segment of “What’d You Cop?” saw a healthy week for Antwaun and Steve (39:07). The former got his hands on the new Pyer Moss sneakers, a gallery shirt from Grace Wales Bonner’s exhibition at the Serpentine, and cologne from Le Labo. Steve copped a pair of Noah (hemmed and tailored) suit pants, a Futura toy from his weekend in LA, and Uber Eats throughout the week.

Stay tuned for next week’s QOTW which will be up on Highsnobiety’s Instagram, and leave a voicemail on The Dropcast hotline at 844-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to be featured in a future episode.

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