Day: November 9, 2020

Streetwear brand Supreme to be sold to Timberland owner VF for $2.1bn

By Edward Helmore

  • James Jebbia founded brand in New York in 1989
  • Denver-based VF owns Vans and The North Face too

Supreme, the cult streetwear brand, is being sold to VF Corporation, the Denver-based parent company of Vans, The North Face and Timberland, in a deal valued at $2.1bn.

Founded by James Jebbia, a UK-raised child actor turned skateboarder who created the brand at a small downtown New York store in 1989, Supreme has been at the forefront of a streetwear revolution that, in terms of marketing and exclusivity, has turned the fashion industry on its head.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/09/streetwear-brand-supreme-timberland-owner-vf

      

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TV style icons of 2020: Carole Baskin's animal print roars to the top

By Hannah J Davies

Joe Exotic’s nemesis on the Netflix show Tiger King inspired everyone from Dolce & Gabbana to Kim Kardashian West

When it came to TV infamy in 2020, two names rose above the rest: Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. The mulletted, jail-dwelling zoo proprietor and his activist enemy were the stars of Netflix hit Tiger King. Released early in lockdown, the series spawned feverish debate on everything from animal welfare to whether it might, hypothetically, be possible to feed your spouse to a tiger. At the centre of it all, Baskin became a pop culture hit and – perhaps surprisingly – a style superstar.

Baskin’s trademark animal prints have since been inescapable, with the press praising her “Eton mess of leopard spots and tiger stripes”, often worn top to toe. Brands such as Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga majored in animal print for spring/summer 2020, meaning that Baskin was, by chance, right on trend – the everywoman who happened to be sporting the look of the moment, because that was always her look. The fast fashion retailer Missguided published a guide to channelling her style, while celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West would later use her as Halloween inspiration.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/nov/09/tv-style-icons-of-2020-carole-baskins-animal-print-roars-to-the-top

      

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