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Yeezy Boost 700 V2 ‘Geode’ Quickly Sold Out — Here’s How You Can Still Buy Them

This weekend featured the latest installment of the popular Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 sneaker in the “Geode” colorway and as expected, sold out instantly. If you weren’t able to secure your pair on release day, here are a few options post-launch.
The dad-styled sneaker boasts a bevy of brown and gray hues on the breathable mesh upper that’s complemented with leather overlays. Branding is kept to a minimum including subtle Three Stripes details on the lateral and medial sides. The standout feature is the chunky Boost cushioned midsole with a gum outsole underneath. The limited-edition sneakers are available in a variety of resale locations including on Flight Club for prices as low as $325, which is only $25 more compared to its retail price of $300. Another option would include StockX featuring a full-size run of the coveted kicks available for bid right now.
Unlike prior Yeezy launches, Kanye West and Adidas partnered up with families across the country to drop the “Geode” Yeezy Boost 700 V2 in homemade lemonade stands ahead of its scheduled release date with all proceeds benefitting mental health awareness.
In other Yeezy related news, the highly anticipated Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Clay” will officially launch on March

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Kim Kardashian Slithers Into Paris in Head-to-Toe Snakeskin

Kim Kardashian made a quick turnaround after spending her Sunday at husband Kanye West’s church service.
The reality TV star arrived today in Paris wearing a head-to-toe python ensemble that had all the makings of a 2019 trend.

Kim Kardashian arrives in Paris wearing head-to-toe snakeskin.

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Her coordinated look featured a snakeskin jacket over a matching pair of textured pants, complete with a set of blackout sunglasses.
In her last visit to Paris early March, Kardashian was spotted in a similar look, wearing two outfits in head-to-toe cheetah prints. This time around, she chose reptile patterns through a set of pointed-toe heeled snakeskin boots in the same hue as her matching suit.

A closer look at Kim Kardashian’s snakeskin boots.

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Python is one of the biggest trends of the season, with the mother-of-three’s look matching her own daughter’s ensemble from yesterday’s outing.
Her eldest child, North West, attended father Kanye West’s Sunday church service in a snake-print outfit teamed with black leather workboots. (Her footwear even matched that of cousin and Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter, Penelope Disick.)

Kim Kardashian arrives in Paris wearing head-to-toe snakeskin.

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The 5-year-old also wore another Kardashian favorite: matching bike shorts.

North West in a snake-print set with workboots.

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Tommy Hilfiger Shutters Global Flagship on Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK – In a move to stay ahead of the continually changing shopping preferences of digitally-savvy North American consumers, Tommy Hilfiger has today closed his 22,000-square-foot global flagship at 681 Fifth Avenue, another loss to the famed Manhattan shopping street.
In addition, Hilfiger will close its store on Collins Avenue in Miami on April 28.
It’s been a tough time for Fifth Avenue, with stores ranging from Lord & Taylor to the Gap and Henri Bendel vacating the avenue. Ralph Lauren Corp. got out of a 15-year lease when the brand closed its Polo flagship at 711 Fifth Ave. in 2017, after three years in the location.
Hilfiger opened the four-level Fifth Avenue flagship to much fanfare in 2009, calling it “pinnacle moment” for the brand. The store, designed by Callison Architects and the Hilfiger creative team, was formerly occupied by Fortunoff and was originally designed by McKim, Mead and White.
The store was designed with Hilfiger’s traditional American iconography and presented in new and unexpected ways. At the opening, for example, the décor featured a blue Cadillac fender and a blue surf board, red Marshall amp, a white vintage Sixties television monitor and an old ice skate. A black patent leather sofa

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Heron Preston Visits Nairobi With United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Heron Preston was showing no signs of any wear-and-tear Friday, despite having just returned from a three-country journey, which included a stop in Africa.
Invited by the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, the two-night trip was a launch for its program Future Fashion Now. The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion is rooted in the urgency to better coordinate sustainable fashion efforts as they fit with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The UN flew him and a cadre of other young designers to Nairobi, where he gave a talk, explored local secondhand markets and went on a safari. The markets were packed with essentially “the effects of what happens to our stuff when we no longer want it.” Taking out his smartphone to illustrate that point, Preston reeled through photos of a room stacked to the rafters with compressed bales of secondhand clothes.
So flooded with secondhand goods, the markets have more than they can sell, Preston said. “Then that really affects the local designers and markets there. It’s harder for them to thrive because of all this stuff that we’re sending,” he said. “It’s crazy — just clothes, bras, athleticwear, jerseys. There’s a documentary

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Dua Lipa Goes Bowling in 5.5 Inch Silver Platforms

Most people wear flat shoes for a trip to the bowling alley but “New Rules” hitmaker Dua Lipa wasn’t going to let anything as bourgeois as an accepted dress code stand in the way of her chosen look.
The singer attended a bowling party in London on Saturday night to celebrate the birthday of boyfriend Isaac Carew. She teamed a pink feathered mini dress with a pair of towering 5.5 inch platform sandals. The metallic platform shoes are Aquazurra’s Sundance style, retailing for around $800.

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And to prove that she actually got into the spirit of things as opposed to just standing there and looking pretty, she posted a video of herself on her Instagram account. Cheekily captioned “Strike and pose bitch”, the film shows her striking a pose with one foot on a bowling ball before performing a fairly respectable looking strike.

Aquazzura Sundance platform sandals.

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Of late, Dua Lipa is rarely seen without a platform heel. For the “Alita: Battle Angel” film premiere in London in January she teamed black platform sandals by Jimmy Choo

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Tom Ford to Be Inducted Into Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame

Tom Ford is being inducted into the Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
Ford, who has a booming makeup and fragrance line, will be honored at the Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 5 in New York. The Fragrance Foundation has honored a long list of fashion veterans, including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera, with the Hall of Fame distinction.
Ford’s beauty empire is rooted in fragrance, and launched in 2007 with Black Orchid, which has won several Fragrance Foundation Awards.
“Scent, in its many iterations, is something that I have always had a strong passion for, and to be recognized for my work in this industry by the prestigious Fragrance Foundation, is a true honor,” Ford said in a statement.
Dominique Ropion, master perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., will receive the Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer award at this year’s ceremony.
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CBD Fragrance Is Here — And It Can Be Absorbed Through the Skin

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The AW19 takeaway: 10 trends from the shows – a photo essay

By Guardian fashion and Matt Fidler

From big shoulders to brooches, polo necks to hip bags, see the trends you can take away with ease from the shows

The autumn/winter 2019 fashion shows gave us fresh new talent, designer debuts and a whole lot of street style – but what of the clothes on the catwalk? We’ve broken down the most dominant and accessible trends to emerge from New York, London, Milan and Paris so that you can take note.

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Pharrell Williams to Be Honored at Parsons Benefit in May

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: The peripatetic performer Pharrell Williams will be shelving his schedule long enough to be honored by the The New School at the 71st annual Parsons benefit on May 20 at Pier 60 in New York.
This year’s event salutes visionary individuals in fashion, technology and the arts that embody the university’s commitment to creativity, innovation and sustainability. Williams’ fellow Parson Table award honorees at the event will be Julie Wainwright, founder and chief executive officer of The Real Real, and Katrina Lake, founder and ceo of Stitch Fix. Michael Preysman, founder and ceo of Everlane, will receive the Frank Alvah Parsons Award. This spring’s benefit will be held at Pier 60. Williams won’t be the only Grammy winner in the crowd. The Latin Grammy award winner Linda Briceño will perform for guests.
Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons School of Design, noted how the school is rooted “upon the idea that design can change the world,” and how “these exceptional honorees are reimagining the creative and commercial landscape in a way that will positively impact the industry for years to come.”
To that end, Parsons has “fundamentally changed” its curriculum to train students to embed sustainable and ethical fashion

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Paul Surridge Confirms Exit From Roberto Cavalli

CAVALLI NO MORE: Paul Surridge on Monday morning confirmed he was leaving his role as creative director of the Roberto Cavalli brand through an Instagram post on his account. WWD was the first to report last week that an exit of the designer was imminent.
Surridge said in his post that he now wished “to focus on other projects that I put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Roberto Cavalli Group.”

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The designer joined the Florence-based brand in 2017 and his first collection bowed for spring 2018. He succeeded Peter Dundas, who exited the company in October 2016.

Paul Surridge and Roberto Cavalli on the catwalk at Surridge’s first show for the brand
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Born in England, and a graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins, Surridge was previously creative consultant at Acne Studios, with responsibility for coordination of the men’s wear collections. Before that, he was creative director of Z Zegna from 2011 to 2014.
Earlier, Surridge was design director men at Jil Sander, reporting to then-creative director Raf Simons. This is where he met Ferraris. Surridge honed his skills at

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Jonathan Simkhai to Present Resort Show in Sydney

SYDNEY — Jonathan Simkhai is heading to Sydney to unveil his resort 2020 resort collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Los Angeles-based Simkhai is due to show May 13 on the first full day of shows for the 2019 event, which will run May 12 to 18 in and around the Carriageworks venue, the event’s central show hub in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh.
“We are super excited about it,” said Simkhai. “The collection has this whole element about Magic Hour, when the sun sets and everyone looks their best, and the setting is going to be perfect for that.”
The sixth American name to show in Sydney since 2015, following previous presentations by Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, Tome, Garrett Neff and Yuxin Zhang, Simkhai was among around 40 already confirmed Australian brands for 2019 that were announced by IMG at the preliminary schedule launch in Sydney on Monday evening.
Also making his Sydney debut this year will be Australian Lukas Vincent, a 2017 regional finalist of the International Woolmark Prize who has been generating buzz for his elevated streetwear line Ex Infinitas.
Joining Vincent as his Sydney show’s creative director will be Paris-based photographer Fabien Montique, a longtime Kanye West and Virgil Abloh

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EXCLUSIVE: Pharrell Williams Features in Short Film for Chanel Collaboration

PARIS — Pharrell Williams has been a Chanel model, film star, composer and brand ambassador. This week, he will make his debut in his new role as codesigner of a capsule collection with the French luxury brand that is set to bow exclusively on Thursday at the opening of Chanel’s first flagship boutique in Seoul.
To mark the launch, Williams has stepped in front of the camera again for a short film featuring a gang of women and men on a nocturnal road trip, dressed in the rainbow outfits of the Chanel-Pharrell collection — think sweatshirts with embroidered graffiti, terry-cloth bucket hats and oodles of rhinestone jewelry.
In behind-the-scenes footage shared exclusively with WWD, the multihyphenate explained the process that brought him together with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director for 36 years, starting with their sneaker launch at the now-defunct Paris concept store Colette in 2017.
“This campaign and this film are about a capsule collection, something that they’ve never done in the history of the brand. They do that not with a designer, but with a musician with ambition and dreams,” Williams said.
The “Happy” singer, who has received 12 Grammy Awards and heads the multimedia collective I Am Other, was previously

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Cindy Crawford Marks L.A.’s New Beach Glam Brand Le Superbe

OG L.A. fashion tastemaker Jeannine Braden is gilding the beach with her contemporary label Le Superbe, which had its coming out party last week at the Brentwood boutique Permanent Vacation, with Cindy Crawford, Jenny Belushi, Heidi Brooks and more in attendance.
“She has always understood what makes L.A. style unique,” said Crawford of her pal, whom she has known for 20 years, while dressed in the label’s zebra-patterned sequined pencil skirt and silk top.
“It’s about West Coast beaches with Hollywood in your backyard.” That’s how Braden describes Le Superbe’s offering of feather-trimmed and sequined-dusted Hawaiian-print pencil skirts and minidresses (one named after L.A.’s famed Giorgio’s nightclub), alongside Aloha shirts with crystal trim, palm-and-leopard-print pajama pants and kimonos, vintage-inspired “Cobain” boyfriend cardigans with jeweled shell patches, and baseball Ts with irreverent slogans such as “Nobody Owns the Beach.” The collection sells for $150 to $995 at 150 retail doors, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Ron Herman among them.

Jeannine Braden and Cindy Crawford

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Venice, Calif. native Braden has been a been a fixture on the L.A. style scene since the Nineties, when she started as a music video stylist (she and Belinda Carlisle were roomies), before launching into retail with

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Influence Peddler: Giselle Soto, the Eyebrow Artist Behind a Viral Meme

Anastasia Soare built her billion-dollar empire grooming the eyebrows of Los Angeles’ elite. At 23, Giselle Soto is on her way to building a buzzy client list of her own, many of whom know about her because of a viral meme.
In 2016, a meme featuring meticulously groomed eyebrows went viral among social media’s beauty communities. “Jesus did her brows…I’m shook,” it read, along with a picture of Soto’s work. The meme is a few years old — practically three lifetimes in Internet years — but it continues to bring business to Soto, who has since opened her own salon.

A screen of a viral meme featuring Giselle Soto’s work.
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“I don’t know what it is about this picture, but it always goes viral,” Soto said. “This meme has done amazing things for me. I have a student who flew in from Africa to take a private training with me.” The student, she added, found her through the meme.
Soto, who hails from Oxford, Calif., began doing brows a few years ago after undergoing a traumatizing threading experience — “I was completely butchered,” she said. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, she began tweezing her own brows, along with those of her high school friends

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Ryan Hurd’s Journey From Songwriter to Artist

Ryan Hurd is still figuring it out.
The songwriter from Kalamazoo, Mich., who opted to try his hand at music after graduating from Nashville’s Belmont University with a degree in sociology, seemed to have made the right decision.
Over the past few years, he has racked up some pretty impressive writing credits including chart-topping hits including Luke Bryan’s “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe’s “Lonely Tonight,” and Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Good.”
But now, Hurd is making waves as an artist as well, a place he never expected to find himself.
Disarmingly humble and still kind of wide-eyed, Hurd’s first headlining tour to support his single, “To a T,” was so successful that he added more dates. The song, on which his wife, Maren Morris, sings harmony, has been streamed more than 100 million times and hit number one on SiriusXM’s The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown.
Before that, he wrote and released “Diamonds or Twine” as a wedding gift to Morris with the video showing clips from their relationship and the final scene a snippet from the marriage ceremony.

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Matt Baron

Hurd didn’t see music as his life’s mission growing up. His father is in advertising

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Eyewear Sales Veer Toward High Luxury, Contemporary

The eyewear industry is reaching calmer waters following a period of upheaval and consolidation.
Safilo’s losses are narrowing and the company expects to return to profitability by 2020; Marchon expects 2019 to be its best year in a five-year period; Marcolin continues to invest in Thelios, a joint partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Luxottica North America’s diverse portfolio, it says, has been key in meeting a varied assortment of consumer needs — despite disappointing share valuations and management unrest at its parent company, EssilorLuxottica.
A strong preference, particularly amongst Millennials, for authentic specialty brands continues to strengthen. High luxury and contemporary price points are also performing well, according to the companies. The midrange market is encountering difficulties.
“The market is developing an hourglass shape: There is the high-end that speaks an authentic language that sells well, and there are trusted brands with more affordable prices. Stuff in the middle may be suffering more,” said Thomas Burkhardt, senior vice president of global brands, marketing and design for Marchon.
“We are seeing a segmentation of demand,” added Luxottica’s president of wholesale for North America, Fabrizio Uguzzoni. “You are seeing luxury and high-end demand growing. In the midrange, the consumer expects a very high

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Investment Fund to Support the Expansion of Footwear Label Manebí

MILAN — Launched in 2013 as a small brand offering revisited espadrilles, Manebí is gearing up to face new international challenges.
The company established by Milanese friends Antonello Benati and Vera Drossopulo Bogdano has opened its capital to Milano Investment Partners — MIP, a fund management company specialized in venture growth investments. Details of the operation were not disclosed.
“We were searching for the right partner to continue our expansion path after having created and managed Manebí relying only on our strengths and the support of our team,” said Drossopulo Bogdano, who worked at Lehman Brothers and later covered the role of vice president at Société Generale before embarking on the Manebí adventure.
“We aim to expand our business into international markets becoming an iconic brand in the footwear and beachwear fashion segment,” said Benati, who cut his teeth at Merrill Lynch Bank of America. “We found in MPI the ideal partner, able to support both our strategic decisions and the operations thanks to their great experience, their global network and their focus on the consumer-tech sectors.”

Manebí espadrilles
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Since its foundation in December 2017, MIP has invested in a range of promising start-ups, including artisanal shoe manufacturer Velasca; German premium luggage brand Horizn

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Puma & the Kooples Have a Fun New Collab

Puma and the Kooples are following up their initial collaboration with fresh takes on the Suede and the Thunder, two archival Puma styles.
The Kooples version of the Suede comes in all-black, with a chunky outsole, a suede upper and co-branding at the heels and tongue. The twist comes courtesy of detailing on the lateral formstrip and on the heel, which are decked out in glittery rhinestones. The Suede retails for $215.

The Kooples x Puma Suede

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The other offering is the Thunder, which offers the Kooples’ take on the ever-popular retro sneaker trend. Coming in a white and black colorway, the shoe features mesh detailing on the upper, with metallic eyelets and a loop puller on the tongue and heel. The Kooples branding is visible on the Thunder’s laces, which come in two colorways: black and white. Fans of the kicks can get them now for $250.

The Kooples x Puma Thunder

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Both styles will be up for grabs exclusively at Thekooples.com, as well as in the Kooples’ stores. The Kooples — a Parisian label known for its trendy, urban wares popular among both men and women — first worked with Puma in 2017.
In June of that year, the brands

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North West & Penelope Disick Twin in Workboots at Kanye’s Church Service

Kanye West’s Sunday church service was a family affair, and the kids’ looks were the most interesting part.
West’s 5-year-old daughter, North, coordinated her footwear with her cousin, Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter Penelope Disick.
North looked adorable in a snakeskin-print longsleeve T-shirt and matching bike shorts, teamed with a pale purple bow in her hair and black lace-up boots on her feet.

North West in a snakeprint set with workboots.

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A closer look at North West’s shoes.

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Elsewhere, Penelope was cute as can be in a neon pink jumpsuit and rainbow-printed lace-up boots. The 6-year-old accented her ensemble with two pink bows in her hair.

Penelope Disick poses in a hot pink ensemble and rainbow boots.

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The girl’s aunt, Kendall Jenner, looked chic in an oversized gray hoodie and gray jeans. The 23-year-old model wore her brunette locks in a ponytail under a camouflaged baseball cap.

Kendall Jenner leaves Sunday church services.

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For shoes, the Adidas ambassador went with block-heeled black booties with a square toe.

A close-up look at Kendall Jenner’s shoes.

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Also in attendance was Katy Perry, who stepped out for church services alongside fiancé Orlando Bloom.
The “Dark Horse” singer sported a pink velour dress with a see-through button-down shirt

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