Design

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Season 3’ Launch Proves Fashion and Hip-Hop Are Closer Analogues Than You Might Think

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Kanye day came, and Kanye day went. The Madison Square Garden-sized event, billed as the presentation of his third collection with Adidas and the listening party for his new album, The Life of Pablo, was broadcast live on TIDAL, to what the service claims was some 20 million viewers. The show featured more than 50 models and 1,200 extras. Veronica Webb & Naomi Campbell both stalked the Vanessa Beecroft exhibit in floor-length black furs. Just as New York Fashion Week was beginning to ramp up, Madison Square Garden had become the epicenter of the collision between fashion and hip-hop cultures.
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Watch ‘Tangerine’ Director Sean Baker’s New Short Film, ‘Snowbird’

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Last year’s Sean Baker-directed Tangerine was one of the year’s best films. Shot on iPhones and starring untrained actors, it became an indie darling and propelled Baker and his stars into the spotlight. It’s no shock, then, that Baker has been tapped by hyper-hip French fashion label Kenzo to produce an 11-minute short film, titled Snowbird (after the slang for settlers in Slab City), starring model Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and serving, subversively, as a showcase for the label’s latest collection. 
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Dream Casting the Alexander McQueen Biopic

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Flavorwire’s own film editor, Jason Bailey, recently wrote of the biopic that, at this point “even the most casual viewer can recognize the pitfalls of the form, in which the reduction of an entire life to a single short-form narrative results in clumsy expositional dialogue, one-dimensional characters, comically obvious historical markers, and tediously unimaginative soundtrack cues.”  
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Andrew Haigh Will Direct an Alexander McQueen Biopic

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On the eve of the release of his 45 Years, Andrew Haigh — the beloved writer and director of Weekend — has signed on to direct a forthcoming biopic focusing on the life of the legendary designer Alexander McQueen. Produced by Damian Jones and Pathe, and written by Chris Urch, the biopic will look to the McQueen biography Blood Beneath the Skin for some inspiration, but also draw upon other sources.
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10 Must-Have 2016 Calendars for a Fantastic New Year

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The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means it’s time to track down your 2016 calendar for organization and inspiration. Sometimes a digital calendar just won’t do. These designs, inspired by everything from literature,  morbid museum collections, and most importantly, cats, are a must-have if you like putting pen to paper and visualizing each day of the year. Cheers to a fantastic 2016.
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