These sneakers with a old classic graphic look is definitely going to set the streets ablaze this Summer. While Nike has switched their marketing gear to focus on Lebron James line, Kobe Bryant's collection hasn't retired yet!
"When I wore these clothes on stage I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name." - Beyonce
Last night, our beloved Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter accepted the 2016 CFDA Fashion Icon Award in New York City.
In her acceptance speech, Beyonce reflected on how her grandmothers' work as a seamstress began her journey into fashion, and how her mother and uncle used to work on the costumes that her and the Destiny Child's singers would wear because "no one wanted to dress four, thick, country girls".
This speech was so powerful on so many levels. Beyonce touched on how fashion isn't something reserved for the upper class, but can be used as "a tool for finding your own identity and expression." Often times when you think of fashion, people think of the brand names, the big labels. Moschino, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, etc. But when you look in the fashion magazines, rarely do you see Black or Hispanic people, people who are disabled, or people who are overweight in the ads.
The fashion industry has made it clear that they aren't looking to appeal to our target market. But in the last few years, we've seen artist like Beyonce, Kanye West, Pharrell, and even Rihanna becoming some of the biggest fashion influencers of our generation. Some of the biggest fashion bloggers are women who are plus sized, and women who shop at thift shops because they can't afford the latest Givenchy outfit.
Her speech spoke to those who want to rock the brand names, but can't afford it. For those who have family that support them relentlessly, and most importantly to people of color who aren't represented in the fashion industry enough.
Check out her full speech here: Beyonce Live from the CFDAs Swarvoski's Periscope
This morning, Complex Magazine got a hold of these beauties, Adidas NMD Runners which have not been released yet, but is now being produced to incorporate twelve different color combinations.
These early designs were posted on the official adidas Ultra Boost worldwide Facebook group, after being in popular demand for sometime.
Jim Jennings, the adidas Color Boost category manager, in a September 2015 interview with Nice Kicks mentioned that the sportswear brand had been experimenting with these sneaks for sometime, and were just waiting to release them.
Under my belt of qualifications, I have:
But added to that list more than recently is Fashion Novice. My older sister, and slightly more fashion forward than myself, describes my style as "conservative". Meaning I use less prints, more cover ups, and less fashion risks, than the average.
Well thats fine with me considering I'm just starting out in this expressive world of clothes. But enough with the me talk, lets talk about you! You know how they tell you to wear just "button ups, and slacks" to your job interviews? Or conventions? Or conferences? HELLLOOOO its the 21st century, 2015, THOSE DAYS ARE OVER!
What if I told you, you can wear awesome, bright, lively colors, in a professional setting and still be the most professional, edgy, fashion conscious person there?
Lets take a look into my closet!