Yeezy Season approaching, Fuck what, fuck whatever y’all been wearin…
Here’s our next best look since the debut of Yeezy Season 1 in the February fashion show and it’s none other than The Weeknd who models the line for Kanye and adidas, as presented by GQ. There’s also a video below with GQ’s style editors (Jim Moore and Will Welch) breaking down a few pieces and behind the scenes of Weeknd’s photoshoot. On top of the Black Lows that are coming this weekend, I need these Yeezy Boots for the Winter. I digress… scroll below!
At our fitting and photo shoot, you found a comfort zone with the Yeezy clothes pretty quickly. What did you like about them? Why do they work for you?
I really felt like he targeted someone like me. The camo, the army look, the black boots, the nonchalant kind of vagrant look. I relate to it. It relates to my story. Kanye is such a great friend of mine as well, when he asked me I couldn’t say no. It was the least I could do.
Read the full interview with The Weeknd x Yeezy Season 1 with GQ here.
Photos: Richard Burbridge
The big-time looks for Don C and his Just Don cap conglomerate continue to add up. Sitting down with GQ’s Will Welch at the site of one of the exclusive homes of Just Don — Barney’s New York — we get to hear from Don C himself on the brand as well as his tips on how to rock the lid.
Most interestingly is the full story of Don C’s original inspiration for the snakeskin caps: 80’s Chicago drug dealers. Ha! It’s a great story of where these caps derived from and an important one for our youthful creatives to understand too. I love seeing the Just Don caps everywhere and man, if I just had the bank, the collection would be in the double digits for sure. Enjoy the 3-part video series — all quick-hit videos that were fun to watch.
An arbitrary, subjective title, sure. But it still carries weight when the fashion mag giant GQ names its ‘Most Stylish Man Alive.’
And this year, they pick none other than Kanye West.
Sure, you may not agree with his fashion sense, but I’d argue he’s had the most cultural impact on the fashion world through the high-profile release of his Yeezy Boosts in addition to his consistency. I’m not sure how to quantify that claim, but there’s no doubt his impact. Yeezy lands at #1 on the list ahead of the likes of Russell Westbrook and A$AP Rocky so you know he’s got some serious company too. Look for this issue on newsstands soon and hit GQ’s website for the full list.
OH, and Happy Father’s Day to Mr. West, as if you somehow missed the headline, he and Kim announced yesterday their upcoming child will be a boy!
ICYMI: Kanye West with OutKast in Atlanta
Every week there’s a new photoshoot that shuts it down for the rest and on Monday, we already have the winner. It’s John Legend & Chrissy Teigen for GQ as their cameras capture the fashionable power couple in some, albeit contrived, couple-y moments. No matter, they look fly, they look in love, and now every guy is even more jealous of John Legend… Chrissy sizzles and leaves little to the imagination (NSFW as you press right on the gallery above.)
Head over to GQ to watch John & Chrissy describe their worst date and play a game of cute or stupid?
Plus, ICYMI: The power couple covered the new Architectural Digest (the go-to of architecture magazines and a loyal subscriber, right here. Still waiting on my ish to come in the mail.)
This past July, Kanye West graced the cover of GQ and gave one of his more memorable recent interviews. Above is a new, unearthed behind the scenes video (since taken down) of the accompanying photo spread that ‘Ye narrates with succinct and motivating thoughts on creating. The quick-hit production above is well worth the couple minutes. #GeniusLevel!
Most people are just satisfied with, ‘It’s good.’ Most people are satisfied at a 10, or something. It’s not to just stop at 10. You know, 10 is ground zero; perfection is ground zero. We need to take things to a genius level. I’d rather take the chance of being hated to bring that type of creation to the world. Well that means it has to have not been done before. But you know what the fuck I’m talking about. I’m talking about Picasso. And this is what we have the opportunity to do.
Michelangelo decides he wants to sculpt. There could be a bunch of sculptors that are like ‘Oh, no, you’re a painter.’ But he’s Michelangelo. And I am Kanye West.