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Daily Visual 27.06.15: Yeezy 350 & Kanye’s Glastonbury

Saturday was a full day for Kanye West. Following the unveiling of the adidas Originals x Kanye West collection at a New York fashion show on 12 February, and the release – and instant sellout – a few weeks later of the first shoe from the collection, the Yeezy 750 Boost, Saturday saw the release of the next-in-line Yeezy 350…

Profile: Parfums de Nicolaï

The perfume house Parfums de Nicolaï was established in 1989 by Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau. Born in Paris with an unparalleled lineage, as the great-granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain and the niece of Jean-Paul Guerlain, Patricia studied chemistry at university and attended the Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire (ISIPCA) – the renowned post-graduate…

2015 Oscars Best Dressed: The Definitive Analysis

It was easy to feel buffeted on every side by politics heading into the 87th Academy Awards. The absence of a single minority nominee for the ceremony’s four acting categories became an immediate and well justified source of anger as soon as this year’s candidates were announced in January. Again, of the twenty actors nominated across Best Actor, Best Actress, Best…

adidas Yeezy 750 Boost vs. New Balance Deconstructed 696

Following their unveiling during the adidas Originals x Kanye West fashion show on 12 February, and a limited app-based release among select New York retailers last weekend, Kanye’s adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts were made available for sale across the United States via adidas.com today. While the release proved somewhat problematic, the edition sold out within a couple of hours. It has…

Three Winter Jumpers from H&M

Three Winter Jumpers from H&M

While a difference in nomenclature may persist across the various forms of English when it comes to terming them jumpers, sweaters, pullovers, jerseys, and so on, a more universal question which we as people pose when considering the aforementioned garment is, for instance: what constitutes a Christmas version, and what can last throughout the winter? And if said item can…

Getting Started with Your Winter Sulk

One of the few things in life which bears a fundamental importance is fitness. Indeed, physical fitness is the fount of all other health: from the body to the mind and soul, if we are fit we are wide awake come the morning time, alert throughout the day, and smiling and cheerful all the while. Our food digests as a…

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

The smallest of questions can impel the most vociferous judgements and debates: in grammar, in philosophy, in sociology, but most of all in matters of aesthetics. We do not believe that our eyes can lie to us. ‘Who wore it best?’ implicates a primal dual as much as it does centuries of human refinement. It is a question we are…

Fashioning a World Cup Final: How the BBC Dressed

Fashioning a World Cup Final: How the BBC Dressed

As their counterparts on ITV opted for a more casual presentation, sans jackets and ties and with open-collared long and short-sleeved shirts and sunglasses – seated at three bar or garden tables somewhere along Ipanema beach – the BBC’s pundits for the World Cup final came dressed in an array of formal ensembles. In a studio located further up the beach,…

The Scythians and The Rite of Spring: Documents

The Scythians and The Rite of Spring: Documents

Here are a selection of documents and sources – videos, images, and text – relating to and referred to in the piece I just published, on the influence of Nicholas Roerich and Asiatic culture on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Mikhail Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842) – Overture Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1888) Vladimir Soloviev, ‘Pan Mongolism’ (1894) Pan Mongolism! The…