WWD has reported today that Balenciaga and parent company Kering have decided not to renew creative director Alexander Wang’s contract with the fashion house, with its upcoming show at the next Paris Fashion Week scheduled to be Wang’s last at the helm of the French label. Sources say that a search is currently underway for Wang’s successor. This follows on from news of talks between Wang and Balenciaga that Wang planned to leave the brand to focus on his eponymous label. Wang joined Balenciaga in December 2012, replacing Nicolas Ghesquiere who left to work at Louis Vuitton.
UPDATE: WWD confirms that Alexander Wang will indeed be leaving Balenciaga. The spring 2016 Paris Fashion Week show on October 2 will be his last, with a new creative director set to be announced “in due course.”
18 Fall Wardrobe Essentials to Buy Now
Swing and miss of the Big Sean x adidas Pro Model back in 2013? Well, there’s still hope. adidas just released a dead ringer. Though without the “Detroit Player” moniker and gold plating noted in the aforementioned collaborative release, this all-red adidas Pro Model measures up all the same. Dressed in luxe red python on the lateral siding while the medial region bears bold suede, a tonal shell toe and corresponding midsole finish the look of this redemptive Pro Model that can be purchased now at Oneness.
adidas Pro Model
Price: $ 100
Apparently, the Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series is something of an icon in Australia. It represents a certain toughness and ruggedness found in the outback – and, of particular note, is one of the safest vehicles around – making the perfect starter car for one Matthew Inman. Some years after his first car came and went, Inman has immortalized the model in an excruciatingly detailed iteration for LEGO Ideas. Because of its enormous sentimental value to Inman, the build is extremely detailed and features representation of everything from the diesel engine to the model’s interior. Check out a shot of the build above and head here to support Inman’s dream becoming a reality.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Tracing the Mysterious Path to Disappearance
More than a year later, disturbing truths are emerging about Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Sean Flynn digs into the theories, the science, the conspiracies, and the cover-up. Read the full story here.
Summer restock anyone? If your wallet isn’t already depleted from the gems released over the past few weeks, Finishline just uploaded a massive Air Jordan restock.
With options including the Air Jordan 4 and Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue,” Air Jordan 13 Black/Red, Air Jordan 11Lab4 black and red releases and more, head over to Finishline now where (some) sizes are still available.
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While there are dunk contests and scoring awards that many players in the league vie for, some of the richest moments in the NBA come from the assists. About halfway through the summer break, here the NBA recaps some of the best collaborative moments in the 2014-2015 season. Marquee players such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry and John Wall account for a large majority of the amazingly sneaky maneuvers, but also Lance Stephenson, Russell Westbrook and Marc Gasol surprise the audience with some defense-defying connections. Who had your favorite? Peep the highlight reel above and be sure to leave comments on any that were missed below.
You May Know Me from Such Roles as Terrorist #4
You’ve heard of actors getting typecast. But there is no group more slighted, more narrowly cast, than the Muslim-American actors who earn virtually their entire livings pretending to hijack planes and slaughter infidels. Jon Ronson embarks on a soul-searching odyssey with the bad guys of Homeland, American Sniper, and 24.
Photo by Peter Yang.