“This acquisition is another step that accelerates Nike’s digital transformation and allows us to serve athletes and creators at the intersection of sport, creativity, gaming and culture,” Nike President John Donahoe wrote in a blog post. “We’re acquiring a very talented team of creators with an authentic and connected brand. Our plan is to invest in the RTFKT brand, serve and grow their innovative and creative community and extend Nike’s digital footprint and capabilities.”
Nike has acquired RTFKT, a nonfungible token (NFT) collectible and fashion startup, according to a press release, which could represent a larger expansion of the footwear company into the metaverse.
RTFKT boasts among its products a hybrid NFT and physical shoe collectible, which was inspired by the CryptoPunks NFT collection, CoinDesk reported. That product saw some headlines in March when a digital footwear collaboration with FEWOCiOUS, an NFT artist, sold $3.1 million in metaverse shoes.
“This acquisition is another step that accelerates Nike’s digital transformation and allows us to serve athletes and creators at the intersection of sport, creativity, gaming and culture,” Nike President John Donahoe said in the release. “We’re acquiring a very talented team of creators with an authentic and connected brand. Our plan is to invest in the RTFKT brand, serve and grow their innovative and creative community and extend Nike’s digital footprint and capabilities.”
Jesse Alvarado doesn’t fish or hunt, and he wouldn’t describe himself as an outdoorsy person. But on many mornings, Mr. Alvarado, 25, a restaurant worker in Los Angeles, plops a Bass Pro Shops trucker hat on his head.
The mesh-backed cap flashes the name and open-mouthed fish logo of the 49-year-old outdoor retailer, which is best known for selling reels and duck decoys. To Mr. Alvarado, it’s just a good looking hat. “It’s a simple design, like, you can throw it on with anything,” he said.
For a variety of reasons, some involving actual fishing, the hats are in demand.
“We’ve had a kind of a run on our trucker Bass Pro caps,” said
John Paul Morris,
the chief customer officer of the Springfield, Mo., based company, and the son of its founder, Johnny Morris.
The younger Mr. Morris wouldn’t specify sales figures but said the company had noticed “a
Miley Cyrus is a fashion chameleon. She rocked grungy, rock and roll attire for an MTV performance, including a zebra-print dress, and leaned into sporty style for the Super Bowl–Gucci football jersey and all. The star has an innate skill for pulling off all sorts of styles and, somehow, always makes it feel put-together. This season, however, Cyrus has moved onto a new look—and it’s all about two-tone suiting (she even has a new Cruella-inspired hairstyle to match!).
For an appearance on Jimmy Fallon this past weekend, Cyrus brought along two color-blocked looks with her. First, she wore a sleek, black and white suit from Ashlyn’s spring 2022 collection. She accessorized it with a black tank and bag by Chanel, Simon Miller boots, and a fuzzy hat from Emma Brewin (Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid are
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
Costume designer Janty Yates had been waiting years to outfit a movie about the Gucci family, with director Ridley Scott and his wife and producing partner Giannina Scott first acquiring the rights to Sara Gay Forden‘s book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed in the early 2000s.
“I would always stick my hand in and say, ‘Don’t forget me, don’t forget me,'” Yates told E! News in a recent phone interview. “And [Giannina] would go, ‘I won’t darling.'”
And the producer kept true to her word, with Yates being brought on to handle House of Gucci’s extensive wardrobe after the project was officially given the go-ahead in 2019 after it languished for years.
“I was in Rome on holiday and I basically received the script, read it voraciously, crewed up my Italian second family who I
With the dreariness of winter approaching, I’m craving outfits of a single, bright head-to-toe color. I’m thinking fuchsia, turquoise and orange, or my favorite: chartreuse. But how do I do it so I don’t look like a crayon or a traffic cone — and on a budget? — Jessica, South Orange, N.J.
Monochrome dressing is the official name for what you are talking about. People often people associate the word with black/white/gray, but it simply means dressing in a single color. Ever since Michelle Obama modeled its effectiveness at the inauguration in neck-to-toe burgundy Sergio Hudson, it has been one of the bigger trends of the year. (See also Jake Gyllenhaal at the Tonys in a pink Prada suit with a pink shirt.)
As to why, well, Goop called monochrome “universally flattering,” as it creates a single, unbroken line that both elongates and polishes, furthering an illusion of height for
He might not be a household name, but you’ll certainly be familiar with the hairstyles he’s created over the decades for the catwalk, magazine covers and ad campaigns. Guido Palau, the man behind some of the most influential hair in fashion, was showing off his form again in London last week – on the front of British Vogue, with the unconventional 54-year-old supermodel Kristen McMenamy, and at a Jack Kerouac-inspired Dior men’s show.
The 59-year-old Dorset-born, Anglo-Iberian Palau also published #Hairtests, a spiral-bound book that captures the presentation of hair, or relative relaxation of it, over the course of the pandemic amid broad re-negotiations around gender and diversity.
“We all manage to curate something we’re interested in, flowers or animals or whatever, on Instagram,” Palau – known in the fashion world simply as “Guido” – told the Observer on his way to a test for the show
- Dua Lipa, 26, and Madonna, 63, just teamed up to flaunt their ultra-toned legs on Instagram.
- Dua looked super strong in a black dress, while Madonna rocked a pair of fishnet tights.
- Dua and Madonna both swear by interval training to help them stay in such great shape.
Dua Lipa and Madonna are pretty huge stars on their own—but put them together, and they might just break the Internet. The “Don’t Start Now” singer, 26, and the Madame X artist, 63, just flashed their super sculpted legs on Instagram, and it’s a major moment.
“Martini’s on deckkkkkk,” Dua captioned the snaps. Naturally, fans were beside themselves in the comments. “LEGENDS ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥,” one user wrote, while someone else added, “two pop icons 😻😻😻.”
The pair were hanging out together at The Fashion Awards in London, England, and obviously had some time to kill. The result? This iconic pic:
All the cool girls are wearing purple. Just ask Sandra Bullock, Lady Gaga, or Cardi B. A deep, rich purple has emerged over the past few weeks as the color of the season and now, budding style icon, Anitta, has joined the list of names to cosign the hue.
On Thursday night, the Brazilian singer attended an event in Miami, thrown by Sean Penn, benefitting CORE’s Crisis Response Programs in Latin America, Haiti, and Brazil. For the occasion, Anitta opted to wear a Mugler a deep purple, velvet mini dress from the autumn/winter 1998 collection with a structured sweetheart neckline. Anitta played up the old-Hollywood look of the dress with finger waved hair, sheer black gloves, and a dark, sultry red lip.
Anitta wasn’t done with just one look, though. Later in the evening she sang for the assembled guests. For the performance, Anitta changed into for a very different