THE 90th ACADEMY AWARDS RED CARPET
It was nice to see a mix of established and new faces on the Oscars red carpet, although the event logo read “90scars.” It was something quite relatable, actually, because there were a couple of red carpet looks that left us feeling wounded in the eyes. Still, more men stepped it up with fashion, and we saw style icons-in-the-making already setting the tone of what proper red carpet dressing for men should be. Read up on our first ever red carpet style roundup here, and let’s agree or disagree afterwards on who failed and who triumphed, style-wise, on Oscar night.
HARRY STYLE REVEALED TO BE THE NEW FACE FOR GUCCI’S LATEST CAMPAIGN
While everybody was tuned into the Oscars, Gucci confirmed via social media that Harry Styles will be the new face (and hands and body) for their upcoming Gucci Tailoring campaign. Does this explain why Harry has been killing the red carpet lately with the Gucci suits? To be fair, even before One Direction took a permanent hiatus after their most popular member left in 2015, Styles’s, er, style had already caught the attention of fashion insiders; in 2013, he received the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards.
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST X BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB CAPSULE COLLECTION ANNOUNCED
It may have been slept on by the Grammys, but seminal hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest’s last album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service continues to keep giving. Last Wednesday, ATCQ, The Thread Shop, and Pharrell William’s streetwear retail brand Billionaire Boys Club announced the March 13 release of a capsule collection that will include hoodies, t-shirts, and other surprise merchandise.
In an interview with Complex, ATCQ member Consequence, seen in the above Instagram post wearing a leather varsity jacket from the collection, revealed that the collaboration happened soon after the Grammy 2018 nominees were announced and We Got It From Here… was paid dust by the award-giving body. “This collab happened really fast. It literally happened right after the Grammy nominations were announced and [Pharrell] made that statement. He and I had been talking about other things. When we saw what happened with the Grammys, we were like, ‘Let’s turn this into a lemonade stand instead of worrying about the lemons.’” Another ATCQ member, Q-Tip, also went off on the Grammys in a series of Instagram videos after learning that their last album got zero recognition.
A featured design in the collection is the combination of the BBC logo and the iconic stick-figure symbols from the cover of ATCQ’s second album, the hip-hop culture landmark Low End Theory. T-shirts will also feature a spaceship graphic with the words “Let’s Make Something Happen,” from a line in “The Space Program” off of the album We Got It From Here…
Aside from the capsule collection, the trailer for a short film for “The Space Program” will be dropped on the same day, March 13, exclusively on Apple Music. Directed by Warren Fu, it will be the last video to be released from ATCQ’s last album.