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We’re head over high-top with this season’s 9 best sneaker collaborations

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Thanks to the likes of Phoebe Philo, Isabel Marant and of course, Yeezy, sneakers have been on a fashion upswing for the past few years. No longer just functional, they’ve risen to the top of the heap with the stylish equivalent of bells and whistles: heels, studs, snakeskin and more. Fashion’s sneaker foray has also brought forth some seriously genius high-low collaborations, including Maison Martin Margiela x Converse, Riccardo Tisci x Nike and most recently Versace for Superga. And with the athletic trend showing little signs of backing down, it’s no wonder designers are kicking up their sneaker game for yet another season.

Here, we’ve rounded up 8 amazing sneaker collaborations that have us head over high-tops.
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Finally! The first photos of Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy wedding dress

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Kardashian West Wedding Photos

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After a weekend (and a day) without any clear photos of Kim Kardashian‘s wedding dress, they’re finally here, watermarked and all. E! Online has released three photos of Saturday’s nuptials, complete with front, side and bootie views. The first photo depicts Kardashian and BB Kanye West drunk in love after saying “I do” at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. A side view of the Givenchy Couture dress reveals delicate lace detail, a mega train and a larger than life wall of flowers, reportedly dreamed up by Yeezus himself. The second, features Mr. and Mrs. West walking back down the aisle, with cameos from North West, Bruce and Kris Jenner in the background. It’s in this photo that you can really see the dress in all its hide-and-show glory, with a covered up lace yoke, scalloped floor length skirt and skin-baring midriff. Click through for more details, including a detail on Kim’s train from her final fitting with Riccardo Tisci.
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The 5 best Instagrams of #Kimye’s wedding weekend

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Photography via RiccardoTisci17/Instagram

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If you, like me, spent the weekend soaking up the sun while glued to your phone in anticipation of #KimyeWedding details, you are not alone. You are also not creepy, but hey, maybe you are. In the span of three days, I followed every Kardashian offspring, learned that Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing has found a new bestie in Kardasian makeup artist Joyce Bonelli and most importantly, that all photos of the actual wedding are sure to be locked up in a future issue of People Magazine. Frustration, thy name is single paparazzi shot, fractured hashtags and Jay-Z/Beyoncé no-show.
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Is this an Insta wedding hint? Kim Kardashian wears Balmain to her Paris bachelorette party

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Kim Kardashian Paris Bachelorette

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If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians on Instagram accounts, you would know that Kim Kardashian’s bachelorette party took place last night in Paris. Joined by besties and family members in dark party attire, Kimmy stuck to the pre-nuptial trend and stood out (per usual) wearing white. While mortals like us would simply opt for little white dress, leave it to the bride-to-be to show up in a form-fitting and super embellished Balmain mini dress. According to Hollywood Life, the mini cost $20,000, but hey—the Fall 2012 collection’s gotta be on sale by now, right?

However, the real million-dollar question has still yet been answered. With the wedding taking place tomorrow, no one still has any idea what her dress looks like and who’s it by (honestly, there’s just as much secrecy as Kate Middleton’s royal wedding!). But if we were to bet our money on it, Kimmy and soon-to-be hubby Kanye West have been making multiple trips to Paris in the past few months meeting up with designers like Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, we can safely assume her wedding dress be by one of them, right? Probably. There is no doubt that the power duo has super close connections with Tisci, but seeing that Kardashian has been spotted shopping in multiple Balmain dresses and has donned two gorgeous Lanvin pieces on the infamous Vogue cover and at the Met Gala, only time will tell. For all we know, she might even step out in three wedding dresses! With only less than 24 hours till the wedding, there is no doubt all eyes will be on #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.


Reel Artists Film Festival brings artist Kehinde Wiley and his soaring collaboration with Givenchy to Toronto

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Kehinde Wiley at work

Kehinde Wiley at work. Photography by Jessica Chermayeff

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Did you know that Toronto is home to the world’s only art on film festival? Or that it is in its 11th year? Probably not. For the past few years, the Reel Artists Film Festival has blown us away with its A-list roster of films, talent and frankly, how underrated it is. This year, RAFF upped the ante yet again by premiering An Economy of Grace, a film about artist Kehinde Wiley and his unique brand of hood-meets-highbrow in pieces that portray African Americans in heroic poses.

At Wednesday night’s opening, the who’s who of Toronto’s art scene fêted the film, hobnobbing with the artist and taking in an onstage Q&A with him and Zoomer editor-in-chief Suzanne Boyd, which focused on the sociological impact his pieces have on his subjects as well as his work with Givenchy.

An Economy of Grace follows Wiley as he creates his first women-only painting series, casting them on the street in Harlem, dressing them in couture gowns and transforming them into large-scale re-imaginations of classic works of art. It also documents the artist’s collaboration with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, who created the dresses exclusively for the paintings. “When I thought about the absolute favourite of favourites or what stood for the best of haute couture, it was Givenchy,” said Wiley of the partnership. As current fashion plays so comfortably in the arena of high low, Wiley’s work touches on how once impossible that kind of combination would have been. In the days of great master portraiture (Wiley’s work often draws directly from Titian, Ingres, John Singer Sargent and Napoleon painter Jacques Louis David), subjects would have been those with money, wealth and social stature. They certainly would never have been of colour, something Wiley’s work flips on its head.

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FASHION Magazine Winter 2014 Cover: Courtney Love

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Fashion Magazine Winter 2014 Courtney Love

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRIS NICHOLLS AND STYLED BY ZEINA ESMAIL, COURTNEY LOVE WEARS A DRESS, $3,500, BY GUCCI AT HOLT RENFREW AND EARRINGS, $1,200, FROM CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE COLLECTION. HAIR BY DOMINGO QUINTERO FOR JED ROOT/SERGE NORMANT PRODUCTS. MAKEUP BY LISA AHARON FOR JED ROOT/CHANEL BEAUTÉ. FASHION ASSISTANT, ELIZA GROSSMAN.

Scheduling a photo shoot around Courtney Love’s schedule is no easy feat. The music and fashion icon was in the thick of writing her upcoming autobiography, recording her next album and sketching a spring collection for her clothing line, Never The Bride, when FASHION asked her to pose for the Winter 2014 issue. Love’s flurry of activity is all part of an ongoing comeback plan—one that is clearly winning over a number of fashion houses who have named her a major inspiration.

After wrapping up her cover shoot at Canoe Studios, FASHION’s features editor Elio Iannacci was invited to Love’s home in the New York’s West village to talk about her 30-year-plus career and her next batch of projects. Chatting in front of the same fireplace Hedi Slimane photographed Love in front of for Saint Laurent’s current ad campaign, the pair were surrounded by neat piles of books ranging from classic literature, philosophy and chick lit—titles including The Devil Wears Prada and Valley of The Dolls. Here is a sneak peek of our cover story, which hits newsstands nationwide on November 11, 2013.
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Boobies in Paris! Kim Kardashian plays hide and seek with the assets at Paris Fashion Week

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Kim Kardashian Paris Fashion Week

Left: Photography by Marc Piasecki/WireImage. Right:Photography by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images

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Kim Kardashian must think it serendipitous that the oversized outerwear trend hit just after she’d given birth to her daughter North West. Like the high fashion version of chopping your hair into a mommy bob, big ole coats are like the ultimate “getting back into the groove” essential. Coincidentally, they’re also pretty chic right now. Kardashian wore the same Max Mara camel coat 3 times over the past couple of days as she hit Paris Fashion Week with Kanye West (he wasn’t wearing leather jogging pants, but hey, this is France). Kardashian styled the coat over leggings while shopping on Avenue Montaigne, then again over a simple beige minidress, then earlier today as she returned back home to Los Angeles overtop jeans and moccasins. Versatility comes first, even if you’re a Kardashian?
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Marina Abramović: The high priestess of performance art talks Givenchy, opera and her upcoming Luminato showcase

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Marina Abramovic

Photography courtesy of Luminato

Few can claim to embody the term “masterclass” the way Marina Abramović can. The Serbian-born, New York-based performance artist has consistently risked her physical and mental health in order to examine the concept of human limitation. In 1974, for a piece called Rhythm 5, Abramović set fire to a large petroleum-soaked pentacle and lay expressionless in the centre of the star as the flames went up (she fainted from a lack of oxygen). Other extreme works—some of which are covered in 2012’s acclaimed documentary on her life, Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present—had Abramović dripping candle wax on her bare skin, masturbating in public, cleaning human skulls and offering her naked body to strangers, who were encouraged to dress and undress her. One of her most time-consuming pieces—a 1988 performance titled The Lovers—had Abramović walk the east side of the Great Wall of China alone. The trip, which measured more than 2,000 kilometres, was planned alongside a parallel expedition taken by her lover and partner, Ulay, who trekked up the wall’s west side so the two could meet in the middle. When the pair reunited—three months after their respective journeys began—Abramović chose the moment to tell him she was putting an end to their professional and personal relationship.
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