New Music: Your Old Droog “Tell Your Friends (Freestyle)”


Your Old Droog took The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” beat hostage for some honest rhymes of his own. Ladies, Brooklyn kid is quick to tell you himself that he’ll spend that Red Lobster money on you for dinner. However, as he ever so swiftly says so over the Kanye West produced beat — he might take it back from your purse in the morning. Ha!

Listen below…

Album Stream: Your Old Droog ‘The Nicest’ EP

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JOYRICH 2015 Fall/Winter "YOUTHQUAKE" Collection

Bright colors and bold patterns are prevalent throughout JOYRICH‘s new collection for the upcoming fall/winter season, which continues to draw influences from street youth, art, and music. Titled “YOUTHQUAKE,” the season’s offerings take direct inspiration from the Youthquake subculture of the ’60s that triggered British mod fashion, and bordered the Pop Art and Art Deco movements. Bomber jackets, knit sweaters and sportswear silhouettes are bedecked with graphic prints, tartan checks and leopard print patterns whose designs embrace the revolutionary movement yet appeal to contemporary fashion. You can now shop the JOYRICH “YOUTHQUAKE” collection online.

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Nike "Tech Pack Base" Powered by size?

UK’s size? has teamed up with Nike to present its Tech Pack Base collection. Engineered to the specifications of champion athletes, tech fleece is designed to be warm and technical, for the best performance despite inclement weather. Available in a range of camouflage colorways and cuts, the collection is available next door to size?’s Carnaby Street location and open for a week only. Additionally, customers have the option to create customized dog tags while they browse the range. Check out the pop-up in the images above.

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Take a Look Inside Phillip Lim's New York City Loft

Phillip Lim is celebrating his label’s tenth anniversary this year, and coincidentally, his loft has finally completed renovations. He originally moved into the loft seven years ago, situated in a century old building, where he also bought out the neighboring space to create a two bedroom apartment. But this undertaking proved to be more troublesome than it sounds since the designer wanted to create a home fitting this own style. While many may find that this extensive task is a lot to pile on top of an already hectic schedule — where Lim designs four women’s and two men’s collections a year (among more), Lim considered this easy. “As a designer, I’m trained to produce every 45 days, so this was easy and fun,” he says. “With Joe, I was like, ‘Can you speed it up? Because I can make the decision fast—you’re holding me up trying to draw a line.’ Poor guy.”

The Wall Street Journal takes us into Lim’s home base, and talks to him about his art collection, why the renovations took so long and his history as a designer. Read the entire article here.

Lim values efficiency and practicality in his own work as well. “I don’t like aesthetics alone,” he says. “When a beautiful person doesn’t have a purpose, I don’t know what to say. When something is useful, it actually becomes more beautiful.” Winner of the 2013 CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year Award and the CFDA Swarovski awards for menswear (2012) and womenswear (2007), Lim exhibits a masterful ability to blend cool swagger with an athletic pragmatism. His women’s designs for this fall include deconstructed baseball jackets, asymmetrical skirts and an elevated paratrooper pant. He also insists on value; he once made a windbreaker that converted into its own traveling tote. “If something costs $600, I’ll ask my team, ‘How long do you think it takes for the average person to make $600? You better make it worth it for them,’” Lim says. “ ‘You make that stitch vibrate.’ ”

The brand launched in 2005—Lim was 31, hence 3.1—and a decade later there still isn’t a formalized business strategy. (They also have yet to accept outside investment, a luxuriously stable position for an independent fashion company.) Lim doesn’t believe in growth for the sake of growth. As he sees it, “If we plan for seven stores and four of them are bad locations, we can’t just keep going. You have to open your eyes.”

Similarly, status doesn’t hold much sway with Lim. He’s more into experience. Which is part of the reason that unlike some of his peers, he’s not aching to expand into categories beyond fashion, like homewares, or gunning to head up any brand other than his own. He also understands that at a certain level the top job becomes more about management. “To me, it’s not about the title. It’s about what you do, the discipline. I think about other friends and colleagues, and if you want [to be the] revered, untouchable, ‘I am the creative director of this house,’ go for it,” he says. “But I don’t have that vision.”

What Lim does have is a mindfulness that allows him to embody and appreciate the present—a rare thing in fashion’s current churn-and-burn climate. “If this is all stripped away,” he says, “I could still make clothes.”

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The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop @ Tate Modern

The world of art history at times revolves solely around the art movements of the West, at the cost of denying the incredible diversity of international art. This is true with Pop Art, which almost exclusively focuses on the works of Western artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton and the like. A new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern seeks to change this perception when it opens on September 17, which casts its view at the way in which artists outside of the West took the loud and colorful Pop Art style and filtered it through the cultural lenses of their own respective societies. Tied to the protest movements, anti-capitalist and anti-colonial sentiments of the ’60s and ’70s, the attention-grabbing style of the featured artists were used in an international political language of subversion that rings as true today as it did four decades ago. Find more details on the exhibition here, and be sure to check it out between September 17 and January 24.

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