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By no small margin, the adidas YZY NSLTD Boot is the brand’s most divisive silhouette. And while some would rather it destroyed, others — such as notable figures like Kerwin Frost, Justin Bieber, and the like — are excited to see what other colorways Ye has in store. One such upcomer is a simple black pair, which has just appeared in the snow courtesy of fashion enthusiast Offset.
A field test of sorts, the artist has taken the NSLTD Boot seemingly deep into the woods. Compared to its last appearance on the court, the shoe is much easier to see thanks to the available flash. The upper, much like a puffer jacket, shines thanks in part to its synthetic material, which also helps prevent the snow from permeating any deeper than the surface. Below, the sole appears far darker, with lighters hits along the three circular windows.
Enjoy a look at the colorway yourself below. It’s likely we’ll hear official word on the release date very soon.
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You May Make a Mint Off Prada & adidas’ NFT
Digital artist Zach Liberman, who specializes in geometric mosiac pieces, has been tapped to create an exclusive filter for hush-hush “re-source” project, which invites anyone with a digital wallet of their own to “mint a pseudonymous NFT” by submitting photographs of their own on January 24.
Then, 3,000 contributors will be invited to participate in the drop — don’t think you’ll be left behind if you purchased adidas’ initial NFT drop, though, ‘cuz you’ll be able to claim one of the 1,000 spots reserved for “Into the Metaverse” holders.
An additional 500 spots are being held for folks who tried to join the “Into the Metaverse” minting but failed. How considerate!
Lieberman will then use these 3,000 contributions as individual tiles in a single digital artwork, and that mosiac will be minted as the summation of the adidas for Prada re-source effort.
Only one will be sold on SuperRare from January 28-31, with all 3,000 contributors retaining the rights to their individual contributions, meaning that they can sell off their single tile if they choose.
Thanks to the connectivity of Web3, they’ll also receive a cut of the profits from each sale of Liberman’s finished adidas for Prada re-source NFT, meaning that these companies are giving users two chances to strike it rich from the initiative.
And could indeed be money to be made: adidas’ initial NFT drop is slowly increasing in value so anyone who gets their hands on a co-branded creation may reap similar rewards.
Anyways, plenty of jargon there but you get the gist: Prada and adidas are bringing in fans to help create and (potentially) profit off a communal NFT project. Meet the new drops, not the same as the old drops.
All part of adidas’ growing metaverse strategy: he Herzogenaurach-based company is taking to Web3 initiatives quicker and more loudly than its competitors, though Nike is quietly making moves with its RTFKT acquisition, Sandbox stake, and Roblox project.
Here’s How You Can Get Your Hands on a Moon Boot x Highsnobiety NFT
Highsnobiety has re-entered the NFT game. After reporting on the rise of the NFT in the fashion space ( we’re looking at you Havaianas, ASICS, Gucci, Givenchy, and Glenn Martens — the list goes on) and predicting what’s next for the medium, it only felt fitting that we made our own.
We teamed up with digital artist Geoffrey Lillemon — who’s twenty-year career in the industry has seen him work with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Gucci among others — as well as SuperRare Labs, a pioneering marketplace for curated NFT artworks, and our favorite throwback brand, Moonboots, to create a set of three NFTs based around an original character; The Space Cowboy.
“Moonboots, of course, are connected to the cosmos,” Lillemon says when asked about the concept behind the work. “But I wanted to refresh the idea of outerspace, using a white background instead of dark black.” Lillemon has a
Like his other pieces, these NFTs are rooted in absurdity. “The work focuses on a cowboy who’s struggling to keep his off-the-beaten path lifestyle under control, because he’s dealing with the lack of gravity on the moon,” Lillemon explains.
Of course, every cowboy needs a pair of (fancy) boots and our Space Cowboy and his horses are decked out in our exclusive collaborative Moonboots. What’s more, each NFT comes with a physical pack of the Highsnobiety x Moonboots collection that includes one pair of Moonboots and one Alpaca sweater.
Each one-of-one NFT will be auctioned for a starting price of .025 ETH and for 24 hours only. Check out images of the NFT above and head to SuperRare for full details around the release, dropping this Friday.
‘Dior by John Galliano’ Revisits His Oeuvre, Minus the Complicated Legacy
A new coffee table book immortalizing John Galliano‘s tenure as creative director of Dior is an expansive, visually gorgeous look at the British couturier’s body of work — but you won’t find any mention of the controversy inextricable from his legacy.
Dior by John Galliano, published by Assouline, begins by contextualizing the designer’s appointment at the maison — a move that caused uproar among purists, who were enraged that a Brit would helm a French house — via an expertly written introduction by Andrew Bolton, head curator at The Met Museum’s Costume Institute.
Illustrated by stark photographs by Laziz Hamani and editorials excavated from the archives of major fashion magazines, Bolton gets into the nitty-gritty of each and every Galliano-designed Dior haute couture collection, an oeuvre that spans from 1997 to 2011.
Fans of Galliano will recognize looks from some of his most history-making shows: there’s the fetishistic horse-inspired ensemble, complete with a tail, from his Fall/Winter 2000 collection; the iconic newsprint pieces from Spring/Summer 2000; his wonderfully romantic Spring/Summer 2006 outing, inspired by the French Revolution and the insouciant, post-revolutionary subculture known as “Les Incroyables.”
As stunning as the book is, its omission of Galliano’s unceremonious exit from Dior is glaring (a visual presenting the timeline of his career simply ends with, “John Galliano resigns from his post as artistic director at Christian Dior.”).
Yes, the book is clearly a fond homage to the designer’s unparalleled work, and yes, over a decade has passed Galliano was dismissed from Dior for going on an anti-Semitic tirade while drunk at a Parisian bar.
Many argue that the designer has paid his dues, going into recovery for addiction and meeting with Jewish leaders to make amends. (It’s worth noting that Galliano has not re-entered the spotlight for making derogatory remarks since then.)
Still, the circumstances surrounding Galliano’s exit from Dior have made an indelible mark on the history of the house, as well as on Galliano’s own legacy. To pretend none of it happened does a disservice to all parties involved.
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