A brand rooted across nations, from its three founding friends African roots in Morocco, Ghana, and Somalia, to their Amsterdam home and beyond, Daily Paper is a living example of multiculturalism in fashion.
Celebrating these roots, and giving back to the continent that birthed them, has been a fundamental part of the brand’s strategy, particularly over the past five years.
This commitment, in the words of DP co-founder, Jefferson Osei: “is to showcase the world the beauty that Africa has to offer in all different creative disciplines and niches. From all the different cultures the music, art, fashion, and sports. All this contributes to a positive global perception of the continent. This is a very important pillar in Daily Paper’s ethos.”
In 2021, Daily Paper connected with the skate collective Surf Ghana and Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White™ to deliver a collaborative apparel collection. The release coincided with the unveiling of the trio’s joint mission to build Ghana’s first skatepark.
To celebrate the opening of the skatepark, four years in the making, DP put together its third and final pop-up store and event series in Ghana.
Freedom Skatepark’s grand opening served as a multifaceted celebration, paying homage to the late Virgil Abloh – his contributions to the culture, shifting the needle for black creators, and his support in the project.
Built to last as more than just a skatepark, Freedom Skatepark was conceived to host art and sporting events, including mentoring programs, art exhibitions, and skate competitions for local youth.
The site’s grand opening embodied the spirit of community, culture, and opportunity whole-heartedly, showcasing exclusive collaborations with Free The Youth, Small God, and local street artist Daniel Jasper. Further events included a series of panel talks, as well as the brand’s annual football tournament at the Accra Senior Girls School.
Free the Youth commented on their collaboration, which is soon due for a global release, saying: “This collaboration with the Daily Paper family was a special one. It reminded us all of when we were young in the hood, where we grew up.
It all started from an idea, and through creativity, youth, and joy, we’re able to make something out of it. And this is what this signifies for us. This creativity, this hope – this is what we are bringing to the people through this collection.”
For more on Daily Paper, make sure you check out its Spring/Summer 2022 collection, which drops online this week.
For FW22, Kim Jones Made Dior’s “New Look” New Again
Free of the bells and whistles that have tended to clutter Jones’s past work for Dior, his new range was a straightforward reinterpretation of house codes including the bar jacket and “cannage” quilting.
The former, a Dior signature tailored to accentuate the waist and hips, was fitted to create the illusion of an hourglass figure on the rather straight, curve-less silhouette of the male body.
Skimming the waist and flaring out at the hips, Jones’s take on the bar jacket smacked as a contemporary reinterpretation of Dior’s cinched New Look.
Offsetting the body-conscious fit of Jones’s outwear, relaxed sweats and slouchy, ultra-luxe takes on the carpenter pant offered more casual options.
As for Dior’s cannage, a quilting technique applied to the Lady bag and other popular accessories, Jones whipped up patent leather jackets and coats topstitched with the criss-cross pattern.
There were other plenty of other references to Monsieur Dior’s influence — a nod to the founder’s love of gardening, button-downs were worn under sheer sheaths delicately embroidered with bloom-shaped sequins and beads. There was also Jones’s much-buzzed-about Birkenstock collaboration, which included a flower-embroidered take on the footwear giant’s Tokio clog.
Another green-thumbed touch, one model clutched a leather bag molded to perfectly fit a bouquet of roses.
Bolstering Jones’s back-to-basics approach to references this season, he enlisted Stephen Jones — milliner to Dior since 1996 — to craft sleek, pincushion-like berets.
adidas & Pharrell’s Premium Basics Are Winter Essentials
Pharrell is one of those people that can just do it all. From music to skincare, there’s nothing with the Pharrell name on it that doesn’t hit the spot. That goes for the artist’s adidas range, too. Pharrell has been working closely with the Three Stripes for several years now, covering all sides of the sportswear equation but moving past the mountains of grail-status shoes, his latest work with the brand forgoes hype for complete simplicity.
adidas x Pharrell Premium Basics show that sometimes details are overrated. Looking to his signature bold, primary color palette, Pharrell’s Premium Basics strip things back to the essentials. The gender-neutral collection puts high-quality jersey builds on a pedestal with its lack of complication.
Better yet, the whole collection is constructed from cotton overseen by the Better Cotton Initiative — a non-profit that promotes a more sustainable and ethical approach to cotton farming. It comes as part of adidas’ 2022 goal of becoming more sustainable, a move embodied in the introduction of the Choose to Give Back program. As part of Give Back, adidas customers can send used product from any brand back to us via the adidas Creator’s Club app to be reused or resold in return for 200 Creators Club points and up to $40 of adidas vouchers.
Shop our top adidas x Pharrell Premium Basics below.
In any basics range, we head straight for the crewnecks and hoodies. Simply put, the modern wardrobe can never have too many. Thanks to the color palette of adidas x Pharrell Premium Basics range, these sweats become central players in your layered outfits, anchoring them with a bold color. And when summer rolls around, they become the star of the show all alone.
Much like sweats, high-quality T-shirts are always in demand. These pure cotton pieces are cut from BCI-certified cotton which is part of adidas’ 2022 move towards a more sustainable collection. We’re particularly loving the bold orange and dusty purple hues.
Whether you’re a shorts or pants person, adidas x Pharrell Premium Basics has you covered. Pure cotton French terry forms the classic foundation for the block-color pieces. While the jersey shorts may be reserved for at-home use for now, they will really come into their own during spring and summer.
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Givenchy Heir Drops $14.5 Million on Fashionable Malibu Beach House
Olivier & Zoë de Givenchy
Point Dume, Malibu, Calif.
6,353 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
West Coast-based financier Olivier de Givenchy already owns a stylish Hal Levitt-designed mansion in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, where the heir to the Givenchy fashion empire and his wife Zoë regularly entertain high-profile guests, such as Greece’s Princess Marie-Chantal and English singer Robbie Williams. Records reveal the power couple have plumped up their Los Angeles real estate portfolio with a seaside vacation getaway, picking up a Hamptons-style spread in Malibu’s exclusive Point Dume enclave.
Records show the Givenchys doled out nearly $14.5 million for their new Malibu digs, which were custom-built in 2001. That’s a slight discount off the original $15.5 million ask, but it’s still well over the $11 million tech entrepreneur and investor Asher Delug paid for the property back in 2016.
Nestled amid a gated 1.4-acre parcel — on one of the area’s most sought-after streets — the deed to the two-story house comes with card-coded Riviera 1 access to an exclusive beach. The cedar-shingled and white-trimmed structure features a columned portico entry, which opens to seven bedrooms and six baths spread across more than 6,300 square feet of most white living space. There are antique walnut floors, wood-plank walls and clerestory windows throughout, plus endless walls of glass that provide seamless indoor-outdoor environs while bathing the home in natural light.
Main-level highlights include a formal living room resting beneath a majestic coffered ceiling, and displaying a fireplace flanked by built-in display cases and French doors that spill out to a patio. A fireside dining room has a duo of built-in china cabinets, while the gourmet kitchen is outfitted with high-end stainless appliances, stone countertops and a spacious eat-in island. An adjacent prep area connects to a breakfast nook, and elsewhere in the house are a cozy den, workout room and an office.
Upstairs, a luxe master retreat boasts a soaring vaulted ceiling, sitting area and walk-in closet, plus a sky-lit bath equipped with an oversized soaking tub. Outdoors, the picturesque resort-like grounds hold a covered al fresco dining and lounging patio sporting a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and a pool and spa surrounded by a grassy lawn and pool house. Hemming it all up: a full-size tennis/basketball court and three-car garage topped by a guesthouse.
Olivier de Givenchy is a nephew of iconic French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, who founded House of Givenchy in 1952 and reportedly sported a $200 million net worth upon his 2018 death. Today, Olivier serves as head of the U.S. West Region for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, overseeing offices in California, Washington, Arizona and Colorado; wife Zoë produces a collection of linens, flatware and dinnerware.
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