No one pokes the bear quite like Balenciaga among all the high fashion brands in the land. From selling ridiculously expensive coffee cups to “destroyed” sneakers for thousands of dollars, controversy and the Spanish brand seem to go hand in hand. Their latest fashion scandal has caused a massive uproar on Twitter and Instagram following the release of a luxury accessory modeled after literal garbage bags. The controversy has left many wondering if everyday items like literal trash bags can be couture-ified, or is it simply all for the publicity?

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Most people would agree that it’s not a grand idea to get into business with your family, let alone a sibling. But that isn’t the case for twin brothers Warner and Waverly Watkins, who co-created Brownstone, a men’s streetwear brand. Initially, the pair launched the brand to see how they could come together creatively. And over time, they have built a unique collection of elevated streetwear essentials backed by mainstream stockists and beloved by celebrities like Daniel Kaluuya, Lebron James, Vince Staples, and Lil Durk

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Next-level singer and saxophonist, Masego, exists somewhere between genres of rap, classical house, and jazz, or as he likes to call it, “traphousejazz.” He’s been playing instruments and singing in church since he was a child but didn’t start making waves until 2011. What started as him posting saxophone remixes to SoundCloud snowballed into him sharing his original tracks and embarking on a journey to mainstream success. 

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White walls and four white doors were nestled into a multi-story parking lot in Paris for the Wooyoungmi Fall 2022 show venue. Each time a model walked through one of the doors, they let it shut loudly behind them while a series of slams played on a soundtrack, giving an eerie feel to viewers. 

The fashion house’s founder, Woo Young Mi or Madame Woo, was inspired to create this dramatization by Amor Towles’s 2016 novel “A Gentleman in Moscow,” where a Russian count was sentenced to house arrest for life, and its parallels with the ongoing pandemic. 

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