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• Were you looking to put more money in Kanye West‘s already deep pockets? Nike has announced that the designer/rapper’s hotly anticipated Air Yeezy II sneaker will officially drop June 9th.
Anyone planning to pick them up? (RapFix)
• GenArt’s recently established global department just took a trip to Nairobi, Kenya in search of fresh new designers to nurture into worldwide fame. The trip included a fashion show showcasing the work of up-and-comers Bella MATATA, Adele Dejak, Nike Kondakis, Katungulu Mwendwa, Lalesso, Modahnik, and Aryam Designs. Two of these designers will be chosen to come to New York and show in the GenArt Fresh Faces show this September for New York Fashion Week. It’s great to see the powers-that-be in fashion throw support behind these black designers. It’s high time African talent carved a space for itself in this industry! (Fashionista)
• ELLE UK’s entire October issue will be edited by interns. The glossy just announced a search for budding fashion writers, stylists, editors, and photographers to help build this upcoming issue. There are ten paid (a miracle in the fashion world) positions available, for which you can apply here. Do you think you’ll enter? (ELLE UK)
• Russell Simmons is relaunching his ultra preppy menswear line for the “urban graduate,” Argyleculture this fall. (Huff Post)