May 31st, 2012
Fashion News, Kanye West
The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Air Yeezy II Official Release Date Announced, GenArt’s New Global Division Visits Nairobi, and Russell Simmons Relaunches Argyleculture
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

• 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 MATATAAdele DejakNike KondakisKatungulu Mwendwa, LalessoModahnik, 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)


• Just as we were easing into our breezy summer frocks, H&M unveiled the video lookbook for their well-received Fall 2012 collection. (State of Style YouTube)



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6 Responses to “The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Air Yeezy II Official Release Date Announced, GenArt’s New Global Division Visits Nairobi, and Russell Simmons Relaunches Argyleculture”

  1. Lulu Mzathu says:

    Air Yeezy I is still the ish

  2. Alexis says:

    must say I am loving the H&M fall collection! It is right up my alley!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    lovin’ the looks of Russell Simmons upcoming menswear line.

  4. Marthe says:

    A little bit too much blingy plastic in the H&M lookbook for my taste but I must have those pink (or black) classic pumps. I love their shape and i’m on a quite TIGHT budget !

  5. Miss Smith says:

    How exciting is that opportunity for those interns?! I hope someone’s career takes off because of that issue.

  6. Nana says:

    Yay! For my country Kenya! We have some amazing designers.

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