The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Kanye West May be Relaunching Women’s Line, PETA Rails Against Beyoncé for ‘King Bey’ Sneakers, and Opening Ceremony Will Carry Rihanna’s River Island Collection

Kanye West May be Relaunching Women’s Line, PETA Rails Against Beyoncé for ‘King Bey’ Sneakers, and Opening Ceremony Will Carry Rihanna’s River Island Collection

•  Lamenting the loss of DW by Kanye West? Weep not:  the ladies at Fashionista hear from a ‘reliable source’ that the designer may soon revive his high-end clothing line. Word on the street is that Yeezy’s been in Paris, interviewing designers to help him craft a new women’s collection. And, the rapper’s been telling potential employees that he wants the aesthetic of his label to emanate “sexy Margiela.” So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to Kanye’s possible return to high fashion? (Fashionista)



André Leon Talley sat down with WWD to talk about his new gig with Numéro Russia, and confessed that part of the reason he took the job is that the publication offered to pay him a cute coin: “I took the job because I love Russia and the salary was something fabulous,” he admitted “Money isn’t everything, but it is when you start thinking about putting money away for your retirement days…Anna was very sympathetic and understood and she decided we remain on good terms and that I do the digital and the online. And I’m very happy to do it.” Mr. Talley ain’t no fool! (WWD)



Beyoncé has once again incurred the wrath of PETA. The singer collaborated with sneaker brand PMK on a decidedly lavish pair of “King Bey” wedge sneakers made from a menagerie of animal hides. The ivory and gold kicks are crafted from ostrich, stingray, calf, anaconda, and crocodile skin. Of course, PETA had to show their disapproval, (because it’s worked so many times in the past,) wagging their collective fingers at the diva. “These custom-made kicks come with a high price and it’s paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed,” they said in a statement. “Although most people aren’t as familiar with the types of animals (snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches) killed for this single pair of sneakers as they are with the cats and dogs we share our homes with, these animals are highly sensitive living beings who try hard to avoid capture and suffer enormously when trapped, netted, speared, and skinned alive.” (Daily Mail)



• Well, it looks like some buyers were actually feeling Rihanna’s collection for River Island. Opening Ceremony will stock the singer’s collection in stores and online and will fête the launch on Tuesday with an in-store RIHtrospective featuring seven of her most iconic outfits, so that the life-deprived kids can reminisce back to a time when they actually liked Rihanna’s outfits. Riri’s clothing line will be available at Opening Ceremony stores and online. Check out the RIHtrospective at OC’s 35 Howard Street flagship store. Any plans to purchase any of Rih’s wares? (WWD)



Dana Lorenz of Fenton, Fallon fame is stepping into the fine jewelry market, releasing a limited edition capsule collection with The five-piece range is reflective of the designer’s edgy aesthetic, uplifted by precious metals (like 18-karat gold and sterling silver), and stones (like diamonds, dahling). Prices start at $1,200 and peak at $7,500. If you’ve got the extra dollars, you can shop the collection now until the end of August. (WWD)

Rihanna’s Custom Givenchy T-Shirt by Riccardo Tisci
• Rihanna took to Instagram to post a pic of a custom made Givenchy by Riccard Tisci tee, featuring her visage. Not sure if this will go on sale for the masses. If it does, will you pick one up? (BadGalRiri)


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