Been a long time since a post came up on this page. But I have been away and feel free to guess which city it was (ok it’s not like I didn’t use it as title for this post…not at all).
So feel free insert Kanye/Jay-Z lyrics here.
As you might know this is old, old, old news. In the unwritten book of fashion rules I wouldn’t even be allowed to post this, but still Adidas West Yeezy Season 1 needs a place on this blog. And since Kanye West is all over the newspaper again with PaperMag and being named on the 100 Most Influential People on Times Magazine, I thought this is still absolutely relevant. Photographer Jackie Nickerson did an amazing job with the whole lookbook and here is a couple of points to remember why:
And this just makes me even more upset that this collection will not be even affordable. Like over 400$ for a sweater? Are you serious? However peep the lookbook:
Pictures via Adidas
Yeezy Season 1.
Do I have to say more? Kanye West and Adidas unveiled their first collaboration in New York City and showcased the Yeezy Collection. Named Yeezy Season 1 the collection features a series of apparel and the new footwear including the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost and the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost. And in my opinion here is why the hype is so real (I can feel it all the way to Europe):
1. The collection is timeless and at the same time it’s zeitgeisty.
2. The presentation. Simple, clean, urban and putting the collection in the spotlight. And it’s so smart to portray nakedness so that the focus is on the clothing. The idea is genius!
3. The models. The mixture of not experienced and experienced models like Ian Connor, Kylie Jenner, Amina Blue, Dudley O’Shaughnessy or Jackson Hale and the variety of looks is making the collection very approachable. The models are reflecting society and showing different shapes, heights, colors and faces.
4. Not so relevant, but still relevant for the press: the front row. When Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim, Anna Wintour and Puffy (the 90s are back) are sitting in the front row then you already know what’s up.
5. Just take a look:
And last but not least:
6. This day is going down in history as the day when Nike fucked up. Nike, you fucked up! BIG TIMES!
I am just praying that the fashion pieces are not too expensive. But this collection needs to be supported. #TeamAdidas
Donaldson Sackey, a Togolese international football player, who is not only into running after balls on the football field, but made his debut as model in the fashion scene a couple of months ago. From playing football to modelling, with an extremely eye-catching style, I had to sit down with this fellow and ask him a couple of questions:
The Shit I’m Talking: Let’s start this interview with a question that makes a lot of sense for this blog: What’s the shit you like to talk about?
Donaldson: I like to talk about football, fashion and music.
The Shit I’m Talking: Which makes a lot of sense! As professional football player, football made you travel the world. So you lived in countries like the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Germany and played for local teams. But which country influenced you most from a fashion point of view and why?
Donaldson: London is a city that influenced me the most. It’s full of inspiration. You can be whoever you want to be and wear whatever you want to wear without being judged that fast. The whole vibe is different…it’s a fashion city and you can feel it with all its streetstyles coming from punk, to the funk scene, up to hip hop and so on.
The Shit I’m Talking: Talking about football. Which one is your proudest moment in your career as a footballer?
Donaldson: My first game as a player on the national team of Togo.
The Shit I’m Talking: The one question that I have to ask as footballer getting into modelling. How the fuck did that happen?
Donaldson: I ask myself the same question (laugh). I never wanted to become a model, but it turned out that way. Actually I was about to buy football shoes and was discovered by a model scout. That’s how it all started and I am trying to make the best out of it. Kind of like David Beckham does (laugh).
The Shit I’m Talking: What’s more fun though: playing together on a football field or being alone in front of a camera?
Donaldson: It’s both fun, but being on a football field is a special feeling for me.
The Shit I’m Talking: I made the experience that the fashion business is full of people that have no idea about fashion (it’s true!). So do you think that a model that has no clue about fashion is a good model?
Donaldson: (Laugh) That’s a mean question! Let me put it this way: for a model it’s just about presenting yourself in front of the camera.
The Shit I’m Talking: If you could be on one cover which one would it be?
Donaldson: Definitely the GQ cover!
The Shit I’m Talking: Which fashion piece is on your wishlist right now?
Donaldson: The Raf Simons holographic sneakers.
The Shit I’m Talking: Good choice! I should put them on my wishlist, too! I think a playlist reveals a lot of someone’s personality. So what’s the last song you played on your Iphone or Ipod?
Donaldson: Can’t Stop by Theophilus London feat. Kanye West.
The Shit I’m Talking: These two are just da shit! Both of them being trendsetters and having their own style: how would you define style?And describe yours with three words!
Donaldson: Style is making things work together that wouldn’t look good together at first glance. And I would say my style is a classy mix of 80s and 90s fashion.
The Shit I’m Talking: And last but not least a little HONY (Humans of New York) moment. If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Donaldson: Everything starts with a Dream, so dream big and work hard for it.
The Shit I’m Talking: Thank you for this interview, Donaldson!
Donaldson: My pleasure!
Make sure you follow Donaldson on Instagram: @donaldsonsackey!