Month: August 2023

The insatiable appetite of League of Legends’ next champion may have just resulted in the first glimpse of her making its way across social media—possibly well before it was supposed to.

According to a video today from YouTube channel Big Bad Bear, the official splash art for Briar, the upcoming hungry jungler that fans are expected to learn more about in the coming weeks, has supposedly leaked onto the internet. It is not yet clear if this is what Briar will officially look like, or if the leak is fake.

The splash art shown within the video depicts what is said to be Briar as a young vampire with pale skin, black clothing that covers her body, forearms, and legs, and eerily white-colored hair with red tips. Her face appears very similar in shape to Vex, but it features bulging white pupil-less eyes that suggest Briar is blind, meaning that—just like Lee Sin, the Blind Monk—Briar’s other senses are likely heightened for use in incapacitating her foes.

Notably, Briar appears to be locked inside a strangely spiky pillory, which looks exactly like the object that was shown in her initial teaser. While she can move her head slightly, her hands are locked within the spikes, making it seem that her true power is being restrained—or she’s been shackled for her own safety. According to the leaks, Briar breaks out of her pillory at some point during the game and gains an ample increase to her power.

Additional ability descriptions from the leaks suggest that Briar will have access to a dash, a fear, and some lifesteal across her abilities. At this point, none of her abilities, icons, nor their descriptions have been shown in any capacity, so it is unclear if these will in fact be aspects

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Niamey (Niger) (AFP) – Amid a crowd gathered in support of Niger’s military rulers stands star-of-the-moment Sergeant Maman Sani Maigochi.

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In combat dress, he bobs and weaves through a choreographed routine that mixes dance and salutes and the imaginary shooting of a gun.

Niger’s coup d’etat on July 26 has been backed by military and civilian musicians who are turning out new tunes to match a surge in patriotic fever.

Maigochi, who learned music after joining the army, has become celebrated for video clips which dominated national TV screens during the first hours of the coup, before the new leadership was established.

The clips rather improbably mix footage from army promotional videos — soldiers on operations, military parades and medal ceremonies — with images of the sergeant’s swaying hips, against a soundtrack of silky rhythms.

Maigochi’s green beret and brilliant smile have since the early 2010s embodied the popularity of the armed forces in a country where 71 percent of Nigeriens said they had “a lot of” trust in the army, according to an Afrobarometer poll from June last year.

Reggae artist Black Mailer and others like him do not hesitate to criticise Niger's previous regimes, at great risk to themselves
Reggae artist Black Mailer and others like him do not hesitate to criticise Niger’s previous regimes, at great risk to themselves © – / AFP

On a break in the capital Niamey, a stronghold of the opposition to the ousted regime, Maigochi is recording an umpteenth clip in the gardens of the Oumarou Ganda cultural centre, named after the famed director.

The film set involves a simple camera with a laptop atop a speaker that is belting out his latest song.

‘Spontaneous movement’

Maigochi — who still goes out on operations to help morale — is the latest in a long line of artists in public service employment and

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Blac Chyna wants her outer self to resemble the new person she is inside. 

The 35-year-old has seemingly been revamping her life, opting to undo most of her cosmetic procedures, such as getting butt and breast reductions and dissolving her facial fillers. The decision to change her entire life came when she realized she was attracting the wrong people and she began by bringing back her real name, Angela White. 

Blac Chyna Was Lumped In An Unfavorable Category Due To Her Tattoos, Piercings, & Surgeries

White has opened up about the type of choices she was making, claiming that they did reflect who she actually is. She addressed the issue during an exclusive interview with ET, stating:

“You have to think about it like this… I could look at you and make any assumption right until you start speaking to me. So my thing is before you even start talking to me or give me a chance I want you to see, ‘OK this is a well-rounded woman.’”

Continuing, the mother-of-two explained that her fake derrière and plastic bosom placed her in “this category when that’s really not who I am internally.” Talking about why she initially underwent the procedures alongside getting multiple tattoos and piercings, the “Monster” music video vixen admitted that it “was always something to set a trend” for her.

Blac Chyna at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards

“Even from my cheek piercings that I had, all the girls went and got that. I used to have the super low bangs, all the girls loved that. The tattoos and this and that and it’s like one of those things to where it’s like, ‘Hey, look at me.’ Once you get to that ‘Hey look at me’ point it’s like, ‘What then?,’” she blacchyna-says-her-cosmetic-surgeries-didnt-represent-who-she-was-internally-exclusive-209892″expressed.

Even though she acknowledged the

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This week’s fashion headlines saw many paths across. In collaborations, KAWS reunited with UNIQLO for a new UT T-shirt collection, and sacai revealed the much-anticipated lookbook for its FW23 Carhartt WIP team-up. In another crossover, Rolex acquired global watch retailer Bucherer, after learning that Jörg Bucherer, the third-generation owner of the company, was contemplating a sale.

Elsewhere, MCM recruited Cindy Crawford for its FW23 Heritage campaign; Stella McCartney tapped Kendall Jenner for an equestrian-inspired Winter 2023 ad, and Savage X Fenty revealed Anitta to be its latest brand partner.

Below, Hypebeast has rounded up the top fashion stories of the week so you can stay up to date on trends in the industry.

KAWS Reunited With UNIQLO For a New Collaboration

KAWS and UNIQLO on Thursday lifted the veil on their forthcoming UT collection, which is scheduled to arrive on September 7 alongside the launch of the definitive KAWS art book.

Honoring the Phaidon-published book’s arrival, the collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts is covered in KAWS’ quintessential COMPANION and BFF characters, the artist’s famed XX motif, and illustrations from the binding’s cover. The unisex range will be available in both adult and kid sizes, and select shoppers who purchase both the art book and at least one item from the UT collection will receive a limited-edition shoulder bag, while supplies last.

View the full collection here.

Rolex Will Acquire Watch Retailer Bucherer

Leading Swiss watchmaker Rolex will acquire Bucherer, one of the largest international multibrand retailers of watches, according to Forbes.

In light of the deal, Rolex confirmed that Bucherer will continue to operate as an independent company under the same name and that the business’ executive teams will not change. Rolex added that it chose to purchase the massive retailer upon learning

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Kylie Jenner Continues Her Casual Style Era in Tuscany

Kylie Jenner Courtesy of Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Kylie Jenner is living her best life under the Tuscan sun.

The 26-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Saturday, August 19, to share snaps from her recent Italian getaway. In the photos, Jenner looked as carefree as ever in a white lace top and baggy blue jeans while enjoying lunch at a sprawling estate. She paired the pieces with black sandals and a woven shoulder bag. For glam, Jenner opted to go with little makeup, donning blush, gloss and a light mascara. 

Fans praised Jenner’s dressed down getup in the comments section with one writing, “She looks so cute! No makeup and regular clothes” as another gushed, “Kylie is in her cottage core era.” (The aesthetic has taken over TikTok and can be described as a wardrobe filled with airy, whimsical pieces that one would wear on a farm or plot of land.) 

This wouldn’t be the first time fans took notice of Jenner’s style change. In June, Jenner took to TikTok to share a “Get Ready With Me” video, wearing a loose-fitting T-shirt with kitten heels. 

“Okay okay Kylieee, loving this new cleannn classy girl eraaa!!” one fan wrote as a second commented, “So basic but so cute as well.” A third  social media user added, “I like this new style she has.”

Kylie Jenner Continues Her Casual Style Era in Tuscany

Kylie Jenner in Tuscany. Courtesy of Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Jenner also looked timeless jenner-looks-tres-chic-during-paris-getaway-photos/” data-ylk=”slk:when she visited Paris in May;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link rapid-noclick-resp”when she visited Paris in May. For a series of outings in the City of Love, she was photographed in a dainty white halter neck dress as well as a pleated skirt and a cropped blazer. Jenner later changed into a black bubble dress and black leather heels.

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At the Brooklyn Museum, an electrifying new exhibition establishes Africa as a true fashion capital, bursting with imagination, ingenuity, and its own aesthetic heritage. “African Fashion” showcases the designers and other creatives leading the continent’s charge into the 21st century.

Yet the exhibition, which runs through October 22, is much more than a wondrous fantasia of eye-popping looks on mannequins. By highlighting key pieces from designers, artists, and artisans from the mid-20th century onward, it illuminates a panoply of artistic visions to come out of Africa and its diaspora, laying the fascinating historical groundwork for today’s stylistic revolution.

Left: A handwoven masquerade skirt by Studio One Eighty Nine, 2018. Right: A dress by Brooklyn designer Christopher John Rogers and a dress by Bull Doff, made of upcycled plastic objects found in Dakar, Senegal. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Left: A handwoven masquerade skirt by Studio One Eighty Nine, 2018. Right: A dress by Brooklyn designer Christopher John Rogers and a dress by Bull Doff, made of upcycled plastic objects found in Dakar, Senegal. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

It has been a century since the Brooklyn Museum became the first arts institution to showcase African art to a North American audience, making it an ideal spot for curators Ernestine White-Mifetu and Annissa Malvoisin to assemble over 300 objects, encompassing not only fashion and textiles, but jewelry, art, photography, and video, as well as vintage posters, magazine covers, and other ephemera. The museum has also partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library to make copies of the historic books on display in the show available to check out. It is, according to the museum, the largest presentation of its kind ever installed in a North American venue.

Installation view of "Africa Fashion." Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Installation view of “Africa Fashion.” Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

“Africa Fashion” launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2022, although it has benefited greatly from its expedition to Brooklyn. As co-curator Ernestine White-Mifetu explained during a tour, “It was important that we insert the narratives of creatives here in

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Pharrell inspired by a recording studio in his clothes design space
Pharrell Williams (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Pharrell Williams has a recording studio in his clothes design hub to keep him inspired.

The 50-year-old rapper debuted his first collection for Louis Vuitton in June after being appointed the brand’s creative director of menswear, by turning Paris’ oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, into a catwalk during this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

He told The New York Times Style Magazine about how he constantly flits between his music and clothes design: “Being a producer and a creative director are similar. I can go from apparel to drums, from trunks to melodies. Within my design studio, I have a section allocated to music, so I go back and forth all day.”

He added about his Louis Vuitton appointment: “It’s like I’m a perpetual student. If I’m the king of anything, it’s the king of being a pupil… being surrounded by so many talented people is the best. I mean, I’m an Aries, so I’ve always been super impulsive. But without the resources and the people, I’d be just like every other person with a great idea.”

He said about where he draws his inspiration from for designs and music: “Japan is my favorite place. On my 50th orbit, I had a birthday party organized by Nigo [the Tokyo-based artistic director of Kenzo and hip-hop producer]. One of the most amazing gifts is his presence in my life. Twenty years ago, I needed to go to Japan to record something, so Nigo arranged for me to come to his studio, which is basically a compound on five floors of a building. One floor is a showroom, one is a photo studio, another is a recording studio, and I was like, ‘Wow, this guy lives what’s in his head.’ That changed me. I was so used

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When Pacsun, the brand known for selling skate and surf wear at malls, announced last year that it would release a clothing collection in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, some reactions could be summed up as: Why?

The type of laid-back West Coast lifestyle associated with Pacsun since its beginnings in California in the 1980s seemed at odds with the interests of the Met, an Upper East Side museum where saltwater could damage the artworks.

Not to mention: Was there even an audience of skaters and surfers with an eye for Renoir?

Apparently, yes. After releasing three collections with the Met, Pacsun will release a fourth on Aug. 25.

The new line contains 25 pieces, ranging from $25 to $90, and is inspired by the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman statues. The items, sold on Pacsun’s website and at its stores, include a mesh long-sleeve shirt printed with the Marble Head of an Athlete ($35) and a black puffer jacket embossed with the Marble Statue Group of the Three Graces ($80).

Merchandise from earlier collections has featured artwork of New York City landmarks and oil paintings by artists including Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Vincent van Gogh.

Pacsun’s partnership with the Met is the latest step in a larger pivot for the company formally known as Pacific Sunwear of California, which filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

In recent years Pacsun has attempted to move away from the type of sun-dappled leisure it had come to epitomize. Now it is focusing on streetwear and using apparel partnerships as ways to resonate with its predominantly young customers. Some of those partnerships, like the collection Pacsun released with Fear of God, a cult streetwear label, have been more obvious than others, like its line with the risqué magazine Playboy.

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When you think about Fortnite, it’s hard not to consider the hundreds and hundreds of skins that have been added to the game over the years. While fans of the battle royale love these outfits, there are two cosmetic items that they’d be happy to see Epic Games retire permanently.

If you purchase any Fortnite season’s battle pass, you know you’ll get heaps of cosmetic items as you level up and work your way through all 100 tiers. While these include things like skins, gliders, and pickaxes, you’ll often find yourself unlocking emoticons or sprays—and Fortnite fans have had enough.

In a Reddit post on Aug. 14, players united with a rallying cry: Stop giving us emoticons and sprays. Please.

“They feel like battle pass filler,” one unenthused player wrote. “I am a sucker for cosmetics, but I don’t care for sprays or emoticons.”

“It’s even worse when they re-add the same one every battle pass. I don’t know how many ‘GG’ emoticons I already have.” another Redditor replied, commenting that every season they add a GG emoticon with a slightly different design.

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As for what could replace them, one Fortnite fan suggested that pets or toys could make a return, as they have become less and less frequent in battle passes over the past year.

Unfortunately, Epic has been filling out the battle pass with sprays and emoticons for years now, so it’s unlikely it make any major changes to what they point in the passes at this point.

Still, we can always hold out hope that the devs will see the frustrations we have and implement them for Fortnite season four, which starts on Aug. 25.

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HONG KONG, Aug 18, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited (“Forward Fashion”; Stock Code: 2528), a creative integrated group with three synergistic business segments – fashion, art and lifestyle – presents four arts and cultural projects in collaboration with the three major integrated resort operators in Macau and the Group’s multi-dimensional art space, Artelli, for the international art event “Art Macao 2023”. Leveraging their extensive artistic resources and curatorial experience, the parties aim to provide a more diversified and rich arts and cultural experience for the market, and to establish new arts and cultural landmarks exclusive to the city. This year’s “Art Macao” began on 28 July 2023 and will run until October 2023. During this period, the Group collaborates with over 14 international and local art units to create original art content for Macau. The lineup includes four renowned contemporary artists: Wang Bo, one of the top 100 young contemporary artists in China; Mr Doodle, an internationally renowned art master; Jason Naylor, a graffiti artist from New York; and Philip Colbert, a contemporary pop art master. They visit Macau for the first time, where they meet and engage local artists and the public. Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the process, stories, and meanings behind the creations from the artists’ perspectives, further fostering the development and popularisation of Macau’s arts and culture.

Representatives from Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, the Macao SAR government, senior executives from Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Forward Fashion, and artist Wang Bo (first from left) joined together to kick off the exhibition at Artelli
Inside the Artelli multi-dimensional art space, the world premiere of Mr Doodle’s first collaboration with Disney, the “Disney Art Collection by Mr Doodle” original artworks exhibition, is
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