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TT Vol. 52
KidSuper, Lace Shirts, Bubble Furniture & Met Gala 2021,
Clockwise from Top.
We were surprised to see Brooklyn DJ turned fashion entrepreneur KidSuper nominated for the prize. A former math major at NYU, he now has his own e-commerce site and a high profile collaboration with Puma. (I first became aware of him when I saw his initial drop at the Puma showroom next to Penn Station.)
Raquel has started trying to find some new bar soap for our bathroom. We wrote about Wonder Valley back in August of last year, and we’re big fans of their olive oil, their face oil and their t-shirt.
They recently came out with a new bar soap with juniper and vetiver that we’re looking to try:
Raquel is always able to relate anything back to Friends, and as we were talking about topics for this week, she immediately brought up this scene.
This trendlet has been going on for a few years now, but does not seem to be slowing down.
Bode released their summer lace shirts, and promptly sold out priced at almost $500 each:
We were expecting to find a lot of lace shirts on Etsy or Ebay but have been stymied. Our Legacy came out with one a few years ago that sold on Grailed for $150 recently. Closest we could find? This CDG lace tee (originally from a Women’s collection) on sale at Depop.
Trend pieces on puffy furniture have been percolating for a while now. You may have noticed in your Instagram feeds. We figured we should touch on it with both New York Magazine and The New York Times talking about it this week.
The Ligne Rosset Togo is a leading shape here, along with the Chiclet. All of this is a welcome change from the West Elm-Mad Men-Danish Modern style that took over the design world over the past 10 years. Maximalism is back, it seems.
The Met Gala is known as the Super Bowl of fashion: a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute typically held the first Monday in May. After 2020’s Met Gala was cancelled due to COVID, this week it was announced that it will be returning in September 2021.
This year’s co-chairs are all from Gen Z: Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka. It’s an interesting re-brand from Anna Wintour, the Vogue Editor-In-Chief who is in charge of the event. She is clearly trying to reach a younger audience. Wintour reportedly had banned Kim Kardashian from the Met Gala, which she eventually had to undo once she was married to Kanye West. She is clearly hoping to keep things more relevant with the world changing so quickly.
Chris & Raquel
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