The week's top stories in fashion news.
Given our fondness for his VICE cooking show, "Fresh Off the Boat," you can understand our excitement (followed by equal parts skepticism) when we heard that Eddie Huang is launching a clothing collection (it's called Monica Monroe by Eddie Huang, which, in case you're not up on your porn, is a nod to a bosomy adult film star). As Four Pins reports, "the clothing itself is probably best described as '1980's drug dealer.'" (Four Pins)
Now, for your weekly dose of Yeezus, Kanye West tapped graphic designer Peter Saville, the winner of this year's London Design Medal, to create a logo in the iconic style of Cassandre's familiar logo forYves Saint Laurent (you know, the YSL letters). In spite of himself, Saville warmed to the rapper during their first meeting. "I mean, I like him," he told Dezeen. "I didn't expect to like him." (Dezeen)
Also in unlikely label launches, UK talk-show personality Michael Barrymore is redirecting his career with a new collection of casual menswear named after his Jack Russell terrier, Dave. Barrymore, unafraid of news media, addressed his cynics head on in the Express: "I know what everyone will be thinking. He thinks he's a bleeding designer now. It'll be one rail with a few shirts that a few mates put together in Peckham and Aunt Cath's knitted him some Aran jumpers. Then he'll run around the room screaming, 'Awright, awright.'" Yep, that's exactly what we were thinking. (Express)
Add a little denim to anything and presto: It's suddenly rugged and cool. Such is the sartorial recipe for the Levi's x Canada Goose collaboration, for which they took three signature Goose outerwear styles—the Baniff Parka, Chilliwack Bomber, and Freestyle vest—and added denim accents. (HypeBeast)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
• • •