The week's top stories in fashion news.
Will Ferrell took to Reddit to air his fashion anxieties, requesting feedback from commenters on this meticulous, considered ensemble. As he put it: "An aquadry waterproof jacket (a gift from when I did Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls) and, of course, complimenting that is a classic chupacabra t-shirt. Faded Levi 501's and red suede Pumas clyde edition." (Reddit)
Back in September, stylist Michael Raphael sued Drake over his OVO owl chain—a design Raphael insisted was originally his. Now, TMZ reports that Drake has responded to the lawsuit with a brief history lesson, explaining that "nobody" owns the design, which dates back 5,000 years to the ancient Egyptians. If rapping doesn't work out, maybe Drake is the next Indiana Jones. (Complex)
Kinfolk is expanding its empire (which already includes bicycles, art exhibits and a top-notch restaurant) with a new Williamsburg Brooklyn retail space. Located at 94 Wythe, the shop stocks a curated selection of under-the-radar menswear labels like Bedwin & the Heartbreakers and AXS Folk Technology. And because we're talking about Billyburg, the space comes with a performance area for live music. (DNA Info)
High-end sneakers have a new home. Saks has opened a kicks-only shop inside its 5th Avenue location, and plans to extend the concept to 16 other stores. "Trainers" by Pierry Hardy, Givenchy and Versace line the shelves, but real shoe snobs will appreciate exclusive styles from the likes of Raf Simons and Y-3. (WWD)
It's one thing when a former NBA star segues into big 'n' tall suiting (see Shaq's recent collaboration with Macy's). But can a prepster queen or former Spice Girl make convincing menswear? Both Tory Burch—who recently hired Coach menswear designer Jeffrey Uhl—and Victoria Beckham are rumored to be expanding their brands to clothe dudes. (Telegraph)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
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