Guram Gvasalia is beefing Ye and Demna over a sock & more in your Monday Briefing

Guram Gvasalia is beefing Ye and Demna over a sock & more in your Monday Briefing

by Juliette Eleuterio
6 min

Rise and shine, it’s already Monday. As another weekend goes by quickly, we’re still counting down the days till our Holiday break. In the meantime, we’ve got some Guram of VETEMENTS vs Demna of Balenciaga beef with Ye thrown into the mix, Depop is teaming up with Connor Ives, and Kid Cudi has a memoir on the way. If this sounds like a bit of you, keep reading to keep up with our Monday Briefing.

Guram Gvasalia is beefing Demna and Ye
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Fashion has found its new obsession: shoes that look like socks. We’ve got a few contenders in the mix who have capitalised, or perhaps catapulted the trend, including Ye’s YZY PODS sock shoe and Balenciaga’ True Sock Sneaker. But one has been rowdier than others, the VETEMENTS Karate Sneaker. Guram Gvasalia, VETEMENTS’ Creative Director after his brother, Demna, gave him the reins, took to his Instagram to post an image of the Karate Sneaker, adding to the caption “the original flat sock sneaker since 2019 engineered by VETEMENTS. Accept no imitations 🙏 #NothingBeatsTheOriginal.” Not a direct dig, Guram is no stranger to beefing his brother, slyly, of course.

Kid Cudi teases his memoir
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Having originally revealed his plans for a memoir last year, Kid Cudi is now teasing us with some more details regarding the book. Titled CUDI, the memoir will be written under his full legal name, Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, rather than his stage name, and is set to come out in September, 2024. Over the weekend, Kid Cudi tweeted “I know this book will inspire you to live your life to the fullest every chance you get, reach for your dreams and work hard to bring them to reality.”

END. taps Blanco to celebrate the Air Jordan 11
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In line with the release of the new Air Jordan 11 “Gratitude,” the UK-based streetwear and luxury retailer END. has tapped Kennington rapper Blanco for a short film that dives into themes of self-expression and creativity. Set in London, the rapper as he tells us his story, as we follow him to the studio, visiting his local youth club, and his home, all while rocking a pair of Air Jordan 11’s. Head here to grab your hands on a pair.

Serge DeNimes comes out with its Core Charms
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The British jewellery brand Serge DeNimes is launching its men’s Core Charm collection, offering twenty-two different styles in both gold and silver. Allowing you to add a personal touch to any of your pre-existing jewellery, the Serge DeNimes Core Charms include renditions of a smiley face, a horseshoe, a mushroom, a pineapple, and other pieces, some adorned with cubic zirconia stones. Priced between £30 and £60, head over to Serge DeNimes’ website to gift someone (or yourself) a lucky charm.

Rosie Anwara decks out your Christmas tree with Nando’s
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Time to put away those old tinsels and baubles because Nando’s is spicing up your Christmas tree this year. The chicken chain restaurant has teamed up with the London-based textile artist Rosie Anwara to create Nando’s-themed baubles. The decorations include miniature versions of the “Secure the bag” brown takeaway paper bag, the famous PERi-PERi sauce bottle, and an “Extra Hot” spice flag.

Conner Ives is now open for business of Depop
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First launched in November, the American designer Conner Ives opened up his Depop shop, a great destination for last-minute Christmas shopping. Kickstarted with a ready-to-wear capsule collection, the shop is now doubling down on its accessories featuring hand-drawn motifs, all made with sustainability in mind. If you’re still on the lookout for a quick stocking-filler, head over to Conner Ives’ Depop shop.

A. A. Spectrum releases a knitwear collection
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For Fall/Winter 2023, the Chinese brand A. A. Spectrum is cosying up with its knitwear capsule collection, offering us options to survive the cold months still to come. A. A. Spectrum has introduced two different styles as part of this collection: the “Granta” cardigan, which has seven colours of soft plush yearn, and the “Elmstead” jumper, made out of soft waxy mohair, wool and nylon blends. The bright and earthly-tones are captured by photographer Nikolas Androbik, as part of its knitwear campaign. The full collection is now available online.

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