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BATON ROUGE — A man has been charged with drugs and weapons after a chase through Baton Rouge ended in him fleeing on foot on I-110.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office reported that Isiah London, 30, fled after deputies tried to arrest him for not wearing a seatbelt on Breckenridge Avenue. London reportedly refused to stop, ignoring traffic lights, veering into oncoming traffic to dodge a semi-truck and swerving another vehicle off the road as it headed onto Airline Highway.

A rear tire burst on London’s vehicle as it attempted to merge onto I-110, causing it to lose control and crash into a wooded area. Deputies then spotted London fleeing the car and driving down I-110 with a brown satchel over his shoulder.

A passerby helped deputies arrest London and he was taken into custody.

When an MP asked London why he showed up, he told them ‘I have drugs in my bag’. Deputies discovered London was carrying suspected brown heroin in his bag, as well as firearms in his passenger seat which he said belonged to his cousin.

London was taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Jail and convicted of resisting an officer, criminal in possession of a firearm, and possession with intent to distribute.

Nigo and Pharrell on Sneaker Drops and Bootleggers Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:33:10 +0000

Introducing The Vault, our bi-weekly column in which we rekindle a conversation from the depths of the archives for your viewing pleasure. This time, on the occasion of Kenzo’s upcoming Fall-Winter 2022 collection in Paris, the brand’s first under the direction of its new artistic director, Nigo, we are dusting off our highly coveted Karl Lagerfeld edited the June 2005 issue, featuring the prolific BAPE founder on the cover. Inside, Nigo chats with his friend and Billionaire Boys Club co-creator Pharrell Williams about his burgeoning streetwear empire and his plans to transform the world of high fashion from the inside out. With his new role at the House, Nigo becomes the house’s first Japanese artistic director since Kenzo Takada himself stepped down in 1999 – a coat the 51-year-old designer is ready to wear: “I was born the year where Takada Kenzo-san opened her first boutique in Paris,” Nigo told Pharrell, “We both graduated from the same fashion school in Tokyo.” Her first show for Kenzo is on Sunday, January 23 at 11 a.m. in Paris Fans of the rebel head and the iconic Maison can tune in for the live stream. here. So go ahead, dive in.


A little over a dozen years ago, a young designer and stylist named Nigo opened a small clothing boutique in Tokyo and began passing on his passion for American-style urban streetwear to young people. fashion-obsessed Japanese. Today, this line, called A Bathing Ape (or BAPE, the abbreviation by which the collection is known throughout Japan), encompasses a variety of items and can be found in any of the 20 operations owned by Nigo , including a recently opened outpost in New York. SoHo of the city. Add to that a variety of other companiesfrom a sneaker emporium called Foot Soldiers to a restaurant called BAPE Cafe and a number of clever marketing devices that managed to reinforce the brand’s feeling of exclusivity, and it’s not hard to see why Nigo is considered in Japan as the Man with the Midas Touch. Here, Nigo chats with musical innovator and fellow hip-hop entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, with whom the designer and trendsetter recently collaborated on a pair of limited-edition sunglasses for Louis Vuitton, as well as even more. branches of his ever-expanding empire.


PHARRELL WILLIAMS: So tell me about your background.

NIGO: I have an older brother and my parents. My brother has a son now. That’s about it for my immediate family.

WILLIAMS: How was your childhood?

NIGO: Until the first year of middle school, I was first in my class. Then, during the summer of my freshman year, I started getting really into clothes, so I stopped studying and instead looked at all the Japanese fashion magazines. I started looking at Levi’s and how different eras had different styles.

WILLIAMS: How did you become so interested in fashion?

NIGO: Fashion magazines and clothes I’ve seen music people wearing. My freshman year, I got into Run-DMC, so I bought just about anything from Adidas out west, from records to apparel.

WILLIAMS: Speaking of records, how did you come to music?

NIGO: I started getting into it at the same time I started getting into fashion; I started to be interested in the Beatles from the very beginning. There was no one in college who was in the Beatles when I was in school. In Japan, some people are interested in Western things, and for others, it doesn’t seep through at all.

WILLIAMS: How did your clothing brand, A Bathing Ape, get started?

NIGO: I had a shop in Harajuku, with all these kinds of fashion items. From there, I started designing my own clothes for the store. It was in 93.

WILLIAMS: And what is the philosophy behind your clothes?

NIGO: It’s just clothes I’d like to wear, more American than European.

WILLIAMS: Well, speaking of America, you just opened your first store there, in New York’s SoHo.

NIGO: Yeah, I wasn’t sure where to put it at first, but I’m happy with SoHo.

WILLIAMS: What are the differences between Japan and the United States?

NIGO: You know, in America, nobody used to line up to buy sneakers, but now it’s starting to happen. The two cultures resemble each other in this way.

WILLIAMS: Of all the times I’ve been to Japan, what I’ve noticed is that Japan is made up of knowledgeable people who love different cultures. That’s what I found so interesting. Anyway, let’s talk about A Bathing Ape’s expansion from clothing brand to music, art, cafes and hair salon.

NIGO: I was just trying to make my life easier, like I needed to do everything I needed in my life. I needed a beauty salon, so I put one in my store.

WILLIAMS: I admire that. What are your interests outside of music and fashion?

NIGO: I’m interested in everything from art to furniture, anything that can be considered a lifestyle.

WILLIAMS: What were your inspirations growing up in Tokyo?

NIGO: It’s just clothes I’d like to wear, more American than European

WILLIAMS: What other worlds would you like to conquer?

NIGO: I would like to build a hotel and create an amusement park, like building a dentist’s office with a roller coaster above.

WILLIAMS: That would be amazing!

NIGO: I also like planes.

WILLIAMS: Yeah, we all are. [Nigo laughs] So the BBC [Billionaire Boys Club, the line designed jointly by Pharrell Williams and Nigo for Reebok], how does it differ from Bathing Ape?

NIGO: Bathing Ape is my thing, and the BBC comes from your ideas. It’s a collaboration, so I can do things that I could never do otherwise.

WILLIAMS: Wow, such a compliment.

NIGO: If I hadn’t met you, I never would have done the Ice Cream shoe company. [another joint venture between Williams and Nigo for Reebok].

WILLIAMS: It means a lot. What do you think is the secret of your success?

NIGO: The theme of my life is: “Life is a game”. I never really thought about success, what I’ve done in the past or what might happen in the future. I’m just trying to make the moment be exactly what I want it to be.

WILLIAMS: What do you want to say to bootleggers?

NIGO: That if you have enough creativity or energy to be a smuggler, why don’t you create your own thing? But it also shows my own status and the success of my line, because no one bothers to scam you unless you have succeeded.

WILLIAMS: In other words, you’re saying, “Let go of my dick!” [Nigo laughs] Anyway, man, I just want to say thank you for embracing me and helping make my dream come true. Every time we make a new shoe, shirt, or pair of jeans, it adds another chapter to my dream come true. It’s rags to riches. So, will it only be the department store here in the United States, or will you bring the gallery, the haircut and all these other things here too?

NIGO: Maybe a coffee, but that might be difficult.

WILLIAMS: Do you plan to distribute the toys you make here or even bring in the toy store?

NIGO: Well, in the summer I want to try doing something different with the toys, so maybe I won’t bring it here yet.

WILLIAMS: You have to make adult-sized furry bedroom slippers, like the ones you make for kids.

[Nigo shakes his head “no”]

WILLIAMS: I wear them! [laughs] Because, here’s the thing, I always try to find SpongeBob SquarePants slippers, and they never make them for adults. I like to wear slippers around my crib with a girl – if you put them on, it lets her know you have a fun side too. So, do you like being an anonymous figure in Japan, but with power and respect at the same time?

NIGO: I guess I never really thought about it, but it’s a position that didn’t really exist in the past.

WILLIAMS: I feel the same way. For example, before we had record sales or clothing sales, we were considered weird. There are definitely more people like us, but we are part of a group of individuals who celebrate expression, and people are starting to appreciate it now.

Tears for Virgil Abloh at posthumous Paris fashion show – Lifestyle Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:53:41 +0000

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There were tears on the catwalk on Thursday as the latest Louis Vuitton show by American designer Virgil Abloh, whose death shocked the industry last year, drew rapturous applause at Paris Fashion Week.

The multi-talented DJ, architect and designer died in November aged 41 following a private battle with cancer.

A close collaborator of Kanye West, Abloh was the first African American to be named creative director of a major French fashion house and brought streetwear and a less elite approach to the world of luxury.

His latest menswear show was built around an elaborate “Dreamhouse” concept featuring angels and elaborately dressed breakdancing models.

There was a typical mix of street and high style with skirts, laces and heels, and even an outfit that evoked a wedding dress topped with a cap, showing her disregard for gender boundaries.

“I don’t believe in genre, I believe in design,” Abloh said in the show’s notes.

In the finale, when the creator traditionally bows, his team emerged instead, bringing the audience to their feet, many of whom have tears in their eyes.

‘Such a waste’

Dior designer Kim Jones has paid tribute to the man who replaced him at the head of Louis Vuitton in 2018.

“It’s going to be very emotional,” Jones said before the show.

“[Virgil and I] traveled the world together. I feel very lucky to have known him. It’s such a waste to think about what he would have done.

“He planned everything so perfectly until the last minute. You have to congratulate him, he was so brave,” added Jones.

Louis Vuitton said the final collection was 95% ready at the time of Abloh’s death. This allowed the company to find a replacement for the coveted position, although Abloh’s credibility was not easy to match.

“It’s a choice that requires boldness, just as Virgil’s choice was bold,” said Serge Carreira, a fashion specialist at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris.

“Really Powerful”

Abloh, who ran his hugely popular Off-White brand before joining Louis Vuitton, was one of the pioneers of brand collaborations, partnering with Nike, Evian and IKEA.

Bianca Saunders, a rising black British designer who presented her first show at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, told AFP: “What Virgil has given a lot of people is showing them how to be multidisciplinary and not not be afraid to create whatever you wanted.

“It was really powerful. He impacted so many people’s lives and when I met him he was such a nice person.”

Among the many candidates expected to fill Abloh’s shoes are former collaborators Samuel Ross and Heron Preston, Reebok designer Kerby Jean-Raymond and British creative director Grace Wales Bonner.

Kanye’s name has also been in the mix.

Louis Vuitton is auctioning 200 pairs of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers designed by Abloh with a starting price of US$2,000.

The money will go to her post-modern foundation, which sponsors fashion students of African and African-American descent.

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