Congratulations are in order for Adwoa Aboah and Bella Hadid for being declared Models.com 2017 models of the year. Both ladies hold a heavy worldwide presence and we’ve seen them both throughout events of 2017 and various fashion weeks. The two runners-up trailing the winners are Vittoria Ceretti and sister to Bella, Gigi Hadid Honestly. The overall competition was no slouch with heavy-hitters like Dilone, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hammam, and Kendall Jenner in the mix. I anticipate Ms. Adwoa Aboah and Bella Hadid to remain relevant within the industry for years to come.
UK race car driver, Lewis Hamilton recently leaked his collaboration with Puma. He joins the Puma family with existing ambassadors Rihanna, Big Sean, Cara Delevingne as well as The Weeknd. There’s no forecast of a release or even a cameo appearance of the protégé just yet, but I anticipate a high-top kicking our way real soon.
PUMA has named Joey Bada$$ as their new, as well as their first ever creative director. Coinciding with this announcement was the release of four new signature sneakers called Joey Pro Era. If Pro Era sounds a smidge familiar to you it’s because it’s Joey Bada$$’ label, and you probably remember Malia Obama sporting the unisex streetwear months back. The Joey Pro Era collection is draped in suede, and comes in colorways of yellow, green, and red. The fourth pair set to release later this year will come in burgundy, all retailing for $75 a pair. Check out the available kicks on PONY’s site here.
Phoebe Philo has announced her exit from the infamous Celine label. Because of recent executive shake-ups those close to the house has voiced their views of seeing the ‘writing on the wall’ regarding Philo’s departure, despite her decade of tenure over the brand’s creativity. As of yet, there has been no replacement named to succeed the designer, and Philo has kept all things positive in her comments regarding her resignation. Unfortunately, her last showing with the brand will be displayed this coming March.
Last but definitely not least, what can be expected from Joi to the World for 2018??? This year will definitely be a year of intimacy, evolution, growth, and some pushing out of the box. So sit back and enjoy the ride!