Kemi's Urban Style Review
Hey! My name is Kemi and welcome to my new fashion column for The Wrap Up, 'Kemi's Urban Style Review'. 2012 welcomes a year of some of the hottest, trendiest celebrity fashion news there is. Every month, I'll be bringing you stylish streetwear and branding ideas to keep your wardrobes poppin', as seen on some of your favourite celebrities...
2011 closed with controversial news surrounding the latest addition to the Air Jordan family, with the release of the Nike Air Concords XI. Jordan trainers brought sheer pandemonium to shopping malls in the US. Celebrities such as Chris Brown, and Rev Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons, were seen wearing the Jordans – which retailed at a reasonable £115. If you’re rather partial to the Concord design, a number of retailers offer a wide selection of Jordans in the UK, particularly the Jordan Retro 3, 5’s, and 6’s, and even the rare Jordan Spizikes – which are all pretty hot right now.
Speaking of Angela Simmons, her sister, Vanessa Simmons, has recently launched her own lingerie line, Rose by Vanessa Jean. Perfect timing for Valentine’s Day! It is also reported that Kanye West is to move to London to focus on his fashion career. Now, that’s what you call dedication! 2012 is set to be an amazing design year for Kanye and we look forward to embracing his unique fashion concepts in the near future. It has also been reported recently that Tinie Tempah is planning on launching a clothing line very soon.
At a recent video shoot for Rick Ross' 'High Definition', Wale and Pharrell Williams were pictured on set looking rather laid-back and trendy. Pharrell wore an infamous Billionaire Boys Club classic hoodie. The Neptunes frontman teamed up his look with some DIY Timberland boots, which feature a Chanel logo on one boot, and the outline of a foot on the other – a very unique custom-made design.
Lil Wayne has one of the most eclectic fashion styles in the hip-hop industry and his brand new clothing range, Trukfit, is certainly destined for greatness. Trukfit, which means The Reason You Kill For It, cleverly draws reference on various pop culture influences from around the world. Weezy dropped his new skater streetwear clothing line last week. He also visited New York to officially launch Trukfit – a unique selection of Bape reminiscent graphic-print T-shirts, vests and colourful fitted hats. Trukfit gear will be available from February 2012.
Young Money’s Tyga was recently pictured at the NBA Clippers game with his stunning girlfriend and model, Blac Chyna, wearing Christian Louboutin 'No Limit' sneakers! Ladies who adore the red-bottomed stunners can have their fellas rockin' Louboutins, too. Christian Louboutin men’s spiked and studded loafers or sneakers are becoming a huge hit, and look fantastically fresh with a pair of True Religion jeans.
Words: Kemi (@_OfficialK)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)