The Nike Court Vision Low Premium Gets Embellished With Stacked Swooshes

Nike’s tennis-inspired Court Vision Low Premium is receiving an eye-catching revamp for the Summer months ahead. Dressed in tones of “Sail,” “Aura” and white, the premium model features luxe details such a tiger stripe pattern dressing the rear and toe box, and tumbled leather elevating the toe counter. However, it’s the stacked double Swooshes, reminiscent … Read more

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The adidas Superstar Pure Receives a Sleek Parisian Update

The adidas Superstar has seen numerous iterations over the past couple of months, largely to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Joining the lauded roaster is this sleek adidas Superstar Pure “Paris” crafted from smooth black and white leather. The premium pair is predominately covered in black, whilst the heel counter and inner liner are constructed from … Read more

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Legends Clash on this Custom Union x Air Jordan 1 “Bred Shadow”

The Union x Air Jordan 1 has left sneakerheads yearning for a re-release and more colorways as the collab brought a breath of fresh air to the Jordan 1 in regards to its collaborations. Although there is a rumored Union x Air Jordan 4 on the way, the Air Jordan 1 is undefeated. Customizer Huy … Read more

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Luka Doncic, De’Aaron Fox and Brittney Griner Headline Upcoming Nike Pregame Pack

Nike recently unveiled its Pregame Pack that draws inspiration from top-tier athletes and their respective rituals before tip-off. Luka Doncic, De’Aaron Fox, Brittney Griner and Ben Simmons are headlining the pack with their own twist on classic silhouettes. Whether it’s inner peace or some fire tunes, each player’s method prior to a game is embodied … Read more

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Fresh Green Hues Dress the Jordan Delta SP “Jade Aura”

After surfacing in a bold “Multi-Color” iteration and a stealthy black outfit, Jordan Brand’s Jordan Delta SP lifestyle model is now getting dressed in fresh shades of green. The utilitarian Jordan Delta SP “Jade Aura” blends hues of green throughout its mix-textile upper, foam tongue, and React midsole, giving off minty fresh vibes perfect for … Read more

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Release Date: Nike WMNS Air Max 2090 Iced Lilac






More colorways of the Nike Air Max 2090 will be releasing throughout the Spring and Summer with this Iced Lilac pair being one of the brighter pairs. The newest Air Max model from Nike comes equipped with the signature transparent upper and is overlayed with Iced Lilac, Fire Pink, and Flash Crimson giving the shoe an eye-catching appearance. To provide balance we see black hitting the laces, leather mudguards, Swooshes, heel tabs, and rubber outsole. A white and pink midsole complete the look on this Air Max 2090 that is scheduled to release in women’s sizes on May 7th for $150.

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Official Images: Nike SB Dunk Low Laser Orange






The Nike SB Dunk Low has been on a roll in 2020 not only in terms of collaborations, but also with inline colorways. One of those inline color options is showcased here via official images with this Laser Orange pair.

This Nike SB Dunk Low comes equipped with a clean white leather upper with Laser Orange suede overlays. The sneaker is further contrasted with navy patent leather Swooshes on its side panels, while more navy adorns the tongue branding and inner lining. Finally, a white midsole and semi-translucent rubber outsole tops off the design.

An exact release date has not been announced yet but a drop is expected some time in May for $100. Keep it locked to Kicks On Fire for updates.

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First Look: Nike SB Dunk High Atlas


Said to be dropping later on this year, here is a first look at the Nike SB Dunk High Atlas. Said to be a collaboration between Nike SB and the Atlas skateboard store, this version of the Nike SB Dunk High comes with a redesigned tongue with dual branding on it. The rest of the shoe consists of a Grey suede upper accented by the Blue hits on the Swoosh branding, heels, lining, tongues, and rubber outsole. Other details include the Yellow laces and the White midsole. Collaborative details include the  “Atlas” branded tongues.

The Nike SB Dunk High Atlas has no release date but is expected to drop later on this year. Stay tuned as more information begins to surface.

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Coming Soon: Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Oreo






The Oreo (Black/White or White/Black) theme lands on the Nike Adapt BB 2.0. Said to be debuting in the coming months, here are official images of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Oreo.

This iteration of the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 comes dressed in a White upper constructed out of mesh and leather. The Oreo theme comes to life with the help of the bold Black Swoosh on its midfoot as well as other Black accents noted on the tongue pull tab and tongue lining. Other standout details include the speckled overlay on the mid panel and heel counter alongside the White rubber sole.

Retailing for $400, look for more release info on the Nike Adapt BB 2.0 Oreo to begin surfacing in the coming months.

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Product Info On The Upcoming Air Jordan Quai 54 2020 Collection

The annual streetball tournament “Quai 54” hosted in Paris every summer will most likely be postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. That said, Jordan Brand will still be releasing their annual Quai 54 Collection.

The Air Jordan Quai 54 2020 Collection is said to feature the Air Jordan 1 Low, two variations of the Air Jordan 6, a pair of slides and a new AJNT23.

No images of any of the footwear have leaked but you can expect the entire Air Jordan Quai 54 2020 Collection to begin releasing sometime during Spring/Summer 2020 at select retailers and Nike.com. Below you will find product info on all aforementioned footwear.

Air Jordan 1 Low “Quai 54”
Color: Sail/Team Orange-Baroque Brown
Price: $110

Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54”

Color: Sail/Baroque Brown-Team Orange
Price: $190

Air Jordan 6 “Quai 54”

Color: Sail/Black-Team Orange-Racer Blue
Price: $190

Jordan AJNT23 “Quai 54”

Color: Black/White-Team Orange-Racer Blue
Price: $200

Jordan Break Slide “Quai 54”

Color: Sail/Team Orange-Baroque Brown
Price: $30

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Craig Green x adidas Collection To Debut Next Week



















Up top you will get an official look at the Craig Green x adidas Collection. The new adidas collection has them teaming up with London-based designer Craig Green to place their focus on two new silhouette that  debuted during Craig Green’s SS20 show at London Fashion Week back in June 2019.

The Craig Green x adidas Collection will consist of six total colorways of the new Polta AKH I and Graddfa AKH I silhouettes. Details on both models include Craig Green branding spotted on the lateral, heel tabs, and dual branding on the insoles. One model comes with a ribbed texture, not only on the soles, but also on the entire upper, while the second model comes with patent leather overlays.

Look for the Craig Green x adidas Collection to release on May 7th at select retailers and adidas.com.

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The Eric Emanuel x Reebok Question Mid Pink Toe Drops This Week









Unveiled a couple days ago, we’ve not come to find out that the Reebok Question Mid Pink Toe is actually a new collab with Eric Emanuel. Dubbed the Eric Emanuel x Reebok Question Mid Pink Toe, the collab comes dressed in a White, Pink, and Team Dark Royal color scheme. Details on the shoe include a White leather upper with contrasted by the Pink toes and heels. More hits of Pink are noted on the outline of the Reebok logos, which comes colored in Dark Royal. A White midsole with visible Hexalite cushioning atop an icy translucent outsole round out the main features of the shoe.

New design info includes the fact that the designer’s signature “EE” branding on the heel replaces Iverson’s “3” jersey number.

Retailing for $140, look for the Eric Emanuel x Reebok Question Mid Pink Toe to release on May 1st at select retailers like SNS and soon in the states on Reebok.com.

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First Look: adidas Yeezy Quantum Barium



Said to be releasing in a couple months, here is a first look at the adidas Yeezy Quantum Barium.

The adidas Yeezy Quantum Barium boasts a Dark Green Marl Primeknit upper that is encased by a plastic cage in a slightly darker green hue to evoke a camouflage-like appearance. Other details consist of a black suede toe cap, 3M reflective accents around the rear of the dark green midsole which features a full-length enclosed BOOST cushioning.

Retailing for $250, look for this adidas Yeezy Quantum at select adidas stores and online sometime during the month of June. Click and bookmark our official adidas Yeezy Basketball Quantum “Barium” hub page now for everything you need to know about the sneaker and where to buy it online. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.

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Coming Soon: adidas ZX 2K Boost Crystal White Hi-Res Green






Releasing soon, here are official images of the adidas ZX 2K Boost Crystal White Hi-Res Green.

The adidas ZX 2K Boost combines two revolutionary running technologies from different eras. It features a mesh constructed upper with synthetic overlays atop a Boost midsole and Black rubber outsole. This pair comes dressed in a Crystal White, Grey One, and Hi-Res Green color scheme. White hues take care of the majority of the shoe, while the Hi-Res Green hits provide the shoe with some nice pops of color.

Retailing for $140, look for the adidas ZX 2K Boost Crystal White Hi-Res Green to release in the coming weeks at select retailers and adidas.com.

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Central Saint Martin x Puma Day Zero Collection Drops Next Month























Releasing next month, here is an official look at the Central Saint Martin x Puma Collection.

Created in collaboration with the fashion students at London’s Central Saint Martins, the Day Zero collection is an innovative and eco-conscious collection designed to promote water conservation in our changing world. Un-dyed materials are paired with fabrics that have been sustainably dope dyed or digitally printed, which reduces the use of chemicals and water in production.

The Central Saint Martin x Puma Collection includes collaborative iterations of the Puma Future Rider ($140), Puma RS-X³ ($130), Puma Ralph Sampson Lo ($120) and the women’s Puma CALI ($130).

The Future Rider takes on new meaning with this vision of the future. The super-light design and shock-absorbing outsole step straight out of the ’80s and into a more sustainable and conscious future. The CALI goes from laid back to hands on in this Day Zero iteration featuring an upper designed inspired by South African water usage maps. A stitched water usage map appears throughout the upper and the signature RS-X silhouette takes on bold new colors that refuse to be ignored. The Ralph Sampson steps into the future with a soft canvas upper featuring handwritten notes and scrawls reminding us of both the imminent future and very real present.

The Central Saint Martin x Puma Day Zero Collection debuts on May 14th.

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Bella Hadid’s Mom Jeans + Work Boots Are Farm Girl-Chic for Lavender Planting

Bella Hadid is the chicest farm girl around.

The 23-year-old supermodel planted lavender on mom Yolanda Hadid’s farm today wearing a casual look.

The Dior Beauty ambassador sported a beige and blue jacket layered over a plaid top and dark-wash mom jeans.

For footwear, she selected worn-in black work boots with a lace-up front and a tan sole.

Hadid wore her hair pulled into an updo and accessorized with gold huggies. In addition to the images of herself planting lavender alongside her mother, the A-lister shared another photograph wherein she is playing with one of her family’s goats.

Older sister Gigi appeared to be into Hadid’s post, as she commented on her sibling’s Instagram post not once but twice, writing “Goat Olympics” as well as “Lavender Olympics.”

One of the world’s most sought after models, Hadid has appeared in fashion campaigns aplenty, for labels such as Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. While most of her ads were shot in a studio by a photographer, Hadid’s most recent appearance is a little bit different. She stars in Jacquemus’ spring ’20 campaign, which Simon Porte Jacquemus produced and directed over FaceTime.

In addition to shooting Jacquemus’ campaign via FaceTime, Hadid also used the video app to shoot an editorial for Vogue Italia. She appears in images for the publication wearing sky-high gold DSquared2 sandals with black underwear and a long-sleeve tiger-print top.

When it comes to her typical style, Hadid often can be found in casual wares. The “It” girl is a big fan of Dr. Martens boots, Converse sneakers and Ugg Fluff Yeah slippers.

Click through the gallery to see how Bella Hadid’s street style has evolved over the years.

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Footwear Legend Eli Footer, Who Helped Build Schwartz & Benjamin, Dies at 94

Eli Footer, former co-chairman of Schwartz & Benjamin Inc., died on April 24 of heart failure. He was 94.

Footer joined the legendary family-owned footwear firm as a salesman in 1955 and retired in 2003 as co-chairman after holding that role since 1995. Over the decades, he tapped high-profile talent including Andrea Pfister and Manolo Blahnik to design for the firm, which was acquired by Steve Madden in 2017.

Despite Footer’s compact stature, he was a major industry presence, helping open doors for young talent. “I think Eli got more young people jobs in the business than you could ever imagine,” said former Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) President Joe Moore, who met Footer while Moore was a sales associate at Bullock’s department store.

Among the young designers Footer helped promote were Reed Evins and his sister Melissa, co-owners of fashion brand Two City Kids.

“Eli set the mood for the whole company,” said Reed, who along with Melissa, was hired to design for the company’s Anne Klein collection, one of Schwartz & Benjamin’s licensed businesses. “He was a quiet man, but very strong in his presence.”

Danny Schwartz — former CEO of Schwartz & Benjamin, the company his grandfather founded in 1923 and where his father Arthur Schwartz served as president until 1993 — recalled Footer as a straight shooter when it came to working with clients. “He was the face of our company for many years and wasn’t afraid to tell people, no, when making unreasonable requests. They called him the Dr. No of the industry. It wasn’t a game he wanted to play,” Schwartz said.

Arthur Schwartz, the former company president who worked alongside Footer for decades,  said: “He was a great merchant and able to maximize the salability and volume of something that was good,” he said. “He would anticipate the success of an [item], and he backed it up with stock. He was terrific and as integral part of the company and as important as an single person.”

Footer’s son Laurence agreed his father didn’t hold back any punches. “He was known for that in the industry,” said Footer. “He didn’t play games with people. He wouldn’t do markdowns or special deals. He could not be swayed or change course.”

Over the years, Footer was active in industry causes, serving as chairman of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York from 1987 to 1988. According to Jeannette Chang, former VP and publisher at Harper’s Bazaar, Footer was instrumental in helping her garner support for an early “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event.

“He knew everybody, all the vendors,” said Chang, whose job it was to tap companies for donations. “He showed me the ropes, giving me the names of all his competitors. They were like his pals.”

Schwartz & Benjamin provided Footer with more than a career opportunity. There he met his wife Phyllis, who joined the company in 1969. She was eventually named VP of product, retiring in 2007.

Before embarking on his footwear career, Footer served during World War II as a gunner, flying 25 missions over Japan. He later put himself through college under the G.I. Bill.

Footer is survived by his wife, sons Laurence and Andrew, and four grandchildren.

Supporting Independents: Why Sustainability is Still Key For Carlotha Ray Designer Mariela Schwarz Montiel

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, the businesses of young, emerging and independent designers are likely to be the most vulnerable. In a new series, FN will spotlight these creatives to learn how they are adjusting to a new way of working and living.

The pandemic dealt Mariela Schwarz Montiel a cruel blow. Having launched for spring ’20 with Onward Luxury Group, she was already stocked at Takashimaya in Japan, Le Bon Marché in Paris and online in the U.S. with Shopbop. “We were in an amazing position,” she said of her new sustainable flip-flop label Carlotha Ray. “We had an installation at Bon Marché next to luxury labels like Chanel, Dior and Sergio Rossi where we were selling 10 to 20 pairs of sandals a day when it was still winter,” she added.

But Bon Marché was one of the first stores in the French capital to close its doors.

Montiel responded swiftly, though, pivoting her strategy practically overnight. She flipped her focus to the digital to communicate with customers and continue the storytelling approach fundamental to her label.

The scalloped silhouettes and delicate perforations of her shoes are inspired by porcelain and the filigree metal architecture in the garden of her Limoges home.

But whereas she’d previously explained this via physical installations, she began creating film and images for her social media to bring them to life for a digital audience. The idea generated such a positive response that she’ll continue to use the medium.

Going forward, she plans to do photo and video shoots at her Italian factory once it reopens next month. The focus will be on revealing some of her manufacturing processes: how 100 percent natural Madagascan rubber is blended with mushrooms for a more spongy texture, colored with egg shells and herbs and scented with essential oils made from lily of the valley and rose.

Montiel firmly believes that sustainability will become increasingly important to consumers as we exit confinement and enter the next phase. This has encouraged her to take her eco-friendly credentials to the next level.

Her goal is to work with the OLG’s new research laboratory division creating new materials. “I want to make the shoes fully compostable,” she said. Her mantra? “Be what you are, but even more.”

She’s also using the downtime productively to work on a bigger picture project. The designer is in talks with major luxury hotel groups about supplying her new fall ’20 eco-satin slippers for their guest rooms instead of the more accustomed disposable kind.

Quarantine has taught her to slow down. “In the future I definitely won’t be traveling as much as I did before,” she said. “I’ve been really enjoying the simple things like cooking for my children.” She’s half Paraguayan so her latest recipe is a traditional corn soufflé made with egg whites and cheese to remind her of home.

Supporting Independents: How Nobull’s Digital Expertise Is Keeping the Fitness Brand Going

With brick-and-mortar still temporarily shuttered in most parts of the country, brands with a strong physical presence have had to adapt to a digitally-led business model. The transition, however, is easier for some than it is for others.

Michael Schaeffer, co-founder of fitness-focused label Nobull, said being digitally native has been an advantage in navigating the forced isolation and social distancing.

“We do have retail but we didn’t start with that,” Schaeffer said. “Even from the perspective of working together as a team, we were used to doing that from a remote perspective from the beginning.”

During this time, Nobull has kept busy with product launches and charitable contributions. At the start of April, the brand partnered with United In Movement to raise coronavirus relief funds for the CrossFit Foundation, Action Against Hunger and Red Cross Global. To boost the efforts, Nobull created black and pink iterations of its Trainer silhouette with 100% of the net proceeds going to the organization.

And last week, Nobull introduced its “Jared’s Floral Shop” activation for the third straight year, a fictional business for CrossFit athlete Jared Stevens that promotes its line of floral print footwear.

Here, Schaeffer reveals the bright spots during these uncertain economic times and how Nobull will be stronger when business begins to normalize.

On bright spots:

Michael Schaeffer: “Actually, a lot of stuff is positive. Our community that we’ve built over the last couple of years, it’s amazing to see how engaged they are. Even when they can’t leave their home, even when they can’t go to their CrossFit box, if it’s hard for them to go for a run, they’re super connected with us — probably even more so now. We’ve tried to be as creative as possible and not just push product, which we don’t really do. It’s more about engagement. We’ve had a lot of fun with with our athletes hosting various things, not just workouts. We had a tie-dye session with Sam Dancer, he’s one of our athletes. There have been a lot of bright moments. It’s not all negative and depressing for us. There have actually been some really good evolutions coming out of this. From a personal perspective, we have some team members that are not based in Boston who I usually talk to once every two weeks. I’m more connected now with them  because we are in meetings every single day a couple of times, it’s becoming second nature. So there are actually some really positive developments coming out of this.”

On the coronavirus’ impact on product launches:

MS: “Launches are going strong. We definitely have a really strong customer base and community that we built. Initially, we did not know how coronavirus was going to affect production overseas. Our footwear is made in Asia, most apparel is made domestically, accessories are made overseas and we have distribution in Europe. So in the middle of March when this whole thing started going downhill, we weren’t sure what effect this is going to have on us. We had a little bit of a production delay with some of the factories shutting down. It’s still affecting us, actually more so in apparel now, but overall there have just been a couple of small hiccups from a supply chain perspective now. On the flip side, once we have the product, how we launch it, normally we go out and shoot, we create all of our content ourselves. We have an in-house content team and normally they’re about, bouncing around the world, meeting with our athletes, community members, creating amazing content. But we can’t do that right now so we have to do with a lot of stuff that we actually already had. One example is Jared’s Floral Shop, which launched last week. It’s been a yearly thing for the last three years. Jared is not a floral shop owner, he’s a CrossFit Games athlete and an awesome actor. It’s super natural for him. We had a lot of stuff in the can with B-roll that we reused, we reut stuff, we did shoot the new product in a warehouse. It showed us that creativity is more important than routine.”

On the importance of a strong team: 

MS: “We have a code of conduct that Marcus and I started when we started working together in 2012. Even before Nobull, we found certain ways of working together that were advantageous for us. We have one rule that says, ‘Don’t be an a**.’ If you’re unpleasant to work with or interact with then we don’t want to work with you. That goes for employees, for people we hire, interview, our partners. We talk to employees about the code of conduct and we celebrate that with the team. And one specific one is, ‘Whatever, wherever, whenever.’ Most of our employees work in the office every day — but we are very flexible with regards to people needing time to do other stuff like working out or working from home. We we tried to create a flexible work environment that we had in place before this hit. This team is young, an amazing and energetic group that that makes me lively and passionate about going to work every day. Everybody has a lot of respect for each other, we don’t have any egos on the team. It’s even more important when you don’t have that one-on-one interaction physically and that’s really helped us the last couple of weeks.”

On where the brand will be in six months:

MS: “I think we’re getting leaner and meaner. Having to work on these doomsday scenarios from a financial perspective just to be prepared helped us to identify where we can get leaner, where we can come out of this stronger. We’re doing a lot now with fewer resources, so I think there’s a lot of learnings from that. Other than that, we hosted the film festival last year in New York, which was a huge highlight of the year in November. We’re planning hopefully to be able to do that again.”

Nearly Half of Global Workers’ Incomes Are at Risk Amid Pandemic

Nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps businesses shuttered and subsequently reduces incomes.

According to a report from the International Labour Organization, almost 1.6 billion workers stand in “immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed” should the sharp decline in working hours continue as a result of coronavirus-induced lockdown measures.

The United Nations agency found that the first month of the health crisis led to a 60% decline in the income of informal workers, which it defined as the “most vulnerable in the labor market.” Broken down among regions, that represented a plunge of 71% in Africa and the Americas, 70% in Europe and Central Asia, and 21.6% in Asia and the Pacific.

What’s more, it anticipated that the dip in working hours during the second quarter of the year would be “significantly worse than previously estimated.” Compared to pre-outbreak estimates of a 6.7% dip, it now forecasts a 10.5% deterioration.

“For millions of workers, no income means no food, no security and no future,” said ILO director-general Guy Ryder. “As the pandemic and the jobs crisis evolve, the need to protect the most vulnerable becomes even more urgent.”

Around the world, more than 436 million businesses that operate in hard-hit economic sectors face “high risks of serious disruption,” the agency added. That includes 232 million companies in the wholesale and retail industries, 111 million in manufacturing, 51 million in accommodation and food services, as well as 42 million in real estate and other enterprises.

“Millions of businesses around the world are barely breathing,” Ryder added. “They have no savings or access to credit… If we don’t help them now, these enterprises will simply perish.”

The Met Gala Is Still Happening — But It’s Not What You Think

Grab your garb because the Met Gala is still happening and you’re all invited. Well, sort of.

Instead of attending or watching the Anna Wintour-hosted May 4 event from afar, which was subsequently postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, fashion fans will still be able to celebrate the big event virtually, thanks to High Fashion Twitter.

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This online community/Twitter subculture of fashion-obsessed Gen-Zers is giving a voice to a new generation of fashion lovers and using their platform to allow anyone to “attend” the #HFMetGala2020. All one has to do is tweet out looks, photosets, illustrations and more with HF Twit’s official layout and the official hashtag: #HFMetGala. Quite the democratic approach in comparison to the real thing.

“The High Fashion Twitter Met seeks to allow the fashion enthusiasts from around the world to share and express their unique and creative visions without real world inhibitions,” the account posted, noting it has no association with the Met, official gala personnel or the social platform. “[High Fashion Twitter] is breaking down the ‘fourth wall’ of consumerism and creating a new accountability mechanism in the industry.”

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This year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating its 150th anniversary and with that, the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition planned to showcase a timeline of fashion history, themed: “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” And though, the benefit is not taking place, HF Twitter Met Gala is sticking to it.

Those participating are encouraged to use clothes they already own for the designated challenges, which consists of: the photoset category (featuring photos of what you would wear to the Met Gala this year); the brand challenge (creating a look using pieces from a single brand randomly assigned to you); wardrobe styling (creating a look from your own closet); and illustration expression (sketching your own outfit or another designer’s look).

And much like the real-life gala, HF Twit is using the opportunity to raise money for doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, fundraising for The International Medical Corps. Those who donate at least $5 will receive an e-book featuring submissions from each category, written pieces about the HF Twitter Met Gala, and more.

So stay home and stay tuned for the first Monday in May as we cover the HF Twitter Met Gala from afar.

These Whimsical Doormats Invite Guests to Leave Dirty Shoes at the Front Door

By now, it’s no secret you shouldn’t be wearing street shoes inside your home. Studies have found that bacteria, including those that cause sores, blisters and even illnesses, can live on the soles of shoes after you’ve been outside in them. To help protect your personal spaces from these intrusions, there are a range of fun doormats that remind both family and friends to leave their dirty shoes at the front door. For an extra dose of cleanliness, these mats can be machine washed or rinsed off with a garden hose. Here, FN has curated a range of novelty mats that both invite or scare guests away.

vmnbstitch Social Distancing Doormat

This sign of the times mat is made of cotton and microfiber for enhanced absorbency and picks up a non-slip backing.


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Buy: Social Distancing Doormat $27


Calloway Mills Cactus Welcome Mat

Made of coir, a natural material extracted from the outer shell of a coconut, this novelty mat is backed with vinyl for slip-resistance.


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Buy: Calloway Mills Cactus Mat $22


Eanpet Remove Your Shoes Entrance Mat

The whimsical mat features a thin profile that keeps it from snagging on swinging doors and it can be easily cleaned by shaking dirt free or hosing with water.


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Buy: Eanpet Thin Profile Welcome Mat $16


Tag Hey Y’all Southern Natural Coir Doormat

Greet friends with this sturdy mat made of natural, biodegradable coconut fiber that is easy to shake clean or vacuum.


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Buy: Tag Hey Y’all Doormat $25


FP Mat Lose the Shoes Doormat

Made of a durable heat-resistant, non-woven fabric top, it is backed with rubber for slip-resistance.


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Buy: FP Mat Lose The Shoes Door Mat $25


Chic D Welcome Doormat

Invite guests into your home with this decorative small scale mat that easily fits in front of an apartment door.


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Buy: Chic D Welcome Doormat $20


Rise8 Studios Moustache Doormat

This lighthearted natural coconut fiber mat is a fun way to usher guests into your home and is mold and mildew resistant for easy care.


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Buy: Rise8 Studios Moustache Doormat $38


 No Shoes in My House Doormat

Thin profile design for low-clearing doors or entryways features a protective rubber backing to protect against slippage.


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Buy: Momobo Funny Doormat $25


Artsbaba Personalized Doormat

This guest-friendly mat can be customized with a family name for a more personalized way to welcome family and friends.


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Buy: Artsbaba Custom Name Doormat $33


See You Later Alligator Doormat

Greet friends and neighbors with a string of fun sayings, while suggesting they remove their shoes at the door.


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Buy: What On Earth Alligator Doormat $25


ZMvise Come Back With a Warrant Mat

A sense of humor at the door goes a long way with this novelty doormat that is water-absorbing and non-slip.


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Buy: ZMvise Come Back Later Mat $13


Come Back With Tacos Doormat

The fun begins at the front door with this snack-friendly mat that’s can be machine washed for cleaning ease.


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Buy: Come Back With Tacos Mat $25

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Britney Spears Works Out in a Sports Bra, Pookah Shells + Asics After Setting Her Gym on Fire

Britney Spears is back in action at her home gym after she accidentally caught it on fire.

The “Toxic” singer shared a video on Instagram of her latest workout, but before starting, she told fans her home-gym routine went on hiatus for about six months because she burnt it down. “I had two candles and yeah, one thing led to another and I burnt it down,” explained the 38-year-old.

With two pieces of equipment left and a one-sided mirror, the pop star wasted no time in working up a sweat in a black strappy sports bra with rolled patterned athletic shorts and a fun touch of a pookah shell necklace. She gave the look a pop of color with her bright blue sneakers finished with neon orange laces from Asics.

The style resembles the brand’s GEL-Nimbus 21 silhouette and is on sale for $100, $50 off its original price of $150 at Asics.com.


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Asics GEL-Nimbus 21 sneakers.
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The running shoes make for ideal at-home workouts with cushioning FlyteFoam midsoles, rearfoot and forefoot GEL technology for shock absorption and the brand’s High Abrasion Rubber outsole for durability.

Spears’ collection of relaxed footwear includes affordable styles like Steve Madden platforms as well as Birkenstock Arizona sandal slides and Hoka One One Clifton sneakers. When the pop star does make a red carpet appearance, she typically selects pairs from top brands such as Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti and Le Silla.

Click through the gallery to see more of Britney Spears’ iconic style moments.

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Best Sweatpants for Women

After a long day of work, is there anything better than getting changed into a cozy pair of sweatpants? Well, maybe a hot bath, but sweatpants are a close second. With the vast selection on the market though, shopping for the perfect pair can be overwhelming. A good place to start is to consider whether you need a breezier style or one built to keep you warm in the colder months. Then, decide whether you prefer a wide-leg, bootcut or ribbed cuffed style.To make your life a little easier, we rounded up some of out favorite sweatpants for women you can buy. Each pick we chose has an adjustable drawstring waist and handy pockets. Ahead, read up on what makes each pair unique and choose the style that’ll best suit your needs.

Rita Ora Matches Her Electric Blue Manicure to Her Neon Asics Sneakers

Rita Ora is keeping up with her at-home manicures and even matching them to her footwear.


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Rita Ora films a new video in Miami, Jan. 10, 2020.
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The “Let You Love Me” singer took to her Instagram Stories to show off her electric blue sneakers from Asics that coincidentally color-coordinated with her bright blue nail polish. The neon yellow-accented lace-up shoe comes from Asics’ collaboration with Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov that debuted on April 18.

The icy blue GEL-Kiril colorway utilizes mixed leather and caged uppers in a checkered panel across both the medial and lateral sides; the pair retails for $214 at Farfetch.com.


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A look at Rita Ora’s bright Asics sneakers and matching manicure.
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Asics x Kiko Kostadinov GEL-Kiril sneakers.
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According to a post shared by Kostadinov himself in February, he is the first outside designer to work on his own silhouette and sole unit for Asics. The GEL-Kiril blends together high-end performance and design with responsive FlyteFoam midsoles, signature comfortable GEL cushioning and Asics’ High Abrasion Rubber employed in the outsole. The style is available in two additional colors, a cilantro green iteration and a black plus steel gray version that both released in February.

Kostadinov has previously collaborated with the Japanese athletic brand for a series of apparel and footwear styles in 2019 in addition to collections in 2018 and 2017 with more unique sneaker silhouettes like the GEL-Burz 2 and the GEL-Sokat Infinity Runner.

Click through the gallery for more of Rita Ora’s top off-duty style moments.

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“Grandma” Bikinis Are the New Swimsuit Trend That’s Actually Not New at All

Google swimsuits in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, and you’ll probably be surprised by how many of the styles back then are more than relevant if not trending right now. It’s hard to imagine, but there was a point when the high-rise bikini felt extremely forward after a decade of string bikinis and low-rise jeans, but now, bottoms with more coverage are only continuing to gain steam and as of late, another retro swim bottom has graced the market and that is swim shorts.

I can almost assure you that back in the day your grandmother used to wear swimsuits that had a lower-half offering so much coverage that they resembled little shorts. Today, that iconic retro style has translated into literal swim shorts. These “grandma” bikinis of 2020 (yes, that’s what I’ve decided to call them) are honestly the new bikini trend we needed this year—even if we aren’t spending summer exactly how we thought we would.

Swim shorts so far have been selling as either the literal bottom portion of a bikini or as sort of a third piece to your typical two-piece set. Can’t decide which you would prefer? Then scroll down to see the best swim shorts on the market. Whether you buy one now to wear around your house or for later when we can all finally go on vacations again, this new swimsuit trend will ring up feelings of nostalgia and sartorial greatness all at once.

This sweet tie detail is a nice contrast to the more sporty-feeling swim shorts.

Not to pick favorites, but these are my personal favorites of the bunch.

Shop the matching Richard Bikini Top ($143). A summer vibe for sure. 

A one-shoulder top is the perfect counterpart to swim shorts.

And these polka dots are making this particular suit a no-brainer. 

Great for mixing and matching.  Shop the matching Suede Tear Drop Crop Bikini Top ($56).

Vintage-inspired for sure.

That slight ruffle trim is too good to pass up. 

Prefer even more coverage? These bike shorts will do.  Shop the matching Komala Bikini Top ($121).

She’s an icon.

When a string bikini just doesn’t feel like enough, throw on the shorts that follow.

Or wear them as your regular bottoms. At least this set gives you the option! 

In case you get sick of the mismatched bottoms.

Just throw on the matching swim shorts instead. 

A simple suit that you’ll keep around for years to come.  Shop the matching Reversible Bandeau Bikini Top ($41).

This also comes in an assortment of solid colors too, but the leopard just feels timely right now. You know, considering Tiger King and such. Shop the matching Kumu 2 Top ($112).

Everyone loves a soft floral print. 

Especially when it comes with matching swim shorts.

I don’t think a lavender swimsuit has existed that I haven’t fallen in love with.  Shop the matching Cuba Underwire Bikini Top ($80).

Even Bottega is jumping on this trend train.

From now on, I only plan on styling string bikinis with swim shorts.

Especially ones that are glittery and colorful.

Is it just me, or does this swimsuit look really expensive? 

First it will look expensive, then it will look trendy with these cinched-side swim shorts.

If neon colors aren’t your thing, stick to pastels. 

That includes your swim shorts too.

Sporty spice. 

Last but certainly not least, these ruched swim shorts from Rick Owens will be on my mind for a long time. Next up, shop some of the new bag designers we’re loving now.