The Neon and Nonsense team was everywhere from the legendary ‘Summer 6teen’ tour to the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza in the past week. With no time to idle, we spent a day shooting with AlunaGeorge, an action-packed night with A-Trak, and were witness to Kanye’s surprise performance with Drake and Future. Check out the video episode above for a slew of gems from the past week and the photos below to get a full look into last week’s happenings. Be sure to stay tuned for more, and if in case you missed it, check out Episode 13 at Pitchfork Music Festival.
If you got a chance to look at our last episode of Neon and Nonsense, you got a few quick looks into our recent visit to Paris. The RSVP Gallery team stayed busy with stops at a bevy of pop-ups, showrooms, and runway shows. Creative Director Zach Coffman traveled with the crew and captured some dope photos from the trip.
The crew, which consisted of Easy Otabor, Lance Jackson, and Coffman, was in attendance at the famed VLONE pop-up at collette Paris with Virgil Abloh and friends and got a chance to get a first look at Kanye’s Paris Pablo shop, skipping the line the wrapped around the block. Showroom stops included: Haider Ackerman, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Enfants Riches Déprimés, Off-White, and Clot. The team also got front row access to a slew of shows like Off-White and Clot’s unique street presentation.
Stay tuned for more rare footage and be on the lookout for new arrivals in store and online at RSVP Gallery.
For the latest episode, Neon and Nonsense headed to Paris Fashion Week to take a first look at the newest offerings from a bevy of designers. While in Paris, we got a chance to drop by Kanye West’s Pablo pop-up shop, stop in at the infamous VLONE pop-up at colette Paris, and party with Virgil and friends at one of his Flat White showcases. With visits to Gosha Rubchinskiy, Haider Ackermann, Off-White, Clot, Sacai, and more, this episode is packed from end-to-end with rare footage. Check out the video above for a full scope of the happenings in Paris and if you missed it, check out episode 11, where we partied with YesJulz & Playboi Carti, traveled to Pitti Uomo, and more.
Kanye West held six screenings for his song ‘Famous’ last night in New York City. By now everyone knows “I FEEL LIKE ME AND TAYLOR MIGHT…,” the first 10 words of the song, which have ignited the masses. West’s ever-changing album The Life of Pablo has been at the pinnacle of hip-hop conversation this year. Not just because of the content within the album, but the conversation and controversy subsequent to its release. The Taylor Swift quip being the height of the hype. I don’t need to recap their complicated relationship, but if you have seen the video, you know that fuel has been added to the flame, depending on perspective.
The video, which is currently only available via Tidal, has been screened in Los Angeles and now, New York. LA got the Hollywood treatment and tickets sold out almost instantly. West took the streets of NYC, much like his famed ‘New Slaves‘ screenings, and notified fans with tweets revealing six screening locations at 10 p.m. RSVP Gallery headed to the E Houston screening location as fans and curious passerby eagerly awaited the screening. Nearly two hours passed, but at midnight, the projectors illuminated the sides of buildings as onlookers cheered.
Since its release, everyone has come out of the woodwork to weigh in; Lena Dunham took to social media to air out her woes with the video, while Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel (insert Kanye’s Spongebob meme here) blocked out segments of their show to poke fun at West. The Reddit community has already dedicated a slew of threads to the video and its interpretations. The flick features George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and West in bed together and is mimicked after Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 “Sleep” painting. West, who entrusted Uzi to put his signature style on the video, has yet to weigh in on the truths of any interpretations, and may very well leave it to the masses. Check out the gallery above for a full recap and stay tuned for news on more screenings.
Kanye West took to his twitter to make an abrupt announcement which simply read “TOUR.” This was followed by a link to his website which revealed his next showcase. In just three months, West will amass 32 shows in North America, kicking off in Indianapolis on August 25th. Ye will make appearances in 21 states, supplemented by two additional shows in Canada. Most notably, he will play back-to-back shows in Chicago on October 7th & 8th at the United Center and All-State Arena, respectively.
His last outing, the Yeezus tour, ended in 2014 and spanned 45 performances from October 2013 to September 2014. It received iconic status for West’s avant-garde performance approach and its success was only eclipsed by Paul McCartney’s ‘Out There!’ tour. Opening acts included the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake, A Tribe Called Quest, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, and E-40.
No information has been released on the artists, if any, who will accompany West on the tour. Tickets go on sale June 18th and will be available through Live Nation. Check out the images above for a full list of dates.
Hot off the release of the Yeezy Season 2 ‘Military Crepe Boots,’ we get the next sneaker from the Kanye West and adidas partnership. The Grey/Gum Yeezy Boost 750. Baring the same silhouette as the beloved Triple Black pair, these come equipped with the signature midfoot strap and side zips. The feature that has been most talked about are the Glow-in-the-Dark soles, which were first seen on the Nike Air Yeezy. West brings these back with translucent glowing gum soles.
The Yeezy Boost 750 ‘Grey/Gum’ releases Saturday, June 11 worldwide.
In our last post, we took a look into the Yeezy Season 2 Zine and gave a little info on the highly anticipated Yeezy Military Crepe Boots. Here, we take a close-up look at the shoes with abounding detail. Kanye West stays true to the label’s signature earth tones with a monochromatic ‘Taupe’ colorway. Suede outer construction and leather lining give the shoe an ultra-luxurious feel, while the gum crepe outsole gives way to West’s knack for blending high fashion and streetwear. Unlike the women’s heels and boots from Season 2, the Military Crepe Boots were constructed in Spain and without help from adidas.
The shoes dropped at RSVP Gallery on Monday, June 6. They are available in-store only in men’s European sizes 40-47, whole sizes only, with limited availability. For more information, email [email protected] or call (773) 770-6666.