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Beyoncé’s new adidas x Ivy Park swimwear collection is here – and it’s size inclusive

Beyoncé has launched a new adidas x Ivy Park inclusive swimwear collection.
The size-inclusive garments follow the brand’s foray into snow wear, footwear and athleisure.

Called the Flex Park collection, the tangerine-coloured swimwear range comprises all-in-one swimsuits, bikinis and swimming trunks in sizes XS to 4X (UK size 30).
Beach-ready cover-ups, a men’s matching shirt and short set, sliders, a bucket hat and bag are also available. The release comes after Beyoncé’s first Ivy Park x adidas collection, which dropped in January 2020, was criticised for not being size-inclusive, with the largest size available stopping at XL. The accompanying release states that the new range “emphatically celebrates the empowered spirit of confident self-expression and individuality”, adding that it aims to inspire “anyone and everyone to fearlessly FLEX their best selves”.

A campaign film released to publicise the collection features body-positive influencer Tabria Majors, fashion influencer Kristen Noel Crawley and actor Quincy Brown.
This fourth collection from Beyoncé will be available for purchase on the adidas website from 22 July, with prices starting at £40.


As well as having 100 per cent ownership of the Ivy Park brand, the Black is King singer made history in March when she became the most decorated woman in Grammys history, winning a total of 28 awards.
The “Crazy in Love” singer took home awards for Best Rap Song (for her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix), Best R&B Song for “Black Parade”, and Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”, which she shared with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who became the second youngest person to ever win a Grammy.
Earlier that month, she also added her voice to the swell of support for Meghan Markle following her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.



Bottega Veneta Launches a New ZineFeaturing a Few of Your Favorite Artists

Nostalgia is always in style. Take it from Daniel Lee, the Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, who has implored sentimentality in his most recent media rollout for the brand. Records, songs, and books have been common mediums for its audience to experience culture through an artistic lens. Now, the Italian luxury fashion house is exploring an alternative way to engage with their audiences with a new zine. For the uninitiated, a zine is akin to a digital journal. Think of it as an online diary, but featuring some of your favorite celebrities and artists. Launching today, Issue 01 features collaborators ranging from Missy Elliott and Tyler Mitchell to Barbara Hulanicki and Tyrone Lebon. The digital journal captures the stylish and innovative universe of Bottega Veneta and will publish four times a year to coincide with the launch of in-store collections. The first issue will reflect the vibe of Salon 01 and hone in on domesticity.

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The fashion industry thrives off of vintage, and these dealers are not only selling garments, but pieces of history. Take Blk Mkt Vintage for example, whose shop is stocked with hard-to-find Black memorabilia ranging from pins to books. Or Black Culture Vintage, which is stocked with those rare merch T-shirts from events like Freaknik and the Million Man March.

There’s also the secondhand resellers like Senseless and Collected ATL that are stocked with vintage sports apparel from their specific city along with hype items. And Reinvintage based in Chicago, which has a stellar selection of vintage designer pieces. Whatever you are looking for, you are bound to find it at one of these sellers. Here are 15 Black-owned vintage shops that you can support today.

READ MORE: https://www.complex.com/style/black-owned-vintage-thrift-stores

It’s more than a magazine it’s a lifestyle

Model: Christopher Kenji Photo by: Ron Fulcher Issue #24 SDM Magazine
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