Fashion News Alert: Kanye West Designs Black Exodus Collection, Pharrell Williams Collaborates with Chanel, and Rita Ora Headlines Performers at 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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It has been confirmed that pop sensation Pharrell Williams will collaborate on a ready-to-wear clothing and accessories spring 2019 collection with Chanel. The collaborative collection will not be available in stores until March 2019, debuting in Chanel’s new store in Seoul, Korea.Pharrell Williams has collaborated with the iconic French fashion house since 2014, appearing in a 2014 ad campaign with Cara Delevigne and also walking in the brand’s runway show in 2016. Still, this is Pharrel Williams first attempt at designing a ready-to-wear collection—he will be working closely with Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld—though he has co-created luxury sneakers for Adidas Originals and Chanel and co-owning G-Star Raw.

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2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Show headliners

According to, Rita Ora, Halsey, and Shawn Mendes are confirmed to perform at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show that is to be tapped in New York City in November. Additional singers signed up to appear at the event include Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, and The Struts.

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show will also reveal the brand’s lingerie capsule collaboration with Mary Katrantzou. Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will do makeup for the models.

“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show will air on ABC on December 2. The show will also air in 190 countries.

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Kanye encourages black exit

With Kanye West the controversy never stops. West has designed a line of apparel encouraging African Americans to leave the Democratic Party as a part of conservative pundit’s Candace Owens’ ‘Black Exit’ or ‘Blexit’ campaign.

‘Black Exit’ or ‘Blexit’ is “the black exit from permanent victimhood,” according to Candace Owns. “Blexit is a renaissance, and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero, Kanye West,” continues Owens.

The campaign merchandise contains baseball hats and graphic tees that come in a range of fluorescent colors. Some of the graphics contain the printed words “we free,” and ‘Blexit” spelled out with a giant black X. Product retails for $25 to $28.

West has been a supporter of the Trump administration since 2016. Hmm, I guess with this political collection ‘ebonics’ rules.

—William S. Gooch

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