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Jeremy Scott strikes again! Designer Jeremy Scott is known for his outrageous runway creations often worn by Rihanna, Cassie, and any other hot young A-list celeb you can think of. However, Scott is becoming increasingly popular, not for his New York Fashion Week designs, but for his collaborations with athletic wear company Adidas.
Yes, Adidas, the brand most of our parents wore (think track suits, shell toes, Run DMC, yeah that era) has regained a new audience thanks to Mr. Scott and his clothing and shoe designs. This match made, somewhere between Heaven and a crazy New York design studio began in 2009 with a shoe collection designed by Jeremy Scott for Adidas’ then new line “Adidas Originals”. Jeremy’s first collection was far more than tri-colored shell toes and bedazzled laces; this collection was unlike any shoe collection seen by the brand. Scott’s Adidas designs included plush Mickey Mouse heads, Teddy Bears, and metallic winged shoes which were widely accepted by celebrities such as Lil Wayne, Ciara, and Rihanna, then the public began to take note.
Three years later, Jeremy Scott is the only “Adidas Originals” celebrity designer remaining on the Adidas bill (Missy Elliot and Madonna were once designing collections in 2009), and he shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Scott’s newest Spring/Summer 2012 collection is gaining more popularity than ever and his off the rocker designs are becoming more mainstream.
I am in love with this new collection! As a fan of Jeremy Scott, I love how this new collection has redesigns of old shoes (the panda has now become a gorilla, the metallic wings are now denim) and I also like the new designs Jeremy Scott has introduced into the collection i.e. the American Flag hi-tops. I definitely think Jeremy Scott has given Adidas a new appeal for our demographic.
Below is a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection take a peek at the newest Adidas Originals!
Trayvon Martin, a young life lost at the hands of an individual who was allowed to judge his character based on physical appearance. This case is so multi faceted, that it makes me angry, saddened, scared and a little hopeless all at the same time. .
I am angry that in 2012, a situation like Trayvon Martin’s is not being treated with the respect that it should be. Trayvon was murdered three weeks before this story gained significant recognition. It makes me wonder if this story’s coverage is just another demonstration of our society’s sickening sensationalism or if media powerhouses are using Trayvon’s story as their new cash cow. It alarms me that media outlets are gaining so much coverage over this story, yet I’ve noticed that there has been minimal coverage on how to change situations like this as a nation, what procedures can be taken as far as legislation goes, nothing. I am also angry that in such an advanced society racism has once again reared its ugly and very well camouflaged head. While many are arguing over racial issues, and pointing fingers, there has been minimal coverage on what’s really needed to change the numerous unjust characteristics that exist in our judicial system.
My main argument is that as a nation, we need to break away from the sensationalism of this case and put our fight into attaining justice not only for Trayvon, but also for all the others who have succumbed to this injustice and slipped under the radar. Trayvon’s case is about more than wearing foodies, and tweeting pictures of Skittles and Iced tea. We as a nation have to get rid of this thinking that by holding rallies that things will be changed. We have to force our legislators, representatives, and politicians to change the judicial system to protect us as it should. This case should be just as alarming and terrifying for all races, and all who live under the “Stand Your Ground” law. We have to educate ourselves on impactful ways to change the society that we live in, especially on the heels of elections. We have to keep fighting long after this case loses main media coverage, until justice is served. Until our society truly unites, there will be more Trayvon Martins, more Sean Bells and more criminals like George Zimmerman, and Casey Anthony.