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Raf Simons Takes New York With New Menswear Collection

New York Men's Fashion Week has come and gone, but Raf Simons' name is still on the tip of everyone's tongue. The Belgian designer premiered his fall/winter 2017 collection in New York City for the first time ever. To celebrate that, he sent a collection down the runway as an ode to the city that …

Menswear

A Look Backstage At The John Elliott Fall/Winter 2017 Show

Feeling a bit of FOMO after last week’s Men’s New York Fashion Week? Never mind that, we've got the cure. Follow us backstage as we check out all of the happenings before the John Elliott Fall/Winter 2017 runway show. We chat with the designer himself about his musings for the latest collection and …

Fashion Week

Homeshake Is A Breath Of ‘Fresh Air’

You may know Peter Sagar as the former guitarist of Mac Demarco. For the past year now, he's been fronting his own band Homeshake and the Canadian recently dropped his third full-length album <i>Fresh Air</i>. On it, Sagar brings smooth guitars and synth beats together with his easygoing falsetto.<p><i>Fresh Air</i> …

Communions Take Us Under The Surface For Their ‘Blue’ Album

There are a lot of charming things about Copenhagen, and Martin Rehof, Mads Rehof, Jacob van Deurs Formann, and Frederik Lind Köppen are just further proof. Together, the four make up the alternative/indie rock band Communions. The quartet met in high school but was soon separated by thousands of …

Indie Music

Jenny Slate And Gillian Robespierre On Activism And Art

Expectations were high when Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre returned to Sundance this year with their new movie <i>Landline</i>. Two years ago, the duo premiered their edgy romantic comedy <i>Obvious Child</i> at the festival, and its ecstatic reception launched both of their careers, Robespierre as a director …

Civil Rights

How Many Statements Can One Make During NYMFW Day 2?

They don't call it a fashion statement for nothin'. The second, snowy day of New York Men's Fashion Week brought outspoken style to the streets. Yes, coats still reigned supreme, but it's words that really caught our eye. Between layered screen printed tees and artfully embroidered overcoats, …

Fashion Week

It Was All About The Coat For Day One Of NYMFW Street Style

Rihanna once said, "You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better." According to the superstar, major outerwear allows you to wear any silhouette underneath; "it gives you an attitude." Indeed, a strong coat can transform an outfit completely. Lucky for us then that we're in the …

Street Style

You’re “Better Off” Listening To The Brand New Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Song

Alec Ounsworth, the vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter behind Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, is back at it again with "Better Off." The track is featured on his soon-to-be-released album <i>The Tourist,</i> due out on February 24. Ounsworth started making waves back in 2005 when he dropped the …

New Singles

Austra Gives Us An Inside Look At ‘Future Politics’

Nearly four years after the release of <i>Olympia,</i> electronic music project Austra is returning on Inauguration Day with their third album, <i>Future Politics</i>. While Katie Stelmanis, the opera-trained vocalist behind the project hails from Toronto, there's no doubt that the timing of the release of the new …

New Albums

Ariana Grande Felt ‘Sick And Objectified’ After A Fan Encounter

Ariana Grande took to Twitter on Tuesday, and posted a stark reminder that women in the public eye are real people, too. The singer's impassioned note was prompted after an encounter she had while out her boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. According to Grande, the couple was approached by a young fan of …

Ariana Grande

L.A. Band Hey Violet Reveal The Items They Can’t Live WIthout

<i>Remember how much fun Show + Tell was back in kindergarten? You’d get to bring in something cool from your home life, share it with all your friends at school, and tell them all about it. Worlds collided! It was the best. It’s how we made all our BFFs. Well, get ready for NYLON’s Show + Tell</i> …

Headphones

Unwrapped: What To Get The Cool Mom

<i>'Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, it’s 31 days of gift giving; for a month, we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list—from your hard-to-please parents to your ’90s-loving BFF and even your spoiled pet. Filled with creative picks that got our pulses racing, our</i> …

Planned Parenthood

Unwrapped: The Lingerie Lover’s Gift Guide

The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show is broadcasting tonight, which should remind you to start Christmas shopping for all the lingerie lovers in your life, be it your closest BFF or your partner. While the $3 million emerald-and-diamond-encrusted fantasy bra, worn this year by the darling …

High Fashion

Jaylien Is Ready To Take Center Stage

Producer Jaylien Wesley is stepping out from behind the console. The Los Angeles-based musician, better known by the mononym Jaylien, has been writing and recording songs for artists like Akon and LL Cool J for years, but now he’s saving a few for himself. He just has one obstacle to overcome. “I …

Fashion Week

Mel C On Her New Album, Motherhood, And How She Feels About The Athleisure Trend

“You know what I <i>love</i> right now?” Melanie Chisholm coos to me through the phone, “athleisure wear and sporty chic. It’s so hot, isn’t it? So I’m <i>loving</i> that. I’m loving that I can wear track pants now and be considered cool.” But for Chisholm, better known as Mel C or Sporty Spice, track pants never …

Spice Girls

15 New Sunglasses You Need This Winter

Just because we’re not spending days basking in the sun’s rays at the beach (covered in SPF, of course) doesn’t mean we shouldn't be protecting our precious eyes and eyelids. The truth is, sunglasses aren’t just a summer accessory. Not only are they essential for protection from the harsh winter …

Warby Parker

Kauf Will “Pacify” You With His New Tune

Ronald Kaufman finds inspiration in the tricky intricacies of relationships. While writing and recording his debut album as Kauf, he explored all types of interpersonal dynamics, from romance and friendship to the sometimes strained interactions kids have with their parents. This is better …

New Singles

Chatting With Taylor Dearden, Star Of MTV’s Sexual Assault Revenge Fantasy ‘Sweet/Vicious’

On the surface, <i>Sweet/Vicious</i> looks like any other MTV show: A glossy and briskly paced dramedy set on a made-for-TV college campus, featuring characters who speak in clever one-liners. But in the pilot episode’s very first scene—in which a masked intruder accuses a vanilla frat boy of rape, makes …

Sororities

Ask A Witch: A Guide To Modern Witchcraft

<i>In "Ask a Witch," Gabriela Herstik answers your questions about channeling ancient wisdom in the modern age. From spellcraft to finding your path, explore what it means to be a millennial witch.</i><p><b>Question:</b> How do you figure out which practice is the right one for you? I’ve been invited to a circle by …

Witchcraft

Hijab Emojis Are Headed Our Way In 2017

After months of begging, Unicode Consortorium has finally decided to make space for some progressive emojis to enhance the diversity on your keyboard. Among the 51 emojis on the new roster, the update includes emojis wearing hijabs, breast-feeding, sporting beards, and more.<p>The push for the hijab …

Breast Feeding

Good Times Ahead On Meeting Online, Opening For Rihanna, And Their Latest Project

Like many matches these days, DJ duo GTA aka Good Times Ahead owes its musical partnership to the internet. “We met through a mutual friend on Facebook,” Julio Mejia tells <i>NYLON</i> over the phone. After hearing Matt Toth’s music on SoundCloud, Mejia sent him a message. Then, says Mejia, Toth "picked me …

Vince Staples

Jude Law Shakes Up The Church In ‘The Young Pope’ Trailer

We can just see the pitch meeting now: "How about this? Jude Law as the first American Pope. Oh, and we're going to call him Lenny." And with that, <i>The Young Pope</i> was born, a new series about exactly that, set to premiere on HBO early next year.<p>In the new trailer, we meet Law's Pius XIII (formerly …

Young Pope

How to Do Halloween Like an Adult

<i>The time has come to accept the inevitable: you’re growing up. Embrace it! Becoming an adult can be daunting, but not when you have guides as easy (and, let’s face it, as cool) as the ones in our new Adultify series. Now, you won’t ever have to utter that cringe-worthy term “adulting” when you</i> …

Trick-Or-Treating

Photographer Kate Owen Blurs The Lines Of Fashion And Art In Her Latest Shoot

Kate Owen isn’t afraid to blur the line between photos and paintings. Her work combines the elements of movement, energy, and color, and nowhere is that mash-up more obvious—and alluring—than her latest shoot.<p>Drawing inspiration from the works of artists like Ellsworth Kelly’s progressive use of …

Hermès

The Weeknd Shares Gory New Video For “False Alarm”

The Weeknd teased the parental advisory nature of his video for “False Alarm” yesterday on Twitter. And now we’re seeing just how serious he was about that forewarning. Just in case the message doesn’t register for some, the squeamish need not press play.<p>The singer teamed up with Russian director …

The Weeknd

CoverGirl Just Appointed Its First Male Ambassador

A lot of celebrities have been tapped to serve as the face of CoverGirl in the past. Amongst the bunch are Zendaya, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Drew Barrymore. What these ladies all have in common—aside from being famous—is, just that, they're ladies. Today, the brand announced that it’s switching …

Non-binary

15 New Singer-Songwriters That Will Steal Your Heart

It's that time of year again! You've overplayed those summer bangers and need to refresh your playlist, but you don't know where to begin. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the coolest new singer-songwriters.<p>These ridiculously talented musicians have seemingly come out of nowhere, but don't …

Dua Lipa

Mario Marks His Return As A “Reformed” Artist

Chances are that you only know Mario Barrett by his first name. During the early aughts, Mario was an R&B sensation with classic hits that constantly played on the radio like "Let Me Love You" and "Just A Friend 2002." (They were all the rage at my middle school dances.) Come 2006, he casually …

Crystals

Laverne Cox Slays As Iconic Black Women In Her New Cosmo Shoot

Laverne Cox, continuing to be nothing but the best human being on earth, recently played tribute to her all-time favorite iconic black women in a new shoot for <i>Cosmopolitan</i>. Clad in signature looks from Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Tracey Africa, Janet Jackson, Josephine Baker, and Leontyne Price, Cox also …

Women of Color

Benjamin’s Brother Made A Video That Questions Our Perception Of Reality

Conflict can occasionally spawn something beautiful. In the case of Benjamin's Brother's newest song and video, "Room 505," it was a conflict between the artist, Joseph Bach, and his wife that found him alone behind a piano at the Jerusalem Music Academy in a room numbered 505, where he created a …

Imaging