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Roundup: Raf Simons, Cindy Sherman, Drake’s Dad and More

Culture

Roundup: Raf Simons, Cindy Sherman, Drake’s Dad and More

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A lot goes down in a week. From the latest celebrity drama to the new must-have fashion trend, it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, we’re here with a curated list of the week’s most can’t-miss cultural moments. No need to thank us.



The Instagram: Here’s a PSA for you: Cindy Sherman’s Instagram account is now public. And the artist who made a name for herself undergoing and documenting intense transformations is sharing images (which artnet News posits could be considered new work) that range from beautiful to downright bizarre. The selfie has never been so surreal, that’s for sure.



The debut: You may know of Domino Kirke from her marriage to Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley, or from her membership in what is arguably New York’s coolest creative family, which includes actresses Jemima and Lola Kirke, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, and cult vintage boutique owner Lorraine Kirke. But what you may not know is that Kirke has a solo album, Beyond Waves, dropping later this month. In an interview with i-D, she spoke about sobriety, creativity, and being a doula in the effortlessly cool manner that only a Kirke can.



The collaboration: Adidas is getting an ultra high-end upgrade of the pastel variety thanks to a collaboration with Tokyo-based luxury sneaker purveyor Hender Scheme. Three minimalist designs in Easter egg colors (Millennial Pink included, of course) will drop August 17, retailing for the whopping sum of between $900 and $1,000. Only 800 pairs will be released, and they’ll be manufactured in Hender Scheme’s factories in Japan, as opposed to by Adidas.



The interview: Vanity Fair‘s September issue includes a profile of Raf Simons in which the Calvin Klein creative director talks about his childhood, his diverse and extensive art collection, his one-time Helmut Lang obsession, his love of Paris Jackson, his relationship with fellow designer Veronique Branquinho, and what’s next for Calvin Klein. With soundbites from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sterling Ruby, it’s certainly worth a read if you’re at all interested in fashion’s man of the moment.



The future: We all know the worst part of shopping in stores is having to interact with pushy, obnoxious salespeople and the downfall of shopping online is having to wait for slow-ass UPS to deliver your loot. But it appears Uniqlo may have figured out a way to give consumers the best of both worlds. Their answer? Vending machines! As of this month, you’ll be able to buy Uniqlo goods as you would a can of soda thanks to pop-ups in Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York.



The video: For Drake fans, the rapper’s father Dennis Graham has become something of a cult celebrity, popping up in his music videos and making cameos on his Instagram feed. All of this is good, because he, too, is a musician. His single “Kinda Crazy” dropped last year, and the video for it — a kitschy, over-the-top, old school hip-hop vid that sees Graham sitting on an ornate throne — debuted this week. “Like father, like son” has never felt more accurate.