NYC Skaters Feel “Betrayed” & “Exploited” by Supreme’s Louis Vuitton Collection

While Supreme caused chaos last week by unveiling its MetroCard design in collaboration with MTA, the brand’s loyal skater fanbase is beginning to speak out against the brand’s high-end collaboration.  In addition to the rather affordable MetroCard, Vuitton also released a boatload of other accessories including a skateboard carrier that’s expected to retail for around $54,500.

Unsurprisingly, the collection’s high price tags have left Supreme’s fanbase of skaters and kids feeling “exploited” by both the streetwear label and luxury fashion house. To get a firsthand understanding of the sentiment, WWD rode down to the Lower East Side and spoke with skaters to hear what they had to say about the collaboration: “I think it’s stupid as s–t,” an anonymous skater said of the collection. “It solidifies Supreme’s place in fashion, which is so stupid. They started the brand as a f–k you to fashion, and now they’ve become it,” he said.

“They represent the worst form of street culture,” another thirtysomething skater said of Supreme. “When you go into the store, it’s full of a–holes, they vibe you out.” Supreme was started as a skater label, and according to skaters, this is no longer the case. Furthermore, some think the Louis Vuitton collaboration create a larger divide between Supreme’s skate base and collectors.

“People are saying it’s going to separate the men from the boys. Also change and divide the audience,” said a Parsons student at Unique Hype on Elizabeth Street. Multiple skaters told WWD that in the wake of its cachet-laden expansion, Supreme has diverged from its skate roots. “If you buy that Louis Vuitton s–t, you’re stupid,” said one teenager at the Coleman Skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge.

Supreme issued the following statement to WWD in regards to the negative feedback: “Throughout the history of the brand, we’ve seen our customers have apprehensions whenever we do something unexpected. However, we have always stayed true to the culture from which we came.”

Where do you stand?

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Brace Yourselves For Amanda Bynes’ Comeback — Because She’s Officially Off Probation!

Good news for Amanda Bynes!

On Monday, it was revealed that the former Nickelodeon child star is officially off of probation!

In case you forgot, the All That alum was initially placed on probation after she was arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence of Adderall. And while the stimulant was prescribed by a doctor, the industry vet took it right before she got behind the wheel — which caused her to fail several sobriety tests.

Eek.

Related: Amanda Returns To Twitter To Address Those Pregnancy Rumors!

At the time, Amanda was struggling with her mental health as well as smoking marijuana recreationally. Doesn’t seem like the best combo to us. Just sayin’…

Nonetheless, that’s all in the past for Miz Bynes as her lawyer told TMZ that her case had concluded back on Friday. YAYYYYY!

In fact, things seem to be going very well for the 30-year-old as she’s currently in school at the Fashion Institute Of Design and Merchandising. It’s said Amanda plans to debut her fashion line sometime later this year.

It sounds like the once controversial celeb is bracing herself for quite the comeback! Oh, we hope so.

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Takata pleads guilty to fraud in faulty airbag cover-up

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Takata admitted it intentionally hid the fact that its airbag inflators could explode.

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Takata Pleads Guilty to Criminal Wrongdoing, Agrees to Pay $1 Billion

Japanese automotive supplier Takata pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for providing misleading testing reports to auto makers on rupture-prone air bags installed in millions of vehicles. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

UN slams North Korea over 'provocative' sanctions evasion

UN slams North Korea over 'provocative' sanctions evasionBacked by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door meeting on “the importance of full compliance” with sanctions resolutions, said Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, the council president. The remarks endorsed by China, Pyongyang’s sole ally, followed a report by the UN panel of experts that showed North Korea was flouting sanctions by resorting to middlemen and front companies abroad.


NJ Man Accused Of Killing Two Women Charged With Additional Murder, Assault

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man already charged with killing two women has been charged with killing a third and authorities say a fourth survived an attack.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said Monday that 20-year-old Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, of Orange, was indicted by a grand jury in the deaths of the three women between September and November.

He is also charged with sexually assaulting them.

Wheeler-Weaver previously pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed two women. Attorney Shevelle McPherson said in December that the evidence was circumstantial. She didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

He is charged in the deaths of 20-year-old New Jersey City University student Sarah Butler, of Montclair, 33-year-old Joanne Brown, of Newark, and 19-year-old Robin West, of Philadelphia.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses On Violent Crime And Police Morale

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at his swearing in earlier this month. He said Monday he will focus on issues such as violent crime and police morale.

The new AG held his first on-record briefing as head of the Justice Department on Monday. He said he’s “not a fan” of legalized marijuana use, and threats against Jewish centers are unacceptable.

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