Jeremy Scott Reveals How The Cool Vibes Of L.A. Inspired His Fiery New UGG Collab


Check out our exclusive interview with the designer

If you needed a clear indication that the early aughts are back in full swing, Jeremy Scott's new collaboration with UGG is your biggest sign yet. The Moschino creative director is now translating his ever-popular, pop culture-inspired designs into eight styles for UGG's forthcoming Fall 2017 collection, which also happens to be the first collaboration from the footwear brand that will be available for all categories—men, women, children, and even babies.

We caught up with Scott to find out what inspired the designs for the highly anticipated line. In an exclusive new video campaign, starring rapper Lil Yachty and model Jasmine Sanders, the designer revealed how he translated the cool culture of L.A. into everyone's favorite boot.  

"I just generally love color and print and expressing myself," says Scott. "So, I tried to kind of bring different elements to the different designs. I thought about the flames coming from the hot rods and the kind of low-rider car culture that seem so prevalent to me and part of the archetype of L.A. coolness."

Watch the video, above, and keep your eyes peeled for the collection's official debut on September 13.

Song: "Forever Young" - Lil Yachty

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.