"Kenyan long-distance runner Stanley Biwott was the first runner to cross the New York City Marathon finish line yesterday, marking the 29-year-old's first major marathon win of his nine year career, and he got it done in a pair of Nike sneakers."
(Riley Jones - Complex)
"Now that Halloween has come and gone, the 'official holiday season' begins in stores everywhere. And since this is the season of giving, we’re happy to say we’ve already received a slew of fabulous fashion collabs for this week. From Palace x Adidas to Supreme x Levi’s to Marc Jacobs‘ whimsical Disney collab, we’re ready to be warm, comfy, and fresh as fuck for this Fall/Winter 15."
(Jordan Mack - MI.LK)
"The annual competition, established in 2003, has ignited the careers of nearly every significant American designer under the age of 40. Past winners include Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler (2004), Alexander Wang (2008) and Joseph Altuzarra (2011). This year’s winner, who will be announced on November 2 at a dinner in New York City, will receive $400,000 in cash, as well as a year’s worth of mentorship from an industry leader. The two runners-up will receive $150,000 each, as well as mentorship."
(Lauren Sherman - Business of Fashion)
"REI’s decision to close on Black Friday came with an announcement that almost shames other retailers with chief executive officer Jerry Stritzke saying, 'We think that Black Friday has gotten out of hand and so we are choosing to invest in helping people get outside with loved ones this holiday season, over spending it in the aisles.' REI turned the decision into an entire marketing campaign featuring a special Web site with a countdown clock. The specialty outdoors company instead wants its employees and customers who buy their goods to spend the day outdoors, calling the occasion #OptOutside."
(Debra Borchardt - WWD)
"Winter is a black hole of darkness. In England, it means it begins sometime in October and lasts through – more often than not – March. It's a void filled with damp clothes, wet umbrellas and crammed public transport. For Ryan McGinley, winter is glorious. A snow-dumped landscape full of nude bodies; patched with freezer burn and cut knees, all frolicking around and inside incredible ice caves. Autumn is equally as grand for him, so much so that the American photographer has dedicated two simultaneous exhibitions to them, over two galleries, one in New York, titled Winter – shot in Los Angeles – and the other in Los Angeles, titled Fall – shot in New York. Ryan McGinley's Fall and Winter are on show 5 November – 20 December"
(Ashleigh Kane - Dazed Digital)