The Must Reads of the Week (10/21/13 - 10/25/13)

October 25, 2013 BY WATM


KimYe got engaged, the World Series is underway and Apple ditched felines for Mavericks all before Halloween and the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy next week.

The week has been an eventful and the articles have been stellar. Check out the Must Reads this week that can't be missed.

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1. Dikokore Designs via Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting contributor, Veronica Menendez highlights LA-based, West African inspired brand Dikokore Designs (pronounced "dee-ko-ko-ray"). Heather Shultz and Juan Lujan were inspired to launch this line when they were inspired by the people of Dikokore. Read how the line benefits the community.

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2. 10 Women Who Do Menswear Better Than You via Complex

Menswear is not just a man's game. If some men can influence and create a standard for couture over women then it should come as no surprise that some women are doing menswear much better than men. Complex lists the top 10 women that can pull off menswear better than most men in the world.

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3. Ukraine, a Complex Crossroads of New and Old via Business of Fashion

Business of Fashion reports on the growth of fashion in the Ukraine. Although the Ukraine's fashion community is growing exponentially, writer Robb Young predicts the country's buying power and long-term interest in their homegrown designers and others abroad.

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4. The Ups and Downs of Japan Fashion Week via Business of Fashion

Bonus! Susie Bubble dropped her alias for this article that explains how strenuous the Japan Fashion Week schedule is. Bubble, whose real name is Susanna Lau, picks a few Japan based brands that deserve your attention and how those overseas are able to keep up with the week without actually touching down in the mainland.

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5. 1o Items Probably on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's Wedding Registry via GQ

As you may have heard, Yeezy proposed to Kim K. in San Francisco this week. You may have caught the video of the proposal on Complex or Refinery29 (and even heard of the impending law suit), but GQ has much more to share. In true Jian DeLeon fashion, he lists 10 things that will be on the wedding registry. All jokes of course, but it'll bring a pretty hearty laugh.

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