Style Notes: Katy Perry Shuts Down Rumor Mill; Converse's Pride Sneakers
Friday fashion fun.
Katy Perry Shuts Down Rumors About New Beau Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez [The Cut]
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom were photographed getting cozy after the 23-year-old's Las Vegas show, launching rumors of a brand-new romance. The problem? Bloom recently went public with his relationship with Katy Perry. However, the latter took to Twitter to deny that her new beau and Gomez are an item, posting a link to a story about Bloom's latest philanthropic endeavor and writing, "Instead of giving energy & eyeballs to dumb conspiracy..." Gomez retweeted the singer in solidarity with the raised-hands emoji.
Converse Reveals Pride Sneaker [Racked]
Converse has launched a new rainbow-heavy Pride Collection, featuring its classic high-top and low-top sneakers decked out in LGBT-friendly woven and splatter-print designs. The three special-edition sneakers, priced $65 to $85, are now available — just in time for LGBT Pride events worldwide.
Head of Anti-counterfeit Group Owns Stock in Alibaba [Business of Fashion]
An influential international anti-counterfeit group has come under scrutiny recently for allowing Alibaba to join its coalition. In response to Alibaba's joining, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Michael Kors defected from the group. On Friday, the Associated Press revealed that the head of the group owns Alibaba stock and has close ties to the company's vice president. Cue raised eyebrows.
Spain's New Soccer Uniforms Show Off Players' Muscles [Yahoo]
A Spanish soccer team has an eye-catching new uniform. A third-division team from Palencia called Club Deportivo Palencia Balompie unveiled uniforms with anatomically correct muscles and tendons created by Italian sportswear brand Kappa. The uniforms will make their debut on the pitch during the upcoming playoffs.