Pharrell Dons a Traditional Headress for Elle UK and Leaves a lot of Fans UN “Happy”

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Super producer, song writer, author, culture curator and fashion maverick Pharrell Williams has never shied away from pushing the envelope.

However, it appears this time he may have pushed it too far.

On the most recent (special edition) July cover of Elle UK magazine, the “Happy” singer dons a traditional Indian headdress that appears to be quite fitting.

The headdress accentuates his immaculate bone structure and highlights all of his God-given sexiness—wooo! Excuse me as I digress.

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Famous for his headgear, Pharrell has been rocking a variety of hats including his infamous “Smokey the Bear” high top fedora [designed by Vivienne Westwood ] but his most recent choice has landed him in a bit of hot water.

As many know fashion tends to draw inspiration from different cultural styles from around the world and often industry professionals straddle the thin lines between love it or hate it.

Many are concerned because the Indian headdress is an exclusive and ceremonial gift bestowed upon chiefs and warriors of a tribe.

To see Pharrell donned in such a culturally significant article, seems almost like a mockery of the scared Indian tradition.

The cover has many people wondering, where the cultural sensitivity is in this matter.

Not to worry, Pharrell made a statement apologizing for his fashion Fopaux:

“I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry.”

Now this leads to the bigger picture of how the fashion industry (and beyond) uses culture as a costume.

Street Intellectuals, what are your thoughts?

Have cultural traditions loss their significance, as they’ve become the mainstream fashion statements?

Pharrell Covers the April Issue of GQ Magazine and Aren’t We Happy!?!

Pharrell Williams has had one heck of a year.. and it has only just begun. With his break out tune ‘Happy’ soaring off the charts and receiving global recognition, this is only a small glimpse of the Grammy Award Winning producer’s good fortune. It has been a long time coming but the world is finally noticing the little Virginia Beach skater for his undeniable musical and cultural genius. In the April issue of GQ, Pharrell shares with Zach Baron the struggles of his journey to what is now the crescendo of his career. He also gets up close and political, sharing his personal views on the 2016 US Presidential race. If you’re interested in reading more about Pharrell’s style and hit-making creativity, click here. In the meantime check out his looks from the new April’14 GQ spread:

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Photo Credit: GQ.com x Tumblr

Future (@1Future) Featuring Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) and Pusha T (@PUSHA_T)– Move That Dope

Future finally drops his brand new visual for  “Move That Dope” featuring Pharrell and Pusha T. The Benny Boom-directed video, in which the trio is posted up in front of their Jeep Wrangler, features cameos from ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa and Tyler, the Creator. The Mike Will Made It produced track will be featured on Future’s upcoming album Honest later this year.

@Pharrell teams up with @GstarRaw to create Eco-Friendly Fashion #RawfortheOcean

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Just a few days ago at the American Museum of Natural History, Pharrell Williams along with G Star Raw and Bionic yarn announced their new collaborative collection ‘Raw for the Ocean’. This conscious fashion came as a welcomed addition to all the New York Fashion Week happenings.

Raw for the Oceans is a campaign centered around saving the beautiful aquatic habitats that we all enjoy. The project will be an ongoing initiative to collect littered plastic from the ocean. That material will then be recycled into Bionic Yarn, which will be sewn into denim jeans for the new eco-friendly denim line. The RAW for the Oceans collection in set to hit stores this summer, August 15 to be exact.

 

Current Vibes: @Pharrell | Happy //World’s First 24hr Music Video//

It is well known that Pharrell is a musical genius; from production, song writing to rapping but he is also the master of great aesthetics. He delivers on this ideal once more with the first ever 24 hour music video: Happy. Constructed for the Despicable me 2 soundtrack; Pharrell has created an atmosphere of joy that resonates through out the song.

Happy is the kind of track that will make anyone want to get up, dance and sing along. This is evident with every person that is featured dancing along to the tune in the video. Below is  just a segment of the full feature.

However, If you are up for the challenge check out the full 24hrs of Happy here and drop a comment below to let us know how you liked it.