Here Is A Recap Of The Week
It was a week of fanfare and celebration of fashion, remarkable achievements and technology as people gained recognition for their contribution towards society. Here are the stories that made our week:
Super Eagles “na baba”
The Super Eagles jersey has been nominated for the London Design Museum’s Beazley Design of the Year. The Nike collaboration jersey which sold out in less than 10 minutes will compete with 86 other projects to clinch an award. The award cuts across six categories (architecture, digital, fashion, product, graphics, and transport).
The winners will be announced in November later in the year. The jersey was ranked as the best jersey by Mirror UK hours after its release. The GQ magazine also ranked it the best Jersey in Russia 2018.
Number 14 bows out
51-year-old George Weah, president of Liberia took up the number 14 jersey against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly to mark the retirement of the jersey. He was joined by 48-year-old Liberia’s Coach and retired player James Debbah. Weah, a Ballon d’Or winner started, lasted 79 minutes on the pitch but not without trying out a few tricks. The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Super Eagles.
Likewise, Tim Weah, his 19-year-old son started the USA against Mexico, making it the first time that a father and son will play an international footy on the same day.
The iPhone XS And upgraded smartwatch
Apple has unveiled three new iPhones in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls. The tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company’s top-end model at $999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. Apple also announced a new iPhone XR will be available in October, with a 6.1-inch display to broaden its pool of buyers.
“Racist” Serena cartoon
Australian Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight published a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open which attracted widespread condemnation from across the world. The Australian paper, however, republished the cartoon and wrote in its defence “if the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very dull indeed.”
Rihanna is savage
Pop star and fashionista Rihanna made her return to the New York Fashion Week after a one-season hiatus with a truly breath-taking and empowering presentation of her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection. As expected, Riri did not disappoint with her collection that championed inclusivity and diversity. The moving presentation-turned-runway featured women of all races and body sizes including pregnant models.