Just like that, the week has come to an end again, but not before your weekly Friday Roundup. This time around we’ve got a whole bunch of collabs, like Boiler Room and Umbro that are bringing football into the clubs, HEAT and streetwear brands C.P. Company and 1017 ALYX 9SM finding their way into the mystery boxes, and Ksubi and A$AP TyY’s motorsport-inspired collection. Keep reading to stay in the know.
BOILER ROOM & UMBRO ARE BRINGING FOOTBALL INTO THE CLUBS
Exploring the intersection between the pitch and the dance floor, Boiler Room and Umbro come together in a collection that unites two seemingly separate cultures. Creative director of Boiler Room Amar Adiriwira said “We thought it would be fun to come together to design a uniform for Boiler Room. What does our team look like? It’s constantly changing but it’s always open, energetic, & diverse”.
HEAT IS PARTNERING WITH C.P. COMPANY & 1017 ALYX 9SM
Earlier this year it was VETEMENTS and now its C.P. Company and 1017 ALYX 9SM’s turn to partner up with the luxury mystery box brand HEAT. Now available online, C.P. Company has created a monobrand box for HEAT which includes archival pieces from the Italian brand that dates back to 1971, and pieces from ALYX will be found in the Streetwear and Streetwear Plus boxes, each priced differently but all over a RRP value way higher than what you pay for.
JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN GOES DARK FOR SS24
Titled “DARKDENCE”, John Lawrence Sullivan’s SS24 collection is exactly that, dark. The inspiration comes from a Czech Republic chapel designer Arashi Yanagawa visited in 2016, which was filled with human bones and had an overall eerie atmosphere. The clothing itself features a white shirt that looks like it’s been splashed in blood, strong tailoring on a black suit and long leather jacket with accentuated wrinkles in the middle of the sleeves and horse-riding inspired knee-high boots.
SEKOU JUST RELEASED HIS DEBUT EP
The highly anticipated debut EP from Sekou has finally dropped. The EP is called “Out Of Mind” and features 5 songs including the lead single Forgiving Myself. Available on all major streaming platforms, “Out Of Mind” is an exploration of Sekou’s artistry and all different routes of his musicality, with a mix of raw and honest piano-led songs and more pop-sounding songs.
KSUBI & A$AP TYY’S COLLAB IS HERE
After announcing their collaboration through a series of IG posts, the Ksubi x A$AP TyY collab has landed. Now available on Ksubi’s website, the release of the nine-piece collection is accompanied by a motorsport-inspired campaign. Shot in the streets of NYC, the rapper can be seen wearing the collection, roaming around on a quad, which will also serve as the visuals for the music video for Purge, a track off A$AP TyY’s debut EP.
BAPE & ADIDAS REMAKE THE CAMPUS SNEAKER
The 80s Campus BAPE collab sneaker was first earlier this year in a navy colourway, with adidas teaming up with its long-time collaborator to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary. Continuing the party, a day after BAPE’s first ever fashion show that took place last night, a new version of the Campus suede chunky sneaker has arrived in brown, and will officially drop on July 1.
DR. MARTENS IS THROWING ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE PLATFORM LIVE EVENT
The Alternative Platform is Dr. Martens’ way of showcasing its tight-knit relationship with musical subcultures throughout the years, by hosting music events with emerging artists. With a heavy-hitting lineup for its first event that took place during Men’s Fashion Week, Dr. Martens is getting ready for its second instalment which will be in London, New York and Tokyo, and anyone can sign up to be a part of it.
ANOTHER ABOUT:BLANK SS23 DROP
It’s round 6 of about:blank’s SS23 collection drop and it’s the biggest one yet. With 22 pieces now available online, this drop adds a newness to the brand’s core styles. Last year’s Utility Shirt is reinvented in about:blank’s signature epsom green colour. The Knitted Shirt is also making a comeback, in both beige and green colours, rounding off the ideal summer wardrobe. The whole collection is shot with a 1971 green Mercedes Pagoda, reminiscent of the freedom of summer travels.
FLANEUR’S SS24 COLLECTION EXPLORE THE PASSING OF TIME
The Amsterdam-based menswear brand Flâneur dives into urban exploration for its SS24 collection titled “Passing of Time”. Each piece represents the fleeting nature of time, highlighting the beauty of the concept through full leather windbreakers inspired by the architecture of a drawbridge, denim co-ords and clean lines found on jackets and shorts.
JD IS READY FOR SUMMER
Whether you’re packing for your next mud-filled festival or your next Ibiza holiday, JD has got you covered. Coming out with its summer edit online, the sportswear retailer is pulling through with some fresh styles and pieces from brands like Nike, adidas, Crocs, Calvin Klein and Converse, just to name a few.
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