Pinch punch it’s the second of the month. December’s here but don’t worry, although the weather is getting colder we’ve got you covered with all the heat you need to keep you warm. This week’s Friday roundup has everything from art to scent to fabric – this gifting season not a single thing has been spared. You’re welcome.
ARIES & XOUXOU GO GOLD
Aries and XOUXOU have teamed up to produce a statement 18k stainless steel gold co-branded phone case, finished with an exotic green snake print watermark and insignia logo. The perfect accessory for anyone wanting to stand out from the crowd.
HYPHNT IS MADE BY THE CULTURE FOR THE CULTURE
Artist and business mogul J2K Live recently hit headlines when news leaked of his own trainer brand emerging since being a sneakerhead himself. Now, after months and months (and months?) in the making it’s finally here. Hyphnt has just launched 8 pairs online ranging from dark browns and blacks to light greys and creams. This is footwear made by the culture for the culture, and not a moment to miss.
MODULAR IMAGINATION WITH VIRGIL ABLOH
Virgil Abloh, a visionary of contemporary culture with a master’s degree in Architecture, worked side by side with Cassina to envision this unique project that both questions and develops the design implications of modularity. Rooted within the elementary creative process of play, Modular Imagination is an open invitation to participate in configuring space and building new worlds. Available to purchase now.
MEET THE FUTURE WITH ACW X CONVERSE
The newest concept from Converse and Samuel Ross? The Converse x A-COLD-WALL* Geo Forma – a boot which embraces the notion that technology can push design forward. As an entirely new silhouette, the design language of the Geo Forma is rooted in the Chuck 70, a modern ode to the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star, but is transformed through the concept of angularity. Beginning with the custom mid and outsole units which define the new articulation, the silhouette explores the distinctive artistry of the Chuck 70, but through a futuristic, geometric lens – applying Ross’ signature avant-garde cues, while embracing modern concerns of utility. Perfect for winter.
UNIFROM™ DOES US A SOLID
The luxury fragrance industry has for a long time been dominated by alcohol-based spray perfumes. At Unifrom™ they aim to challenge the obsession with spray and inspire people to explore alternative perfume formats and experiences. Solid is a softer and more intimate way to wear perfume. It comes in a wax-based formula that quite literally melts into your skin. The first two scents are “Frankincense” and “Oud” packaged in a reflective, pocket-sized case so people can perfume whenever they want to – traveling, working, and even at the club.
USHER IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH CARHARTT WIP & LIBERTY FABRIC
For FW22, Carhartt WIP has collaborated with Liberty Fabric, creating a five-piece capsule that ushers in the festive season. Drawing on Liberty Fabric’s rich archive of designs, the collection sees the creation of a two-piece set of pyjamas, shirts, an eye mask, and a limited number of carry-on suitcases, created for this collaboration by the iconic British luggage brand Globe-Trotter. Each one is hand-crafted in Nottingham and lined with the Liberty Fabric print that features throughout the collection.
CAUSE MAYHEM WITH CHAMPION & THE BEASTIE BOYS
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1992 album ‘Check Your Head‘, Champion are releasing a limited-edition, unisex capsule collection. Two 90s icons in fashion & music coming together for an unmissable drop!
KNOWN SOURCE KEEPS IT REAL
Last night saw the official launch & opening showcase of Known Source, a platform uniting fashion buyers and sellers with a game-changing new eco-system built on a grass-roots foundation. Founded by Theo El-Kattan and Henry McNeill-Njoku, the event held at AUFI Space (W1W 8DE) welcomed a fashion-filled crowd including Designer & Creative Director Reuben Selby and actor Maisie Williams, stylist Coco Mell, model Louie Akinwale and more.
TAKING PALM ANGELS BACK TO THE PALM
Italian luxury and street culture collide in Miami for a 90s American-inspired story. The diverse and hedonistic spirit of 90s Miami is channelled by the latest 8 Moncler Palm Angels story, photographed by Philadelphia-born shooting star Quil Lemons and featuring supermodel, philanthropist and forever icon Naomi Campbell.
STUDY HARDER WITH LEVI’S® & ALBERT EINSTEIN
In 2018, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing released a replica of Albert Einstein’s famous Levi’s® Menlo Cossack jacket. And now, for Fall/Winter 2022, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing is excited to announce a women’s version of the iconic Einstein jacket. Made from soft, supple cognac, the Levi’s® Vintage Clothing Women’s Einstein jacket features all the same elements but with a shorter body and a more feminine cut. It also comes in a special Einstein jacket box just like the 2018 replica.
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