You know what time it is…welcome to your weekly Friday briefing. This week was jam-packed with exciting collabs, with Blackpink’s Lisa’s new signature and new music to add to our spotify playlists (thank you Charles Jeffrey). From Maximillian’s Ferragamo releasing their first capsule collection with pieces from their latest runway show to Holzweiler’s new campaign getting us in the Christmas spirit there’s a lot to unpack this week.
If you want to know the ins and outs of all of the best things that dropped this week, keep on reading.
ARIES X NEW BALANCE X AS ROMA…THEY SHOOT & THEY SCORE
New Balance and Aries have won this with their latest collaboration for the AS Roma team for their Japanese tour. The collection will feature actual gear that the players can wear in action and features the clubs signature yellow and red colourways on the kits and socks. They of course didn’t miss when it came to the goalkeeper’s jersey, inspired by trash culture and outsider art synonymous with the Aries brand. The collection also features a “Pre-Game” collection with the AS Roma crest on the jersey and a monochromatic black tracksuit and a limited-edition silver and gold metallic jersey. Where do we sign-up to join the team?
MAXIMILLIAN DAVIS’ FERRAGAMO RELEASES THEIR FIRST CAPSULE COLLECTION
Having only debuted during SS23 at Milan Fashion Week, Maximilian Davis’ Ferragamo is already making waves. Seen on Zendaya and Dua Lipa, Davis has in fact pumped new blood into the brand and has a bright future ahead of him. So we’ve got some good news for fans of Ferragamo’s new era. Today the brand is launching the first Ferragamo Capsule collection. Featuring new designs under men’s and women’s wear ready-to-wear as well as some of the pieces we were all drooling over at their runway show. From the revamped Top Handle bag to the curved heels, it looks like Ferragamo is set to become the next it-brand, and we’re so here for it.
PARIAH CORP’S SS23 LAUNCH IS FRIGHTFULLY GOOD
When a brand hits the ground running with a debut that already has a strong brand identity, you know they’re going to be in it for the long – haul. Launching their Spring-Summer 23 collection based on the cult classic and one of the first horror films “m “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, Pariah Corp created a collection that is a much needed perversion of corporate wear with abstract shapes and distorted proportions with ghastly prints their unusual take on fashion is a breath of fresh air. One thing we’ll say is that the tailoring is to die for.
CHIVAS IS( K-)POPPING A NEW BOTTLE WITH BLACKPINK’S LISA
As Lisa once said, it’s time to “drop some money” on her new limited edition bottle in collaboration with Chivas. Their signature luxury Chiva 18 year old blend was blessed with a touch of LaLisa as she added her own design to the classic bottle. Not only this but fans of the whisky and Lisa can now add a new cocktail to their Friday night rotation. ‘Pink Spice’ is the Blackpink members newest cocktail and all we can say is we’re almost too ready to try it. Lisa being their first ever female face in Asia will make the cocktail even sweeter and hopefully help ease the hangover.
DAILY PAPER & FILLING PIECES REIGNITING THE FLAME WITH THEIR SECOND COLLABORATION
Daily Paper and Dutch brand Filling Pieces are launching an 18-piece capsule collection. From footwear, accessories and a ready-to-wear collection the brands took inspiration from the exuberant flair of the iconic ’Sapeurs’ of Congo. Being the second time the two brands have collaborated since 2013, the collection will feel like a sigh of relief as two powerhouses make pieces that we all need – now please!
ACNE STUDIOS 17TH ISSUE AND LOVE FOR LARRY STANTON
Acne paper is back for its 17th issue and a collaboration with the late – artist Larry Stanton. The new issue entitled ‘Atticus’ provides the unexpected and we love it. Featuring a hybrid format being part biography, novel,art journal and fashion magazine, Acne Studios have created every artist’s dream in a book. With work from over 50 artists inside it’s obvious that the wait was most definitely worth it. Also paying tribute to the AIDS crisis within the books and the talented individuals lost during the epidemic. Taking Larry Stanton’s feature even further the brand is creating a capsule collection “Acne Loves Larry Stanton’ emulating the artist’s work, available in Acne stores worldwide and supported by worldwide exhibitions in his honour.
LOVING CHARLES JEFFREY’S MUSIC DEBUT
The creative director to musician pipeline seems to be a short one these days, and boy are we grateful. Fashion designer Charles Jeffrey is one of the latest to expand their artistic brand into the realm of music. Creating a conceptual art imbued album, music video and merch. Collaborating with Tom Furse and Robert Fox to create an experimental multi-genre sound profile that we’re adding to our playlists asap!
MONCLER HAVE BEEN DOING THE MOST
The Moncler macrocosm has been expanding with their 70th anniversary. With the celebrations comes a reinvention of one of their most iconic designs. In an ode to the timeless Maya jacket the Italian luxury brand kickstarted a new series entitled “MAYA Activation 70”. Enlisting seven of the most influential designers, the series sees each designer giving their take on the jacket. Taking place over seven weeks, beginning in October with a designer launching a reiteration of the Maya Jacket each week, the brand sees their beloved jacket reimagined in various forms and aesthetics. Rick Owens, Thom Browne and Hiroshi Fujiwara are just a few of the powerhouses that have taken part. Following on from this the brand showcased an exhibition “The Extraordinary Expedition” around the world in London, New York and Seoul. With an immersive experience mimicking the feel and sensations of being on a mountain, the brand is pulling all the stops to pay tribute to their signature Maya Activation Jacket.
DR. MARTENS & NO SIGNAL ARE INTRODUCING US TO THE BEST NEW ARTISTS
Dr. Martens and No Signal are two brands who harbour youthful rebellious spirits and so this collaboration was a long time coming. The iconic legacy footwear brand is working with No Signal, the creative hub documenting the black British experience to pair six of the UK’s most exciting underground artists who will be making waves in the music scene in no time. Featuring talent Arytn, George Riley, BXKS, Scuti, B3nga and Len the brands are producing mini weekly shows that’ll see the the creatives discussing their art whilst simultaneously showing us how to style the latest Dr. Martens Utility Wear collection. The first episode is already out on No Signal’s website and episode two will be out on the 8th, grateful we have something to binge watch.
HOLZWEILER HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN IS A$AP NAST(Y)
It’s November so it’s officially Christmas. Shout out to Holzweiler for kicking off the season with their newest holiday campaign starring none other than rapper A$ap Nast. Entitled “See the Light”, the campaign features Nast and actress Lera Abova dancing and showcasing the collections, ease of wear. With gilets, oh-so cosy chunky knits and slouchy tailoring the campaign is the perfect preview into what Christmas will look like this year.
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