Diesel gets dirty and Anish Kumar’s new mixtape: your Monday Briefing

Diesel gets dirty and Anish Kumar’s new mixtape: your Monday Briefing

by Ollie Cox
9 min

From dirty denim courtesy of Diesel, Dr. Martens collabing with CSM and Anish Kumar dropping his latest mixtape, this week is jam-packed with cool sh*t you should care about. We’ve made it easier to keep up to date with it all, so sit back, grab a coffee and ease into your Monday Briefing. 

Saucony Originals delves into the archives for the Grid Shadow 2 OG 

Saucony has taken a dive into its archives to relaunch the iconic Grid Shadow 2 OG. This sneaker combines style and innovation by mixing the old and the new. Mesh underlays are paired with nubuck and leather overlays to pair sportswear with timeless styling potential. Look no further than the Saucony Originals Grid Shadow 2 for your updated blend of style and comfort. Head to www.saucony.com to grab your pair. 

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Tiny glasses are cooler when they’re Issey Miyake 

Tiny glasses are in. We all know that, and so does Issey Miyake, who has designed some thin-framed specs perfect for your next pick-up. There are two frame types, Hexagon and Pant, both of which have distinctive designs with a focus on wearable comfort. The arms bridges and temples are thinner for the Bone Series IX line, incorporating two crossing lines at the bridge. This is the key to stabilising the design, constructed from hybrid titanium to provide strength even with delicate detailing. Head to the Issey Miyake site to pick up your pair. 

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Dr. Martens continues its collab with CSM

In 2022, Dr. Martens partnered with Central Saint Martins, London’s global leader in fashion education, to support and identify the next generation of creatives. For 2023, the partnership continues, as a shortlist of 9 students has been invited to work on the 1460 boot, one of the English shoemaker’s most iconic designs. As part of the competition, each student will be tasked with styling an item from their final collection with the 1460. Tasked with judging the competition is Fashion East’s Lulu Kennedy, Mademe founder and Supreme’s VP of design, Erin Magee, Dr. Martens’ creative Director Darren Mckoy, and Fabio Piras, the MA Fashion course leader. The winner’s will be announced in February, so keep an eye out for this one. 

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Supreme opens Korea outpost 

Supreme put an end to the rumours last week, opening its first Brick and Mortar location in Seoul. Like previous store openings, the opening of its latest retail location was accompanied by a limited-edition box logo tee, which just might be the most limited Supreme tee to date. Currently, no online store is set up in Korea, meaning the opening tee could only be purchased in-store, taking fans back to the old school. Its latest opening is part of Supreme’s ever-broadening retail strategy and the streetwear behemoth’s sixth Asian store. 

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Endless Joy launch their latest artworks collection 

Founded by artists and power couple Stevie and Lexi Anderson, Endless Joy is an art project born in the wind and made with love. For its AW23 collection, the art duo delve into the profound themes of life, death and rebirth, taking us on a journey through various historical and mythological inspirations.  

By delving into these themes, viewers are invited to question the essence of life, the mysteries of death and the ever-constant cycle of nature and rebirth. Homage is paid to German expressionist painters, alongside other influences. Every art-filled garment is limited to 100 or less and accounts for three trees planted on behalf of the brand. To get your hands on a rare fusion of art and clobber, head to Endless Joy’s webstore.

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Anish Kumar is dropping his debut mixtape

Titled A mixtape By Anish Kumar, his latest project contains the incendiary track “Little Miss Dynamite”, which Annie Mac awarded the “Hottest Record In The World” as part of her show. Effortlessly blending genres with his soulful sampling style, this mixtape is not one to miss out on. Listen out for a nostalgic nod to the golden era of dance music, where his taste for a tune has earned him respect from heavy hitters such as Four Tet. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for more from Anish Kumar, he’s definitely one to watch. His debut mixtape drops this Friday 25th August. 

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Valentino celebrates Chinese Valentine’s Day with Xu Yiyang, Liu Xiening, and Kazuma Mitchell 

Maison Valentino has unveiled a selection of accessories featuring the Vlogo signature to celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day. Consistent with the vibes of Chinese Valentine’s Day, the Locò, synonymous with the locomotive, is a romantic reference to the design of the model and the idea of urban movement. To celebrate the special day, “VLogo for Love” will launch via the RED online pop up. If you fancy treating someone (or yourself), you know what to do. 

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Levi’s® beats the end of summer blues

By teaming up with tastemakers from across Europe, Levi’s® are showing us the versatility of its garments. Showcasing the iconic and seasonal pieces on offer, the denim giant has something for everyone. From skirts to shirts and even dungarees, head to Levi’s® to you through the end of summer and beyond. 

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Martine Rose and Machine-A bring it home 

If you’re still saddened by yesterday’s result (I know we are), look no further than Martine Rose’s latest footie-inspired collection, released in collaboration with long-term stockist, Machine-A. This scores highly off the pitch, featuring jacquard stripes and a contrasting ribbed collar. Put the beauty back in the beautiful game and wear a Martine Rose football shirt. Pieces are available on Martine Rose’s webstore and at Machine-A’s Soho location. 

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Diesel gets down and dirty 

Perfect for p*ssing off your parents, Diesel’s latest denim offering takes ripped jeans to another level, allowing you to look dirty and be clean. Featuring mysterious brown staining, you’re bound to turn heads. We don’t even know what to call this one? Just done the gardening core? Caked in mud core? We’ll let you guys decide. Releasing at a Tokyo pop-up and on Diesel’s Japan store, if you’re in the city, you should check these out (if you’re brave enough). 

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