Looking for reasons to wrap up warm and step out during this wintery week? Look no further. With a collection of ‘leave the house’ opportunities catered to fashion lovers, art enjoyers and Christmas shoppers launching this week – your free time has never been so exciting. No need to worry about the nights spent in because we’ve got those covered too. From Supreme shorts, to break the bank drops and reimagining nights out with Genesis – never will there be a dull moment.
Keep reading to keep up…
PLAY DEAD – THE GOAT IS HERE
While we don’t know much about it – we know it will supremely satisfy. Dropping on the 1st of December – Supreme have partnered with William Strobeck to create another short film – set to feature all things skater. Surely brimming with Supreme, skating and arm biting tricks – posters have been dotted and spotted all around to tease us with its content. Titled ‘Play Dead’ – the skate part is sure to get the heart thumping and inspiration rolling as we gear up to watch it in all its Mid-90s glam. As Strobeck’s most recent film ‘Mind Goblin’ was released with Supreme in 2021 and was 20 minutes of aesthetically cut and engaging clips – this year’s short promises to deliver.
UNIQLO’S BEEN MISSIN’ MARNI
Think 60s colour palettes and 70s stripes – Uniqlo and Marni are back together and collaborating for the second time this year. Inspired by a conflicting collision of purity and chaos – the collaborative collection comes to life in Uniqlo’s HEATTECH, knitwear and outerwear. The collaboration has the winter chill in mind – with pure cashmere orange and brown striped turtlenecks having matching gloves which create a one piece look. With hooded knitted scarves and striped knitted skirts – the collection offers a chance to keep cosy at no cost to your style. Set to drop on the 1st of December, check out the collection on the duo’s websites now.
GENESIS ARE WRITING THE BOOK ON NIGHT-OUT INNOVATION
Picture the scene – an exclusive DJ set in London’s Shoreditch, powered entirely by… a car? Genesis once again reminds us that their technology can make anything possible – giving us the chance to globally stream the world’s first mix fuelled solely by one of their vehicles. Taking place on the 30th of this month, artists Jayda G and Didi Han will be spinning decks connected to the not spinning wheels of a luxury automobile from Genesis. Celebrating the meeting and merging of technology and design, the event highlights exceptional Korean hospitality while reminding watchers to truly enjoy the moment. If the evening infects your groove – grab at the chance to relive the experience, with both DJs curating a playlist of the tunes used, ready to spread like wildfire through your playlists. The laser-filled night is set to be a set to remember. Click here for more info on how to watch the stream.
MATTY BOVAN & FOCUSING ON THE FINAL TOUCHES
Winner of the 2021 Woolmark prize and Karl Lagerfeld award – Matty Bovan presents ‘RIBBONS’, an installation piece at London’s NOW gallery. Unfortunately not available now, the immersive exploration of Bovan’s work will open its doors on the 30th of this month. Reflecting on the designer’s textile-rich work – the experience takes the typically thought of as a ‘finishing touch’ ribbon and blows it up to become the ‘everything touch’. Having been awarded the NOW Gallery’s 2022 Fashion Commission, Bovan has been given the chance to explore his creativity beyond singular garment design and create his own world – inviting us all to experience it too.
LDC X THE CROWN ESTATE ARE HELPING US GIFT GREENER
The concept this Christmas? Sustainable, up-and-coming brands – well, at least according to the Lone Design Club and The Crown Estate. Partnering up, the duo have launched an immersive pop-up in London – which helps us make gifting greener this festive season. Branded as The Conscious Edit store, the space will host industry leaders, change-makers and a series of small, sustainable shops designed to showcase innovation within the fashion, beauty and design industries. With the chance to shop until you drop (your carbon footprint) – the collab also offers a range of educational talks, runway shows and the opportunity to rent your fave pieces from Rotaro. Happy sustainability!
EXPERIENCING FRAGRANCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH BULGARI
Hot from last year’s exhibition in Milan – Bulgari is ready to show London just exactly how nature becomes an algorithm. This is Serpenti Metamorphosis – an immersive and digital experience from Refik Anadol and Bulgari which explores an AI-imagined fragrance. Showing at the Saatchi Gallery, this first of a kind exhibit invites visitors to witness the constant evolution of nature and the snake – coincidentally also the Bulgari emblem. Presented as a multimedia artwork generated by AI – the space features two mirrored walls and two digital screens which endlessly and uniquely combine 200 million images of nature, 160 million photos of flowers and 120,000 shots of snakes – all in stunning colour.
Open now until 23rd of December – the experience looks great and smells even better, so book your tickets now.
THE COLONEL’S CRAFTING ALE
Warmly welcoming you into ‘The Colonel’s Arms’ – KFC have opened their first pub in Hammersmith. Never has tipsy snacking been so easy, as the chain gives us a peak at their interpretation of the traditional British pub – are you ready to chow down with the Colonel? With the opening ensuring pints in abundance and, of course, plenty of finger-lickin’ good chicken delivered right to your table – what’s not to love? In perfect time for the World Cup, the space offers the ultimate game watching experience with screens lining the walls to make sure you get your football fix. Open now until the 1st of December make sure you book your slot to your hands around a pint and hands on their free gravy (baby.)
NO SCHOOL TODAY – IT’S A STUSSY DAY
Another Stussy drop means it must be Christmas! Having already sparked wishlist inspiration with their Stussy x Dries Van Noten drop – the brand is telling you to get your pen back out because they’re not done yet. Adding a little more spice to their Holiday’22 collection – Stussy is making chilly worth it with another iteration of their puffer jacket and trousers. Now available in a perfect, pearl white – the co-ord is what snowy dreams are made of. To slip under this set – Stussy’s second winter ‘22 drop also offers essentials like long-sleeve, pigment-dyed tops and graphic-printed sweater vests. The drop is available now online, or pop into any of the chapter stores worldwide while Christmas shopping to bask in the collection’s beauty.
THE CHANCE TO COLLECT WITH CHRISTIE’S
Where do you go when wanting to nab yourself some exclusive streetwear gems? The only answer can be Christie’s auction – a day dedicated to paying homage to the giants dominating this section of the industry. Fittingly known as “The Greats: Streetwear, Sneakers & Collectibles” – the event offers the highest bidders the chance to own some of the most sought-after, collectable pieces in streetwear. From a series of Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1s, to a pair of signed Serena Williams Off-White x Nike Flare 2s – whatever your poison Christie’s has it stocked. The auction is taking place tomorrow, so whatever limited edition pieces you have your eye on – now’s your chance.
IT’S GIVING GIZA – WITH DIOR
Dior is no stranger to the influence of Egyptian aesthetics – with their Spring/Summer 2004 collection drawing heavily on hieroglyphs, jade blue and deep red beadings and Cleopatra-inspired eyeshadows. Just under twenty years later, the brand’s artistic director Kim Jones has decided to keep consistent – with Dior’s Pre-Fall 2023 menswear collection to be unveiled in front of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo. Taking place on the 3rd of December, the show’s setting explores Jones’ lifelong love for travel and his childhood years spent in Africa. The show is set to be filled with daring Dior designs, while also identifying how these inspirations manifest within Jones’ work.
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