It may be Easter weekend but the fashion industry never takes a day off. Thankfully for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the news and updates from your favourite brands in your Friday Roundup. We’ve got some new sneakers from both Ferragamo and Stine Goya, as well IRL exhibitions from A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE at Milan Design Week and digital presentations by Clarks at Metaverse Fashion Week. Keep reading to stay in the loop.
STINE GOYA RELEASES ITS FIRST EVER SNEAKER
Launched alongside the bold campaign titled “Don’t Walk!”, Stine Goya has released its first ever sneaker. Inspired by Copenhagen’s city life, the dynamic shoe embodies 3 different expressions and emotions – “Flex”, “Dare” and “Chill”. The sneaker is now available for purchase on Stine Goya’s website in 3 different colour ways, including a “Hydrangea Blue”, “Verde” and “Midnight Black” edition.
A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE TAKES OVER MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Short for ‘A Piece Of Cloth’, A-POC is the integrated design and manufacturing system of Issey Miyake, which in 2021 was developed into A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE to further explore and develop the experimental ideas. Now, the brand led by Yoshiyuki Miyamae will be presenting “THINKING DESIGN, MAKING DESIGN: TYPE-V Nature Architects” project at Milan Design week, between April 18 and 23, presenting a range of prototypes that go beyond the scope of clothing.
CLARKS BROUGHT AN ARCADE TO MVFW
The possibilities during Metaverse Fashion Week are endless and Clarks is a prime example of that. Creating a unique experience that merges an amusement park with a rooftop bar, Clarks’ space hosted in Decentraland invited its users to play nostalgic games, such as arcade dance battles. The space took cues from Clarks’ rich history including the new shoe Torhill and the classic Wallabee.
FERRAGAMO LAUNCHES ITS SS23 SNEAKERS
Inspired by the brand’s heritage but designed with a modern lens, Ferragamo’s SS23 sneakers feature a sporty aesthetic paired with the emblematic Gancini seen on the sole. The shoe comes in a series of neutral tones as well as bright colours, like red and orange, and is made up of dynamic materials such as stretch knit, nubuck and split leather. Retailing for £750, the Ferragamo SS23 sneakers are now available online.
MAISON KITSUNÉ UNVEILS ITS LAST SS23 CAMPAIGN
Titled “Destination: Paris”, Maison Kistuné has revealed the last portion of its SS23 campaign in a story called “Sweet Souvenirs” with Hotel Olympia. Giant macarons, a rendition of the Eiffel Tower and a candy-coloured poodle, the campaign highlights Parisian life through a kitsch lens. The imagery showcases pieces of the new collection, including a white-and-green striped bag, which will drop on Maison Kitsuné’s website on April 12.
POLAROID RELEASES ITS RECLAIMED BLUE 600 FILM
Sometimes, accidents can lead to innovation, which is exactly what happened to Polaroid and its new Reclaimed Blue 600 film. Created by the chemist Brian Slaghuis at the Polaroid film factory, the blue film is a one-of-its-kind, using no special dye but rather born out of a chemical reaction using TBHQ. The unique Reclaimed Blue film, which encourages photographers to experiment through trial and error with it, is now available on Polaroid’s website.
NEW BALANCE GIVES ITS 1906R A MAKEOVER
New Balance revisits its classic 1906R sneaker with two new colourways exclusive to JD. Coming in a ‘Metallic Black’ and ‘Concrete Grey’, the 1906R has made its comeback in the past couple of years, with a redesign that puts forward comfort and durability. With its retro-inspired design, the sneaker features intricate panelling and the 1906R tag on its quarter. The new editions are now available on JD’s website for £140.
VALENTINO RECEIVES A HARRODS DEDICATED POP UP
Showcasing its new Garavani Locò bag, Harrods has created a special pop up space for Valentino. The name Locò refers to the locomotive, tapping into the idea of urban movement, which is reflected in the 90s inspired silhouette of the bag. The pop highlights the VLogo Signature shoulder bag in its many different colourways, including exclusive iterations only at Harrods.
DJ REGARD IS NOT SLEEPING FOR 24 HOURS
Taking place in G-Shock’s Carnaby Street store on April 13, DJ Regard will be hosting a 24 hour “No Sleep” session with Redbull Live. Showcasing his latest single featuring Ella Henderson called No Sleep, the DJ will be hosting a variety of talents including Drop G, Majestic, Schack, Connor Coates, Charlie Powell and more. To ensure no sleep will take place, the Red Bull team will be providing energy drinks to those attending the store.
URBANEARS GO COSMIC PINK
The sustainable wireless headphones from Stockholm-born brand Urbanears are on a trip to space with its brand new colourway ‘Cosmic Pink’. Using old bottles and air conditioner units, Urbanears is created with up to 97% recycled materials. Already released in an array of colours, from ‘Dirty Tangerine’ to ‘Charcoal Black’ the ‘Cosmic Pink’ headphones have a 30 hour lifespan. Priced at £69.99, the new headphones are ready for purchase on Urbanears’ website.
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