With summer coming to an end and fashion month right around the corner, it’s no surprise that this week has been OTT with happenings in fashion, art, and culture. Calvin Klein reminded us that cosy is cool too with their slew of minimalist loungewear, and Acne Studios sent us for a check-up to the eye doctors with their newest mind-bending handbag. Elsewhere, collections dropped, and campaigns were released. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
RE-KLEIN WITH DOMINIC FIKE AND OTHERS IN CALVIN KLEIN’S LATEST CAMPAIGN
Calvin Klein‘s Fall 2022 campaign, shot by Alasdair McLellan, features a range of global talents, including Chloe Sevigny, Akon Changkou, and Dominic Fike. Unexpected twists on everyday classics, the collection includes new underwear and loungewear styles featuring updated iterations of their logo prints. Their denims were reimagined using ’90s silhouettes updated with utility details and dynamic textures, all while keeping comfort and sustainability in mind. What are you waiting for? Shop the latest styles on calvinklein.com.
PACK YOUR BAGS: DSQUARED2 AND INVICTA ARE TAKING US ON AN ADVENTURE
Revealed in both the men’s and women’s fashion show, titled #D2Hi_king and #D2takeatrip respectively, Dsquared2 and Invicta have joined forces to create a line of adventure-ready garments and accessories. Combining Dsquared2’s outdoor-oriented dress code with Invicta’s ‘80’s inspired aesthetic, the collection features a range of eye-catching graphics ranging from co-mixed logos to scribbled-on graphics. Released in all Dsquared2 stores, website, and selected retailers in August, the collection is now available for purchase.
ARIES AND RETROSUPERFUTURE TAKE A LOOK BACK IN TIME WITH THEIR LATEST COLLAB
Collaborating for the first time ever, Aries and RETROSUPERFUTURE come together on an exclusive eyewear collaboration. “ZED”, a re-release of the brand’s most iconic silhouette, combines technology and design through hi-tech features and its unique shield lens. Available in two colourways, “Aries Aqua” and “RETROSUPERFUTURE Havana”, the sunglasses will launch on the 8th of September 2022 on www.ariesarise.com at £250.00/$290.
ACNE STUDIOS’ NEWEST DISTORTION BAG HAS GOT US TWISTED
Acne Studios reveals their latest rendition of the Distortion Bag in all new shapes and colourways – this time introducing the hairy cow printed leather and croc patent printed leather. Now available in a micro shoulder bag, the accessory was seen through the lens of art photographer Keisuke Otobe, best known for his signature style of physical manipulation, flatbed scanning, and scratching images in order to redefine the form of the subject. The full range is now available for purchase in all Acne Studios and on acnestudios.com at a starting price of £510/ $590.
JUST ROLLED IN: CARHARTT WIP’S FW22 CAMPAIGN FEATURING THEIR SKATE TEAM FROM ACROSS EUROPE
Shot by Jorre Janssens, Carhartt WIP’s Fall/Winter 2022 takes direct inspiration from the brand’s roots in music and skateboarding. Consisting of contrasting black and white portraits along with colourful abstractions, the campaign includes various faces from across Carhartt WIP’s skate team from Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Belgium. In addition to the campaign, the brand has also created exclusive playlists featuring music selected by featured team riders under the title ‘Music to Skate to,’ as well as a selection of tracks chosen by Lord Apex exploring his musical inspirations. Check out Spotify for some easy listening.
FLAMBOYANCE AND FOOTBALL: PUMA & PALOMO SPAIN’S NOSTALGIC CAPSULE COLLECTION
PUMA and Palomo Spain have collaborated on a collection that takes a retro approach to team sports while also highlighting today’s daring take on gender fluidity. Infusing the glamour of the off-field lives of 1970’s football stars with Palomo’s signature couture infused gender-neutral designs, stand-out pieces from the collection include a bell bottom T7 tracksuit and a football-inspired half-zipped jersey. This is in addition to revamped versions of the nostalgic Weekend sneaker and Nitefox loafer, along with a range of accessories that include bags and a satin scarf. With retail prices ranging from 40 to 450 Euros, the PUMA x Palomo Spain collection will be available on PUMA.com, select PUMA Stores, palomospain.com, and selected retailers worldwide.
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