It’s been a busy old week – Prada is heading to the moon and has taken over the Selfridges Corner Shop in London as part of a belter exhibit with Magnum photos, London DIY brand label Nancy has dropped a new capsule collection, and Shake Shack has teamed up with chef Jeremy Chan for a two-Michelin star-worthy collaboration. Keep on top of what matters below with Culted’s Friday Roundup.
Prada Presents Prada Reporter in Collaboration With Magnum Photos
As part of an exhibition titled Witness to Nature, Prada has teamed up with Magnum Photos to explore the relationship between humanity and nature through the medium of photography. Before travelling to key international cities, the exhibition will open at London’s Selfridges Corner Shop.
The pop-up store will house 150 images chosen by Magnum Photos to spark an original conversation between Prada and eight acclaimed photographers. Nature and humankind are celebrated through four key themes: “Nature and Metropolis,” “Costumes and Cultures,” “Community and Seclusion,” and “Eternal and Ephemeral.”
The first pop-up of the Prada Reporter Series will open at the Selfridges Corner Shop in London from 2 October to 11 November, complete with furnishings that relate explicitly to the reportage theme, featuring floor-to-ceiling panels enriched by backlit photo frames. Also complementing the display are mannequins depicted in the process of taking pictures.
Of course, a selection of Prada garments will feature as part of the exhibition, inspired by the Reportage aesthetic, including a contemporary take on the iconic roaming photographer’s outfit. Plays on camouflage and layering also feature as part of the collection, which uses Prada’s proprietary Re-Nylon material to construct items such as the essential reporter’s multi-pocket vest. This exciting photography-fashion takeover is not one to be missed.
adidas Announces “Originals Newcastle” in Partnership With END.
As part of its Originals campaign, adidas has partnered with END. for “Originals Newcastle,” presented by adidas Spezial, an all-encompassing exhibition featuring products from the past and present. The display will open on Friday, October 27 and will run until Sunday, November 5, containing limited-edition releases, including signed personal pairs from Stormzy, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Run DMC, Lily Allen, Ian Brown and more. Alongside these celebrity sneakers, there will be an exclusive preview of the upcoming FW23 collection and a display from the adidas Spezial archive. The exhibition is part of adidas’ We Gave The World Original. You Gave Us A Thousand Back platform and is free to attend.
Maeve Drops “Hyperbloom” Music Video
Maeve has released her self-directed music video for “Hyperbloom,” the newest track from her sophomore EP of the same name. The tune is the focus and title hit for Maeve’s alternative dream pop EP, which combines cinematic and nostalgic elements, delving further into the enigmatic depths of Maeve’s narrative where love blossoms amidst the ruins of a crumbling reality.
It deals with the feeling of being a young woman who falls in love in the age of social media and the anxieties it can bring, contributing to the EP’s look into finding human connection, and we’re here for it. Watch the video here.
Nancy Releases “No Gods, No Masters” Collection
Nancy is the IYKYK London label that you need to get familiar with. As part of its latest collection, the brand – founded by Sam Hughes in 2020 – nods to punk, DIY and skate culture. A mixture of vintage and deadstock camouflage cargo pants feature screenprint detailing and there’s a load of graphic tees to sink your teeth into, too. Head to the Nancy webstore to get your hands on the new bits before they’re gone.
FENDI Serves Chalet-Chic
FENDI has released a skiwear capsule collection for men and women, perfect for the winter ahead. For the men’s collection, we see a spiced-up multicoloured version of the FENDI Shadow, a logo which disappears into geometric abstraction, blending the nuances of blue, lilac, and powder pink to fade into delicate orange and yellow. Clothing items include a ski suit, anorak and zipped jacket.
For the women’s pieces, FENDI has linked to the FW23 collection for a series of windproof, waterproof and breathable jackets, which are coloured in anthracite grey and bright red. At the same time, classic black and white declinations are printed with the timeless FF logo. Of course, no ski collection would be complete without accessories, so FENDI has created a ski helmet, gloves and mask, all featuring the iconic FF logo. The collection is available to shop now from FENDI and FENDI.com.
Chef Sertaç Dirik Fronts Lee’s “Workwear is Our Soul” Campaign
Following a successful “Workwear Is Our Soul” campaign highlighting East London-based creatives, Lee has now taken the campaign to Europe, working with new talent across Sweden, France, Poland and elsewhere in the UK. For the FW23 campaign, Lee’s innovative workwear roots are honoured through a series of loose-fit tees, carpenter pants, and the iconic Locco jacket.
The initial campaign was launched in May 2023 and focused on the diverse range of talent who call the capital their home. Diante Zia will represent Sweden, Samuel Eckert for France, Johanna Tordjaman and Mateusz Ulman, Weronika Luciniska, and Marcin Kubera for Poland.
Representing the UK is Sertaç Dirik, the head chef and co-owner of the award-winning restaurant Mangal 2, which can be found in Dalston.
Swarovski Creators Lab Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of PUMA
Swarovski Creators Lab has teamed up with PUMA for a collaboration dedicated to innovation, creativity, and expanding the definition of high-end fashion for the sports brand’s 75th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the boundary between streetwear and sportswear has been blurred through a co-branded pair of PUMA suede sneakers and a PUMA hoodie. The PUMA for Swarovski collection is available to purchase at Swarovski.com.
Shake Shack Serves up Michelin Star Burgers With Jeremy Chan
Shake Shack has cooked up a storm with Jeremy Chan, the chef of the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Ikoyi, for a special menu. The limited edition burger and fries will be available for one day only at Shake Shack Covent Garden on Friday, October 13, from 12 p.m. until it is sold out, so set your alarms now. The burger itself is inspired by the iconic Ikoyi dishes, which include caramelised veal sweetbreads glazed in buffalo sauce and combine seasonings such as fermented scotch bonnet, pumpkin seed butter and more. If that’s got your taste buds tingling, you know what to do.