adidas x BAPE® unite, Carhartt WIP gets summer ready & more this week

adidas x BAPE® unite, Carhartt WIP gets summer ready & more this week

by Robyn Pullen
12 min

This week, we’ve compiled a roundup of new releases, drops, and updates from across fashion, music, fragrance, sneakers, and more that you need to know. Whether you’re getting your wardrobe summer-ready with Carhartt WIP or ADWOA x Trapstar, planning to get dressed up with Givenchy, finding your Spring scent with Perfumer H, or trying to cop some new footwear with BAPE® and adidas, make sure to check out our Friday Roundup. It’s got it all.

Carhartt WIP reveals its SS24 Women’s collection
Carhartt WIP©

In the latest from Carhartt WIP, summer has arrived in the form of its SS24 womenswear collection. Entitled “Soft Focus,” and shot in the outskirts of Paris by Léa Ceheivi, the campaign is shot in memory of hazy summer evenings spent lounging in soft jersey sweatshirts and pants pulled over sun-warmed skin. The collection itself is relaxed and summer-ready, filled with essential loungewear pieces as well as loose-fit denim work pants, lightweight boxer shirts, and much more, depicted being worn in the ordinary, everyday, intimate moments we fill our long summers with, spend relaxing with friends, connecting with family, and refreshing our mindsets. If you’re keen on a summer that sounds something like this, hit up Carhartt WIP’s website or head in store to find the collection. 

Introducing Perfumer H’s latest drop: Dandelion 
Perfumer H©

Perfumer H, the luxury brand known for its elevated range of self-proclaimed “unconventional fragrances,” has just dropped a new fragrance it describes as being “fresh with possibility”: Dandelion. Derived from the wildflower steeped in mysticism, recognised for its mystical, fairy-like appearance with a halo of light, floating seeds – the dandelion itself is youthful, fresh, joyful, and free. Inspired by a memory from founder Lyn Harris’ childhood, spending long afternoons outdoors, blowing the seeds from the top of the plant’s green stalk, Perfumer H’s Dandelion fragrance intends to capture this feeling of light, sweet nostalgia, with a blend of lemon, orange flower and, mandarin, heightened by the clarity of green leaf. The perfect soft and romantic fragrance for Spring, Perfumer H’s Dandelion dropped yesterday in store and online.

ADWOA x Trapstar drop a capsule collection
ADWOA x Trapstar©

ADWOA and Trapstar are coming together to release an exclusive, limited edition capsule collection that blends the UK cultural awareness that Trapstar’s become known for and the graphic, stone washed aesthetic of ADWOA. Merging the unique styles of each brand, the new capsule draws from each of the labels effortlessly, creating something wholly new yet still grounded in the streetwear style their fans already know and love. For example, the new collaboration looks to the past thirteen years Trapstar’s been dominating streetwear, taking inspiration from its iconic “T” logo and typography as well as its place in UK rap. On the other hand, newcomer and rising level ADWOA, founded by Dagye, sees its blend of strong silhouettes with graphic motifs embedded in the new drop. Hit up Trapstar’s website from today to shop the collab.

Givenchy’s reminder of the “Art of Tailoring”
Givenchy©

Luxury fashion House, Givenchy just presented its “Effortless Elegance” collection, a glimpse into the meticulous art of tailoring at the brand. Inspired by its founder, Hubert de Givenchy’s “Givenchy Gentleman,” the new “Effortless Elegance” collection intertwines the refined classic definition of menswear with contemporary sensibilities and effortless dressing. As always, Givenchy utilises the highest quality materials for its collection, using these to showcase the House’s art of tailoring know-how and display its refined ability to create flawlessly tailored pieces. The “Effortless Elegance” collection will be available in store and  on Givenchy’s website from today.

H&M and Rokh hit up Dover Street Market
H&M x Rokh©

Over the years, H&M has become known for its high profile collaborations, from Mugler to Moschino, but the most recent to join the roster of luxury brands and designers to drop a collection with H&M is Rokh. Korean designer Rok Hwang, the founder behind Rokh, is known for his experimental shapes and off-beat elegance, creating conceptual-yet-wearable designs at the forefront of modern fashion. Uniting with H&M, the duo have collaborated on a collection filled with corset-style pieces, office-style bags, double-layer trenches, and detachable-hem dresses, among much more. This week, on Thursday night, friends of H&M and Rokh, including the likes of Awkwafina, Irina Shayk, Letitia Wright, and more, gathered at Dover Street Market in London to celebrate the new drop, which landed last night in stores and online at H&M. Hit up H&M now to find the H&M x Rokh collaborative collection.

Binaurale launched exclusively at Goodhood
Binaurale©

Having only launched recently in December 2023, fragrance brand Binaurale’s rapid success has directed it from the sunny strips of Miami to the streets of London, and straight into cult-followed, independent lifestyle boutique, Goodhood. Founded by Arielle Elfassy and Jack Roizental, Binaurale is a modern fragrance brand with old world expertise, looking to bring its blend of playful individuality to a London-based audience by dropping exclusively at renowned retailer Goodhood this week. Drawing inspiration from the playful, pop culture feel of noughties fashion, Binaurale injects a boost of fun into fragrance, not only through its vibrant scents but also via its eye-catching bottles. Add some personality to your fragrance collection with Binaurale, not available to shop at Goodhood here.

The adidas and BAPE® bring back the ‘90s
adidas Originals x BAPE®©

adidas Originals and A BATHING APE® are uniting this April to drop the adidas N BAPE® sneaker, a rework of adidas’ ‘90s skate silhouette. With an effortless 2000s inspired look, from its suede upper and rubber outsole combination to the iconic contrast stitched Three Stripes, the sneaker pulls on aspects of each brand and merges them seamlessly. Whilst the sneaker itself is a classic adidas silhouette from the ‘90s, it’s dotted with BAPE® iconography, from the Japanese brand’s signature APE HEAD on the lateral quarter to the BAPE STA logo embroidered on the heel and tongue. Dropping tomorrow, on April 20th, in two new colourways, the adidas N BAPE® silhouette will be available to shop on BAPE®’s website

LUCI’s debut album is letting listeners into her heart
LUCI©

New York-based singer-songwriter and rapper, LUCI has just dropped her debut album They Say They Love You, a personal 10-track release conceptualised  mostly in the time post a painful breakup. Following on from her earlier hits like “Spins,” “11:11,” and “Martyr,” LUCI’s debut album is pushing her artistic boundaries to the next level, delving into themes of love, solitude, resilience, self-nurturing and personal growth. Touching on an area that’s both sensitive and also something she’s already overcome, LUCI uses her hip-hop style beats, smooth flow, and lyrical creativity to let audiences into a space into her heart that’s both extremely personal, and relatable. Hit this link to listen to LUCI’s debut album They Say They Love You, dropping today.

Tretorn drops the Nylite ’67 sneaker
Tretorn©

Tretorn, the Swedish label known for its functional and sustainable high quality  boots, outerwear & bags, is back with a new drop this week in the form of the NYLITE ’67 sneaker. Pulling on its classic themes of sustainability and innovation, the NYLITE ’67 is a new step in the evolution of Tretorn’s Nylite sneaker, straight off the tennis court. Given we’re set for a summer filled with tennis-themed fashion, the NYLITE ’67 is an essential for anyone looking to expand their 2024 summer wardrobe, whilst staying comfortable, fashionable, and (most importantly) sustainable. Crafted from a mix of organic cotton, Appleskin leather and vegan suede, this shoe is like no other. Hit up Tretorn’s website to shop the NYLITE ’67.

Pozer drops his latest single, “Malicious Intentions”

Breakthrough, UK rap artist Pozer is dropping his second single today, a track titled “Malicious Intentions.” With pre-saves already going crazy on streaming platforms and snippets of “Malicious Intentions” going viral, there’s no doubt that Pozer’s new single “Malicious Intentions” is set to be a hit, but the final verdict is obviously revealed after the track is actually dropped: and that happens today. Following Pozer’s debut single (and his only other official release) “Kitchen Stove,” which gained over 11 million plays on Spotify alone with zero promo or press, critics are expecting a lot from Pozer his second time round. Hit this link to watch the music video for Pozer’s new track “Malicious Intentions” now.

Represent 247 is getting marathon-ready with its new drop
Represent 247©

Represent 247 is jumping on the back of the London Marathon, which is just around the corner, with its latest capsule collection that dropped this week. Entitled the “London Marathon Collection,” the capsule is inspired by the vibrant spirit of England’s capital city, blended with the functionality and durability of marathon runners’ attires. From logo-emblazoned hoodies to loose shirts and practical headbands, Represent 247’s new collection puts emphasis on style as much as it prioritises technical specs, through a collection that’s designed to perform as well on the track as it does on the streets, or even just lounging at home. Hit up Represent 247’s website to shop the new “London Marathon Collection” now.

POLSPOTTEN’s new homeware range launches at FLANNELS
POLSPOTTEN©

POLSPOTTEN, the Dutch brand known for its playful takes on classic hombre design, is launching its SS24 collection on FLANNELS HOME. If you’re looking forward to a summer of hosting garden barbecues, pre-drinks, and Euro’s watching-parties, a luxurious new selection of homeware essentials are a must-have for elevating your home. Whether you’re looking for statement vases, glassware, or china sets, POLSPOTTEN’s homeware has you covered. Hit up FLANNELS HOME, the luxury retailer’s newly launched home interiors & design category, to find POLSPOTTEN’s hosting essentials, and become this summer’s host with the most.

Featured image via Carhartt WIP©

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