Friday Roundup: BAPE turns thirty and Balenciaga gets musical

Friday Roundup: BAPE turns thirty and Balenciaga gets musical

by Robyn Pullen
8 min

With Milan Fashion Week kicking off on Wednesday, the fashion world has turned into a whirlwind of shows, events, and of course iconic drops. Here are some of the biggest fashion moments off the runway that might have missed amidst this week’s chaos.

Courrèges is doing God’s work with its Holy Bag
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Straight from Courrèges’ archives, the Holy Bag, this clean-cut accessory is seen in an array of makings and colourways. Part of the aesthetic introduced to Courrèges by Nicolas Di Felice, the Holy Bag is a symmetrical, structured bag with a circle motif within the handle. Timeless, flawless, and an immediate staple. Find the Holy Bag on Courrèges website.

Ferragamo launches its Spring/Summer 2024 campaign
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For Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2024, Maximilian Davis has continued his investigation into the Ferragamo woman with a campaign starring Natalia Vodianova, photographed by Vanina Sorrenti, the Italian artist, who has pioneered a form of iconography based on the intimate study of women captured in the comfort of their own selves. The campaign is rooted in Maximillian Davis’ appreciation for the women that raised him. “My heritage, my background and my upbringing have always revolved around the influence and presence of women in my life,” he explained.  

The collection explored the parallels between Caribbean and Italian effortlessness, which is reflected in the campaign, where parquet floors and mid-century furniture are paired with vibrant hues. Head to the Ferragamo website to get your hands on the collection.

C.P. Company x ASICS finally unite for a new drop
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C.P. Company and ASICS are collaborating for the first time ever on a reimagined GEL-QUANTUM  360™ VIII sneaker. Available in two colour-ways – all-over yellow, and silver and black – the shoe is a high-performance design dedicated to investigating modern urban landscapes. Hit up FLANNEL’s website to shop the new release now.

Balenciaga is hearing the sound of music
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Luxury brand, Balenciaga is dipping a toe into music via a collaboration with the late award-winning American composer Angelo Badalamenti. The collaboration started before Badalamenti passed, and is being released as a tribute to him, including a playlist curated by Badalamenti and limited-edition merch, both found on Balenciaga’s website.

Canada Goose and BAPE® launch a new camo companion
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Following on from the Canada Goose x BAPE® collaboration in December, the duo are releasing an ads range of limited-edition MEDICOM TOY BE@RBRICK collectable figurines. Available in camouflage prints, they’re all wearing miniature versions of the Canada Goose Crofton Puffer. Feeling like you need a new well-dressed, bear-shaped friend? Hit up Canada Goose’s website to find them.

Veilance (Arc’teryx) SS24 is April showers ready
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Veilance’s SS24 collection features a variety of clean cut shell jackets, wool blazers, and essential polo shirts, all in the brand’s effort to explore the versatility of timeless designs and technical innovation. Designed in a rural colour palette and wet weather ready materials, both the men’s and women’s collections are available now at arcteryx.com/veilance

TASCHEN releases On NFTs
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The luxury art book publisher TASCHEN has always been there to provide some of the most culturally and artistically relevant phenomenons, packaged up in some paper-printed, hard-bound copies. Its latest ventures marks a historically milestone, releasing On NFTs, the first major historical recording of the digital medium. Artist and blockchain historian Robert Alice edited this book, which contains NFT artworks and artists, as well as discourse on the subject matter. Now released online, On NFTs wouldn’t be complete without the launch of accompanying NFTs, which with TASCHEN includes artworks by Sofia Crespo, Osinachi, and more.

A BATHING APE SS24 celebrates 30 years of BAPE
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BAPE® has officially unveiled its Spring/Summer 2024 collection following its runway show which took place in Tokyo. The collection draws on skateboarding, street dance, flatland BMX, soccer and Y2K influences. The show, and consequent collection is split into four chapters: “Weekend Chillin’,” “Greek Life,” “Street Vibes,” and “BAPE® Core.” Check out the collection on the BAPE® website and grab a piece of the action.  

Gramicci unveils its Spring/Summer 2024 collection
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The spirit of 90s California counter culture is captured in Gramicci’s latest offering, which includes organic twill, nylon, and rugged canvas pieces. The vibrant and easy-going campaign was shot in London, taking to a city which is home to non-conforming subcultures. Merging streetwear with classic outdoors practicality, Gramicci also released a range of climbing and swimming attire, back by popular demand. Head over here to grab your piece before it’s gone.

New Era’s MLB collection celebrates the World Series champions

New Era’s latest collection pays homage to baseball’s World Series and the teams that have won it over the years, including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Detroit Tigers. The capsule collection features team-branded caps, jerseys, varsity jackets and sweatsuits. If this is a bit of you, head to the New Era website and grab yours. 

PLĀS’ new collection knows “What Artists Wear”

Uruguayan, Milan-based emerging brand PLĀS has released drop of its “What Artists Wear” collection, featuring key items such as its “Item 3: Sweater,” and “Item 4: Trousers” made from 100% Italian-sourced deadstock materials and released in one size designed to fit every body. Head to the PLĀS website to shop the collection. 

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