Pinch, punch, first of the month. There’s a fair bit to get you going, like a Comme des Garçons and Freitag collaboration, Ferragamo has a new bag, Carhartt has it sorted for coffee with its collaboration with Rocket Espresso, there’s a new drop from 28 Clothing and Erick the Architect has a special project in the works. Before you settle into the weekend, get clued up on everything you need to know in your Friday Roundup below.
Ferragamo unveils its 2024 Fiamma bag
The Ferragamo Fiamma is a new signature for the brand, debuting for the Pre-Spring 2024 collection and continuing into Spring/Summer 2024. It takes its name from the first daughter of Wanda and Salvatore Ferragamo, who was the natural heir to expand the Ferragamo legacy. Crafted from dappled calfskin, it has visible stitching around the edges and a spacious, lined interior with a flat pocket and a slot for cards. Its rounded shape is a new addition to the design, bringing movement and femininity to the table. The shoulder strap is removable, making this the perfect luxury handbag to take you from day to night. The Ferragamo Fiamma bag is available in two sizes, in black, red, light camel, dark barolo and lucky charm colourways. It is available to purchase from via the Ferragamo webstore and in select boutiques.
Comme des Garçons and FREITAG have teamed up for the holidays
FREITAG is a favourite of Comme des Garçons’s founder, Rei Kawakubo, who has owned a number of bags from the Swiss brand. Now the two brands have got together for an official collaboration. The partnership includes a limited-edition collection of upcycled bags, designed by Kawakubo and manufactured in Japan from used truck tarpaulins provided by FREITAG. The collection, titled “Holidays with FREITAG,” is available to shop in Comme des Garçons and global Dover Street Market stores and online, with prices ranging from £180 to £360.
Carhartt WIP is getting us caffeinated with Rocket Espresso
Carhartt WIP has teamed up with Rocket Espresso Milano for a second time for a coffee meets clobber coming together. The two have worked on a collaborative espresso machine and portable coffee grinder, with both pieces designed for when space is limited. Accompanying the limited edition release is an apron and exclusive short-sleeved T-shirt. While the Carhartt Wip Milano Ticinese store has seen an early release, it will see a wider European release via the Carhartt WIP webstore on December 7, so mark your calendar now.
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE launches “Frozen Flower” for the holiday season
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE has released its “Frozen Flower” collection for the holiday season, offering flowing styles shaped through a unique folding technique. In-keeping with the time of year, the collection is available in a refined colour palette, including “Ice Blue” to “Black.” We see a range of everyday styles, including tops, cardigans, pants, skirts, and dresses. Head to the ISSEY MIYAKE UK webstore, or to the brand’s 33 Brook Street location to shop the “Frozen Flower” series.
Erick the Architect announces his new album
The Flatbush Zombies producer and multi-faceted artist Erick the Architect has been working on a special project and has now announced it: he is dropping a new album next year. Set to come out on February 23, 2024, the new album is titled I’ve Never Been Here Before, and if the already-released single “Shook Up,” featuring Joey Bada$$ and FARR, is anything to go by, the full-length project is going to be on a lot of people’s Spotify Wrapped.
28 Clothing releases its second drop.
28 Clothing, the brainchild of Louis Tomlinson is back with another clothing collection, rooted in the power of connection and the coming together of kindred spirits. Reflective of Tomlinson’s love of football, the collection draws on the aesthetics of the beautiful game. Comprising tonal hoodies, distressed flower-painted pullovers, and referee-inspired chequered tracksuits all bring some on and off-pitch appeal. Also releasing are embroidered mock-neck tops, and Japanese nylon zip-ups and swirling “OFFICIAL PROGRAMME” jerseys. If this sounds like a bit of you, head to the 28 Clothing website to get your hands on the collection.
Enrol in the Timberland Ski School
The Holiday period may be coming up but Timberland wants you to go back to Ski School – or at least that’s what their new boot is called. Made specifically for icy and chilly days, the new boot is completely waterproof and features Primaloft insulation, to guarantee a toastie foot. Head over to Timberland’s website to grab a Ski School boot for yourself or for a gift this season.
KITH launches Mickey & Friends collaboration
KITH is heading into the world of Disney for its latest collaboration with Mickey & Friends. The collection comprises elevated apparel, accessories and lifestyle goods that celebrate 100 years of stories, magic and memories. Highlights from the collection include a varsity jacket, Tapestry Coaches Jacket, Sherpa Hoodie and Crewneck sweater, with a children’s collection taking inspiration from the offering and releasing alongside the main drop. The KITH x Disney & Friends drop is available to shop now in KITH shops and online.
Peregrine and Jordan Stephens are all about their knitwear
The British heritage brand Peregrine has just announced its collaboration with Jordan Stephens, the artist, actor, presenter, but most importantly, a “self-confessed” cardigan lover. It only makes sense the cardigan is at the heart of this two-piece collaboration, with a button-up grey checked version stacked up next to a two-tone peachy crewneck. Both arrive in an oversized fit to maximise comfort. Head over to Peregrine’s website to grab yourself a cosy cardigan for winter.
Paul & Shark announces its Cortina project
For the winter season, the Italian sports and fashion brand Paul & Shark are taking over Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Dolomites-based town. Specifically, the Scoiattoli chalet will receive the brand’s signature shark motif spread across its exterior, where guests can take a breather from the slopes to enjoy warmth and comfort.
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