We made it to Friday, but this isn’t any old regular Friday: it’s the start of Men’s Milan fashion Week Friday. Before your feed gets absolutely flooded with runway footage, we’ve rounded up this week’s news so you don’t miss a thing (you can thank us later). This week, we’ve got Skepta making his cinematic debut, Marine Serre unveils a new campaign, and Kali Uchis has a new album. If that sounds like something you fancy, keep reading this week’s Friday Roundup below.
MARINE SERRE reveals a new Spring/Summer 2024 campaign
Washing your clothes or getting your hair done, MARINE SERRE does it in style. In anticipation for the French designer’s first drop of her SS24 collection, MARINE SERRE has tapped model Winnie Harlow and French actor Alassane Diong, who also walked the show last season. The two can be seen running everyday errands while wearing the new collection, which is now available online.
Skepta is debuting his first film titled Tribal Mark
New year, new venture for the Grime artist and UK rapper Skepta. In partnership with 1PLUS1 Production, Skepta has announced the name of his directorial debut, Tribal Mark, as well as giving us a release date to look forward to, January 24. Tribal Mark is a coming-of-age short film co-directed by Skepta and his long-time collaborator Dwight Okechukwu. The film will follow the story of a Nigerian immigrant living in London, exploring themes of youth, identity, and systemic oppression, and will feature some of Skepta’s very own music.
Natasha Zinko goes “Back 2 Camp”
For her Spring/Summer 2024 show last London Fashion Week, Natasha Zinko took us to “The Camp” through a collection that explored the trials and tribulations of human travel. For Pre-Fall 2024, the designer is taking us “Back 2 Camp,” tapping into that same sense of resourcefulness with a top made out of underwear and jeans with an in-built bag, and capturing her signature style through broad-shouldered motorcycle jackets and ab-enhancing shearling jackets.
Kali Uchis releases new album Orquídeas
Starting the year off strong, Kali Uchis is blessing us with an all-Spanish album titled Orquídeas. With features including Karol G, Rauw Alejandro, Peso Pluma, and more, this new album combines some of the biggest names of the moment in Latin music. There’s no playing around with Uchis, who has just completed her sold out Red Moon In Venus Tour, and with this new album now out, we can only speculate that another tour is on its way.
Brain Dead has some new Dover Street Market exclusive
Wake up, Brain Dead just dropped some exclusives at Dover Street Market. The collective-ran brand has just released its new two-piece capsule, reimagining its classic short-sleeve logo head t-shirt, in a black and white version. Head to DSM London or the DSM E-SHOP to grab your tee, priced at £60.
self-portrait celebrates the Lunar New Year
self-portrait has unveiled its Lunar New Year campaign, directed by the Founder and Creative Director Han Chong. The campaign was shot in Shanghai by the brand’s long-time collaborator Leslie Zhang, and features the Malaysian model Ling Tang and Hong Kong-Canadian actress Carina Lau. Speaking of the new campaign, Han stated “Having Carina Lau and Ling Tan, acting and fashion icons I have long respected, is a dream come true, and to have them alongside a cast and crew of powerful women, for a campaign which honours the tradition of togetherness and family, feels incredibly special and symbolic to what we set out to achieve with our brand.”
Diemme launches its Spring/Summer 2024 collection
The footwear specialist Diemme finds the sweet spot between design and function for its SS24 collection, which reimagines classic styles and introduces new models. From the city to hiking trails, Diemme offers a nature-inspired collection, with soft pastels contrasted with pops of colours, as seen through the signature Cornaro Gomma. Head over to Diemme’s website to discover the full range.
Club Lamata x Ground Studio makes a short film for PONY
The Madrid-based private photo club Club Lamata and the audiovisual production studio Ground Studio have joined forces to create a short film for Products Of New York (PONY), centred around the PONY M-100 sneaker, part of its Spring/Summer 2024 collection. The film depicts themes of escapism and youth culture, directed by Lucia Lamata and Álvaro de Pedro. The full PONY SS24 will drop in March, at Selfridges and Liberty.
nanamica goes to Hawaii for Spring/Summer 2024
For its Spring/Summer 2024 collection, the Tokyo-based brand nanamica is taking steps to become more environmentally conscious. The core yarn fabric has been rethought to include recycled polyester and organic cotton, as soon across tees and pants. The collection takes inspiration from natural landscapes, including a Hawaiian-inspired shirt which features the signature Birds of Paradise motif. If this sounds like a bit of you, head over to nanamica’s website.
Cultnaked is getting ready for Valentine’s Day
The Ukrainian womenswear brand Cultnaked is already feeling loved up, having dropped its Valentine’s Day collection this week. The limited capsule is centred around a sexy red patent leather, with tops, skirts, trousers, and a dress with 3D hearts made out of that fabric. If you’re on the lookout for a Valentine’s Day fit, head over to Cultnaked’s website.
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