We’re aaalmost halfway there. More like 1/3 through fashion month, which has so far seen shows and presentations make a triumphant stamp on September. With London still in the official mourning period, the capital has paired things back, but that’s not to say that there isn’t still a lot going on here and in the rest of the fashion world. Keep reading for your weekly roundup and get caught up on everything you need to know before the weekend.
LIL YACHTY JOINS THE NOCTA FAM
Unruly and Popcaan flew the flag for the first Nike x NOCTA Hot Step Air Terra collab – and now Lil Yachty has taken the baton. Yachty’s bumping the yellow on black colourway, which seems to have divided opinions online, to put it mildly. For this pair, we see gold accents on the heel alongside the classic Swoosh on the toebox and sides. Cop them from today.
DUKE, DEXTER & PLAYBOY
Air Duke + Dexter has landed with a new pilot: Playboy. Embarking on their second collection together, the two brands bring exclusivity, glamour and nostalgia to their new collection which sees graphic footwear, sleek accessories and a dive into womenswear come to fruition. Paying homage to Playboy, the penny loafer line-up features five print variations citing its vintage covers, limited to just 250 pairs each. Boarding at Gate D (&D).
BARBOUR & YMC GO FULL THROTTLE
Start your engines – two icons of British style have come together for a collaboration. YMC and Barbour are blending military and workwear – all under the ever-popular moto-aesthetic of the moment. Featuring everything from classic Barbour styles like the wax jackets and fleeces to more casual offerings like tees and accessories, the collection’s focal point is a co-branded jacket, adorned by the likes of Steve McQueen.
FASHION & MUSIC GO HAND IN HAND – JUST ASK FLANNELS
It’s no secret that fashion and music are intertwined – and FLANNELS’ new campaign highlights this point perfectly. For its New Luxury line, the store has tapped London-based trio Crowns & Owls, to shoot and direct the campaign. Known for their work with London-based creatives such as Skepta and Slowthai to name just two, the store continues to push beyond the confines of traditional retail and uplift the culture it exists within.
JORDANLUCA SAID RAGE IS A CATALYST FOR CREATIVITY
Some brands possess a sense of vitality that can’t be manufactured – and JORDANLUCA is one of them. It places three things on a pedestal: “the importance of being alive and present in the moment, a fresh perspective on human spirit, and how we can continue to persevere in the face of adversity”. However, for this collection, the brand is going back to what it does best: sex and seduction.
HEARTBREAK SZN: YE & GAP PART WAYS
This relationship took the trajectory of many others before it: starting strong in a whirlwind romance, hitting a few bumps in the road and then inevitably demising into a long and public divorce. In case you weren’t aware, we’re nearing the end stages. Ye’s lawyer confirmed that he’s engineering a premature split with The Gap – seeking to terminate the contract early. “Gap left Ye no choice but to terminate their collaboration agreement because of Gap’s substantial noncompliance,” said Nicholas Gravante, Ye’s lawyer. We’d love to say we didn’t see this coming, but…
NEW ERA WANT YOU TO MAKE IT YOURS
We love campaigns which highlight and celebrate emerging creatives – which is just what this new campaign from New Era does. Taking a look across the European cities of Manchester, Thonon-Les-Bains, Hamburg, Madrid & Gallarate, this initiative looks outside the hustle of the big European capitals, utilising the creatives of different suburbs and cities to model the new collection. Time to finally take notice of those obscure Ryanair flights, it seems.
GANT HAVE WRANGLED A NEW COLLAB COLLECTION TOO
Everybody say Yeehaw – Gant and Wrangler have released a new collaborative cowboy chic collection – and yes, we love alliteration. The 30-piece drop includes jeans, apparel and accessories, whilst exploring the intersection of East Coast preppy and Western denim. We get varsity and collegiate aesthetic, but elevated with Western embroidery and texturing, inspired by the rock legends of the 1960s and 1970s.
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