Come one, come all for your weekly briefing – and to get you nicely informed for the weekend ahead, we’re dropping it on a Friday. With London Fashion Week officially kicking off today, there have been a handful of drops and releases that may have floated under the radar – so what better way to get your bearings than with this roundup of everything you may have missed, or may miss in the upcoming chaos. From the wonders of Di Petsa to JW Anderson x Moncler Genius, let’s take a look.
1 MONCLER JW ANDERSON DROP
In their third creative link up, JW Anderson has once again joined forces with Moncler to drop a new collection that centres on upbeat escapism: bringing bright colours and nearly-psychedelic patterns to the forefront. Gender fluid and explorative in silhouettes, this collection sees padded parkas, zipped jackets, oversized jumpers and padded miniskirts all compete for the eye. Maximal functionalism at it’s finest.
A.P.C X LACOSTE
It’s croc o’clock for A.P.C, who have collabed with Lacoste on a new collection. Managing to combine both brands’ central design ethos, the released ssees essential sportswear pieces updated with military references dear to A.P.C. and a 90s touch in terms of colours and volumes. Get into it.
FROLOV HEART SWEATERS
With everything that’s been going on, there’s still a war waging in Europe, and still ways to consciously help the humanitarian effort. One of these comes courtesy of FROLOV – a Ukrainian fashion brand that has just launched a new project to aid children who have lost their parents during the war. The collection includes hand-embroidered sweatshirts, proceeds go to charity, and the initiative aims to provide jobs for local craftsmen.
DI PETSA HAS LAUNCHED ONLINE
When you think of wet-look fashion, you think of Di Petsa. With custom wet-look dresses worn by everyone from SZA to Bella Hadid, the designer has quickly risen to prominence, with brides even opting for a Di Petsa wedding dress. After a series of collections available for custom-order only, the brand has now launched their signature styles online – get saving.
YOU CAN NOW SHOP NIGO’S FIRST KENZO SHOW PIECES
Remember the Kenzo show in Paris a few months back? Nigo’s debut, a stunning arcade catwalk and Ye and Julia Fox in the FROW? Well, you can now shop the pieces. The first launch highlights the Kenzo Poppy graphic, which was central to the collection. The motif – Nigo’s interpretation of the Poppy Print originally designed by Kenzo Takada – adorns workwear, tailoring and dresses. Cute.
BOILER ROOM IS TAKING US TO UTOPIA
If you weren’t already aware, Boiler Room have a firm two feet in the fashion world, as well as the musical one. With previous drops including a collaborative capsule and club night with Jungle legend Sherelle, this release sees a return to the simple life – a minimal utopia. From tees to hoodies and accessories galore, tune in via their website.
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