Gentle Monster goes gaming with Overwatch 2 & more in your Friday Roundup

Gentle Monster goes gaming with Overwatch 2 & more in your Friday Roundup

by Juliette Eleuterio
6 min

We’ve made it to the end of the week and to celebrate we’ve got some fun new drops for you. This one’s for all the gamers out there: Gentle Monster has teamed up with Overwatch 2 to drop a pair of character-inspired shades. With the Notting Hill Carnival gearing up, Guinness have been working on a very special project with Linett Kamala while Vans has teamed up with two BMX legends to take on their classic shoes.

Gentle Monster transcends reality with Overwatch 2

Gearing up to the release of Overwatch 2: Invasion, Gentle Monster is going gamer mode. Together, the two have linked up to create a pair of tinted “TOKKI” sunglasses that merge reality with the world of gaming, inspired by the game hero D.Va. It’s not just sunglasses though, as a code will be available with each purchased pair that will allow users to unlock exclusive skins and other in-game goodies. The TOKKI glasses are now available online.

Gentle Monster x Overwatch 2©

Guinness is celebrating the women of Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival has always been one crazy party celebrated by the whole of London, and those who travel into the city to attend. This year, Guinness is teaming up with Linett Kamala, the first woman to ever perform at Carnie, in celebration of the strong female voices that make up the Carnival’s Sound System. With the Original Sounds Collective, a community-led mentorship programme will be put into place to encourage and support women in the sound system scene, with Linett being a part of the mentorship panel.


Vans links up with BMX legends

The BMX riders Perris Benegas and Dennis Enarson have joined the Vans family to create a collection of classics. Inspired by the passion for their sport, the collection takes on two iconic silhouettes: the SK8 Hi’s and the Slip-ons. The capsule also includes ready to wear pieces like button-ups, tees and socks with a brand new logo designed by Perris and Dennis, which are all available on Vans’ site. On top of that, the two have paid homage to their community and BMX culture in general by creating Integration, a short film that highlights the collection in its environment.


ELLISS is made in London for AW23

For its AW23 collection, ELLISS gave us soft yet powerful femininity with silk dresses and two-tone knitwear pieces. The pieces were actually inspired by Gunta Stözl, the German textiles designer who was a key female figure in the Bauhaus movement, and Amelia Rosina Lane, a dressmaker and activist who worked with Alice Louisa Belgrave on a bloomer dress. The full collection is now available on ELLISS’ website as well as other retailers.


ISSEY MIYAKE EYES launches new shades

There’s some new shades on the block by ISSEY MIYAKE EYES in its “Bone Series IX” collection. The glasses feature thin frames made out of hybrid titanium which have two crossed-lines on the bridge. Two silhouettes are available, the Hexagon and Pant, both characterised by their geometric shapes. Priced at £405, both pairs are now available online.


Clarks Originals is collaborating with Daniëlle Cathari

Launching today, Clarks Originals have tapped the emerging Dutch designer Danielle Cathari. The designer’s specialty lies in a subversive take on femininity, which she has injected into a Clarks Originals classic, the Wallabee. The shoe comes in 7 new shades, including pale green, blue, and pink, and features an asymmetrical shape, which are now available online.

Clarks Originals©

New Era drops its lifestyle collection for AW23

This season, New Era goes back to its roots as part of its “Always on Side” campaign inspired by the brand’s own heritage. There’s early-days baseball shirts, jerseys, zip-neck sweaters and crewnecks that all tap into the retro sportswear aesthetic. For its headwear, New Era have released a vintage-inspired version of the curved visor and unstructured 9TWENTY and Trucker caps, which are all available online now.

New Era©

BAYLI releases her new single BOTH

It’s giving bad b*tch. The American pop, rock and R&B singer BAYLI has just released her new song BOTH which merges an array of different sounds packaged into an absolute banger. The song was produced by the 18-year-old Sophie Grey, and has a pop-flirty feel while maintaining that girl energy who just wants all the pleasures she can get from life.


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