The festive szn is officially looming. Enter: panic buying, train cancellations and desperate scrambles to find that winter puffer you haven’t seen since last year. Whilst the run up to Christmas can invoke many contrasting emotions, you’ll be pleased to know that life goes on in the form of top drops, new releases and ‘you-don’t-wanna-miss-this’ collaborations. Stay tuned for our Friday roundup of everything you need to know to keep you going.
BUZZING: BEE LINE X TIMBERLAND REUNITE
Bee line by Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland are back for round nine as they set their sights on a capsule collection that celebrates the past and the present. Bee Line Creative Director Joe Au pays homage to previous Timberland release ‘Crimson’ with a reimagined take on the Bee Line x Timberland 6″ Rubber Toe Boot, alongside a fresh take on apparel with a selection of co-branded hoodies, fleeces, pants, tees and beanies. Set for wider release in Timberland stores on the 17th December, this latest collab is sure to cause a buzz.
SKATE & TECH COME TOGETHER WITH C.P. COMPANY X PALACE
Cult-favourite premium sportswear brand C.P. Company have joined forces with legendary skate wear label Palace to bring us a collection of key pieces that pay respect to performance wear perfection and contemporary colour ways. Take note of the nod to garment dying expertise paired with Palace’s unmistakably playful British charm. We’re sold.
TIK TOK’S CULT-FOOTWEAR BRAND NAKED WOLFE LAUNCHES IN LONDON TOWN
Bella approved: loved and worn by the likes of Bella Hadid, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, Hong-Kong established luxury shoe brand Naked Wolfe has officially opened its doors in London following their explosion into the fashion scene. Party girls and chic-shoe-loving boys unite. Find them on 163 New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 2UQ.
MERCEDES-BENZ HITS THE BLUE CARPET AT AVATAR: WAY OF WATER PREMIERE
As the world reels from the release of the long awaited Avatar sequel, Mercedes-Benz stunned Hollywood on the (blue!) carpet with a show stopping activation, debuting ‘MercedesBenz VISION AVTR’. Fusing bionic design and technology, the link between the feature-film’s ethos and Mercedes Benz’ activation is clear: to highlight the “importance of the coming together and co-existence of humankind and nature.”
HAYDENSHAPES SURFS INTO FASHION TERRITORY
Renowned surfboard creator and multidisciplinary designer Hayden Cox has kicked off a partnership with The Woolmark Company. Launching on Mr Porter, the collection is a breath of fresh sea air – combining repurposed materials and up cycled bio-resin features with contemporary silhouettes and stylish colour ways. Surf wear shapes meet a modern twist with this collab.
BE@RBRICK X MCM IS A COLLAB FOR COLLECTORS
German luxury label MCM have announced an all new collab with Japanese collectible creator Be@rbrick, reimagining the iconic bear figurine silhouette with a striking MCM monogram wrapping. And you can forget about a gingerbread house this Christmas – the cognac-coated figurines are accompanied by cosy MCM luggage-inspired homes to keep them warm this winter.
DISNEY X GIVENCHY CELEBRATE 100 YEARS IN STYLE
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit returns to spread some Givenchy joy this season in celebration of 100 years of Walt Disney and the Lunar New Year. Announcing a capsule collection of co–branded varsity jackets, statement sportswear and playful accessories, the high-fashion meets family-favourites collab also features an interactive Oswald Sky Painter AR lens – allowing fans to reimagine the Magic Kingdom through their own eyes.
FRENCH THE KID GETS FESTIVE WITH SNOWY NEW SINGLE
With a nod to his soaring presence on the UK music scene, esteemed rapper French the Kid is back with a tune to give people ‘something to press play on over this Christmas break’. With industry-leading production credits from Lovelife (Central Cee, Digga D), the bilingual rapper’s dreamlike new track is ready for us to click repeat on this winter.
STUSSY X NIKE AIR PENNY II CASH OUT
The iconic 1996 Nike Air Penny II is back with a sleek Stussy silhouette. The two cult labels combine their love of bold design flair and pops of distinct colour with the release of two shades. Original Nike craftsmanship meets classic Stussy aesthetic in this multidimensional collaboration.
PUMA & RHUIGI PAY HOMAGE TO THE BIG APPLE
New York State of Grind: Puma has reprised its partnership with LA-native designer Rhuigi Villaseñor with a collaboration that pays respect to the essence of New York City. In true Rhuigi fashion, expect nods to classic American styles such as the varsity jacket and leather bomber in the form of a faux-leather down jacket, alongside PUMA Suede sneakers with “1991” embossing. Inspired by New Yorkers, the collection celebrates the cultural melting pot that is NYC.
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