GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY (BRIEFING)

GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY (BRIEFING)

by Stella Hughes
4 min
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It’s that time again – if you’ve come inside to cool off (what the hell, London), we’re providing some light reading to refresh your memory on what’s gone down this week – from fashion shows-turned-memes, to Jack Daniels finally succumbing to pre-mixed Jack n Cokes. A mixed bag this week. Scroll to catch up.

New week, new happenings. Although this week has been a bit of a decompressor from fashion month, we’ve also seen Marc Jacobs show in New York as well as a handful of new releases in the music world – including the unveiling of Beyoncé’s upcoming album artwork and the rollout of Steve Lacy’s new era.

Amongst all of this, there have been various drops in the fashion world that have caught our attention – from further ventures into the metaverse to Croc’s continuing to take over the world. Let’s get into it, just in time for the weekend.

MCM CROCS ARE A THING

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With brands as iconic as these two, any collab would have to be a good one – and luckily, the MCM Croc delivers. Remixing the classic elements and motifs from each, the resulting shoe is black with a mini MCM bag looped around it. What’s more, the collab treats us to gold plated Jibbitz, and classic hardware. Not sure these will ever be left in sports mode.

MARC JACOBS SS23

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In the aftermath of the horrific overturning of Roe vs Wade, Marc Jacobs’ New York show presented an army of powerful women – towering in his severe platform Mary Jane’s, and armoured in his enveloping designs. Beauty was dark and alien, and silhouettes dramatic.

STEVE LACY ENTERS NEW ERA

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It’s been a hard couple of years in the Steve Lacy drought, but luckily his new era is upon us. Two weeks ago, he dropped Mercury, the lead single from his next album, and this week we got Bad Habit and a release date for the album which is entitled Gemini Rights.

ZERO10 TAPS MAISIE WILEN AGAIN

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ZERO10 and Masie Wilen have linked up to recreate one of the designer’s dresses digitally. Originally shown as part of Maisie Wilen’s AW22 collection, the Stardust dress was not actually carried through to retail, but now the style will be available for free, and speaks to the power of augmented reality as an alternative route to market for creativity.

WOOD WOOD LAND AT ROSKILDE

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WOOD WOOD is taking their name literally with their new initiative, which saw them open the Artefact pop-up store at Roskilde festival, in a bid to promote circularity and slow-paced fashion. What’s more, they launched a dedicated resale platform for customers to resell archival pieces from the brand, too. Check it out on their website.

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