Let’s all raise our glass in celebration of the simple fact that it is Friday – or at least that’s what Flan would want us to do with its latest wine-inspired collection drop. In other news, Oakley has teamed up with Brain Dead to create fashion-forward sunglasses with technology strong enough to support the desert sun, while the British brand celebrated its 60th anniversary, looking back on its subcultural involvement. Now that fashion month is finally over, we’ve got a lot more non-runway news to cover. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know to stay in the fashion loop, so keep reading for your Friday Roundup.
AXEL ARIGATO TALKS 90S FEMALE RAP
A second series of the Axel Arigato Talks podcast has just launched, further expanding the brand’s mission in connecting with its community. Hosted by Axel Arigato team member Tom Prior and engaging its listeners with various artists, the first episode delves into 90s female rap with special guest Eve. Recounting her story from couch-surfing in West Philadelphia to signing a record deal with Dr Dre, the episode is a raw take on the hardships of being an artist. New episodes drop every two weeks with guests Jyoty, La Roux and Jordan Stephens set to make their appearance.
OAKLEY X BRAIN DEAD TURN TO EYEWEAR
Designed by Brain Dead’s underground aesthetic and engineered by Oakley’s technology, the two come together again after a footwear collaboration for a series of desert-proof sunglasses. Part of Oakley’s experimental Factory Team Project, the eyewear line includes four different pairs of boundary-pushing pieces: the Radar EV Path and Plazma in different colours from violet to green. The pieces will be available for purchase online and in select stores from March 14.
MONÉ RELEASES ITS SECOND SS23 DROP
Inspired by the French Riviera nostalgia, the Monaco-born Moné is releasing a new iteration of its SS23 classic polo, this time in Cannoli Cream & Navy Blue. The Monégasque brand initially released a series of merino wool knits earlier this year, alongside a campaign which captures the picturesque backgrounds of the Mediterranean country, highlighting the warmth even during the Winter months. The second drop of its SS23 collection is now available for purchase on Moné’s online store.
15 YEARS OF INVINCIBLE WITH CARHARTT WIP
Marking its 15 year anniversary, INVINCIBLE and Carhartt WIP have tapped the Japanese designer Shinsuke Nakada, known for his interpretative designs based on classic Americana. Reworking Carhartt WIP’s classic workwear, the capsule collection features 7 pieces, including a Chore coat and a Double Knee Denim pant. INVINCIBLE has selected some of its favourite classics and made them looser or added a secret hood in a utilitarian effort to refresh the timeless looks. The collection is now available on both brand’s websites, though a couple of items have already sold out.
DOVER STREET MARKET AND STÜSSY’S LATEST LINK UP
The London-based retailer and the skatewear brand Stüssy have teamed up to create a collaborative collection, which is now being sold online and at the DSM shop in Soho. The collection itself features both brands’ co-branding logos on the back of a t-shirt, crewnecks, zip-ups and hoodies, seen in neutral tones as well as bright oranges and yellows. Titled “Chapter Pack”, this collection not only ingrains DSM’s presence in the streetwear world, but also allows Stüssy to further mark its territory in the English capital.
HUNTER GOES TRAVELLING WITH TRAINERS FOR SS23
Part of a Travel Series, Hunter launches itself into the sneaker world, with 11 different pairs for both men and women. Always inspired by the outdoors, Hunter has chosen to create two different silhouettes for its trainers, a classic trainer one coming in beige, black, red and yellow colours as well as a hiking-boot inspired one seen in brown, green and pink colours among others. All the footwear was designed with lower-impact and recycled materials, with a versatility ranging from an everyday city exploration to forest adventures. The trainers are now available for purchase on Hunter’s website.
FLAN WANTS US TO DRINK VINO FOR SS23
Titled “In Vino Veritas”, the saying that states an intoxicated person always tells the truth, Flan’s SS23 collection is split into 3, wine-inspired drops, which will be rolling out throughout this month. The collection itself explores the world of eating and drinking as a social and cultural affair, with its first campaign drop featuring dinner guests sporting the new looks. The inspiration is seen literally on a grape-printed green jacket, and more loosely on a green button-up shirt featuring the words “The Grape Escape”. The first drop is now available on Flan’s website.
BEAMS GOES FROM MUSIC VENUE TO ART EXHIBITION SPACE
The East London venue Beams, which has housed artists from Honey Dijon to Skepta, is now venturing into art. The 55,000 square foot space will be welcoming artists James Clar, Matthew Schreiber, Kimchi and Chips, and Robert Henke just to name a few in an exhibition titled “Thin Air”. The exhibition will run from March 17 till June 4, and will be the first in a series of art-focused ventures in an on-going arts programme hosted by Beams.
BEN SHERMAN CELEBRATES ITS 60 YEARS
The British brand that has always found itself in the heart of youth subculture, from Mods to Britpop, celebrates its 60th anniversary. In honour of the 6th decade mark, Ben Sherman has released a capsule collection just for the occasion. The collection includes a series of graphic tees, each commemorating a specific decade, from the 60s till the 2010s, as well as a special anniversary t-shirt. The clothing is now available for purchase on Ben Sherman’s online site.
MILLINSKY X KETNIPZ IS FUNDRAISING FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH
To raise funds for the Mass General Hospital Child Psychiatry Department, Alexandre Daillance, also known as Millinsky has teamed up with artist Ketnipz to create a 6 piece collection, which will include t-shirts, hoodies and hats that feature Ketnipz’s emblematic bean cartoon figure. All proceeds from the collection, which is being released today, will go towards the hospital, as well as donating a bean painting which now resides in the hospital’s common space.
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