Friday means two things: it’s finally the end of the week and it’s time for your Roundup. This week, news has been busy despite the fact the industry is preparing for Men’s Fashion Week. Levi’s® continues to celebrate the 150 anniversary of its 501® jeans by tapping Amelia Dimoldenberg as its new brand ambassador and DUKE+DEXTER is spicing up about:blank’s SS23 uniform with two new loafers. Keep reading to get all caught up.
DUKE+DEXTER IS BRINGING PENNY LOAFERS TO ABOUT:BLANK
Born out of two London-based brands, the collaborative penny loafer collection between DUKE+DEXTER and about:blank sees the classic footwear pieces receive two new looks. Now available on both brand’s websites, the DUKE+DEXTER iconic loafers arrive in a rattan and paisley design, one in a forest green leather and the other in a black leather, adding a pop of motif that matches with about:blank’s SS23 modern uniform look.
ARIES X CLARKS TAKES US TO THE DESERT
Aries has been putting out collab after collab this year, and the latest comes in the form of Clarks-designed “Desert Trip”. Launching today on Aries’ website and Soho store, the footwear capsule features the classic Wallabee and the Desert Trek shoe, as well as Aries releasing a tie-dye tee for the occasion, as Aries does. The collection also comes with a campaign shot by British photographer Douglas Irvine, where the shoes are seen taken on a desert adventure.
AMELIA DIMOLDENBERG IS A LEVI’S® GIRLIE
Levi’s® has been doing the most celebrating the 150 anniversary of its 501® jeans, and its latest venture brings Amelia Dimoldenberg, AKA Chicken Shop Girl, onboard as a brand ambassador. The campaign imagery sees the famously awkward interviewer just being herself, wearing Levi’s® jeans, styling it with other pieces like the Racer Rank and the Rad Tie Tee.
HARTCOPY LAUNCHES VOLUME 2 OF ITS SNEAKER-BASED JOURNAL
With over 400 pages of interviews, contributions and countless footwear visuals, Hartcopy’s “The Journal: Vol. 02” is a heavy-hitting publication that one-ups its already super successful predecessor. From New Balance to Bodega, Sam Le Roy, owner of Hartcopy, curated the whole Journal, that’s now out on Hartcopy’s website and Footpatrol’s London store.
TIMBERLAND ADDS SUZANNE OUDE HENGEL TO ITS FUTURE73 CREATIVES
Timberland is celebrating a very special anniversary this year – 50 years of its iconic boot. For the occasion, the brand kickstarted its Future73 project earlier this year to highlight various creatives’ take on the boot, and for its third instalment, Timberland taps founder of Knit in Motion Suzanne Oude Hengel. The collab results in 6-Inch Boot with a green knitwear redesign for the first time ever, as well as offering a Knitted Slip-On Clog and other knitwear apparel, all available on Timberland’s website and stores worldwide.
LEE IS DOCUMENTING THE WORK OF UK CREATORS
The Heritage American denim brand Lee is no stranger to the workwear world, having over 134 years of experience in the field. Now, Lee is taking things to the next level by highlighting the work of various creators in its new content series titled “Workwear is our soul – London”, before hitting other European series. Kickstarting the series, the spotlight is put on the West London pop artist Unflirt and ceramics artist Ronaldo Wiltshire as they walk us through their respective practices.
NEW ERA GOES SCANDINAVIAN WITH NORSE PROJECTS
The all-American aesthetic is being merged with the clean-cut Scandinavian look with this one, as headwear brand New Era is collabing with Copenhagen-based clothing brand Norse Projects, as well as the Danish textiles manufacturer Kvadrat. New Era’s 59FIFTY Retro Crown is remade entirely with Kvadrat’s materials, and is presented in a timeless design that is core to Norse Projects. Already launched locally in Copenhagen during the annual 3dayofdesign Festival, the collaboration will launch globally tomorrow on New Era and Norse Projects websites.
HELINOX’ TACTICAL RANGE IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED FOR FESTIVAL SEASON
“In Their Field” is Helinox’s latest campaign that gives us everything we need and more to go camping this festival season with appearances from Liam Furneaux, Lewis Wilson, Jack Tyler, Samuel Tang and Harry Hulme. Showcasing the outdoor equipment in all sorts of conditions, the Tactical Range offers sturdy chairs, tables and cots durable for backpacking in the great outdoors or camping at the muddy Glastonbury Festival.
WASTE YARN PROJECT GETS PHYSICAL & DIGITAL WITH CHROMIE SQUIGGLE & TRIBUTE BRAND
Creating both physical and digital garments, the trio of collaborators include the knitwear label Waste Yarn Project, fashion collective Tribute Brand and the NFT art project Chromie Squiggle. The collab includes an array of striped and colour-blocked one-of-a-kind knitted jumpers, each of which are replicated as one-of-a-kind digital wearables. Every sweater also contains an NFC chip that is scannable through the Tribute App, to inform you of its full composition.
AEYDE RADIO HAS ARRIVED
Berlin is a hotspot of creativity and the native footwear and accessories brand Aeyde is highlighting the musical side of the city by launching “Aeyde Radio”. Covering international musical genres while honing in on German sounds, the range spans from modern classic to deep house, as well as ambient soundscapes and Berlin-established underground artists. Having just launched, the radio can be found across Ayede’s channels as well as on its website.
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