Monday’s are always tough but to make things a bit easier for you, we’ve rounded some news tidbits you may have missed in this week’s Monday Briefing. Joe Freshgoods has collaborated once again with New Balances for a series of footwear while ColorsxStudios is launching its brand new monthly podcast series. Keep reading to find out all about what’s been happening.
LOEWE CAPTURES THE SUMMER SPIRIT WITH ITS PAULA’S IBIZA COLLECTION
Tapping into island life, Loewe was inspired by Paula’s original Ibiza store, a meeting point for creatives and musicians that have defined Ibiza’s culture. Bermuda shorts, Terra slip-ons, and nature inspired crochet dresses, which are all part of the collection, capture the essence of Ibiza. Loewe has also created Iraca baskets and Font totes, of which a portion of its profits will go towards the local crafters who hand-make them. The collection is now available on Loewe’s website.
AMI X NOVO’S COLLABORATION CAPTURES THE HEART OF SEOUL
Every year, AMI brings on a small creative to create a capsule collection and this year the Parisian brand chose South Korean artist Novo. Taking on the Ami De Cœur symbol, the collection includes a Jacquard shirt, t-shirt, hoodie and a beanie, now available online. To celebrate the collaboration, AMI will also be decorating its Seoul flagship store with a giant inflatable monkey balloon, wearing the collaborative t-shirt and beanie.
DR. MARTENS AND FUYUKI KANAI ARE CELEBRATING PRIDE
Dr. Martens recognizes that pride has become an integral part of its brand’s DNA, rather than just a monthly celebration. As part of its ongoing commitments to the community, the British shoe brand has tapped 3 queer artists, the first of which is Fuyuki Kanai, to interpret the boot as they wish. The Japanese artist has created a 1460 boot that challenges harmful stereotypes with his manga-inspired art.
SELFRIDGES LAUNCHES WORN AGAIN
Brought by Reselfridges, the London retailer is launching Worn Again, a season of secondhand shopping. Opting towards a circular way of consuming fashion, Worn Again includes a Marine Serre atelier concept pop up, Coach’s new sustainably-focused sub brand Coachtopia and Vinterior’s first physical pop up, as well as more to come later this year. Looking towards the future, Selfridges aim that by 2030, 45% of its transactions will come from circular products and services.
INUIKII TAPS NIAMH EMILY FOSTER FOR A NEW COLLECTION
Tapping into the Gen Z designer Niamh Emily Foster, the Swiss footwear brand Inuikii creates a knitwear-focused collection for the first time. Yarn, mohair and leather are all present in the collection that includes a chunky sole shoe and a hand-crafted sweater for SS23. Priced between £194 and £256, the two-piece capsule is now available for purchase on Inuikii’s website.
JOE FRESHGOODS CREATES ANOTHER NEW BALANCE SNEAKER
For the fifth time, Joe Freshgoods is collaborating with New Balance for the “Beneath The Sky” pack. Together, the two have created a series of 610 sneakers made in multiple colourways, as well as the Rainer boot. To celebrate the collaboration, Joe Freshgoods held an in-person raffle in Chicago, which asked everyone to bring a pre-loved book or art supplies that has now been donated to the arts education non-profit Community Goods.
TWITTER HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED REMOVING BLUE TICKS
As part of Elon Musk’s new agenda after his recent acquisition of Twitter, the “legacy” blue tick will no longer be attributed to celebrities through a verification system, but rather available for everyone willing to pay a monthly subscription fee. The app has started deleting the blue tick from several accounts, including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, though have since regained it. While the subscription costs £8 / $8 per month, it appears that Musk has given many a free subscription, including Lebron James after he stated he wasn’t going to pay for his tick.
STONE ISLAND DROPS ANOTHER SERIES OF ITS PROTOTYPE RESEARCH
Pushing technological boundaries and tapping into innovative materials, Stone Island has just dropped series 07 of its Prototype Research. The Italian brand that made waves in the UK is releasing the Liquid Crystal Heat Reactive rain jacket, which will transition from yellow and green nuances into shades of blue depending on the heat that it is exposed to. First presented at Milan Design week, the jacket will retail for 1,000€, though no release date has yet to be announced.
COLORSXSTUDIOS IS LAUNCHING A PODCAST
The Berlin-based ColorsxStudios is launching a limited radio series in partnership with Apple Music called COLORS THREE SIXTY FM. Hosted by Mahalia, who has previously been seen on the brand’s raw and colourful YouTube recording series, the show will invite various artists who have performed on the platform. Episodes will air monthly and will be shot in various cities, from New York to Berlin.
JACQUEMUS’ HOMEWARE COLLECTION IS A PIECE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Collaborating with the Italian furniture brand Extexta, Jacquemus has launched its “Objects” line, a range of homeware that brings the Mediterranean sun to your home. The yellow-toned collection features items such as a sun lounging chair for 3,456€, a plate which is already sold out and a revised Locus Solus chair by Gae Aulenti, a big inspiration for Simon Porte Jacquemus. The collection is now available online and in select retail stores.
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