LV linked up with Pusha T, Nando’s dropped an EP, & more this week

LV linked up with Pusha T, Nando’s dropped an EP, & more this week

by Robyn Pullen
6 min

It’s Monday, so you know what that means… time for our weekly roundup of the news in fashion, sneakers, music, and culture that you might’ve missed. In this week’s Monday Briefing, LV welcomes a new brand ambassador, ASICS links up with another women-owned brand, Nando’s drops an EP, and more. Keep scrolling to find out.

Louis Vuitton revealed Pusha T as brand ambassador

Considering Pusha T walked on the Louis Vuitton Men’s runway under Pharrell and attended the House’s SS25 show in Paris last month, is anyone surprised Louis Vuitton just made him its latest brand ambassador? Bringing his sharp lyricism and critical acclaim to the brand, Pusha T’s commitment to artistry and strong personal style both make him a natural choice to join LV’s roster. 

Rabanne just released nudes with Troye Sivan

Rabanne (formerly known as Paco Rabanne) just announced singer Troye Sivan as its new Global Makeup Brand Ambassador, and released “Nudes,” its new line of next-generation beauty products. The new range includes a no-filter, fresh touch foundation, and was already teased by Troye who wore it in his “Rush” music video.

ASICS linked up with Kiko Kostadinov

ASICS Sportstyle and Kiko Kostadinov have just linked up to release the GEL-FLAMMAE sneaker. Referencing the GEL-Wahine II and the GEL-NETBURNER IGS II in ASICS archives, the new GEL-FLAMMAE arrived in two colour combos: gunmetal and mako blue. The collaboration is set to drop on July 19th globally online and in-store.

Labrum is behind Sierra Leone’s Olympic kit
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Labrum has linked with adidas to create a new kit for Olympic athletes from Sierra Leone in West Africa. Created by Labrum founder, Foday Dumbuya who also has heritage in Sierra Leone, the kit includes iconography inspired by the nation’s art and culture, reflected in the patterns on the kits.

Nando’s dropped an EP with A$AP NAST, Teni, and Unknown T

Nando’s might be known for its chicken, but its music releases are up there too. For its third music drop, the brand has released an EP featuring A$AP NAST, Teni, and Unknown T. Nando’s Mix It Up Vol. 3 EP was produced by Musa Keys, and is a celebration of Nando’s South African heritage, spotlighting the cultural movement sweeping the country: Amapiano. Hit up Nando’s IG or the Nando’s app to stream now.

Slip into a bubble bath with CELINE’s new drop

Hedi Slimane’s helping us relax with his new CELINE Haute Parfumerie release: a Bath and Body range of bathroom essentials from body milk to hair mist. Available in a variety of CELINE’s addictive scents, from Reptile to Black Tie, the collection comes in elevated, timeless bottles and tubes, and will be available to shop in full on CELINE’s website and in store soon.

MCM and Jaden Smith’s Harper Collective meet your travel needs

MCM’s linking up with Jaden Smith’s brand Harper Collective for a new drop that’s another step in the direction of sustainable and eco-conscious travel. The collaboration reveals Harper Collective’s hard-shell rolling travel cases, crafted from 70% recycled ocean plastic, and using MCM’s detailing, such as its iconic cognac Visetos to wrap the new lightweight aluminium handles. Keep an eye out for the drop, coming July 11th.

Balenciaga’s QIXI 24 series celebrates Qixi Festival

Balenciaga’s new drop, arriving in stores throughout China and on the brand’s website, is dedicated to the Qixi Festival, a huge cultural moment inspired by Chinese mythology. Featuring a variety of apparel and accessories, the series sees a hand-drawn heart motif on hoodies and graffitied peach pit black or dirt cream on denim. Keep an eye out for the new QIXI 24 series, out from today.

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