MCM makes its Salone del Mobile debut, Palace x Evisu & more

MCM makes its Salone del Mobile debut, Palace x Evisu & more

by Ollie Cox
7 min

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for our Monday Briefing. MCM is making its Salone del Mobile debut, One Block Down has teamed up with Vans for a take on the Rowley XLT, and GUESS JEANS gave it some at Coachella. London-based technical menswear label _J.L-A.L_ has teamed up with Tokyo-based collective Sound Sports, and Palace has got its pals over at Evisu back on board for a fourth collaboration. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to get clued up on all the good stuff.  

MCM makes its Salone del Mobile debut in Milan 
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MCM has made its Salone del Mobile Milan debut with its “Wearable Casa” collaboration conceived by Atelier Biagetti and curated by Maria Cristina Didero. The overarching mood is a mix of irony and originality, allowing objects to transcend their traditional roles and bring the audience into another world. The project spans two levels: reality and the metaverse, allowing the exhibition to live long after the physical exhibition is over. It will be available to view from April 16-21. 

Robert Pattinson is a Dior icon 
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Robert Pattinson is the star of Dior’s “Icons” campaign, which sees Kim Jones reinvent the Maison’s menswear identity through a timeless neo-wardrobe. Pattinson can be seen donning structured coats and cashmere sweaters in front of the lens of Alasdair McLellan. The Icons collection embodies the spirit of excellence intrinsic to the House of Dior, seen in wide-leg pants, and structured outerwear. 

TRIANGL is taking us to the treehouse

If the weekend’s warm weather has got you dreaming of summer, then look no further than TRIANGL’s latest collection. It’s shot in a treehouse in Bali, and inspired by the surrounding scenery, where earthy textures intersect with the vibrant and fertile landscape of tropical rainforests. This is reflected in the Narla Dress in Fern, Sara Birkini in Pine and Maia Bikini in Lime. When it comes to the fabrics terry towelling and velvet bring in new textures perfect for summer. If this is a bit of you, grab yours here.  

Palace and Evisu fancied another one

Palace and Evisu go together like lager and peanuts —basically, it’s very nice. And now, they’re back at it again, rolling the dice with some die-embroidered denim, jorts, and knitwear. Denim trucker hats, back-pocket tote bags, and even a set of dice with a co-branded denim pouch round out the collection. The latest chapter of Palace x Evisu will launch online and in-store on Friday, April 19. 

_J.L-A.L_ and Sound Sports are going worldwide

British menswear designer _J.L-A.L_ has teamed up with Tokyo-based sound collective Sound Sports, throwing a series of events across Tokyo, Seoul, and London. To celebrate each event, _J.L-A.L_ has crafted a capsule collection of caps, longsleeves, hoodies, windbreakers, and tracksuit bottoms that will be unique to each city, as well as a ubiquitous black collection. For fans of Jean-Luc Ambridge’s work, the collaboration can be shopped online via the J.L-A.L and SlamJam website. If you’re in Asia, you will be able to shop the collection on the Sound Sports website and Opener now.

One Block Down and Vans release the “Star Bullet” Rowley XLT

One Block Down’s latest project with Vans is the “Star Bullet,” which pays homage to the skateboarding culture of the early 2000s. The silhouette chosen for the nostalgic exploration is the Rowley XLT, a Geoff Rowley signature symbolic of the early 2000s scene. The iconic silhouette features a reinforced toe cap and adds star-like detailing to the sidewall as part of the contemporary take on the 2001 original. Shop the release here

GUESS JEANS brings the compound to Coachella 

GUESS JEANS carved out a desert oasis a stone’s throw away from the Coachella action last night, throwing a belter bash with DJ sets from Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, and Hayes Bradley. The party was attended by Robert Pattinson, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Suki Waterhouse, Steve Lacey, and Vittoria Ceretti. With a guest list like this, you know the vibes were immaculate.

Bang & Olufsen is supporting emerging musicians with STUDIOCANAL
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Bang & Olufsen has teamed up with STUDIOCANAL to offer aspiring musicians the chance of a residency at London’s Metropolis Studios, the space where Amy Winehouse recorded her Back To Black album. A panel of industry experts will select a group of singer-songwriters from a competition. The finalists will perform at an exclusive event in London, where Taylor Johnson, director of the Back to Black; Stuart Hawkes, the Mastering Engineer of Metropolis Studios, and a music industry insider. To enter the competition, head here.

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