Now we’re back down to normal temperatures and can finally focus again, it’s time to get caught up on everything we may have missed in our heat-induced haze. This week, we see Levi’s link up with a legend in the sporting world, as well as a few new spaces in London and Paris being transformed into new cultural and fashionable hubs.
WIMBLEDON MAY BE DONE, BUT LEVI’S ARE STILL ON COURT
This week, the denim mavericks have linked up with tennis legend Naomi Osaka to release a collaborative capsule collection. The five pieces are based on original sketches by Naomi, and all feature contrasting denim washes and creative plays on proportion. From halter tops to an oversized, drop-shoulder coat, the collection proves Levi’s is continuing to push beyond the boundaries of traditional denim wear.
LOUIS VUITTON EMBRACE THEIR INNER ART HOE
Never one to stick to a sole creative endeavour, the luxury fashion house is putting on an exhibition in Paris. Harking back to iconic art pieces and artists, the show will feature work from Monet and Joan Mitchell to name just two, united under their shared preoccupation with the beauty of Paris’ suburbs: depicting abstract and considered presentations of nature, light and colour. Oil pastels at the ready.
AMBUSH X NIKE DROP IN MORE COLOURWAYS
We love a good sneaker link up, especially when it comes from the mind of Yoon Ahn at Ambush. After releasing monochrome black and white colourways earlier this year, the brand has teamed up with Nike to drop a couple of more colourful iterations. This time around, we see the Nike Air Adjust Forces in blue and red, reworked with a rubber outsole and co branding on the back straps.
FATHER, SON AND HOUSE OF JUICY
It’s hard to find a brand that’s ridden the Y2K renaissance wave harder than Juicy Couture – who’s iconic velour two piece sets will be immortalised in the fashion hall of fame for years to come. With a brand revival a couple of years ago, they’re now taking to Selfridges to open House of Juicy – a new destination for all things Y2K nostalgia and exclusive styles and colourways. Catch them on the third floor of London’s favourite department store – diamantes and all.
PRINTWORKS IS DEAD, SOUTHWARK COUNCIL KILLED IT
It’s official, Printworks will officially be closing its doors after its next season of shows. A gem in the London nightlife scene, this news was first articulated last October, but has been confirmed this week. In its place? A housing redevelopment. Sigh. Read more about why this loss will hit the London scene so hard here.
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