Your Monday Briefing: The Ordinary is open for Copenhagen Fashion Week, Givenchy unveils the Voyou Chain & more 

Your Monday Briefing: The Ordinary is open for Copenhagen Fashion Week, Givenchy unveils the Voyou Chain & more 

by Ollie Cox
10 min

There’s nearly light at the end of the January tunnel. Copenhagen Fashion Week kicks off today, and The Ordinary is opening up in the Danish capital as the official skincare partner of the event. Givenchy is blinging up its Voyou bag, Champion is teaming up with WTAPS®, there are new BAPE STA colourways, and Vintage Threads is looking to football’s heritage for a reworked collection. Find out what’s going on this week in our Monday briefing below. 

Givenchy is giving the Voyou a makeover 
Givenchy ©

For Spring/Summer 2024, Givenchy is introducing the Voyou Chain, the latest take on its iconic Voyou bag. The standout style is complete with the generous proportions of the original Voyou, with an added touch of personality through its chain link strap. The Givenchy Voyou chain allows for over-the-shoulder and cross-body wear, arriving in a variety of finishes, including a black or ivory tumbled leather, gunmetal silver, laminated leather and medium blue-washed denim. The Voyou bag is available in-store and via the Givenchy website

Gentle Monster has you sorted for summer 
Elizaveta Porodina ©

The eyewear brand which continues to make mad move after mad move, Gentle Monster, has just released its 2024 collection, and it’s a belter. The new season’s offering was captured by the photographer Elizaveta Porodina in her signature style, focusing on contrasting colours for an otherworldly image. Head over to Gentle Monster’s website to discover the full collection. 

notwoways announces is revamping the Model 1 and Formula HKE silhouettes

London sneaker manufacturer notwoways is building on its popular Model 1 and Formula HKE silhouettes, introducing the DAWN and RUST colourways across the styles. It will upgrade the sneakers with key features which fuse together fashion and function, equipped with Cordura weather-resistant fabric. The latest release will see a revamped tongue construction that enhances the upper’s water resistance properties, a textured leather toe and rubberised panels. If this sounds like a bit of you, they will be available via general release at 6 p.m. on January 30 via the notwoways webstore

The Ordinary is partnering with Copenhagen Fashion Week 

Setting up on January 27 and running until February 10, honest skincare label The Ordinary is inviting fans of the brand to join them at Kronprinsensgade 4-6, 1114 København K. As part of a Copenhagen Fashion Week pop-up event, it will be gifting two of its most loved products to everyone who attends, as well as offering complimentary 30-minute facials. It follows the Toronto-based label’s appointment as the Copenhagen Fashion Week’s official skincare stylist. The store will be open from 10a.m. until 6 p.m Monday-Saturday. If you’re in Copenhagen, you’d be silly to miss out on this one. 

BAPE unveils the BAPE STA™ OS

BAPE is offering a fresh take on the iconic BAPE STA™ sneaker, centred around a narrative of creativity, passion and the pursuit of excellence. The iconic STA logo takes centre stage, enlarged to mark the bold move forward. Crafted from a blend of premium leather materials, the BAPE STA™ OS, offers a captivating attention to detail that we associate with BAPE’s approach, combined with a thick white sole with enhanced traction celebrating heritage whilst looking forward. It is available to shop now in BAPE stores and online

Vintage Threads is dropping a reworked football heritage collection with adidas 

Vintage Threads is tapping into football’s heritage for a reworked collection that will debut at adidas’ London flagship store. Drawing inspiration from the nineties and noughties, the London vintage store and re-workshop is using damaged shoes and other clothing items to create one-of-a-kind garments, including vests, cross-body bags and technical trousers made from goal-keeping gloves. The collection will be exclusively showcased and available for purchase from the adidas London flagship store on Oxford Street from January 25 until February 18. 

Ama Lou takes to the slopes with Salomon 

Ama Lou, the soulful UK-based artist known for her introspective flair, has teamed up with Salomon Sportstyle for a collaboration rooted in musical and outdoor innovation. Shot against the breathtaking backdrop of the French Alps, the project showcases tracks from her acclaimed album I Came Home Late. The silhouette of choice for the merging of technology and music is the Speedcross 3, a running style favoured by the fashion crowd. Head to the Salomon website to grab yours.

Arman Malik bridges history with design for its latest capsule collection

Arman Malik is merging history, craftsmanship and modern elegance as part of its “Blue Gold” collection. The capsule draws inspiration from the indigo dye process rooted in the brand’s heritage as well as indigo denim. Standout pieces include detail-focused shirting finished with subtle accenting and relaxed straight-fit denim, perfect for styling with just about anything. The “Blue Gold” capsule collection will be released on January 30 at 10 a.m. via the Arman Malik webstore

KEBURIA is releasing its Pre-Fall 2024 collection 

Blending retro sportswear with futuristic glamour, KEBURIA’s Pre-Fall 2024 collection channels the strength and resilience of the athlete. Featuring tailored staples with exaggerated sharp, rounded edges and finished with metal hardware, we see a material exploration unfold throughout. Neoprene, coloured tulle, wool eco leathers and printed jerseys combine as patterns clash in a way that feels so wrong but so right. It is for the woman who is hellbent on having fun. 

Carhartt WIP releases SS24 lookbook 

For Spring/Summer 2024, Carhartt WIP has looked to Ivy League-inspired sportswear and items rooted in functionality. Lookbook shots capture parkas worn with muted shirting and relaxed-fitting pants. Later we see knitted polos, chore jackets and graphic tees. Also in the mix are relaxed-fitting cargo shorts perfect for the summer ahead. The collection is available to shop now in Carhartt WIP stores and online

DJ EZ is selling charity T-shirts for MIND charity

The legendary DJ EZ, hailing from North London and known for his pioneering efforts in British garage music, is partnering with MIND UK, the mental health charity, for a special link-up. Together, the two have created a T-shirt that cheekily reads “Make the UK Garage Again.” Support a great cause and head to Everpress’ website to grab yourself a tee priced at £28, with 100% of the creator profits made going to MIND UK. 

Natasha Zinko is teaming up with Oak & Luna 

The Ukrainian-born, London-based designer Natasha Zinko has teamed up with the jewellery label Oak & Luna for a loved-up collab, ahead of Valentine’s Day. Together, the two have created a series of jewellery, set to drop over two releases, that feature the signature heart-and-lock, which can be personalised to include initials. Bracelets, earrings and necklaces are adorned with Natasha Zinko’s cheeky FCK writing, available in both gold and silver online and in the Soho flagship store.

Champion and WTAPS® get together

For the upcoming spring and summer seasons, Champion has tapped the Japanese label WTAPS® for a collaboration rooted in comfort and athleticism. The five piece collection – which includes tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweatpants – takes on the Champion lifestyle and remodels it with WTAPS® grasp on shapes, with co-branding found on each garment in the form of the American brand’s logo and the Japanese label’s URBAN TERRITORY tagline. Head over here to grab your piece.

Soeur has launched its first London store 

2024 already marks a big year for Soeur, the Parisian womenswear brand, as it has just opened its first London store. Located on Redchurch Street in the heart of Shoreditch, the new space spans across three floors and takes up over 100 square metres. Designed by architect Gilles Viard, the store boasts an elegant and sophisticated look where exposed concrete is juxtaposed with oak wood. 

Cover Image Credit: Givenchy

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