Monday Briefing: Hélas unveils its SS24 collection, some Duke + Dexter newness & more  

Monday Briefing: Hélas unveils its SS24 collection, some Duke + Dexter newness & more  

by Ollie Cox
9 min

Pinch, punch, fourth of the month –  we’re on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week, and there’s some cool stuff to crack on with. notwoways has welcomed new members into its VIP club, NAMED COLLECTIVE has launched its Malfunction collection, and Duke + Dexter has blessed us with new styles. If this has wet your whistle, discover more of what’s good in your Monday Briefing. 

Y-3 launches the S-GENDO RUN sneaker 
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Y-3 unveiled the first iteration of the GENDO series in 2022, and this season, it is releasing the S-GENDO, advancing on its predecessor, blending the past and present across the daring silhouette. The sneaker merges the advanced midsole technologies of the latest adidas running models with an expressive outsole, which plays host to a juxtaposition of ideas as the seasonal floral graphic and herringbone tread sit in contrast. If this is a bit of you, head to the adidas webstore, CONFIRMED, or select retailers on March 12 to get your hands on a pair. 

notwoways welcomes new members into its VIP club
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In case you didn’t know, February was a leap year. To celebrate, London-based sneaker brand notwoways released a ROXO, a style of the Model 1, which is usually reserved for the brand’s VIP members. The sneaker was available in super-limited quantities, and due to the success of the launch, notwoways welcomed new members into its VIP community, and we’re here for it. If you want to get in on the action, keep in touch with notwoways on socials to see what’s next. 

NAMED COLLECTIVE is blessing us with new clobber

NAMED COLLECTIVE, the London streetwear label that is catnip for cool girls, is releasing its MALFUNCTION collection today. Baby tees, bikini bottoms, hoodies and beanies all feature the brand’s rebellious graphics. Standout pieces include bunny-ear ballys with rhinestone detailing and its embroidered hoodies – a signature of the brand. If this is a bit of you, head to the brand’s webstore and sort yourself out. 

Edward Cuming is going dark and moody for FW24

Edward Cuming juxtaposed the optimism of being an emerging designer with the brutal realities of the present fashion landscape for Fall/Winter 2024. Muted and dark hues are paired with purposeful slashes in an embrace of the imperfect and a stand against the contrast churn of the industry. The collection comprises a range of new items, oversized coats, and asymmetrically cropped bombers. The brand’s trademark CUM Jeans are solidified for FW24, seen in subtle indigo and mid-wash with a new high-rise women’s style and matching jacket. 

DUKE + DEXTER is sorting us out with new styles
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Ahead of its upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, DUKE + DEXTER is giving us a little slice of newness. It has updated the Wilde Penny Loafer with a digitally printed “Thank you,” and “good night” onto the left and right vamp of each shoe in a digitally printed gold font. On top of that, you can now get the Wilde Kiss Penny Loafer in men’s sizes. Whether you’re after some “his” and “her” styling action or a subtle update on a classic black penny loafer, Duke + Dexter has you covered. 

Hélas launches its Morocco-inspired Spring/Summer 2024 campaign

The Hélas team headed to Morocco to inspire its Spring/Summer 2024 campaign to explore the country’s burgeoning skate scene. It’s latest collection showcases craftsmanship inspired by Moroccan heritage, with cross-stitched embroidery on hoodies, influences from Moroccan carpets on knitwear, and motifs reflecting the sea, desert and cultural symbols. Highlights include the “Polo Club” knitted polo, “Mirage” sweater and “Raif” high-zipped collar hoodie and pant jersey set. The collection is available now via the Hélas webstore

GUESS USA is getting wet for the Wild West for SS24

GUESS USA is looking to the Wild West for its SS24 collection, which comprises pieces you’d likely find in artisanal roadside boutiques. This season, distressed leather faded denim and raw-edged miniskirts join shorts, unhemmed vests and jeans. In the campaign, which was shot under the design direction of Nicolai Marciano and lensed by Eli Russell Linnetz, models are captured partially underwater, where vibrant pieces capture our attention. It’s available now. so do your wardrobe a favour and head to the GUESS USA website.

Florence Black nods to 70 years of heritage

Florence Black is founded on the historic moment when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954. In the background is an extremely well-dressed time-keeper who is gleefully looking at the record-breaking time on his stopwatch. This timekeeper happens to be John Vincent, the grandfather of Florence Black founder Finn Vincent. The brand’s latest collection sees immaculately-fitting oversized blazers meet with athletic-inspired tank tops, with some belter shirting thrown in the mix too. Head to the Florence Black website, some timeless clobber rooted in the historic moment. 

Bose announces new Ultra Open Earbuds
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Bose has launched its latest addition to its wearable audio collection, which packs a punch. The Ultra Open Earbuds feature an innovative cuff-shaped design that merges style and sound excellence, providing comfortable all-day wear without leaving you with a decision between audio and awareness. Grab yours at your nearest Bose store or online

Fera is taking us to the pub for SS24

Fera is taking us for a beer for its latest collection. For SS24, it looks to the sanctuary that is the country pub. Whether it’s the halfway house or the final pitstop, it’s a sacred palace of pints and peculiar snacks. Its new offering sees corduroy collared jackets and work-wear style gilets shot against the backdrop of the country pub. It’s cosy, functional and cool, perfect for a Sunday stroll down to the pub, no matter where you are. 

Carnaby Street and London College of Fashion are giving back to graduate tailors 
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Carnaby Street has teamed up with the London College of Fashion to award two student tailors a studio space in the heart of Soho. The successful tailors from the 2024 competition are LCF BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring alumni Ceri Linehan and Khalil Khaliqiar, who moved into the space earlier this year. The competition highlights Soho’s positioning as a style hub, allowing new designers to contribute to the area’s storied history. 

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