Another Monday, another week’s worth of news to catch up on. This week, we’re waving goodbye to Milan and welcome Paris Men’s Fashion Week, set to kick off tomorrow. We’ve got some newness with Moncler, Nike, and Jordan. If this sounds like a bit of you, keep reading to get your full Monday Briefing fix.
Ciao Milano, bonjour Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Today kicks off the last day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week. We saw office core over at Prada, countryside core at FENDI, and a kooky blurring of gender at JW Anderson. Today’s Milan showing will include the works Giorgio Armani, Zegna, and Missoni. Paris Men’s Fashion Week will kick off tomorrow with another highly-anticipated Louis Vuitton show by Pharrell, his first Fall/Winter offering for the brand. Are you ready?
Moncler unveils its Men’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection
The Italian luxury House Moncler has just released its menswear collection for SS24, with a campaign featuring Argentinian actor Joaquín Furriel. For this collection, Moncler took inspiration from metropolitan cities, from Milan to Madrid. Technicality meets everyday functionality in a cocktail of fabrics ranging from suede and leather to yarn-dyed nylon and metal hardware. Sleek, contemporary, and found in a neutral colour palette, Moncler’s latest collection is now available online and in select Moncler stores.
The Nike Dunk Low “NBA Paris” has dropped
Released exclusively at the 20 Boulevard Saint-Michel NBA store in Paris, the Nike Dunk Low “NBA Paris” are now up for grabs. The Dunk Low takes up the classic 80s basketball show look, and comes in a white colourway with dark stucco overlays and a dark grey Swoosh. The sneaker has been further customised with the ‘NBA’ lettering appearing on the heels and a ‘Paris’ decorative element on the shoe’s inner sole. Head quickly to the Parisian store to cop a pair and grab a piece from the Nike NBA Team 31 apparel collection before it’s all gone.
Thom Browne gets poetic for its Pre-Fall 2024 collection
Thom Browne has a knack for the weird and sombre, seen presented with his elegant design touch. For his women’s Pre-Fall 2024 collection, the American designer took inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe, the writer and poet best known for his tales of the macabre. Of course, tailoring is key in this collection made up of blazers, overcoats, pleated and straight skirts, and shorts. The raven, a key element to Poe’s writing, is seen plastered across clothing and rendered into a leather bag. Roses, another mystical element tied to Poe’s life, has also been emulated in this collection, seen embroidered throughout.
Y’s x Scholl blends design with technology
Yohji Yamamoto’s sub-label Y’s links up with footwear specialist Scholl to create a new shoe inspired by the latter brand’s signature ‘Sabot’ model. Embracing comfort and style, the mule comes in an all-black colourway, featuring a small heel on the sole, which has been connected to the upper by using tacker needles instead of the traditional rivets. If this sounds like a bit of you, head over to Y’s online store to grab your pair.
Herschel Supply collabs with Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong
Ahead of Bob Marley’s long-awaited biopic set to come out next month, Herschel Supply have tapped Tuff Gong, the reggae artist’s recording studio he founded in the 70s, for a collaboration. Three bags have been made central to this collab – the Purcell Backpack, the Bamfield Mid Tote, and the Form Large Crossbody – as well as two different hats, paying tribute to Herschel Supply’s favourite albums and tracks from Marley’s extensive discography. Head over here if you’re in the mood for a bit of Marley.
Serge DeNimes releases its “Surrealism” collection
For SS24, the jewellery brand Serge DeNimes looks to surrealism for inspiration — which also happens to be the name of the new collection — specifically, “elevating surrealism to wearable art.” The offering includes fourteen rings, eleven necklaces, four bracelets, and five earrings, all made out of 925 Sterling Silver. Priced between £24 and £150, the “Surrealism” collection will drop on January 17, on Serge DeNimes’ website.
SOULGOODS x Jordan Air Ship has landed
The China-based SOULDGOODS has linked up with Jordan in celebration of its “Air Ship” sneaker. Together, the two have created a two-tone, grey and brown high top, with an unconventional approach to colour blocking, inspired by the streets of Beijing in the 80s and 90s. The sneaker is also adorned with the number 5, referencing the 1957 film “Woman Basketball Player No. 5” directed by Xie Jin, showing further testament of basketball’s cultural impact on the Chinese identity.
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