NTS and adidas Originals do footie kits, Etro gears up for summer & more 

NTS and adidas Originals do footie kits, Etro gears up for summer & more 

by Ollie Cox
6 min

Happy last Monday in May. Whether you’re up and at it or enjoyed your weekend a bit too much, we’ve got you covered in our Monday Briefing. RIMOWA and Aimé Leon Dore jetted off to Greece for the launch of a top-notch travel collaboration, Giorgio Armani is in the holiday spirit with its sophisticated “Mare” collection, and NTS x adidas Originals’ latest link-up is a back-of-the-net belter. Keep reading for more of the good stuff in our Monday Briefing. 

NTS and adidas Originals score a retro football kit collab 

Gillett Square to the world’s NTS Radio’s creative capabilities don’t just stop at the airwaves. The latest chapter of the NTS x adidas Originals collaboration sees the two brands team up for some archive-inspired footie greatness. A limited-edition capsule of custom jerseys, shorts, jackets, and the iconic adidas Samba Millennium in two unique colourways will be released on June 1. To celebrate the partnership NTS and adidas Originals will host a pop-up at a secret London location between 2 and 5 p.m. on June 1. Keep an eye out on NTS’ socials for more information. 

Jet off with Giorgio Armani’s “Mare” collection 

For Spring/Summer 2024, Giorgio Armani has channelled its sophisticated spirit into its “Mare” capsule. Shot against the tranquil backdrop of the Mediterranean, shirting, swimwear and luggage ooze with holiday escapism as protagonists swim and saunter while donning pieces from the collection, where linen, gauzy cotton, and printed Cupro arrived in a range of tones, prints and hues. For the second year running, Giorgio Armani is supporting the One Ocean Foundation, to help protect and restore the marine ecosystem. Shop the collection here

Oakley’s Future Genesis enters a new era of storytelling

We all know Oakley for its quality functional eyewear, accessories, and footwear (with its Brain Dead-powered Factory Team project), but now the brand is heading into the digital world with its Future Genesis project. This new Oakley venture sees the label fuse its nearly 50-year legacy with the momentum of a new generation. The Chapter One film and preview comic re-introduces Max, the cornerstone of Oakley’s heritage, who grows increasingly more cautious of the outside world, and Sasha, his wife, who remains hopeful, but we won’t give it all away. The release of the multimedia project sees Oakley push its storytelling into a new form by collaborating with Dark Horse, one of the largest comic publishers in the US, who will unveil a new preview comic depicting the storyline in late May. 

Etro heads to the Beach for Summer 2024

Etro Summer, a selection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories inspired by dreamy Italian getaways, is back for a fourth consecutive year. Etro’s creative flair is present across exquisite patterns, which decorate beachwear, bucket hats, lightweight tailoring, and footwear. The Etro Summer wardrobe is completed with the Vela and Saturno bags, as well as espadrilles and sandals. If you like what you see, the collection is available to shop in select Etro boutiques and online

RIMOWA links up with Aimé Leon Dore

Have you ever romanticised the idea of a Greek getaway, where tireless journeys down dusty roads take you to a coastal paradise of good food and even better vibes? If you have, look no further than RIMOWA’s latest collaboration with New York streetwear-meets-menswear label Aimé Leon Dore, which sees its campaign stars do exactly that. What for you ask? To promote a limited-edition RIMOWA x Aimé Leon Dore Chest and Cabin case in ALD’s signature green, with hand-made brown leather straps and gold embossed detailing. If this is up your alley, these killer cases will be available on May 31.  

Story mfg. gets wonky for Pre-Fall 2024 

For its Pre-Fall 2024 collection, Story mfg. has embraced the art of imperfection for its “Wonky-Wear” capsule. The new clobber is an ode to the naive details found in vintage workwear, which is recreated using single-needle machines and completely dyed by hand. Chore jackets, vests, and patched-up work pants all come in a range of nice-on-the-retina palettes using the Brighton-based label’s natural dying processes. Shop the “Wonky-Wear” collection here

Dr. Martens drops woven loafers 
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For Spring/Summer 2024, Dr. Martens is revamping its classic Adrian loafer and T-Bar leather Mary Jane shoes with a woven design. The shoes are crafted from Carrara, an untreated woven leather that will develop a unique and distinct appearance based on the wearer’s scuffs and creases. They work with a warm weather-ready cork footbed and classic DMs yellow welt stitch to offer a summer take on a solid shoe. Head to the Dr. Martens online store to grab a pair for yourself. 

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