Your Monday Briefing: One Block Down x Schott N.Y.C, Oakley Pro M Frame & more

Your Monday Briefing: One Block Down x Schott N.Y.C, Oakley Pro M Frame & more

by Ollie Cox
10 min

Paris Men’s Fashion Week is over, and we’re heading into Couture week. But before we get into that, plenty of cool stuff is happening in the meantime. Oakley is dropping some new specs, Jimmy Choo has launched its Spring 2024 campaign, and 66° North is heading in a new direction. Keep reading to learn more about what is happening in your Monday Briefing.

Jimmy Choo heads to Ibiza for Spring 2024
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Jimmy Choo is getting in the party mood for SS24, heading to the White Isle with Vivienne Rohner for a collection rooted in statement glamour. Monochrome looks are accented with graphic applications, evoking a club-ready confidence. To polish the party-ready looks, the signature Jimmy Choo Avenue motif features across accessories and footwear, adding a statement touch of luxury in time for the summer. 

Oakley remixes the M Frame
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Oakley has reinvented the Pro M Frame with Kato lenses, merging state-of-the-art eyewear technology that upholds Oakley’s brand of fashionable tech-forward futurism. Merging a Kato-inspired lens shape with a singular piece and hingeless frame inspired by the Pro M Frame first seen in 1996, these shades perfectly mix past and present to create a timeless silhouette. Head to the Oakley online store to get your hands on a pair.

Kith and Bose are fusing fashion and music
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Bose and Kith are back together, releasing the Open Ultra Earbuds, marking the first collaboration between the audio company and a fashion label. The link-up is rooted in the self-expression both music and fashion provide and sees the two brands working on the Ultra Open Earbuds, which look as good as they sound. They are available in extremely limited quantities today, so get them from the Kith online store. 

66° North unveils Kei Toyoshima’s vision for the brand
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Icelandic outerwear label 66° North is embarking on a new chapter rooted in heritage-focused, functional apparel. The brand’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection will be the first designed by Creative Director Kei Toyoshima, who was appointed by the brand in 2022. The collection is rooted in the technical features inherent to the label, which Toyoshima sees as a marker of the difference between 66° North and other fashion labels. The latest collection barely scratches the surface of the designer’s forward-thinking vision for the brand, something which reinterprets the brand’s heritage from the unique standpoint of Iceland. 

KENZO launches its ASICS collaboration
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Fresh off its belter Fall/Winter 2024 show in Paris, KENZO is releasing its collaboration with ASICS. The link-up will see the ASICS Gel-Kayano 20 released in three gender-neutral colourways. Two styles apply faux fur to the upper, inspired by tiger graphics, while another is dressed in a mix of blue and lime-green. Finishing the collection is a silver, gold, and white colourway of the original GEL-Kayano shoe. The KENZO x ASICS collaboration is available to purchase today via a raffle through KENZO.com before a shop floor release on January 26. 

One Block Down launches “Fly Away’ with Schott N.Y.C.
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One Block Down has joined forces with Schott N.Y.C to explore the subcultural roots laid by Schott over more than 100 years. This impact has been reflected across movies and other cultural mediums, helping to cement the brand’s place in fashion history. As part of the collaboration with One Block Down, the two brands have worked on a leather jacket which is available in four distinct colourways: “Night,” “Cloud,” “Fire,” and “Field.” Each jacket is inspired by classic aviation designs, using light padding for a midweight feel and finished with a tonal logo graphic embossed onto the front and the rear. The colourway selection draws inspiration from the Italian and French flags, nodding to One Block Down’s roots in both countries. The One Block Down x Schott NYC collaboration will be available to shop from January 26 via the One Block Down webstore and brick-and-mortar locations. 

Freeform Forum has just announced its winners
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The free grassroots mentorship programme Freeform Forum partnered up with the UK Arts Organisation Small Green Shoots to pick one lucky emerging filmmaker to win a creative fund. Ade was the lucky winner, taking home £10,000 to help fund his projects. Ade will use the money, funded by Relentless, for his upcoming music stop-motion style video concept for “Dollar Signs.”

Rowing Blazers and ‘47 release collaborative capsule
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Jack Carlson’s NYC-based label, Rowing Blazers has teamed up with Boston-based headwear brand, ‘47. The capsule includes blazers, embroidered cotton twill critter trousers, sweaters and wide-wale corduroy snapbacks crafted from the signature wide-wale corduroy associated with the brand. They include designs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies. The collection is available to shop via the Rowing Blazers website now. 

Admiral and Volos F.C. celebrate Greek identity
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Volos FC is a Greek Super League football club hailing from the coastal city of Volos in Thessaly, Greece. Now, it has teamed up with Admiral, who has designed the home shirt for the 2022-23 season, featuring a red and blue stripe design. The away kit opts for a solid red design, and a third component features a third variant in solid blue, along with a walk-out track jacket, which all house the Admiral logo.

Prototypes releases Serie 06 campaign
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Prototypes, the design collective rooted in upcycling and repurposing, has unveiled its latest collection, Serie 06, which is constructed from upcycled sportswear, including tracksuits and old football shirts, items that are in commercial use expire, and offers endless possibilities for upcycling. The collection serves as an honest ode to football amid the gentrification of the sport.

Good American re-introduces the “Always Fits” Collection
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Good American, the Emma Grede and Khloé Kardashian-founded inclusive fashion label, is reintroducing the “Always Fits” collection. The capsule gives you everything you have wanted in a jean: comfort, sex appeal and a flattering stretch fabric. If this is a bit of you, check out the collection on the Good American webstore

Reuben Aziz releases latest single, “Come Thruuu”
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Reuben Aziz has dropped a minimal R&B-infused single, “Come Thruuu,” with an accompanying video showcasing Reuben and his friends hanging out in his natural habit: the studio. The Southampton-born described the project as “a fun song that I started back in summer while I was visiting my boys in Denia. I wanted to make something for the girls, a bop for the mandem, something you could hear in a club but also a late-night drive.” Check it out here.

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