Your Monday Briefing: Saucony x Universal Works, Florence Black FW23 & new music alerts

Your Monday Briefing: Saucony x Universal Works, Florence Black FW23 & new music alerts

by Ollie Cox
7 min

As the clobber community gears up for fashion month (NYFW kicks things off on Friday with Peter Do’s Helmut Lang debut), there’s a tonne of new stuff to sink your teeth into. From Vivienne Westwood teaming up with Eastpak and Creams releasing a new EP, and Florence Black’s FW23 collection. Tune in and digest your Monday briefing below. 

Vivienne Westwood and Eastpak link up in time for the back to school slay 

Whether it’s back to school, back to work, or just a “me” present, Vivienne Westwood has you covered. Teaming up with Eastpak, the two brands have brought us seven durable accessories, utilising a custom ‘Planets’ print, first developed as part of Andreas Kronthaler’s SS19 collection. Each product is constructed from recycled PET plastic, channeling Westwood’s activist spirit. Padded backpacks, duffel bags and satchels combine fashion and functionality alongside a co-branded suitcase which will be sold exclusively at Vivienne Westwood boutiques. The rest of the collection is now available to purchase on Eastpak’s webstore

Vivienne Westwood / Estapak ©

Florence Black drops FW23 Menswear collection for the modern man 

Florence Black, the menswear label inspired by a childhood love of classic style, is gearing up for winter with its biggest drop to date. The inspiration for the brand stems from Black’s unique reading of a poignant moment of sporting history: the clothes worn by timekeepers during Roger Bannister’s world first sub-four minute mile. As part of the offering, double-layered knitwear and pleated sweatpants feature in an exciting menswear interpretation alongside exposed boxers and pinstripe blazers. 

Florence Black ©

Creams announces new PIE EP 

Georgian alt-pop star Creams, AKA Natia Chichinadze, returns to announce a new hotly anticipated EP, PIE, releasing on September 8. The first single, ‘Let Me Fight,’ was released in July born from a desire to help Creams navigate her mental health, demonstrated through its gritty battle cry with sparse, eery production spotlighting her hollered vocals and lyrical progress. Channelling heartfelt passion into every release, Creams should definitely be on your radar. 

Creams ©

Soeur Celebrates life in its FW23 campaign 

Soeur knows a thing about contemporary womenswear, and for FW23, it took some time to celebrate the dynamic elegance of today’s women. For the campaign, the French label depicts the French woman as she navigates the city streets, being both joyful and sophisticated in her movements through the metropolis. In terms of the collection, premium materials, balanced pops of colour and flattering cuts all feature in the designs. The collection can be purchased from the Soeur webstore. 

Soeur ©

King Krule debuts You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next film 

King Krule has released a new live film titled You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next. Documenting his latest run of live shows, viewers get an insight into life on the Road for the South London-born singer. Accompanying the intimate look at tour life is a set list comprising recent tracks, such as ‘Tortoise of Independency,’ ‘Seaforth,’ ‘Pink Shell’ and ‘If Only It Was Warmth,’ to name a few. Watch the video here

Anna Pollack ©

Palladium’s newest sneaker is an eco-conscious escape from the city 

Palladium’s ‘Thunder’ release is for sneaker-loving adventurers, giving wearers an all-round shoe for the urban and the country. Being both light and flexible, this sneaker combines city styling with rugged rural tech for comfort and protection. With a range of hues available, there’s an option available for everyone. Head to www.palladiumboots.co.uk to get your hands on a pair. 

Palladium ©

Ray-Ban reimagines its classics styles for Fall 23 

Ray-Ban brings authenticity and self-expression into its new Fall eyewear collection, bringing a rage of new shapes and designs. Accompanying the new styles is a rimaged vintage-inspired shapes fusing tradition with trend, perfect for making a back-to-school statement. Frames such as the Mega Wayfarer and Mega Clubmaster join the roster along with the RX6496 and Kiliane. Head to Rayban.com to pick-up your next pair. 

Ray-Ban ©

Saucony and Universal Works debut new Jazz NXT silhouette 

Saucony and Universal Works have teamed up for a second time to celebrate a second time for FW23 as part of the ‘Future Friendship Project’, an initiative that brings together brands that share the ethos of peace, love and soul. For the collaboration, the brand has incorporated two colourways of Saucony’s new Jazz NXT in monochromatic shades of cream and brown, crafted from rich, textural, hairy suede. As a new silhouette, this silhouette is a solid canvas for collaboration. These release at 12 p.m. on September 7, so mark your calendars now. 

Saucony / Universal Works ©

Teni brings the energy with new single ‘Lanke’ 

Afropop star Teni has released her latest single, ‘Lanke’, alongside an energising music video to capture the spirit of the song. Shot in Ghana, Teni lets loose, throwing money in the air as she sings ‘I feel good’ whilst surrounded by video vixens. Directed by Syx, the all-female visuals are both confident and inspiring. ‘Lanke’ follows on from ‘No Days Off’, further adding to her hit-making reputation. 

Teni ©

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