This week we’re really feeling the shift into Autumn. Despite the sunny weekend, which saw temperatures hitting the 20 degree mark, Monday has landed on us in all its grey entirety – and the chill that has been brewing for the last week is feeling all the more severe. In the worlds of fashion and culture, this lines up with a week’s worth of new, cosy-fied drops. Think everything from new jacket lines, to the inevitability of boots reigning supreme in the footwear world once again. Keep reading to get up to date.
GOODHOOD’S WALLABEE BOOTS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE OVER (STOKE NEWINGTON)
Ahh, Wallabees. Perhaps Clarks’ most famous output, the Wallabee shoe has been synonymous with comfort, style and culture since its inception in the 60s. However, it was when Wu-Tang Clan adopted the style in the 90s that they became enmeshed in Hip Hop culture, with more recent wearers including Tyler, the Creator, Ye and Drake to name just a few. Now though, along with Birkenstock’s Boston Clogs, you’ll see them everywhere in various corners of London – even more so now that they’ve teamed up with Goodhood on a new boot iteration of the classic style.
Celebrating Goodhood’s 15th anniversary, the store has dropped a collection of collabs – the first of which being the Wallabee boots with Clarks Originals. For this drop, the Wallabee boot comes in black suede with embossed uppers and exaggerated fringing. Catch them online (and on-foot) now.
As of late, we’ve seen lots of jewellery collections imbued with a sense of futurism – but Serge DeNimes’ speciality is drawing inspiration from the past. When looking into the archives for jewel-envy, where better to start than with Henry VIII? For this collection, the brand combines rich colour palettes with contrasting textures, cubic zirconia stones and pearls. Citing the Tudor practice of jewellery as a vessel for emotion, the 34-piece collection updates this sentiment for the 21st century, and features everything from rings to necklaces.
AXEL ARIGATO USHERS IN PUFFER SEASON
October means it’s time to dust off the puffers – and what better way to do this than by copping one of Axel Arigato’s latest lineups? With a campaign shot in Lake Como, this drop celebrates modern silhouettes with an expanded range and colour palette, just in time for cosy season. If this isn’t enough to get your puffer fix, you can even enter an interactive world of puffer-jacket-dom on Axel Arigato’s website, courtesy of Immersivo. Who said online shopping had to be flat?
From one jacket to another, it seems that coats don’t have to cover-up the main event. Just ask Giorgio Armani. Dropping its new Hollywood Jacket just as the weather seems to be taking a turn, this is one for the girlies that still want to be warm without compromising the elegance of their fit – inspired by various red carpet moments before them. Featuring a slim fit that drapes over the silhouette as well as gradient beading, there’s always room on the rack for a jacket that can do it all.
KID CUDI’S NEXT PROJECT MAY BE… KINDERGARTEN?
Hot Ones has become a cult-favourite interview show for many reasons: it’s stellar line-up of celebs, Sean’s deft and thorough interview questions, and of course, watching your faves slowly descend into spice-induced panic as they work their way through the hot wings on air. However, the most recent episode featuring Kid Cudi gave us more than a wings craving – with the musician revealing that he may be nearing the end of his tenure in the music game.
Speaking about future plans, Cudi noted that he’s always wanted to try different things, with one of those being becoming a kindergarten teacher for a few years. Day’n’Nite does kind of lend itself to being the name of a kindergarten-level game, to be honest. No doubt that class will be insanely oversubscribed.
LIL’ KIM FRONTS THE NEW MACKAGE MONOGRAM
“I love doing things people don’t expect” Lil’ Kim said of her new collaborative campaign with Mackage. Teaming up to launch the brand’s first-ever monogram collection, the link up makes sense: one trailblazing icon for a collection of the same kind. Shot by Drew Vickers, the campaign brings Mackage beyond its reputation for lux leather and wool and firmly into the current fashion landscape – with a helping hand from nostalgia. We’re here for it, tbh.
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