Is it just us, or has this week gone fast? It’s Friday already, and a lot of cool stuff has happened. Stüssy have kitted us out for the last few weeks of summer, and artist Soldier Boyfriend has made his latest canvas a pair of Duke + Dexter loafers. Fancy finding out more? Keep reading to stay in the loop.
about:blank head to Paris for its latest collection
Looking to Paris for inspiration, masters of minimalism about:blank bring us its final release of the Summer 23 season. Alongside shirting, ecru shorts and tank tops join the brand’s solid knitwear line up. Shot in a french Bistro, this solid menswear line up is as ready for the bar as the beach.
Stüssy gives us a wardrobe re-up
Stüssy have you covered for the last bit of summer, hitting us with some sick graphic tees and hoodies, channelling the skate-inspired roots of the brand. Inject some Californian cool into your wardrobe with soda inspired graphics courtesy of Stüssy, available to shop now.
Converse x Phaidon x Design Museum release “SKATEBOARD”
Wanna see the evolution of skateboards? Well now you can. Written by Jonathon Olivares and developed in close collaboration with Converse and the brand’s global skate team, Skateboard presents an authoritative chronicle of the history of skateboard design from 1950 to the present day. With skaters favouring chucks for their durable toe cap and sturdy construction, this partnership makes sense. Published by Phaidon, the book has been brought to life in an exhibition curated by Oliveras at the Design Museum in London. Slated to open on October 20th, this is not one to miss.
Patta takes us back in time
For its FW23 collection, Patta is channelling the thrifting thrill of the pre-internet era, transporting us to the early 2000s, where hidden gems had to be found IRL. Think camo on camo, oversized jerseys and a vibrant mish mash of colours for you to layer for your latest Y2K look. Inviting you to play with proportion, the latest offering from the purveyors of Amsterdam cool updates an ‘00s wardrobe with a modern eye for detail. Heads up, the collection releases online today
Top restaurant chefs team up with DELLI for its Hot Grill Summer campaign
DELLI are making it easier than ever to level up your barbecue game this summer. Chefs from the kitchens of award-winning seafood restaurant Orasay, smoke-cooked and seasonally led Smoke at Hampton Manor, Soho-based japanese testing menu spot, Humble Chicken and Brixton’s beloved bistrot Naughty Piglets have teamed up to create a range of limited edition products. These BBQ essentials are available through DELLI, the app which brings independent food and drink from your pocket.
Comme des Garçons heads to the coast with K-Way
K-Way takes Comme des Garçons to the coast for the World Surf League. Teaming up for a collection for the Wallex US Open of Surfing presented by Pacifico. With a nostalgia-filled nod to the SoCal lifestyle, the two brands honour the K-Way brand and the history of the US open of surfing, for a premium product.
Vintage meets vinyl for Rough Trade x Goldsmith Vintage
Vintage and Vinyl are the best of friends right? That’s why the latest Goldsmith Vintage and Rough Trade collaboration works. With the two brands coming together for a second time, UK-based artist Kate Prior’s work has been printed onto a selection of pre-loved tees courtesy of Goldsmith vintage. Emily Waller, Rough Trade’s Head of Brand and Content feels the collection “promotes the longevity of the items we sell while combining our great love of the physical music format with quality pre-loved clothing and the bold brilliance of illustrator Kate Prior”.
Loafers get loud with Soldierboyfriend and Duke + Dexter
Collaborating with London-based artist Soldier Boyfriend for a fiery take on its ‘Wilde’ loafer, Duke + Dexter give the classic silhouette a fresh makeover. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigerian, Leonard Iheagwam, a.k.a. Soldier Boyfriend is an exciting addition to the London art scene, disrupting convention and selling his work exclusively through social media. For a collection that goes against the grain and reflective of a range of influences from skateboarding to painting, look no further. The collection is out now, but be warned, these won’t be around for long.
Axel Arigato want you to let go for FW23
Drawing on basketball and youth culture influences, Axel Arigato have provided a wardrobe stacked with wearable full-look wardrobe for winter, including the spontaneous reinterpretations of footwear that we have come to expect from the Axel Arigato brand. Max Svardh, Creative & Co-founder saw the collection as “an opportunity to reflect on the Axel Arigato brand DNA – championing silhouettes our customers continually desire, and forecasting what the future of the brand should embody as we approach its 10 year anniversary”.
Vava Eyewear’s latest release comes Grammy nominated
Vava Eyewear has partnered with five-time Grammy award-nominated composer and electronic music producer Suzanne Ciani, whose 20-solo album career spans five decades. This collaboration draws on Vava’s modernist less-is-more functionality driven aesthetic, arriving in a mood-boosting red and green colour palette.
HYPHNT dresses its signature sneakers in White
Launched in December last year by Jason Black, HYPHNT is for the cultural movers and innovators. Black is a former member of grime collective Roll Deep and co-founder of Crep Protect so you can be sure these sneakers come quality-assured. For its latest offering, the Road Runner and City walker sneakers are dressed in a premium white Portuguese suede dress this all-outfit friendly sneaker offering.
Emporio Armani takes us to the heart of the city for its Autumn-Winter 24 collection
Shot by Gregory Harris in a filmic black and white, Armani’s latest campaign is a love letter to New York. Capturing a rare moment of stillness in the city that never sleeps, models, this campaign presents reality in a dream-like scenario. With models positioned holding onto the tops of buildings, Amani’s latest campaign will set your heart racing.
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