Another week has come and gone, so that can only mean one thing: it’s time for your Friday Roundup. This week marks the release for SS23 collections for many brands, including Robyn Lynch. In other news, campaigns, pop-ups and exhibitions are sprouting everywhere, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, as well as new collaborations, including a new one from Levi’s to celebrate 150 years of its 501® jeans.
JORDANLUCA OPENS A SHANGHAI POP UP FOR SS23
Showcasing its SS23 “Sabotage” collection, JORDANLUCA has opened its pop up store at SND in Shanghai, China. Accompanying its clothing, the pop up also has its own installation including a neon light that reads “the future is yours” as well as broken screens that broadcast the show in line with its post-apocalyptic theme. The pop up is now open to the public until the end of the month.
AHLUWALIA DROPS ITS UNISON COLLECTION
Ahluwalia has always been one to play with the pre-existing notions of gender, but its new “Unison” collection takes it a step further. Fully gender neutral, the Unison collection is also created with sustainable efforts, notably using GOTS-certified cotton and recycled polyester. The range includes classic cotton tees, hoodies, sweatpants and shorts all bearing the phonetic spelling “AH-LOO-WAH-LEE-AH”, and is now available for purchase online.
NEW ERA SAID PASTELS FOR ITS HOLIDAYS
New Era’s Major Baseball League (MLB) collection consists of 6 different 9FIFTY snapbacks, as well as matching apparel all seen in various hues of pastels. From pink to blue, the new MLB collection features 3 of its most renowned teams on the tees and shorts, including the New York Yankees, LA Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs, as well as having a wider array of teams sported on the caps. The Pastel Pack is now available for purchase on New Era’s website.
SLAM JAM CELEBRATES LEVI’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Rolling out different collections and collaborations for its iconic 501® jeans 150th anniversary throughout the year, Levi’s has tapped Slam Jam for its latest release. Inspired by the wild, wild West, the collaboration takes inspiration from old America as well as Slam Jam’s own archives. The classic jeans have been reworked with Japanese stock as well as adding the brand’s own personal touch of colour, silver. The collaborative jeans drop today on Slam Jam’s website as well as Levi’s channels.
FIORUCCI LOOKS BACK TO THE 60S FOR SS23
From heritage monograms to liquid chrome graphics, Fiorucci’s SS23 turns to its archives, which dates back to 1967, for inspiration for SS23. The collection includes slip dressed, relaxed tees and accessories, including a silver pouch bag with the emblematic angels closing. Daniel Fletcher, the menswear artistic director, stated “LA is such an important part of Fiorucci’s history” and added “it sounds like a wild time so I always love bringing the brand back here and celebrating where we are today with the new generation of creatives”. The collection is now available online and in select stores.
VITALY GOES INDUSTRIAL IN ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN
The jewellery brand Vitaly’s latest campaign titled “Source Material” dives into the process of recycling steel, a procedure all too familiar to the brand with each of their products being made this way. The campaign, which features upcoming jewellery pieces such as the Veil or Grin, sees the models standing in front of old car parts and various metal machinery pieces.
THEORY PROJECT HONES IN ON CLASSIC TAILORING
For SS23, Lucas Ossendrijver’s Theory Project collection expands on the notions of urban movement that were first introduced last season. With utilitarian designs and sharp tailoring, Ossendrijver explores the line between masculinity and femininity, blurring the two together. The collection, which also presents a first of its kind sneaker, is now available online and in stores.
ROBYN LYNCH DROPS HER SS23 COLLECTION ONLINE
The latest instalment from Robyn Lynch has hit the stores, with the SS23 collection spanning from reds, yellows, blues and earthy tones. Standout pieces include a crab-print graphic tee, cable knitted hats and a Columbia upcycled puffer jacket. With prices ranging from £105 to £856, you can now get your hands on the new pieces on Robyn Lynch’s website.
PLACES+FACES GO FULL-ON LONDON FOR ITS NEW CAPSULE CAMPAIGN
Shooting its campaign in front of London’s brown brick walls, Places+Faces highlights the reflective pieces from its new collection. The offering sees a matching crewneck and sweatpants with reflective details on the sides of the arms and legs, as well as on the neckline and hemline. The reflective element is also seen on a large puffer, this time with the coat being made entirely of this material. The latest pieces will be dropping today on P+F’s website.
LOUIS VUITTON OPENS A LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION
Opening on a private-appointment basis, Louis Vuitton’s “Crafting Dreams” exhibition is now open in Los Angeles until May 3. The space, which will feature various goods from trunks and leather pieces to jewellery and skateboards, will become an immersive experience for visitors to learn from LV’s artisans. The space will also have a red carpet room, which will showcase special gowns worn by the likes of Phoebe Dynevor and Ana De Armas.
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