Come one, come all for your weekly briefing – this time, on a Wednesday! As the last working day in the week for most of our UK community (thanks, Lizzy), we thought it would be good to go into the long weekend with a roundup of everything you may have missed, or may miss in your Pimms-induced haze. From Jubilee-specific jewellery to some seismic sliders, let’s take a look.
CARHARTT WIP’S RETRO DROP
Everyone’s favourite workwear-turned-streetwear brand Carhartt has dropped the last instalment of RELEVANT PARTIES VOL.2. The release sees two tees and a hoodie join a limited edition cassette tape, curated by DJ Dez Andres and featuring work from Sheefy McFly. Retro.
MCM X SELASSIE’S UPCYCLING INITIATIVE
MCM has collaborated with Ghanian artist Selassie on an Upcycling collection and initiative. The 28-piece drop brings new colour and life to classic MCM design, with a focus on sustainability and symbolism. What’s more, all profits will go to Project Justine – a charity planning on building an educational and cultural centre in Benin, West Africa.
OAKLEY’S SURF ICON SHADES
In case you hadn’t heard, cycling sunglasses are back in a big way. Leaders of this specific sportswear-turned-fashion field? Oakley – who’s shades have been dominating the sphere for decades. Now, the brand is re-issuing two of their most iconic styles, the Mumbo and Pro M Frame – combining Prizm lens tech with a love for neon on the frames. Shades of the summer? Quite possibly.
SERGE DENIMES’ JUBILEE JEWELLERY
Serge DeNimes, founded by MIC’s Proudlock, has dropped a collection just in time for the Jubilee celebrations. With crystal pieces alongside sovereign-based designs, the collection comprises over 30 items in sterling silver and gold-plate. On offer are rings, necklaces, huggies and bracelets, with standout pieces featuring cubic zirconia stones or micro pearls. We’ll take it all.
Founded by French-born, London-based creative Maxime Fruit, MAXIME is a brand which draws on the best of design talent – with Maxime himself honing his skills at houses such as VETEMENTS, Yang Li, and A-COLD-WALL* to name a few. The collections, also called editions, explore various elements that make up a home – and for AW22, this is wood. Featuring clean-cut, subtly detailed menswear, the drop draws inspirations from architecture, furniture and object design. Get them on your radar.
SURF’S UP FOR PALACE
Palace are looking back to their wavey roots (pun intended), linking up with one of LA’s most coveted labels, Jimmy’z. Speaking to the sound of summer, the pieces blend the rich historical references of the peak of Jimmy’z’ popularity with Palace’s updated take on streetwear. Gnarly.
This season is all about texture – and who’s to say that can’t extend to poolside sliders, too? These seismic slides come in matcha-green and cream, and forgo the usual three stripes for a spellout, more subtle branding option. With adidas collabs everywhere right now, it’s nice to see a quieter but effective offering from the brand.
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