It’s that time again – we just about made it to the weekend. This week saw the heavens open after (another) stifling heatwave in the UK, which seemed to hit the reset button on people’s moods, mindsets and lifestyles. For those of you in a fresh headspace, we’re rounding up some of this week’s happenings that you may have missed, so you’re all caught up before we head into the weekend. Keep reading to enlighten yourselves.
ALL POINTS EAST RETURNS
Today sees the return of one of London’s most exciting festivals – All Points East. With multiple dates planned across the next month including the Gorillaz, Tame Impala and Disclosure who are headlining, the festi is set to take over East London’s Victoria Park, and we have it on good authority that there’s a few secret surprises in store…
DON’T WORRY XOUXOU
Translating to ‘darling’ in Portuguese, cult-favourite elevated accessory brand XOUXOU are back with a new collection. Continuing its commitment to forthright design that’s both fashion-forward and functional, the centrepiece this time has to be the Padded Tote bag – perfect for those long weekends away.
NICHOLAS DALEY’S DARK HAZE
As one of the UK’s best emerging design talents, Nicholas Daley launches AW22 online with his ‘Dark Haze’ collection, focusing on a more dynamic and assertive music tradition. The guitar is placed front and centre with this one, with the designer seeking inspiration from its deep-rooted energy, aesthetic and associations with punk rock.
BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA AGAIN
We knew K-Pop supergroup BlackPink were set to make a comeback this year – but the day has finally arrived, with the group dropping its highly-anticipated new single, Pink Venom. Ahead of the full album being released on September 16th, the Pink Venom video reportedly saw the highest production cost in parent company YG’s entire history. Check it out below.
CONVERSE X 3
Converse has dropped three new silhouettes, and linked up with stylist extraordinaires to style them out. Calling on Lewis Munro and Charlotte Moss, the new silhouettes are all advances on the classic Chuck Taylors. Fit, form and function are brought to life and scaled through two lenses of innovation – comfort and utility, and we see some of the label’s classic nostalgic design sweep through this new trio.
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