THIS WEEK’S DROPS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR

THIS WEEK’S DROPS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR

by Will Saunders
7 min

This is our chance to showcase a weekly curation of this week’s hottest drops from the worlds of fashion, music, culture, and arts. Be sure not to sleep on the latest sneaker release or that album you forgot was dropping. What will you be copping?

Carhartt WIP SS22 ‘City Wander’

Carhartt WIP ©

Carhartt WIP is the latest streetwear brand to unveil its Spring Summer 2022 collection with the introduction of its ‘City Wander’ series. In a subdued, neutral palette for the ‘hopefully’ warmer months to come, the collection takes inspiration from the always-busy Tokyo streets, combining urban elements of durability and comfort with an industrial backdrop. The collection features a range of oversized branded crewneck jumpers, coach jackets, shirts, and the staple work/utility vest. All styled and layered in a laid-back aesthetic paying homage to Japanese street style.  

Available – Now

Nigo x Kenzo SS22 Collection

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The finale of the fashion house’s limited edition series by NIGO is releasing this week and it sure won’t disappoint. Revisiting a key illustration from Kenzo Takada’s archives, this capsule focuses around the brand’s flower motifs, especially the poppy reimagined in NIGO’s own contemporary style. The genderless collection offers a series of t-shirts, shorts and accessories with the highlight piece definitely being a Hawaiian shirt featuring the poppy print all over, with matching cotton drill shorts.   

Available – May 6th

SZA x Crocs Collab

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SZA has confirmed she is dropping her very own Crocs, unfortunately her new album is not included. A few days ago Kim Kardashian showed off her SZA x Crocs package (no need for an advertising campaign after that) which included Crocs clogs, slides and a visual campaign card. The footwear itself has a wood-like exterior accompanied by a bunch of SZA inspired charms and a woven friendship bracelet.   

Available Now

Yardsale SS22

Yardsale ©

The South London streetwear/skate collective is back for Spring Summer 2022 and has called upon artist Olaolu Slawn and skater Alexander Hatfield to model a collection inspired by the 2000s hip hop culture. Its classic box-fitted hoodies are enhanced with silk branding, similar to the classic west coast hip-hop logos. Alongside these, t-shirts with new graphics, bomber jackets and knitwear are all styled with the brand’s iconic blue denim Goblin jeans.  

Available Now

New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore 650

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After reworking and bringing a new life to the classic P550 which have been extremely successful in all colourways, New Balance and Aimé Leon Dore have teamed up again to tackle the high-top. Taking inspiration from the 550, the new 650’s keep the classic silhouette of the on-court basketball shoe, adding a puff and stitch collar as well as a raw-edged leather eyerow. Coming in grey, blue, tempo red and dark green colourways – we are sure to see another successful collaboration from these two. 

Available May 5th

Ayrtn’s ‘CAUTION!’ Album

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Ayrtn’s much anticipated new album ‘CAUTION!’ is finally releasing on May 6th, continuing the artist’s consistency of dropping a full length album every year since 2018. Ayrtn is one of the most exciting and emerging UK talents known for his ability to give us both laid-back tracks and upbeat ones for the mosh pits. We can’t wait to hear what’s on this album. Just recording an album is difficult as it is but he has produced, mixed and mastered all tracks by himself too. Crazy.

Available May 6th

Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse TURBOWPN

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Following on from their Chuck 70 low-top DRKSTAR’s, Rick Owen’s DRKSHDW and Converse link up once again to produce two new monochromatic colourways of the DRKSHDW TURBOWPN silhouette. The TURBOWPN, if not familiar, is a reimagined version of the iconic Converse Weapon – a basketball shoe worn by the likes of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in the late 80s. The new releases come in a full premium leather ‘Clay’ and ‘Egret’ colourways with distorted edges, an elongated, puffed tongue and collars and a stretched out platform sole. The capsule will also include some accessories such as a cap and a drawstring bag.  

Available Now

Kurt Cobain’s Fender Mustang Guitar auction 

Julien’s Auctions ©

Smells like a good auction? A range of Kurt Cobain’s very own items including the Fender Mustang guitar he used in Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ music video, his 1965 Dodge Dart 170, along with several of his own artworks are up for bidding for the very first time at Julien’s auctions. Exclusive 1 of 1 NFTs will also be sold alongside each item. The items can be viewed in several locations across America and in London’s Piccadilly Circus at the Hard Rock Cafe from April 28 to May 3, before going up for auction between May 20th and May 22nd at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at juliensauctions.com.

Available May 20th to May 22nd

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