Unreleased music from The Notorious B.I.G. & HEAT x Casablanca boxes on their way: your Friday Roundup

Unreleased music from The Notorious B.I.G. & HEAT x Casablanca boxes on their way: your Friday Roundup

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Give yourself a pat on the back because you’ve made it through the week, well, almost. Just one last push and you’ll be off downing pints with your mates at the local. But before you go off for the weekend we’ve got your Friday Roundup ready. This week, Thom Browne is joining Kiko Kostadinov in a recent book release, while Buffalo is giving us a chunky 00s inspired skate shoe.

Thom Browne is coming out with a book

Recently, we’ve seen Kiko Kostadinov and Chopova Lowena come out with their own books and now it’s Thom Browne’s turn. Published by Phaidon, this book comes at the same time as the brand’s 20 year anniversary. The 420 page book traces back on Browne’s trajectory in fashion, and includes over 200 images of runway looks. The book is priced at £125 and will launch on October 25 on Phaidon’s website.

Thom Browne / Phaidon©

HEAT is tapping Casablanca for its summer mystery boxes

Casablanca joins the long list of brands that have partnered with HEAT this year, which includes the likes of Vetements and Courrèges. Dropping online next Tuesday, there will be two tiers of boxes, the regular priced at £299, while the Plus box will cost £500, and will contain everything from the brand’s sunnies to printed silk shirts.


Skater James Edson is coming out with “Rabbit Hole” book

Part of the London skateboarding gang PWBC, James Edson has been documenting his recent travels as well as snapping pics of his close friends from the skating community, which are being published in his new “Rabbit Hole” book. Shot in black & white, each image has been arranged on double-pages, with each new page receiving a 45 degree tilt so that the reader has the feeling of going down the “rabbit hole”.

James Edson©

Gabriel Moses is screening Regina in Chicago

The London-based photographer and filmmaker Gabriel Moses will be screening “Regina” this week between August 3 and 9 at the Anthony Gallery in Chicago. “Regina” was Moses debut solo exhibition shown at 180 Studios earlier this year, which contained around 50 photographs that spanned from fashion to sports. 

Gabriel Moses©

Vans pays homage to Mac Miller 

It’s been just under five years since Mac Miller passed away, but just like all of us, Vans is nowhere close to forgetting about him. The skate shoe brand is taking on its Low-top Authentic model to pay tribute to the late artist, specifically taking inspiration from his last album released before his death, Swimming. Working with the Miller estate to keep Mac’s legacy alive, the shoe features a Yin Yang symbol on its toe box and wrap-around text on the shoe’s rubber sole that reads “MAC MILLER 1992 TIL ∞”. The shoe is now available for purchase on Mac Miller’s website.


Stormzy drops a new music video 

Stormzy has been treating us this year. Even on his birthday, he’s thinking of giving, using his 30th birthday gala as the backdrop for his new music video for Angel In The Marble. Considering it was Stormzy’s birthday party, we could expect some pretty big name cameos in the video, like Louis Theroux, Skepta, Burna Boy, Dina Asher-Smith and more.


Guinness x LABRUM are ready for summer

For summer, this link up between Guinness and LABRUM that explores their shared roots between the UK and Sierra Leone. The collection includes LABRUM’s iconic safari shirt, a cap, a bucket hat, socks and tees, one of which features graphics inspired by LABRUM’s founder Foday Dumbuya’s memories from Freetown and the enjoyment of sharing a cold Guinness with friends. The collab pieces will be available for purchase online on Monday 7.

Guinness x LABRUM©

Pepsi just gave us some unreleased Biggie

Pepsi is doing God’s work, for real. Celebrating 50 years of hip hop and Biggie’s legacy, Pepsi has partnered with the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation dropping an unreleased freestyle by The Notorious B.I.G. that dates all the way back to 1997. Fittingly enough, Biggie can be heard rapping about his love of Pepsi on a hot summer day on the one minute studio audio.

@thenotoriousbig ©

G.H. Bass is stepping out for SS23

For its SS23 collection titled “Stepping Out”, G.H. Bass highlights its pieces in the streets of London on various creatives, from stylists to vintage dealers with its new campaign. The collection includes an array of tailored suits, trousers and shirts, as well as knitted sweaters, denim pieces and pleated skirts.

G.H. Bass©

Buffalo gets chunky with its new shoe

If you thought Buffalo shoes were already chunky, get ready for this one. Merging nostalgia with fashion, Buffalo’s latest piece is an early 00s inspired skate shoe with chunky soles and chunky laces. Coming in several colourways, the shoe was highlighted in a campaign captured by photographer Daniel Vaysberg that fosters creativity and community with a simple message of “me, being me”.


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