In the infamous words of Rebecca Black, it’s Friday. There’s lots going on this week as the UK left its official mourning period and kicked back into normality – and that’s before we even get to the events at fashion month. From new drops from Barbour, Boiler Room and Acne Studios to the upcoming 70-day strong Moncler celebrations, keep reading to find out what you need to know as we head into the weekend.
AXEL ARIGATO & KOKOROKO ARE THE DUO WE NEVER KNEW WE NEEDED
Jazz and afrobeat collective Kokoroko have partnered with Axel Arigato for a celebration of the former’s debut album, and the latter’s key products from this season. Championing each of the band members individuality, the campaign sees them in varsity jackets, sneakers and shearling jackets, whilst introducing us to their unique sound. Sign us up.
MONCLER TAKES OVER MILAN
Milan Fashion Week is known for its maximalism: various corners, buildings and areas of the city are taken over throughout the week for big brands’ events and shows – but Moncler are going one step further, taking over the Duomo Piazza. Probably the most famous and popular square-footage in the city, this is to mark their 70th anniversary celebrations, and rumour has it that there’s thousands of performers set to be involved. Sucks to be a tourist in Milan this weekend, though.
MACHINE-A GOT THE CINEMA
Fashion films are quite the spectacle – especially when they span 2 continents and 7 of today’s most exciting and established designers like this one does. Produced in celebration of MACHINE-A’s Shanghai Flagship opening, the creative film project was made to epitomise the iconic store’s continuous support for designers and creatives across the globe. Eagle-eyed fashion fans will be able to spot Raf Simons, Matthew Williams, Martine Rose, Coperni, Ottolinger, Yueqi Qi and WINDOWSEN, each sharing an interpretation of the letter “A” or a story of their career beginnings. Perfect Sunday viewing.
ACNE STUDIOS DIVE IN TO JEWELLERY
Drip isn’t a moment, it’s a way of life. At least according to Acne, who have just launched a capsule collection of jewellery and objects conceived with the contemporary artist Jessi Reaves. Comprising necklaces, earrings, bracelets and patchwork homeware, materials have been repurposed from Acne’s archive, and conceptualised with Reaves’ unique creative style.
BOILER ROOM IS WARMING UP FOR WINTER
Despite having to postpone its day festival earlier this month, Boiler Room’s apparel output is heating up. This drop sees an all-black set of garms including tees, trackies, bags, hoodies and jackets, leaning into the utilitarian aesthetic that has been gaining momentum both in and out of the streetwear spaces. Cozy vibes only.
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