From loafers to live music to art auctions, there’s plenty to keep you going for the weekend ahead. Duke + Dexter is back with a second “Way Out West” release, Amiri is dropping denim, and Tommy Jeans and Avirex have got together for a limited-edition collaboration. Strawberries & Creem are hosting the Second HUGO Nights with a solid line-up, and there’s a new FOG essentials capsule. Strap in and start off your weekend with our Friday Roundup below.
Leigh-Anne and ANTSLIVE to perform at HUGO Nights Presented by Strawberries & Creem
Everyone loves a party, and this November, HUGO and Strawberries & Creem have you covered. The two are coming together to host the second chapter of their live music and events series, “S&C presents HUGO Nights.” It follows the incredible success of the first gig, which saw Loyle Carner perform last May. This time around, Leigh-Anne is bringing her old-school R&B and garage influences to the table as part of her latest venture as a solo artist. Also on the lineup is London-based rapper ANTSLIVE, who will perform a live set, including his latest release, “Captain Ants.” The party will take place in a secret venue in Central London (which will be revealed to attendees only before the show). Fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets by entering a ballot, which can be accessed here.
AMIRI releases “California Denim” collection
AMIRI is launching a denim offering as part of its ongoing study into denim, serving as a unique expression and embodiment of modern luxury. Made up of roomy silhouettes, each garment holds unique sensibilities from the worlds of skate, sport, and performance arts, rooted in AMIRI’s original denim collection. Techniques such as sun fading serve as an ode to American sportswear combined with reimagined shapes to bring something fresh and exciting to the table. Head to the AMIRI website to get your hands on the collection.
DUKE + DEXTER takes us out west for a second time
DUKE + DEXTER is bringing us another Wild Wild West-inspired release, which sees Luka Fersko model the collection in rural Yosemite. The new drop introduces a Wilde Penny Lug, making use of a compounded rubber with a deep tread. Also being released is a Black Moby Boot; Maple Moby Boot; Wilde Butterfly Lug; Wilde Black Lug; Wilde Eagle Penny Loafer; Ritchie Black Pebble Sneaker, and Commando Eden Boat Shoe. The second “Way out West” drop is available to shop now on the DUKE + DEXTER website.
eBay announces a collaboration with Slawn
The artist of the moment, Slawn, has teamed with eBay for a special collaboration. The link-up celebrates creativity and inspiration, all while nodding to the sneaker community, which is inspired by the artist’s very own love of sneakers. The partnership was unveiled at Slawn’s East London café BeauBeaus, where he was joined by eBay’s head of sneakers, Wahaaj Shabbir, FDFromtheFuture and Precious Ongunlowo, a recent graduate from eBay’s sneaker entrepreneur programme. Sneakerheads looking to expand their art collection can place a bid on the pieces here.
Samsøe Samsøe gives its products a GORE-TEX makeover
Samsøe Samsøe has partnered with GORE-TEX for a practical collaboration consisting of stylish outdoor-ready designs, from padded coats to mittens. Popular styles such as the David Jacket is reworked with a waterproof membrane thanks to the incorporation of WINDSTOPPER and INFINIUM materials in a vibrant shade of blue. Head to Samsøe Samsøe to get your mitts on some GORE-TEX mittens.
Tommy Jeans launches Avirex collaboration
As part of Tommy Jeans’ 50th anniversary of hip-hop celebrations, they have partnered with Avirex for a collaboration consisting of an iconic leather jacket, T-shirt and hoodie. From Harlem to Harlesden, Avirex jackets have been worn by some of the best rappers around, so if you want to channel your inner MC, this one’s for you. Both Tommy Jeans and Avirex have been fundamental in past and present hip-hop uniforms, so it is about time they got together. The collection is available to shop now.
REIN releases new single, “There’s No Tomorrow”
Rising Avant-pop artist REIN has returned with her latest single, “There’s No Tomorrow.” It explores her influences from post-punk to new wave and is lifted from her upcoming album God Is A Woman, which will be released in November. The album draws inspiration from Robyn, Missy Elliot and Aaliyah and reflects the inspiration the artist has taken from the powerful women around her. You can listen to the latest single here.
Clavish stars in the latest Fear of God ESSENTIALS campaign
Fear of God is back with another ESSENTIALS range for FW23. The collection comprises wardrobe essentials such as hoodies and jackets in a range of core colours and styles. The campaign sees the clothing captured in the streets and features British Rapper Clavish. It is the first time that European shoppers are able to purchase the collection from the Fear Of God website, with the items being shipped directly.
Cosha releases visuals for “Want You Back”
Singer-songwriter Cosha has followed up the release of her single “Want You Back” with a striking set of visuals. Shot in her native Wicklow, Ireland, the images reflect a slowing down from the city pace and a reclamation of the artist’s safe space. Her previous single, “Sun Back,” served as a gentle re-introduction and signifier of a new era, yet it is still underpinned by her trademark sun-soaked sound. You can watch the music video for “Want You Back” here.
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