Valentino drops Garavani Freedots Sneakers, Camden Brewery x Grime Gran & Hélas drops a new collection in your Friday Roundup

Valentino drops Garavani Freedots Sneakers, Camden Brewery x Grime Gran & Hélas drops a new collection in your Friday Roundup

by Ollie Cox
8 min

You made it to Friday, so give yourself a pat on the back. Valentino is releasing a new sneaker, Vintage Threads has teamed up with adidas, Armand Basi, and Per Götesson have a collaborative capsule coming your way, and Grime Gran has linked up with Camden Brewery for a belter brown ale. BAPE® has got Bearbrick on board to celebrate 100 years of Disney. If this has wet your whistle, get stuck into your Friday Roundup below. 

Valentino releases its Garavani Freedots sneakers
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Valentino may be best known for its signature Pink PP, floral motifs, and gorgeous gowns, but the Italian Maison knows how to lend its style to contemporary pieces. The Garavani Freedots shoe is Valentino’s Spring 2024 sneaker of the season, blending the brand’s motif with an athletic silhouette. Made out of nappa leather and studded out in true Garavani fashion, the Valentino sneaker is offered in four colourways – black, navy blue, grey, and white. Head over to the Valentino website to grab your hands on this luxurious sneaker.

Hélas serves cabin vibes for its Winter 23 collection
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The French skateboarding brand Hélas just released its latest collection that invites a cast of models to cosy up inside a wooden cabin post-skating in the cold. The setting is a testament to the warmth of this season’s offering, which includes the Triple Padded Puffer Reversible Jacket in a golden “Powder” colour, while the Fleece Full Tracksuit Set in “Flurry” continues on the earthly, woody tones set by the shoot’s surroundings. The rest of the collection, which is now available online, is finished off with a balaclava, crewnecks, tees and a mug.

Armand Basi collabs with Per Götesson for a genderless collection
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Sweden and Spain join forces for a collaborative collection at the hands of Armand Basi and the London-based Per Götesson, giving unisex clothing a new look. Inspired by Armand Basi’s ‘90s archives, the link up blends straight lines, harsh cuts, and a geometric approach to design with slouchier, more relaxed pieces, such as a blue knitted jumper with asymmetrical cut-out details. Leatherwear is replaced by recycled rubber, while custom jewellery was made with Götessen’s partner, Husam El Odeh.

A.M launches its debut collection
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Time to strap on the leather as the Mauritius-born brand A.M launches its debut collection, offering a new perspective on modern luxury. The collection switches between fitted and oversized pieces, offering outerwear and accessories, including a leather tote. Founded by brothers Arman and Sharif, the UK-based brand celebrates its Mauritian roots by keeping production in-land and in-house. Head over to A.M’s website for the collection launch on November 25.

Nassia turns to AI for a 2024 calendar
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London-based model and writer Nassia Matsa, has just released her latest project, an artistic 2024 calendar. The calendar follows a horoscope theme, created with the help of AI, and features models taking on a mythical form, with January being dedicated to the siren. From Chanel to Mugler, Matsa fitted out her subjects in designer for each month of the year. If you’re on the lookout for a calendar for the upcoming year, head over to Matsa’s website.

BAPE® and Bearbrick are celebrating 100 years of Disney
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In celebration of BAPE®’s 30th anniversary and Disney’s 100th birthday, the streetwear brand tapped MEDICOM for a three-way collaboration on the iconic Bearbrick. The collaborative figure sees Mickey Mouse dressed in BAPE® camo pants and shoes in the iconic red and yellow colourway, playfully riffing on tradition. It will be available as a standard 100% and 400% dual-pack (£265), as well as the mammoth 1000% (£1,459). If this sounds like a bit of you, you can get your hands on the limited edition today in BAPE® stores worldwide and online

Vintage Threads and adidas are getting nostalgic  
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Vintage threads has made a bit of a name for itself, garnering support from a slew of high-profile wearers. Now, it has furthered its reach by partnering with sportswear giant adidas for a rework collection that features discarded archive pieces from the 1980s and ‘90s, transforming them into contemporary, collectable pieces. The pieces will be available in an immersive pop-up in adidas’ flagship store on 425 Oxford Street in London, taking customers back in time with a hearty hit of sporting nostalgia.

Grime Gran backs Camden Brewery’s brown sauce bev
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Camden Town Brewery has captured the hearts of the country’s beer lovers with its range of banging brews, from Hells to Pale ale. Now, it has channelled its love of brown sauce into its Camden HP Brown Ale – a modern love affair between two British staples enjoyed in pubs and homes for over a century. The beer comes at a time when 69% of Brits would love to grab a beer with their parents, and 27% would love to share a swift one with their grandparents, too. The campaign sees legendary Grime icon Grime Gran share stories over a beer with her grandson Beau. If this sounds like a bit of you, the beer is available to purchase for a limited time via the Camden Town Brewery webstore

GOOMHEO is getting cheeky in the changing room for SS24
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GOOMHEO’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection takes into a naughty changing room, hosting a post-match sexy scrum, bringing some post-athletic eroticism to the table. Nods to traditional sportswear are seen through wrestling singlets extended with exotic waistbands and matching headgear, with strategically placed rugby balls adding to the naughty, sporty appeal. Champagne spray champagne shots only add to the wet and wild appeal, bringing some pre-shower silliness ahead of some real post-match action. If this is up your street, head to your nearest GOOMHEO retailer to get a piece of the action.  

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