Did you have a good weekend? It’s Monday, and there’s a fair bit to get stuck into. Burberry is back with a belter Spring 2024 campaign, Ed Hardy is launching limited edition basketball bags with Tomme, and GOAT is gearing up for Black Friday with a bang. There’s (finally) some good news for grassroots music venues, and Amiri is launching its Pre-Spring 2024 collection. If you like the sound of that, keep reading to find out more in your Monday Briefing below.
Burberry launches its very British Spring 2024 campaign
Burberry’s latest campaign celebrates its global appeal while feeling as British as beans on toast. With a cast of talent, including King Krule, Damon Albarn, Bukayo Saka, and Neneh Cherry, alongside new musicians like British rapper Slew, it speaks to Burberry fans, new and old. Campaign shots show talent snapped around the streets of London, with up close and charismatic shots overlayed with the recently revived Equestrian Knight logo. If you like the sound of that, head over to the Burberry website or your nearest Burberry boutique and have a look for yourself.
Aries is hosting an archive sale
Aries is throwing an archive sale just in time to kick off your festive shopping. The event will begin on Friday, November 24, and will run until Sunday, November 26. London’s savvy shoppers can get their hands on heavily discounted pieces with up to 70% off some items. If you want to bag a high-end streetwear bargain, head down to Soho, and sink your teeth into some banging bits from the Sofia Prantera-led label.
Represent is ready for Black Friday
Represent is bringing us some Black Friday goodness with its latest collection. The offering comprises a range of outerwear, pants, jersey garments, accessories and footwear. It carries a rugged aesthetic, which includes aged fabrics, hand-painted graphics, embroidered accents and a range of hues. Outerwear highlights include the Leather Motor Jacket, which fits into a knitwear collection, heavyweight hoodies and tees. The brand’s footwear offering gets a winter-ready revamp, seen in fur-lined iterations of the HTN, Bully, and Mule silhouettes. The collection is available from Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled.
Ed Hardy scores a slam dunk with its latest collab with TOMME
Ed Hardy has teamed up with TOMME for some super cool, made-to-order basketball bags. It will see TOMME’s basketballs infused with some Ed Hardy graphic goodness, turning each piece into a work of art and embodying a fusion of male and female aesthetics. The Ed Hardy x TOMME collaboration is available for pre-order now, with an estimated delivery date as soon as January 15. Pre-orders will close on December 1.
Footpatrol launches “PurpleLightUp ‘23” campaign
Footpatrol has teamed up with the Down’s Syndrome Development Trust for a campaign to promote inclusivity and equality for disabled consumers. The campaign was released in line with Purple Tuesday, a catalyst to promote the need for greater inclusivity for disabled customers. The “PurpleLightUp ‘23” project focused on eco-printing, a technique which creates unique artworks that reflect its maker’s creative autonomy. Participants played with printing techniques and later designed the DSDT wecanfly jackets, which they later modelled in the campaign.
Talia Mar’s latest track is a noughties-inspired banger
Talia Mar has released her new single “Bored,” following on from “Self-Portrait” and “Forget About Your Ex.” The single is a trip down memory lane and gives the pop-girlies what they want: catchy, sexy, and fierce, with an overarching theme of self-worth. If this is a bit of you, do your ears a favour and listen to the track, which is available on all major streaming platforms.
Amiri launches is Pre-Spring 2024 campaign
Amiri’s Pre-Spring 2024 collection is a celebration of youth culture in the City of Angels. It sees talent shot against the backdrop of The Stahl House in Los Angeles and serves as a testament to modernist architectural brilliance. Not only is clothing from the campaign captured amidst the beautiful setting, but it also highlights the brand’s contemporary approach to suiting. Models pair flared trousers with white sneakers, which are showcased by a slight opening at the bottom of the leg. Head to the Amiri website to check it out.
GOAT is gifting this Black Friday
For this year’s Black Friday, online fashion marketplace GOAT is giving back. Participants will be in with a chance of winning some belter pieces. For the occasion, fashionistas will have access to a gamified trivia experience to win prizes and earn tickets that can be used to unlock drops and auctions. Some of the most exclusive items available include $25,000 of GOAT credit and an auction of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black Dark Mocha” sample. For more information on all that can be won, head here.
IkeN unveils debut album
Nottingham-based Kenyan R&B musician IkeN has released his debut album, Galatea, a modern cautionary tale depicting the consequences of sculpting someone into an unattainable ideal. It deals with the impact of holding unrealistically high expectations. The 19-year-old effortlessly fuses RnB influences with synth soundscapes reflective of his wide-ranging musical influences. If you like the sound of that, stream the album here.
Reebok nods to its roots with the Premier Road Modern
Reebok has looked to the past to inform the present with the Reebok LTD Premier Road Modern for its latest release. The sneaker pays homage to Reebok’s Premier Running line, a high-performance series that was extremely popular with runners at the time. Now, it has been transformed into a contemporary icon for streetwear worldwide. The shoe has been rendered without glue, providing a distinct, seamless and visually appealing design.
The Arts Council has announced a £5 million grassroots music fund
Finally, there’s some good news for grassroots music in the UK. Arts Council England has announced a new support fund of £5 million, which will be distributed to music festivals, venues, and recording studios across Britain. The grant will also support other cultural spaces, with the aim of boosting creative industries. Applications for the funding are open from now until March 25, with those belonging to an organisation rather than working in a band or for themselves eligible to apply.
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