New York Fashion Week is underway, and London is gearing up for its jam-packed fashion week schedule. At the same time, Stone Island is hitting us with a ghost collection, RIMOWA is celebrating 125 years of pioneering the luggage and accessories industry, and Reece Cooper is dropping the second part of its Merrell collaboration. It might be Monday, but it’s a mighty week in the world of fashion and culture. Keep reading to find out more.
Bleue Burnham drops ‘Trust is Alive’ short film and collection
For FW23, Bleue Burnham channelled the beauty of Mother Earth. A promotional film released alongside the collection, featuring music by Duval Timothy and Yu Su, with words written and spoken by Bleue Burnham. As a campaign, it channelled the beauty of life, from nature to art and music. The collection of jewellery – cut in silver or gold – can be purchased on Bleue Burnham’s webstore.
RIMOWA has a big birthday bash in NYC
On Wednesday, September 7, RIMOWA kicked off the second stop of its touring exhibition ‘Seit 1898,’ celebrating 125 years of the brand. As part of the NYC showcase, the Maison is exclusively showcasing the privately owned cases of public figures such as Spike Lee, Justin theroux, LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton, Takashi Murakami and more. As is to be expected from a brand with as much (four-wheeled) pulling power as RIMOWA, the event was jam-packed with celebrities, including Skepta, Hayley Williams, Adwoa Aboah, Central Cee and K-pop star Rowoon. We’re not surprised, RIMOWA is as cool as it comes when it comes to luggage.
Reece Cooper and Merrell are back for round two
Launching on September 2nd and 3rd at an LA pop-up, Reese Cooper released the latest instalment of an ongoing Merrell collection. True to the brand ethos of embracing the outdoors, the collection comprises ripstop cargos, corduroy hunting jackets and leather outerwear. The innovative Modular Pocket System is back, featuring on cargo pockets that can be mixed and matched on different garments by colour or fabric, including pants, jackets and shirts. The RCI x 1 TRL partnership has been ongoing since SS23. Its latest iteration features 3 silhouettes in 2 colourways each: the MOAB LUX, HYDRO AT CAGE and MOAB FLIGHT SIEVE.
Feng Chen Wang gets us kitted out for winter
Chinese-born, London-based designer Feng Chen Wang has us sorted for winter, bringing her fusion of traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology into a collection filled with cut-and-sew clobber. The campaign captures models frozen in movement and position as they model a selection of ribbed knitwear, collarless cowboy vests and denim blazers.
C.P. Company launches Metropolis Series for FW23
C.P. Company has launched its Metropolis series, born out of a re-exploration of the original design language and concept of the iconic Metropolis jacket, first released in 1999. For FW23, the brand has explored the experimental possibilities offered up using extreme-performance fabrics and cutting-edge manufacturing methods. As part of the jacket’s adaptation to the city ecosystem, the fabric range covers different needs, including GORE-TEX Infinium, to provide water resistance and breathability. With winter around the corner, this jacket arrives just in time for the change in season.
LANVIN gets crafty with ‘The Surgeon’
French luxury fashion house LANVIN is embracing the spirit of savoir-faire with a limited edition release by Dominic Ciambrone, also known as “The Surgeon.” LANVIN invited the artist to reimagine the Curb sneaker, with the creative designer bringing his Californian heritage to the table, as seen in the colour palette of the sneaker. By blending soft hues of blues, tans and beige, the California coastline is brought into the streets of Paris. The collaboration will be available in limited qualities and released on September 13 at LANVIN doors in the U.S., Paris and at lanvin.com.
Yusseff Dayes drops debut album
Drummer, composer and producer Yussef Dayes has released his debut album Black Classical Music. Dayes’ influences stem from a wide range of musical styles: the influence of East/ West African rhythms and its journey through the Caribbean and South America to the sound system-heavy impact of grim and jungle. All of these form the building blocks of Dayes’ hotly anticipated new album. Look out for heavy-hitting collaborators such as Tom Misch and Venna and Charlie Stacey, too. The album was released on September 8 and is available to stream now.
We’re getting ghosted by Stone Island [positive]
For Fall/Winter 23, Stone Island continues its foray into muted neutral jackets, heavy on the technical features. The tone-on-tone finishes dissolve into the garment itself in a refined monotone extreme. The single colour is also extended onto the badge, which, as we know, is vital for down-the-pub clout. Waterproofing and breathability arrive as VENTILE® fabric for outerwear, and knitwear pays homage to the archive by reintroducing a textured stitch. The collection is available to purchase now from the Stone Island webstore.
The Broken Arm teams up with Salomon
Boutique menswear store The Broken Arm has teamed up with Salomon for a collaborative X-Alpages GTX shoe. The outdoors is brought to life through the contrast of shaggy and smooth panelling. Ripstop pokes through the collars, and the shoe is lined with GORE-TEX to combat tricky weather conditions. These will be released on the Salomon webstore on September 13, so set your alarm now.
FelixThe1st drops a new single
The British artist FelixThe1st dropped a new single titled would u wait. This new song marks a new chapter for the artist, tapping into his love of Jersey Club for inspiration. Produced by Vinogradov, would u wait is all about the engulfing feeling of love, becoming somebody’s whole world, despite what life can throw at you.
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