It’s that time of the year again, when most people you know are in holiday mode, 25 degrees no longer warrants obligatory day drinking and no one really knows what day it is. Ahh August. Whilst the fashion world is largely laying low in preparation for the major events which kick off in September, there are still quite a few drops and happenings that you should keep your eye on this week. Let’s get into it.
DAILY PAPER DROPS ITS BEST JACKET YET?
Daily Paper has been bringing the heat consistently for many seasons now, but this week sees them drop a jacket which sees us looking forward to the colder months ahead, almost. The leather varsity Nevin jacket presents a symbolic logo with an eagle, lion and leopard as an ode to the founders’ Somalian Moroccan and Ghanaian heritage.
MORE PLEATS PLEASE
If there’s one thing Issey Miyake does best, it’s pleats. The offshoot brand PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE is bringing out a series of bold bags this summer, which can be stretched and moulded into crazy shapes as well as being compacted down for ease. We’ll take one in every colour, please.
COUCOU CHLOE DROPS ‘WIZZ’
Dark glamour and twisted romance, high fashion and emotional voyeurism – welcome to the glittering, ever surprising world of COUCOU CHLOE. This week sees the second single from her remixed EP drop, entitled ‘WIZZ’. Taking the original’s heady vocals and twisting them into a pounding club anthem, featuring COBRAH’s infectious vocals. Perfect listening for this week.
STÜSSY & NIKE AIR MAX ARE BACK AND READY TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN
After a successful link up months earlier, the two brands seem to know a good thing when they see it, and are continuing their collaboration for another collection. This one places a heavy emphasis on footwear, remixing the Air Max 2013, and we also see jackets, trackies and jumpers, too.
GETS COLD UP NORTH PACK YOUR HAT & TRACKEH
Speaking of trackies, Aitch has finally made his fling with streetwear brand Drama Call official, by releasing a second collab with them. The ‘Smiley Trackeh’, coming in a black/red colourway, is available now to get you warmed up (literally) for the rapper’s album, coming out next week.
HOMER DROP A 25K 🍆 RING
It’s been a year since Frank Ocean launched Homer – his luxury jewellery and goods company. And what better way to mark the momentous occasion than with a collection of 🍆 rings? Well, we can tell you: marking the date with a luxury cock ring, worth $25,000. Makes sense.
TOURIST SOUVENIRS LAUNCH ONLINE SHOP
You’ve probably been following Tourist Souvenirs on Instagram for a while now – a curation of iconic fashion moments, pieces and designers. Now though, founder Yeva Kouzouian is flipping the social account into an online store – allowing followers to discover and shop emerging designers to their heart’s content.
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