For a much-needed dose of self-care, look no further than the city of Amsterdam: the good team at Patta will have a new fit ready for you at the end of the week. Dropping August 18, Patta AW17 is here to cover you in warm hues, fabrics and a foreboding Vincent van de Waal Uncle Sam print.
The collection includes pieces like a corduroy two-piece, fleece zip-ups, puffa jackets, striped knits, logo windbreakers, bags and accessories. All in autumnal shades of olive, burgundy, mustard and caramel with pops of black and bright red.
The first pieces of AW17 will be available in-store at Patta Amsterdam, London and online on Friday, August 18. Other Patta retailers worldwide will be stocked in the weeks to follow.
If you’re quick, a few items from recent Patta … Read More »
If you have any sneakerhead in you, prepare for a wide grin to be painted across that face. The Nike SNEAKRS app (known as SNKRS across the Atlantic) is now available in 19 European countries and 14 languages. The app curates Nike’s legend status sneaker selection and acts as your go-to for official product launch dates as well as a mobile store to nab hard-to-find models like the Air Jordan XI Space Jam.
To celebrate launch week, a selection of already sold-out and eagerly coveted items like the SF AF-1 MID or Air More Uptempo will be made available.
Nike SF AF-1 MID (Belgian drop on August 11)
Nike Air More Uptempo (Belgian drop on August 12)
To top it off, flash drops of the Air Jordan 1 Royal and Air Jordan XI Space Jam, as well as cult classics like the Nike Trainer and Air Max 97 … Read More »
If you were contemplating whether your denim obsession would carry on until winter ’17, wonder no more. Palace AW17 and its “Palace Jeans” or “PJs” will tip you over the scale. With the new collection launching in-store on August 11 and online on August 18, you’re going to want to gather your coins from your jogger pockets. It’s just as Lev says: “JESUS SAVES. THEN SPENDS IT ALL ON PALACE”.
Looking at the full first preview, the nods to the iconic Versace Jeans Couture era are dead winners plus the “Palace Club House” sweats and accessories on top of the trusty shell suits and great prints (“Palacetamol”. I mean.) bind the AW17 collection into another exciting Palace moment. Do yourself a favour and check out all of the product descriptions on the Palace website or you’ll never know your new … Read More »
ARKET, H&M Group’s newest descendant, is ready to step to the fore now. The brand’s name harks back to its core idea of being a modern-day market for essentials, but actually means “sheet of paper” in Swedish. The first ARKET brick-and-mortar opens on London’s Regent Street on August 25, coinciding with its online launch. Eighteen new European locations will open up all through the following weeks, with locations in Brussels, Munich and Copenhagen slated to open first. A debut AW17 campaign – styled by Jodie Barnes and shot by Zoe Ghertner, Chloe Le Drezen and Paul Wetherell – unveils a sleek, warm array of well-made wardrobe classics with sportswear stylings. So what’s tea? Or as Google Translate puts it: vad är teet? (Don’t come for me, Swedes).
ARKET has actually been in the pipeline at a dedicated Stockholm studio since the winter of 2015 … Read More »
The long-awaited Helmut Lang revival is not just in the building; it took the elevator up and is impatiently rapping its fingers on a nearby desk waiting for you to grab lunch. With Dazed EIC Isabella Burley now wearing the – undoubtedly sleek – hat of Editor-In-Residence, a new dawn has settled to draw fresh eyes to the legendary brand that its originator stepped away from 12 years ago. The Helmut Lang ecosystem of 2017 will contain a rollcall of guest designers among other ambitious projects, and first up is Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver – who also sports a terrific mirrorball earpiece in a newly unveiled campaign. Lensed by Ethan James Green, the first images feature “an intergenerational cast of progressive thinkers, new faces and creative icons” so here’s what you need to know about this marvelous renaissance.
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The new Calvin Klein “205W39NYC” campaign has descended and it’s a meta marvel. Shot by Raf Simons’ trusted friend and collaborator Willy Vanderperre, the ads portray 22 models scattered in the Mojave Desert wearing the gorge previously-known-as-Calvin-Klein-Collection pieces that Simons and creative direector Pieter Mulier debuted back in February.
The billboards brandishing previous Calvin Klein underwear campaigns in the background represent a “study in art and artifice”. The outsider’s view on America, which is a continued play on the theme explored in the runway show and collection. It’s funny how you see more of one thing and as a result want it less. Guess what? Doesn’t apply here.
Photography: Willy Vanderperre
Styling: Olivier Rizzo
Hair: Anthony Turner
Make-up: Lynsey Alexander
Production: Red Hook Labs
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC is available for (pre-)order now via e-retailers like Matches, Antonioli & LuisaViaRoma and in stores such as Smets.
British designer Jonathan Anderson is on a ramp-up to creating a personal megabrand and his previously teased collaboration with UNIQLO is sure to solidify that ambition. J.W. for all! The 33-piece AW17 collab collection aims to blend traditional British heritage materials with UNIQLO trademark LifeWear fabrics and technology. It will contain pieces for men and women and drop at UNIQLO stores and online from Wednesday September 20.
A first look reveals the signature graphic aesthetic of Anderson; the prime colour stripe patterns and tartans are unmistakable. The collection includes double-breasted, plaid-lined trenches, Fair Isle jumpers, a range of down jackets, shirts, and padded tote bags and backpacks, stoles and bright knits, blouses with ruffle accents and skirts. A few items feature a faux leather patch brandishing the J.W. anchor logo. The silhouettes combined with UNIQLO technology makes this a thoroughly modern mix … Read More »
Pat McGrath MBE is perched comfortably on that legend status. Just thinking about those mid-2000s Dior Haute Couture make-up looks she used to create (Alek Wek in SS04? It’s over!) will weaken kneecaps. After finally launching her namesake professional make-up brand in 2015, the girls and boys have awaited each release with bated breaths and beat faces. The latest addition, “MatteTrance” matte lipsticks, will be dropping this Wednesday.
Previewed at Maison Margiela Artisanal during Paris Haute Couture, all 9 available Pat McGrath Labs’ “MatteTrance” shades are supposed to envelop your lips in a “lightweight veil of opaque colour” but even if they didn’t, the surrealist black and gold cases would be reason enough to add all to cart.
Maison Margiela Artisanal AW17 (image: Vogue Runway)
More importantly, like with entrepreneurs Florence Adepoju of MDMFlow and the iconic Iman of IMAN Cosmetics, these are … Read More »
Rebel souls Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of sartorial lab Art Comes First have a new pop-up store up their immaculately-tailored sleeves and it’s here sooner than you’d think. Sunday, to be precise. Lovers of fine fits can head over to B-Side Store London on July 16 to get right with their wardrobes.
Previous Art Comes First pop-ups have included a range of pieces from customised leather perfectos and denim jackets to signature accessories such as open crown hats and heavy metal jewellery, so it’s safe to expect more of that goodness at the new pop-up. Consider your London Sunday plans sorted (or at least call in a favour from your buddy shacking up in Shoreditch) and keep an eye out on the Art Comes First Instagram for more updates.
(Image above: Art Comes First New York pop-up back in May 2017)
Art Comes First Pop-Up London
Sunday July 16 2017
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Around 10PM on a New York summer Tuesday, Raf Simons debuted his SS18 collection at New York Fashion Week. After serving up an appetizer earlier in the week by setting a release date for the brand’s fifth collaboration with Eastpak (July 24), all heads turned to NYC with eyes aglow.
Last season’s stellar debut Raf Simons outing on American soil was soaked with thinly cloaked disdain for the newly politically cemented lay of the land, and perhaps a reiteration of that message wouldn’t have gone amiss. But Raf Simons was in the mood for something else, something a little more cinematic. If the invitations gave little away, the show’s venue provided the answers. Staged directly underneath Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown, guests like A$AP Rocky, Ashton Sanders, Luka Sabbat, Nicolas Karakatsanis and Natalie Westling rubbed shoulders standing up (only for Raf) while awaiting NYFW’s main … Read More »