Time flies, so to keep you in the loop, we’ve rounded up all the important snippets of fashion news from the past seven days into one neat feature. This week includes Gucci’s Aprè-Ski collection, Dr. Martens x A-COLDWALL* collab and Goodhood’s 15th birthday.
Gucci hits the slopes
Just in time for the festive season, Gucci has debuted its Après-Ski collection. Designed for mountain leisure and beyond, the collection fuses sporty, refined aesthetics with a healthy dose of kitsch playfulness. Full of signature monogram prints, cosy shearling trim and twists on house classics, the campaign also offers a glimpse of the forthcoming chapter of adidas x Gucci.
Givenchy team up with Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Next year sees Disney mark its 100th anniversary, and Givenchy are celebrating the iconic film company’s birthday in style. Seeing as 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, Matthew M Williams has created a special collection centred around Disney’s Oswald the Lucy Rabbit character. (Created in 1927 by Walt Disney, Oswald was the plucky precursor to Mickey Mouse – and Oswald now returns more than 94 years later via a new short film created by Disney in honour of the company’s centenary.)
Creating a “one-of-a-kind world tour”, Williams’ Givenchy capsule fuses Oswald’s mischievous spirit with his own irreverent sensibility, showing Oswald on a trip across the world: riding a bronco across Varsity jackets, visiting Paris with his sweetheart, Ortensia, playing guitar, and translated across graffiti and bandana print motifs.
Valentino repurposes leftover materials
The Italian fashion house has been digging through its rich archives, unearthing “sleeping stock” and passing them onto specialist material reseller Tussu Market as part of a continued partnership that priorities sustainable cycles. Through this project, leftover fabrics from Valentino’s couture and RTW collections are given a second life, perhaps as an opera costume, or as part of a garment by a budding new designer.
Dr. Martens x A-COLDWALL* collab
Reigniting a partnership which began in 2020, A-COLD-WALL* founder Samuel Ross and Dr. Martens are back with a new iteration of the iconic silhouette. A testament to their shared heritage, the new collection fuses an elevated functional workwear aesthetic with a flair for delicate craftsmanship. Sticking to a striking monochromatic colour palette accented by DM’s signature yellow stitching, Ross’ collection is the definition of simple but effective, letting design speak for itself.
Shop the collection here.
adidas Originals x HAMCUS capsule collection
No strangers to collaborations, adidas Originals has joined forces with cutting-edge Chinese brand HAMCUS for a futuristic capsule collection. Merging ideas of technical and practical performance with military-inspired silhouettes and classic workwear, it’s a collection fit for quite literally any climate. Sweaters are deconstructed, puffer jackets are voluminous and cargo trousers are accessorised with metallic hardware, all designed in varying neutral shades of cream, khaki and grey.
Shop the collection here.
Gucci menswear is back
BIG NEWS. It’s been announced Gucci will present its first standalone menswear collection in three years, opening Milan Men’s Fashion Week in January. Not only is it a return to a focus on menswear but the first show since Alessandro Michele’s departure as creative director. Exciting times.
Goodhood turns fifteen
East-London boutique Goodhood have been celebrating their birthday through collaborations with the likes of Clarks Originals, Yeti, YMC, Subu, Studio Arhoj and Malin & Goetz. Next on their list is LA-based brand Brain Dead, masterminded by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis in 2014, the duo have carved out a niche in the streetwear market with post-punk influences and killer collaborations. Featuring drawings from Davis, the capsule translates these illustrations into graphics across t-shirts and hats.
To shop Goodhood x Brain Dead and take a look at the brand’s other anniversary collaborations, click here.
First time collaboration for Vans and Timberland
Both footwear giants in their own right, now Vans and Timberland join forces to announce a new silhouette. Half skate shoe, half hiking boot, the design combines each brand’s signature codes crafted from canvas and premium leather. Meeting in the middle in every aspect, the accompanying campaign imagery captured by Cian Moore was shot in rural Nebraska – halfway between Vans’ California headquarters and Timberland’s New Hampshire base.