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 a shiny Marc Jacobs store, Tod’s x Palm Angels and a YMC campaign in tribute to its late co-founder.
Wales Bonner reworks the adidas Samba
Embracing a 70s sportswear sensibility, the British designer’s latest adidas collab takes the classic Samba footwear style and reconstructs. Crafted in faux pony-hair uppers and gum soles, and cast in leopard print, mahogany browns and contrast stitching, the shoes are defined by a large tongue and streamlined silhouette.
Stone Island’s Poly Strata Ice Jacket changes with heat
Expanding on the Italian brand’s heat-sensitive fabrication technology first introduced in 1989, the Poly Strata Ice Jacket changes colour depending on the external temperature, moving from stucco white to, from rust orange to brown, and back. Using reactive pigments micro encapsulated in a double layer of polyurethane, the Jacket’s unique properties create a garment way beyond its time.
Triumph Lifestyle rev up
For their FW23 season, the iconic motorcycle brand are preparing you for a high-speed drive, whether you actually own a bike or just pretend (ie. us). Revisiting heritage codes, the line-up includes thick logo sweaters, waxed jackets, tees, chambray shirts and canvas gilets. Drive fast, dress comfy.
Shop the collection.
YMC’s pre-SS24 campaign is a poignant tribute
In tribute to the store’s late co-founder Fraser Moss, the imagery features Fraser’s children, Phoenix and Biba. Captured in Newport, South Wales, where Fraser grew up, the campaign is photographed by Lynette Garland, who he grew up with, and styled by Mark-Anthony Bradley, one of Fraser’s oldest friends. The campaign video is soundtracked by an original composition by Phoenix and Jesus and Mary Chain icon Douglas Hart.
“Essentially I wanted to acknowledge Fraser’s importance in my life,” says Garland. “He was a one-off, obsessive about his style and image, which changed constantly. We moved to London together and began a new adventure, but Newport was where it all started. So ,with this campaign, we were literally bringing it all back home. The idea for the shoot was based on the gang of friends Fraser had back then as a teenager. I wanted to somehow recreate the feel of that time and place by going back there and having his son, Phoenix, his daughter, Biba, and their gang of friends as models.”
Taking inspiration from vintage Americana, the accompanying collection blends collegial styles with subcultural nods, all reworked through YMC’s unique artistry.
There’s a shiny Marc Jacobs box in Covent Garden
And it’s full of shiny Marc Jacobs goodies. We love shiny.
Palm Angels and Tod’s collaborate on some sneakers
In an extremely intriguing collab, Palm Angels have teamed up the classic Italian loafer brand Tod’s. The collaboration instils a spark of novelty and lightness in the shoe, which makes it much more than a classic: the lines are tapered, the construction of the tongue recalls the 70s and the toe cap has been revised for a more modern look.
Two elements define this collaboration: the black leather palm tree, stretched at the sides of the upper, recalls the West Coast free spirit of Palm Angels alongside the signature gommino of Tod’s, a functional element transformed into decoration, evoking the legacy, uniqueness and the Italian lifestyle embodied by Tod’s.
Burberry Streets hits NYC
We’ve had London, Seoul and Shanghai, and now Burberry Streets is hopping across the pond just in time for the festive season. To celebrate touching down in the Big Apple, Burberry will open Knight Bar, a temporary takeover of Temple Bar in Noho. Decked out in a fittingly festive red check, the menu will also be curated by North London’s Norman’s Cafe, bringing a touch of Britishness stateside.
Harry Lambert turns designer
Probably the most famous celebrity stylist of the moment, Harry Lambert has teamed up with Zara to produce his first ever full fashion design offering. The collection, called Cutie Chaos, contains over 60 pieces and is inspired by Lambert’s work and personal style, compressed into a capsule wardrobe and designed to be mixed, matched, loved and shared.
Knitwear is an important component of the collection. Lambert introduces intarsia pieces featuring cheeky characters that personify the Cutie Chaos disposition, as well as a rainbow sweater, intended to be worn with an extra-long scarf, and bookish vests to be layered amongst the strong-collared shirts. There are also natty collared zip-up jackets, duffle coats, and a faux-shearling jacket that comes cropped at the waist and sleeve to challenge proportion play and gendered execution.
The collection is very much a love letter to Lambert’s community, heightening the pieces with finishing touches and hidden details that speak of his immaculate stylist’s eye.
Harry Lambert x Zara collection will be available from November 13th on Zara.com and in selected stores.
Zegna launches the Triple Stitch Vetta
Just in time for winter, Zegna have launched a brand new shoe – the Triple Stitch Vetta. A hybrid between a hiking boot and a sports shoe, the Vetta is inspired by the mountains and trails of Oasi Zegna – Zegna’s nature compound in the Alps. The name Vetta comes from the Italian for ‘peak’, ideal for a winter shoe that combines practicality and style. Brandishing a trio of crosses inspired by the hand stitches found on the brand’s tailoring, the Triple Stitch Vetta features a reinforced heel loop, enhanced cushioning and a Vibram Arctic GripTM sole which provides increased traction in icy conditions.
Shop the Triple Stitch Vetta here.
Carhartt WIP launches their FW23 WIP store exclusives
A novel take on this season’s collection, Carhartt WIP’s FW23 capsule reimagines familiar pieces in new fabrics and colours, presenting them alongside a series of new styles. There is a distinct focus on tactility, seen in items like the Neve Jacket, with its faux-suede exterior, and the Aspen Jacket, which features a lustrous ripstop shell. These are complemented by soft brushed jersey pieces and knitwear, such as the Manford Cardigan.
The Carhartt WIP Store Exclusives collection is limited to Carhartt stores and their online shop.
Filippa K turns 30
If you’re a fan of 90s minimalism then you know that Swedish house Filippa K have been pioneers of the chic silhouette for three decades. To celebrate 30 years of Scandinavian minimalism, the brand is seeking inspiration from its founding decade, launching a capsule collection fit for the 90s with an abundance of sleek shouldered blazers, perfectly cut straight-leg denim, delicate silk skirts and strappy tanks.
Shop the collection here.