Fashion Round-Up

ICYMI: Sacai x Carhartt WIP, pillow shoes and a Saint Laurent bookstore
Fashion | 19 February 2024
This article is part of ICYMI – Your weekly fashion news bulletin

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 Rick Owens x Dr. Martens, a new 16Arlington campaign and lots of distressed denim.


Martine Rose x Clarks Originals
Titled Coming Up Roses, Martine Rose’s debut collaboration with Clarks Originals is quite possibly the comfiest thing you’ll ever put on your feet. Accompanied by a campaign comprised of a series of bedroom vignettes, pillowy soft leather is at the heart of the British designer’s capsule and comfort is her top priority. First unveiled at her SS24 show, the chunky heeled loafers, Oxford brogues and techy sandals in python pink, rusty brown and classic black are now available for you to get your hands on.



16Arlington’s SS24 campaign has dropped
Titled There is no such thing as a bad coincidence, 16Arlington’s SS24 collection took its name from David Lynch’s surreal 1997 neo-noir Lost Highway and in the accompanying campaign Edie Campbell brings Marco Capaldo’s vision to life. Shot by Zoe Ghertner and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, core pieces from the collection appear in shimmering sequins and newly-crafted silhouettes.



Saint Laurent’s new bookstore
In Paris’ 7th arrondissement, Saint Laurent Babylone is opening its doors. Taking its name from Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s historical ties to the Sèvres-Babylone neighbourhood of the capital, the space is a one-stop shop for lovers of art and culture. A continuation of Anthony Vaccarello’s Rive Droite arm of the French house, the store offers a genre-bending collection of books, art and music comprised of archival pieces and out-of-print works from the likes of Andy Warhol, Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Webber and Richard Prince.

Read more here


Archie Madekwe told MATCHES how to layer for Spring
Curating a special edit perfect for Spring’s in-between season, Saltburn and HERO 30 star Madekwe has sorted us out. What did he pick? An Issey Miyake pleated shirt, a Wales Bonner knit and an oversized Our Legacy blazer that “steers the outfit towards casual eveningwear.” Prada loafers on foot, the actor also fancied some adidas x Wales Bonner sweatpants, a Charvet blue shirt and Homme Plissé Issey Miyake jacket: “I’m being very cheeky trying to sneak trackpants into a smart look, but the Wales Bonner logo instantly elevates it.”

See Archie’s edit here.



Guess USA FW24 was an Americana story
Photographed by Eli Russell Linnetz (aka ERL), the brand continues to tell stories of American design and artistry. Distressed trucker jackets and shredded hemlines. Hyper-washed denim, moto jackets and cargo pants. Faux fur vest tops, football jerseys and biker jackets embellished with postcard graphics – presumably collected from two-wheel road trips.



Dr. Martens x Rick Owens 
Since first collaborating in 2021, Dr. Martnes and fashion’s Lord of darkness have gone on to create sought after collab after sought after collab. Reuniting once again to explore the endless possibilities of both brands’ experimental designs in supersized souls and brushed silver hardware brought to life by a campaign featuring London-based Turkish producer, performer, and DJ, Sissy Misfit. Speaking on the collection, Owens said: “I love using our collaboration to celebrate raw and ferocious self-invented abandon like that of Sissy Misfit, blasting techno with trans power, Dr. Martens always represented inspirational subculture and I like honouring that tradition.”

Shop the collection here


Converse x Martine Ali Chuck 70 XXHi
Martine Ali and Converse are back with another collab and another reinvention. The product of their alliance is a new take on the Chuck 70 XXHi. Utilising the Chuck 70 as its foundation, the silhouette of the Chuck 70 XXHi touts a lengthened, 14-inch upper that comes up to the knee. Martine’s own personal style is reflected in the seven straps and buckles that run up the silhouette, nodding to the exaggerated accessorising that once defined fashion in the 2000s. An extra-long set of laces allow adjustments to the silhouette’s width, while a zipper along the back ensures they can be put on easily.

The Converse x Martine Ali collection will launch on March 21, 2024 on and select global retailers.



Aries launches its SS24 collection with a satirical campaign
Aries has released its SS24 collection with a campaign by photographer Adrian Samson. The campaign, which is a satirical take on contemporary paparazzi images, sees models moving in and out of focus wearing the new collection. Central to its SS24 collection is Aries’ unique approach to garment treatments which sees its elevated styles, reworked with processes designed to age, fade, deconstruct and destroy, achieving a raw, lived-in aesthetic deliberately challenging to replicate and a new take on the ancient classical brand references.

The Aries SS24 collection is available to but now at the Aries Flagship Store, 31 Great Pulteney Street, London



Stone Island launch their SS24 Ghost campaign
Stone Island have launched their SS24 Ghost campaign featuring actor Jason Statham, director Ken-Tonio Yamamoto, and architect Heidulf Gerngross, all photographed by David Sims. The Stone Island Ghost collection focuses on lightness and experimentation, with the tonal collection based on reduction design, offering a sense of uniform. The collection is concentrated on research into two fabrics with different feels – Cupro Raso offers a silk feel derived from cotton fibres with a heritage in military use, and PrimaLoft offers padding to create the sense of light volume.



Kenzo’s SS24 campaign just dropped
Nigo’s SS24 collection, City Pop Paris has been brought to life on the streets of the French capital in the accompanying campaign imagery by Keizo Kitajima and Frank Lebon. Reflecting the global community fostered by the Japanese house, each model embodies Nigo’s vision of East meets West in the collection’s standout pieces.


Sacai x Carhartt WIP release their SS24 collection
Sacai has once again collaborated with Carhartt WIP to create a capsule collection that merges its own distinct design codes with Carhartt WIP’s functional sensibilities. The 18-piece collection deconstructs and reimagines a series of signature work-inspired items as exclusive hybrid silhouettes. The collection also fuses signature fabrics and details from both brands. As such, Carhartt WIP’s iconic Dearborn Canvas is bonded with Sacai’s wool-blend suiting fabric, resulting in items which can be worn inside-out.

Sacai x Carhartt WIP SS24 will be availaible online and in-store on February 22nd



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