The Uniqlo collaboration with French designer Christopher Lemaire dropped on Friday. The minimally designed collection runs the gamut of outerwear through to cotton basics and there’s definitely some well-priced pieces that are worth scooping. Some of the key picks include the below. It seems like stock online is moving fast so hit the Uniqlo webstore directly to see what’s available.
Hooded Coat – $49
Boston sneaker mecca Concepts has a history of strong collaborations after dropping a several highly sought after New Balances. The latest endeavor is a collaboration with Italian sneaker company Diadora. The sneaker uses the base N.9000 model and transforms it to reflect the unique traits of the former Italian currency known as the Lira. The colorway of subtle green and off-white and beige low-key mimic the look and feel of the paper currency and even the reflective tongue itself is a play on the holographic security marking.
Look for these to drop tomorrow, October 3, exclisvely at Concepts Boston and online at 12PM EST at a retail of $205USD.
Beauty & Youth is one of the retailers at the forefront of Japanese contemporary fashion. GRIND Magazine has been delivering some of the best editorials of the past few years and continues to crush it with this take on Fall/Winter. The editorial features garments from the likes of PHINGERIN, Vainl Archive and Bedwin & the Heartbreakers. The casual streetstyle feel of the photos places all the garments here in a very wearable context.
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Though pieces from the FW15 collection from C.E have been floating around for over a month now, the Tokyo based streetwear label dropped a new lookbook to showcase items from the collection. Shot against a utilitarian brick background that recalls some of the ziggurat designs present in the line, the new lookbook runs through the usual assortment of hoodies, outerwear , accessories and pants that C.E has been come to known. The collection is a quite colorful for a cold weather season and is modeled by legendary electronic music producer Joy Orbison. Check it out after the jump and shop items on C.E or Bodega.
Nike has continued to experiment with their iconic sneaker models. Last year Nike brought out many variations of the Air Max 95 , transitioning it from a runner into a mid-cut sneakerboot. This year the Air Max 95 gets modified with the addition of a front-facing zipper and sock liner. The sneaker also benefits from a modified more rugged outsole and comes in either a murdered out triple black colorway or a tonal army olive. You can scoop these online from Foot Patrol or direct from the Nike Store.
It seems that workwear standby Carhartt is collaborating with a ton of labels lately. The pairing of WTAPS and Carhartt makes sense as the brands both emphasize heritage and embrace utility. The pairing results in a two styles in the trademark workwear duck canvas releasing as part of WTAPS FW15 season. Look for the navy pieces to release to WTAPS stores and stockists but the brown pieces will be a GIP store exclusive. Expect a price point of $350USD on these when they drop.
With Fall comes the need for a pair (or two) of dependable boots. The Roccia Vet hiking boot by Diemme has been one of the Italian label’s most popular models. This season it’s available in a very clean cream nubuck colorway. While these may not be for the reckless among us, they pair well with the season’s trend of tonal fall colors like tan and grey. Scoop these over at END for $455 USD.
GRIND London continues to deliver another season of strong streetwear basics. While the label doesn’t stray far from the formula of graphic tees, hoodies and crewnecks of most streetwear labels, it’s nice to see a different set of references being used as the basis of the brand’s look and feel. The lookbook for the FW15 season is shot by photographer Vicky Grout and features casually styled looks with a with an array of button-downs, tees and caps/beanies.
Popeye Magazine filters the WTAPS military aesthetic through this skateboarding themed editorial. The effortless style of skateboarders is captured here in motion. Key pieces from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection are highlighted including a selection of button downs, jeans and a new satin bomber (a collab with Ebbet’s Field) and field jacket.
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ACRONYM and Nike Lab are set to release one of the most polarizing sneakers of the year. This is quite an extreme makeover on the iconic Air Force 1 shiloutte. If it looks like a zipper was haphazardly placed onto a regular Lunar Force body, it’s because that was the intention. In a recent interview with 032c, ACRONYM designer Errolson Hugh admitted that once the decision was made to add a functional zip to the sneaker, they were unapologetic about the changes.
There’s nothing subtle about it. You can immediately see the original design and the new parts that are stuck on. It’s an intervention It’s very unapologetic, and I think it was pretty ballsy of Nike to let us do it.
The sneakers themselves will come in three colorways, a simple black suede/leather iteration. A mainly white model with a a dipped infared-colored heel panel and a pretty crazy multi-color sneaker. The sneakers retail for $200 USD and will be dropping this Thursday, September 17 at online at Nike Lab, Oki-Ni, END Clothing and other retailers. Click through to see close up photos of the sneakers and also a short conceptual video highlighting the collab that focuses on surveillance.