Nike has released the latest ACG spring/summer 2018 collection which features pieces for both men and women. Blends has given their visual take on the collection, styling various bright pieces together to showcase the latest Errolson Hugh designed looks. The most eye-catching pieces this time around are the Deploy Gore-Tex jacket and cargo pant. The team at Blends also put a video showcasing how the different items can be worn as well as the functional details of particular pieces. Check out the video below and you can find the collection available now at Blends and Nike.

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Do you like to go hiking? Even if the answer is a solid no, there are advantages of outdoors clothing designed to keep you comfortable in changing climates and in wet rainy conditions. If the techwear aesthetic is not your thing, one of the best outdoors brands out of Japan And Wander is delivering an incredibly well thought out fall/winter collection that keeps a balance of performance and style.  This new collection brings a selection of outerwear, layering pieces like fleeces and puffer vests. The hiking focus is augmented with some workwear influenced pieces such as the work shirts and aprons. Some of the headline pieces are eye-catching jackets such as the taped seam mountain parkas and high-necked down jackets. What makes the collection more compelling is the styling that compiles great full looks for both women and men. While distribution outside the brand’s native Japan is a somewhat limited you can expect pieces to hit shops including SSENSE and and wander’s wehshop later this fall.

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Undercover is bringing out four new color ways of a new sneaker model called the Element 87. While the Gyakusou initiative has brought out new color ways of Nike models, it seems that Jun has been given even more creative freedom this time around. The react running sole is combined with a translucent t shell upper, exterior taping on the heel, an exposed lace collar, and trail-running style laces. All five color ways of the sneaker are expected to drop in Fall 2018, see all of them after the jump.


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Tetsu Nishiyama’s military centric WTAPS returns this season in time for the summer weather. New branding elements are seen, typographically representing the WTAPS  brand on a variety of tops, bottoms, light outerwear and accessories. Some key pieces from the drop include include the Para / Trouser Cargos, Scout LS overshirt and the Drag-On pullover anorak.

You can find select items online at retailers including HAVEN.

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The Instapump fury is one of Reebok’s best known models. The sneaker has been the base shoe for plenty of fashion collabs to date. A new iteration of the sneaker has emerged that features a knit upper and pastel splashes of color.Shop the sneaker over on Farfetch.

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I previously covered Dominate Jakarta, announcing it as one of the most exciting brands coming out of Indonesia. The team at Dominate is back for a Spring/Summer 2018 offering , releasing a lookbook that draws inspiration from different musical movements. The focus this time around shifts from the 70’s punk seditionairies movement as well as reggae music.  These musical influence is sprinkled throughout the collection itself which also focuses  on outerwear, graphic T-shirts, long-sleeve crewnecks and printed button-down shirts. My personal favorite item from the collection is the khaki and olive  nylon pullover. For more info on the products check out their Instagram. Click through for more images.

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The Jordan 1 is a hard sneaker not to love due to it’s pedigree and simplicity. While there’s already been quite a lot of color ways released this year, May brings a new pack features four sneakers with the color blocking of the popular “Black Toe” and Fragment iterations. The difference this time around is that suede is used on the heel of the sneaker to compliment the leather throughout the rest of the shoe. This group is expected to release on May 5, 2018 for $160USD. Some of the color ways are limited to certain regions and a breakdown of the release information is below.

  • Asia Pacific and Latin America: Track Red and Yellow Ochre

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: Track Red and Yellow Ochre

  • Greater China: Clay Green and Track Red

  • North America: Blue Moon and Clay Green

 

Enter the draw at END or check Nike online to get a chance at this release.

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Comme des Garçons Black is a lesser known sub-line from the Japanese company. The label focuses on re-issues of classic Comme designs in a simple monochromatic color assortment.  A new collaboration with streetwear Nike giant features mens and womenswear, the capsule mixes Nike’s penchant for streetwear graphics and mixes them with CdG styling. The most captivating piece from the collection is the tech-friendly anorak and the track pants overlaid with a a pika-dot skirt design. Also launching along with the collaboration is a new color way of the archival Nike Night Track model with a patent leather heel.

Check back soon for pricing and availability, as the collection is expected to hit retailers including Dover Street Market and Hong Kong’s I.T , click through for more images.

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As the online demand for archival designer clothing continues to grow, new shops are opening to meet the demand. One new retailer in the space is called Middleman. The online store is owned and founded by Kyle J.S. Muhlfriedel and Clif Shayne and based between Los Angeles and Nashville. The site will offer a mix of consignment items as well as carefully selected rare items which release every Friday. As part of the initial push Middleman has released this editorial entitled ‘Oscar Weekend’ which highlights some of the items that will be available for sale. The editorial is photographed against the backdrop of a classic old school Hollywood Motel.

With a focus on Japanese and European designer fashion, key archival pieces from Undercover, Dior Homme, Helmut lang, Raf Simons, Martin Margiela and Rick Owens will be among the items scheduled for release this Friday on Grailed. Take a look at the full editorial below to get a better idea of the initial selection and follow Middleman on Instagram for more updates.

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The current season of Raf Simons, sees the designer bringing back some classic graphics from Peter Saville’s Archive. Amongst the most striking pieces is this simple red hoodie that uses the cover artwork for ‘Technique’ – the fifth studio album by New Order. A thick cotton jersey hoodie, the piece is a modern re-telling of Raf’s long history collaborating with Peter Saville.

Available at END

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