ACRNM officially released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection today through their website and many of their official stockists. The release sees the return of familiar staple styles as well as a few brand designs. Among the most exciting items are the J25-WS, a packable A-frame parka with a great full zip hood. The P25-DS are a brand new pocket design that is ultra wide and dropped crotch made from the breathable dry skin material. These are some of the widest pants ACRONYM to date.
Also of note is the return of the J1A with a new zipper and added TEC SYS webbing. I really like the new shoulder block on it as it includes 2 new detached shoulder pockets. The P24-S is also back in a more minimal format. Much of the drop has already sold out on the officiate site. Luckily there are a good selection of other stockists including END, Haven, HBX, Bdga, Hanon Shop, Bureau Belfast, Revive Michigan, Belief Moscow, Notre Shop, Darkside Initiative, FRWRD, 18 Montrose and Firmament Berlin. Check back on this post as I’ll continue to update as more stores put up their selection. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the collection and your pieces from it.
The first look at the Spring/Summer C.E. season came from the video the Japanese label released a few months back. As items from the collection continue to roll out, this lookbook shows off some of the cases in more detail. Particular noteworthy items include the printed button-downs , cargo vest, corduroy jacket and the an all-over print overcoat.
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GRIND Magazine may be my favorite streetwear magazine. The Japanese imprint offers some of the best styling and product features out there on a monthly basis. They have been big supporters of WTAPS since the magazine’s launch and the latest issue features a 90’s colleague vibe right down to the baggy pants.
With warmer temps right around the corner Stone Island drops this SS17 video showcasing their newest offerings. With an emphasis on color, material and functionality the visual shows off the best pieces in motion.
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Nike and Undercover continue their ongoing collaboration with a fresh season of Gyakusou. The spring edition brings bright pops of colors and a return of some classic prints from years past. As usual the technical aspect of the clothing utilizes Nike technologies like Dri-FIT and AeroReact. The sneaker this time around is the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2. The best pieces from the collection are the striped track jackets that utilize the leaf camo.
The collection should be available on the Nike Lab website later this month but you can preview all the items on the site now.
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C.E. has been known to release a video previewing each season and spring/summer 2017 is no exception in that regard. This time the film taps directly into club culture with a rave scene playing out with models rocking outfits from the collection. The music comes by way of Trilogy Tapes (the track feature EMG “Mother Funk”. I always thought C.E was a streetwear label that paired perfectly with nightlife and this video confirms that fact. Look for items to drop on the C.E. website as well as stockists including END CLOTHING and Well Gosh.
Having just passed the brand’s 25th anniversary, Undercover takes an interesting turn for spring/summer 2017. Jun Takahashi is quoted as saying that this collection is all about daily men’s clothes and putting out the pieces he wants to wear. He seems to have embraced a balance between the more conceptual and utility/ease of wear. The garments this year are cut larger and not the usually super-skinny cuts we’ve come to expect from UC. In addition the color palette is extremely varied with a rich selection of tans, greens, pastels and a ton of different applied graphics and striking prints. The collection also had a theme of improvisation to it, which is shown in the layering and styling. Jun wanted a collection where pieces could be mixed and matched and still look good and I believe he achieved that.
Jun shows that once you get used to the idea of what the undercover brand is, he gets bored and switches it up on us. The decidedly bohemian summer collection should make it onto store shelves early next year, here’s hoping that some of the more elaborate pieces get picked up by buyers. Look for it to drop at stockists like END, SJS, Haven and SSENSE soon.
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