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.
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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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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