Waves’ latest drop
NYC based brand ‘Waves’ have your summer fits sorted with their vibrant, print heavy collection. The minimalistic butterfly hoodie is a definite highlight, as young creative Tobi looks to blend symbols of nature with emblems of materialism, see the Playboy print, creating a very powerful contrast. The tees all have a mad quality to them, the salmon pink colour-way makes the dark blue branding pop, and it’s printed on Champion. These garms are well worth a purchase if you’re struggling to find casual summer pieces this year. Head over to the website from the 29th if you want to cop any of the items, you can do that by simply clicking here.
Stüssy’s Karl Lagerfeld tee
Stüssy are known for paying homage to the biggest of fashion houses, so it is no surprise that their leading Spring tee pays respect to one of the best designers of his generation. The death of Karl Lagerfeld was hard for the world of fashion to digest; his controversial charisma was well loved, on the whole, making him one of the first couturier’s to gain celebrity status. The whole of Stüssy’s SS19 campaign is very strong, mixing tie dye textures with vibrant colours and luxurious materials. Purple velour fleeces, contrast stitched shirts and multi purpose boonie hats are just a few of our favourite pieces.
Rave Skateboards shoulder bags
An anomaly amidst France’s fashion scene, streetwear label ‘Rave’ pursue playful colours and reflective stitching instead of elegant high end fashion. Their latest collection boasts colourful bum and side bags; an essential for any festival-goers this year.
JW ANDERSON X Uniqlo
Combining the Japanese minimalism Uniqlo is known for, with the eccentricity of Jonathan Anderson’s designs has created a very innovative take on LifeWear. The womenswear in the collection is particularly strong, bringing blouses back as well as asymmetrical dresses and lowkey shirting. The men’s section is slightly more abstract, adding vibrant decor and patterning to rugby polos and coats. Overall a very good collection if you’re struggling for basic attire this summer.
Dead Night’s upcoming drop
Featured as one of our brands to watch, Dead Night have persisted in releasing quality collections at an affordable price. This season they are venturing into 3mm reflective tracksuits, whilst continuing to pay homage to some of the best media exports of our life time. This season they’ve gone for Arnold Schwarzenegger starring ‘Judgement Day’ as their standout nostalgic piece.
Carhartt release more essentials
There is one brand that finesses a timeless collection season upon season, and that is Carhartt. Once again they’ve shone in reworking essential pieces in new colour-ways. Subtly ablaze, the hoodies and tees in particular would jazz up any fit effortlessly. The signature Hamilton Brown apparel continues to feature, as well as some logo heavy accessories and shirting. Both Male and female look-books are well worth a look at.
RAF SIMONS X EASTPAK
Raf’s name has an inextricable link to punk and youth culture; his frequent collabs with Fred Perry reimagine archive pieces to tell tales of the era they were made in and remind us of just how important youth tribes have been to British and world culture. Broadening his name and what he’s known for, this Eastpak capsule uses poster bag designs to remind us of some of the most important non-conformers of our generation.
Converse’s ‘Archive Pack’
The 70s Chuck Taylor continues to have a stamp on streetwear because of its versatility. This capsule is, possibly, one of the most diverse we have seen from the Massachusetts brand, with the various animal prints bringing out the individuality of the silhouette. For £70 you can’t really go wrong, definitely one of the best crepes for under £100.