Alice Lawrance - The ‘Wasn’t going to exist’ Capsule
Seoul based brand Alice Lawrence have been merited by Asian designers because of It’s trippy stance on streetwear. In the light of ss19, the Korean label looks to expressing individuality in the form of unisex, slogan heavy apparel. Their tees are becoming increasingly well-known, but this collection shines in It’s blend of elaborate patterning and frayed trousers.
Casa Blanca - Sports tracksuit collection
Towelling two piece tracksuits are becoming a bit of a craze in the world of fashion, and no one is doing it better than Casablanca. The Parisian label’s look book favours a clean, 80s aesthetic where the casual scene has been gentrified for the audiences of today. If you have the money for this tracksuit, you’d look nothing short of G waltzing around your living room, or walking your dog around the rec.
Brain Dead - SS19 collection
Art collective and cult NTS radio show Brain Dead have definitely taken the crown for the waviest SS19 release. From marbled shorts, to vibrant bowling shirts, and sporty safari hats, the collection pays homage to garage rock and punk in a pleasantly vibrant way. Their recent capsule looks to American artist Ray Johnson for influence and is equally worth a look at if you’ve got the time.
Prada - the Frank Ocean anorak and Linear Rosa ss19
Whether you’re in to the MetGala or not, it inevitably clogs up your social media feeds when April comes around. One of, if not the biggest talking point, of this years was Frank Ocean’s Prada Anorak. He may look like a posh, privately educated schoolboy, but Its actually a really nice subtle statement piece. As for the Linear Rosa line, as always, the sportswear Prada offshoot has looked into neon futurism; if you’re a runner and want to flex hard whilst doing so, get a load of this.
Waffles N Cream - Everything
If I could recommend any up and coming international label, it would be Nigerian based ‘WafflesNCream’. Their traditional prints really caught my eye when flicking through ID magazine the other day; not a lot of brands can boast a unique take on the world of fashion, but the African streetwear label can in abundance. Some of the trousers and shirts would spice up any festival fit, and Dutch label Patta recently collated with them. I shouldn’t need to sell this brand to you anymore.
Retrosuperfuture & IUTER - Sportswear sunglasses and tops
These sunnies actually look like they could be part of Prada’s Linear Rosa line; the wide lenses and eccentric lettering on the frame work so well with the accompanied exclusive tee shirts. There’s not much else I can say on this collection bar they should be protecting everyone’s eyes this summer.
Rassvet - Season delivery 5
I will never rate Hi-Tec, not since Stormin, R.I.P, rated them his deadest trainer ever on Grime Report TV. Why Gosha’s sub-skater brand has bothered to try and reinvent the shoe I do not know, but the rest of the collection is Rubchinskiy and his team at their finest. The Jacquard knitted jumpers are a real highlight, as well as the Russell Athletic hoodies. Get your Grandad swag on and cop yourself a few pieces if you have the p.
CDG X Vans
Comme Des Garçons have a knack for making such a simple silhouette look so good. The Vans Authentic is such a timeless trainer - the staple piece of Canadian rocker Mac Demarco. The blurry, motion font on these makes the shoe effortlessly cool, and a safe purchase for knocking around in this summer.
Hot Mess - Ssense exclusive
Hot Mess has come along way since It’s photo exhibition in 2017. Luka Sabbat and Noah Dillon have now collaborated on two hoodies and a range of other garms that will be retailed exclusively at Ssense. The stand out piece has to be the ‘Hot Mess’ branded pullover, which comes imprinted in a metallic font and accompanied graphics.