“Because your home can be a zoo! Animals brings us incredible photographs, taken by Sage Sohier, of Americans at home with their unusual and exotic friends.”
Claire de Rouen’s Isolation Reading List
“In Why Grow Up?’ Susan Neiman talks about how philosophy can help us grow up in the amidst of a culture of ‘rampant immaturity’. I kind of feel like we should ignore the message of this book and instead be as childlike as we can during self-isolation. I chose this book because its cover is a photograph taken on the tube by Wolfgang Tillmans – and because we’re not meant to travel at the moment, suddenly the cover feels fantastical.”
“La Bête | A Modern Tale is a photo-documentary project just published by MACK, exploring the entanglement of tradition and modernity in contemporary Morocco.”
“Charleston opens a window onto the creative fecundity and sexual eccentricity of the Bloomsbury group, who self-isolated at this house in East Sussex during WW2.”
“This image of Mayan and Roman masks is from All Good Things by Stephen Ellcock. The book takes the reader on a psycho-spiritual-scientific odyssey through space and time. It’s a collection of images of paintings, objects, diagrams and poems, that reveal the creativity of humankind across the centuries. It’s the most inspiring book I have seen for so long.”
So your commute is 30 seconds long: bed-kitchen-desk-sofa-bed. And it’s likely you’ve been tempted to wear “active wear” for, well, zero activity. But who said you can’t put a little effort into your WFH fit? Dover Street Market have got you covered.
99% of studies show that pink is the most flattering colour to wear on Hangouts.
On the case
Surely the hottest accessory of the moment has to be the AirPod case. With Apple’s ubiquitous headphones, coming in any colour you want (as long as it’s white), the AirPod case has become the place truly to express yourself. From silicon to textured leather, 2020 has seen an explosion of new styles on the market. They range anywhere from a few pounds to several hundred quid. But the greatest flex has to be in customising your own – and you could do a lot worse than the (unofficial) The Face one pictured right here.
The brand of the moment meets the accessory of the moment.
The Face Magazine
The original style magazine returns with the best stories, talent, fashion and photography in the world. A no-brow bounty of movies, music, style, sex and more!
Starring! Grimes, LaKeith Stanfield, Noen Eubanks, Lara Stone, Bong Joon Ho, Talia Ryder, Darkoo, Taylour Paige, the 6 Figure Gang, Moisés and Mateo Arias, Jahi Winston, Cailee Spaeny, Levan Gelbakhiani, George MacKay, Griselda, KSI, Arthur Jafa, Adesuwa Aighewi and Aitch (again).
You know what goes best with camo? More camo.
In Partnership with New Era. In its 100-year history, the clothing label New Era has positioned itself as the interlocker between style and baseball. The exclusive cap supplier to Major League Baseball since 1993, the brand’s ubiquity within street-style has catapulted it into the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic – from Jay‑Z claiming “I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can”, to the likes of Dizzee Rascal and D Double elevating the New Era cap to near-mythical status in Grime folklore.
To commemorate its century long grip on culture, a five-piece New Era Icon series has just dropped. The capsule features a high-end woollen take on the iconic all-black varsity jacket, three 59FIFTY silhouette caps with a Kelly green undervisor and a black cotton baseball jersey with collegiate-style striping along the collar.
Marine Serre travel solutions.
A crescent-zipped collaboration for Dover Street Market‘s 15th anniversary.
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Bored of the sales? Us too. Thankfully there are loads of new season pieces to cop week. Moncler Genius has teamed up with Matthew Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM for a collection that unites the designer’s trademark rollacoaster-buckle hardware with Moncler’s mountaineering expertise. Pass us a chalk bag.
The Telfar shopper tote (already-iconic) has been released in a (soon-to-be-iconic) tangerine (exclusively available on SSENSE). While AMBUSH has landed on Matches Fashion with an exclusive capsule that includes a flame-hued tracksuit that will see you through the colder months. Aries has blessed us with a preview of its AW20 collection (on sale 14th January); inspired by Italian youth culture and “‘80s punk and psychobilly “pinups” like Paul Simonon and Mick Jones”– random, but we’re into it. Be sure to set an alarm for the fleece.
Last, but by no means least, Loewe has launched its Eye/LOEWE/Nature capsule collection. Gray Sorrenti shot the campaign which stars actor Josh O’Connor on an adventure through the misty foothills of Mount Fuji. It features another seriously good fleece composed of recycled polyester (stylish and sustainable) while the accessories offering includes a chalk bag (phew). Climbing is officially sexy – you heard it here first.
Ollie, ollie, ollie. Show off your skate skills with this fluoro logo board.
Keep a Cuban sandwich to hand at all times with this – or in this – tote.
A laundry list of collaborations – including an impressive new set with icons past, present and future to honour their milestone anniversary – and a fashion legacy rivalled by few.
Enshadower: a favourite amongst Seoul’s urban techwear enthusiasts.
Serve tech(wear)-noir realness in these drop crotch pants.
Keep your friends close but your bum bag closer.
Christopher Kane first spread joy this summer with his “More Joy” collection of heatwave ready accessories. Think: sexy fans and monochrome beach towels that were spotted in all manner of exotic destinations. Now back just in time for the festive season, Kane has unveiled an edit of cosy essentials: silk pyjamas, sleep masks, baubles, a scarf and a hot water bottle, so you can appreciate the JOY of staying in this winter.
Hand dyed by Online Ceramics meaning every T‑shirt is scarily unique.
Slide into winter in this slime green maxi skirt from the masters of denim, Marques’Almeida.
Curated by The Face
The Face has returned after 15 years and to celebrate we’ve turned our first issue back into a proper numbered collector’s book. The hardback edition comes boxed with exclusive prints and an A1 poster of every Face cover so far. Ooo la la.
There are only 999, and we’re inviting you to get your hands on one first, before they start going on eBay for loadsamoney.
Head to the link below to buy your copy now. Like right now. Now.
Curated by Weird Walks
“Struggling in the vortex, in my jacket made of Gore-Tex, it fits wonderfully” once sang Gruff Rhys of noted cagoule-wearers Super Furry Animals. And if the song wasn’t 23 years old, we’d swear he was talking about this new jacket from Arc’Teryx (think North Face on steroids). Lightweight, showerproof and packable, what more do you need? Perfick.
More-or-less a rucksack, it’ll comfortably carry all the gear you’ll need for a short-to-medium weird walk, plus you’ll have space to store any charmed objects or interesting pebbles you find, plus anything you forage in the hedgerows along the way.
Keep sheltered from the rain with this swish camo accessory.
A praktical snack companion for the great outdoors. Cook up a storm with this portable stove.
The dad shoe silhouette has had its fifteen minutes; the true heads are walking out to Neolithic burial chambers in a sturdier “4 seasons” boot. Berghaus for show, Danner 600s for a pro. Peep the waterproof suede upper. Yes thanks!
The “Paintball Camo” parka from Stone Island is a one-of-a-kind garm. Oversized fit, rusty print. Ticks all the right boxes for a weird walk.
Top it all off with a first rate titfer. Somewhere between drug-dealer-at-a-festival and metal-detectorist-on-a-hot-day is the Weird Walk sweet spot. True stylists may opt for a wider brim but the bucket is still king for us, as epitomised by this weatherproof Swedish bush hat.
Retro Everest assent vibes abound. Not a “name brand” perhaps but if you want a top-quality mid-layer without getting fleeced, this will do the job, look mega, and the price-tag won’t blow your bucket hat off. Speaking of which…
Curated by SORT
To celebrate the opening of 1909, a trendy new bookshop in Paris, our mates at SORT are hosting a “SUBMIT CONTROL” pop-up in the store this week. They’ll be setting up shop with new SORT merch, selling their latest issue and screening two of their films (Techno Goth and Drome). They’ve curated an erotic shop to mark the occasion. Rubber, chains and leather below.
Fetish for shy girls and guys.
Sex is great… but have you ever tried hanging your private parts?
Pay Day Pick-me-ups
Matching Martine Rose, supersexy Mowalola, A‑COLD-WALL* treats for your feet and some bloody good T‑shirts, too. Go on, you know you want to…
Small print reads: “If I were the emperor of an island [I’d make everyone wear these]”.
For the next time the temperature rockets over 40C on the Tube. Thank us later, mate!
“Anyone got a long skin and a filter?” In collaboration with Theo White.
S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA.
Artist-turned-designer Sterling Ruby debuted his first collection at Pitti Uomo in a 19th-century hay manger, and it’s available on SSENSE! Shop below.
Get in loser, you’re going shopping with Gabriel Held!
Purveyor of all things vintage, Gabriel Held boasts a closet full of lavish early noughties pieces. Think ’90s Gaultier, diamanté Juicy Couture and Pucci Moon Boots. This week, Held has curated a shopping list to help you channel your inner ‘that’s hot’. Block out the haters with Swarovski encrusted shades, flash your ca$h with a Benjamin Franklin collar shirt and realign your chakras with crystal-shaped sweets. After all, life is too damn short not to shop.
But seriously, it’s time. The Extinction Rebellion Handbook will help.
Moscow-based concept-store KM20 collaborate with A‑COLD-WALL* for the first time. Selected by Olga Karput.