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Have you forgotten what the great outdoors looks like? Us, too. Fortunately, unlikely collaborators The North Face and Gucci have come together to reintroduce us to the magic of the great outdoors via their brand new collection dropping on 22nd January. In an homage to nature and adventure, TNF and Alessandro Michele have married impeccable style, beauty and functionality. IRL exploring might not be a thing right now, but popping on one of TNF x Gucci’s heavily monogrammed puffer jackets, a neon-floral skirt and bumbag, or a particularly luxurious, velour-lined quilted coat from the collection will definitely transport you to a destination more exciting than your living room. If you’re going to be sat at home, you might as well do it in style.
If this lockdown has got you feeling existential, you’re not alone – Prada’s brand spanking new SS21 campaign is right there with you. It asks the all important questions: is nature out there, or in here? Should we slow down or speed up? Can something be truly new? (Answer here!) and marks the debut of Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ pioneering foray into co-creative direction at the house. From soon-to-be-cult hole punch tops to racy slingback kitten heels and recycled nylon dresses with cleverly placed logos, shop the collection for webcam friendly looks.
Emulsion, a London-based creative studio, has shaken hands with top-notch artists including Harley Weir, Luisa Whitton and Ed Atkins to bring you SUB-MERGE, an online print sale and exhibition exploring the relationship between mental health, art and technology.
Make way for a new kind of cybernetic experience, with the works on sale including a zoomed-in brain by Atkins, a dystopian landscape by Ben Rivers and Elizaveta Porodina’s hallucinatory, collaged portrait-in-motion. All exploring imagined realities, brand new perspectives, collective memories and diverse identities.
At a not-so-bank-breaking £100 each, 100% per cent of SUB-MERGE’s profits will be donated to mental health charity, Mind.
The Palace boys are at it again! And this time, they’ve brought Canadian climbing brand Arc’teryx along for the ride.
The new GORE-TEX heavy collaboration features dual-logoed jackets, packs, beanies and tees, and is designed to celebrate the anarchic, flippant nature of both skating and climbing communities – whatever the weather. Whether you're going mountaineering, skateboarding, or popping to Tesco to do laps of the frozen aisles, these super-luxe, technical garms are crafted from high performance materials that combat all climates. This winter, Palace boys have got your back. On sale Friday.
Jamie-Maree Shipton, an Australian creative director, stylist and the brains behind cult Insta-account airtomyearth, has released her first collection of objects and jewellery just in time for Xmas (and for your wearing pleasure).
Entitled “I lost my marbles, but found a clown nose”, it includes a healthy mix of funky objects and wearables, all embellished with marbles, pom poms, lava beads and odd bits and pieces Shipton has collected over the years.
The collection is a product of lockdown cabin fever and an ode of sorts to her obsession with marbles and glass clowns; each piece is as uncompromising as it is fun, and all of them are now available via the legendary APOC Store.
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Yeah, us too. Also on the get-me-out-of-here bandwagon are luxe minimalists Helmut Lang and Canadian streetwear label Saintwoods, who have collaborated on a collection inspired by wanderlust cravings. The tongue-in-cheek capsule, aptly titled “See you soon”, features hoodies, tees and joggers illustrated with nostalgic collages of cabs, planes and sailboats – aka, things we all desperately miss. Go on, numb your travel bug with a much needed hit of retail therapy.
Fashion. Politics. Protest. THE FACE has teamed up with Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara for a limited edition collection, featuring iconic covers from the magazine’s archive alongside Fragment Design’s striking double lightening bolt logo, available exclusively in the UK at Selfridges.
Fujiwara’s laundry list of collaborations includes the likes of Louis Vuitton, Levi’s and Converse, with Pokemon thrown in for good measure, and having first fallen in love with THE FACE as a student 40 years ago, this felt like the obvious fit. “It was the only way I could find out about what was happening overseas, what was happening with punk overseas,” he explains. “I think the first time I ever saw a clear color photo of Bow Wow Wow was in THE FACE.”
For this collaboration, Fujiwara curated his favourite covers from the archive, including Robert De Niro (1987), Björk (1995), and Sinead O'Connor (1990). “Hiroshi is a legend who’s made such a huge contribution to all aspects of the culture for almost four decades,” says Jason Gonsalves, THE FACE’s Brand Director. “He’s always moving forward looking to explore new collaborations, new ideas, new expressions of that unique hi-lo culture space where art, luxury and the street all smash together. There’s so much of that spirit that inspires us and drives us on, so we feel blessed to work together.”