The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and MCM have got bags of monogrammed leather and silk travel accessories to see you through the summer months. There’s satin slippers (fancy!), a suitably spacious weekend bag, and a swish AirPods case finished with 24kt gold hardware. Staycation, or far-flung destination (here’s hoping), we suggest you dress up for the occasion.
More Joy’s Christopher Kane has cooked up a fresh batch of summer-ready clobber that’ll have you booking a Thomas Cook all-inclusive in no time. With relaxed tees, swimwear and accessories bearing Kane’s signature SPECIAL, SEX and MORE JOY graphics, and sweatshirts for the cooler nights, you’re all set for your holibobs – once we’re allowed out of this bloody country. Dig in!
Buckle up! Hood By Air’s latest drop is fresh off the press. The brand new Veteran Collection plays with utilitarian dress codes, to deliver a capsule that marks the label’s official return into fashion’s subconscious. Each piece has a military feel: from comfy cotton tees and bomber hoodies to classic high-waisted jeans, the HBA uniform is one you’ll be wanting to wear this summer.
As we tentatively head towards warmer months and longer days, Dutch streetwear brand Patta and American fashion behemoth Tommy Hilfiger have fittingly joined forces to produce a collection that feels decidedly positive. Centred around Pan-Africanism and Black unity, the capsule showcases the power of community by highlighting stories of the diaspora. Its message? “Unity is strength, division is weakness” – words of wisdom that capture the UK's collective shift towards imminent socialising (three more days!) The legendary Tommy logo has been subverted to include the traditional Pan-African colours of deep red, black and green: tees, hoodies, jeans, jackets and baseball caps – all the good stuff – have been heavily inspired by classic Tommy Jeans archive pieces in a heartfelt celebration of African culture. It’s all love!
To mark the launch of the collection, Patta has made a donation to The Black archives in Amsterdam, Sistah Space in London and the Good Neighbourhood Collective in Milan. Available globally today at 1pm CEST here.