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The sun is beating down on the UK, which is all well and good – but it also means that it’s probably time to revamp your beauty routine. Indulge your skin, pile on SPF, smooth on serums, lather yourself in body oil and finish it all off with a touch of glowy blush. Don’t know where to start? These are our top picks.
This Saturday, Heaven’s long-awaited collaboration with Kiko Kostadinov hits Dover Street Market London – the only stockists besides Heaven herself. And trust us, it’s a collection worth fighting the weekend hangover for, featuring fuzzy argyle, cute accessories, baby tees, a tiny bag – the usual. But, with Deanna and Laura Fanning’s spell, things become a little twisted. So get there early to avoid disappointment. And use elbows if necessary.
There’s no hushed tones here; Palace’s upcoming collection is loud, brash and in yer face. Predicting a riotous summer ahead, the much-loved skate brand’s SS23 collection is chock full of camo, angels, cupids and mad hatter prints splashed across basketball shorts, utility vests and cushty knitwear. There’s also first-time link-ups with UGG and Zippo, brand-new Palidas (that’s Palace x Adidas) Sambas and a Firebird tracksuit. To top it all off, there’s even the sweet serenade of the brand’s debut musical venture, a song titled Palace Things. Told you it wouldn’t be a quiet one. Launching in the UK 11am GMT online and in-store
What’s better than a two-way? A three-way. For Kiko Kostadinov’s latest hookup with Asics, the duo recruited a third collaborator: Hysteric Glamour. The highly influential Japanese brand was born on the streets of Tokyo in 1984, before making its way onto the backs of in-the-know underground kids in New York, London and LA in the ’90s and ’00s. For this collab, the Asics Gel-Quantum Lylia’s are given a facelift, complete with a pearly glitter finish and a unique shoe lacing system first used in the Skysensor Slash JJ as seen in Asics' archive. Then, over to KK x HG, which merges pop-coloured prints and subversive designs with everyday casuals. Here you'll find a tasty mix of stripes, car sticker prints and “Kiko Hys” logos slapped on skirt-trouser combos straight outta Harajuku, zip-through denim jackets and elaborate prints on knits. Three is definitely not a crowd.
Practically speaking, camo print is for blending into your surroundings. But reader, you’re not on all fours in the middle of a jungle like Rambo. You’re uhmming and ahhing about what to wear to the pub this weekend, what will make you look cool, what will get you laid, what will have your friends say “Blimey, you’re looking shweeet”. And for that, the practically of camo in its traditional sense is put on the backburner. Camouflage up for a bender and you’ll stick out like a nun at a rave, but that’s all part of the fun.