…With a new collection from Moncler alumni and Palm Angels creative director Francesco Ragazzi, who founded the Italian streetwear brand as a way to fuse LA skate culture with Italian design. Earlier this month, the brands released a much-hyped spin on the classic Maya jacket, with added fibre-optic threading for a glow in the dark effect. Now, they’ve dropped their new collection, featuring post-preppy re-ups on classic designs. Think: cable knits and puffers alongside cargo trousers, hiking style boots, beanies, caps and oversized totes.
And in other Moncler news, the Italian outerwear aficionados are giving us a much-needed dose of serotonin this winter, with its super bright AW23 womenswear collection, captured in a sprightly campaign by New York duo Gustavo López and Lorena Parra. Featuring the Italian house’s signature Parana and Kanakorum puffers, this season’s iterations come in a flurry of lilac, hot pink, magenta, silver and canary yellow plucked straight out of a rainbow. Plus, some hardcore knee-high Gaia puffer boots in fire engine red to cut through the seasonal sludge, and all rounded off with knitted hoods and supersize wraparound sunnies for extra coverage.
Nab your winter brights in Moncler stories from 1st November
Alexander McQueen’s got the party kit
Boys, get your kit sorted in time for the incoming slew of posh parties and Crimbo ’dos with Alexander McQueen’s pre-SS24 collection: a slick selection of impeccable tailoring with knife-edge cuts, close-fit proportions and a generous offering for all occasions, in black, steely grey, pastel yellow, creamy pink and, a signature for McQueen, abstract floral prints. The collection is also fully-loaded with suave evening coats, bombers featuring utility detailing, tailored knee-length shorts, a delectable choice of knitwear and tailoring with sporty finishings. Et voila, you’re all sorted for that dreaded “smart casual” conundrum.
Load up on this season’s finest at alexandermcqueen.com
Asics Novalis makes its big debut
It was only a matter of time before long-time collaborators Asics and Kiko Kostadinov would produce a bonafide apparel collection, given the duo’s cult footwear releases over the years. They went a step further, though, with Asics Novalis – a line of function-first bombers made from stretchy twill, waterproof parkas and knitted hoodies with a healthy dose of Kiko’s esoteric design in odd armholes, mustard yellow trews, and nifty layering.. The collaboration, of course, wouldn’t be complete without a fresh footwear offering: the Gel-Teremoa. Compared to past designs that have featured open-tongues (Gel-Quantum Lylia), multi-colours (Gel-Nimbus 9) and a casual take on a football boot (Gel-Flexkee 958), this one is slightly more minimal, with a sleek gold or brown-silver finish, made from foam material for superb bounce and some high-tech additions for sole stability.
Fingers on the mouse for November 3rd, when Asics Novalis launches at asics.com
The BFC announces their NEW WAVE
If you love a decent list, you’re in luck: the British Fashion Council has just published a very exciting one. The BFC’s New Wave – a spot-on round up of ones-to-watch across fashion, film, music, photography and the arts – has just been released. With alumni including model and poet Kai-Isaiah Jamal, DJ Peggy Gou and stylist Harry Lambert, this year’s cohort promises plenty of buzzy names, including Brit rising stars such as make-up artists Alice Dodds and Ana Takahashi, photographer Jesse Glazzard and creative directors Sandra Leko and Jade Adeyemi.
Louis Vuitton’s art attack
LV have gone all arty with their new collection of Artycapucines bags, which reimagines their classic Capucine style as canvases for art. In honour of the limited edition collection, the brand invited top contemporary artists Billie Zangewa, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Liza Lou, Tursic & Mille and Ziping Wang to create their own designs. The result? Bags that wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery.
Each bag is available now via louisvuitton.com in limited editions of 200
Byredo x Reboco has you covered – literally
After a couple of false starts, now the clocks have gone back, winter is barrelling towards us full throttle. And what better way to ring in our collective hibernation than with a literal wearable duvet? Just in time for the temperature drop, Byredo, purveyor of luxury homeware and beauty, has teamed up with sustainable Scandi loungewear specialists Reboco to create just that: a padded blanket coat that’ll keep you snug. Available in black, green and purple, it’s made with 80 per cent recycled down feathers.
Available now at Byredo.com
Burberry goes round in circles
Some great news for fashion circularity: the British powerhouse has partnered with Vestiaire Collective to let customers trade in their pre-loved Burb pieces in exchange for a Burberry gift card. The brand has also donated a selection of women’s heritage trench coats to Vestiaire, with profits being distributed to UK-based charity Smart Works, which provides high-quality interview clothes and coaching to unemployed women in need.
The partnership is part of Burberry’s ReBurberry programme, which hopes to extend its product’s life cycle by convincing more of us to resell our Burberry pieces. Remember: spend that resale cash on vintage goods if you can.
Check out the Burberry x Vestiaire Collective site now
Eytys gets loved up
Alternative Scandi label Eytys have ushered in their winter collection with a campaign featuring newfound lovers, modelled by an IRL couple, photographer Ludvig Rönn and stylist Hilda Sandström. The collection is inspired by creative director Max Schiller’s memories of his youth and sees Eytys’ baggy workwear-inspired Benz jeans reimagined in experimental washes. There’s a pair covered in floral illustrations influenced by Japanese turn-of-the-century tattoos, and another designed from a pair of jeans Schiller once saw a tuk tuk driver in Bangkok wearing.
Check out the campaign and collection at Eytys.com now
Fred Perry goes sunseeking
If you aren’t feeling the cold weather, there’s something for you here, too. Fred Perry are bringing a little extra sunshine into our lives with their latest collection, a collab with Los Angeles-based brand Noon Goons, which was founded by Kurt Narmore in 2016, before building a cult following in the city’s surf scene. The collection, which includes a range of polos in white, black, neon yellow and leopard print, is inspired by the shared punk heritage of London and Hollywood. Rock on.
The collab is available online now