Palace and C.P. Company is back, following the duo’s first collab which hit stores and sites earlier this year. For round two, they’ve delivered subverted classics such as C.P.’s goggle jacket, kitted out with a removable, toasty fleece lining and a “Palace Company” logo slapped across the back, front and flap pockets. Also dug up from C.P.’s archive is the Explorer jacket, reproduced in D.D. shell rip-stop nylon and a direct down injection, a combination that gives the jacket a slick softness. Palace makes its indelible mark with a transformable Nylon B shoulder bag that can be used as a backpack or messenger with lots of adjustable bits, plus a goggle beanie, D.D. Shell scarf and a baseball cap featuring handy earflaps and goggle lenses on the rear.
Set your alarms for 8th December, when the collection will hit Palace stores, C.P. Company’s flagship store in Milan, plus palaceskateboards.com and cpcompany.com
Saint Laurent and Juergen Teller
From 16th December, Paris’ Grand Palais Ephémère will play host to photographer Juergen Teller’s upcoming exhibition, I Need to Live, a collection of greatest hits from his ultra subversive back catalogue: personal works, recognisable commissions, plus videos and installations. Last week, it was announced that Saint Laurent would be its official sponsor. It’s a partnership that has also resulted in a collab between the luxury house’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello and Teller himself, for a collection that includes homeware, clothing, accessories and vinyls, all featuring Teller works that range from witty to downright sexy.
Get your hands on the collab at ysl.com
Carhartt releases a bumper ninth issue of WIP
Carhartt is back with its ninth issue of WIP magazine. This time, Oakland-based multimedia artist Esteban Raheem Abdul Raheem Samayoa graces the cover, showing us how to wear dungarees proper. Inside, he gives us a tour around his latest solo show, while other features get down and dirty in Milan’s graffiti scene, salute a rebellion in a Catholic all-girls school and join UK-based, jazz-influenced musician Wesley Joseph in the Swiss mountains as he records his upcoming album. Elsewhere, photographers Matt Moran heads to Tokyo and Ekua King captures her community in London. Tying it all together is the cathartic sound of late-night Detroit DJ Electrifying Mojo, whose Afrofuturist style is explored in detail. Talk about a page-turner.
Grab a copy of WIP magazine issue 09 from 30th November at Carhartt WIP stores and carharttwip.com
Extra baggage with Bimba Y Lola and Swarovski
If you haven’t bagged a scene-stealer for the Christmas do yet, look no further than Bimba Y Lola’s special collab with the ultimate purveyor of all things shiny: Swarovski. Together, they have remixed Bimba’s Hobo bag – a staple for the Spanish brand – jazzing it up with the addition of heart-shaped crystals studded all over the exterior. Throw in alt-pop superstar Caroline Polachek in a campaign shot by Petra Collins and you’ve got this season’s sweetest piece of arm candy.
Bag a bag and do a twirl at bimbaylola.com
Rare Books sets up shop in Alaïa
Over in Paris, Rare Books has been the ultimate one-stop shop for eagle-eyed aficionados of style, art and photography. A bookstore housed in a hush-hush private residence in the left bank of the city, Rare Books stocks a conveyor belt of cult magazines, hard-to-find ephemera and coffee table books you won’t find in your local Waterstones. Mind you, it’ll be a little easier to nab a rarity over the next month, as Alaïa welcomes two pop-up sections in its Paris Marignan and London New Bond Street stores, for which the house’s creative director Pieter Mulier has curated a special selection of books. Oh, and you can also grab yourself a swanky Alaïa bookmark made from pure leather.
Head over to Alaïa’s Paris Marignan and London New Bond Street stores now, where Rare Books will be welcoming bookworms ’til 4th January.
Drumsheds flexes its muscles
Look, we’re not saying size matters, but have you seen Drumsheds? It’s only Britain’s biggest club. So, for its latest campaign, the mega club is loudly, proudly asserting that “Big is Beautiful” by inviting a group of truly hench bodybuilders to strike a pose or two on the cavernous dancefloors of Tottenham’s old IKEA. Since opening in October, Drumsheds has already welcomed Skepta, Bicep, Hot Chip and Sugababes, with some 150,000 clubbers passing through its doors. And there’s plenty to look forward to next year, too, with Bonobo, Shy FX, Craig David and Amelie Lens on its line up. Go on, give us a flex.
Sort out your weekend plans at drumshedslondon.com