Palace’s latest drop, Byredo smells and Heaven x Kiko Kostadinov
Fashion news of the week: Sure, there’s other stuff going on in the world, but this is really important. Featuring C.P. Company, 150th birthday celebrations from Levi’s and collections from Heaven and Simone Rocha.
Streetwear to cop from Palace, C.P. Company and Nike
Today, Palace’s ultra-loud SS23 collection is up for grabs, featuring a heady mash-up of camo, hot pink, angels, devils and even a skateboard featuring American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman. Meanwhile, C.P. Company has unveiled “Metropolis”, a super functional SS23 collection that’s part of the Italian brand’s Urban Protection range. Expect full Metal Gear Solid: utility vests, big pockets, goggles, that kind of thing. And to top off a big week in streetwear, Nike’s upcoming collaboration with Tiffany & Co. was unveiled on the front cover of the New York Times and seemingly ground the world to a halt.
Palace SS23 launches in the UK at 11am GMT online and in-store. C.P. Company’s “Metropolis” is available to buy online now. Nike x Tiffany & Co. is dropping worldwide on March 7th
Be a good sport with Celine, Lacoste and Nike
Struggling to stay on top of your New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym? Get back on track with Celine’s Tennis capsule range from the house’s SS23 La Collection de Saint Tropez, which features pleated skirts, tennis shirts and a racket ready for court battle. Elsewhere, Lacoste’s Active Lifestyle collection makes use of techy materials in all sorts of bright hues, with full tracksuits, basketball-style shorts and even a jumpsuit on offer. And Nike’s latest release is the Invincible 3 running trainer, which has max cushion and super support. Working out never looked so good.
Celine’s La Collection de Saint Tropez is available at celine.com. Lacoste’s Active Lifestyle is available at lacoste.com. Nike’s Invincible 3 is available at nike.com
Smell good with Byredo
Give ’em a good whiff with Byredo’s newest, limited edition smell, Unnamed, coming just in time for Valentine’s Day. A blend of pink pepper, gin accord, violet and orris flower stem, with fir balsam and tree moss thrown in for good measure, the go-to beauty brand calls it “a blank page upon which your feelings may flow”. Make of that what you will, you old romantic.
Byredo Unnamed is available at byredo.com
Celebrate Levi’s big fat 1-5-0
Levi’s 501, the jeans that launched a thousand knock-offs, is celebrating its mammoth 150th anniversary. To mark the very special occasion, the denim brand is launching “The Greatest Story Ever Worn”, a series of three films directed by Martin de Thurah and Melina Matsoukas, set for release over the next coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled and your jeans blue.
Check out “The Greatest Story Ever Worn” at levis.com
IRL shopping from Simone Rocha and Heaven x Kiko Kostadinov
Sure, online shopping’s a ball. But remember what it was like to go into an actual store? It’s all happening at Dover Street Market this week, with the arrival of Simone Rocha’s long-awaited menswear collection hitting the London shop this Saturday, along with a very special installation and an accompanying zine shot by Rosie Marks. Have a browse then make your way to the second floor for the arrival of Heaven x Kiko Kostadinov’s latest collab, also launching on Saturday. Treat yourself – it’s been a long week.
The best of the rest
Frankly, there have been so many campaign launches this week that it’s been difficult to keep up. So, to keep you updated on everything else that’s going on, here’s a quick round up (deep breath). Haider Ackermann and Fila has launched their first campaign since their show in Manchester last November, showing of the futuristic collab in far-out style. Over a month since the passing of the Grande Dame of British fashion’s death, Vivienne Westwood gathered the troops for the house’s dramatic SS23 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller in a blacked-out theatre; and Karl Lagerfeld raised a glass to Disney’s 100th birthday, with a capsule collection featuring Mickey, Donald and co, and a campaign shot in Disneyland Paris – obviously.