If you’re feeling bad about those beat-up, five-year-old running trainers sitting in the corner of your room, you’re in luck: Loewe has released the third instalment of its collab with Swiss sportswear aficionados On with a brand new trainer. The Cloudtilt features On’s signature “cloud” technology (so-called because, you guessed it, it feels like you’re walking on clouds) in a range of bright Loewe tones – lime green, purple, khaki, black – all made from recycled polyester. Guess there’s no excuse to skip that jog now, eh?
Converse skates through history with Phaidon
Calling anyone with a sk8r in their life: this is a prime op for an early Christmas present purchase. Converse and Phaidon have teamed up to create the aptly-titled Skateboard, a hefty book exploring the history and evolution of skateboard design through more than 100 boards, from the sidewalk surfers of the ‘50s and the 1963 Skee-Skate, to the 1989 Mike Vallely pro-model and the decks on show at 2020’s Tokyo Olympics. If you’re feeling extra keen, check out the accompanying exhibition that’s showing at the Design Museum from 20th October.
Catch the exhibition here from 20th October and buy the book at phaidon.com
Puma's not-so-guilty Pleasures
Puma and Pleasures have just announced the second instalment of their collab, which mixes references from the brands’ respective German and LA heritages. You can grab hoodies and tees sporting Sportartikelhersteller graphics (which translates to “Sporting goods manufacturer” in German), or two new colourways of their Y2K-influenced Velophasis sneaker, this time in off-white or red and orange. They’re going hard on Puma’s German roots to celebrate the release, too, with a rave in Berlin during Oktoberfest. Sehr gut!
Palace levels up dinnertime with Wedgewood
The latest in the neverending conveyor belt of Palace collabs: a collection with crockery legends Wedgewood. Including a teapot, plate, cup and saucer, all made from Wedgewood’s fine bone china, the unlikely link-up features a colourful strawberry graphic pattern from Palace’s archive that takes its cues from Wedgwood’s famous wild strawberry and vine pattern.
Celebrating the collaboration is a firmly tongue-in-cheek campaign that riffs on the much-loved daytime TV show The Antiques Roadshow, with Palace riders Savannah Stacey Keenan, Danny Brady and Chewy Cannon appearing alongside Roadshow stalwart and ceramics expert Lars Tharp. And if that’s not enough, Palace has also just released its latest winter drop, with a host of cyber-print puffer jackets, rugby tops, hoodies and woolly hats just in time for the sudden chill.
You can nab the Palace x Wedgewood collection from 11am on Friday at palaceskateboards.com
Carhartt goes camping
In the mood for a spot of camping? Carhartt has you covered with its moody AW23 campaign, shot on a remote island off the coast of England. The shoot features a load of new styles from their just-dropped collection: military style trousers and jackets, plus a new cargo pant and bib overalls hybrid. They’ve even thrown in some gadgets to see you through your stay in the wilderness, such as a head torch and quilted blanket. Challenge accepted.
Shop the collection now at Carhartt.com
Stone Island makes its Dover Street Market debut
Black is the new black, according to Stone Island’s latest collection with Dover Street Market. Marking the first time Stoney has featured in the department store, the 20-piece capsule is primed for the winter months with cosy coats and knits, almost all of which are black. The capsule launched this Saturday in Dover Street Market Ginza with an installation inspired by Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps back in 218 BC. Available to view now, it features 19 Pure Metal Shell pieces from AW99. If only Hannibal had Stoney to keep him warm back in the day, eh?
Check out the collection and installation now in store and doverstreetmarket.com
Dr. Martens sheds some Denim Tears
Everyone’s favourite boot brand has collaborated with Tremaine Emory’s visionary Denim Tears label for a collection that celebrates the cultural legacy of the Windrush generation. You can nab yourself the classic 8‑Eye 1460 boot or Penton loafer shoe in either black or red (or both), each featuring a black, green and white version of the Union Jack. Inspired by artist Chris Ofili’s Union Black flag from 2003, the collection pays homage to the great influence of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in the UK.
Sign up at drmartens.com to be first in line when the collab drops
Disney makes a wish
If you’re in the market for a watercolour painting of Kate Moss as Tinkerbell, a sequin Marc Jacobs x Mickey Mouse jumper or the actual catsuit Beyonce wore in Black is King, you’re in the right place. All these pieces and more are currently up for grabs in a bumper auction to celebrate Disney’s 100th birthday, with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish foundation.
The auction will run across 18 countries from 12th October until 30th October 2023. Find out more at disney.co.uk
Adam Jones gets nostalgic
Young Welsh designer Adam Jones was inspired by “simpler times in working class Britain’s past” for his latest collection. With pieces ranging from wonky rugby stripe sweatshirts and layered string vests, to prim-and-proper pinafores and beer mat-print jumpers, the collection is a nostalgic ode to the classic British characters we all grew up around: “the village priest who also referees matches on Saturday, the local amateur jockey who wears his stripes even to get a pint of milk from the corner shop, and the lads on a stag do tormenting the town.”