Moncler and Rick Owens are on another planet

Fashion news of the week: Plus adidas’ new Gazelle SPZL, Saint Laurent’s flagship and Stüssy makes Beats.

66°North’s big trip to the Arctic

The Icelandic purveyors of the highest quality outdoor clobber have released the Tindur down jacket in two new colourways: khaki green and vibrant yellow. It’s 66°North’s most advanced insulated jacket yet, made with Gore-Tex and featuring a practical rounded shape to keep you toasty until summer finally rolls back around. The Tindur – which translates to summit” in English – was even worn by Leifur Örn Svavarsson back in 2013 to climb the north side of Mount Everest. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for you.

Wrap up warm over at 66north​.com

Moncler and Rick Owens’ collab is outta this world

Right now, we’re all about the protective gear: no nonsense practicality to fend off the unpredictable turns from above. Moncler’s latest collaboration with Rick Owens takes things up a notch, with a fully-loaded collection of extra-long coats, flight jackets, puffers and malleable skirts, shorts and tops designed with the Lord of Darkness’ knack for the dystopian. And to really help you on your way out of planet earth, Owens has designed a soundproof steel sleep pod. Slither in, slide the door shut, get comfy and say night night.

Take a flight to another planet with Moncler and Rick Owens’ latest collaboration, available now at mon​cler​.com.

adidas’ Spezial end of year treat

adidas has announced a brand spanking new Gazelle SPZL as part of the brand’s AW23 collection, curated by adidas archivist and Spezial founder, Gary Aspden. Doing what adidas does best, the new Gazelle is a modern take on the classic, much-loved silhouette, combining old school design cues from in a very festive bottle green with white stripes, and a second version in navy.

Find both colourways of the Gazelle SPZL through the adidas Confirmed app and select shops.

Saint Laurent’s slick new flagship store

If you find yourself in Paris, be sure to take a snoop around Saint Laurent’s shiny new flagship store on the Champs-Élysees – the fashion house’s largest store yet. It’s a thing of beauty, with creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s new design concept bringing in sleek, modern lines, sexy furniture, a major neon light sculpture by artist Cerith Wyn Evans, and a staircase leading to heaven (probably).

Say bonjour at Saint Laurent, 123 avenue des Champs-Élysees

Canada Goose parties with BAPE and OVO

In a double-whammy, Canada Goose recently launched its second camo-clad BAPE collaboration, featuring fan favourites such as the Crofton Puffer and Freestyle Vest. And OVO has returned for its 12th collab; a unisex collection including the Chilliwack bomber in north star white or black, and a reflective knit balaclava and scarf.

Stüssy and Beats make family-proof headphones

To drown out the sounds of relatives over the festive period, Beats and Stüssy have lovingly collaborated on a stellar pair of Studio Pro headphones complete with noise cancellation, spatial audio and a massive battery life of up to 40 hours to see you through the Christmas strife. The Pros come in a slick design, too, with a monochrome finish reminiscent of two-tone skateboard wheels, and a sleek resin and fibreglass finish. To top it off, there’s a big old STÜSSY logo on the headband, too. Sorry, what was that granddad? Didn’t quite catch you…

The Stüssy and Beats Studio Pro are available from Friday 15th December at 10am at stussy​.com and select Stüssy chapter shops.

Stella McCartney releases second Hajime Sorayama collab

Stella McCartney and Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama are back for a second outing, this time on a limited edition capsule featuring Sorayama’s silver strawberries and signature Sexy Robots. I don’t know much about fashion but I do know Stella has put her heart and soul into the brand and built it with extraordinary passion and determination,” says Sorayama. Sounds good to us.

Pop down to a Stella McCartney store, where the collection is currently available

Give the gift of Haeckels

We’re all guilty of last minute Christmas present buying. And more often than not, it’s a naff bit of tat. This season, sustainably-minded skincare brand Haeckels are tackling that problem head-on, with a campaign and gift guide aptly-titled Don’t give rubbish”. In place of a Christmas tree, Haeckels have gone all DIY with an installation near its factory in Margate, using shopping trolleys to resemble the festive fir, and recycled paper – made from waste collected during one of their beach clean sessions – in place of the usual wrapping. On top of all that do-gooding, Haeckels will be donating 10 per cent of sales from the gift sets to Margate Independent Food Bank.

Shop the Haeckels gift sets at haeck​les​.co​.uk

10 years of Marfa Journal at the ICA

For 10 years, Marfa Journal has had its unwavering eye cast over contemporary culture for an altogether witty take on art, photography and fashion. A friend of outsiders, it’s been a deliciously progressive mish-mash of social commentary, brilliant interviews, radical style and a contributor list that sounds like a directory of cool. To celebrate a decade, Marfa is swinging open the doors to its very own exhibition at the ICA, titled My Decade of Decadence, where it will be presenting 100 T‑shirts lovingly designed by the magazine’s roll-call of stylists, artists, designers, photographers and more – all part of the Marfamily. Chloë Sevigny opted for a self-portrait (featuring a lobster), Martine Rose went all BDSM, while the mag’s in-house design brought it closer to home with a sentimental nod to The Whole Marfamily”. Marfabulous.

My Decade of Decadence opens at the ICA on Thursday 14th December, 12 – 6pm

Fold it up for New Year’s Eve
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Unfold, East London’s cult queer night held at Fold, is well versed in the art of day-raving. To see out what’s been a pretty crap year, the club is back with a New Year’s Eve special, rolling straight into New Year’s Day – a 24-hour, round-the-clock party taking place across two rooms, with a top secret line-up. Given Fold’s track record, you can trust them to throw one of the best end of year parties in the city. And for the humble price of 20 quid, you can come in and out as you please. Warning: dress to sweat.

Tickets on the door only

Yardsale see the year out with a bang

Yardsale have just released a steady stream of goods to keep you toasty over the colder months, as you trek back to your parents’ for the Christmas break, and modelled by the likes of King Krule and Slawn. Failing that, any item from their new winter collection – super-baggy Phantasy jeans, tailored tartan hoodies, heavy duty cotton tees slapped with the classic YS logo – will make for a stellar gift to rip open on the big day. It’s not too late…

Grab the latest Yardsale bits here

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