HIROSHI FUJIWARA HINTS AT ANOTHER FRAGMENT DESIGN X TRAVIS SCOTT X AIR JORDAN 1 LOW FOR 2022
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Fragment’s Design Head Hiroshi Fujiwara appeared in a new colourway of the reverse swoosh AJ1 Lows. Coming fresh off of a collaboration with Sacai on the LDWaffle and an Air Jordan 1 low with Travis Scott, the fragment design is showing no signs of slowing down. The unreleased pair of Air Jordan 1 low is constructed predominantly in a white base with the infamous Travis Scott reverse Swoosh in blue. DJ Chase B was spotted wearing the same samples earlier in July of this year. As of now, no release information has been made public.
THE UPCOMING SOLEFLY X AIR JORDAN 1 LOW PAY HOMAGE TO NIKE’S CULT CLASSICS Miami’s SoleFly is no stranger to the Air Jordans collaborations. A few weeks back, Travis Scott teased a mysterious pair of Air Jordan 1 Lows, which now has been confirmed as a collaboration between the Jordan brand and SoleFly. The silhouette references Nike’s 93 Carnivore and a popular silhouette from the Pink SB Dunk Era-‘Bison.’ The Jordans offering seems to dress most of its upper in dark black suede, one that appears almost velvet-like across the side profile. Matching laces and nylon tongues are sandwiched between, while the forefoot contrasts heavily in both colour and pattern.
DRAKE’S NOCTA X NIKE HOT STEP AIR TERRA ‘WHITE’: FIRST IMAGES FROM THE OFFICIAL RELEASE
October’s Very Own Drake ‘Aubrey’ Graham has now joined the list of the few to receive their very own shoe with Nike. First teased in the music video of ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’, the forthcoming shoe is a part of Drake’ NOCTA sub-label, a division inspired by the nocturnal grind. The shoe features equal parts of Nike Sportswear and Nike ACG, having a quilted crisp white upper and a bulky overview with an air max unit for the midsole. NOCTA logos appear on the top of the tongue and sock-liner, while “G-TEK” branding appears on the spine, and outsole technology found on 1999’s Air Terra Humara.
NIKE LOOKS BACK ON THE PINK ERA TO BRING OUT NIKE SB DUNK LOW ‘FOG’
For its latest proposition, Nike’s low-top skate shoe has seemingly turned back the clock to 2005, as it resembles that year’s “Fog” drop. While not a Nike SB Dunk High like its predecessor, the newly-surfaced pair features a pitch-black suede construction throughout its upper. Profile swooshes boast a slightly lighter grey arrangement, but they proffer similar contrast. Another difference arrives at the laces and collar lining, which opt for a stealthy scheme on the latest option instead of rich burgundy flair like on the aforementioned 16-year-old style from Nike SB. Nevertheless, light gum brown bottoms and a dark midsole round out the loose homage to yesteryear, and will surely garner fandom from die-hard skaters and casual sneaker enthusiasts alike.
THE PATTA X NIKE AIR MAX 1 ‘MONARCH’ SEEMS TO BE SETTING UP FOR A RELEASE SOON
Patta continues to collaborate with Nike on some of the most sought-after Air Max 1 collaborations in the game, with versions such as the Air Max 1 ‘Cherrywood' and ‘Purple Denim' cementing their spot in the sneaker Hall of Fame. We now have a better look at the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Monarch,' which Patta's Edson Sabajo wore to the Sneakerness convention in his latest colourway. Following the release of the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Noise Aqua,' the latest colourway expands on the vernacular of 1994's Air Max 2, with a wild wave-cut mudguard, nubuck, leather, and mesh construction, and a mini Swoosh at the toe.
KAWS PRESENTS HIS FIRST SCENE ‘MIRROR’, IN COLLABORATION WITH COMME DE GARCON
KAWS and Comme Des Garcon have released a new perfume called “MIRROR.” The “MIRROR” brings a complex blend of optimistic fragrant notes together in collaboration to create a musky floral scent. The bottle design is a nod to the artist’s iconic COMPANION character who materialises across a variety of mediums, from fine art to consumer products, levelling the hierarchies between “high” and “low”.
HOMER SIMPSON REVEALS THE BALENCIAGA SS22 COLLECTION
For the brand’s latest Spring/Summer 2022 collection reveal, Balenciaga collaborated with the creators of The Simpsons to premiere a one-off episode amid a spectacular event at Paris Fashion Week. The clip features Homer Simpson convincing Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia to loan a gown to Marge – and culminates in the entire town of Springfield appearing in a Balenciaga fashion show. The Simpsons short is not only a crazy crossover that made Balenciaga's Summer 2022 show unforgettable but also a tidy tie-in to both Balenciaga's Spring 2022 Simpson’s hoodie and the animated series' 33rd season.
RAF SIMONS KEEPS IT BAGGY FOR SS22For the Spring/Summer 2022 season, Simons furthered his unconventional approach by reimagining the classic business uniform. The collection featured business-inspired garments like striped button-down shirts, blazers, neutral-coloured A-line dresses, semi-pleated skirts, overcoats, knitwear and more. But the Belgium-born designer altered these conventional pieces by fusing them with street-oriented construction, graphic detailing and his signature oversized silhouettes. Overall, the collection featured a relatively dark colour palette of black, grey and navy blue, cut with striped patterns and graphic prints that featured light blue, soft yellow, maroon, fuchsia and more.
MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS BLENDS LUXURY AND UTILITY FOR GIVENCHY SS22 COLLECTION With the Givenchy Spring 2022 pre-collection, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams expands on the new tone and attitude he has established for the House by celebrating two cultures and two loves — his homeland, and France, the country he now calls home. The SS22 collection from Williams develops a tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Defined by an intense contrast in clothing, the range celebrates the tradition of Givenchy, providing the strength of classicism and subversion through material experimentation and construction through expert techniques to create timeless silhouettes.
MARGN’S NEW KNITWEAR ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR THE WINTER SEASONSnug, sophisticated, and groundbreaking. Margn’s latest drops challenge the knitwear world to offer something you have never owned before! While some of us may have witnessed the beauty of handwoven Ikkat, Margn’s latest knitted Ikkat drops are a conventional take on the traditional Ikat technique offering an urban sensibility.