It's been a busy period in the world of fashion. Collaborations never stop, fashion week's in the major capitals continue to be jam-packed - the chitchat remains ongoing. We've compiled a small list of the most buzziest news in our community, so you can take it slow and get yourself back up to date if you've been out of the loop:
Aries Launch Pop-Up At SKP-S Beijing:
From their collaboration with AS Roma, to their most recent with Juicy Couture, to the news of their new London store launching very soon - Aries has been really busy.
A new pop up space in Beijing department store SKP-S sees them expanding their on the ground reach to the East for an opportunity for customers to step into their world. On offer, they have their most up-to-date SS23 collection, Aries x Juicy as well as some Beijing exclusives.
Ahluwalia Releases A Capsule Collection Titled 'Unision':
Ahluwalia wants you to stop mispronouncing her name! At least that's what her new 11 piece capsule suggests. Made from GOTS-certified cotton and recycled polyester made from ocean waste; this capsule comprises of pieces you can insert into your everyday lives. You can expect to find a range of sweats, joggers and tees with Ahluwalia's classic logo emblazoned as well as a dictionary definition and phonetic spelling for those that need a hand with pronouncing the label.
The corresponding campaign features and highlights members of the Ahluwalia community, depicting them in an environment that they are #InUnision with themselves.
Spencer Badu & Vitaly Team Up For New Jewellery:
A concise, story-filled homage to heritage is what you get when Toronto neighbours Spencer Badu & Vitaly team up. This collaboration marks the first jewellery piece by the "Uniform Supplier", accompanied by a campaign shot by Nigerian photographer Isabel Okoro, in Lagos.
The focus of this collaboration was in line with Spencer's 011 collection (or SS23, if you prefer) - exploring ideas of migration. The piece was "composed of custom geometric steel beads, genuine African turquoise stones and real cowrie shells, the Coast evokes memories from the beaches of Africa — a place of warmth and friendship, represented by a removable Ghanaian adinkra symbol that translates to “Unity.”
Martine Rose x Stussy:
Last but not least, London's champion - Martine Rose.
This isn't the first time we see Stussy and Martine side by side. In 2020, Stüssy's World Tour tee was released - celebrating their 40th anniversary; Rick Owens, Martine Rose, Takahiro Miyashita, Marc Jacobs, and Virgil Abloh were all apart of creating their own respective Stussy tee.
It's now 2023 and if you like cars, you'll love this collection. Bringing subculture to the forefront of her work never comes across cringe or odd because Martine was born in a time where you'd find people who weren't aesthetically meant to be together, in the same raves. Respecting and bringing forward real stories is innate to the London based designer.
The look book, shot by Rosie Marks and styled by Tamara Rothstein brings a real sense of nostalgia - we see staple car classics such as the Volkswagen Golf MK1 & a Nissan GT-R accompanied by racer ready leather gloves, Martine muse printed tees and hoodies as well as car scents. This collab is set to be up there for one of the year's best.
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By Luca Allick-Smith