Your round-up of the latest fashion and beauty releases that you should know about.
Torré Reale is a clothing brand created by Sophia Thompson for the tall people that struggle to find clothing that fits. Standing at 6’1, Sophia knows the pain of too-short hem lengths very well. Enter Torré Reale – launched at the end February, the brand provides current styles that cater to tall people.
The first release includes two tracksuits in black that Sophia describes as ‘luxe-casual’, with more designs soon to be on the way.
Check out Torré Reale at torrereale.co.uk
London-based jewellery brand EX-A Studio design with modern values when creating pieces, offering rings and pendants made from sterling silver and 9ct gold. Founder of the brand Elliot Andre draws influence from modernist architecture whilst thinking ahead to the future of technology.
A key marker of the brand is the symbol for ‘not equal’ (≠) which is featured in a number of EX-A designs such as XHO1 ring which Elliot says is ‘a cornerstone of how I express myself through design’.
Embracing technology throughout the design and manufacturing process, and even more so as a result of the pandemic, EX-A have created the virtual campaign BLOC:21 to showcase what they’re about.
EX-A is available at ex-a.com
non eco denim
Another new brand on the block, non is a London-based label, founded by Pete Hellyer, focused on being conscious and sustainable.
The recent launch features streetwear-inspired, agender, minimalist denim styles with straight, relaxed and wide leg silhouettes in sizes 25-36. The name reflects the brand’s core philosophy; all styles are non-gendered, non-branded, and made with non-harmful production that considers both planet and people.
All styles are made from an exclusive white 12oz selvedge fabric, developed in partnership with ISKO, a leader in responsible denim production. Their denim is 50/50 certified organic cotton and recycled cotton that is reclaimed from the mill to minimise naturally occurring waste.
On trend with digitised labels, non has partnered with EON to digitise all goods with a ‘circular ID’ to take greater responsibility for our goods throughout their lifetime. A scannable NFC tag on each garment can provide wearers with provenance and care instructions whilst next-generation recyclers can access circularity data, like fabric composition, to improve end-of-life management.
non also offers a take-back scheme for your old jeans or jackets, to be donated either to charity for reuse or recycling, to help encourage more responsible consumerism.
non is available now on www.non.eco
Karl Kani: SS21 Drop
The first drop of Karl Kani’s SS21 collection is a story of two halves, ‘Work Harder’ a bold monochrome, unisex work-wear collection, and ‘Psychedelic Desert’ inspired by the earthy sand tones and sun-bleached colours of the Californian desert.
‘Work Harder’ combines raw denim oversized chore jackets, utility vests, cargo pants, and shorts with box pocket and oversized embroidered Karl Kani signature logo details, exuding the attitude and flair of Brooklyn streets in 1990.
‘Psychedelic Desert’ introduces an earthy tonal colour-pallet to the first drop of Spring Summer 21, warming up washed denim and classic Karl Kani sweats in soft silver, pink, and bleached sand bringing a West Coast flair to the collection.
The Karl Kani SS21 drop is available at zalando.co.uk
Founded in 2015, faux fur brand jakke is paving the way for cool and contemporary alternatives to real fur as well as offering a selection of leather, suede and puffer jackets, knitwear and accessories for the perfect statement staples.
On a mission to lead fashion into an ethical space, plain furs and polyester puffer jackets are made from 100% polyester that is made from recycled plastic bottles. Their popular classic faux fur styles are also re-visited in vivid colours and in playful prints, synonymous with the brand.
Check out jakke at jakke.co.uk
Maison Margiela x Rebook: Classic Leather Tabi
Maison Margiela and Reebok have released the Classic Leather Tabi in white and black as part of their ongoing collaboration. Drawing on codes evolved by creative director John Galliano, the trainer expresses the characteristics of the French fashion house through one of the sportswear brand’s most recognisable designs.
For the collaboration, the Classic Leather was entirely rebuilt to accommodate the Tabi split-toe, created in nappa leather with an EVA sole. A tabi toe sock also comes with the trainers.
The Classic Leather Tabi is available at reebok.com and maisonmargiela.com
NICCE X BikeStormz
For NICCE’s SS21 menswear campaign, their creative platform N-Studio partnered up with grass-root organisation BikeStormz. Shot on the streets surrounding NICCE headquarters in Bethnal Green and the woodlands of Epping Forest, the ongoing collaboration spotlights the young members BikeStormz works with as they venture around London for the day on their bikes, bringing them together on common ground.
To support the organisation in the work they do, NICCE will be offering the use of N-Studio’s recording facilities to their members to make music or record podcasts.
BikeStormz was founded in 2015 by Mac Ferrari-Guy who said “I’m gassed about this collaboration because it’s even more proof to the boys that they can make their dreams happen.”
See the ‘Finding Space’ campaign at nicceclothing.com
GOOD NEWS SS21
GOOD NEWS is a London-based brand that aims to promote a healthy planet. Their SS21 collection was produced taking into consideration the recent Global challenges with a considered approach using recycled rubber soles, organic cotton uppers, and recycled straw eco-lite foot-beds.
The brands SS21 campaign re-visits a time of freedom of expression, rebellion and community spirit, within 70’s LA. The new collection displays a light mood with fringes and freys, which echoes across the entire collection alongside dreamy sunset hues and a fresh vibrant pallet.
Good News SS21 is available at ssense.com
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