Your round-up of the latest fashion and beauty releases that you should know about.
James Bond is the inspiration behind Sáint E’s latest collection, incorporating iconic symbols and using textiles in unusual ways. For menswear a light golden sheer top is contrasted underneath structured black dungarees. The womenswear pieces are minimalist but stand out with contoured silhouettes and brown leather that reflect the strong women in bond movies.
The James Bond collection is available at www.saint-e.world
rag & bone x ArkAir
This spring, rag & bone and ArkAir continue their ongoing collaboration with the release of a limited-edition capsule of functional RTW outerwear. The latest iteration of the partnership stays true to rag & bone’s long history of military references and the technical expertise of ArkAir, whilst building upon it for Spring 2021.
Lightweight and wearable, the capsule introduces new wardrobe staples to complement the 100% cotton, water resistant outerwear. A custom mycelium print has been developed for the capsule and digitally printed on a classic cargo short and the Commando Smock jacket. The Commando Shirt jacket is a heritage military piece constructed as an easy everyday transitional jacket.
Available in limited quantities, the new capsule is available to purchase at rag-bone.com.
Kickers have unveiled four new pastel colourways of their classic Kick Hi. Softer tones for the season have been applied to the brands most iconic silhouette, available in Salmon, Mint, Lilac and Yellow. Featuring soft leather upper, classic gum sole, and contrast stitching and cream laces, the Pastel Pack design is complete with the definitive Kickers Fleurette swing tag.
The Kickers Pastel Pack is available at www.kickers.co.uk
R.M.Williams x Marc Newson
The second iteration of the collaboration between two Australian icons – bootmaker R.M.Williams and influential product designer Marc Newson – is the Yard Boot 365. In true Marc Newson style, the boot design embodies a sleek, streamlined aesthetic that has a unique understanding of contemporary culture – whilst always elevating the boot’s heritage. The Yard Boot 365 is handcrafted using one single piece of leather with one back seam – true to the iconic R.M.Williams design.
Available at www.rmwilliams.com
For their SS21 offering Dr.Martens are expanding their sandals collection with three new and updated design collections.
The Zebrilus collection has been given a dynamic revamp in the form of three new sandals: the Voss II, Voss II Fluffy and the Olson. Standing on a super-light Ziggy sole, they’re as robust as they are lightweight. The Voss II sandals are constructed from smooth Hydro leather with Gunmetal buckles, while the Voss II Fluffy stands out in faux fur. The Olson is built with a brand-new gladiator-style upper, made from Milled Nappa leather.
The Shore collection features the Gryphon and Clarissa II sandals, reworked in metallic leather and fitted with matching silver nickel buckles and rivets. In addition both sandals are welted on a tough-yet-light Shore DMS sole and marked by Dr.Martens signature DNA: yellow welt stitching and a black and yellow heel loop.
For their Vegan collection, Dr.Martens Voss Sandal goes leather-free, instead using a synthetic Oxford material. As well as new addition, the Vegan Clarissa II sandal in a high-shine synthetic Oxford material. The vegan sandals are finished with a yellow and natural heel loop and yellow welt stitching.
Available at www.drmartens.com
Converse X Kim Jones
Kim Jones debut Converse collection refashions the classic Chuck 70 with accompanying apparel. Honouring the values of Converse’s brand DNA whilst looking to the future, Jones reflects on the archetypes of contemporary streetwear, delivering a contemporary perspective. Experimenting with the classic’s distinctive lines, Jones says “The design approach for the shoe was very straight forward — taking a very classic shoe and then almost encasing it in something to protect it,”
Completing the collection are four garments: a Parka, Crewneck Sweatshirt, Cargo Pant, and T-Shirt. “There’s an easy look to each of the pieces,” says Jones. “I wanted each to be a modern version of the ‘Take Ivy’ vibe.”
Available at www.converse.com
Fear of God
Fear of God has been picked up by luxury shopping destination FLANNELS as they launch their seventh collection which will be available online and in-store.
The seventh collection presents wool and cashmere knits, a step up from their classic sweatshirts and hoodies, whilst traditional tailoring is transformed, adapted and updated in the form of transitional and trans-seasonal fits.
Available at www.flannels.com
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