Ten Craves: Labrum’s Upbeat AW22 Campaign, Selfridges New Christmas Tree And More!

TEN CRAVES IS OUR ONLINE SERIES THAT ROUNDS UP ALL THE BEST PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND MUST-KNOW FASHION HAPPENINGS WEEK IN, WEEK OUT.

GRAND COLLECTION LANDS IN LONDON ALONGSIDE END FOR ITS ANNUAL FOOD FUNDRAISER

One in every five families in the UK experiences food insecurity, but Grand Collection – in collaboration with UK retailer End – is working to change this with its annual food fundraiser. Known for their NYC community focused initiatives, this is the skate brand’s fourth annual food drive, however, it’s the first time it has extended the fundraiser outside the bounds of New York and landed in London. From now until the end of December, a portion of the proceeds from all sales on grandcollectionco.com will go toward feeding New Yorkers in need. Or, you can shop the two previously unreleased fundraising tees here, from which 100% of proceeds will go to London based food banks.

RE/DONE REVIVES ITS ARCHIVES

This is a Re/Done revival. Born out of nostalgia, LA-based circular fashion company Re/Done has just brought life back to its most treasured pieces. No longer confined to memory, the new collection called Season 4, reintroduces its ’70s High Rise Skinny Boot jean in upcycled and organic denim, its iconic graphics on recycled tees and upcycled sweatshirts, and artfully repaired upcycled jeans. Revisiting iconic styles of the past with a sustainable twist, shearling aviator jackets and suede-yoked Levi’s are on offer too, as well as dome-studded organic denim – back and ready to last a lifetime. Re/Done Season 4 is available to shop at all Re/Done retailers, select stockists and online here

Photography by Pablo di Prima

ONES TO WATCH: INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN 

We are not the citizens of a single country, rather we are ones of planet earth. At least this is what Berlin-based sustainable luxury label International Citizen believes, and has done since 2020 when it was first founded by Annika Tibando. Its collections, focused on soft and structured tailoring, through the principles of womenswear, come to life using traditional craft techniques and here, sharp tailoring, slinky evening wear and edgy, utilitarian tops, trousers and jackets crop up. International Citizen’s styles weave energetic modalities of the chakras, crystals and the collective knowledge of the divine into grounded, minimalistic, cleverly cut and sensually curious clothing. Shop International Citizen now

Photography by Edda Petursdottir

ARIES AND XOUXOU COLLIDE FOR A PHONE CASE COLLABORATION

Love Aries? Don’t just say it with your chest, slap it on your iPhone! The cult London label has collaborated with Berlin-based tech brand XouXou for the brand’s first venture into phone accessories. In a green snake print finish, the case comes equipped with a 18K stainless steel gold co-branded logo, as well as a chunky gold chain and woven rope you can tie around your torso like a cross-body bag. Ideal for a trip to the dancefloor. Buy here.

MONKEY 47 SCHWARZWALD DRY GIN GETS A BRAND NEW DISTILLER’S CUT 

Drink up folks! Because a new limited-edition Distiller’s Cut of Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin just dropped. Handcrafted, fusing British traditions of gin making, the spices of India, and the purity and originality of the Black Forest, Monkey 47 very well might be the gin to end all gins. By combining 47 handpicked botanicals, all sourced within 47km of the distillery, and with Woodruff in particular, a new, pungent aroma and coumarin flavour. The resulting taste is spicy and elegant, featuring delicate top notes of cinnamon and vanilla.

This spirit comes out of an annual quest to discover the perfect 48th ingredient for the highly collectable Distiller’s Cut dry gin. The eagerly awaited cult classic, Monkey 47’s twelfth annual Distiller’s Cut, will be released exclusively at Hedonism Wines for £84. Buy yours here. Cheers! 

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS OPENS ITS INAUGURAL MAFC EXHIBITION

MAFC – it stands for MA Fashion Communication, one of Central Saint Martins most prestigious pathwasys – has opened its first-ever student-led curated exhibition at London’s Lethaby Gallery. Participating students reflect and cast a fresh light on societies, attitudes, styles and fashions from their own varied and international experiences. The result is a dynamic selections of work produced the MAFC photographers, filmmakers, journalists and critical writers who make up the class of 2022. Open until December 4, it’s a taste of the creatives who are on their way to world domination. 

BEN GANZ DEBUTS CANDY-COLOURED NYC-INSPIRED STORAGE OBJECTS ALONGSIDE USM MODULAR FURNITURE AND PIN-UP HOME

Lensed by Francesco Nazardo on the streets of New York City, we present Ben Ganz’s multi-piece USM storage object collection called USM NYC. Born from special collaboration between Swiss manufacturer USM Modular Furniture and New York-based design platform Pin-Up Home, its a first-of-its-kind collection consisting of six unique configurations conceptualised by the Swiss-born independent designer that come in three limited edition powder-coated steel colours: uptown blue, soho yellow and downtown pink. Inspired by New York’s urban design typology the collection was presented for the first-time during Design Miami, and is still on display now until December 4. USM NYC is available exclusively through Pin-Up Home – the new platform dedicated to modern objects and home accessories. Shop here

Photography by Francesco Nazardo

DANCE IT OUT AT CHRISTOPHER KANE’S ‘MORE JOY DISCO’ IN APRIL, 2023

Disco down with More Joy at its very first More Joy Disco at Camden’s KOKO nightclub and venue. Scheduled for April 6, 2023, the groundbreaking party has been planned in partnership with king of the UK club scene and Sink the Pink co-founder Glyn Fussell and Charlotte Hotham from Bugged Out to bring a brand new party experience to London’s nightlife. “Apart from sex, there is nothing like the euphoric highs from dancing, everything feels possible in that moment, that is what More Joy is, a feeling, a state of being…” said Christopher Kane, adding, “I want More Joy Disco to be a playground for open-minded individuals to come together to have THE most amazing time.” The More Joy Disco celebrates inclusivity and diversity, bringing Joy seeking people from London’s underground party scene and the world of fashion together on the dance floor. Not to mention, DJs on the night will include Kiddy Smile, CC Disco and Joshua James. Sign up for a spot here

REPRESENT’S PS23 COLLECTION IS BUILT FROM BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK

Dropping just hours before the stroke of midnight that would mark the start of Black Friday, Represent’s PS23 collection is a good ’un. Duly dubbed the Represent Black Friday Collection for a multitude of reasons including not just the release date but the predominant colour palette too. Built from black on black – with a bit of brown and burgundy added to the mix – quilted gilets, shirts, trackpants, tote bags, sling bags, scarfs, balaclavas and a brand new pair of kicks called The Ascender make up the offering. With workwear undertones, classic wool overcoats, Owners’ Club varsity jackets, contemporary tailoring, tux elements and PJs bring subdued sophistication into the new year. Shop now

SLAM JAM AND NIKE TEAM UP

Bridging the gap between NYC and Milan, the brand new Slam Jam x Nike AF1 trainer embodies the social, cultural and architectural landscape of both vibrant lands. The partnership is a celebration of the 40th anniversary for Nike’s Air Force 1, reimagining the icon shoe to showcase the diverse characteristics and energies that shape our wide world.

SELFRIDGES UNVEILS ITS CLOTHING-CREATED CHRISTMAS TREE AND SEASON’S FEASTINGS 

O’ Christmas tree, o’ Christmas tree – Selfridges made you out of dainty green garments this year. Created in collaboration with the artist duo Rottingdean Bazaar, the bespoke holiday tree is located at the Duke Street entrance of Selfridges flagship store in London on the ground floor. The overarching theme for this year’s holidays is Season’s Feastings, inviting customers to celebrate the power of food. Serving suggestions for setting up, dressing up, gift giving and merrymaking, it’s about Christmas rituals and coming together. 

VESTIAIRE COLLECTIVE BANS FAST FASHION

Cult resale platform Vestiaire Collective announced on Black Friday that it would be banning all fast fashion products from its platform – being bought, sold or listed. A part of the collective’s long term strategy and mission to change the way people consume fashion and to drive the change towards a circular fashion economy, the pivotal move comes in partnership with the OR Foundation. Reinforcing the ideology of buying quality over quantity by raising awareness and lobbying for change, its part of a 3-year plan that also includes finding and promoting practical solutions for the fast fashion items that its members already have, a robust set of fast fashion ‘criteria’ (with regard to the fast fashion ban), and an exploratory trip to Kantamanto in Ghana (the largest reuse and upcycling economy in the world). 

Photograph courtesy of @vestiaireco.

LABRUM LAUNCHES AN UPBEAT CAMPAIGN FOR AW22

Labrum’s AW22 Poetics Of Movement collection and brand new accompanying campaign is an ode to just that; movement – a rallying noun and a borderless verb. Lensed by Justin French a trio of joyous models frolic against a blue backdrop in the mosaic garments that Foday Dumbuya, with Dazed editor-in-chief Ib Kamara, designed. Channelling Labrum’s tagline, “Designed by an immigrant”, its ethos and the learnings of journeys past, the AW22 collection explores real-time examples of migration and diaspora, aiming to uplift those who face the societal limitations, complexities and nuances of the unresolved label: immigrant. Crafted in Freetown, Sierra Leone – Dumbuya’s hometown – local artisans developed the fabrics from West African cloth, bridging the gap between Western and African culture.

Photography by Justin French

PUCCI’S 2023 RESORT COLLECTION IS CAPTIVATINGLY COLOURFUL

La Famiglia – it means “the family” in Italian. It’s also the name of Pucci’s trippy 2023 Resort collection that just sent a sea of luscious silks, accessories and a mosaic of whirling colours to rain down upon us fashion folk. Creative director Camille Miceli’s intention was to create clothes that transcend a single season. She proposed an amalgamated wardrobe that feels flexible, festive and inclusive all at once. From outerwear to swimwear, active looks to evening looks, tailoring to loungewear, whatever you do, do it decked-out in head-to-toe Pucci. 

THE ALIGHIERI CHRISTMAS TREE TACKLES DOMESTIC ABUSE 

More Christmas tree news, Alighieri just revealed its twelve-metre-tall forecourt Christmas tree. Atop the Television Centre’s (the reimagining of the former home of the BBC in West London) iconic coniferous, the Alighieri Hand of Protection looks like a gold crown. Designed by the London-based jeweller, the festive sculpture is a powerful symbol of strength and hope in support of Refuge – the largest domestic abuse service and support organisation in the UK. “This beautiful Christmas display will shine a bright spotlight on domestic abuse during an unprecedented winter of financial hardship for survivors,” says Gabi Field, director of fundraising and communications at Refuge. “This festive season, we are making it clear that the cost-of-living crisis shouldn’t cost women their lives.” She goes to thank those who will donate this winter, pointing out the immense impact these donations have the potential to have.  

Visit The Alighieri Hand of Protection this Christmas at Television Centre at 1 Wood Lane, White City W12 7FW. 

Refuge National 24 hour Helpline: 0808 2000 247. 

Refuge Live Chat, open 3pm to 6pm: Click here.  

KASSL EDITIONS REINVENTS THE ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 9

Dripping in rubber, the new Gel-Nimbus 9 trainers from Asics and Kassl Editions are the footwear find we’ve been dreaming about. Releasing in a limited run, with just 150 hand-crafted pairs available, the recurring high-shine seen in Kassl’s signature outerwear is what makes them such a standout staple. It’d be remiss not to mention though, that the shoes are considered art pieces, and because of their delicacy can get damaged more easily while wearing. Kassl and Asics advise you to wear the Gel-Nimbus 9 trainers at your own risk. The press statement reads, “due to the characteristics of the material, there is a possibility of colour transfer, fading, and odour when it comes in contact with other materials. This is a piece of art and should not be used for the purpose of wearing.” Buy yours exclusively at Dover Street Market London, on the Dover Street Market website and on KASSL Edition’s website.

CARNE BOLLENTE AND FRIZBEE CERAMICS DEBUT A COLLECTION OF CUTE CREATIONS

Flowers, smiles and ditzy doodles, oh my! That’s the delightful vision that Brussels-based ceramic studio Frizbee Ceramics made when it tapped into unconventional Paris-based collective Carne Bollente. This fusion between the two like-minded brands resulted in a co-designed series of ceramics and ready-to-wear clothing and accessories inspired by ’90s street art and rave culture. From dishwasher-safe plant pots, plates and other kitchenware to cheeky aprons and casual graphic tees the collection screams for attention – and it holds it. It’s loud, fun, effervescent and offbeat, and every item is on-of-a-kind; handcrafted, hand-painted and created in their artist-run studios. It’s the perfect collection to find a few little Christmas gifts if you still haven’t sorted yours. Shop here

THE JIMMY CHOO X TIMBERLAND LINK-UP CHANNELS NEW YORK CITY

It’s going down and Jimmy Choo is shouting Timber(land)! The two polar-opposite footwear favourites have joined forces for an exclusive capsule collection inspired by the creative energy and gritty spirit of New York City. It’s an unexpected sophomore pairing (both worlds first collided in 2020), but one we instantly loved as soon as we had seen the high-octane designs on offer. The capsule, which comprises seven styles across men’s and women’s, some in hot pink velvet or harnessed black leather, others embellished by Swarovski crystals, and sees Timberland’s iconic Original Yellow Boot re-imagined by Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi.

Bringing a new dimension to their partnership, the collab taps Harlem’s Fashion Row, a New York-based agency that provides a platform for underrepresented Black and Latinx designers and creatives who worked alongside New York-native designer Shanel Campbell. Jimmy Choo x Timberland is the total reinvention of a cult classic.

Photography by Shaniquwa Jarvis

CARHARTT WIP TAPS LIBERTY FABRICS FOR A FESTIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Made with Liberty Fabrics, Carhartt WIP has just unveiled its festive five-piece capsule for AW22. Drawing on Liberty Fabrics’ rich archive of designs, it feels both eclectic and cosy, with a paisley two-piece set of pyjamas, a graphic tee, a sleeping mask, a set of two Christmas tree ornaments and a limited number of carry-on suitcases created for this collaboration by iconic British luggage brand, Globe-Trotter. The accompanying images for this collaboration were shot by London-based photographer Scott Gallagher, channelling a modern-day twist on a bacchanalian feast. Shop here

Photography by Scott Gallagher

Top Image: Labrum AW22 photographed by Justin French.

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