Ten Craves: BAPE Gets Boozy, MatchesFashion Tours Italy 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.

A Bathing Ape and Monkey 47 get boozy

Merging two icons, A Bathing Ape and Monkey 47 have come together to launch a print-heavy capsule collection. The range sees hoodies, tees, button-ups and skateboards dominated by a blend of monkey illustrations and camo graphics. A dual-branded Schwarzwald Dry Gin bottle will be released alongside the collection, featuring pink and red camo splattered across Monkey 47’s classic bottle stamp. Shop here.

Rave Review enters the Metaverse

Stepping foot into the digital realm, Stockholm-based label Rave Review is launching its first NFT collection dubbed Cryptopanties. Joining forces with a variety of female-led collectives, the project champions gender diversity in the Metaverse by encouraging everyone to take part. Highlighting powerful women, the collection consists of digitally-produced panties named after world-dominating creatives, including Lizzo, Madonna and Vivienne Westwood. The purchase of every NFT allows for access to exclusive collaborations, discounts and events in the real world. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Rave Review

Tour Italy with MatchesFashion

Celebrating the return of travel after two years of pandemic hardships, MatchesFashion has partnered with Issimo for its Grand Tour Italy Part II series. Running through Rome, Florence, Naples and Ischia, the tour will debut a variety of collaborative capsule collections at every stop, with the likes of Gabriela Hearst, Etro and more. Captured through an interactive film series, the tour travels through private art and food tours that champion local talent and cuisine. Events begin on May 5th in Rome. 

Photography courtesy of MatchesFashion

Victoria Beckham launches VB Body

Submerged in sensuality, Victoria Beckham is launching her latest capsule collection, titled VB Body. Now part of its permanent range, undergarments, bodysuits, skirts and dresses are crafted to show off the female body in its purest form. The silhouettes don asymmetrical cutouts and low necklines that push shapewear forward, while the collection’s construction carves each figure through thick knitted fabrics. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Victoria Beckham

Jimmy Choo steps into the summer for its latest campaign

Led by models Precious Lee and Barbara Palvin, Jimmy Choo introduces its latest sun-filled campaign. The label’s latest womenswear, menswear and eyewear collections shine poolside as models kick back and relax at an eventful summertime gathering. Sporting the collection’s updated pumps, sandals and bags, the pair lead us into the warm seasons ahead with glamour and pizzazz.

Photography courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Lacoste and quadri-amputee swimmer Théo Curin launch collaborative capsule

Teaming up with quadri-amputee swimmer Théo Curin, Lacoste is gearing up to launch its first partnership with a disabled athlete. The capsule collection features garments fit for any wardrobe and body type. Inspired by Curin’s recent plunge into Lake Titicaca in South America, the collection is made up of tees, polo shirts, sleeveless parkas, sweatshirts and caps that feature accessible details and water-like outlines. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of Lacoste

MM6 Maison Margiela and Eastpak create melting backpacks 

For their latest team-up, MM6 Maison Margiela and Eastpak have created a melting backpack. Inspired by female surrealist artists, the off-kilter capsule collection of accessories includes a faux fur wheeled suitcase, a triangular tote and of course, the ‘dripping’ iteration of the classic Eastpak Padded Pak’r backpack. Shop here.

Photography courtesy of MM6 Maison Margiela

Top image courtesy of A Bathing Ape.


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