Ten Craves: Nike’s Bode Link-Up, Simone Rocha’s Crocs Collab And More!


Kembra Pfahler Teaches How To Be A Punk Icon With CIRCA 

CIRCA‘s radical billboard-focused art program is well and truly underway, stopping curious tourists in their tracks as they pass through London’s bustling Piccadilly Circus. Featuring Kembra Pfahler, a punk icon of the New York underground scene known for her boundary-breaking work across music, film and visual art, The Manual of Action is a radical 12-week participatory art programme. First launching at 20:24 BST in London on April 8, before moving to Milan, Berlin and Seoul to start at 20:24 per the cities’ local time, the unveiling spookily coincided with the total solar eclipse. Covering weekly topics that aim to teach onlookers about Pfahler’s uniquely absurd approach to life and art, a 2-and-a-half-minute video, filmed by independent creative Jasper Rischen, will appear every evening at, you guessed it, 20:24, covering topics personal to the East Village legend such as Classism, Perfectionism and Gothletics. Running until June 30, Pfahler will light up screens to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of ‘Future Feminism!’, a pioneering movement co-founded by the artist that combined her passions of gender equality and ecology. Curated by British-Irish artist and curator Josef O’Connor, the series will culminate with a ticketed ‘Performance Gala’. Want your very own piece of the action? You can purchase a copy of Pfhahler’s three-layered butt prints entitled ‘Sit-Ins’, each signed and available to buy here. Bella Koopman.

Crocs Get A Coquette Makeover With Simone Rocha

In a surprising crossover of comfort and couture, Crocs has collaborated with Simone Rocha. First appearing on the runway at London Fashion Week in September 2023, Rocha’s romantic reimagining of the Crocs Siren Clog, Classic Clog and Quick Trail shoes brought her whimsical charm to the beloved kicks. By adding her signature pearls, crystal embellishments and jet beading to these iconic styles, a seamless blend of Rocha’s distinctive style and Crocs’ practicality emerges. Now available for your purchasing pleasure online at Crocs, Simone Rocha and select stockists, step out in style with this swanky yet sophisticated collab. Shop here. Beth Darroch

UGG teams up with Collina Strada For A Fresh Set Of Footwear

When Collina Strada‘s playful take on Uggs first appeared on the runway at NYFW in September, fashion fans were almost falling over each other to get their hands on a pair. The collection included a motley of styles – everything from colourful platform sandals to spiked Mary Jane’s, and even animal-inspired clogs – and now those six fresh footwear styles  are finally up for grabs. Created in celebration of womanhood and embracing all things feminine, you can shop the link up here. BD

Mugler’s first-ever Fang-tastic footwear 

There’s a new It-girl shoe stepping onto the scene and its a true, blue, bloodsucking beauty. Dubbed the Fang Heel, it’s the first-ever creation from Casey Cadwallader‘s Mugler footwear series. All about sharp architectural design, the stiletto-style stompers feature a sculptural chrome metal ‘Fang’ heel, with a slightly flared, pointed, and angular stiletto heel and pointed toe plates that scream edgy glam whilst adhering to the codes of Mugler’s ready-to-wear classics. Channel your inner femme fatale with corsetry-inspired options ranging from semi-transparent mesh pumps, sandals and mules to ankle and knee-high boots, available in black, beige, chrome, and even a bold blue denim hue. Step up your shoe game this summer with Mugler’s fang-tastic footwear. Shop here. BD

Katie Scott’s botanical world in collaboration with Sunspel 

British luxury brand Sunspel has called upon London-based contemporary botanical artist Katie Scott to create two stunning illustrations for its latest range of summer essentials. Across T-shirts, button-ups, trousers and shorts, Scott’s illustrations showcase both the flora of California – the home of Sunspel’s signature Supima cotton – as well as the plants that grow around its Long Eaton factory. A vibrant fusion of nature and fashion, the collab brings both Californian sunshine and Long Eaton’s charm to life through Scott’s distinct lens. Perfect for the warming weather – and perhaps a Brighton beach day – shop the collection here. BD

Nike’s All-American Makeover With Bode

For its latest release, Nike has teamed up with New York-based brand Bode to have a right old rummage in the archives. Giving the Astro Grabber – a 1970s football cleat that was one of the sportswear giant’s first silhouettes – an Americana-inspired makeover, the shoe will be released alongside a collegiate-like collection designed by Bode. Refreshed with a black leather and a natural canvas, the retro kicks pay homage to Nike’s rich sporting history. Inspired by this and the brand’s widespread cultural impact, the eponymous label’s founder, Emily Adams Bode Aujla, championed the partnership to remind fans of this significant history. Spanning menswear and womenswear, Nike’s first full-time employee Jeff Johnson was brought in as a guide to exactly what the designs were like back in the day. Authentic but with a contemporary twist, the collab will be available from April 18 on both Bode and Nike’s websites, as well as the Nike Snkrs app and selected retailers. Discover more here. BK

Go Back To The Future With A-POC Able Issey Miyake 

Issey Miyake’s revolutionary technology, A-POC (A Piece of Cloth), which was first developed in 1998 to allow the wearer to select a piece of clothing cut from a readily patterned, single piece of fabric, is getting a contemporary makeover. Arriving in the form of the brand A-POC Able Issey Miyake, the offering will be available in the UK for the first time from April 26. Led by designer and the technology’s co-creator Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the venture will classify its collections into two distinct categories – Project Types and Product Types. The former will see creatives from various disciplines integrated into the production process as they further explore the design and manufacturing possibilities of the A-POC system. The latter will categorise garments by their making process as dictated by the A-POC system, with processes like Type-O – whereby a patchwork-like arrangement of vertical and horizontal pleats is used to create the piece – to be available in the Issey Miyake London store. Kicking off with a bang, limited-edition pieces from a Type-VI collaboration with photographer Sohei Nishino will be available to purchase from the Brook Street location. Discover more here. BK

Kenzo’s Art Attack Collab With Japanese Artist Verdy 

Kenzo is painting the town red…and blue and yellow. Collaborating with Japanese visual artist Verdy on a special set of graphic ‘Kenzo Paris’ logos, the partnership has just dropped its sophomore offering – a boldly technicoloured collection aptly titled Colors. Playing around with primary hues, the collection spans menswear, womenswear and accessories, as well as new iterations of the slick Kenzo-Pace sneaker, first released last year. Relaxed fits are updated with the vibrancy of the palette, making for pieces perfect for jazzing up any monochromatic wardrobe. The collection will be available to purchase from all Kenzo shops and its online platform from April 12. See more here. BK

Balenciaga and Kate Moss Team Up For Le City Campaign

Kate Moss stuns in Balenciaga‘s brand new Le City bag campaign and its a match made in high fashion heaven. Glowing in greyscale, Moss is lensed by famed fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti to reintroduce this icon of the early aughts, which first made its way onto the market in 2001. Now available in small and medium styles and a motley of effervescent colourways counting black, yellow, green, light purple, metallic steel grey, metallic silver, white, blue and beige, the new Le City echoes its earlier edition almost exactly, but has been improved upon for the new season with a specific focus on sustainable production. Shop here. Emily Phillips

Dior Taps Robert Pattinson As It’s Newest Icon

Twilight stans, unite! Dior has just released its latest campaign for its AW24 capsule collection, starring none other than the dashing Robert Pattinson, who is a go-to face for the French luxury house. Shot by Alasdair Mclellan, the campaign celebrates the subtle and luxe offering, which is populated by knitwear, denim and structured silhouettes. Fresh off the back of the birth of his child with model Suki Waterhouse, Pattinson is giving dreamy dad, Dior style. BK

Saint Laurent Heads To Cannes

Saint Laurent Productions, the registered film subsidiary of Saint Laurent has just announced that three long feature films have made it to the official competition for the 77th edition of the revered Cannes Film Festival. The first fashion house to have a fully-fledged production house under its belt, the three films up for consideration include Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard, The Shrouds by David Cronenberg and Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino. The brainchild of creative director Anthony Vaccarello, the film house embraces the cinematic themes found within the designer’s collections and applies them to its groundbreaking projects. Set to take place between May 14 to May 25, the event will be a significant milestone for Saint Laurent as well as the collision between film and fashion. BK

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