Why October Was a Strong Month For Releases
Some heat courtesy of Gosha Rubchinskiy, Yeezy, NikeLab, OFF-WHITE, Supreme and UNDERCOVER.
In the calendar, October is associated with various festivities, be that the lager-ladled Oktoberfest or Halloween, a time when your inner freak comes out to play. In sneaker culture, words often muttered in the same breath tend to relate to Kanye West and the multiple projects he’s involved in. The intended release of the highly-anticipated Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers were suspended for months in 2013, eventually causing a ruckus when they randomly dropped in February. Similarly, fans finally got their hands on the coveted Yeezy Season 1 collection this month. Yeezy news aside, it’s also been a solid month for a slew of other fashion mainstays. UNDERCOVER brought back the iconic Hamburger Lamp, adidas Originals and Palace Skateboards teamed up on a comprehensive collection, while Supreme’s former Creative Director Brendon Babenzian also unveiled his first collection for Noah, showcasing his depth as a designer beyond the parameters of streetwear. Check out 10 hot releases that dropped this month below.
Gosha Rubchinskiy ‘Youth Hotel’ Book
Thanks to the Moscow native, Russian fashion has garnered an unprecedented amount of attention. Although Gosha Rubchinskiy has of late been immensely active within the fashion sphere, most know that the beginning of his career is deeply rooted within photography. Having amassed a prolific body of work documenting the youth culture of underground Russia, IDEA and Dover Street Market New York released a limited edition 118-page photo book earlier this month from the photographer-cum-designer. In typical Gosha fashion, the series is a visceral and intimate portrayal of a secret world unbeknownst to most and is definitely a prize for those lucky enough to have secured a copy.
NikeLab Gyakusou 2015 Holiday Collection
The NikeLab Gyakusou line has consistently won rave reviews from runners for its combination of high-performance textiles and construction with thoughtful design. This season, UNDERCOVER’s Jun Takahashi applied a distinctive grid pattern to a range of technical jackets and running tights, whilst giving the Nike Flyknit 3.0 another boost with two new colorways. The collection is now available at NikeLab locations worldwide.
Noah 2015 Fall/Winter Collection
With the launch of both the brand’s NYC Nolita store and online web store, it’s been a busy month for Noah. On top of all that, Brendon Babenzian relaunched label has just unveiled its highly anticipated first lookbook. Featuring a strong selection of wardrobe mainstays, the collection highlights post-skate fashion and athletic, military-inspired apparel. Shot by Jake Davis, the set is an impactful return for Noah and promises a bright future for the streetwear brand. Noah’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection is now available in-store and online.
OFF-WHITE x Heron Preston x Asspizza x Spaghetti Boys “Horror Disco” Capsule Collection
One last collaboration which rounds out the month is led by none other than Virgil Abloh. In light of Halloween, OFF-WHITE and Heron Preson have teamed up with New York creative Austin Butts (a.k.a. Asspizza) and Spaghetti Boy (Ray Martinez and Kerwin Frost) to create a capsule range featuring work shirts, sweaters and hand-bleached tees. The collection will drop via thehorrordisco.com on October 30.
Supreme x Jordan Apparel Collection
It came, it saw, it sent the internet into meltdown. The long-awaited collaboration between New York streetwear stalwart and Jordan Brand launched earlier this month, prompting the usual hysteria attached to limited releases from both brands. Dropped on October 23, the collection featured jackets, T-shirts, sweats, caps to complement the collaborative Air Jordan 5 that was unleashed a week earlier. Endorsed by His Airness the moment in streetwear history sold out rapidly from official Supreme retailers and online.
UNDERCOVER Hamburger Lamp
Remaining as one of the streetwear brand’s most sought-after home goods, the distinctive UNDERCOVER Hamburger Lamp has received another release to the delight of collectors worldwide. With its fangs and deceptively delicious appearance, the lamp’s cult status did not disappoint when it sold out within minutes of being released on HBX last week.
Yeezy Season 1 Collection
Finally. Kanye West’s long-awaited debut apparel collaboration hit shelves, and promptly left shelves, this month. Prompting round-the-block queues in New York City and one shopper to claim “these clothes are a blessing to me”, Yeezy’s simplistic designs have courted positive and negative reviews alike. High price tags don’t seem to have deterred loyal followers of Mr West’s output and the buzz seems set to continue long into the future, with Season 2 dropping soon. The debut collection dropped October 29 and was available in super-limited numbers from select retailers including END, Fruition, RSVP Gallery, Flannels and Harvey Nichols.
Stussy x Champion 2015 Fall/Winter “Fleece” Collection
A stellar collaboration between two timeless brands, Stussy once again teams up with Champion Japan to great effect, unveiling a collection of fall/winter garments for 2015. Titlted Fleece, for obvious reasons, the array of cold weather garments combine the two brands’ laid back aesthetic to great effect. Featuring hoodies, sweatshirts and zip-up fleece jackets, the release is available from Stussy Japan’s online store now.
adidas Originals x Palace 2015 Fall/Winter Collection
A collaboration between two respected mainstays, adidas Originals teamed up with Palace this month for a highly-anticipated drop. Introducing adidas’ retro sporting designs to the skateboarding realm, the collection again looked to tracksuits, jerseys, windbreakers and annoraks as a design base. The collection released in select retailers such as END Clothing, Slam City Skates, and Palace’s own online store on October 24.
Trés Bien 2015 Fall/Winter Lookbook
Trés Bien revealed a brand new collection this October. Full of pieces from jackets to pants and denim, you can expect its newest items to consist of earthy tones along with a mix of an industrial feel. The Scandinavian brand raises the bar with its attention to detail. Check out its online store for the latest range from the retailer-turned-brand.