adidas Originals by Alexander Wang & 9 Other Essential European Drops This Week
Featuring strong showings from Uniqlo U & Places+Faces.
With the arrival of Supreme x Stone Island as well as the first release from Palace’s Winter 2017 collection, the past week has had some of the season’s biggest drops take place within the space of two days. The next seven days, though, is set to have some strong releases too: the second installation of adidas Originals by Alexander Wang comes alongside new releases from Places+Faces, London-based THE FAN and Daily Paper as well as the return of a much-loved FILA silhouette.
As always, we’ve put together all of the best products dropping in Europe in one easy list, as well as how you can pick them up.
Daily Paper Fall/Winter 2017
Fresh from launching its latest PUMA collaboration, Amsterdam-based Daily Paper has dropped its “Children of the City” Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The latest release features oversized down jackets, cropped hoodies and other strong cold weather pieces. All of the pieces are available now from the brand’s web store.
THE FAN ”Aaliyah” Capsule
London-based label THE FAN uses luxe pieces to celebrate some of music and popular culture’s most iconic faces, dedicating its latest capsule to Aaliyah. Featuring T-shirts, sweaters, bomber jackets and hoodies featuring airbrush art, sewn-on patches and bold graphics, the collection is intended to embody Aaliyah’s “alluring fantasy and spirit.” The full collection is available now from the brand’s web store and the Designer Studio in Selfridges London.
Despite its roots as a hardwearing and technical hiking shoe, the FILA Trailblazer is also known for its association to UK rave culture and has garnered a cult following over recent years. For Fall/Winter 2017, the sportswear brand has released a premium version of the shoe with a new suede upper. The Trailblazer is available now from retailers including Hanon.
Places+Faces Fall/Winter 2017
It’s been a huge year for London-based photography collective/lifestyle label Places+Faces, and the brand’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection is another strong release. The capsule is filled with streetwear staples, such as denim varsity jackets, Old English hoodies, pocket T-shirts, long-sleeve logo tees, work-shirts, caps, pouch bags, duffel bags and backpacks. Most of the pieces are available now from HBX.
L’HOMME ROUGE Fall/Winter 2017
Swedish brand L’Homme Rouge are relative newcomers to the scene, but the International Woolmark Prize winner has been making waves recently. For its Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the brand has shunned the minimalism normally associated with its home country. Key pieces from this release include its purple logo sweater, the check stomper jacket and the container vest. The full collection is available now from the brand’s web store, and you can check out our recent spotlight on L’Homme Rouge for more information.
Thom Browne for colette
The latest brand to take over colette‘s second floor is Thom Browne, with an exclusive capsule collection also dropping. Featuring the brand’s elevated sportswear aesthetic, the collection features pieces such as tailoring, shirts and cardigans in a color palette of grey, navy and white. There are also a range of pieces adorned with Browne’s beloved dog Hector. The collection is available now from colette’s web store and the Thom Browne installation at the Parisian retailer.
adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2017 Second Drop
With the first drop having flown off the shelves earlier this year, Alexander Wang and adidas Originals are releasing the second section of this season’s joint collection. The athletic capsule is packed with pieces such as cycling jerseys, hoodies, T-shirts, leggings and shorts embellished with co-branded details and comes in a color palette of shock yellow, tonal grey, and black. The footwear range sees the adidas AW Run Mid and AW Skate Mid also get a colorful rework. The second drop is available now from Alexander Wang’s official website and select stores worldwide.
Les Basics x END.
After working with Fracap on a sustainable boot, British retailer END. has now teamed up with Les Basics to elevate your staple pieces. The capsule features sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps in a pastel color palette of yellow, pink and green. The full collection is available now from the END. web store.
PUMA x Han Kjøbenhavn Clyde
With a full apparel and footwear collection recently announced, the stripped back Clyde sneakers are the stand-out pieces from PUMA‘s collaboration with Han Kjøbenhavn. The silhouette comes with a minimalist white upper and exposed stitching linking the leather upper to the gum midsole. The sneaker — as well as the rest of the collaboration — is available now from retailers including Sneakersnstuff.
Uniqlo U Fall/Winter 2017
Uniqlo U — the long running collaboration between Uniqlo and esteemed designer Christophe Lemaire — is back with its collection aimed at “Enlightening the Everyday.” The latest drop continues the line’s theme of elevating basic pieces while keeping them at an accessible Uniqlo price point. The collection is set to drop at Uniqlo’s web store on October 12.