Raf Simons x Eastpak & Eight Other Essential European Drops
Including the arrival of BAPE x Dr. Martens.
After the arrival of PACCBET x Carhartt WIP and UNITED ARROWS & Sons x adidas Originals last week, the next seven days are also set to see a string of big-name collaborations released. One of the biggest is BAPE‘s footwear and apparel collaboration with Dr. Martens, which dropped at a last-minute pop-up in London and is set to get a wider release. Elsewhere, Raf Simons and Eastpak release the latest installment of their longstanding collaboration with a Blade Runner-inspired capsule. Sneakernstuff continues its collaborative streak with a take on the adidas NMD CS1.
Other strong releases from the next week include pieces from Copenhagen’s Soulland, a luggage collection from Garbstore and Sanpak and a “Belly’s Gonna Get Ya” sneaker from Reebok and Hanon. As always, we’ve pulled together the best drops from across the continent, as well as all the information you’re going to need to cop.
Soulland x Afura
Following on from its string of joint releases last year, Copenhagen-based Soulland continued the trend in 2018 by linking up with Amsterdam’s Afura. The collection includes a coach jacket and T-shirt, both of which feel a custom emblem made from the two brand’s logos: Soulland’s ribbon and Afura’s “a.” The collection is available now from the Soulland web store.
SEVER x KM20 Velour Tracksuits
Having worked together closely in the past, Moscow’s KM20 and SEVER teamed up again for a joint capsule. The release consists of SEVER’s “Russian Mafia New World Order” tracksuits, which have been updated with a luxe velour fabric. The pieces come in black or gray, and the capsule also includes a selection of cropped hoodies. The capsule is available now from KM20’s web store and physical store.
Garbstore x Sanpak
For its latest collaboration, London’s Garbstore has recruited Japanese outdoors specialist Sanpak for a hard-wearing backpack and luggage collection. The designs are primarily inspired by pieces from the Sanpak archive, with three new styles included. One of the standouts is Sanpak’s trademark Walk-About Tear Drop bag, which is given a vibrant pink rework. The full collection is available now in-store or via the Garbstore web store, with prices ranging from £48 GBP – £246 GBP (approximately $67 USD – $352 USD).
Helmut Lang “Artist Series” Peter Hujar Capsule
Having previously tapped the likes of Keizo Kitajima and Boris Mikhailov for its “Artist Series,” Helmut Lang has revealed photographer Peter Hujar as the latest artist in the series. The capsule features a long-sleeve T-shirt, a poster and a brushed fleece blanket that all pay tribute to the photographer’s work. All of the pieces are available now from the Helmut Lang web store, with prices beginning at $35 USD and going up to $195 USD.
BAPE x Dr. Martens
Following on from the recent pop-up in London, the long-awaited collaboration between BAPE and Dr. Martens has received a wider release. The collection spans apparel — with T-shirts and a work shirt — and footwear, with two of Dr. Martens’ iconic styles embossed with all-over BAPE logos. The collection is available now from BAPE retailers.
Sneakersnstuff x adidas NMD CS1 GORE-TEX Pack
After kicking off the year with a Reebok Classic collaboration, Sneakernstuff’s latest joint project sees the Swedish retailer release two colorways of the adidas NMD CS1 GORE-TEX. The sneaker comes in either “Dark Burgundy” or “Blue Night,” and features touches such as NMD heel tabs, white BOOST midsoles and gum-colored outsoles. Both pairs are available now exclusively from Sneakersnstuff’s official web store for approximately $230 USD.
Hanon x Reebok Workout Lo Plus
Scottish sneaker store Hanon has teamed up with Reebok to take on the brand’s Workout Lo Plus. The sneaker is inspired by Reebok’s “Belly’s Gonna Get Ya” advert from 2000, which quickly became a cult classic. The shoe itself comes in a flesh-tone colorway, and features soft suede uppers and pebbled leather overlays. Other features include premium denim detailing and red branding on each heel cap. The sneaker is available now from the Hanon web store.
Raf Simons x Eastpak Spring/Summer 2018
The latest installment of the ongoing collaboration between Belgian designer Raf Simons and Eastpak sees a number of themes from Simons’ New York Fashion Week: Men’s show incorporated into classic bag silhouettes. The collection features five different bags, three of which are backpacks. The backpacks include the RS Toploader, which comes in transparent PVC that showcases a Blade Runner-inspired lining. The collection is available now, with prices ranging from £135 GBP (approximately $185 USD) to £230 GBP (approximately $310 USD).
adidas Consortium A//D Pack
The adidas Consortium A//D line features some of the brand’s most technical designs including the Twinstrike, Crazy 8 and Crazy 1 silhouettes. All three silhouettes feature in this new pack from the sportswear giant, with them all given primarily monochrome color palettes. All of the sneakers have a mostly white upper with black detailing, while some also feature bursts of dark red. The collection is set to drop on February 1 at retailers including Overkill Berlin.