The first product drops of 2018 sees both big names and up-and-comers all releasing new pieces. Some of the most eye-catching drops include the Spring/Summer 2018 collection from Gosha Rubchinskiy — which features the long-awaited arrival of his Burberry collaboration — as well as new season’s pieces from Raf Simons. Elsewhere, Goodhood has continued its impressive collaborative streak with a have a good time capsule and New Balance has once again teamed up with British shoemaker Grenson for an elevated sneaker capsule.
Meanwhile, some of the lesser known — but equally exciting — releases come from L.A’s NOT APPLICABLE, with the label curating a vintage capsule for Michéle Lamy‘s “Lamyland” pop-up at Selfridges and the first full collection from AVALE Studios, mixing influences from Japanese streetwear and British suburbia.
We’ve pulled together some of this week’s best releases from across Europe, as well as all the information you’ll need to get your hands on them.
Goodhood x have a good time
The latest collaboration from London’s Goodhood sees the store-turned-brand working with cult Tokyo-based label have a good time on a two-piece capsule collection. The short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts feature a mixed logo that blends both sets of branding. The collaboration is available now from the Goodhood web store, with the short sleeve priced at £50 GBP (approx. $68 USD) and a long sleeve at £65 GBP (approx. $89 USD).
NOT APPLICABLE Vintage Boxing Capsule
L.A.-based vintage specialist NOT APPLICABLE has unveiled a carefully curated capsule as part of Michéle Lamy’s “Lamyland” pop-up at Selfridges. The collection features classic Everlast tees, as well as pieces that celebrate famous fights from boxing history. The capsule is available now exclusively from the “Lamyland” installation, with prices ranging from £165 GBP to £295 GBP (approx. $225 USD to $400 USD).
MKI Leather Puffa Jackets
Known for its range of understated pieces, Leeds-based MKI has turned its attention to the classic Puffa jacket. Giving the outerwear staple a luxe update, with 100% lamb nappa leather, satin lining and poly filling. The jacket comes in three colorways — white, olive and black — and is available now for approximately $300 USD from the brand’s web store.
adidas Nemeziz Predator Tango 18+ TR “Trace Olive”
adidas‘ soccer-inspired Nemeziz Predator Tango has been given an eye-catching rework, with a new “Trace Olive” colorway. The newest hue comes on Primeknit upper and sock-style collar, appearing in tonal overlays on the sneaker’s white BOOST midsole. The sneaker is available now from END. and other retailers for a price of £179 GBP (approx. $240 USD).
Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
With some of this season’s Raf Simons pieces arriving already — including his Joy Division and New Order-themed tees — the rest of his collection isn’t far behind. The full range, which features everything from Blade Runner references to distorted tailoring, is available now for pre-order from Milan’s Antonioli and its web store.
New Balance x Grenson
Two years after their last joint release, New Balance and Grenson have joined forces again. The resulting “Phase 2” of the collaboration, sees Grenson use its expertise of traditional bench-made shoes to give three takes on the New Balance 576 silhouette. The sneakers feature Grenson Full Grain and Italian calf leathers, as well as colors including “Winter White,” “Burnished Tan” and “Burnt Oak.” The capsule is available now from Grenson and New Balance web stores, and will arrive at select retailers in two weeks.
Gosha Rubchinskiy Spring/Summer 2018 & Burberry Collaboration
For his Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Gosha Rubchinskiy has continued to develop themes around youth culture, with soccer and rave culture proving to be particular influences. This drop includes track jackets and oversized jerseys that reference sports team logos, while tie-dye, hazard symbols and oversized jeans all call back to rave culture. Elsewhere, this release also sees more pieces with adidas Football, as well as the long-awaited arrival of the Russian designer’s Burberry collaboration. The collection is available now from Dover Street Market.
AVALE Studios ”Cold City” Collection
For his most comprehensive collection to date, AVALE Studios founder Aaron Vale took inspiration from his hometown of Luton. The collection — which features staple pieces such as hoodies and tees as well as statement denim — addresses the lack of opportunity and difficult choices kids are faced with in the London satellite town. The collection is set to drop via AVALE Studios’ web store on January 8.
adidas Originals Marathon TR
For its latest sneaker, adidas Originals has brought the Marathon TR sneaker back from its archives and given it an update. The classic silhouette comes in two new colorways – tonal green or tonal blue — and sees adidas’ latest technology fused with the OG design. The standout feature of the shoe is its tread, with the adidas Originals trefoil logo repeated to make a hard wearing sole. The Marathon TR “Epochal” pack is set to drop at END. on January 9.
PUMA Jamming “Forest Night”
PUMA initially unveiled its Jamming silhouette towards the end of 2017, with its midsole packed with cushioning pebbles making it instantly recognisable. The German brand has now returned to the silhouette, giving the sneaker a new black upper. Other touches include dark green touches on the midsole, tongue tab and heel tab, as well as the signature pebbles. The sneakers are set to drop at retailers such as END. on January 11, with each pair set to cost £145 GBP (approx. $200 USD).
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