This week’s list of weekly product drops see a large contribution from household Japanese brands like BAPE, nonnative, Cav Empt, and Junya Watanabe; even Kinfolk’s 10th-anniversary capsule enlists Bedwin & the Heartbreakers along with WACKO MARIA. There are two similar themes that stand out in this week’s set of Fall/Winter 2018 releases; this comes in the form of large bold graphics, and oversized outerwear.
Key items this week include the Palace smiley-print denim jacket and pants combo, Supreme’s The North Face collab, Supreme Menace hoodie, SSZ and Cav Emp’s inside-out crewneck, BAPE’s Los Angeles Lakers NBA jersey, and Supreme’s homey PVC inflatable chair.
Palace Autumn 2018 Collection Drop 10
Palace releases its 10th drop this Friday for Fall/Winter 2018. This week sees one of the most colorful sets of offerings from the brand, spanning from multi-color camo prints, cotton candy-like crewneck sweatshirts, down to the pastel tees. While skate apparel staples like the hoodie and long sleeve make up the majority of softgoods, there is also a set of unique Oakley sunglasses that are sure to sit well with Palace fans.
When: October 19
Where: Palace’s Web Store and London/NY Flagships
ACRONYM® FW18 Collection
Moving into the Fall/Winter 2018 season, ACRONYM® recently released its latest collection of new technical garments. This time around, the range is comprised of new silhouettes and updated renditions that continue the label’s push for a technical process in both the construction and function. Standouts include the GORE-TEX® constructed J47TS-GT, GORE INFINIUM® J46-FO, loose drop P23A-S pants and a host of other utilitarian accessories.
BAPE x Mitchell & Ness x Spalding Jerseys
BAPE has teamed up with sportswear giant Mitchell & Ness for an NBA collection just in time for the basketball season. The collaboration nods to championship teams including the Lakers, Warriors, Celtics, Bulls, Cavs, Knicks, Blazers and Rockets via team colors. Pieces include the Swingman jerseys, shorts and T-shirts, featuring BAPE’s famous camo print and ape head insignia, as well as special edition jerseys and custom warm-up jacket for the Lakers and Warriors. Rounding out the release is a co-branded Spalding basketball emblazoned with the BAPE camo print. The collection has already dropped at BAPE’s Los Angeles store and is slated for a second, wider release this week.
When: October 20
Where: All BAPE locations except the Harajuku store.
Junya Watanabe x Canada Goose FW18 Jackets
Continuing its series of outerwear collaborations, Junya Watanabe recently teamed up with cold weather gear specialist Canada Goose on a set of functional Fall/Winter 2018 jackets. In typical Junya fashion, the collab sees the Japanese label rework the outerwear label’s proprietary silhouettes with relaxed cuts and subtle accenting. The collection is centered around functional detailing, as reflective and high-visibility stripes decorate the hems and waist regions. Notable pieces include the loose fit take on Canada Goose’s signature Hooded Coat, the thick Down Double Layer Jacket and the police enforcement-inspired Down Reflective Parka.
Supreme Autumn 2018 Collection Drop 9
While there are some pretty interesting pieces dropping from Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2018 mainline, the New York imprint takes us by surprise by releasing another series of The North Face parkas, but this time all made in lambskin leather. The Playboy x Supreme tee, Menace hoodie, and reversible NY puffy jacket all make for solid releases, but the list of TNF items are sure to steal the spotlight this coming Thursday.
When: October 18
Where: Supreme Online and Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France, and Japan
Kinfolk Ten-Year Anniversary Collaborations
Kinfolk is celebrating its ten-year anniversary by releasing a lineup of collaborations with longtime design friends including WACKO MARIA, Carhartt WIP, Powers, Album, Bedwin & the Heartbreakers, Converse and HNDSM. The WACKO MARIA piece is an embroidered rayon shirt; the Carhartt collab is an orange tie-dye workwear set; Powers delivers a hoodie and long-sleeve T-shirt; Album offers a patchwork military jacket; Bedwin treats us to a tiger-print coat; Converse serves up an exclusive colorway of its Lucky Star model; and HNDSM fills out the accessories range with a luxury, minimalist 14k gold bracelet.
When: October 19
Where: Kinfolk’s website and Williamsburg, NYC location.
SSZ x Cav Empt FW18 Collection
Japanese imprints SSZ and Cav Empt have linked up for a four-piece collaboration of reversible garments. The range includes a fleece-lined work shirt, sweater, crewneck pullover and drawstring pants — all of which are constructed of premium materials, designed with the option to be worn inside-out, and made with special detailing and washes. The pants also display Cav Empt’s graphics-centric style while all pieces include the red C.E. logo piece.
When: October 20
Where: BEAMS web store and Harajuku locationWhen:
nonnative x IPPUDO Uniforms
Much-loved ramen house IPPUDO is in the midst of opening its newest location in Santa Monica, California, and the restaurant chain has enlisted Japanese label nonnative to design the new shop’s in-house uniforms. Staying true to nonnative’s military and workwear codes, the collaboration offers stylish just functional gear ideal for serving up dishes or for casual wear. The olive, five-piece offering includes a collarless jacket, half-zip pullover shirt, T-shirt, cargo pants and printed bandana. The pieces are made of a lightweight micro-ripstop fabric and feature extra pockets.
Where: COVERCHORD and later at IPPUDO Santa Monica
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