This week’s list of weekly product drops sees a resurgence in smaller independent labels. While many releases come in the form of T-shirts, hoodies, and long-sleeves — as seen in Answer in Past Life‘s Tokyo introduction collection, Babylon LA‘s FW18 collection, and The Trilogy Tapes‘ post-hiatus collection — the likes of WACKO MARIA, and Gucci x Dover Street Market differentiate themselves with an abundance of heavier (and more expensive) outerwear pieces.
Next up, Kanye West and Kid Cudi enlist Cynthia Lu of Cactus Plant Flea Market for a number of graphics to incorporate into their Kids See Ghosts merch. Down for a good cause, Cherry LA has released a special tee where all proceeds will be given to the families that were impacted by the Malibu fires; this shirt will remain on sale until Friday.
Key items this week include the restock of the Nike Nigeria Nation Football Team jersey, the WOLF’ S HEAD x WACKO MARIA leather jacket, the Kids See Ghosts FREEEE hoodie, and the Gucci x DSM Mahogany Long Coat. Finally, from Supreme, it would have to be the Chainstitch hoodie, Dream tee, Polartec tote, and of course, the Tamiya Hornet RC car.
Supreme FW18 Collection Drop 13
Supreme looks to level up on the accessories side come this Thursday when the streetwear imprint finally releases the hotly-anticipated Tamiya Hornet RC car. In addition to this fun drop, fans can also expect some of the reliable usuals — branded jackets, sweats, hats, headbands, bags and more. Some standouts are the patchwork corduroy jackets, Polartec sweatshirts and floral-themed tee. Those looking to add to their skate deck collection can expect the Cat in the Hat boards to rollout as well.
When: November 15
Where: Supreme Online and Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France, and Japan
The Trilogy Tapes Fall/Winter 2018 Releases
After a brief hiatus, The Trilogy Tapes recently returned with a new range of graphic-emblazoned garment offerings. This time around, the London-based record label touched on some of its previous offerings and put together some new streetwear items. Designs found on the long sleeve T-shirts are dressed with graphics that draw from a range of enigmatic references, while the rest of the hoodies, polos and T-shirts sport an array of takes on The Trilogy Tapes’ signature TTT design.
Answer in Past Life Tokyo Capsule
Emerging streetwear label Answer in Past Life (AIPL) is officially launching this week in Tokyo, Japan. The label is helmed by NYC-based logo designer Ari Saal Forman and features a handful of graphic pieces, including hoodies, coach jackets, T-shirts, caps, wristbands and lighters. The first AIPL drop will release via a pop-up store in Idea by Sosu in Omotesando Hills, running from November 17 to 25.
When: November 17-25
Where: Idea by Sosu, Tokyo, Japan
Gucci x Dover Street Market 2018 Capsule
Continuing its series of exclusive releases, Dover Street Market recently dropped a special new range from Gucci. The release features everything from checked outerwear pieces to Christmas-ready accessories, including a reindeer-print beanie. Throughout the collection, expert use of striking embroidery is utilized to express special Gucci and DSM branding as well as images of animals and floral patterns. Other notable items include pieces from Gucci’s ongoing work with Elton John as well as vintage-style shirting, formal jackets and jacquard tracksuits.
Where: Dover Street Market
‘Kids See Ghosts’ Camp Flog Gnaw 2018 Merch
Immediately after their Camp Flog Gnaw 2018 set, Kanye West and Kid Cudi dropped Kids See Ghosts merch made specifically to commemorate the festival. Designed by Cynthia Lu of Cactus Plant Flea Market, the special release is centered around the spiritual themes of the powerhouse collaborative album and Earthy washed tones. Loud text flourishes and bold graphical motifs are utilized throughout the range that’s comprised of a hooded jacket, hoodies, crewneck sweaters and T-shirts.
Babylon LA Fall/Winter 2018 Collection
Coming back for Fall/Winter 2018, Babylon LA recently released its latest seasonal collection with a lookbook shot in South Africa. Utilizing the distinct landscape of the country, the photo set blends the uniqueness of the area with the authenticity of the Southern California label’s skating roots. The FW18 range is comprised of tie-dye T-shirts dressed with bold graphics, a mineral washed long-sleeve tee, an all-over print hoodie constructed with 21 oz. cotton and embroidered caps.
Where: Babylon LA
WACKO MARIA Wolf’s Head Capsule
Wolf’s Head and WACKO MARIA teamed up once again for yet another range of graphic-heavy gear. This time around, the duo put together a range centered around a colorful graphic of a pitchfork-wielding skull and atom bombs. Outerwear dominates the collaborative range, as offerings span from fleece collar coaches jackets to hefty leathers, offered in a small variety of muted hues. Notable pieces include the Sukajan style bomber jackets that offer a traditional twist on the seasonal staple and statement T-shirts cut oversized for a on-trend styling look.
Where: WACKO MARIA
Cherry Los Angeles California Wildfire Support T-Shirt
Looking to do their part in combating the current California wildfires, Cherry Los Angeles released a charity-minded T-shirt to supports those affected by the natural disaster. Paying homage to the state, the “CALIFORNIA WE LOVE YOU” release comes emblazoned with the Coreopsis flower, found in Malibu’s Point Dume National Preserve. Additional decoration comes in the form of “AMERICA’S BRAVEST” verbiage on the front and a Fire Department badge on the rear, a tribute to the brave firefighters who stepped in to combat the blaze.
Where: Cherry Los Angeles
Nike Nigeria 2018 World Cup Jersey Restock
Following a record-breaking sellout release during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nike recently restocked its highly sought-after Nigeria jerseys. Alongside home and away iterations, the matching shorts, joggers and T-shirts also accompany the contrast-centric kits. Fans should act fast as this likely to be the last time to get the jersey at retail price.
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