This week’s drops roundup finally put the foot on the gas pedal for 2018, presenting a solid lineup of releases from some of the biggest names in the industry. Palace, Stüssy, PLEASURES and Billionaire Boys Club brought the heat for Spring 2018, treating us to a bevy of eye-catching prints and vibrantly-colored pieces that peddle both statement and staple categories.
Online retailers also stepped up to the plate with collaborations and in-house lines that revamped flagship garments and modernized classics. Joint offerings from SSENSE x Fear of God, HAVEN x NEIGHBORHOOD and Matchesfashion x J.W. Anderson presented familiar fashion genres (FoG’s luxe basketball style and NEIGHBORHOOD’s “SAVAGE” military aesthetic) and designer motifs (J.W. Anderson’s heart prints) in refreshed and exclusive editions.
Elsewhere, Sasquatchfabrix. x Brain Dead x SUICOKE mixed East & West, heritage & contemporary with a pattern-filled selection of reinterpreted designs, while have a good time x Reebok CLASSICS went down the tried-and-true retro route for some vintage appreciation.
Fear of God Exclusive Collection for SSENSE
Jerry Lorenzo‘s Fear of God linked up with online retailer SSENSE for a limited edition collection of summery goods featuring the LA-label’s luxe, laid-back style. The capsule range includes a corduroy dolman sleeve stadium jacket; a boxy team jersey-like shirt; basketball-style shorts in floral print and black & white options; and a pair of side-stripe, ankle-zip pants.
When: Available now
PLEASURES Spring 2018 “Freaks in LOVE” Collection
LA-based PLEASURES has returned with another solid range of striking streetwear garms for Spring 2018 titled “Freaks in LOVE.” Exploring themes of destruction, heartache and self-exploration, this seasonal offering includes graphic T-shirts, cut and sew pieces, custom knits, denim trucker jackets and a slew of bold print garments such as the plaid Rudeboy jacket and text-heavy Evolve button-down shirt.
When: Available now
Where: PLEASURES web store and select retailers
HAVEN x NEIGHBORHOOD “HVNH MIL-SAVAGE” Collection
HAVEN and NEIGHBORHOOD have linked arms for a military-inspired “HVNH MIL-SAVAGE” collection that champions Shinsuke Takizawa‘s “SAVAGE” aesthetics. The capsule centers on a rugged, modified M-65 jacket and MIL-BDU/C-PT cargo pant set that features mixed-panel construction, herringbone and sateen textiles, stencil graphics and a washed, two-tone color palette. Simple black and white Mil-Spec-inspired graphic tees round out the range.
When: Available now
Matchesfashion x J.W. Anderson Spring/Summer 2018 Collection” Collection
J.W. Anderson has teamed up with Matchesfashion.com for a special edition of the British designer’s popular Pitti Uomo Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Fusing “masculinity, functionality and classic beauty,” this capsule collection offers menswear staples such as denim jeans, Breton strip shirts and graphic-print shirts, as well as a signature heart print hoodie and a leather and canvas weekend bag.
When: February 8
Sasquatchfabrix. x Brain Dead x SUICOKE Collection
Kyle Ng‘s Brain Dead and Cult Japanese label Sasquatchfabrix. united for a capsule collection that fuses both imprint’s graphic-centric styles, penchant for reinterpreted classics and mix of Eastern and Western influences. The collection’s flagship garments include an all-over black and white print Acid jacket and pants set, a match-print bowling shirt with coordinating shorts and a visor-meets-bucket hat, and Japanese-inspired Espadrille sandals made in collaboration with SUICOKE. Completing the range is a slew of signature graphic print hoodies and tees featuring Asian culture motifs.
When: February 8
Where: Dover Street Market London, Japan and New York.
(A second, larger release will launch the following week at select retailers such as HBX.)
Stüssy Spring 2018 Collection
Streetwear OG Stüssy debuted a solid Spring 2018 range that blended various era’s styles into one well-balanced collection. Offering both low-key and eye-catching options, this season’s range encompassed workwear staples, vibrant bowling shirts and casual reinterpretations of classic menswear silhouettes. Highlight pieces include the heavyweight coveralls, garage jackets, Japanese anime-inspired patterned shirts, a satin trench coat and a bevy of velvet, sateen and all-over print pieces.
When: February 9, 10:00 a.m. PST
Where: Stüssy web store
Palace Spring 2018 Collection
London-based skate imprint Palace revealed its Spring 2018 collection with a lookbook shot by celebrated photographer Juergen Teller. This season sees a vast range of vibrant sportswear and traditional cut and sew pieces, encompassing everything from outerwear and classic tees to silver shopping bags and a dog collar and leash. Playful motifs are seen throughout the eclectic offering, with highlight pieces such as a pigment mac coat made of Italian fabric milled at the famous Majochi Mill, the Art Air collab pieces and the Maru jacket made of premium Japanese canvas. Check out the full product range here.
When: February 9 (London 11:00 a.m. GMT; New York 11:00 a.m. EST)
Where: Palace’s online store and physical stores.
have a good time x Reebok CLASSIC Track Gear & Footwear Capsule
Japanese imprint have a good time joins forces with Reebok CLASSIC on a retro range of reworked track gear and classic Reebok sneakers. The capsule includes an old school red, black and white Reebok Vector track jacket; a co-branded graphic long-sleeve T-shirt; a pair of simple black sweat pants; and Club C and Classic Leather sneakers in tonal black and white options.
When: February 9
Where: Reebok JP’s web site, BEAMS
Billionaire Boys Club Spring 2018 “ARMY OF LOVERS” Collection
For its Spring 2018 drop, Billionaire Boys Club debuted an “ARMY OF LOVERS” collection that remixed military influences with modern floral prints. This seasonal range presents eye-catching patchwork patterns, remixed camouflage prints and war-inspired graphics on a diversity of outerwear, tops and bottoms. Pieces of note include the reversible jackets, paneled jersey, all-over print crewneck sweaters, floral-embroidered knitwear and graphic tees featuring distorted brain scan prints.
When: February 10
Where: Billionaire Boys Club’s U.S. website and flagship stores in NYC, EU and Japan
MR PORTER’s Mr. P Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Online retail heavyweight MR PORTER launched its second Mr. P collection, which draws from the clean minimalism of 1960s Los Angeles and incorporates premium materials and construction from around the world. The classic menswear range channel the relaxed yet put-together style of iconic American artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, coming in the form of essential silhouettes in a timeless, neutral color palette. Among the wardrobe staples are highlight pieces such as the M65 khaki field jacket, herringbone wide-leg chinos and five-gauge cotton two-tone knit.
When: February 13
Where: MR PORTER