This week sees a steady release of household names including Acronym®, adidas Originals, and A-COLD-WALL*. Within the names we see a common theme for light and comfortable outerwear that carries us into the Spring/Summer season, but at the same time, knits and hoodies remain a popular go-to.
Worth mentioning are the number of highly-anticipated (along with unexpected) collaborations between: ASSC x BAPE, Slam Jam and Nike, adidas Originals by Alexander Wang, nonnative x B JIRUSHI YOSHIDA, and of course, Supreme’s second-round collab with French label, Lacoste. Los Angeles-based emerging label Cherry is also set to make its inaugural collection debut on Fairfax, showcasing the brands whimsical approach to traditional sporting/military-inspired pieces. Check out below to see each of the 8 drops releasing this week.
In other news, You can now raffle for the extremely limited first issue Air Jordan 1 “Homage to Home” sneakers.
ACRONYM®’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Coming back for Spring/Summer 2018, lauded techwear label ACRONYM® dropped yet another range of futuristic garms this week. Unveiled by designer Errolson Hugh via Instagram, the latest seasonal release is comprised of the super functional J1A-GTPL GORE-TEX Paclite Jacket, jacket sling assisted S21-DS Jersey Hoodie and all weather ready P10-S Gabardine Articulated Pants. With supplies going fast, those looking to match their Nike Air VaporMax Moc 2s should act fast.
Where: ACRONYM®’s Webstore
adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Season 3 Drop 1
Continuing their relationship, Alexander Wang and adidas Originals recently came together once again on a range of fashion focused activewear. Titled Season 3 Drop 1, the latest release is centered around the theme of manufacturing errors and unique flaws that are created during the process. Comprised of track jackets, crewnecks, tees, shorts, a poncho and and bandanas, the 13-piece collection features pixelated graphics, uneven printing and perma-wrinkled fabrics. A color scheme of black, white and burgundy, along with an upside-down adidas Trefoil tie together the distinct items found in the new collaborative range. Lastly, the new BOOST accented AW Bball Soccer shoe, which remixes an iconic adidas Football shoe upper, serves as the main footwear silhouette of the latest team up.
When: April 21
Where: Alexander Wang flagship locations, and adidas Originals/alexanderwang webstore
Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 Drop 9
Supreme‘s collab with Lacoste has a hard act to follow with last week’s Supreme x RIMOWA collaboration. While Sup x Lacoste has been done before, the link-up returns with more colorful shades just in time for the warmer season. There are pastel pinks, bright oranges, sky blues on shorts, tees, jackets and bottoms. Additionally, the Lacoste logo is proudly displayed on all the items. As for the other non collab products, you can expect the shotgun cartridge flask to sell out quickly. If you’re not into the Lacoste pieces, however, there’s also the knitted logo short-sleeve, jacquard silk button-down and butterfly-patterned sweater. Suede caps are also dropping in a variety of tones.
When: Supreme: April 19 — 11:00 am GMT (for London), 11:00 am EST (for NYC), and Japan will see an April 21 release
Lacoste: April 20 – U.S. and Europe, and April 21 for Asia
Where: Lacoste online + Supreme NYC, LA, JP, European locations and online at Supreme’s web store
Anti Social Social Club x A Bathing Ape 2018 Collection
Adding to its lengthy line up of high profile collaborations, Anti Social Social Club is set to release a LA exclusive BAPE collaboration later this week. The teased range will serve as an expression of the two lauded streetwear labels mashing together two distinct motifs for one exclusive hyped drop. Comprised of hoodies, T-shirts and caps, the upcoming collab is centered around a distinct purple, blue, yellow and white iteration of BAPE’s signature camo with Anti Social Social Club’s signature wavy font logo serving as the standout design element that ties the collection together.
When: April 21
Where: Exclusively at BAPE STORE® LA
A-COLD-WALL* Select Spring/Summer 2018 Items
Having just rolled out an impressive womenswear launch, A-COLD-WALL* continues to make headway with a selective range of pieces from its Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The sizeable drop includes lightweight outerwear, hoodies and sweatpants. Key items include the hand-painted “SLICED CONCRETE UTILITY PUFFER COAT,” the premium jersey “CURVED STEEL TEETH OVERDYED HARDWARE HOODY,” and the oversized “DUAL OVERLOCKED SLATE COMPRESSION HARDWARE LONGSLEEVE.” Steel-toe rubber boots and accessories like socks, belts and nylon “storm resistant” hats round out the offerings.
When: Available now
Where:Pre-order available now at webstore
Cherry Los Angeles Debut Collection
With its debut collection, emerging label Cherry Los Angeles is set to hold a special pop-up installation on LA’s historic Fairfax Avenue. Titled “MICRO-DOSE,” the launch event utilizes ‘90s nostalgia to highlight eclectic tones found in the inaugural range. The evocative retro imagery serves as a notable backdrop for the distinct mixture of heritage workwear with a slight sportswear twist that dominates the collection. Despite being a new yet fledgling label, Cherry Los Angeles proves its design prowess with reworked Dickies jackets, carpenter pants, wide-legged trousers, joggers, T-shirts, hoodies and caps, in addition to a choice selection of accessories, namely, tote bags, stickers, chapstick and more.
When: April 17
Where: Cherry Los Angeles Pop-Up located on 340 N Fairfax Avenue
nonnative x B JIRUSHI YOSHIDA “SPECIAL AIRLIFT” Capsule
For nonnative, producing long-lasting, functional everyday wares is not new, but neither is the label’s fixation on creating subtle tones with an edge that challenges the norm. This time around, B JIRUSHI YOSHIDA, the travel-inspired retail concept from BEAMS and YOSHIDA KABAN, joins in on a concise capsule of travel essentials done up in finely-subdued shades of olive. Featured items include a GORE Windstopper jacket, some soft cotton T-shirts and sweatshirts; relaxed lightweight trousers finish off the assemblage. A bit of cool Americana, a bit of utilitarian military. The result is practical and slots easily into any wardrobe
Where: B JIRUSHI YOSHIDA store in Tokyo’s Narita Airport, the BEAMS Planets store in Kansai airport, and via the COVERCHORD Web store.
Slam Jam x Nike “Brothers of the World” Jersey
As part of Nike‘s ”Brothers of the World” campaign, Slam Jam is set to release a collaborative jersey celebrating Nike’s 40 years of jersey culture dominance. Dropping in time for Milan Design Week, the jersey is meant to act as a symbol, and a translation from Slam Jam on the beautiful game that is football. The customary “Swoosh” logo can be found at the right side, while a team crest can be found on the opposite side. At the back we see a large “Slam Jam” name designation along with the bold number 14.
When: April 19
Where: Slam Jam Milano and online
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