9 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Supreme x Nike Air Streak Spectrum Plus sneakers, Off-White™ x Nike football collection and more.
Supreme’s week 17 main event is the return of the Supreme x Nike Air Streak Spectrum Plus sneaker from 2003, as well as some new Spring/Summer 2018 mainline collection pieces, and a box logo StatGear pocket samurai knife. But perhaps the biggest event of all is the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, June 14, which not only welcomes the world’s biggest football tournament, but also a variety of themed sportswear collections. On this front, we have the Off-White™ x Nike Football “Mon Amour” drop, Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas World Cup 2018 kits and Nike’s Russian “Football Korobka” collection.
Elsewhere, Kid Cudi and Kanye West’s Kids See Ghosts LA listening party merchandise is ready for pre-order now, Primitive Skateboarding drops a vast Rick and Morty collection, and Polo by Ralph Lauren launches its nautical CP-93 range.
Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 Drop 17
The focus of Supreme‘s Spring/Summer 2018 Week 17 drop is the Supreme x Nike Air Streak Spectrum Plus sneaker, which is a revival of the 2003 original. The flamed-out model will return in two colorways of “White/Habanero-Red” and “Black/Volt,” featuring a mesh and leather upper, puff logo appliqués, suede heel panels, embosses reflective logos, a pylon midsole and TPU midfoot shank. From Supreme’s SS18 mainline, we have some notable patterned pieces, such as the Vibrations corduroy trucker jacket and pants, the lily print rayon shirt and nylon shorts, as well as the multicolor tie-dye denim crusher bucket hat. As it often is the case, the biggest highlight of the week may happen to fall in the accessories category — the box logo Supreme/StatGear pocket samurai knife.
When: June 14, 11:00 am GMT (for London), 11:00 am EST (for NYC); June 16 for Japan
Where: Supreme NYC, LA, Japan, European locations and online at Supreme’s web store
Palace Summer 2018 Collection Drop 7
Palace‘s Summer 2018 collection is now at its seventh weekly drop. This time, the core streetwear lineup features a slew of graphic print pieces and “Basically a” essentials gear. In standard Palace fashion, this drop features simple and minimal designs, with highlights such as the Bones graphic print hoodie and joggers set, and Bones tri-ferg tee. Other notables include the retro yarn knit “Palace Jeans” sweaters, the “Autobahn” and “Mangal” graphic T-shirts, as well as the suede “P” logo 6-panel caps. Those looking to stock up on everyday staples can consider the “Basically a” polos, shorts and crew neck pullovers, all of which are offered in Palace’s classic medley of hues.
When: June 15 (Japan 11:00 a.m. JST; London 11:00 a.m. GMT; New York 11:00 a.m. EST)
Where: Palace’s web store, Japan online store, London flagship and New York store
Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas World Cup 2018 Kits
Gosha Rubchinskiy and adidas team up once again for a significant capsule that commemorates the upcoming 2018 World Cup. Paying homage to this year’s host country, the concise range is comprised of jerseys that reference the 11 cities in Russia hosting the big event. Featured pieces display abstract graphics of soccer balls framed by the designer’s signature Cyrillic branding and blue accents. Steeped in hues of red, grey and white, each jersey is marked with “4-5-1” as a reference to game formation. A reinterpreted Predator 18+ Firm Ground boot draws colors from the Russian flag while an exclusive game-ready adidas soccer ball is done up in stark black and white.
When: June 14
Where: adidas’s web store
Off-White™ x Nike “Football, Mon Amour”
The highly-anticipated collaboration between Off-White™ and Nike finally draws near. Timed perfectly with the commencement of this year’s FIFA World Cup, the “Football, Mon Amour” collection honors the Beautiful Game in the form of a Soccer Jersey, Long Jacket, Cropped Shirt, Soccer Shorts, Tracksuit, Soccer Socks and Soccer Ball. The collection continues Virgil Abloh’s use of bold graphics, as seen in the placement of numbers and varying dot prints, but also includes the designer’s signature quotation text element — with “LOGO” printed in various sizes at the chest, back and thigh.
When: June 14
Where: Nike online
National Geographic x The North Face “Bottle Source” T-Shirts
Crafted from over 160,000 pounds of recycled plastic bottles, The North Face and National Geographic collaborate on a limited edition T-shirt capsule, dubbed “Bottle Source.” Bottles were collected from the waste streams of some of America’s most scenic national parks such as Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Grand Teton. Monochromatic photographs of Earth appear juxtaposed next to prints that read “THIS T-SHIRT WAS TRASH” while bold co-branding grace the T-shirts.
Where: National Geographic‘s web store
Nike “Football Korobka” Russian Soccer Collection
To celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nike tapped a group of creatives for a Russia-themed soccer collection. Dubbed “Football Korobka,” the special range celebrates the raw expression of the sport by looking at the Korobka streetball courts found throughout the nation. Dmitriy Oskes of FACES&LACES serves as lead designer and curator, bringing Vsevolod Cherepanov of SEVER, international DJ CYBER69, Moscow concept store BELIEF and creative community ZULUWARRIOR for the interpretation of soccer. Combining an array of design sensibilities Nike’s Dri-FIT Technology, advanced mesh material and “Football Korobka” text elements serve to unify the soccer collection.
Kid Cudi & Kanye West’s LA Kids See Ghosts Listening Party Merch
Following the official release of Kids See Ghosts, Kid Cudi and Kanye West released a commemorative merchandise range for the album. Comprised of a coach jacket, hoodie, and long-sleeve T-shirt, the merch set is a collaborative effort between Virgil Abloh of Off-White™ and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. With layout arrangement by Virgil, Murakami’s Japanese folklore and traditional ukiyo-e woodblock print album cover emblazoned on the back of the pieces. Additional designs come in the form of event notation on the front and the album’s title haphazardly written on the right sleeve.
Polo by Ralph Lauren CP-93 Collection
As an ode to the ‘America’s Cup,’ Polo Ralph Lauren has revealed its limited edition CP-93 Collection encompassing a slew of vibrant multi-colored prints and gold embroidery.
Following up from the last SNOW BEACH reissue, the archival Polo by Ralph Lauren CP-93 Collection is the next assemblage to see the light of day. The collection is reminiscent of the label’s 1992 sponsorship of the ‘America’s Cup’ in San Diego, California and reframes the nautical motifs seen in ‘93. Bold all-over print graphics are emblazoned in the style of sailing and Riviera-inspired iconography. One standout piece includes the Polo Ralph Lauren CP-93 5 Panel Cap featuring a gold emblem at the front, reading the year of 1967 in roman numerals. Marked with the “CP RL-93” logo, various other pieces include the nylon windbreakers, pullovers, shorts, caps and the iconic Polo shirt to name a few.
Where: Ralph Lauren’s web store and select Ralph Lauren locations worldwide
Rick and Morty x Primitive Skateboarding Collection
Primitive Skateboarding recently teamed up with the creators of Rick and Morty on a new playful range of skate essentials that build on its series of collaborative releases. Drawing from memorable moments of the hit show, the capsule is a colorful collection of skate gear, streetwear garments and lifestyle goods. Leading the capsule is a set of four signature decks and a series of coach jackets, hoodies, T-shirts and caps emblazoned with original graphics. While lifestyle goods like the Pickle Rick Molded Mug and Portal Glow in the Dark Wall Clock round up the special collaborative range.
Where: Primitive Skateboarding’s web store