10 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Supreme’s Spitfire and Vans collabs, Nas’s ‘Nasir’ merch, Cactus Plant Flea Market and more.
Supreme comes in heavy again this week with two collaborative releases in the form of a special collection with Spitfire, and a two-part footwear release with vans. The number of other collaborations remains high as seen in: Kinfolk and FILA, Goodhood x BEAMS T & Flagstuff, GUESS GREEN LABEL x monkey time, No Vacancy Inn x Some Ware for MR PORTER, and the anticipated third delivery of adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.
Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 Drop 18
This week’s Supreme drop leads with two skate-centric collaborations: the Spitfire x Supreme Spring 2018 collection and the Supreme x Vans Spring 2018 collection. The Spitfire offering sees apparel and accessories including coach jackets, cargo shorts, a hoodie, tees a set of 56mm 80du Conical Cruiser wheels and a skate tool — all featuring the Spitfire’s “Classic” wheel graphic. The Vans collab features two footwear models, the Vans Lampin and Sk8-Mid, both of which come in contrasting color schemes and mixed material uppers of 12-wale corduroy and croc-embossed premium suede. Embroidered Supreme branding appears at the heel of the Sk8-Mid and at the tongue tab of the Lampin. From the Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 mainline collection, we have a few notable mentions that seem to take on a countryside red-blooded American themes, such as the eagle leather vest, the croc velour zip polo and shorts, the AK graphic tee and the box logo Supreme x SOG hand axe.
When: June 21, 11:00 am GMT (for London), 11:00 am EST (for NYC); June 23 for Japan
Where: Supreme NYC, LA, Japan, European locations and online at Supreme’s web store
Palace Summer Collection 2018 Drop 8
With the warmer months firmly in our midsts, Palace is going both thinner and shorter with this week’s drop. GORE-TEX jackets and matching pants are first to showcase, in a plethora of colors and minimal branding. A reversible T-shirt allows for fans to refresh their fits with two separate looks, paired well with cotton shorts also with minimal branding. If layering is your thing, check out the Gileto vests, or go basic and essential with the Palace logo tee with striped ribbing around the cuffs. Lastly, the Couture sweater allows for a bit of flexibility in warmth, should the temps drop suddenly.
When: June 22 (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
Kinfolk x FILA Spring/Summer 2018 Capsule
Teaming up for for the Spring/Summer 2018 season, Kinfolk and FILA recently released a special capsule of apparel and footwear. Paying tribute to retro athletic styling, the collection is built around an “Evening Sand” rework of the heritage sportswear label’s Original Fitness silhouette done in hairy suede. The homage is continued in the apparel portion comprised of polo shirts in color blocked “Sand” and white, matched alongside running shorts that are equipped with navy belts that sport a FILA F-Box logo clasps. Moreover, all items are emblazoned with co-branded patches.
When: June 21
Where: Kinfolk web store
Nas’s Nasir Album Merchandise Collection
Shortly after releasing his eleventh studio album, Nasir, Nas dropped an accompanying merch range for the highly-anticipated project. Created in collaboration with Bravado, the collection is comprised of tonal hoodies, long-sleeve crewneck tops and T-shirts in solid shades of orange, brown, green and black. Design elements of the Nasir merch include the Queensbridge native’s name and album on the front and sleeves, while expressive imagery/symbology graces the back side, including the album cover art.
Where: Nasir Jones’s web store
Cactus Plant Flea Market Shorts & Sweater Drop
Kicking off its summer releases, Cactus Plant Flea Market recently dropped a pair of warm weather essentials. The new Double Vision Melting Fight Short and Me 2 We Desert Reflection Crewneck Sweatshirt builds on the label’s signature playful aesthetic while adding to its list of offerings. Tie-dye dominates the boxing style shorts with a “FLEA” emblazoned waistband and a host of prints serves as the graphic element. The relaxed crewneck features a tonal washed-out beige look accented by 3D yellow sun print and black “ME ME ME WE WE WE” text.
Where: Cactus Plant Flea Market web store
Goodhood x BEAMS T x Flagstuff Capsule
London-based retailer, Goodhood and Japanese labels BEAMS T and F-LAGSTUF-F, unveils their inaugural three-part collaboration in time for SS18. Extending F-LAGSTUF-F’s anime-inspired narrative, a collaborative range of T-shirts, hoodies and other pieces are interpreted through the lens of London’s street culture. Standout graphics include the “Bad Ninja” and the “Mysterious” graphics printed in Japanese text down the arms.
Where: Goodhood web store
POWERS SUPPLY Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Continuing its Spring/Summer 2018 drops, POWERS SUPPLY recently released the third installment of its seasonal releases. This time around designer Eric Elms put a spotlight on crewneck sweatshirts, graphic long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, headwear, socks, pins, and stickers. Some standout pieces include a Tucan print T-shirt, ”POWERS” embroidered corduroy hat and a 100% beeswax Kilroy candle.
Where: POWERS SUPPLY web store
adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Season 3 Drop 3
Alexander Wang and The Three Stripes unveils their last drop of the SS18 season. The delivery is inspired by manufacturing errors and defects that often accompany the sampling stage of garment production. Comprised of 16 pieces – including tracksuits, jerseys and singlets – several iconic adidas silhouettes are reimagined, coming together collectively to display a dynamic ensemble of deconstruction. The sneakers are offered in two colorways, alongside a pair of slides. Check out the lookbook above lensed by photographer, Brianna Capozzi, who captures the athletic undertone of The Three Stripes and the youth-driven spirit of Alexander Wang.
When: June 23
Where: Alexander Wang web store and physical stores
GUESS GREEN LABEL x monkey time Spring/Summer 2018 Capsule
Following a sequence of notable collaborations this season, Monkey Time returns with yet another cosign for SS18, this time as exclusives with GUESS’ Japanese GREEN LABEL line. The capsule is a concise assemblage of vibrant summer tees that departs from the look and feel of retro GUESS designs. Packed with striped tees, rugby shirts and polos, each piece is embroidered with the GUESS Jeans U.S.A. motif in varied colors. Furthermore, each garment is made oversized; dropped shoulders and extended hemlines add to the capsule’s tone of laid-back American style.
Where: BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS’s web store
No Vacancy Inn x Some Ware MR PORTER Exclusive Capsule Collection
Frequent collaborators No Vacancy Inn and Some Ware recently teamed up on a capsule collection exclusively for MR PORTER. Centered around the signature bold graphics of both labels, the range is made up of hoodies, T-shirts, shorts and caps. Serving as a prime expression of cult streetwear, the graphical elements found on the pieces channel the pulse of emerging music, art and fashion through evocative typography and unique motif placement.
Where: MR PORTER