10 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Supreme drops a breathalyzer and brings back “Alphabet” pieces.
This week’s drops sees another rotation of highly sought after pieces. Amongst the usual suspects like Supreme and Palace, names like Arc’teryx Veilance, A Bathing Ape, Moncler Genius, and Très Bien also make it on to the list. In terms of collaborations, Off-White™‘s highly anticipated see-through Rimowa Essential carry-on suitcase leads the pack, followed by a special collab between Italian retailer, Slam Jam Socialism and Cav Empt. Ending the list is a joint collection by Only NY and New York Magazine, to commemorate the publication’s 50th anniversary.
Elsewhere, Palace drops a Wimbledon Tennis collection with adidas. The Wimbledon collection is everything you would expect from a tennis-themed collection, as the majority the offerings are offered only in white. Supreme surprises with the sudden release of a graphic-heavy T-shirt collection — 7 tees in total. Other items that are sure to sell out include the “Alphabet” print shirt, Skull Pile tote, and the BACtrack Go breathalyzer.
It should also be noted that a portion of Supreme’s sales will go towards families and children affected by the immigration policies set in place by the Trump Administration. The proceeds will go directly to Act Blue where they will be distribute to orgnizations like Kids in Need of Defense and the ACLU.
Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 Drop 19
Supreme SS18 collection drop 19 sees an unexpected return of the infamous “Alphabet” range, which was previously assumed to be cancelled due to a rumored cease and desist. However, it looks like the “Alphabet” water shorts and beach towels will be up for grabs this week. Another notable drop is the Supreme x BACtrack Go breathalyzer keychain with a folding mouthpiece, which might prove to be useful. The rest of the drop seems to be rather quiet, with a few honorable mentions such as the Supreme mesh baseball top and the Skull Pile denim tote bag.
When: June 28, 11:00 am GMT (for London), 11:00 am EST (for NYC); June 30 for Japan
Where: Supreme NYC, LA, Japan, European locations and online at Supreme’s web store
Palace x adidas Wimbledon Tennis 2018 Collection
London’s Palace is set to release its collaborative adidas tennis collection, which will be worn by all adidas tennis players during Wimbledon. The all-white range (in-line with Wimbledon’s dress code) features court-ready apparel such as quarter-zip polo shirts, shorts and sweatbands, as well as tracksuits, caps, bucket hats, a co-branded umbrella and limited edition tennis balls. The above lookbook is shot by Alasdair McLellan and features Palace skateboarders Blondey McCoy and Lucien Clarke.
When: July 3 (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
KAWS x Sesame Street x Uniqlo UT Collection
KAWS builds on his long list of collaborations for 2018 with another Uniqlo UT Collection. Partnering up with Sesame Street and its repertoire of famous characters, the collection is made up of a number of T-shirts, all featuring a touch of KAWS’ signature artwork. The characters Bert, Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster all appear next to the KAWS BFF Companion, and regular KAWS Companion for a group graphic, whereas Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster receive their own mini-patch pocket tee. Count von Count and Oscar the Grouch are also featured in KAWS’ signature illustration style, replacing their normal eyes with large “X”s. Each tee will sell for $14.90 USD for adult sizing and $9.90 USD for kids sizing.
When: June 28, 9:00 p.m. EST (online) and June 29 (in-store locations)
Where: Uniqlo’s web store
Popeye x BAPE 2018 Collection
A Bathing Ape teams up with Elzie Crisler Segar’s iconic cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man for a special capsule collection. With options for adult and kids, the collection sees Popeye along with his girlfriend Olive Oyl mixed in with signature BAPE graphics. In terms of re-working A Bathing Ape’s logo, the BAPE head has been filled in with a vintage Popeye comic strip, and other Popeye themes can be found incorporated throughout — seen in the anchor tattoo, use of spinach, yellow pipe, and sailor hat.
The capsule also includes a list of accessories in true BAPE fashion, as we see a key ring, comic-print tote, wall clock and cushion.
When: June 30
Where: BAPE stores
Off-White™ x RIMOWA Suitcase
After heavy anticipation, Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White™ x RIMOWA suitcase is finally upon us. The latest collaborative expression from the new Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, the luggage option is a brazen, yet playful response to privacy culture that’s plagued by surveillance and anonymity. The fully transparent polycarbonate essential carry-on case comes complete with a telescopic handle, durable black side handle, a silent multi-wheel system and branded TSA combination locks. Forgoing the traditional interior lining, the Off-White™ x RIMOWA suitcase features a black “MISCELLANEOUS” Flex-Divider system and customized bags. A matching transparent amenity kit with a set of backpack style straps, along with additional wheels in Off-White™’s signature orange, offer another option of customization.
When: July 2 (US and Asia stockists)
Where: Select retailers list
7 MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA Collection
Moncler taps Fragment Design as the first collaborative release to come out of the Moncler Genius project. Titled “7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara”, the collection draws inspiration from Rock-and-Roll music as well as Hip-Hop culture. Led by Hiroshi Fujiwara himself, a slew of Moncler’s most celebrated silhouettes have been reinterpreted to mirror Tokyo’s urban street culture.
The special collaboration is a curious synthesis of Italian craftsmanship and bold logomania. From the Moncler Genius Poulsen Giubbotto jacket to the Davis Giubbotto, the familiar thunderbolts are placed next to Moncler’s historic logo. Featured items include T-shirts, mac coats, diamond quilted jackets, backpacks as well as a pair of jeans. The words “BACKSTAGE” can be found at the back, referencing the music-inspired theme.
Where: Moncler’s web store and boutiques
New York Magazine x Only NY Summer 2018 Collection
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York Magazine, Only NY put together another installment if its collaboration with the iconic publication. Comprised of graphical T-shirts, reverse weave fleece sweatshirts, hats, tote bags, ceramic mugs, enamel pins and a skateboard, the Summer 2018 “50th Anniversary” range is centered around memorable covers from the magazine’s esteemed history. Milton Glaser’s July 1968 “A Gentile’s Guide to Jewish Food” as well as his psychedelic “Bombing On the Mind” published in April 1970 and more are touched upon in the homage to the magazine’s timeless typography, daring graphics, and vivid illustration.
Where: ONLY NY’s web store and in-store
Arc’teryx Veilance Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Canadian label, Arc’teryx Veilance, unveils its highly functional Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, comprised of mainly lightweight garments with GORE-TEX technology as the center focus. Packed with collared blousons, running shorts and fishtail raincoats, the concise assemblage features a number of standout items that are just as suited for urban living as they are adaptive to weather. Some of the label’s most utilitarian designs are featured as well. “[The collection includes] some of the lightest and most packable pieces we’ve ever made, but also some of the best performing. There’s virtually nothing you can’t comfortably do in them,” expressed Taka Kasuga, Arc’teryx Veilance’s Director of Design.
Where: Arc’teryx Veilance web store
Très Bien Fall/Winter 2018 Souvenir T-Shirt Drop
Kicking off its Fall/Winter 2018 releases, Très Bien recently unveiled a new range of playful Souvenir T-shirts. Emblazoned with a host of tongue-in-cheek graphics, the T-shirt features a trio of collaborative designs from Junior Executive. Sporting a mainly understated look, contrasting graphics emphasize the stand-out imagery over dynamic cuts. Some notable designs include a skiing penguin, Saturn, a “WELCOME TO THE CORPORATE WORLD” graphic, and a drink-sipping parrot, to name a few.
Where: Très Bien’s Souvenir Shop website
Slam Jam Socialism x Cav Empt Capsule Collection
Titled “The Clothes Themselves,” the collaborative capsule features a slew of garments that examine philosophical theories by Riccardo Manzotti, most notably his infamous “Spread Mind.” Topics such as the relationship between clothing and externalism are expressed through Cav Empt’s cerebral graphics, in which dystopian motifs and high-tech futurism converge. The special capsule includes a pullover sweater, long-sleeve shirt, and a short-sleeve T-shirt.
Where: Slam Jam Socialism web store