This week’s list of product drops sees the introduction of two new labels, followed by the last installment of the ever-popular collaborative line from Shonen Jump and Uniqlo UT. Starting things off, we see the introductory lookbook from Gosha Rubchinskiy’s newest project Rassvet, followed by visivm’s announcement of its Contrary Dept. diffusion line — in time for its first American flagship store.
Rassvet SS18 Collection
After ending his brand “as you’ve known it,” Gosha Rubchinskiy recently unveiled his latest fashion venture, Rassvet. As the evolution of the Russian fashion designer’s PACCBET diffusion line (launched in 2016), Rassvet will function as a stand-alone label accompanied by a multi-brand skate store in Moscow, called OKTYABR. The inaugural set of releases from the new project is comprised of a crewneck sweater, long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, socks and more all emblazoned with an array of Cyrillic phrases and uniquely Russian prints.
Shonen Jump x Uniqlo UT Final Collaboration
Rounding up its collaboration series, Uniqlo UT and Shonen Jump came together once again for a final T-shirt set. Designed around the theme of “Beginning and End,” the last round of graphic offerings reference the early late points in the Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece mangas. Choice designs include the ending from the final volume of the original Dragon Ball series, an early splash page showcasing child Goku on his Nimbus cloud and adult Goku’s “Bye-bye, everyone,” uttered before he teleported himself and Cell far away from Earth. The selection of Naruto T-shirts highlight the first and last pages of the original manga, as well as the matured looks of the eponymous hero and Sasuke in the Shippuden follow up. While the One Piece range pulls from an array of moments, including Luffy declaring his goal to be King of the Pirates, a tearful “Thank you” from Shanks, Gol D. Roger’s warning about his pirate treasure and the splash page from the series’s “New Age” time skip.
When: July 27
Where: In-store at Uniqlo
UNDERCOVER x KiU Raincoats & Umbrellas
No stranger to collaborations, UNDERCOVER tapped rainwear brand KiU for a capsule of head-turning rain ponchos and umbrellas. The range is characterized by UNDERCOVER’s signature Goyard-inspired “F*CK” pattern, raised middle fingers array and a collage style “PUNK FLOYD”/“BRAIN CASTLE print expressed in black, green and navy leanings. The three packable raincoats, accompanied by a quartet of umbrellas with matching sleeves are perfect for the rainy days come fall.
Champion Charm Necklaces
Expanding its offerings, athletic apparel purveyor Champion recently released a set of iced-out Heritage Logo Pendant Necklaces. Available in Pink, Gold and Silver options, the pendants are crafted of 14k gold-plated sterling silver and decorated with an array of cubic zirconia stones. The Champion logo pendants are also accompanied by matching thin square chain necklaces with a lobster clasp closure.
Where: Urban Outfitter Web Store
COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Plastic Tote Bags
Revisiting its PVC tote bag design, COMME des GARÇONS‘s SHIRT imprint put together a new black graphic driven iteration of the popular carry option. Available in paper and plastic variants, the new bags come complete with silver SHIRT branding and display an assortment of bold artwork. Emblazoned graphics include an interpretation of an alien abduction, oversized QR code skyline mashup and a Creeper from Minecraft.
Where: DSM London
visvim Contrary Dept. Collection
To accompany the opening of its first American flagship location, Japanese icon visvim launched its new Contrary Dept. diffusion line. Commemorating the arrival of VISVIM EXPOSITION, the new line builds upon designer Hiroki Nakamura‘s signature heritage leanings. Centered around an expression of military aesthetics, Contrary Dept. draws elements from vintage army surplus with its updated Iris liner, vest, long Mac coat and a set of small camouflage accessories.
Where: visvim Exposition LA