This week’s list of product drops sees a plethora of graphic T-shirt releases. Starting off, we see the SSENSE-exclusive launch of art prints and a “Work Surface” T-shirt, all to commemorate Virgil Abloh‘s “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR” pop-up that took place at the retailer’s Montreal flagship. Elsewhere, Verdy and John Ross come together for a small NUBIAN-exclusive capsule of tees, sweats, and accessories — mixing both SEVENTH HEAVEN and Wasted Youth‘s signature aesthetics.
Virgil Abloh x SSENSE “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR” Collection
Following their co-exhibition entitled “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR,” Virgil Abloh and SSENSE recently dropped items from the unique experience that replicated the Chicago creative’s personal studio at the retailer’s Montreal space. For those who weren’t able to attend the spotlight on Virgil’s inspirations, select exclusive pieces are now available for purchase. Leading the garment side of things are the DIY style Punk Patch sweatshirts and commemorative “Work Surface” T-shirts. While a documentary Wolf Gang Tillmans book and limited edition prints that shed light on the Louis Vuitton artistic director’s work process round up the special set of offerings.
PLEASURES “Heaven In Isolation” Capsule
Continuing its steady stream of releases, PLEASURES recently released a new graphic-focussed capsule collection exclusively at HBX. Titled “Heaven In Isolation,” the special range is centered around the theme of self-reflection in relation to space exploration. Comprised of jackets, hoodies, long- and short-sleeved T-shirts and side bags, evocative lo-fi edgy images of astronauts, distorted faces, barcodes, and planets express the heavy concepts explored by Alex James. Some notable pieces include the Space Freedom Coach Jacket, “Heaven In Isolation” T-shirt and Gum Ball Side Bag.
No Vacancy Inn “Denim Tears/BF” Drop
For its latest release, No Vacancy Inn looked to rework Patagonia‘s summer-ready shorts with a repeating graphic motif. The functional shorts are available in purple and black accented by a duplicated “Denim Tears/BF” accompanied by a quote from the divisive artist, Yoko Ono. Additionally, the notable designed is carried over on an offering of garment dyed long- and short-sleeve T-shirts.
Where: No Vancancy Inn Web Store
SEVENTH HEAVEN x Wasted Youth Pop-Up @ NUBIAN
Following up an earlier pop-up which saw the union of John Ross‘ fledgling label SEVENTH HEAVEN and Verdy‘s Wasted Youth imprint, Tokyo retailer NUBIAN release an assortment of pieces from the special teamup. The connection of streetwear expressions from opposite ends of the world culminated in a special co-branded Wasted Youth Flower Can T-shirt designed by Verdy. A choice offering of monochromatic items from SEVENTH HEAVEN builds on the Ross’ emerging design aesthetic.
Where: NUBIAN Web Store
ROKIT “LET ME RIDE (CORE 2.0)” Capsule
Back again with another warm weather release, ROKIT cemented the arrival of summer with its latest “LET ME RIDE (CORE 2.0)” capsule collection. Placing a focus on California summers, the special range features an array of simple graphics and over-dyed looks. Comprised of hoodies, long- and short- sleeve T-shirts and shorts, the capsule is tied together with a distinct color palette inspired by the warm tones of sunsets and an array of text-driven graphics.
Where: ROKIT Web Store
Chad Muska x Brooklyn Projects T-Shirt Collection
In a coming together of skate icons, Chad Muska recently linked up with skatewear imprint Brooklyn Projects on an extremely limited-release capsule collection. Comprised of four long-sleeve T-shirts, the white, black, gold and slate color options feature a reworked iteration of the skate legend’s signature designs. Previously an Agenda Fest exclusive, the new take on the boombox graphic (synonymous with late ’90s skate) is sure to draw attention for skate OGs.
Where: Brooklyn Projects Web Store
Travis Scott “Astroworld” Merch Collection
Yesterday, rapper Travis Scott revealed the artwork for his upcoming album Astroworld and today will see the first release of the coinciding 28-piece merch collection, spread across nine days. The first drop is now live, with a T-Shirt, pullover hoodie, and embroidered cap releasing along with the Astroworld album in both vinyl and CD varieties. The merch features prominent graphics and lettering: both Astroworld and “WISH YOU WERE HERE” is seen across the front and back of all three items. Presale ticket access for a future Travis Scott headlining tour is also granted for anyone purchasing these items. Note however that each merch drop is sold only for 24 hours, so be sure to purchase what you want that day.
When: Now until August 9
Where: Travis Scott Web Shop