This week’s list of product drops features the likes of C2H4, Moncler Genius, Drake’s Scorpion merch, Off-White™, Cav Empt, Expert Horror, and the two crowd-favorites, Supreme and Palace. Special to this week is the push for projects between retailer and label, as seen in the exclusive collections between SSENSE and Drake, Belief Moscow and C.E., and Expert Horror and MACHINE-A. Those that have been interested in Off-White™, but turned-off by the high price points, can now get to know the label a little bit better thanks to the release of its “For All” series — offering a more affordable range of clothing to consumers.
Key items this week include Palace’s Espirito Sportif tee, the Supreme x AWS Max-700 digital scale, the Belief Moscow x Cav Empt patch kit, the C2H4 x NUMBER (N)INE Guitar Blueprint Punk Cargo pants, and, of course, the Supreme x Mike Kelley Work Shirt.
Palace Autumn 2018 Collection Drop 5
Palace releases a massive drop for this week. With 50+ items going live, Palace goes back to its beginnings with the incorporation of the Tri-Ferg logo design meshed in with a number of soft offerings. Spanning across tees, LS-shirts, hoodies, caps and belts, bright fluorescent colors can be seen along with the traditional use of red, white and blue. Graphics take on a more ’90s aesthetic, while hints of art-deco poke through to complete the throwback designs.
When: September 7
Where: Palace’s web store and London/NY flagships
Off-White™ “For All” Collection
Aiming to bring his Off-White™ label to the masses, Virgil Abloh is now gearing up for another drop of more affordable pieces from the “For All” collection. The forthcoming drop will follow the previous release and feature four T-shirts and four hoodies. Reworking graphics from past Off-White™ offerings, a contrasting black and white color palette dominates the simple-yet-bold capsule.
Where: Off-White™ Flagship Stores
SSENSE Exclusive ‘Scorpion’ Pop-Up Merch
With Drake and Migos’ set to take their joint Aubrey & The Three Migos tour to Canada, Montreal retailer SSENSE recently announced a two-day Scorpion pop-up. Teaming up with Drake, the retail experience will feature eight exclusive pieces including tracksuits, tees, caps and hoodies, inspired by the record-breaking album. Some notable pieces include a sleek anorak pullover, “In My Feelings” Keke T-shirt and Scorpion sweatpants.
Where: SSENSE MONTREAL and SSENSE Web Store
Supreme Fall/Winter 2018 Third Drop
Supreme continues to push out a healthy number of offerings for its third release of Fall/Winter 2018. Heading this drop is the release of the AWS Max-700 digital pocket scale. Outside of the home-goods department sees an assortment of headwear and thicker garb; as seen in the Trademark Hoodie, Leather Trucker Jacket, Taffeta-Lined Champion Coaches Jacket, Obama Beanie, and Gonz Shop Vest. The majority of room in this third drop is left for a very specail collaborative collection with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, as a number of items from T-shirts to skate decks adorn some of Kelley’s most famous artwork.
When: September 6 and September 8
Where: Supreme Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France, and Japan
Belief Moscow x Cav Empt Capsule
Returning with more localized offerings, Russian retailer Belief Moscow recently linked up with Cav Empt on a capsule collection inspired by Soviet Union Architecture. Comprised of a hoodie, long-sleeve T-shirt, sweatpants and a set of patches, the special range focusses on schematic graphics inspired by the works of Russian constructivist architect, urban planner and painter, Ivan Leonidov. Additionally accenting the offerings found in the collaboration is choice 3M reflective detailing and a distinctive over-dye grey tone.
Where: Belief Moscow Web Store
Moncler Genius 2 1952 Collection
Moncler recently unveiled yet another conceptual seasonal release for its “Genius” line. Dubbed the Moncler 2 1952 Collection, the range references the Italian brand’s origins from a small village in the Haute Savoie mountains when its signature outerwear was born out of function. The rainbow-hued billowy coats and vests that dominate the collection express an air of elevated sportswear informed by current trends. Accompanying the bright and bold outerwear are sweaters, pants and scarves designed around famous ski resorts like Sankt Moritz, Aspen, Gstaad, Zermatt and Megève.
Where: Moncler Web Store and Select Genius Stockists
Expert Horror x MACHINE-A Exclusive Collection
Continuing its expression of streetwear, fledgling UK-based label Expert Horror linked up with retailers HBX and MACHINE-A on an exclusive capsule collection. The range is comprised of short- and long-sleeve T-shirts and hoodies, dominated by lo-fi logo designs and retro-future style artwork. Pieces investigate the themes associated with the phrases “Fighter,” “New Rider,” “CORE Rider,” “ExpHor FADE” and “Roundel.”
Where: HBX and MACHINE-A London
C2H4 x NUMBER (N)INE Collection
After a series of teasers, C2H4 has now officially revealed its upcoming rock-inspired collaboration with Japanese brand Number (N)ine. Titled “The Potential of Ego,” the team up is comprised of overcoats, hoodies, T-shirts and accessories which express a defiant energy inspired by the music theme established by former Number (N)ine head Takahiro Miyashita. Notable pieces to look out for include a rework on N(N)’s signature Hybrid Cargo Pants, a guitar case bag and Vibram tooling boots.
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