With another week here, we have a new list of notable product drops to look out for. This week’s drops features eight releases comprised of collaborations, seasonal collections and noteworthy special drops centered around Paris Fashion Week. Leading the set of weekly offerings is Virgil Abloh‘s inaugural jewelry line release and a heavy-hitting collaboration from PaperBoy Paris, BEAMS and NEEDLES.
Other standout partnerships include an expansive collection from KITH x mastermind WORLD x Vans, along with the commemorative merch for Yams Day 2019. This week we also have the notable release of Dior Men’s Summer 2019 collaboration with famed artist KAWS. Rounding up this week’s list are face masks from BAPE, The North Face‘s Rage collection and Doublet‘s Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
Key items this time around include the PaperBoy Paris’ exclusive NEEDLES Poly Smooth tracksuit, the bee adorns Dior x KAWS jacket and Doublet’s compressed T-shirt in Instant Noodle Cup.
BAPE ABC CAMO Face Masks
Adding to its line up of outlandish accessories, BAPE recently released a new set of ABC CAMO face masks.
Available in pink, green and blue, the pieces feature Ape Head insignias laced throughout the iconic camo pattern with a registered trademark symbol emblazoned on the lower left-hand corner. Each mask also comes packaged in an Ape Head-shaped plastic case.
The North Face ‘92 Rage Collection
The North Face has just released its revamped Rage collection.
Inspired by its 1992 offering of the same name, the range features bold color-blocking and playful patterns that harken an aesthetic definitive of the early ’90s. Dominated by loose styling, some staple items include a mesh tank top, oversized T-shirts and a duo of shorts, with a bright mountain jacket and reworked Nuptse offering protection from cool breezes. Rounding up the selection are matching Rage pants and slide sandals that help ease the transition from frosty temperatures to warmer weather.
Where: The North Face
Doublet Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Moving into its SS19 collection, Doublet recently released the first drop of its LVMH winning range.
Leading the outlandish set is the instant Ramen and hanger shaped T-shirts, that requiring a touch of hot water to unfold. 3D graphic patches tacked onto cardigans, sweaters and polos serve to create a play on the branding of recognizable labels. Finishing things up is the latest take on Doublet’s signature Chaos Embroidery tracksuits and hoodies.
KAWS x Dior Men Summer 2019 Release
Comprised of hoodies, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, T-shirts, pants and socks, the lineup is adorned with the application of the bee motif KAWS created for the collection. Available in black and white colorways, the pieces will surely be lauded as markers of Kim Jones‘ first year at Dior.
Yams Day 2019 Merch
To mark this year’s Yams Day, A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob brought the annual celebration back to New York with a series of merch collaborations. The special pieces honor the memory of A$AP Yams and Fredo Santana who passed away last year.
Leading the set of team-ups is a hoodie and sweatpants from Virgil Abloh’s Off-White™. Next is a selection of hoodies from Cactus Plant Flea Market and T-shirts from A$AP Illz’s Disco Inferno line and A$AP Twelvyy’s LYBB. Proceeds from Fredo Santana’s merchandise will go to his family with proceeds from remaining items going to the A$AP Foundation which was founded by A$AP Yams’ mom, Tatiana Paulino.
When: January 17
Where: Yams Day 2019
Virgil Abloh “Floral Shop” Pop-Up
The pop-up will feature the latest handbag and sneaker designs from Off-White™, accompanied by the launch of Virgil’s eponymous jewelry line and flower arrangements. The “Virgil Abloh™” jewelry line will be comprised of necklaces, earrings and other small accessories inspired by the common office paper clip.
When: January 17
Where: Hôtel Costes – “Floral Shop” Pop-Up
PaperBoy Paris x BEAMS x NEEDLES Capsule
This time around, the duo also tapped NEEDLES for a special PaperBoy Poly Smooth tracksuit colorway. The jacket and pants included in the three-way team up sports a black base dressed with purple butterfly embroidery and thick purple/white side stripe banding. Additionally, PaperBoy Paris and BEAMS put together an accompanying range of hoodies, T-shirts and beanies done in matching tones of white, purple and black.
When: January 18
Where: PaperBoy Paris
KITH x mastermind WORLD x Vans Capsule
The special range is comprised of rugby shirts, cargo crewnecks and distressed hoodies dressed in skull and crossbones motifs and distinct KITH branding. Rounding up the collaboration are tri-branded editions of its Sk8-Hi Zip LX, Old Skool LX and the OG Classic Slip-on defined by premium leather constructions, sherpa lining and gold hardware.
When: January 18
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