7 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Featuring Moncler Genius, Balenciaga, Stüssy, Kapital and more.
With another week here, we now have a new list of notable product drops to look out for. This week’s drops features seven releases comprised of collaborations, seasonal collections and noteworthy launches. Leading the set of weekly offerings is the latest chapter of
Other standout partnerships this time include a Winter 2018 capsule from Stüssy and GORE-TEX, along with the “X-CARROTS” capsule from Carrots and XLARGE. This week we have the notable launches of Balenciaga‘s first Kering eyewear collection and LOEWE‘s first menswear capsule, dubbed “Eye/LOEWE/Nature.” Also, Middleman Store and Grailed linked up for a very special grail-filled Kapital drop. Finishing things off is designer Stefano Pilati‘s latest FW18 release from his fledgling Random Identities label.
Key items this time around include the highly sought after Kapital Kountry Bandana Jacket from the Middleman Store x Grailed drop, cold-weather ready Windstopper lined GORE-TEX x Stüssy fleece and Balenciaga’s après-ski-inspired Unlimited frame.
Balenciaga’s First Kering Eyewear Collection
Famed Creative Director, Demna Gvasalia, recently launched Balenciaga‘s first-ever eyewear range in collaboration with Kering Eyewear.
Currently exclusively at Dover Street Market, the new line is comprised of contemporary eyewear options informed by rave culture, ski gear and classic eyewear shapes. Notable frames include the après-ski-inspired Unlimited frame, outlandish Invisible Cat-Eye look and the beyond oversized Verso Butterfly Shape.
Where: Dover Street Market New York, London, Ginza, Singapore, Los Angeles & Beijing
Random Identities Fall/Winter 2018 “Heart Warmers” Collection
Designer Stefano Pilati recently released the FW18 collection from his fledgling Random Identities label.
Dubbed “Heart Warmers,” the range blends comfort with cutting-edge design, in a blurring of the line between masculine and feminine. The wide array of revamped wardrobe staples comes in a muted color palette of white, grey and olive. Standouts include the brand’s signature Duvet Coat, cropped bombers and poplin shirts decorated with contrasting graphics.
Where: SSENSE & Dover Street Market London, New York and Los Angeles
Moncler Genius The Next Chapter: 5 MONCLER CRAIG GREEN
Moving into the next chapter of the Moncler Genius diffusion project, designer Craig Green put together another collection fueled by his exploration of protection and performance.
This time around, Green drew inspiration from tents and kites to create a range defined by offsetting volumes, lines and bright colors. The wearable habitats feature stiff hooded capes with rope strings, that express dramatic shapes which are highlighted by structured textiles and bold colors. Other items found in the range include jackets, blousons, fishtail parkas, work shirts and trousers that all express a mix of solid bright green, yellow, orange, blues and intarsia patterns.
When: January 10
Where: Moncler & Select Retailers like Dover Street Market
LOEWE “Eye/LOEWE/Nature” Capsule
Continuing to expand its offerings, LOEWE launched its menswear line with the “Eye/LOEWE/Nature” capsule collection.
Inspired by adventurous trail gear, the special range features hardwearing layering apparel and bags done in a variety of bold colors. Leading the capsule is a selection of technical mountain parkas, cargo-pocketed jeans and logo-emblazoned sweaters, accompanied by fleece jackets, T-shirts, hiking boots and more. Finishing up the capsule is a wide array of bags, ranging from backpacks to messenger bags to sling pouches, all expertly crafted in Japan.
When: January 10
Where: LOEWE & Select Retailers
Stüssy GORE-TEX Capsule
Coming together once again, Stüssy and GORE-TEX linked up for a new Winter 2018 capsule.
Available in muted monochrome, bold camouflage and neon yellow, the collaboration is comprised of zip-up parkas, Windstopper-lined fleeces, belted trench coat shell, snow pants and hats. Decorating each piece are choice applications of Stüssy logos and distinct GORE-TEX branding.
When: January 11
Where: Stüssy & Dover Street Market New York, London, Ginza, Singapore, Los Angeles & Beijing
Middleman Store x Grailed Kapital Drop
Cementing itself as a leading purveyor of archive fashion, Middleman Store linked up with Grailed for a heritage-filled offering from cult Japanese label, Kapital.
Comprised of 75 pieces, the drop highlights Toshikiyo and Kiro Hirata’s penchant for translating Japanese heritage into fun and creative clothing. Some notable items include the Smiley Face Heavy Knit Cardigan Robe, Boroboro windbreaker jacket, Kountry Rebuilt Military Kimono, The Rainbow Surf Kesa Jacket, and the various signature Kapital Ring coats.
When: January 11
Carrots x XLARGE “X-CARROTS” Capsule
Dubbed “X-CARROTS,” Carrots and XLARGE have come together once again for a color-filled capsule.
The third collaboration from the duo, the special range is comprised of anoraks, T-shirts, track pants, caps and multi-pocketed waist bags all executed in tonal colors. Decoration on the pieces comes in the form of co-branding takes on XLARGE and Carrots signature logos.
When: January 12