With another week here, we now have a new list of notable product drops to look out for. This week’s rollouts feature seven releases comprised of collaborations, seasonal collections and exclusive offerings. Leading the set is Matthew M. Williams‘ second performance-driven collaboration with Nike.
Other partnerships include a Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK from Drake‘s OVO and a Mechanical Diver’s Watch from BAPE and Seiko. Special releases come in the form of a Utility Drop from French-label N.D.G Studio and a set of Apple iPhone cases Takashi Murakami released at Tonari no Zingaro, Kaikai Kiki‘s official souvenir shop. Rounding things up are the Spring/Summer 2019 collections from Stüssy and Wacko Maria.
Key items this week include the craftsman made BAPE x Seiko Mechanical Diver’s Watch, Kaikai Kiki iPhone cases and the unique camo printed offerings from Matthew M. Williams’ latest Nike collaboration.
N.D.G Studio Utility Drop
N.D.G Studio‘s latest Utility Drop explores the heritage associated with work uniforms mixed with utility wear.
The range is comprised of monochromatic black looks contrasted by 3M reflective pieces constructed of nylon, canvas and mesh. Some standout items include the tactical pocket riddled ESCAPE UTILITY VEST, waterproof JOGGING TROUSERS and uniquely adjustable CROSS BODY BAG.
Takashi Murakami KaiKai Kiki iPhone Cases
The hardshell cases are decorated with collages made up of the famed Japanese artist’s signature flower characters in a choice of blue hues, red hues or multicolor. While the outlandish silicone case features a large multicolor smiling flower caricature placed at the top of the case. Additionally, the soft yet protective case features built-in loops for a long chain attachment for an alternative carry option.
Matthew M. Williams x Nike Second Collection
The latest collection of “future training uniforms” once again mixes data influences with the aesthetic Williams has established with 1017 ALYX 9SM. The camo print used compounds “imperfections” against accurate computer results to create a pattern that hides the human form. Insulated jackets, practical vests, functional pants, convertible headwear, gloves and socks, found in the collection is constructed to meet the requirements of tough, outdoors training.
When: February 7
Where: nike.com, NikeLab locations and select retailers
OVO x Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK
Adding to its growing lineup of collaborations, Drake‘s October’s Very Own label is gearing up to release a team up with Medicom Toy. The collaboration is a special BE@RBRICK done in matte black and emblazoned with OVO’s signature gilded owl logo on the chest. Its release options include a 1000% version in addition to a set which is comprised of the 400% and 100%.
When: February 8
Stüssy Spring 2019 Collection
Come back for the Spring season, Stüssy recently unveiled its concise Spring 2019 collection.
Rich graphics dominate the retro-indebted range, with staple layering pieces that include tie-dye quarter-zip fleece jackets, plaid overshirts, paisley coaches, cotton twill work jackets and even a leopard-printed overcoat. An array of monochromatic pieces contrast items done in progressive patterns throughout the range, like the mustard work pants and a bold purple fleece pullover.
BAPE x Seiko Mechanical Diver’s Watch
The Mechanical Diver’s watch features a black polyurethane strap and a rugged bezel surrounding an ABC CAMO face with glow-in-the-dark markings and hands. Additional detailing is found on the rear of the watch, as “A BATHING APE LIMITED EDITION” and Seiko branding has been engraved on the backplate. Finally, the collaboration comes in a special black CAMO box emblazoned with BAPE and Seiko co-branding.
Wacko Maria Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
For SS19, Wacko Maria put together a collection comprised of its staple print-heavy designs with kimono-inspired shirts and coats, tailoring and traditional Japanese artwork. Notable pieces include the Geisha-print Hawaiian shirt, the washed-blue Western jacket and chest-embroidered single-breasted blazer, a silk dragon-embroidered, kimono-inspired gown and the array of graphic shirts, amongst the Japanese label’s more common use of leopard print on overshirts, belts and shorts.
Wacko Maria also delves into some unexplored stylistic territory, expressed in the form of a pink and black track jacket, a leather trucker jacket and a mountain parka, expanding its established offering.
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