This week’s installment of our product drops series is led by the arrival of Supreme‘s highly anticipated Jean Paul Gaultier and the seventh delivery of its Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The notable drops include eight releases comprised mostly of seasonal ranges, capsules and special releases. Between Supreme’s Week 7 drop and Palace’s Week 8 assortment, this week we have an impressive array of street staples accompanied by some notable accessories.
Collaborations come in the form of UNUSED‘s Van Gogh Museum capsule, the John Mayer x NEIGHBORHOOD 2019 Tour merch and Travis Scott‘s teased READYMADE Astroworld T-Shirt Pack. Special releases include Balenciaga‘s Hong Kong exclusive Hybrid Sunglasses and the handwritten text accented Y-3 “Yohji Love” capsule. Rounding up this week’s drops is Siberia Hills‘ outer space inspired SS19 collection, which sees the label’s first full range.
Key items this week include Supreme’s Gaultier T-shirt, the Palace’s Safe Hoodie, Travis Scott x READYMADE Astroworld T-Shirt Pack and Balenciaga Hybrid Sunglasses.
Siberia Hills “Alien Creatures” Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Returning with its first full range, Siberia Hills looked to an outer space inspiration for SS19.
Dubbed “Alien Creatures,” the range applies space-inspired graphics to an array of streetwear essentials which include pullover track jackets, sweatpants, long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, jeans, and hoodies. Tie-dyed prints, crystal embellishments and the label’s newly introduced “Dark Queen” character also serve to accent the expansive 42-piece capsule.
Where: Siberia Hills
Balenciaga Hong Kong Exclusive Sunglasses
Building on its inaugural eyewear range, Balenciaga recently teamed up with retailer Puyi Optical on a pair of Hong Kong exclusive sunglasses.
The special Hybrid eyewear options meshes the classic look and design of the frames with a unique sporty touch. Crafted of solid acetate, the lightweight frames come complete with Balenciaga branding at the temples and flourishes of neon green at the end of the arms.
Where: Puyi Optical
Y-3 “Yohji Love” Capsule
Yohji Yamamoto has revisited adidas‘ 1980s archives for its latest Y-3 capsule, entitled “Yohji Love.” The assortment is anchored around the cursive hand-painted verbiage, “Love, Yohji Yamamoto,” which is printed on the likes of a graphic T-shirt, the brand’s Firebird track jacket and a sporty dress. Footwear is also stamped with script-style “Love” illustrations, and is offered in black and white lowtop versions. Button-down shirts for a more dressy option and a set of bags rounds out the collection.
When: April 11
Supreme Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Drop 7
For Week 8 of SS19, Supreme is releasing its heavily anticipated collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier accompanied by another range of standout streetwear staples. The special release places a spotlight on the intersection between Supreme and Gaultier the famed French designer’s signature street style tailored haute couture.
Sure to be sought after, the 17-piece collaboration includes a Double Breasted Blazer, Cargo Suit Pant, Cargo Suit Vest, Double Breasted Plaid Faux Fur Coat, Reversible Backpack MA-1, Printed Trucker Jacket, Rayon Shirt, Printed Jean, Hooded Sweatshirt, Sweatpant, T-shirt, Schott® Leather Holster, Le Male Fragrance, Belt, and Sunglasses. If that wasn’t enough, we will also see two pairs of Vans — a Chukka Pro and Era Pro — dressed in graphics and designs taken from Jean Paul Gaultier’s archive.
Drop 8’s accompanying range is led by the Textured Pattern Sweater, F*ck Everybody Sweater and Internation Long-sleeve T-shirt. This week’s boldly branded accessory comes in the form of the Powerdrill Pin.
When: April 11
Where: Supreme Online & Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France & Japan
Palace Spring 2019 Collection Drop 8
Continuing its Spring 2019 releases, Palace is back with another heavy selection of uniquely British streetwear to drop this week.
After a few weeks of light drops, Palace decided to unleash a new lineup of graphic-heavy items. The standout items from the drop include the repeating logo Sealer Shell Top and playful Safe Hoodie. Other sure to be coveted selections include the Matrix Shirt, Zig Zag T-shirt and Pertex Quantum Shell 6-Panel.
When: April 12
Vincent Van Gogh Museum x UNUSED Spring/Summer 2019 Capsule
The Van Gogh museum is beefing up its growing repertoire of collaborations, this time linking with Japanese-based brand UNUSED for a capsule of graphic-focused T-shirts and button-down tops. Van Gogh’s iconic artwork is plastered across the styles, including all-over printed tops that showcase his Small Bottle with Peonies and Blue Delphiniums and Paris landscape paintings. Tees with focal chest designs that highlight the artist’s Pieta and Sunflowers pieces offer more toned-down options thanks to their simple black base colors, rounding out the items.
John Mayer x NEIGHBORHOOD 2019 Tour Merch
NEIGHBORHOOD and John Mayer are teaming again for the first time in five years, unveiling an assortment of racing-inspired tour merchandise for the Tokyo leg of the singer’s concert series. Dual-branded T-shirts and hoodies comprise the range, which have been stamped with verbiage such as “JMNH TEAM” and “JM RACING” throughout. The “CRAFT WITH PRIDE” phrase akin to NEIGHBORHOOD’s aesthetic joins as a supporting logo hit on many of the items, including long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee options. Black and white neutrals popped with hits of purple and yellow offers a tight and clean color palette for the range.
When: April 12
Travis Scott x READYMADE Astroworld T-Shirt Pack
Travis Scott and READYMADE are officially launching their collaborative T-shirts, with the simple graphic tees receiving a release date earlier this week. The pack — which is set to hit market this weekend — offers three tops that have been embroidered with a rainbow-colored “READYMADE” logo at the chest, while “TRAVIS SCOTT” rests underneath in block letters. Astroworld-style font is used for the READYMADE branding to cement the rapper’s influence on the pieces. On the back, a Cactus Jack emblem and “MADE IN JAPAN” call-out finishes it all off.
- Contributing Editor
- Nia Groce