This week’s installment of our product drops series is led by the arrival of Supreme‘s ‘47 Oakland Raiders collaboration, “Classic Ad” Hoodie and the eighth delivery of its Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The notable drops include eight releases comprised mostly of collaborations. Between Supreme’s Week 8 drop and Palace’s Week 9 assortment, this week we have an impressive array of street staples accompanied by some notable accessories.
Standout team-ups include the SS19 release from Kazuki Kuraishi‘s ongoing The North Face Black Series line, Palm Angels‘ Under Armour Recovery collection and the Alexander Wang x adidas Originals SS19 collection. But the most coveted collaborations will surely come from mastermind vs A BATHING APE® Spring 2019 release and A$AP Rocky‘s AWGE x NEEDLES SS19 capsule. Moving away from team-ups and rounding up our weekly drops round up, the Nike ACG SS19 collection will also be hitting Nike locations.
Key items this week include Supreme’s Hot Wheels Fleet Flyer and 1992 BMW M3, the Palace’s Inserto Crewneck Sweater, mastermind vs A BATHING APE® Shark Hoodie and AWGE x NEEDLES “Purple/Teal” track pants.
Kazuki Kuraishi x The North Face Black Series Spring/Summer 2019
For Haven‘s minimalistic Spring/Summer 2019 editorial, the Canadian retailer has showcased Kazuki Kuraishi and The North Face Urban Exploration’s Black Series. The 14-piece assortment includes several utilitarian pieces such as the GORE-TEX Light Coat and TNF Mountain Light Jacket. Other technical elements have been infused throughout, including DryVent, FlashDry and Windwall technology. The Pertex Unlimited nylon cuffed cargo pants offer a sporty bottom to round out the looks.
Nike ACG Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Nike has officially previewed its ACG apparel range, presenting a mix of functional apparel and footwear pieces across a bright orange palette. The collection is comprised of packable jackets, pullovers, vests, anoraks, shorts and beanies, which are all branded with the ACG triangle logo. Prints have also been dispersed throughout to provide colorful patterned options among the styles.
“We bring in elements of Nike heritage through color and graphics and mix an analog feeling with contemporary cuts and fabrications to make ACG apparel what it is today,” said Nike designer Rebecca Aleman.
When: April 20
Supreme Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Drop 8
Following last week’s Jean Paul Gaultier release, Supreme is now readying its Week 8 offerings which feature a collaboration with ‘47 and the drop of the “Classic Ad” Hoodie. The ‘47 team up is centered around the Oakland Raiders iconic logo, as it is plastered on Harrington Jackets, Denim Vests, Thermals and Chino Pants. The “Classic Ad” Hoodie is centered around Supreme’s first commercial campaign which spotlights the brand’s ‘96 skate team in a photo take in photographer @shadinyc‘s studio that was located in the basement of the Supreme Lafayette store.
Drop 8’s accompanying range is led by the Ripstop Hooded Pullover, Reaper Rayon Shirt, Highest Standard Athletic Top and Contrast Stitch Crusher. This week’s boldly branded accessory comes in the form of the Hot Wheels Fleet Flyer and 1992 BMW M3 which comes in bright red and decorated with custom license plates and printed logos.
When: April 18
Where: Supreme Online & Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France & Japan
Palm Angels x Under Armour Recovery Collection
Palm Angels and Under Armour have joined forces on a special recovery capsule collection for athletes and entertainers alike. The range encompasses various sporty pieces that have been enhanced with performance technology while employing Palm Angels’ signature streetwear aesthetic. Hoodies, crewneck sweaters, joggers, shorts and T-shirts are included, which have all been stamped with branding from both companies. Black and white is primarily used as base colors, while orange adds select pops.
Utilizing Under Armour technology, each item is constructed with responsive textiles that were developed in partnership with Celliant. The special fabrication takes heat produced by the body and re-emits it back as infrared energy, helping to speed up the recovery time.
Palace Spring 2019 Collection Drop 9
Keeping the offerings coming, this week Palace put together yet another expansive selection of Spring/Summer 2019 items. Graphic and sportswear offerings shine through, as light outerwear, T-shirt, shorts and a healthy array of caps dominate the drop. Notable graphics include an all over flower print, 3D branding motifs and of course the signature Palace Tri-Ferg.
Notable pieces include D. Fade Shell Tops, Inserto Crewneck Sweater, Blurry Flower Ringer T-shirt, 3D Strip T-shirt and Shadow Shell P 6-Panel.
When: April 19
mastermind vs A BATHING APE® Spring 2019 Collection
Centered around a mix of dark hue and BAPE’s iconic camo pattern, the capsule is comprised of Shark hoodies, polos, T-shirts, shorts and caps. Co-branding in the form of a skull-and-crossbones logo next to an Ape Head serves as the main design element found throughout the range. Standing out among the offering is the Shark Hoodie, which features a two-piece hood that zips up to reveal a large logo from both parties; the hoods can also be fastened together via buttons to prevent them from getting in your way.
Where: mastermind VS A BATHING APE® Causeway Bay Concept Store
AWGE x NEEDLES Spring/Summer 2019 Capsule
Leading the limited range is a velour “Purple/Teal” tracksuit which embraces a playful mix of pastel tones. Other pieces found in team include the regal “Purple/Gold” and “Red/Grey” piping tracks done in a shimmering smooth poly and a “Grey/Blue” sweatsuit rework.
Aside from delivering new takes on the popular tracks, the duo also put together an understated Run-up Popover Jacket and matching Side Line Seam Pocket Easy Pants in “Black/Grey.” Just like their first drop, each piece found in the special release is decorated with NEEDLES’ signature butterfly logo and a complementary AWGE detail.
Alexander Wang x adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Alexander Wang and adidas Originals have launched their collaborative assortment for Season Five, which was inspired by 1980s “club leisure.” The assortment encompasses sportswear suitable for both the club and the gym, including cycling shorts, cropped tees, bodysuits, leggings, gym shorts and track jackets. Continuing the club theme, the range includes nostalgic graphics that reference the rave scene. Pops of color like “Hot Pink,” “Seafoam Green” and “Bright Yellow” add more lively touches to the range.
The duo has also launched four new sneakers with Season Five. A leather-constructed shoe, dubbed the AW Wangbody Run, recalls the 1990s-bred Marathon TR. Meanwhile, the AW Bball Soccer and AW Bball bring in more brightness with colorways such as “Chalk Pearl” and “Clear Pink.”
When: April 20
Where: adidas Originals
- Contributing Editor
- Nia Groce
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