With another week, we have another installment of our product drops series this time marked by Supreme‘s collaboration with the Jordan Brand. The duo of Air Jordan XIVs serve as the latest footwear offering from the New York skate imprint. Additionally, the Supreme looked to further immortalize the original album artwork of Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version with a football top, skate deck and rug. Palace also returned for Drop 7 of its Summer 2019 collection led by warm-weather ready beach shorts in grey, navy, mustard and burgundy. Aside from Supreme’s Week 16 Drop and Palace’s Drop 7, this week we have an impressive array of special releases, collaborations and accessory launches that make up a selection of must-have street staples.
Some interesting timepiece releases come from Square Enix in collaboration with Seiko to celebrate the remake of Final Fantasy VII and MADNESS‘s Watch Experimental Unit (WMT) vintage military style watches. Other standout collaborations come in the form of NOAH and Los Angeles rock band Fishbone‘s team up, Dragon Ball Z x F-LAGSTUF-F and a Kyoto-inspired capsule from ASICS and Reigning Champ. Finally, Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones put together a selection of beachwear marked with patterns courtesy of artist Hajime Sorayama.
Key items this week include Supreme’s ODB rug, the Cloud Strife Chronograph, Reigning Champ x ASICS dip-dyed jacket and Palace’s beach shorts.
Square Enix Final Fantasy VII Chronograph
The two iterations feature precise automatic Seiko Instruments movements accompanied by FFVII embossed rotors which are visible from the all-glass back panels. The Cloud Strife iteration features a mirror finish stainless steel case accented by a Materia-inspired sapphire glass crown and a 3D Cloudy Wolf emblem marked Mako-inspired mother-of-pearl central disk dial. Matching the antagonist’s character, the alternate Sephiroth version sports a black coated stainless steel case with an onyx crow and 3D One-Winged Angel emblem marked Mako-inspired mother-of-pearl central disk dial
Each limited edition Chronograph will be made in Japan with only 77 pieces made per region. Marked with a unique region-specific serial number, every watch will come in a specially-crafted case for display.
Where: Square Enix Store
Dior Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 Beachwear Capsule by Kim Jones
The Summer ready range is filled with lightweight textiles, relaxed cuts and must-have accessories, including convertible nylon totes, silk bandanas, beach towels and a new iteration of Dior’s B23 sneaker. Standout items include Bermuda shorts, a packable nylon jacket, a convertible messenger bag and more expressing beach themed “Sexy Robot” prints done by the Japanese artist.
MADNESS x Watch Experimental Unit Collaboration
The first of the two is the Royal Marine in an “Aged/Silver” color scheme that features a canvas NATO strap in gray. The second of the two is the Sea Diver which employs an “Aged/Black” colorway, retrofitted with a green canvas NATO strap. Each timepiece is assembled by hand and has been put through distressing treatments that add a uniquely vintage quality to the wrist accessories. Both watches utilize Miyota’s 821A automatic movement dial system and have 100 meters of waterproof resistance.
Fishbone x NOAH Spring/Summer 2019 Capsule
“Rage at injustice, a positive mental attitude aimed towards a better world, frustration that we can’t get to it fast enough, and a need to express all of that with complete freedom, is evident in the assemblage of Summer staples. Lightweight layers like a zip-up jacket and fleece hoodie are accompanied by rugby shirts and T-shirts marked with Fishbone skeleton fish logos and hues drawn from the Rastafarian flag. More aggressive messages appear on the rear of hoodies and embroidered across cotton twill bucket hats, while a simple illustrative “FISHBONE” appears at the front of the long-sleeved shirts.
Supreme Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Drop 16
Offered in two distinct colorways, the Supreme x Air Jordan XIV features a leather and nubuck upper dressed with an array of metal studs and choice hits of red to match the printed insoles. Branding comes in the form of Jumpman logos at the toe regions, woven logos at the mesh tongues, rubber logo heel panels and Supreme marked enamel shield graphics. Finally, elevating the shoe are painted contrasting midsole panels paired with court-ready rubber outsoles and Supreme x Jordan Brand hangtags.
For Week 16 of Supreme’s SS19 releases, the accompanying range is led by a football top, skate deck and rug further immortalizing the original album artwork of Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. Other standouts include the Topline Zip-Up Sweatshirt, Foulard Polo, Nylon Trail Shorts, Formula 6-Panel and Diamond Plate Bandana.
When: June 13
Where: Supreme Online & Retail Stores in NY, Brooklyn, London, France & Japan
Dragon Ball Z x F-LAGSTUF-F Capsule
Already known for its ’90s anime graphics and various homages to Japanese subcultures, F-LAGSTUF-F recently enlisted Dragon Ball Z for a graphics-heavy capsule collection consisting of Harrington jackets, T-shirts and sweatshirts.
For the collaboration, the brand has characters and references ranging from Shenron the dragon to Goku in Super Saiyan Rosé form with pink hair, a sketched depiction of Frieza and lots of Kanji calligraphy all are found throughout the range. Additionally, BEAMS will also receive two exclusive limited-edition T-shirts that expand on the same design routes.
When: June 14
Where: BEAMS Japan
Palace Summer 2019 Collection Drop 7
Back with Drop 7 of its Summer 2019 collection, Palace has put together a choice selection of warm-weather ready streetwear staples.
Leading the latest range are a set of beach shorts in an array of colors and simply branded caps. To pair with the grey, navy, mustard and burgundy shorts, are a selection of graphic T-shirts emblazoned with signature Palace branding and evocative prints. Finally, polka dot button-ups, crewnecks and choice outerwear options serve to round up the assemblage.
When: June 14
Where: Palace Online & Retail Stores in London, New York, Los Angeles & Japan
Reigning Champ x ASICS “Kyoto Edition” Collaboration
ASICS is continuing its collaborative streak with its latest Reigning Champ team up. Set to be delivered in four collaborative drops, the duo’s first clothing capsule and footwear take cues from the history of the former Japanese capital, Kyoto.
The “Kyoto Edition” collaboration brings together Reigning Champ’s athleisure sensibilities with ASICS’ technical prowess. The result is an array of summer-ready garments and function-focused running shoes. Notable pieces include a dip-dyed jacket and black tracksuit sporting anatomical seams, accessible pockets and breathable panels. Other items come in the form of running shorts, leggings and socks executed in monochrome hues. The footwear encompasses both an ASICS GEL-Kayano 5 OG and the cutting-edge GEL-Kayano 25, each imagined in beige tones to complement the lighter-hued garments.