With another week upon us, we have yet another installment of our product drops series. Leading the list is a series of charitable efforts that come in the form of Dover Street Market‘s COVID-19 Relief T-Shirts, a collaboration from Brain Dead and Slam Jam, and CASETiFY‘s Cases for a Cause series.
CASETiFY’s Cases for a Cause release sees PRIX, MIDNIGHT STUDIOS and Sundae School for a collection of designs with all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU), a non-profit and non-partisan organization fighting to safeguard people’s rights around the country. Brain Dead and Slam Jam put together a T-shirt to raise funds for Mediterranea — a nonprofit organization that rescues vulnerable European migrants on and around the Mediterranean Sea. While DSM tapped two dozen brands and friends to issue T-shirts intended to benefit, Give Directly.
Other notable collaborations this week come in the form of sacai and UNDERCOVER‘s celebration of the classic MA-1 jacket and Drop 2 of the Post Malone x Arnette 2020 Design Series. Continuing the music-related releases is Part 1 of PLEASURES‘s Marilyn Manson capsule and the J Balvin x Takashi Murakami “Rojo,” “Amarillo” collab. Stone Island‘s Fall/Winter 2020 collection serves to round up this week’s drops.
Marilyn Manson x PLEASURES Capsule Part 1
Celebrating his life’s work, the capsule is emblazoned with Manson’s globally acclaimed watercolor paintings originally unveiled at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 2002. Imagery marking hoodies, short sleeve shirts, T-shirts, caps and more references classic albums like Portrait of an American Family, Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals.
CASETiFY Cases for a Cause
Adding to its Co-Lab program, CASETiFY has now tapped PRIX, MIDNIGHT STUDIOS and Sundae School for its Cases for a Cause series. Serving as the inaugural collection, the special range invites the three labels to feature original artwork on CASETiFY’s signature cases, compatible with iPhones, AirPods and AirPods Pro.
Aligning on CASETiFY’s mission “to celebrate self-expression,” the brands curated a collection of designs that explore technology-inspired themes. The latest release will also see 100 percent of proceeds donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU). ACLU is a non-profit and non-partisan organization fighting to safeguard people’s rights around the country.
Post Malone x Arnette 2020 Design Series Drop 2
This time around the Design Series looks into the weird and wild universe of Posty’s mind. Separated into three episodes: “Born,” “Dream” and “Live,” the frames include the AN4273, AN3081 LARS and AN6125 LAYNE. The sunglasses are constructed of bioplastic and brushed metal accented by KaleidoTropic effect.
Where: Sunglass Hut
Stone Island FW20 Collection
Moving into its FW20 collection, Stone Island has put together an exhibition of its latest technical offerings.
Ranging from garment-dyed down jackets to Geelong lambswool knits, the seasonal range expresses tones of soft burgundy and purple contrasted by brighter yellows and earthier shades. Parkas and other jackets are highlighted by intricate pocket details, high-performance linings and convenient closures. Other standouts include hoodies and T-shirts defined by vintage-inspired fading.
Where: Stone Island
J Balvin x Takashi Murakami “Rojo,” “Amarillo” Collaboration
Following their first sold-out release, J Balvin and Takashi Murakami have readied a second round of smiling flower-laden casualwear referencing “Rojo” and “Amarillo,” two standout tracks from Colores.
Comprised of T-shirts and hoodies, Murakami’s unmistakable grinning artwork and thematic graffiti-style text dress the yellow, red and black variants. The colorful flowers grace both the front and back of the garments and play off of the bold style of the reggaeton star.
sacai x UNDERCOVER MA-1 Release
Featuring the classic ribbed trims, nylon frame and soft cotton lining, the collaborative MA-1 is both durable and functional. Each jacket features co-branded logos on the left chest, with a large graphic on the reverse. Arriving in black, navy and khaki colorways, this collaborative classic comes in styles for both men and women.
Where: “sacai THE store”
Brain Dead x Slam Jam Mediterranea Charity T-Shirt
Preparing yet another charitable project, Brain Dead has now teamed up with Italian retailer Slam Jam on a special T-shirt. Raising funds for Mediterranea — a nonprofit organization that rescues vulnerable European migrants on and around the Mediterranean Sea — the bold tee makes a visceral statement with its loud graphic print and stark black/white color scheme.
The front of the shirt features a rectangular window-like panel with a doubled-up graphic of an eye being held open, skulls and other abstract printed details. Surrounding text reads “Il Mio Sangue E Rosso Come Il Tuo,” which translates to “My Blood is Red Like Yours” in English. While the rear is marked with the Brain Dead head logo with splattered paint detailing and “Slam Jam” branding.
When: July 22, 10 a.m. CEST
Where: Slam Jam
Dover Street Market COVID-19 Relief T-Shirts
Adding to its ongoing charitable efforts, Dover Street Market has partnered with over two dozen brands and friends to issue T-shirts intended to benefit, Give Directly. It’s an organization helping healthcare workers, charities and impoverished peoples affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Standout names include Awake NY, Brain Dead, Nike, NOAH, Off-White™, Raf Simons, sacai and many more. The designs are appropriately varied, ranging from Simons’ text-heavy design to CLOT‘s layout of tiny graphics to Online Ceramics‘ large nature-indebted illustration.
When: July 23
Where: Dover Street Market