Notable collaborations this week come in the form of a Marilyn Monroe inspired BAPE T-shirt capsule, BAIT has also prepared a Cowboy Bebop capsule and The North Face and Brain Dead. Another standout team-up is Drop 2 of the LV² collection which brings together the creative efforts of both NIGO and Virgil Abloh. Rounding up this week’s drops is BUBBLEGUM‘s HBX exclusive 3M reflective Premium BUBBLEGUM T-shirt.
Premium BUBBLEGUM T-Shirt
Los Angeles-based imprint BUBBLEGUM recently released a hi-vis take on its signature design. Continuing to amass a cult following, BUBBLEGUM design theme references graphics from Kanye West‘s iconic unreleased Pastelle clothing line.
Exclusively at HBX, the latest limited release is available in three colorways and is centered around the reimagined Pastelle graphic. This time around, the print features 3M elements that express the playful retro basketball design framed by collegiate text that spells out “PREMIUM” arched above and “BUBBLEGUM” in an array of colors below.
Where: HBX Raffle
Cowboy Bebop x BAIT Capsule
The latest team-up features a selection of grey, burgundy, white and black T-shirts, hoodies and crewneck sweaters marked with graphics celebrating the beloved anime. Graphics showcase characters from The Bebop crew including Faye Valentine, Jet Black, Ed and, of course, Ein, while main antagonist Vicious makes an appearance. Several pieces also feature Spike Spiegel as a chest decoration, while the English and Japanese Cowboy Bebop logo hits round up the release.
UNIQLO AIRism Mask United States Release
The AIRism Mask features a triple-layer structure that retains a level of protection filtering even after washing 20 times at 40 degrees celsius. Available in three-packs and three sizes, Small (W:7” x H:4.5”), Medium (W:8.5 ”x H:5.5”) and Large (W:9” x H:5.5”), the coverings wicks away moisture, releases heat, and absorbs sweat while maintaining a smooth feel all day. The AIRism fabric also features anti-microbial and self-deodorizing properties. Additionally, the triple-layer structure has a UPF 40 rating, blocking 90 percent of ultraviolet rays.
NEIGHBORHOOD Fall/Winter 2020
NEIGHBORHOOD has now delivered its FW20 collection filled with bold bandana prints, rich indigo dyes and understated palettes.
Spanning oversized zip-ups, denim flight jackets, logo-emblazoned hoodies, nylon trousers, tactical vests, voluminous button-ups, knitwear and checkered suits, the seasonal range experiments with subtle deconstruction and plenty of hi-tech fabrics. A standout is a large zip-up jacket decorated with a vivid bandana pattern and intricate patchwork of lightly faded prints. Other notables include a distressed denim jacket, multi-paneled button-up, bucket hats and half-zip pullovers.
The North Face x Brain Dead Fall/Winter 2020
Building on classic The North Face outerwear pieces, the special range features the brand’s 1976 Mountain Parka and 1989 Placket Pullover Classic Fleece, as well as introducing debut women’s specific silhouettes from the Brain Dead archives. Outerwear, sportswear, equipment and accessories all combine The North Face’s signature color-blocking with Brain Dead’s unique graphic aesthetic to celebrate the fourth annual Global Climbing Day.
Palace Skateboards Fall 2020 Week 4 Drop
Following the release of its Week 3 drop, Palace has now prepped another diverse drop from its Fall 2020 collection. Leading the fourth release is an array of thicker options like the Pals Crewneck Sweater, Pour Don Crewneck Sweater and the Palace Skate Dominate Hoodie.
Adding to its “Basically a” line, Palace has also put together its Ard Quality Zip Hoodie marked with simple logos in three colorways. Other notable styles include the Parrot Shirt, Pour Don Polo and striking Bell Man Allover T-shirt. Rounding up the latest selection is the Ballistic Lumber Pack, Pour Don 6-Panel, Palace Skates 6-Panel and Twill Pal Hat. Additionally, this week will see the release of Palace’s second Salomon collaboration, a take on the XA COMP ADV in three colorways.
When: August 28, 11 a.m. EDT & Japan/China Release August 29, 11 a.m. JST/CST
NIGO x Virgil Abloh Louis Vuitton LV² Drop 2
Drop 2 of the special range continues to pay homage to the house’s iconic codes with a distinct focus on cold-weather wares. Leading the selection is an N-2B bomber jacket with a fur-trimmed hood and bold back graphic, refined tonal aviator jacket marked with a large LV² chest embroidery and suede fishtail parka with a luxe Damier check lining.
Other standout garments include patterned knits, refined suiting and footwear which includes a premium hiking boot style. Accessories also make a strong showing in the form of skinny ties with graphics hits, bedazzled rings and bracelets that spell out the collaboration and keychains that continue the playful illustrations found throughout. Finally, are the striking bags like the Mini Soft Trunk, Amazone Sling bag, Christopher Backpack, Mini Tote and Nil Messenger that express the collaboration’s signature mix of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram pattern and Damier check.
When: August 28
Where: Louis Vuitton
Marilyn Monroe x BAPE Capsule
Comprised of six styles, the special range utilizes glamorous and beautiful photographs that have been curated from the owner of the Marilyn Monroe Estate. Each T-shirt combines an exclusive image of the Hollywood star with BAPE’s signature motifs, including an APE HEAD graphic crafted with a collage of monochromatic photos, a black-and-white image laid over with BAPE’s pink camouflage and another highlighted by the ABC camo backdrop.
When: August 29