DKNY turns its logo into an NFT for charity
DKNY has entered the NFT market with the launch its new logo. It’s a non-fungible token that it will auction off to benefit American Nurses Foundation. The brand’s Houston Street mural inspired the new logo. It was designed in partnership with Obvious, a Paris-based art collective that created the original A.I.-generated artwork that was sold at a major auction house.
The auction will open on September 1, 2021 at dkny.rad.live.
Bloomingdale’s Launches a New “Bloomie” Brand
Bloomingdale’s will relaunch Bloomie’s, the heritage brand named after its founder. This brand reinterprets styles that were popular in the ’80s or ’90s. Each season will feature two seasonal drops as well as limited-edition collaborations. The brand’s checker-print pattern will be available on zippo lighters as well as a Golden Bear-collaboration jacket.
Available for preorder on Bloomingdale’s website, to be released September 15.
Kelsey Lu shows off Coach’s Relaunched Rogue Bag
Stuart Vevers launched the Rogue bag first in 2016. It has been a signature accessory of the brand ever since. The Rogue bag is being reintroduced in Fall 2021. It features a new story through the lense of Juergen Teller and stars Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, and Kelsey Lu. (The accompanying video for her has fun quacking sounds to honor her Rogue with duck motif embroidery. The bags are made from an environmentally friendly Coach jacquard fabric, which is made with organic and recycled materials. They also feature new animal embroidery.
Now available at Coach.com
Naomi Osaka and Levi’s Transform Denim in New Capsule
Levi’s has collaborated with the Japanese-Haitian tennis player to create a capsule collection of four pieces made from upcycled jeans. The Kimono, named after Naomi’s Japanese heritage, features a denim tube top in a bustier cut and cutoffs with diamond-fringed trims.
Exclusively available on the Levi’s App: The Levi’s x Naomi Osaka Collection
Cardi B, and Reebok Reunited for Second Collaboration
Cardi B and Reebok have reunited for another capsule collection of apparel and footwear after their first successful collaboration. The collection will be officially launched on August 27th and includes a new Cardi B Classic Leather sneaker with varying colors as well as matching apparel that is inspired by Cardi’s hometown of New York City.
Available August 27, at Reebok.com
Nordstrom introduces Concept 014: Translated
Nordstrom’s latest New Concepts series saw Jian DeLeon, the retailer’s Men’s Fashion Director and Editorial Director, team up with Joshua Kissi to create the shop. The new shop is a celebration how global heritage has shaped modern menswear. The shop is called “Found In Translation” and it reflects Kissi’s and DeLeon’s interpretations of traditional American style codes, as a Ghanian American and a Filipino-born immigrant immigrant.
Baracuta x Needles and Champion Tears are featured brands. Exclusive capsules also available from BEAMS, Bel-Air Athletics (Drake’s), Foreign Currency, G.H. Schott NYC, Our Legends and Bass Originals.
Available now through late October at Nordstrom.com
Parade Is Selling IRL in NYC for the First time
Parade will be selling IRL in NYC for the first-ever time from August 27 to August 29. DTC Creative Basics will debut a physical activation in NYC’s Dimes Square. The whole square will be transformed in imitation of Summer Daisy’s latest collection. As a nod to Parade’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Summer Daisy collection will invoke the ethereal feeling of a summer day in a meadow filled with fresh wildflowers.
Dimes Square, NYC, opens August 27-29 at 10am-4pm EST
P.E. Nation launches menswear collection
Australian label P.E Nation Mens has finally released their first menswear collection. For the ultimate fall streetwear look, this menswear collection includes a range of graphic tees and puffer vests and jackets as well as track pants and shorts.
Now available at P.E. Available now at P.E.
Ontisuka Tiger’s Cinderella Sneaker
Japanese fashion label Onitsuka Tiger collaborated with the new Amazon Prime film Cinderella on a limited-edition sneaker that’s a modern interpretation of the glass slipper using the P-TRAINER PRZM(tm) silhouette. The sneaker’s upper is covered in prismatic colors that are reminiscent of the glass slipper. This creates a glossy mirror effect. On the heel top is the iconic tiara from The Matrix, while the Onitsuka Tiger logo as well as the movie title can be found on the insole and tongue labels.
Only 800 pairs of these limited-edition shoes will be available at selected Onitsuka Tiger shops worldwide and online in September.
Adidas and Pharrell Launch the Humanrace Sichona Sneaker
Pharrell Williams and Adidas have launched a brand new sneaker: the Humanrace Sichona. The design is based on the Indian phrase “Sichona”, which means connecting to the Earth. It mimics the universal feeling of walking barefoot. Sichona was launched under the brand Humanrace’s mission. It is a platform for diversity, storytelling and creativity. In lieu of a traditional campaign, Adidas and Pharrell teamed up with leaders of the community to create a photo series highlighting the Dakota people and their stories.
Available on August 27th at Humanrace.com.
Allbirds’ First Foray Into Sustainable Activewear
Allbirds is known for its comfortable and sustainable sneakers. Now, the brand has launched a line of tree-based performance apparel. The brand’s running clothes are made from eucalyptus and merino wool, the same materials as its slip-on shoes. Six new activewear styles are available for men and women, with prices starting at $48 for Run Tank and ending at $98 for Natural Legging sizes XS through 3XL.
Now available at Allbirds.com
Fleuriste St-Germain Pop-Up Event in NYC
Fleuriste St-Germain hosted this week’s opening nights for their pop-up floral shop-cocktail bar. It was opened in NYC’s Soho neighbourhood in collaboration with Oscar De La Renta/Monse’s Laura Kim, and James Whiteside, American Ballet Theater Dancer. This space recreates the atmosphere of French salons with bouquets, conversation, and creative cocktails.
Whiteside said, “It was a pleasure to dance and engage guests in the space wearing my beautiful costume designed Laura Kim, my co-collaborator. We had a wonderful tete-a tete! I hope New Yorkers enjoyed this experience, as well as the inviting community atmosphere and chic cocktails… I recommend my Ballerino cocktail to everyone in New York!”
Honey Dijon launches a playful collection with Etsy
Etsy launched a new collection in collaboration with Honey Dijon and 10 Etsy sellers from around the world. This line, which Dijon co-created, includes home decor and gifts that pay tribute to the disco-era and queer culture as well as vibrant colors.
Now available at Etsy.com
“Coach Conversations,” features Angie Martinez, Megan Thee Stallion
Coach has released the latest episode of its YouTube series, “Coach Conversations”. The latest episode explores a range of topics such as culture, community and creativity. It also features a conversation between Angie Martinez, a radio personality, and Megan Thee Stallion, a megstar. Megan is interviewed by Martinez about education and how she manages her busy career and college. Megan is a top-selling singer, but she is also pursuing a Texas Southern University degree in Healthcare Administration. She hopes to open a hospital after graduation.
Daniel Fletcher takes us to Hotel Fiorucci
Fiorucci . is releasing an exclusive collection of spring/summer 2022, Motel Fiorucci. Daniel Fletcher, menswear director, takes us to the Fiorucci Motel. This collection is set in the Wild Wild West and draws inspiration from Fiorucci’s western heritage. It also features characters from famous Fiorucci campaigns.
Casablanca and New Balance reunite for a second collaboration
New Balance and Casablanca have teamed up to create a new sneaker, the XC-72. This sneaker was first shown at Casablanca’s FW21 event. The new model is inspired by sleek luxury sports cars and comes in an orange and green colorway, as well as a red-and-yellow version with black accents.
Available on August 27 at CasablancaParis.com
Baja East launches two LGBTQ capsule collections
Baja East, a LA-based brand, has launched an ‘LGBTQ+ Community Collection and an ‘Every Day is Pride’ collection. The proceeds of both collections will go to the Born This Way Foundation and other organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community. Lady Gaga is one example. Britney Spears’ support for the LGBTQ+ community and her Free Britney Movement inspired the first collection, while the second core Pride collection was designed with the belief that Pride is not just a marketing strategy for June but a yearlong celebration and celebration of equality and visibility.
Now available at BajaEast.com
Susan Alexandra collaborates with Philips Sonicare to create a Travel Line
New York-based fashion label Susan Alexandra and Philips Sonicare have teamed up to create a limited-edition range of travel necessities. Inspired by Philips One by Sonicare’s travel-friendly power toothbrush, the range includes whimsical charms, tote bags, and stickers. The collaboration will be launched in two waves: the summer and the fall. The first drop featured a hand-beaded charm with colorful beads that resembles a smile and lips. In the coming months, the rest of the collection will be available – a tote bag, toiletry case and decorative stickers.
Available now at SusanAlexandra.com
Jean Paul Gaultier Launches “La Belle” Eau de Parfum
Jean Paul Gaultier, a French fashion label, has released its latest eau de parfum, “La Belle.” The scent, which is inspired by seduction and intimacy, is a combination of green pear and sensual jasmine, tonka beans, addictive vanilla, and tonka bean. The parfum was developed from Gaultier’s Garden and is a modern exploration in sensuality, temptation. The packaging of the fragrance comes in the shape of a female silhouette and is made from opulent golden detailing.
Available at www.macys.com and Macy’s locations.
Maison Margiela opens a store in Miami’s Design District
Maison Margiela opened an immersive boutique in Miami’s heart. The boutique is spread over two floors and offers a selection of ready-to wear collections for men and women, as well as accessories, shoes and small leather goods, jewelry and eyewear. The store’s concept was created by Anne Holtrop, a Dutch architect. It offers customers an experience that is both abstract and real. The brand’s fifth US store is located in Miami, and builds on its existing stores in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Exclusively available at the Miami Design District location, a limited edition Tabi Bianchetto/Replica Bianchetto selection will be available to celebrate the store’s debut.
Now open at 142 NE41st Stret, Miami FL 33137.
Hanifa Premieres the Third Capsule Collection
Anifa Mvuemba is the designer behind Hanifa, the futuristic label. She has just released the third installment in her capsule collection. Six unique silhouettes are available in bright, saccharine colours like orange, lilac and emerald. The dresses will complement any figure. The collection features a variety of floor-length, flowing dresses as well as blazer-esque, cutout backless styles.
You can find the complete collection at Hanifa.co
The Great Frog Opens Soho Boutique
The Rock N’Roll jewelry boutique beloved by Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Harry Styles, and Iggy Pop won’t be leaving New York anytime soon. The British brand of fine jewelry is opening its sixth global store, in Soho. The brand’s sophisticated, yet punk-rock aesthetic will be a welcome addition to Soho, nestled between Thompson Street and West Broadway.
Fendi and Rimowa reunite for another collaboration
Fendi once more teamed up with luxury luggage label Rimowa in order to create a new line of suitcases. These cases have black Cuoio Romano leather handles at the top and sides, while Fendi’s FF logo appears on the aluminum with a brushed effect that changes according to the light.
Now available at Fendi.com
Dries Van Noten: Madeline Hollander and Polly Apfelbaum Exhibit
Polly Apfelbaum & Madeline Hollander have been invited to the Dries Van Noten’s newest exhibition, Some People See Time. The show will be on display at their Los Angeles location from August 7th through September 11. The exhibition is located in The Little House and features watercolor paintings by Hollander as well as floorwork by Apfelbaum. The exhibition is a material conversation between these often-collaborators. It documents the passing of time through the lenses of color, pattern, and movement.