The coolest new releases of the week, from Balenciaga x Adidas to West Elm
Hi-diddly-ho, neighbors! Welcome to Friday, where, as you well know, we host the tightest drops, launches, and collabs of the week. We’re just hours away from the official and unofficial start of summer: Memorial Day weekend! (BTW, if you’re looking for some serious savings on MDW best sellers, we’ve got you covered.) That means a long weekend full of chillin’, grillin’ and fending off several dozen colds while we try to forget that we will be back at work on Tuesday morning.
Until then, however, we are here to serve you one thing, and one thing only: DROPS. Last week we brought you a great collaboration between Dr Martens and Supremenew grinding toys to get jiggy with her, a Molly Baz X Big Jones a range of limited-edition Modernist Dutch ovens and more drool-worthy launches. This week we bring the fire with new Balenciaga x Adidas kicks, West Elm planters to finally get you started in your New Year’s resolution (RIP) garden, delicious canned matcha to help you (actually) do some shit this weekend, and more drug drops for your consideration. Enjoy friends and na zdravi!
UNIQLO x MARNI SS22
Master of mixing prints and oversized silhouettes, Marni for Uniqlo has arrived with plenty of brightly colored pieces that will turn your basic summer wardrobe into a carnival of bold shapes and graphic prints, but don’t sleep on this collab, some pieces are already sold out and there’s no shortage of others to fly off the proverbial shelves.
Balenciaga x Adidas
The era of wild collaborations are is going strong, and hypebeasts can max out their swag by rocking two ultra-popular brands at once. Mix the outrageous sole of the now classic Balenciaga triple S sneaker with Adidas’ timeless three stripes, and you’ve got a showstopper in your face.
Ghia’s new chocolate-hazelnut spread
Our sweet teeth tingle at the thought of a tasty spoonful of Ghia’s the newest product, Ghianduja, a playful version of the Italian gianduja spread with chocolate and hazelnuts (although, of course, you’re probably more familiar with the brand name Nutella). Ghia’s new hazelnut chocolate condiment is a lighter version Nutella– think of a chocolate dip or fondue consistency – made with olive oil instead of traditional palm oil and with half the sugar.
Ivy Park x Stan Smith
The perfect shoe for warm walks is this Beyoncé take on the classic Stan Smith sneaker, with a little extra height and a pointed toe that pairs just as well with sundresses as it does with activewear. Did we mention they have Velcro straps? Because we are babies and we never want to tie our own shoes again.
Lee x the hundreds
One of the original fashionable streetwear brands, centshas partnered with Lee for a capsule collection that is both trendy and traditional. Subtle updates, like daisy-embroidered denim and new archive graphics, give these unisex pieces extra flair.
Quiet Town x Alex Mill
This long-lasting mashup comes from two very stylish brands—Alexandre Moulinthe essential uniform for downtown creatives, and quiet town, creator of the viral shower curtains in translucent and colored vinyl. The brands recycled 200 pounds of shower curtain scraps into limited-edition versions of Alex Mill’s classic getaway bag, the Perfect Weekend Tote. There are two color options, but you need to act fast, as only 65 bags were made in total.
West Elm Plant Kween Collection
If you want to live out your summer gardening fantasies, but don’t have a green thumb, you need to follow @plantkween. Christopher Griffin, the dark, queer, non-binary horticultural honey has all the answers to your botanical problems and has collaborated with western elm on a range of incredibly beautiful pottery, plant stands and gardening tools. According to Griffin, the collection is “colorful, it’s playful, it’s everything you want for your plant family, honey.”
New summer Rimowa colors
Step off the jet and straight into The good life with a very summery set of Rimowa luggage in “lemon” and “lavender”. It’s almost as if you could close your eyes and imagine the scent of the fresh lavender fields in Tuscany while sipping a glass of limoncello — bellissima! The original craftsman of luxury polycarbonate suitcases, Rimowajust released this Memorial Day capsule collection featuring three sizes of the lighter essentials collection, plus a tote bag, iPhone cases and some very wavy iridescent stickers.
Sunspel x David Shrigley
It’s always a fun and slightly off-balance moment when the irreverent British artist David Shrigley lends her talents to dressing and decorating (remember her NSFW Salt and Pepper Shakers?), and this time he collaborated with Solar on a subtle but cheeky summer collection. Meet us by the pool in shorts, right next to her cursed floating swan.
Toro and Me x Warby Parker
If the Y2K revival is on and the indie sleaze revival has already come and gone, we might be due for the chillwave revival. Oh wait, chillwave has never gone away, as proven by the loyal and adoring fan base of Toro y Moi, who recently collaborated with Warby Parker for this succulent summer shades. Hello, papaya.
The Opening Ceremony Chinese Cabanon Shirt Collection
Iconic New York fashion house Opening ceremony has a stellar sale right now on Men’s and Women’s clothing and accessoriesand this ultra-cool Chinese Hawaiian shirt is among the new arrivals that are also selling very well.
Rhone x Digne
To celebrate Pride Month, the sportswear brand Rhone and Olympian and activist Gus Kenworthy teamed up to design a range of high-performance basics, including a sweat-wicking top and running shorts, plus a tie-dye hoodie that comes in two colors that remind us of the ice cream truck. All profits will benefit The worthy foundationwhich focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ communities.
Cafe Chamberlain x Swoon
A twist on the classic Arnold PalmerMatcha lovers will absolutely gulp down this earthy, sugar-free, slightly tangy concoction. Swoon’The freshly squeezed lemonade is sweetened with monk fruit, making it ideal for diabetics, keto enthusiasts, or people trying to reduce their sugar intake. Famous TikTok influencer Emma Chamberlain’s coffee brand uses grade A ceremonial matcha, which provides a less anxiety-inducing high. Each can contains 70 milligrams of caffeine, compared to 90 in an average cup of coffee.
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