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Ten Craves: Dsquared2’s Smurf Collection, Natasha Zinko’s New Soho Store And More!

Snap up the latest It-bag by Chloé this spring. Inspired by all aspects of traditional craftsmanship, the bag features artisanal details, braided leather and a signature metal coin closure based on the Maison’s jewellery achieve. Enhancing the bag’s charm, it comes in three delectable variations including an over-the-shoulder style, a medium flap bag and a clutch. Whatever your preference, Chloé has you covered for all occasions! Shop now. 

Listen up fellow creatives! Apoc Store has teamed up with No Limits! Art Castle – the first space in the Netherlands to stand for an art world without limits – on a curated selection of sculptures, paintings, objects, homeware and garments created by five neurodivergent Dutch artists. Driven by the need to champion progressive, emerging creatives, the collab’ constitutes a harmonious pairing between the two forward-thinking platforms, enhancing the voice of under-represented communities. Shop the works here. 

Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with Awake NY to create an eight-piece capsule collection for SS23. The natural evolution of a long-standing friendship between both brands, it sees Carhartt WIP’s rugged, utilitarian silhouettes combine with Awake NY’s signature prints and bold embroidery. The accompanying campaign features legendary hip-hop artist Rakim alongside Raul Lopez, Jon Gray and Annette Cruz among others. Shop now. 

Feeling blue? No need to worry ‘cause Dsquared2 is set to celebrate the Smurfs with a sporty, co-ed, ready-to-wear collection. Channelling Dsquared2’s demin-based DNA and signature jersey silhouettes alongside an unexpected twist – that being the likeable blue cartoon characters – its all made under the environmentally responsible One Life One Planet Dsquared2 line. Hoodies and tees amalgamate the iconic Smurfs characters with distinctive Dsquared2 motifs such as the maple leaf and the One Life One Planet label in punchy yellow and red prints. Expect knits to come swathed in all-over Smurfs characters or find Vanity Smurf plastered front and centre. Shop now. 

Massimo Giorgetti’s MSGM welcomes its first-ever eco-friendly sneakers in the style of its tried and true FG1. While the eco-kicks first made their debut on the SS23 catwalk with two unisex styles – high and low tops – alas! they’re available online and in-stores. Coming in a wide range of colours, from the palest of nude tones to the most striking of greens and purples, the trainer uppers are created using  VegSkin. Meanwhile, the sole is made with ReRubber technology, a product of recycling pre-consumer rubber waste. MSGM is stepping with sustainable style into the future. Shop now. 

A lovely, lacy sea of delicate coquette style garms in intoxicating effervescent hues, Alexandra Sipa’s AW23 offering explores the beauty of traditional Romanian dress. A sea of second skin tops, midi skirts and eclectic dresses emerge alongside Sipa’s debut footwear collection – a selection of dainty little heels inspired by a Romanian style rich with heritage, Opinci shoes. Emily Phillips

Shushu/Tong is bringing the unknown into fashion with its AW23 collection named, The Backrooms. As a concept, The Backrooms originated from a post on an online forum in 2019, where netizens exchanged randomly captured spooky photos of somewhat familiar empty spaces that felt like alien rooms entered from the real world by mistake. Inspired by these Backrooms, Shushu/Tong’s collection conjures a dark visage of the everyday. The collection revolves around the aestheticism of uniform; the tailoring has been restrained to provide clean lines and simple geometric structures to create a uniform with a more spiritual and dynamic feel in an atmosphere of suspenseful storytelling. Discover the collection here. 

Kick start the summer with Giorgio Armani’s new Mare collection. Made up of an array of summer silhouettes and swimwear in deep blues and pastel hues, the loose fitting beachy silhouettes offer a relaxed and chic approach to dressing for the dog days. Shop now. 

Ukrainian designer, queen of the boxes and sustainable savant – Natasha Zinko is entering into a new brand chapter with a utilitarian WRHS13 flagship shop in the centre of Soho, the beating heart of London cool. Enlivened by knurled metal flooring, industrial storage equipment and upcycled cardboard boxes that literally line the walls, the space is located on Brewer Street and acts as a platform for emerging designers and creatives to not only stock their summer wardrobes, but to network too. At the NatashkinoLtd Matcha Café – adapted from its original Selfridges setup – you can grab a cuppa’ and chat up fellow innovators.

This isn’t Comme des Garçons Homme Plus‘s first rodeo when it comes to collaborating with Nike. Now, the menswear line is plastering its signature CBG logo onto the heels of Nike’s iconic Terminator High trainer. Coming in a variety of colour-wheel options, the Terminator High made its initial debut in 1985 as a special edition sneaker made for the Georgetown Hoyas basketball program, but in 2023 the Japanese label gives the old-school high-top a suitably timeless update. Shop here. 

Mejuri has launched a luscious link up with 2022’s CFDA award winning label Luar. The collaboration includes three lovely gold accessories; the Vermeil Convertible Hoop earring – which made its debut on Luar’s AW23 runway – a Hoop Charm inspired by Luar’s iconic bag shape, and the Ana bag, which features a removable gold chain that doubles as a belt – an exciting first for Mejuri! The limited-edition collection centres around versatility, with styles for all genders designed to be worn in a whole slew of different ways. Shop here. 

Top image: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani. 


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