On Our Radar This Week…Nineties Nostalgia, Revolutionary Haircare and Combatting Over-Consumption!
Happy Friday! We are through with the shortened week and in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee this weekend, we have lined up an array of royally unmissable news! From celebrating fashion houses that are becoming more conscious to nineties fashion throwbacks and giving you the lowdown on the newly invented must-have haircare sidekick…we have you covered for the week!
French Connection Combat Over Consumption
Over-consumption and waste are so NOT the vibes for 2022, and French Connection feel that! The major fashion house has launched an on-demand fashion rental service for their latest season’s stock in the UK focused on occasions, holidays and workwear. Gone are the days of breaking the bank for a one-time-wear outfit…with no subscription required and simple returns, it’s never been easier to get your hands on high-end fashion at an affordable price – without the guilt! Items are available to rent from 4-15 days via French Connection Rental and start at as little as £10, so what are you waiting for? Whatever your plans are this summer, get your hands on garments that will have your friends green with envy!
The Hottest New Sportswear Collaboration This Year!
Adidas Originals and Balenciaga are stepping up the sportswear game after announcing their new partnership! Balenciaga’s minimalist aesthetic, combined with Adidas’ iconic 3-stripe-style will reinvent the late 90s and early 2000s fashion. The collection, boasting menswear, womenswear, accessories and footwear, is set to be a drop that you do not want to miss! Want to stay in the loop? You can keep an eye on updates on the Adidas CONFIRMED app and via both brands’ social media platforms.
Rebdolls And Denise Mercedes Brings Us A Collection Worthy of Some Summer Lovin’
The hottest trend this summer is body-positivity! And influencer Denise Mercedes understood the assignment. Denise has partnered up with plus-sized clothing brand Rebdolls – a minority led and 100% female Latinx clothing brand – to bring a collection set for the sunshine. Denise and Rebdolls have created a stunning summer collection that means plus-sized women don’t have to compromise on their unique style, no matter what their size! The collection features a variety of elegant and romantic summer dresses in a range of different colours; from sky blue to pastel yellow, all the way to a vibrant red. With a range of clothing suitable for all occasions and body types between £54 and £109, there’s no doubt there’s something for every woman to rock this summer!
Winona Ryder and Marc Jacobs are Giving us Serious Friendship Envy!
Marc Jacobs is blessing our bag collections once again with the new elevated J Marc shoulder bag. The chic bag can be carried three ways on the shoulder, as a clutch or even crossbody, with a chunky chain strap and iconic interlocking closure. The campaign is fronted by Marc Jacobs’ long time friend and award-winning actress, Winona Ryder, who models archival runway styles for the new campaign. We just can’t get over these seriously dreamy shots! Are you as obsessed as us and can’t wait to get your hands on one? Well, you can get hold of yours now as the J Marc bag is now available to purchase on the brand’s website and at selected retailers!
Look No Further than Kith for the Ultimate Transitional Wardrobe…
Kith is bringing the ultimate summer clothing collection and introducing a 141-style assortment of effortless dressing, and we’re set for summer. The collection features a variety of easy-to-wear dresses, bra tops, shorts and midi skirts among other wardrobe essentials in an array of both muted and bright colours, to match whatever vibe you’re going for. The collection features iconic silhouettes from Kith’s Classics and a variety of summery swimwear created in a comfortable ribbed fabric. With everything you could possibly need for the summer available in one place, what are you waiting for? The collection is available to shop now online and at all Kith stores!
RHU: The New Face of Inclusive and Accessible Sportswear
Zara has collaborated with Rhuigi Villasenor to bring a boundary-breaking menswear collection to fruition. The collection, entitled RHU, has been developed to allow men the freedom of expression that they can’t always find elsewhere. The collection honours “Ivy League” sportswear, created for leisure and features pieces such as a denim utility pants, crested varsity jackets, leggings, button-up shackets and wide-logo track pants. Rhuigi Villasenor described the collection as “an inclusive expression of sportswear-inspired by spirit and is accessible to all.” The collection is available now and let us tell you, we’re adding everything to our baskets!
It’s Finally Complete…Yeezy Gap and Balenciaga
Breaking news for all streetwear and Kanye fans…the second drop of the Yeezy Gap collection has dropped! Engineered by Balenciaga, the latest half of the collection takes a utilitarian twist on urban fashion. The line includes a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, joggers, outerwear and caps available in muted washes and modelled by virtually rendered avatars. All items are available for purchase globally on both the Yeezy Gap and Balenciaga websites – plus on other select retailers’ websites.
Can’t get enough of new collaborations from Gap? Read all about their recent work with Denim Library here.
“Cirque-a” 1990’s Nostalgia!
Astley Clarke has us feeling all the fun festival vibes with their new ‘Cirque’ collection, embracing the playful youth of the 90s! The new collection boasts a variety of studs, hoops, pendants and stacking rings all featuring Astley Clarke’s signature white sapphire motif, with ‘sugar-rush’ shades of enamel. The collection comes in multiple colourways of lavender, candy-floss pink, bright blue and mint green. The ‘Cirque’ collection is a pretty pastel nod to the nineties and is sure to add a little something *extra* to your festival fits this summer!
SPINNAKER is Saving the Earth One Watch at a Time
We all want to save our oceans, and SPINNAKER is taking active steps to do so by partnering up with the Marine Conservation Society for their most recent unique launch. From the 8th of June, World Ocean Day, the watchmakers are releasing the SPINNAKER HASS as a tribute to the life and work of marine biologist, Hans Hass. The watch is coming in two colourways that reflect the palettes across the ocean and are crafted to act as solid and sturdy dive watches, with a choice of a stainless steel bracelet or nylon strap to fit your comfort! The packaging is recyclable, bio-degradable and non-toxic, so not only are SPINNAKER saving the sea, they’re thinking about the earth too! Only 500 of each colour are being produced… so you better get prepared to snatch yours early!
This Seasons Must-Have ‘Bow-utiful’ Earring!
Social calendar fully booked for the summer? Well, make sure you stand out at each and every one with the statement earring of the summer. Orelia London has relaunched their statement bow earrings in an array of shades, from pearl and rosewater opal to emerald and air blue opal. The £30 oversized statement earring is perfect for any wedding, work party or picnic and adds a sophisticated and elegant twist to any outfit. Not sure if they’re for you? Well, you can test it out for yourself, Orelia London has worked hard to curate their own unique filter on IG Stories that will allow you to ‘try on’ the earrings before you commit to buying! So you can find the perfect style to suit you. The earrings are available to purchase now from Orelia London’s website.
Summer Swimwear Sorted: Vicky Pattinson x Pour Moi
TV star Vicky Pattison has teamed up with Pour Moi once again to bring us her dreamy summer lingerie and swimwear edit. The collection is devoted to celebrating our differences and creating pieces that make you look good and feel confident by providing the ideal size and perfect support in any style you like. Her sizing range spans from a B to a J cup with bands up to 42, and sizes 8 to 20. There’s a special style for everyone, who said a summer wardrobe was just dresses and shorts?
Skincare Suited for the Silver Screen
OLEHENRIKSEN have named the newest face of their campaign for their first-ever body care franchise: Touch. Iconic actress Kim Cattrall is taking the reigns and displaying the effects of their BeamCream body moisturiser and Firmly ‘Yours’ toning dry body oil. The skincare brand, after 35 years of experience, has perfected transformation serums to keep skin looking young and nourished. The two products, infused with peptides, fruit extracts, vitamins and caffeine, deliver all-day hydration, and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – all whilst providing a firm-looking glow for the perfect Hollywood A-list look. Sign us up!
The Greatest Invention for the Girl on the Go!
As much as we love hair wash day, sometimes you just don’t have the time for it but fear no more as Sam McKnight has invented the perfect solution to combat being weighed down by dry shampoo. Vegan, compostable and biodegradable, Hair by Sam McKnight is bringing the modern woman hair cleanse cloths that work to save greasy hair by cleansing and refreshing it instantly. Lazy Girl Hair Cloths are scented with velvet flower seed, honeysuckle and aloe leaf extracts that nourish and condition the hair, with a scent that lingers for hours after usage for beautiful hair that lasts all through your day. What’s more, it is the perfect alternative to aerosols that are damaging to the environment! Travel size AND eco-friendly hair care? Let us just… *adds to basket*
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