What’s New in Denim Drops, Collaboration Cops and Sustainable Shops
Happy Friday, and what better way to welcome the weekend than a new chapter of the FROW News story! It seems this week we’re turning the page to playful retro collaborations, the latest footwear steps and a luxury bridal collection that will have you saying yes to every dress, all without forgetting the background music playing on the latest speaker steals. But don’t close the book just yet as we’re just getting started with this week’s fashion, beauty and lifestyle roundup!
We’re Flying High in Frame’s Jetset Jeans
It might have been some time since we’ve hopped on a plane and caught a flight overseas but with the help of Frame’s Jetset Jeans, we’re nailing the off-duty airport look whether we’re heading on vacation or not. Crafted from black adaptable stretch denim, the brand has released two covetable, chic jean styles that are the perfect way to elevate your wardrobe. The first style: a high rise feminine flare with sleek seams and all-black trim. The second: a hassle-free skinny crop with no hardware or pockets. What brings them both together? A classic, sleek silhouette that provides optimum comfort and ease. The Jetsetter’s may make your travel day uniform or perhaps your everyday one!
Say Yes to the Rixo Dress
We all know Rixo is a FROW favourite destination for all things vintage, elevated and wanderlust and it comes as no surprise that we have fallen head over heels in love with their Bridal capsule collection. Amongst feminine shapes, lace detailing, feather trims and luxurious satin fabrics, the 26 piece line captures contemporary influences whilst reimagining the brand’s classic authentic styles. From tuxedo jumpsuits and full-length gowns to midi-dresses and maxi trains, there is a silhouette to flatter every bride and bridesmaids size, shape and personal style. If we could say I do to every dress in the collection, best believe we certainly would!
Courtside Fashion: Puma Shoot their Shot with June Ambrose
Doubling up for Courtside fashion, PUMA Hoops Creative Director, costume designer and stylist June Ambrose has just dropped her women’s basketball-inspired lifestyle collection. ‘High Court’ celebrates the power of women, female energy, equality and empowerment. Channelling her distinct eye and unique creative vision, June has envisioned some of the most iconic looks in 90s Hip Hop, and this collection is similarly expressing individuality, style and brings texture to what people are trying to say. From colour-block jackets to mesh detailed tops, the bold lifestyle collection embraces the importance of movement in clothing without compromising a stylish finish. Life is sport and style is the game this season so we’d move quickly to their online site or flagship Carnaby store if we were you as we guarantee this one is a hotshot.
Introducing Vagabond’s Mary Jane Shoe
You’ve obsessed over their contemporary sneakers, walked in their statement boots and seen their latest step into the clothing department but this season Vagabond have launched their modern take on the classic Mary Jane silhouette. Blending the pure, sweet innocence of the authentic silhouette with their love of chunky platform soles and statement block heels, the Swedish brand introduces their online exclusive Brooke and Cosmo 2.0 styles. With the elevated black leather Brooke platform detailed with a block heel and subtle square toe to the decorative straps and lower tread of the Cosmo 2.0, the retro-inspired shoes are perfect to throw on day to evening. Priced at £110, the Mary Jane Edition is now available online and we’re running straight to their website (even in platform heels)
Afrodrops are Changing the Hair Game
Looking for an inclusive, wholly-unapologetic haircare brand inspired by touching, real-life experiences? Afrodrops are the one for you, and they’re doing everything the high-street should be. Home to natural, organic hair products from vegan shampoos and deep conditioners to hair lotions and styling gels, the black-owned brand specialise in making products for textured, curly and afro hair easily accessible to all. Founded by Luke Carthy, the revolutionary label was born out of his upset at a lack of hair products and has since been on a mission to diversify, empower and change the haircare industry. With so many struggling to find the perfect products for black hair, Afrodrops find certainty in the once uncertain and possible in the once impossible.
40 New Shades of The Body Shop
There is nothing we love more than a new The Body Shop product, and we’re made up to hear their cult-favourite fresh nude foundation is back and better than ever this season. With all new applicators, formulas, 100% recyclable packaging and now a total of 40 inclusive shades to suit every skin tone, the brand are continuing to celebrate the empowerment and beauty of the skin you’re in. Enriched with community fair trade organic aloe vera and vitamin E, the vegan foundation still retains its 24-hour moisture whilst promoting a healthy, natural and radiant glow without leaving your skin feeling heavy or saturated. If that wasn’t enough, the brand are working to support indigenous female farmers who could otherwise face discrimination and lack of opportunity.
The Music Sounds Better with Skullcandy x Budweiser
Music meets alcohol. A partnership that we’re all too familiar with, but Skullcandy’s latest collaboration with Budweiser is one for those still singing outside the bar and still dancing outside the club. Encouraging us to drink responsibly but listen radically, the limited edition collection features Skullcandy favourites of the Crusher Evo True Wireless Headphones, Indy Evo, Sesh Evo and Dime True Wireless Earbuds. Crafted from transparent and reflective materials, the youthful design arrives in a combination of intense black and bold red; without forgetting the classic Budweiser crown. We’re turning the volume up on this one so be sure to keep your ears out as the special edition collection is an online exclusive to the Skull Candy official site.
Smeg Get Fizzy as They Pair up with Coca Cola
This one is for the interior enthusiasts out there, the fizzy drink addicts, those who are interested in playful collaborations and everyone in between. Contemporary appliance brand Smeg has partnered up with world-famous brand Coca Cola for a retro-inspired FAB28 refrigerator. Combining both the brand’s signature looks, the fridge draws inspiration from 50’s Americana through the signature Coke red and white colour palette and classic slogans decorating the outer door, all whilst making use of Smeg’s modern, efficient technology. Amongst removable glass shelves, LED lighting and rounded curve detailing, the fridge has a 244 litre capacity and can chill a total of 233 cans. Priced at £2,299, the brand new one-of-a-kind refrigerator is now available at the Smeg Flagship London Store and is certainly an iconic investment piece to consider for your living space.
Bang & Olufsen are Turning it Up
All the rumours are true! It sounds like another one of our tech favourites Bang & Olufsen are back with their award-winning Beosound Explore portable speaker; now available in two new colourways for the Spring-Summer season. Navy Blue and Chestnut join the brand’s lineup of existing colours including black, green and grey. Staying true to their intricate Scandinavian simplicity yet tough and robust aluminium appearance, the speaker is waterproof, lightweight and scratch-resistant. Boasting a battery life of 27 hours and impressive outdoor performance, the compact speaker gives you the freedom to use it all day whether you’re camping, walking or on the move.
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