This Season is All About Soaking Up The Seventies and Size Inclusivity
Hey FROW Fam, happy Friday! Are you looking forward to the weekend? We definitely are – TGIF! Before we get into all the juicy new fashion and beauty drops; we are dropping in to tell you about Black Business Week. As a Black-owned business, we are proud to be media partners of this year’s Black Business Show, and we’re just reminding you that London’s UK Black Business Week is taking place in just a months time. We cannot wait, the countdown starts now! If you want to know all the details about the event, you can read about when the event arrived in Birmingham back in June, here. Are you thinking of attending the show? Let us know on our social media @frowmagazine.
Heaven is a Place on Earth… And In Our Wardrobes
It’s called Heaven for a reason! Marc Jacobs has introduced Heaven’s Fall 2022 collection, featuring A-listers such as Pamela Anderson, Doja Cat and Charli XCX. The brand continues to blend art, tv and film with the creativity of photographers and artists to bring contemporary fashion that is on trend and in the style. This season’s drop features vivid, bold and saturated colours inspired by 1994 and 1995 dramas directed by Wong Kar-Wai and visualised on pieces such as baby tees (I mean would it be a Heaven collection without them?), sweatshirts, sequin dresses, skirts and many more. But guess what? You can shop the collection now via the brand’s website.
Stella Sets the Bar Real High with New A/W Collection!
Ready for the lowdown on the most “stellar” ready-to-wear Autumn/Winter collection? Stella McCartney has been inspired by the works of celebrated Artist Frank Stella to create a variety of wearable art. Blending striking silhouettes and vintage style as well as maximalist patterns and bursts of colour and print; the elevated collection makes a statement, whilst being effortlessly easy to wear. Not only has Stella continued to step-up our fashion game with this drop, but she has also further evolved her commitment to creating more sustainable and conscious decisions when it comes to the creation of these pieces. The Winter ‘22 collection has seen even more dedication to using vegan alternatives to leather, feathers and fur, as well as utilising organic cotton and regenerative wool. Kind to our wardrobes and our planet? We’ll take one of everything!
Want more goss on the latest collection? You can read more about it here!
Karl and Cara do Transformative Fashion Right!
Cara loves Karl and we love this collection! Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevinge have joined forces to create and design a gender-neutral collection that celebrates and honours their shared philosophies and long-standing friendship. Be loud, be outspoken and be yourself – unapologetically. The collab sees an inclusive size range going from XXS – XXL, and brings us a variety of pieces with endless styling options, it’s all about limitless self-expression FROW fam! All pieces are, unsurprisingly, environmentally conscious and nice to our planet; created using recycled nylon and organic cottons. I mean, does it get much better than this?
You can shop the collection online now and in select premium wholesalers globally!
These Bags Win Autumn!
Famed as the “Queen of Prints”, Orla Kiely has released another collection of handbags ready for the A/W season. The new collection includes a variety of abstract and colourful bags, bursting with autumnal tones and patterns, and features some brand new prints that celebrate nature and the adorable sausage dog – too cute, we know! The full range is available online now, so what are you waiting for, get your hands on the must-have bags of the season!
Primark Take on the Menopause!
Let’s talk menopause loungewear! Primark have designed a supportive collection that offers a variety of nightwear, underwear and base layers, helping curb the uncomfortable effects as your body goes through changes. Created with anti-flush technology, temperature control and odour control, the bespoke pieces support women through the more difficult stages of their lives and keep them looking stylish and on-trend as they battle through! The 14 piece range is priced between £7-£12, and is part of the Primark cares range; so not only is the collection looking after you, its also making sure to limit the impact it has on the earth!
Girls on “Trend”… All Thanks to Dani Dyer!
Dani Dyer has turned her attention to the fashion scene with her new collaboration with Girls on Film. The 24-piece clothing collection features trendy pieces such as ribbed tops, blazers, mesh dresses and denims – amongst a lot more – bursting with modernised 70’s vibes; we’re talking yellow, burnt orange and red, as well as funky geometric prints and patterns…umm, yes please! Prices start at £18 and all pieces are available in sizes 6-22 – you know we love a size inclusive collection here at FROW – available exclusively at Matalan! Why should you compromise on style to save some money? The affordable collection will seamlessly take you from a day to night look, so if you’ve got commitments after you leave the office; the Dani Dyer x Girls on Film drop will have you covered!
The Size Inclusivity We Needed AND Wanted!
RIXO are leading the way for inclusivity starting now! The brand has officially announced that all their collections going forward will be available in more sizes; offering sizes 6-24. Their “Golden Age” Collection that has taken to the market this month is the first of their designs that offer the new extended sizing and will be accompanied by a 32 item edit from their Autumn/Winter LFW collection, also in the size range. Staying true to their mission statement of wanting women to feel amazing in their pieces, RIXO are ensuring all women can feel cool and confident in their pieces; and that begins with accessibility. The new collection includes a variety of pieces such as mini and maxi dresses, blouses, outerwear and skirts all decorated with RIXO’s hand-painted finishes and prints taken from the 1930’s design.
Narciso Rodriguez x Zara Breathe New Life Into Iconic Archive Pieces…
Narciso Rodriguez and his passion for timeless, suggestive modern fashion is being celebrated in the newest collab between The Narciso Rodriguez x Zara collection! Encompassing minimalism with essential archive pieces, the collab brings ravishing and sophisticated design to the forefront with a variety of chic dresses, tops, coats and pants to build the perfect timeless outfit – ‘good design endures’. Despite the modernisation of Rodriguez’s archive pieces by Zara’s design team, the quintessential original charm has been maintained, so you can still wear iconic design pieces that are easy-to-wear and on trend!
The 25 piece collection is available to shop now online and in selected stores, so fill your basket’s ladies, what are you waiting for?
Timberland: Boots Built For The Outdoors
Want to make some lifestyle changes before the year is over? Timberland have created the perfect selection of boots that have been built for the outdoors. Each boot has been designed with comfort and protection in mind – walking isn’t always clean cut, so Timberland have implemented a Defender Repellent System treatment to ensure your boots stay looking fresh and new, combatting the visual signs of wear and tear. As well as that, all boots are waterproof and have been perfected with a GreenStride comfort sole, so you don’t suffer any rubbing or discomfort as you explore! Because there’s nothing worse than blisters ruining the moment.
Want to learn more about the campaign? You can read all about it here!
Blank Staples is back with Essential A/W Pieces…
H&M’s much-loved Blank Staples men’s collection is returning for its fifth season! Offering a wealth of streetwear in plenty of muted colourways, Blanks is the perfect, transitional addition to any wardrobe. In true H&M fashion, the brand is continuing to use their signature heavyweight fabrics and cotton that bring the A-game when it comes to quality – and reducing the environmental impact their manufacturing has on the environment! The new drop is available now online and in select H&M stores, so if you’re ready to start building your A/W wardrobe, H&M is where it’s at.
No Matter Where the Ride of Life Takes You… Wrangler Are By Your Side
Everyone is channelling the retro feel this season, but Wrangler are going one step further with their latest instalment of the “For The Ride of Life” chapter! In their 75th Anniversary year, Wrangler are treating us to a campaign of emotionally-driven films and stills to honour their long history serving us the best in performance denim. Key looks and pieces from their AW22 collection make an appearance throughout; including eighties inspired coats and jackets, chunky and colourful knitwear pieces and their iconic variety of jeans, amongst more modern takes on American vintage. Wrangler are all about joy and good vibes, and we are here for it!
Ultimate AW Sneakers!
We told you it is all about the seventies this season, and Veja x Ba&sh have designed a vintage inspired suede sneaker together that’s giving us all the retro vibes! Created with Alveomesh, leather, suede and a Vibram sole – the sneaker is made up of some of the world leading technical materials and soles, so not only is the shoe comfortable and stylish – it will keep you at your peak performance all day long. Whether you are walking up the road, or taking a longer journey, the sole supports and protects your feet whilst the Alveomesh and suede curves and bends around your foot for ultimate flexibility and movement. You know we are about to add these sneakers to our collection come this payday!
The Ultimate Streetwear Drop…
Ksubi is calling our attention to the 23 “Young-Guns” to watch! Discovering 23 free-thinkers, who are challenging the boundaries and exceeding expectations; whether they be dominating the athletic field, expressing themselves through art and design, or their music – these up and coming trailblazers are the face of the Ksubi campaign and collection. The new pieces, embroidered with the term “Royalty, Heroism and the Streets”, are part of a unique streetwear collection to honour their anniversary. Sticking close to their rebellious and bold roots, the recent drop sees jackets, hoodies, jeans and tees in multiple colourways including red, black and a light distressed denim for the ultimate old skool’ street style look. Oh and BTDubz… you can shop the collection online now!
(Not) Time to Shine with Huda Beauty!
The ultimate skin prep secret has been revealed, GloWish by Huda Beauty launched Blur Jam, the new silicone-free smoothing primer that combats grease and keeps your complexion fresh and blurred. Mattifying, hydrating and fragrance free, the primer is bursting with 90% naturally-sourced ingredients to build the foundations for a makeup look that lasts up to 12 hours – without suffering from the dreaded shiny forehead or clogged pores. The Blur Jam is also ultra versatile and adapts perfectly to any and all skin tones and types – sit back, relax and let Huda Beauty do all the heavy lifting whilst you take on your day with a full beat face (or not, you do you!).
Stella Pours Her Talent Into the Skincare Industry…
Once you’ve conquered the fashion industry, the next step is dominating the beauty industry – duh. Introducing Stella by Stella McCartney, a new refillable skincare range being described as Alter-Care – a fresh approach that cares for both our skin and our planet. As usual, all products have been created with Stella’s vegan and cruelty-free principles at its core. The collection is rooted in the philosophy of “use only what you need” and consists of a refillable Reset Cleanser (£50), After-Care Serum (£110) and Restore Cream (£40) that supports your skins regeneration, and promotes long term beauty and vitality without overpowering your skin. You can browse and shop the collection online now.
Elevate Your Brow Game With Jecca Blac
Newsflash, Jecca Blac is leading the new wave of inclusive, gender-free cosmetics with the launch of their new eyebrow products. The Brow Seal and Brow Block (£23 – when purchased in a bundle) will easily shape, fluff and laminate your brows for an all day look that doesn’t falter, come rain or shine – so no water or sweat will compromise your badass brows. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a product to help cover them, you can use the dynamic duo to paste down the hairs for a smooth base to conceal and block out your brows! So you can style your own, and get creative by drawing on a whole new brow shape! The possibilities are endless…
Nylah’s Naturals Touches Down in Boots!
We’ve got exciting news for you FROW fam! Nylah’s Naturals is officially launching in Boots, so now you can get all your hair care essentials from your local drugstore. The brand, voted best in Afro Hair care, offers a variety of different shampoo, hair oil, leave-in creams and so much more, that help reduce dandruff, revitalise your curls, encourage hair growth and put an end to shedding! Nylah’s Naturals grew out of CEO Kameese’s mission to create gentle textured haircare that wouldn’t damage her daughters scalp. Born from an expression of love, the brand is passionate about working to benefit many sufferers of a sensitive scalp – finding haircare that works for you shouldn’t be a challenge, it should be a given! So if your textured hair is in need of some tender love and care, Nylah’s Naturals is the obvious choice; for products that keep both your locks AND your skin healthier and happier.
Make Learning Fun With BIBS!
Parents, get your credit cards ready because there’s a new toy in town that you don’t want to miss. The BIBS Wobbly Tower is a new multi-functional toy for kids ages 6 months and up! Designed to encourage and assist your child’s development, the tower is created to encourage stacking and improve a variety of skills such as motor, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Offering your child sufficient sensory stimulation and entertainment, the BIBS Tower retails at £20.95 and can be adapted to all different types of play whether its bath-time fun or quality time in the sandpit – the BIBS Wobbly Tower easily transitions to suit all types of play and learning!
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