Turning Up The Summer Heat & Opening Our Ears To Creativity
It’s finally Friday and we’re back with our weekly rundown of all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle, and we’ve got a little something for everyone. This week we’re spotlighting and harnessing the limitless power of young creatives, saying goodbye to the days of stealing our man’s clothing and opening our ears and tastebuds to a sweet treat of music and dessert. You won’t want to miss this one!
One Project, Two Countries: Introducing Creative DNA Kenya 2.0
Explore individuality, diversity, liberty, identity and the vibrancy of Nairobi’s creative scene with the help of Creative DNA Kenya 2.0: a newly launched programme supporting and showcasing 20 of Kenya’s upcoming creative talents in the fashion field. Following on from their successful 2020 programme, Photographer Maganga Mwagogo and stylist Dwayne Kenzie have teamed up to create three exclusive photoshoots exploring the concept of identity and freedom whilst harnessing the power fashion has on community and self-expression. Capturing vivid colours and the vibrancy of the cityscape, the programme will allow fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase the designs via a month-long pop up in Nairobi’s village market.
hush is Turning up the Volume for Young Creatives
A FROW favourite is back with a new collection, and it’s certainly one we won’t hush up about. Championing creativity and nurturing the next generation of young talent and storytellers, fashion and lifestyle brand hush has debuted its first-ever capsule created by an in-house team of five creative interns across design, garment tech, buying, merchandising and sustainability. From bold prints and vibrant aesthetics to relaxed staples, the exclusive sustainable pieces capture the brand’s understated approach to timeless style whilst celebrating the summer of love and new adventures. What’s more, the brand will be launching the internship collection alongside a partnership with Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures Programme; spotlighting opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and offering them a safe space to learn new talents.
Nothin but Net … But The Collection is Everything
Savage X Fenty fans and Rihanna stans this one’s for you. Championing fearless self-confidence, unquestionable beauty and a fierce attitude to fashion as well as always paving the way for diversity and inclusivity in the industry, the new Savage Spring/Summer underwear and sleepwear collection celebrates the brand’s fourth anniversary. Showing us just why less is more, amongst relaxed fishnet fabrics and mesh materials, matching sets and button-up shirts, plunge bras and tank tops, the menswear and womenswear collection are now available in two bold colourways; black and lime green. Nothin but net will certainly leave us with nothin in our bank balance!
If I was your Boyfriend (By SKIMS) I’d Never Let you Go
Borrowing from your boyfriend is so last season, as SKIMS has just dropped their much-anticipated boyfriend collection. Following the success of the brand’s unisex loungewear, the solution wear brand has created the perfect seamless line-up of men’s inspired wardrobe-essentials. From elevated basics of relaxed fit tees, boxers and tanks, the contemporary collection is inspired by your boyfriend’s steal-worthy styles. Of course, staying true to the neutral SKIMS aesthetic, the collection is available in sizes XXS to 4XL as well as their signature seven colours whilst Dark Heather Grey and Desert become two new options.
Take a Peak at Emery Nails’ Polished New Colourways
Nailing every inch of their new collection and leaving no detail unpolished, affordable nail care brand Emery Nails have released their new refreshing shades of the summer. From the pure, bright ‘Chalk’ white perfect to contrast your natural summer glow to the daringly sexy yet playful ‘Rosso’ red shade mixed, with the deep copper warm tones of the retro orange ‘Sienna’, the collection has a little something for everyone. Get ready to make a splash and dive into the brand’s new shade range.
Magnum are Back to Remix the Summer
Speaking of the summer season ahead, Magnum Ice Cream is returning to Cannes after a two-year break to announce the hottest musical collaboration of the summer. As part of their Classic Remixed campaign to celebrate the brand’s twice dipped duo ice cream, chart-topper Kylie Minogue and South Korean dance icon Peggy Gou have teamed up to produce a supercharged remixed version of 2001 classic ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Embracing their bold and unapologetically fearless attitude, the single blends two iconic eras of music whilst celebrating contemporary club culture. The track will be released next Thursday in Cannes where Magnum has taken residence for over a decade, and it’s more than music to our ears.
Working Class Heroes x YETI
Just when we needed a little something to make gallivanting a whole lot easier, Working Class Heroes announced their practical and resourceful yet stylish and minimalist collaboration with American outdoor enthusiasts YETI. The nine-piece capsule collection of fine drinking receptacles is one that tops our springtime wishlist; covering everything from mugs and tumblers to jugs and flasks perfect for soup, coffee or beer depending on your trip. The collection is now available so be sure to check it out.
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