Get Classy On The Course With Puma, Step Up Your Fragrance Game With Issey Miyake and Manage Your Money Right With Emmanuel Asuquo.
Another action-packed week flies by in the world of fashion, lifestyle and entertainment – and this is the best place to get a no-nonsense, clear roundup of the news. This week we celebrated the best the music industry had to offer, whether it’s the outfits the artists were wearing – or the songs they are pumping through the speakers – The Grammy Awards was pure, unrelenting entertainment, Kendrick’s newest masterpiece ‘Mr Morale and the Big Steppers’ took home the ‘best rap album award’ and Harry Styles won ‘best album’ for ‘Harry’s House’ – if 2022 is anything to go by 2023 is going to be a great year for music. What was your highlight of the event? Let us know on our Instagram.
Away from music, the Premier League returned to our screens, throwing up a major shock, with league leaders Arsenal slipping up with a 1-0 loss to Everton – football is well and truly back, and the title race continues to hot up. With all that said, let’s get stuck into the news.
Get set for SS23 with Karl Lagerfeld
German fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld has released their new SS23 collection, with pieces that place a focus on fashion and function, so you are ready to transition your look for the spring season. The collection includes bags and other accessories as well as classic KL staples such as jeans, T-shirts and jackets – all of which follow a similar model of casual minimalism. The fashion house is succeeding in carrying out their late founder’s vision, providing clothing that is rebellious, contemporary and forward-thinking.
The world-famous Swoosh goes Tiffany Blue
Social media went into a meltdown when Nike teased their followers on Instagram, announcing their most secretive collaboration in years, with the brand posting a sneaker box in the iconic Tiffany & Co Blue colour. LeBron James confirmed that a new Air Force 1 would be a main piece in the collab, after being pictured in them before the Lakers faced the Brooklyn Nets. He was also spotted wearing a Tiffany & Co x Nike Varsity jacket, but nothing has been said about it being a part of the drop 👀.
Puma x Fast Green – a new look for Golfwear
The theme of Golf centred sportswear continues this month with Puma’s new ‘Fast Green’ Collection, which includes stylish golf-inspired Harrington jackets, polo shirts and a new version of the Clyde sneaker. Whether you’re Driving or Vibing this collection will have you looking fresh on the course.
A classic is remastered with Clarks and Zara
Clarks and Zara have teamed up to release a collection of shoes that celebrate the famous Wallabee silhouette, the suede leather shoes are designed with a chunky sole, which puts a twist on the originals, with a more modern touch. The new shoes can be paired with a suit for a formal look, or with some Jeans for a more casual style. You’ll have everyone asking ‘a weh yuh get dah new Clarks deh dawdi‘.
Hit your Reps with Reebok
Reebok has added a new addition to their Nano franchise, the Nano X3 training shoes are the most significant upgrade the shoes have received in their 13-year history. The improved midsole technology increases comfort and support with the Flexsole upper providing breathability and a lightweight feel – whether you’re on the treadmill or the smith’s machine these shoes will look after you. Despite the technical elements, the shoes are also sleek – perfect for your gym sessions.
New Balance X Basement – the newest streetwear sell-out
New Balance and Basement are concluding their collaboration by releasing a new 2002R model, The ‘Dark Slate’ colourway continues the theme of minimalist earthy colour schemes adopted for the releases – the shoes have been massively popular amongst the streetwear community, often selling out instantly. You will have to be up early to make sure you’re first in the *online* queue.
adidas and James Harden ‘Slam Dunk’ the Sneaker Game
adidas and James Harden have released a new signature sneaker in their latest collaboration, called ‘Volume 7’s’. The sneaker has a distinctly futuristic look, blending a sleek and smooth design that helps keep the shoe minimal but intriguing. We can’t wait to see Harden getting some serious airtime in these while balling out for the 76ers.
Smell like a million dollars with Issey Miyake
Renowned fashion house Issey Miyake has recently released their newest male fragrance, Les Eaux D’issey Pour Homme. Much like other previous releases, the scent is fresh and clean – and is vegan-sourced and made up of 87% naturally sourced ingredients. This fragrance will have you smelling fresh to death throughout Spring. Prices start at £59 (50ml).
If looks could kill – Sam McKnight’s newest release
Sam McKnight’s new crème pomade Dressed to Kill Define and Defrizz (£26) has finally landed – after years in the making! The crème is fragranced with Sam’s signature scent, infused with sunflower wax, hibiscus and fire tulip flower extracts, and is formulated to nourish and add texture to your hair; so, you can rework it, day and night.
Start stacking your p with the ‘E-Man’
Sorting your finances out is as important as ever, especially now we are in a cost-of-living crisis. Expert financial advisor Emmanuel Asuquo has announced his newest book ‘Get your money right’, this no-nonsense and easy-to-understand guide to personal finance teaches you the things you *should have* learned at school, but didn’t. his honest ‘real talk’ approach along with his humble personality makes him easily relatable, if you think we’re joking check out his Instagram. The book releases on the 16th of February.
Dan Pearce and Cody Burridge give an altered perspective on Icons.
99 Projects have collaborated with artists Dan Pearce and Cody Burridge to launch a new pop-up exhibition “Altered State” in Notting Hill. Collectively the artists have over 40 years of experience in the field of mixed media art and photography – in careers that have seen them work with stars such as 50 Cent, Idris Elba and Anthony Joshua, among others. The exhibition is open to the public until the 26th of February at 99 Projects, 104a Golborne Road, London W1.
“I am a huge fan of collaborations. As an artist I usually work alone, so being able to share Cody’s creative ideas, bounce ideas off each other, and visit each other’s studios is a real pleasure. When Cody suggested his two iconic photos it was a no brainer, who would say no to Snoop Dogg and Kate Moss? Cody is super talented in his field and his enthusiasm is infectious. With all these elements in place, the collaboration was always going to be dynamite.”
Gorillaz aims to strike ‘New Gold’ with their newest album ‘Cracker Island’.
Notorious alternative electronic group Gorillaz have returned after 3 years to release their newest album, ‘Cracker Island’. Their unique and recognisable sound is continued in this new release, combining elements of rock, funk and hip-hop. The album contains cameos from stars of the music industry, including Stevie Nicks, Thundercat, Tame Impala and Bad Bunny. The album releases on the 24th of February.
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