Good for your Mind, Body & Soul – Oliver Spencer X FILA

British Menswear Design Genius, Oliver Spencer and Italian Heritage Sportswear brand, FILA have collaborated on a sustainably produced collection inspired by over 100 years of FILA’s rich sportswear heritage taking its inspiration from Wes Anderson’s iconic 2001 classic, The Royal Tenenbaums. The collection will be exclusively available at Oliver Spencer, FILA and at MR PORTER. 

Olie will be contributing 10% of sales towards the MR PORTER Health In Mind Fund which since 2019 has provided content and fundraising initiative in partnership with Movember, developed to raise awareness around men’s mental and physical health, and is fundraising dedicated to helping men lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives

This versatile collection consists of FILA classics seen in the Hayward Jersey Jacket, Benedict Polo, and matching Ari Jersey Shorts. Harking back to the timeless style of iconic FILA tennis players from the 1980s, the collection brings an updated twist on heritage styles. Oliver uses the influence of Dapper Dan to FILA’s iconic sportswear style with his own contemporary take on lifestyle; giving the collection a fluid easy-to-wear feeling.

Sustainability has been at the forefront of Oliver Spencer’s brand for many years, this collaboration continues their efforts to produce ethically sourced, sustainable goods. Alongside this, all packaging is made from sustainable, recycled materials.

For this collection Oliver has specifically developed a terry-towel corduroy that is super-soft and exudes richness of colour. Hero pieces made in Oliver Spencer’s Auckland Navy, Auckland Red and Auckland Cream pay tribute to the classic FILA colourways seen on and off the court for generations.

“I am very excited to be working with such an authentic, heritage sportswear brand. Working together to fuse lifestyle and sportswear we have produced an exciting collection that is selling through our long-standing partner – MR PORTER. The collection feels very nostalgic, yet modern while using all of our sustainable credentials” Oliver Spencer, Founder & Owner.

The return of the Blockbuster – Vilebrequin X Space Jam: A New Legacy

Welcome to the Jam! This summer, NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes in the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.

To celebrate the release Vilebrequin and Warner Bros. team up to bring you a slam-dunk collaboration of swimwear and leisurewear celebrating the hotly anticipated release of “Space Jam: A New Legacy”.

After almost 50 years of non-stop summer, Vilebrequin feels more energized than ever. It’s no big surprise when joy, freedom, and the seductive charm of St-Tropez in the 1970s are in your DNA! The other thing that keeps Vilebrequin young: a passion for playful swimwear design, faultless tailoring, and constant reinvention. From fathers and sons to women and girls, ready-to-wear and accessories, Vilebrequin has made an art out of living in the sun all year long. Driven by innovation since day one, the House is committed to developing sustainable solutions, fabrics and processes that make an impact on vacation, not on the oceans.

This swimwear line comprises matching limited-edition swimwear for men, women & kids— ideal for shooting some hoops in the pool. Once you’re done, go grab your towel, rehydrate, and talk tactics while you catch some rays.

Featuring a custom “Ready 2 Jam” print by Vilebrequin Studios, organic cotton father-kids tees, sweatshirts and baseball caps will score you some serious style points.

The world according to Karl

God rest his soul Karl Lagerfeld was a force of nature when it came to fashion. Not only was Karl a high successful designing collections for his Signature range, but for Fendi for many years and Chanel, but he was a very talented artist and photographer. The focus of today’s post is Karl as a extremely talented fragrance creator.

Towards his untimely death he launched fragrances based on some of his favourite destinations. The house offered with the release of the first two creations from a new fragrance collection that stoped off in the cities that inspired the great man. From one continent to another, the journey is full of surprises. It begins with Paris and New York, major fashion capitals in their own right, but also places that influenced the work of Lagerfeld.

First we had PARIS, 21 RUE SAINT-GUILLAUME, an Eau de parfum for women. Uniting beauty, culture and art of living like no other place, St Germain instantly captured Karl Lagerfeld’s heart when he arrived in Paris. Its unique atmosphere and way of life immediately resonated with the designer, who had chosen to make this neighbourhood the centre of his world by establishing his offices and studio at 21 Rue Saint-Guillaume.

Then, NEW YORK, MERCER STREET, An Eau de toilette for men. New York: another ambiance for another city – one with which the designer evidently shared several common values: creativity, dynamism and effervescence.

During his regular trips to Manhattan, Karl Lagerfeld loved to stay in the vibrant neighbourhood of Soho. This is where Mercer Street can be found, a unique road with an iconic hotel ideally situated among art galleries and upmarket boutiques – a perfect viewpoint that distils the vibrations of the city and its visitors.

These now classics, have been joined by Tokyo an Hamburg. Tokyo, captivated by Japan, Lagerfeld drew on this duality, where urban elation encounters the endless delights of Mother Nature. This fragrance blends notes of Citrus, Obviously Cherry Blossom and Amber.

Then Hamburg, the home of his birth, he was inspired by the German city, where he would come to own one of THE most beautiful Hamburg homes. Built in the 1920’s in the hills of the Blankenese residential area. This scent includes notes of Mandarin, mint, sage and Blond woods.

Just as iconic as his designs, Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches are instantly recognisable. Produced on grained paper and enhanced with a red frame, they feature the unique hand-signed “Karl” signature.

The bottle of these fragrances adopt these truly characteristic Lagerfeld graphic codes. Inspired by apothecary bottles, it reveals clear-cut, direct and timeless lines. The textured label is highlighted with red bears -the designer’s handwritten signature. These pure aesthetics resonate with the couturier’s constant and radical search for the essential.

Nothing is chicer than BLVCK – BLVCK X CASETiFY

Luxury streetwear brand BLVCK Paris, the brand backing an ‘All black lifestyle’ have partnered with leading phone case brand CASETiFY. To bring you simplicity at its finest through monochromatic masterpieces in a limited collection to compliment any outfit, because black is always in season.

Inspired by the groundbreaking fashion label’s mantra: “it’s time to Blvckout your life,” the striking capsule collection debuts a monochromatic color palette spanning a range of premium quality tech accessories and lifestyle products.

The Blvck x CASETiFY collection delivers four unique iPhone cases highlighting Blvck’s original illustrations. Their trademark skull, snake, and rose designs from the fashion label’s portfolio—exploring new textures and canvases through CASETiFY’s matte black Impact Case series. As a special addition to the collection, customers will also have the chance to shop a customisable Black Mirror Case, providing a subtly patterned reflective surface to personalise with names or monograms in a special gothic-style font.

True to CASETiFY’s mission for style and durability, accessories in the collection will offer corner-to-corner protection, in a variety of case types with up to 6-ft drop-protection and MagSafe-compatibility. To complete the monochromatic look, customers can shop matching accessories made available for AirPods cases, wireless charging pads, and stainless steel water bottles.

All the Summer shoes you need from KLEKT

Summer is finally here and hopefully we’ll get the chance to enjoy the Sun in Summer 2021. KLEKT, one of Europe’s leading marketplaces for sneakers and streetwear, have released their top picks for summer offering you possibly all the Summer shoes you could need.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Mist 

A fresh start, the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Mist sees the famous silhouette updated for 2021. Pairing a clean colourway with an updated construction, they have made it to the top of our want list.

This remodelled silhouette strikes the perfect balance between familiarity and newness, sporting a fresh mocha toned monofilament base the sheer upper reveals a cage like structure beneath. Old favourites are updated from the contrasting stripe running the length of the sneaker met by the newly added heel tab, and naturally the signature rope laces make their appearance. Underfoot, a beige Boost sole brings height to this sneaker whilst also providing comfort and support with every step. The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Mono Mist revamp your rotation.

New Balance x Paperboy 992 

Do I look like a chicken? The New Balance x Paperboy 992 ‘Fried Egg’ marks the latest collaboration between the mom and pop sneaker brand and cult Parisian café. The duo chose this time to work on the fan favourite 992 silhouette, preparing one eggcellent sneaker.

Starting on a base of breathable white mesh, cut out panels of white and muted grey suede are layered up across the upper framed by a strip of soft beige suede beneath. A high contrast hit of yolky yellow suede brightens up the lace guards sitting adjacent to the creamy toned tumbled leather tongue, further complimented by neatly embroidered metallic New Balance branding and a silver-backed fried egg for a little extra added whimsy.

 

Adidas Yeezy Slide Enflame 

 

Hot stuff. The adidas Yeezy Slide Enflame Orange will have you standing out, poolside or hitting the town. Why not slip into something more comfortable?

Crafted from a single piece of pillowy EVA foam, Kanye Wests visionary design sports an all-over firey orange tone proving he is not one to shy away from a little colour. The futuristic yet familiar design synonymous with the model rounded off with an exaggerated cleat sole making the adidas Yeezy Slide Enflame a hot commodity in the sneakersphere.

Nike Dunk Low PRM Animal Pack Zebra 

Wild thing. The Nike Dunk Low Animal Pack Zebra is the latest addition to Nikes coveted animal pack collection. This sneaker takes inspiration from the humble zebra, creating something that’s anything but.

Kicking things off on a base of glossy black smooth leathers, this stealthy sneaker complemented by panels of printed premium shag suede elevating this sneaker to new heights