DQM Spring Collection 2013
I’ve always been pretty eager to see what DQM have in store each season. TheNew York skate shop seems to never let down. They’ve made a name for themselves mixing the aesthetic of workwear with skateboarding. The Spring collection is yet again appropriate and full of the essentials. Including colour-block anoraks, short sleeved denim shirts, shorts and a selection of hunting inspired hats.
The collection is now online and available in store.
Stussy Deluxe Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook
Stussy have released the lookbook for their Stussy Deluxe range. The lookbook showcases the usual staple pieces from jackets, tees, button-up shirts and trousers, all fitting with the season and mostly light in weight. Bold prints are big and Stussy have included Hawaiian and polka-dot prints.
Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2013
Released a day ago, Norse Projects have given us a peak at what to expect from their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Featuring knits, printed shirts, jackets and shorts fitting the season. They’re are some pretty bold prints incorporated into the season which perfectly mix with the more neutral variations in the collection.
First drop has already happened and available via their online store.
Durkl - Summer 2012 Collection
Easily one of my favourite brands right now. Durkl is a Washington DC brand and it’s hard to find them over here in the UK but a few of the finest pieces from their new Summer 2012 Collection has snuck over. They include the ‘Memory’ camper 5-panel hats and some of their logo tees and crew necks.
It is with great sadness that I announce that the Patta store will be closing. After merging with Precinct 5 earlier this year, the Amsterdam flagship store has been forced to close. Masta Lee has released a statement that reassures us that this is not the end of Patta.
FucknFilthy Lookbook - New Collection
Released today, the FucknFilthy new collection is full of tshirts, tank tops and caps. There’s plenty of graphics to catch the eye, all printed in good quality. This is a brand to look for in the future.
Kenzo x Vans - 2012 Autumn Preview
Here’s a preview of what to expect from the next Kenzo x Vans release. As usual they are as vibrant and colourful as the last. This time they’re mixing bold colours with stripes and floral patterns.
Release date set for August.
Foot Patrol Summer 2012 5-Panel Collection
London’s Foot Patrol have broadened their 5-panel camper caps for this summer. They’ve used various prints to create a summer style which most are keen for. The ‘Chinook’ camper features an all over acid print, available in two colours with the gas mask logo on the crown. The ‘AK’, seen above, is mainly black with a floral print on the crown along with the FP gas mask logo. Finally is the ‘Gunship’ which comes in red or navy with the logo on the crown once again.
These are set to drop this Saturday 14th at £25 each.
Foot Patrol x Converse - First String Pro Leather Collection
Foot Patrol is one of my local pick up places for trainers and they never seem to let me down. The Converse First String collection is viewed as one of the brand’s higher lines. The next to collaborate is London’s Foot Patrol who have created a special range of Pro Leather First String’s. In the collection there is a mid and low-top trainer to choose from in premium leather with a custom aztec print on the heel and tongue, and of course there is an embossed Foot Patrol gas mask logo on the shoe.
Available from 29th June at Foot Patrol London only.
£80 - Mid-tops
£75 - Low-tops
Nike Air Safari LE - Mesh Pack
We’re seeing several releases at the moment celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Safari. The Mesh Pack will be released in limited numbers. They consist of mesh on the box, tongue and ankle lining with the safari print in the classic silhouette and will be available in two different colourways, a blue and yellow.
Available from Nike stockists in the next few weeks.
INDCSN - Where Were You In 95 Tee
Inspired by the Air Max 95, INDCSN have released this white tee with black and green font on the front, graduating into different spot patterns. I have to say, they’ve won me over with this one for summer.
Nike Safari - Deconstruct
This season we’ve seen the relaunch of the iconic Safari range which was originally launch in 1987. To celebrate it’s 25th anniversary they have been releasing it several different styles. Joining the other models in the Deconstruct range we have the Deconstruct Safari. These have tonal uppers consisting of suede and accented by the burgundy collar and inner lining. These are minimal but the finer details of the perforated swoosh and two-tone midsole, gives these the key features they need.
Stay tuned for the release date.
Sneaker Freaker x Saucony Grid 9000 ‘Bushwhacker’
This year Sneaker Freaker have been celebrating their 10th year anniversary with several collaborations and here is the Saucony one. They’ve nicknamed their take on the Grid 9000 “Bushwhacker” which features include black, mint and beige suede upper with black mesh panels on the toe. They’ve added their own touch by using spring-loaped lace locks and cord lace which is stretchy. To complete the shoe there is black lining, a speckled mid-sole and the insole even has artwork featuring the Sneaker Freaker 10th anniversary graphic. This is a shoe not to be missed.
In stores from 30th June, including Foot Patrol.
DQM Summer 2012 Video
DQM have become one of my top labels to invest in this year. This video presents us with some of the key items from their summer 2012 range. These include hats, tees and jackets. Have a look!
Nike Mayfly Woven - Quickstrike release
We’ve seen the Mayfly make a comeback this year and here’s a nice take on it but woven. The Mayfly is unique in it’s own design but even more on this one I feel. This is a limited edition release by Nike Quickstrike available in two colour ways, granite and black. Perfect for when the sun comes back and we can get on with summer!
Now available from Nike retailers.