Ten Craves is our online series that rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out.
Fashion is back and all around. With fashion month slowly creeping its way closer, we can’t wait to jump right into those fashion-infested waters once again. Before we take that dive, take a look at what 10 has been craving this week.
Gentle Monster fills the void with its first optical collection
Soth Korean eyewear giant Gentle Monster is back again for another round of optical delights. After recent collaborations with the likes of Yoon Ahn’s Ambush and Heron Preston’s namesake label, Gentle Monster has one more thing up its sleeve. Introducing its first-ever optical eyewear collection, the eyewear brand seeks to fill a void, revealing new identities that co-exist in the same pair of luxurious frames. Gentle Monster has got you covered for all of your blurry-eyed needs. Shop
Daily Paper escapes to Africa
Amsterdam-based streetwear label Daily Paper is known to represent its culture without fail and its latest capsule collection does just that. “From Africa to the World” highlights the African diaspora in all of its beautiful cultural glory. Taking on a schoolwear feel, the collection features a forest green branded varsity jacket, hoodies, joggers and t-shirts that celebrate the continent and hope for unity that transcends all boundaries. Shop the collection
Image courtesy of Daily Paper
Dive into the world of art NFTs with NFTism
The NFT world takeover shows no signs of slowing down and the art scene is diving right in. Institut is the first art world-led NFT platform bringing together 100 artists for a physical exhibition at Unit London at our very own Covent Garden. The exhibition named “NFTism: No Fear in Trying” offers a bridge between the digital and physical worlds with a range of artworks transmitted through augmented reality, VR headsets digital screens and holograms. The expo showcases a plethora of art, delving into meme culture, revisionist feminist and much more, created by NFT titans including the likes of XCOPY, Rewind Collective and IX Shells. Experience the digital universe at The Stables Covent Garden beginning September 10.
Photography courtesy of Institut
Burberry takes us to the studio for AW21
Fashion lovers rejoice! British titan Burberry is bringing us closer to reality with its latest AW21 campaign. Playing with the concept of duality, Burberry’s latest campaign contrasts raw and classic studio stills with bold candid shots, taking us backstage into all of the fashion realness of its Autumn/Winter 2021 show.
Valentino keeps us fall-ready
If you’ve been dreaming about the perfect boot that will keep you protected from the unpredictable fall weather soon to come, look no further because Valentino is here to save the day. The Atelier boots are Valentino’s latest footwear offering and are the result of the fusion between the house’s savoir-faire and functionality. Making its debut in Valentino’s AW21 collection, the boot translates couture craftsmanship into a contemporary urban design. Its rubber and waterproof material comes covered in 400 3D-printed petals, adding a delicate touch to the otherwise playful offering. Pick up the Atelier Boots in black or white come August 30. Shop
Photography courtesy of Valentino
Top image courtesy of Gentle Monster