Ten Craves: Gentle Monster x Hood By Air, Ganni x Ahluwalia And More!
Ten Craves is our online series that rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out.
Gentle Monster and Hood By Air are back for another collab
Gentle Monster’s collaborative engine has pumped out another winner, this time around tapping Hood By Air for another eyewear collection. Inspired by the buzzing streets of the Big Apple, the collection features two new styles with curved edges, colored lenses and HBA branding. The Antagonist frames arrive in black, white, red and pink frames with complementing black and mirrored lenses, while the Mother features a black boxy frame, gold chain detailing and an orange lens. Shop here.
Balenciaga celebrates its Le Cagole line with furry pop-ups
Step into Balenciaga’sLe Cagole pop-up shops and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find inside: a space swallowed by pink faux fur that celebrates the eccentric line. Everything from its displays, flooring and seating areas is embraced by the eye-catching material while the full range of exaggerated bags, wallets and shoes are available at locations worldwide. Customisation is available with every purchase which includes foil-stamped and studded initials. Swing by and experience it all. Visit the London Le Cagole pop-up at Balenciaga’s Mount Street store.
Photography courtesy of Balenciaga
Go to the beach with Dior and Parley for the Oceans
Teaming up with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans, Dior has unveiled its new beachwear capsule collection fit for your next holiday. Marking the pair’s collaborative debut, the range features a selection of environmentally-crafted pieces that reflect Parley’s focus on conscious production. The collection includes tops, swimwear, trousers, towel robs, bags, sandals and accessories that will have you decked out poolside. Shop here.
Photography courtesy of Dior
Spray away with Bulgari
Known as a fragrance pioneer, Bulgari has taken hold of the art of scent making as its intriguing and versatile range continues to expand and dominate perfumers globally. Often paying homage to its Roman roots and masterful craftsmanship, the luxury label introduces two new fragrances that are sure to engulf your senses in dreamy notes that are ideal for balmy summer nights. First launched in 2016, Bulgari has introduced the Eau de Toilette version of its iconic Rose Goldea scent, featuring notes of juicy grapefruit, subtle rose, fresh musk and cedarwood. For men, Le Gemme Orom arrives with strong notes of bourbon vanilla, rich benzoin and deep agarwood. Shop here.
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Hermès is releasing a limited-edition scarf to commemorate the special occasion. Designed by Jan Bajtlik, the scarf named Voitures Exquises dons multi-coloured horse carriage illustrations delivered in a mismatched fashion. The celebration is accompanied by The Queen’s Green Canopy which invites all brits to plant a tree in honour of her Her Majesty’s leadership, simultaneously raising funds to create green spaces around schools in the UK. Shop the scarf in-store and online on May 16th.
Photography courtesy of Hermés
Ganni and Ahluwalia go for round two
Continuing to push their joint upcycling efforts across the fashion-sphere, Ganni and Ahluwalia have come together for a second collaborative capsule which sees deadstock denim reworked into 16 styles that speak to the versatility of the material. Celebrating the exhilarating activities that the pandemic withheld for two years, the collection encourages its wearers to live life to the fullest through a blend of Ganni silhouettes and Ahluwalia’s 1990s inspirations. The collection includes denim puffer jackets, coats, dresses, tops, bottoms, bras and hats. Shop here.
Photography courtesy of Ganni
Koko re-opens its doors
After three years of restorations, Camden’s emblematic Koko music venue is officially re-opening its doors to the public. Introducing a 50,000-square-foot powerhouse, the redefined space features new performance halls, a rooftop restaurant ideal for sunny lunch gatherings, a shielded cocktail bar and the restored theatre that Koko calls home. Prepare for the concert experience of your dreams. Visit Koko at 1A Camden High St, London NW1 7JE from April 28th.
Photography courtesy of Koko
Kiko Kostadinov sets his touch on the Asics GEL-NIMBUS 9
Coming together once more, Kiko Kostadinov and Asics have set its collaborative sights on the GEL-NIMBUS 9 which sees the ’00s icon remixed with a variety of muted tones and diverse materials. The newly-updated silhouette sporst breathable mesh underlays and glossy overlays in a colour-blocked style with added cushioning technology at the footbed and midsole, making comfort a priority for all of your outdoor adventures. The collaboration is introduced in four colour ways, available for purchase here.
Photography courtesy of Asics
Top image: Gentle Monster x Hood By Air, photography by Torso Studios.