As restrictions lift and IRL shopping becomes a reality once more, we present a list of things to spend your money on this month
This month, Browns looks back to its nurturing roots – the retailer was the first to stock Lee McQueen, John Galliano, and Simone Rocha – with the re-launch of Browns Focus, a project which spotlights some of the industry’s most exciting young designers. Capsule collections by LVMH Prize-nominated designers Bianca Saunders, Conner Ives, and Saul Nash, plus Fashion East newcomer Maximilian, and more are available to shop from this week.
Fans of London menswear designer Craig Green will be pleased to hear that two new collections from the designer are available to shop this month. Styles from his nautically-inflected Spring/Summer 2021 collection entitled Cargo – which arrives in a rainbow of muted reds, greens and blues – plus reimagined classics from the designer’s archives are available from Dover Street Market, Machine-A, and MatchesFashion.
This month, Rick Owens is treating us to not one but two footwear releases, created in collaboration with Paris-based trainer label Veja and British boot icon Dr Martens respectively. With Veja, the American designer has crafted a trio of sustainable hiking-style trainers, meanwhile at camp Dr Martens, Owens explores his rebellious side with a series of subversive “dark-glam” styles.
Dior Pop Up at Selfridges
To celebrate the arrival of Kim Jones’ vibrant Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection for Dior – which was the result of a lively collaboration with American painter Kenny Scharf – Dior is opening a string of pop-up shops in cities around the world. One of these temporary locations is situated in London’s Selfridges which, opening this week, will house some exclusive products from the collection, including the coveted orange and white b27 trainers.
Accessories master Matthew Williams has unveiled his latest hero bag for the house of Givenchy this month. Named simply 4G, the sleek and functional style honors the “perfect symmetry prized by Hubert de Givenchy” while exemplifying the “clean and crisp” design style Williams is loved for.
Chinese designer Rui Zhou’s sensual, skin-bearing designs have captured the attention of many for their exploration of the relationship between body and wearer, colour and shape. Just last week it was announced that Zhou is 2021 finalist for the upcoming LVMH Prize and you can pre-order her latest collection from fashion and art marketplace APOC store, which stocks a near-unrivalled selection of creations by emerging talents.
Dunhill’s latest iteration of its hallmark Lock Bag was captured on the streets of London by photographer and AnOther contributor Chris Rhodes this spring. A reminder of the lively spirit of the city so often forgotten during these isolated times, the brand says the images, and the historic locations in which they are lensed, “embody the renewed house codes of Dunhill”.
Burberry Pop Up at Harrods
Burberry is celebrating the launch of its new bag The Olympia with a special pop up at Harrods, which opened this week. Crafted in feminine curves and spring shades of olive, sky blue, and peach, the new style is described by the British house as “a celebration of modern classicism”.