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DISCOVER SEPTEMBER 2017’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
Well, autumn certainly arrived with a bang. It’s suddenly cold, dark and rainy. For many, this season is one to look forward to. Escaping the heat and being able to layer clothing is a pleasant prospect. With this in mind we’ve picked out some great items this month such as technical menswear from Japan and minimalistic sneakers from Denmark. So, following on from our August round-up, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite products and releases for the month of September 2017.
BEOPLAY AW17 Collection
B&O PLAY presents the AW17 Collection. A limited-edition range of premium speakers, headphones and the latest wireless earphones inspired by the fashion and interior colour trends of the season. This season, B&O PLAY joins the voices that remind us that simplicity and serenity is timeless. The colour inspiration was found in that magical slice of time, where autumnal light drapes the Japanese landscapes in sophisticated and unexpected colour combinations. Hence the natural and expressive materials used in the collection such as leather and aluminium is softened by a palette of lilac, violet, cityscape grey (vapour) and deep brown (umber) to form a collection that slots into your AW17 wardrobe with ease.
ARKET recently launched their first store at 224 Regent Street in London and online on arket.com in 18 European markets. ARKET is a modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home. Its mission is to democratise quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products designed to be used and loved for a long time. The collections are composed of ARKET’s own products alongside a selection of the best examples from other brands. The Regent Street location, as well as the four following stores, includes an ARKET café based on the New Nordic Food Manifesto.
AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones
AfterShokz, the bone conduction headphone brand known for prioritising situational awareness and comfort through its unique open ear design, has announced its next generation of wireless bone conduction headphones, Trekz Air. They're the ultimate sport headphones inspired by the demands of elite and aspiring athletes. These new wireless headphones wrap powerful features in a functional, flexible and featherweight design, ignoring the limits set by traditional sport headphones.
HOOK LDN new prescription lenses service
Rising British eyewear brand HOOK LDN, known for its contemporary and stylish sunglasses range, are now moving further into the world of opticals with a brand-new prescription lenses service. Available for frames purchased both online and in store, the new service is designed to help HOOK LDN customers combine quality design and fashion. Having recently moved to a permanent location in Shoreditch, London, the new lenses service sees HOOK LDN further establish itself as the city’s hottest fashion forward eyewear brand, specialising in high quality, style-led designs that are influenced by a passion for both fashion and music.
Esprit x Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony has once again collaborated with Esprit, debuting a collection which draws from the counterculture mall brand’s fresh, subversive history. Inspired by funhouse prints and sherbert stripes from Esprit’s ‘80s and ‘90s heydey—with silhouettes that will look as modern in 20 years as they would have on a Memphis Milano sofa — the collection is an icon in the making. “Esprit and Opening Ceremony share an ethos, from our relationship with global youth culture to our insistence on diversity in fashion,” says Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon.
adidas Originals by White Mountaineering AW17
For AW17, adidas Originals is reuniting with Japan’s White Mountaineering and Mr Yosuke Aizawa to create a comprehensive range of adidas Originals footwear and apparel. The collection showcases White Mountaineering’s philosophy of creating elevated technical product with an unparalleled sartorial touch, attention to detail, and unparalleled knowledge of utilitarian product, along with adidas Originals’ rich heritage and iconic three stripes. AW17 will also mark the re-introduction of classic footwear styles including Boston Super and Seeulater Alledo.
INSTRMNT K Series Launch
Introducing the Instrmnt K-Series: a trio of rubber-strapped, monochrome watches influenced by the science of colour theory and materiality. Instrmnt’s most contemporary design output yet, and first entirely vegan product range. The colour palette and naming structure of the K-Series range is inspired by the CMYK printing process, whereby a Key Plate provides detail and leaves only a simple impression at a dilution of black between 0% and 100%. The functionality and constraints of this technique provided a basis for designers Ross Baynam and Pete Sunderland, who wanted to focus on an industrial, calculated process to inform the first release of a greyscale collection.
Montblanc M Ultra Black
With the introduction of Montblanc M in 2015, Montblanc defined a new aesthetic language with a design from Marc Newson resulting in a writing instrument influenced by the fluid and pure organic forms synonymous with his style. The creative collaboration between the Maison and the pioneering designer captured the spirit of the moment with modernity, while establishing new codes of elegance for tomorrow. In its mission to continuously evolve the writing experience and push the boundaries of design, Montblanc is releasing Montblanc M Ultra Black, an innovative piece that will be exclusively available worldwide at Selfridges.
Happy Socks AW17 dressed collection
Happy Socks’ elegant Dressed collection offers men a more tailored option. Created specifically for men and conceived with smarter wear in mind, the length has been increased so the socks sit higher on the leg. Colours and patterns are discreetly arranged, with a black label providing a sophisticated finishing touch. Made from mercerised pima cotton produced in unique growing conditions along the northern coastal valleys of Peru, durable Dressed socks are highly resistant but still incredibly soft and silky. The exceptional result is designed to match the expectations of men looking for a stylish, high quality dress sock.
ARKK Copenhagen Spyqon FG H-X1
On a mission to continue forging the way for minimalistic sneakers, ARKK Copenhagen releases the decidedly immaculate Spyqon FG H-X1 in three true-to-Nordic colour treatments of Black, Ash and Army. The single piece FutureGrid upper creates a refined fit and gives ultimate heel-to-toe flexibility but most importantly, expresses the authentic design origins of the Danish-based brand. This style is one of the most form-fitting silhouettes of the collection. The material execution sewn into one single piece, comprises of dedicated knitting patterns to form a skeleton-like structure of the fabric.