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DISCOVER MAY 2020’S COOLEST STUFF
THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH
I hope you’re all holding up well and staying safe at home, especially now the true British spring weather has finally arrived. In fact, there’s a gale blowing outside my window as I type this, so I certainly have no plans to leave the house today. As usual I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground and have some great new drops to show you. We have pyjamas made from sustainably grown eucalyptus trees and running shoes powered by renewable natural materials, among others. So, following on from my April roundup, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite products and releases for the month of May 2020 – enjoy.
Briston Clubmaster Watch Collection
Briston is a French brand born out of a very British spirit. From the dreaming spires of Oxford and Cambridge, and from boat races gliding past cricket pitches and polo fields, this sporty chic spirit has been the epitome of British style since Queen Victoria. The Clubmaster collection is defined by its specific cambered square shape. Briston offers different materials to dress this very retro-chic design, joining forces with Italian company Mazzucchelli to make the cases..
Available at wolfandbadger.com
BoohooMAN x Disney
Global online retailer, boohooMAN have this month announced their first co-brand line with Disney. The unveiling of the collection marks boohooMAN’s first ever lifestyle collaboration, featuring the iconic and True Original, Disney’s Mickey Mouse. The exclusive collection boast a classic colour palette of red, white, black and grey marl with a splash of blue which enhances and lifts the collection. Drawing inspiration from 90s streetwear, the pieces bring a strong sense of what is at the core of street style.
Available at boohooman.com
Hamilton and Hare Limoncello Sleepwear
British menswear brand Hamilton and Hare has launched a new Pyjama Set and Relax Robe in fresh ‘limoncello’; a ray of sunshine for Spring/Summer 2020. The new sleepwear releases are made from 100% woven lyocell, a luxuriously soft natural fibre made from sustainably grown eucalyptus trees which use 20 times less water than cotton plants. Lyocell is 50% more absorbent than cotton and softer than silk, making it the perfect fabric for a better night’s sleep. Also, zero waste products are generated in the manufacture of the fibre and it is 100% biodegradable so your conscience can rest easy too.
Available at hamiltonandhare.com
Boardies x Lois O'Hara
This Summer, swimwear brand Boardies have collaborated with Brighton designer, Lois O’Hara, to create two pairs of bright and groovy swim shorts. Her vibrant and diverse creative practice takes in mural painting, design and art direction. There is, however, a consistent thread running through her work. “I’m interested in capturing the fluidity of an image in motion,” says Lois. It’s this sense of fluidity, combined with her love of process and bold colour combinations that makes her work so recognisable.
Available at boardiesapparel.com
Allbirds Dasher Performance Shoe
Allbirds, the sustainable footwear and accessories brand from San Francisco, this month launched its first step into the performance category with the Dasher – a revolutionary running shoe made from renewable natural materials. Powered by eucalyptus tree fibre, Merino wool and sugarcane, it is set to challenge the athletic footwear industry, which largely relies on synthetic shoes made from oil-based plastics that linger in landfills and spill into oceans. The Dasher will be the first Allbirds product to display a physical Carbon Count label, which takes into consideration materials, development, manufacturing, and end of life. The shoe emits 9kg of carbon dioxide per pair, nearly 30% lower than the estimated average sneaker.
Available at allbirds.co.uk
Universal Works Kyoto Work Jacket
The Kyoto Work Jacket has been inspired by Founder David Keyte’s time spent in Japan, and some of the old work jackets found in the thrift and vintage stores there. Hard-wearing simple tie front garments, which to a western eye looks unusual, yet practical. Universal Works has developed two versions for different fabrics and uses. The full wrap of the Kyoto Work Jacket and the shallower fronted Tie Front Jacket version. Additionally, they have also added a military feel to the jacket by making it in a military spec Ripstop cotton. Made in Japan, it's a great summer fabric - tough and durable, yet lightweight and breathable.
Available at universalworks.co.uk
Suicoke x HAY
HAY has announced a limited-edition 'DEPA' series of unisex sandals created in collaboration with iconic Japanese shoe brand Suicoke, launching exclusively in HAY’s global flagship store HAY House Copenhagen on May 15th 2020. Known for designs that fuse bold, contemporary forms with laidback functionality, Suicoke is the perfect partner for HAY. Featuring three playful, colour-blocked versions curated by Mette Hay, the utilitarian sandals boast an appealing palette that works with any style and will complement the glow of summer skin. Striking a harmonious balance between warmer and cooler tones, each version features an adjustable-Velcro front strap in a distinctive hue, a flexible, foam-rubber sole, and an open, rounded toe for added comfort.
More information at hay.dk
Fourfivecbd Immunity Box
Now more than ever the world is proving the value of working together in whichever way we can to build a sense of community and maintain wellness – collectively and individually. fourfivecbd want to offer a product to help with the challenges we’re all facing right now – but they knew they couldn’t do it alone, so with a sprinkle of innovation and a dash of assistance from some trusted friends making trustworthy products, the fourfivecbd System Support Bundle was born. Featuring fourfivecbd’s own, and Europe’s first, effervescent multivitamin CBD tablets, these support boxes come equipped with a well balanced arsenal of products to help all of us rest, recover, and rise again. And, to bring the sense of community full circle, every time you buy one, £5.00 of your purchase will be donated to Compassion London.
Available from fourfivecbd.co.uk