MR by Man Repeller shoe collection
By the time runway pieces finally arrive in stores, they have been splashed across social media for months. Because of this we have started eyeing limited edition capsule collections for our fashion instead. Here are three of our favourites, launching this month.
Off-White x Matchesfashion.com
If you think Kanye West is the arbiter of all things cool (no comment), then you haven’t discovered Virgil Abloh yet. Kanye’s long time collaborator and stylist is also the founder of uber hip label Off White, which was the talk of Paris this season. Off White was doing streetwear way before Vetements, and recently launched a 19-piece men’s wear collection with online e-tailer Matchesfashion.com. The collection draws on the brand’s haute sportswear influence and hip-hop aesthetic with urban essentials including the field jacket, pyjama style shirt, hoodie and cargo pants. Everything is available in red, black or a cool washed camo print, with many styles decorated in the brand’s signature diagonal stripes in cotton tape.
MR by Man Repeller
Love her or hate her, blogger Leandra Medine of Man Repeller definitely has her own style. And to prove it she has teamed up with Net-a-porter.com to launch her eponymous shoe collection which embodies her quirky, eclectic style. Highlights include velvet platforms, metallic loafers, and gold boots in bright colours and glitter finishes (party season alert). In true MR style, each shoe is given a cheeky name such as The I’m Here to Party Boot and The LOL If You Think I’m Walking Sandal. Who doesn’t love a girl that takes the piss out of fashion?
Ecochic x Shanghai Tang
More brands are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon, and the latest is Hong Kong based Shanghai Tang. This month the brand debuts its first up-cycled collection designed by Central Saint Martin’s student and designer Kévin Germanier, who was also the winner of the Ecochic Design Award in 2015. He has designed seven styles made entirely from up-cycled surplus fabrics from previous Shanghai tang collections. The overall style is in keeping with the brand’s ethos of modern Chinese chic and everything comes in a graphic red and black colour palette). Our favourite piece is definitely the long sleeved dress inspired by the qipao. Ten per cent of sales from the collection will be donated to environmental NGO Redress.