We bring you the latest luxury fashion and streetwear collabs that are all the hype right now
People love a good collaboration – especially if that collaboration involves leading luxury fashion brands and cult streetwear labels. This year’s Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior sneakers, which sold out in record time, is a good example. But don’t expect the hype to die out anytime soon. A survey conducted last year by leading online fashion platform, Hypebeast, revealed that a majority of fashion and retail industry executives believe that streetwear will continue to grow exponentially, at least for the next five years. For now, though, these are the latest hot drops in the lucrative realm of high-end fashion and streetwear collabs.
Bvlgari’s Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush
Bvlgari’s ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of’ is a collection of handbags and accessories featuring Bvlgari’s spirit animal, the snake, as perceived by various visionary designers. The latest of whom is Ambush’s creative director Yoon Ahn, who provides a playful and vibrant take on the timeless Serpenti Forever bag. This current ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush’ capsule collection comprises three bags – the Serpenti shoulder bag, Serpenti belt bag and heart-shaped Serpenti Minaudière – a heart-shaped coin case, credit card holders emblazoned with the ‘Bvlgari Ambush’ logo, and the iconic three-coil Serpenti bracelet. Pre-orders for the collection are now available on Bvlgari’s website, and the collection will be available in-store from 4 September 2020.
The LV² collection is Louis Vuitton’s biggest collaboration since the phenomenally successful Supreme partnership back in 2017. It’s also men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh’s first collaboration at the French Maison. Together with Japanese streetwear designer Nigo, creator of A Bathing Ape and Human Made, Abloh has reconceptualised the Maison’s range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, footwear, bags and accessories – notably, the LV Monogram is seamlessly superimposed onto the Damier check. We admit it’s not so much luxury merged with streetwear, but it’s nonetheless a fresh and exciting rendition of classic Louis Vuitton designs.
Dior Fall 2020 Collection
Shawn Stüssy may no longer be at the eponymous brand he founded back in 1980, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming out of retirement to work on Dior’s Fall 2020 collection. The collection sees an expansive range of sneakers, bags, T-shirts, bomber jackets and more, imprinted with Stüssy’s signature skull-and-crossbones and the Dior logo reworked with thick, Sharpie-style strokes.
Fendi California Sky
LA-based artist Joshua Vides first broke into the streetwear scene merely less than a decade ago, but his meteoric rise as one of the biggest names in streetwear design is encapsulated in this latest collaboration with Fendi, one of the oldest luxury fashion houses in Europe. For the Fendi California Sky collection, Vides has created an assortment of jackets, matching sets, bucket hats, accessories and more, in a monochromatic colour scheme imbued with his signature black and white marker style.
Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo came across the perfect pair of glasses at Dan Deutsch’s optical boutique in Los Angeles some eight years ago – not surprisingly, it was a pair of Barton Perreira glasses. That long-lasting admiration for Barton Perreira’s understatedly elegant designs has now transpired into the FGBP.2020 collection, which consists of one limited-edition silhouette, available in five earthy hues. Each pair features a combination of matte and glossy acetate and light gradient lenses, and retails on the Barton Perreira website for US$510 (S$700).
Onitsuka Tiger x Valentino Garavani sneakers
Onitsuka Tiger’s iconic Mexico 66 SD has been given a reboot in this collaboration with Valentino. With the help of Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the pair of sneakers has been reinterpreted with Valentino’s ‘V’ logo boldly hand-printed atop the Onitsuka Tiger stripes, as well as both brand logos proudly displayed on the shoe tongue and insole. Only 48 pairs of the limited-edition sneaker will be available in Singapore (sold exclusively at Onitsuka Tiger’s Takashimaya boutique for S$890), but you can also find it on Valentino’s website for US$645 (S$884).
The Tee Store
Now in its second year running, Mr Porter’s The Tee Store is an exclusive, seasonal capsule collection celebrating the unassuming yet essential T-shirt. A grand total of 19 leading contemporary and designer brands, such as Aries, Billionaire Boys Club and Club EU, have partnered with Mr Porter for the collection, which features an impressive array of 61 exclusive prints and designs. Highlights from the collection include a set of Hawaiian-inspired floral tees by highly coveted streetwear brand Sorry In Advance, which makes its appearance on Mr Porter for the first time.