Including how the footwear industry is changing — for the better.
Eloquii collaborates with influencer Gabi Fresh on a punchy swimwear collection
Eloquii has just launched a swimsuit collection that deserves applause for its unique designs and fiery colourways. Designed in collaboration with Gabi Fresh, one of the first influencers to provide a resource, voice and safe space for fashion Lovers sizes 14+, the statement suits and graphic resort wear will have you looking for the soonest flight south.
The Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama collaboration continues
Doting fans of Yayoi Kusama will be pleased to hear about Drop 2 of the Japanese artist’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Even more handbags, like the iconic Capucines and monogrammed Neverfull, are covered in new variations of radiant pumpkins, flowers and infinity dots, welcoming the brave and bold into Kusama’s avant-garde world.
Allbirds creates the world’s first net zero carbon shoe
While aiming for a greener future, Allbirds shot for the moon — and didn’t miss. The eco-conscious brand has created the world’s first ever net zero carbon shoe, aptly named M0.0NSHOT, and it’s completely restructuring the footwear game. “We believe this will revolutionize the path to net zero, and act as rocket-fuel for the entire industry,” said Hana Kajimura, head of sustainability at Allbirds, in a press release. “The scientists have shown us what’s possible — now it’s time for the fashion industry to carry the open-sourced learnings from M0.0NSHOT forward.” The shoe’s official reveal will be in June 2023 at Copenhagen’s Global Fashion Summit.
Lululemon is running for mental health
To many, running is a form of therapy, which is why Lululemon has tapped L.A.-based lifestyle brand Madhappy to co-create a run collection in support of mental health. Launching on April 4, the limited-edition assortment of technical products features a sunset-inspired palette and tie-dye prints, driving home the idea that there’s joy in a balanced lifestyle. What’s more, both brands will be making a collective donation of $40,000 USD in support of the JED Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults across America.
Make way for an On x Ssense exclusive
An Ssense exclusive is a pretty big deal, and Swiss sportswear brand On is the latest to receive this treatment. Its high performance Cloudflash running shoe has been refreshed through the style-centric lens of Ssense, and features a new colourway of earthy brown with neon lime accents. Consider the shoe both practical and cool.
Own the moment with Bulgari’s new Octo Roma releases
The refreshed Octo Roma collection is a flawless example of modern-day haute horlogerie. Best characterized by its versatility, sophistication and elegance, these new Bulgari timepieces embody a contemporary style while still staying true to the technical precision of Swiss watchmaking. Plus, they’re distinct enough to stand out amongst the masses: the octagon-shaped case — and name — is a nod to the city of Rome, where the high jewellery brand was founded.