Thermals and arctic-inspired coats - yikes, summer is over.
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As Ned Stark once had it, winter is coming. Before that, though, is the shredded-wheat plainness that is Autumn. And, before that, we’re set to have a mini heatwave and some of the hottest temperatures September has seen. But then frost. Basically, it’s a meteorologist’s headache.
So we’ve covered all bases with this week’s edition we’re serving-up drops to keep you warm, but some sun-ready trainers in case summer mounts a return.
Of course, it’s worth noting that our volatile weather isn’t caused by weather-changing boffins hired by tabloids to get out some especially sensationalist headlines. Instead, it’s down to the way we’re treating our environment (not very well).
And it’s down to us do something about it – so keep buying pre-loved and sustainable, resell or recycle your old clothes and spread the word: fuck fast fashion.
We’ve loved Manchester-based sustainable streetwear label WAWWA for a long time, so it’s wicked to see them bring out this new ice-cold collection. Inspired by the relentless cold of tundra ecosystems, which may well be a euphemism for Manchester, its entire colour palette is based around the biome.
Oats, sages, rusts, petrol blues and blacks have been hand-picked from hues of wildflowers that grow in short-lived tundra summers. They’ve been splashed onto recycled denim, rugby sweatshirts and organic cotton tees, creating something that’s as cosy as it is cool.
Special shout-out to the Jenson jacket, a stash-away coat that features toggles lifted from upcycled wetsuits – flippin’ heck.
See more of the WAWWA AW20 collection here.
KLATTERMUSEN NEW COATS
If anyone’s going to be able to keep you toasty right now, it’s Swedish mountaineering equipment brand Klattermusen (that just sounds warm, doesn’t it?)
The label has just launched its new FW20 range, kitted-out with swathes of anoraks, jackets, base layers, mid layers, backpacks and accessories. The Bore 2.0 may sound – well, a little boring – but its recycled polyamides and thermal lining makes it a winter essential.
New fabrics like Katla Cotton have also been added into the mix, which is 100% organic and highly breathable. Usually, we’d suggest this kind of wardrobe for some sort of arctic camping trip away – but the way that the UK is going right now, it might just be needed for those socially distanced pub garden meet-ups.
Shop the new Klattermusen FW20 collection here.
ADIDAS CLEAN CLASSICS
Part of Adidas’ commitment to support an end to plastic waste, this new capsule takes the brand’s most iconic silhouettes and gives them a green-fingered touch.
All the kicks hold its ‘Primegreen’ standard, which means that the upper body of the shoes consists of at least 50% recycled materials. Reclaimed rubber is also used throughout, and a new pattern efficiency process means all the stitching is a little greener.
As the brand itself acknowledges, this alone isn’t going to save the world (that would be pretty damn impressive) but is a step in the right direction. Plus, they look squeaky-clean and sharp enough to go with pretty much anything, which, when we’re feeling lazy, is all we really want.
Grab a look at the full Clean Classics capsule here.
STELLA MCCARTNEY SHARED
Stella McCartney was doing sustainable fashion way before the online motorcade of biofuel brandwagons were even born. So it’s only fair to share this new ‘Shared’ collection, a genderless capsule centred around luxe streetwear.
Launched via a campaign with Chinese actor Leo Wu, it’s a couture coterie of trench coats, featherless puffer coats and hiking boots. The visuals of the lookbook are inspired by sci-fi campaigns, which is all rather Alex Turner and we love, love, love to see it.
All the tops are made from 100% organic cotton, and recycled polyester is used for the parkas. Stellar stuff from Stella.
The new Shared capsule is now available here.
HUMMEL HIVE VEGAN AW20
Delving into their 100 year archive, Danish sports lifestyle brand hummel HIVE have created a vegan capsule collection inspired by the designs from the 80s and 90s. Innovating an iconic style into a playful new look, it’s a look fit for a the socially conscious sneakerhead types (our people).
Fusing premium quality vegan leathers with premium recycled components, hummel HIVE have made a a must-cop selection of sustainably sourced sneakers in striking new colourways. On top of the sustainable materials, the brand also has REACH and Oeko-tex certifications to ensure that no harmful chemicals are used throughout the manufacturing process. Substance and style are together as one.
hummel HIVE AW20 Vegan Pack is available from an array of global retailers including hummel.net.