Another month, another impressive list of specially chosen style trends, food, music and movies. On this month’s agenda: psychotic models, hangover breakfasts and patches (that last one doesn’t sound as impressive, but trust us, they’re cool).
A simple yet massive trend we spotted on the streets at London Collections Men was bandanas. Whether that was with double denim for a vintage workwear focus or as a casual replacement for a tie, the bandana is the accessory that’s spanning across all looks and subcultures this season.
Bit tired of the plain white trainer? Then update your footwear with the likes of suede, Velcro and faded new season colours such as pink. Don’t just think they have to be your day shoes to wear with shorts, as these are luxe enough to wear with tailoring for a smart casual vibe.
You know those food gods that zoom around cities on scooters delivering restaurant deliciousness to your door because you’re too lazy to put on clothes and go out? Well they’ve rounded up the best hangover breakfasts in the UK, featuring burritos, pancakes and avocado & bacon sandwiches. Throw away the ibuprofen and get ordering.
Nicolas Winding Refn, Director behind Bronson and Drive, returns with a psychological horror/thriller about a young girl (Elle Fanning) who moves to the seedy world of LA to become a model – but other models don’t play so nice. It got booed at Cannes because of obscene parts in the movie including necrophilia and cannibalism, so maybe don’t make this a first date movie.
Pop songwriter, thrash guitarist, acoustic poet, Dev Hynes has been many things, but it looks like he’s finally settled down and found his calling with his third Blood Orange record, Freetown Sound. Hynes says his follow up to Cupid Deluxe is like one big long mixtape that will discuss sexuality, displacement and life in the city. So don’t expect any light-hearted jams…
If you’re searching for that new unknown street brand to brag to your mates about, we’ve found it. London based label Granted bridge the gap between high fashion and urban streetwear, combining classic rebellious pieces with modern trends such as khaki, camel and oversized fits.
In this latest trend we clash underground street skate looks with classic high summer statements inspired by Venice Beach, seen in the likes of grungy ripped denim, washed out pinks and camouflage prints. The key accessory in this look is the tube sock, the retro revival that’s breaking the rules of wearing socks with shorts.
Remember when you used to get your mum to sew Slipknot patches onto your jacket when you were 12? That’s cool again (well, maybe get them pre-sewn or do it yourself this time round). Expect to see them in t-shirts, jackets and even shorts this summer.
Forget energy drinks, spare socks and sleeping bags, because that stuff is for nerds. What you really need to take to summer festivals is edible gummy shot glasses, weaponized bottle openers that can also fire the caps, and portable speakers to keep your neighbours up at night.
Gordon Richardson, our Creative Director, talks through the Margate inspired Topman Design collection from last month’s LCM. So if you wanted to know the story behind why we had massive ice creams on jumpers, you better watch it.