While we already recapped some of our favorite designers and Japanese designers who showed at Paris Fashion Week: Men's last week, there was plenty of news and happenings over the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Take a look at the CdG x AJ1, a trailer for the new John Wick film released, BAPE, Baby Milo and AAPE all gear up for Chinese New Year, Matthew Williams and Nike prepare their second collection together, JW Anderson reworks a classic Converse silhouette and RIMOWA released iPhone cases.
Matthew Williams x Nike 2019 Series 2 Collection
For his second collaborative effort with Nike, Matthew Williams wanted to highlight data and how it reveals things that aren't normally seen. "For this collection, we used computational algorithms to create the camouflage pattern," he explains. The range is meant to be functional in "hardcore outdoor training" and includes a Sherpa fleece, two-in-one pants, utility vests, detachable hoods, socks and underwear. A global release is scheduled for February 7 at nike.com.
BAPE Chinese New Year Tea Pot Set
BAPE will release a limited edition tea pot set for Chinese New Year. To honor the tea culture, a traditional set with four cups and a tea pot crafted from Zisha purple clay in Yixing will release alongside a BAPE ABC CAMO trunk. Each piece will have the "Ape Shall Never Kill Ape" slogan in Chinese characters (猿人不打猿人) embossed. It will be available on January 26 for $1,999 HKD (approximately $255 USD) and will be gifted to those who spend more than $12,000 HKD (approximately $1,530 USD) at BAPE Hong Kong locations.
'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' Trailer
The trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum released and follows John (Keanu Reeves) as he tries to escape the $14 million bounty on his head after he is excommunicado for killing a member of the High Table. Per usual of the franchise, there's lots of killing and action and we even get a glimpse of Halle Berry's character and some new dogs. The movie will release on May 17.
RIMOWA Aluminum Groove iPhone Case
Luggage specialists RIMOWA released a limited edition aluminum groove phone case for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max models in grey and pink. The shockproof TPU embodies the iconic design of the brand's luggage and retailed for $100-$101 but is currently sold out on rimowa.com. Try your local store to purchase.
JW Anderson x Converse Run Star Hike
Debuting at JW Anderson's Spring/Summer 2019 show last year in London, the Converse Run Star Hike collaboration is finally set to release. It combines a classic Chuck 70 silhouette with the Run Star for a chunky new iteration. The sneaker will release in February at converse.com and select retailers.
Baby Milo & AAPE Chinese New Year Collection
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Baby Milo has released themed items including a Baby Milo dressed in a Lion Dance costume and a set of five Daruma dolls. AAPE also joins in the celebrations with a capsule collection that includes a jacket, hoodie, crewneck, tees, boxer briefs, sling bag, pouch and red envelopes. Head over to your local Baby Milo and AAPE stores to purchase.
COMME des GARÇONS HOMME Plus x Nike Air Jordan 1
The collaborative sneaker was first seen at the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME Plus show at Paris Fashion Week. Being dubbed the "Air Kawakubo 1" by some, the black and white iterations of the CdG x AJ1 rework the classic silhouette with a belt strap and metal loops at the ankle which gives off punk vibes. Stay tuned for more information, photos below by Mellany Sanchez (@mellanysanchez). Also revisit the CdG x Nike Shox from the SS19 Women's show.