Monday Briefing: CDG SHIRT FW21 x KAWS, UNDERCOVER FW21 x Nike, LV FW21, CLOT x Air Jordan 35 "Jade Warrior" and more

News recap from January 20 to January 31
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We hope everyone is staying warm and safe as some of the fiercest snow we've seen in recent years has taken NYC by storm today. It's been busy since the last time we checked in with everyone - with fashion shows taking place and countless collaborations and new innovations being announced and released. There's a lot for us to share with you so check out the most relevant news from the last week plus below.

UNDERCOVER Fall/Winter 2021

UNDERCOVER has taken the lid off its upcoming Fall/Winter 2021 collection with a lookbook via their website. Jun Takashi insists that this new collection was "designed by twisting the everyday clothes that you are accustomed to wearing" and thus we see knitwear, outerwear and bottoms in very familiar cuts. As always, the collection also includes collaborations which feature Eastpak backpacks built into jackets as well as a new Nike Dunk High collaboration in white and black. Stay tuned for more news on release info.

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2021

Virgil Abloh has once again pushed the limits of storytelling with the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2021 collection. The presentation investigates the unconscious biases that society's archetypes have instilled into us - including the writer, the artist, the drifter, the salesman, the hotelier, the gallery owner, the architect and the student. Using James Baldin's experiences as an African-American visitor in a Swiss village in his 1953 essay "Stranger in the Village," the collection talks about cultural identity. Within the pieces, color transitions from red to green to yellow/orange and finally to black and white and highlight items include an airplane-shaped bag and city skyline outerwear. You can watch the entire show on LV's website.

CLOT x Air Jordan 35 "Jade Warrior" release info

Following the announcement of their collaborative Air Jordan 14 "Terracotta," CLOT has also previewed an Air Jordan 35 "Jade Warrior" dropping around the same time. The design immediately draws you to the red strings above the jade midsole and grey suede panels as well as gold highlights makes this a beautiful all-around sneaker. These will drop on February 5 via the new JUICE app and have special pop-up drops on February 8 in Hong Kong and Guangzhou and on February 10 in Shenzen.

Release Date: 2/5/21 (Friday)

INVINCIBLE x The North Face "The Backstreet" collection release info

INVINCIBLE and The North Face have joined forces once again for a new capsule collection. Following "The Expedition" collection which launched at the end of 2019, the latest offering is called "The Backstreet" and includes a '94 Mountain Light Jacket, '96 Nuptse Jacket, graphic hoodie, long-sleeve and short-sleeve tees. INVINCIBLE says that this collection pays tribute to the '90s aesthetic with the chosen color palette. Enter the raffle now, it ends tomorrow, February 2 and winners will be contacted by February 5.

Release Date: 2/5/21 (Friday)

Levi's teases Pokémon collaboration

Following a collaborative jacket release with BAPE, Levi's has teased an upcoming Pokémon release that will occur later this year. While their Instagram post didn't give us any details aside from the collaboration releasing later this year, we got a preview of a denim jacket featuring a floral pattern and some of our favorite Kanto region pals like Squirtle, Psyduck, Oddish, Ekans, Bulbasaur, Meowth, Charmander, Slowpoke, Togepi and Mewtwo. Stay tuned for more info as this news develops.

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT's Fall/Winter 2021 collection features KAWS collaboration

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT has presented their Fall/Winter 2021 collection and KAWS had a huge hand in collaborating on pieces in the selection. The artist covered items like dress shirts, hoodies, tees, vests and a sling bag in his work, opting for colors like green, pink, yellow and orange to highlight the grey and whites. He incorporates fan favorite characters like Chum and Companion as well as his old school graffiti typeface to rework CDG. Look for this collection later this year.

Casablanca previews two new silhouettes from New Balance - the XC-72 and 237

Parisian brand Casablanca has taken the sneaker world by storm with their New Balance collaborations as of late. Art Director Steve Grimes took to IG to introduce us to two new models that will release this year, the XC-72 and 237. On the collaborative XC-72 we see an outsole with suction cups and a white, orange and green palette while the chunkier 237 features white, pink and green with a beautiful tile-like pattern. We can only wait patiently for these two collaborations as well as more releases of these silhouettes this year.

CASETiFY x NBA collection release info

As the NBA season heats up, the league has teamed up with CASETiFY to create custom fan accessories. The Apple accessories will include iPhone cases as well as wireless charging pads that will be offered in limited editions like the 18k gold-plated "Trophy Case" which is inspired by the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy as well as other items. The collection launches on February 18 and you can join the waitlist now via casetify.com/nba.

Release Date: 2/18/21 (Thursday)