One month into the new year and several brands have already shown what they have coming up. With a lot to look forward to, these are the best drops from the past week.
Aimé Leon Dore
Aimé Leon Dore is back with their fourth installment to their vintage marketplace. Under the name Leon Dore, this collection brings together the essence of ALD and the love for classic items. Pieces range from a pre-owned '80s Greek cookbook ($15 USD) to a vintage '70s Patek Philippe Watch ($6900 USD). Needless to say, these are the items that inspire Teddy Santis while effortlessly running parallel to the New York label's DNA. To some degree, this type of offering brings the already renowned brand to a more tangible level to the fans. Separating for the time being from their own products to deliver a curated collection of goods that draw in passionate collectors. Still managing to be a stone's throw away from ALD, the Leon Dore marketplace is a reflection of Teddy's past and his willingness to proudly wear his influences on his sleeve rather than to make uninspired copies. This is truly special and it is definitely something worth checking out even if you don't plan on purchasing any items.
In the mid-2010s, it seemed like Palace was always finishing second to Supreme in mainstream streetwear. But now it truly seems Palace operates on its own lane. The latest collection of outerwear, bottoms, tees, and much more make a direct connection to Y2K fashion. To be more specific, the undeniable UGG boots they debuted are strikingly and unapologetically an illustration of harmonious discourse. Although it was the main double take for the lookbook, the other pieces that debuted showed no sign of laziness. A good range of chaos to straight-to-the-point pieces makes this season one you don't want to miss. And as always, you can expect nothing but quality from the Italian clothing label.
With gorp-core running stronger than ever, CP Company delivers the "Metropolis Series" Collection as part of their “Urban Protection” line for SS23. Putting practicality and functionality into utilitarian design meant for urban life is what most people need to elevate from their norm-core windbreakers. On the other hand, at times wearing a GORE-TEX'ed out Trans-Antarctica North face might be overdoing it, the "Metropolis Series" provides the balance and protection you need from most city environments while looking fresh as ever.
CLOT x Levi's
If one thing is for sure, CLOT founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon are always up to something. CLOT links up with Levis to bring a denim collection that celebrates CLOT's 20-year anniversary referencing the duo's previous collaboration from 2006. The partnership brings back the UNIONRAIL 501 jeans distressed and with paisley fabric details. Another standout is the reversible denim puffer jacket that shows off a light indigo side and dark navy on the other. Although CLOT is heavily inspired by its Asian roots, its designs always seem to maintain inclusivity. Traditional denim looks take on CLOT's perspective design making this one something to check out.
For the tried-and-true west coast streetwear brand, Stussy, vibrance seems to be the ongoing theme for this season. From the workwear staples that bring a subtle yet stylish twist to knitwear and outerwear that celebrates the brand's ethos. No matter who you may be, Stussy always has a place in any closet. Whether you want to just chill at home and watch a movie or go out for the night, Stussy has consistently excelled at being versatile while bringing standout looks.