Where the runway meets the street

It’s been a big week for releases. The past seven days have seen a plethora of high-profile collaborations bringing the worlds of high fashion and streetwear together, with Kanye West’s collaboration with A.P.C., Riccardo Tisci’s second installment of Air Force 1s and Rick Owens’ latest sneakers for adidas all proving that street culture is very much a force to be reckoned with in the world of high fashion. In light of this, we’ve curated a list of the best 10 drops of the week – from hyped-up collabs to products that slipped in under the radar – which are all available for purchase now.

As is always the case in the ever-changing world of streetwear and men’s fashion, a lot of this product is strictly limited, so if you’re out of luck don’t say we didn’t warn you. In the meantime, keep checking back at What Drops Now for a daily stream of the world’s best products in streetwear, sneakers, menswear, fashion and more.

A.P.C. Kanye – Fur-Lined Military Parka

Kanye’s second and final collaboration with French label A.P.C. channels military influences and luxury fabrications into a tasteful and classic-feeling collection. While the collection’s mature, menswear direction might be alien to the global army of Yeezy worshippers, that won’t stop the range going down a storm amongst streetwear and menswear fans alike. This fur-lined parka was a particular highlight. Shop the full range here.

Nike x Riccardo Tisci – Air Force 1 Hi Black

Nike and Givenchy mastermind Riccardo Tisci return for another round of high-end sneaker madness, this time with a blacked-out iteration of their previously released white Air Force 1s. Givenchy may have strayed from their baroque aesthetic of previous seasons but these sneakers still have Tisci’s design style stamped all over them – from the gaudy neon strips to the luxurious fabrication. Available for purchase here.

OFF-WHITE – Field Jacket

While the camo trend may feel somewhat in the past, Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE label’s take on the classic field jacket, with it’s OTT patches and gratuitous screen prints, adds a refreshing sense of flair and excess to the military staple. Check it out here.

Rick Owens for adidas – Tech Runner

Rick Owens’ latest collaboration sees the designer once again create a series of avant-garde, esoteric footwear, this time inspired by technical running sneakers. While no one in their right mind would go for a jog in $800 designer sneakers, the dark aesthetics and (for Owens at least) accessible design mean that these are sure to prove immensely popular amongst the street goth crowd. Cop yours at What Drops Now.

ELEVENPARIS x The Simpsons x colette Tee

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Springfield’s most famous family, ELEVENPARIS collaborated with The Simpsons for a series of tees and accessories exclusively for Parisian destination store colette. Our favourite piece of the collection, this tee depicts Bart spray=painting the legendary retailer’s blue dot motif – fitting for the charismatic store’s playful aesthetic. Available now.

Lanvin – Running Sneaker

While high-end sneakers this season have been characterized by ostentatious embellishments, murdered-out aesthetics and minimalist silhouettes, French fashion house Lanvin took a decidedly left-field route. Outfitting a chunky, Dad-esque retro running sneaker with awkward colorways and unusual materials, the label has made something more subtle (which in the world of luxury sneakers, is in a way more outrageous) than their luxury fashion peers. Head over to What Drops Now to purchase yours.

Nike – Air Max 1 “White/University Red”

While most of this week’s big releases have come at premium price points, this sneaker is a sign that some of the greatest pleasures in life come in the humblest forms. A white upper, a red swoosh and one of the greatest sneaker silhouettes of all time combine to make this Air Max 1 one of the best (and most accessible) sneaker releases of the season. Buy it now.

Shinola – Runwell Leather Backpack

Seen in this beautiful tan color, Detroit label Shinola crafted this backpack – from the main body to the straps and zip pulls – from genuine all-American Horween leather. The past few seasons have seen a real trend for luxurious takes on simple products, and this sturdy made in USA backpack is one of the real standouts. Available for preorder via What Drops Now.

Jordan Brand – Air Jordan “Shine”

Jordan Brand’s latest sneaker takes up where the Jordan Future left off, with a partially hidden lacing system and a one-piece upper sporting a diamond-embossed pattern. Available in both black and Yeezy-inspired red colorways, the sneaker is sure to have tons of potential in the lifestyle sector. Available for preorder here.

Gosha Rubchinskiy – T-Shirt

Russia may not be the first place you think of when you think streetwear, but that hasn’t stopped Gosha Rubchinskiy from wearing his street culture influences proudly on his sleeve. The designer’s primitive hand-drawn logo has been printed onto a series of long and short sleeves, as part of a collection that deftly avoids the high-meets-low cliches we have seen in so many collections of late. Cop the tees here.

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