Brand: Checks Downtown
Key Pieces: Floral camp collar shirts, pastel velour tracksuits, fishing vests, and luxurious overalls stand out in this season’s offering. Also worth a shout in Checks Downtown’s collaboration with Novesta, consisting of two colorways of the high-top Dribble sneaker.
Release Date: Collection available now; Novesta Dribble sneakers drop October 27
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Editor’s Notes: Auckland brand Checks Downtown is known for its genre-bending gear with a penchant for ethically-made fashion. Plenty of its pieces are made right in New Zealand, and their new Spring/Summer 2019 collection speaks to the climate in the Southern Hemisphere, offering up warm weather clothing inspired by the resort style of the 1950s and ’60s. Think tropical camp collar shirts mixed with ’90s sportswear cues (like plush tearaway trackies) and notes of classic workwear.
Checks also brings its perspective to two pairs of Novesta sneakers. The Dribble is a classic vintage-inspired high-top done up in bright pink or orange suede at the upper with a contrasting black sole. It’s made in Novesta’s Slovakian factory.
Checks founder Jordan Gibson adds: “Novesta and Checks share similar values around manufacturing and quality and this partnership was designed to reflect Checks as a brand in conjunction with Novesta’s classic designs.”
The sneakers come in two colors and are slated to drop on October 27 at 11 a.m. New Zealand time.
For more of Checks Downtown, check out the New Zealand brand’s cozy Fall/Winter 2018 offerings.