As always, you can count on Highsnobiety to put you on to some of the hottest emerging brands right now. Each week, we take a minute to round up some of our favorite collections which have dropped in the past few days.
This week, we’re highlighting collections from sneakerwolf, SadBoys Gear, FUN TIME, Wasted x Peter Beste, and STILL GOOD. Discover the collections below, and click the links to shop.
Tokyo-based artist sneakerwolf (aka Motoki Takenaka) released his third collection, “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” via his website on May 11. The collection features heavy use of “Kanji-graphy”, a combination of Japanese characters (Kanji) and English (Calligraphy).
In addition, there’s also “The Wolf Got Dirty Hands” series, which comprises a number of hand-printed workwear items. Our favorite pieces from the series include a work shirt, work pants, a long sleeve T-shirt and tote bag — all with the brand’s signature Circle A motif.
Swedish rapper Yung Lean’s SadBoys Gear first started as his merchandise line in 2016, dropping tees, long-sleeves, and hoodies. It then evolved into a fully-fledged brand.
SadBoys Gear just dropped a new line of T-shirts, hoodies, and more, featuring original artwork by Bladee and photography by Fredrik Andersson Andersson. This limited-edition collection dropped on May 2 on SadBoys Gear’s official website.
FUN TIME is more than just a label — it’s a research project on youth subcultures from the ’80s and ’90s that analyzes oddities and rarities, using fashion as a vehicle to present its findings.
FUN TIME just dropped its newest collection, taking inspiration from the U.K. illegal rave scene in the ’90s. Our favorite pieces include a wizard printed T-shirt and a shattered CD-printed long sleeve.
Wasted x Peter Beste
American photographer Peter Beste‘s work focuses mainly on subcultures and alternative movements from the 21st century — from hip-hop and punk hardcore music scenes to ufology and neopagan rites. In the ’00s, he traveled around Poland and Norway to photograph key figures from the countries’ black metal scene and later published them in a book called True Norwegian Black Metal.
To celebrate the re-release of the book, Peter Beste decided to link up with Paris-based brand Wasted.
The capsule collection features decks, T-shirts, hoodies, and a series of postcards — all featuring Peter Beste’s work. Check out our favorite pieces below, including a hoodie and a printed skateboard.