Kicking off this week’s MVP is Maison Michel’s stunning AW22 collection. If you’re looking to add a splash of elegance and luxury to your winter fits, then look no further than this stunning collection. Since 2015/16, artistic director Priscilla Royer has provided a pragmatic reflection on the hat, catering more to individualistic needs and personal style. And this collection carries on that notion with everything from felt-covered fedora’s to winter-ready waterproof bucket hats; the house’s latest selection of headwear is the perfect gift to give and receive over this festive period. To shop the latest collection, click here.
Next up, if your playlists need a refresher, look no further than buzzing Nigerian star Zinoleesky, who released his latest single, ‘Personal,’ today. The introspective track sees the artist effortlessly glide over a mellow instrumental, allowing his buttery smooth vocals to take centre stage. Lyrically, Zinoleesky touches on the struggles he faced throughout his musical ascension whilst also counting the blessings and lessons learnt along the way. The track is yet another impressive addition to the rising stars’ discography and will be featured on his sophomore EP, Grit & Lust, releasing December 23rd. With an already incredibly solid fan base – which includes famous faces like Central Cee – there’s no denying that Zinoleesky will be one of the top artists to watch in 2023.
With the UK currently experiencing freezing winter weather with snow and ice rife throughout the country, the need for warmth and additional clothing has never been more critical. In response, throughout Christmas and January, Damson Madder is teaming up with Crisis homeless to donate a beanie to those in need. For every beanie you purchase from the brand, one will be donated on your behalf.
Taking the crown of this week’s MVP is multidisciplinary British artist LUAP, who has taken his trademark life-size Pink Bear suit into the recently snow-filled British landscapes. Born out of a memory uncovered in therapy, the Pink Bear provided LUAP with the opportunity to reflect and became a positive way of navigating his sometimes conflicted internal voice and a beacon of positivity for those with similar issues around him the world. Not only does the artist poignantly touch on issues surrounding mental health, his work also comments on the current climate and ecological crisis, with LUAP regularly taking the Pink Bear to some of the planet’s most surreal and isolating landscapes. To help support the artist and see more of his work, visit his website here.