Kicking off this week’s Who. What. Where? is Manchester-born-brand Baracuta, who teams up with Japanese designer Junya Watanabe for a collaboration reimagining their iconic G9 Harrington Jacket. The collaboration pairs Baracuta’s craftsmanship and tradition with Watanabe’s unique creative touch, channelling British heritage and a sense of avante-garde. The piece sees Watanabe modify the jacket by adding a hood, transforming the jacket into a new, bold, oversized silhouette. Meanwhile, Baracuta’s signature features remain intact, including the umbrella back yoke, raglan sleeves, slanted pockets, ribbed cuffs, and the brand’s signature Fraser Tartan lining making their mark on the historical garment. The collaboration is now available to purchase here.
Next, Vivienne Westwood are launching a specially curated exhibition Vivienne Westwood Corsets – 1987 to Present Day – which will begin on May 8th during London Craft Week at the brand’s London flagship boutique. The exhibition explores Westwood’s corsetry from 1987 to the present day, examining the designer’s approach to underwear as outerwear. Presenting a curated retrospective through the brand’s iconic corset archive, the exhibition features pivotal runway show looks. A limited edition jewellery collection will also be present, featuring a 3D charm of the Westwood portrait corset. For more information on the exhibition, click here.
This Friday (April 28th), 15-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is set to release eight of her albums in Spatial Audio on Apple Music after re-recording, reworking, remixing and reimagining her music using Dolby Atmos technology. In anticipation of the upcoming release, the star held a special event at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, where she invited guests to experience a select number of tracks in Spacial Audio for the first time. “It’s a real reimagining of all the songs: all the music, all the tones, all the vocals, all the instruments – all of it,” said Keys of the release. So, if you’re looking for something familiar but new to soundtrack your weekend escapades, look no further than Keys’ reworked projects.
Glossier have recently introduced their first ever opaque lip product, G Suit, delivering luxe pigment and effortless impact in just one swipe. The new demi-matte lip créme glides onto your lips with ease and includes Rose Wax Silica, Black Raspberry Seed Oil, Orchid Complex and Shea Butter. Together, the ingredients moisturise and nourish the lips and achieve a blurring, soft-touch effect. G suit is available now in 9 shades, including a bright, cool pink and a dusty mauve.
Italian brand DATE has launched their Spring styles with a range of trainers and handbags that are set to add a welcome splash of colour to your wardrobe as the sun finally starts to make an appearance. DATE produces their colourful sneakers using the finest Italian leather, with the planet being at the forefront of their designs. Their chunky yet sleek aesthetic is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re going for after-work drinks or embarking on a summer stroll. Shop the shoes and the rest of the collection here.
Finally, Nike are bringing their Re-Creation program – which started in LA – to the UK. The program, a part of Nike’s efforts on sustainability, comes to London with a new upcycled collection produced in collaboration with London-based design project Greater Goods, founded by Jaimus Tailor. The capsule will launch at NikeTown on the 28th April featuring a one-off collection of 25 pieces.