ON OUR RADAR: ZALANDO’S SUSTAINABILITY AWARD WINNER IS ANNOUNCED AND A QUICK DIVE INTO THE LATEST COLLABORATIONS

 
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Richardson x Sorayama collaboration
The Richardson x Sorayama collection is being released ahead of the artist’s upcoming exhibition at Museum of Sex in Miami. Artist Hajime Sorayama is well-known for his erotic, superrealistic illustrations and the capsule incorporates his signature Sexy Robots with custom renderings of the Richardson logo and glyph.
The collection includes two T-Shirts both in Black, a Hoodie in Dove Grey and Black, and Sweatpants in Grey. Accompanying the release is the Richardson x Sorayama Incense Burner, the artist’s take on a Richardson staple item in polished aluminium. The custom design is inspired by the work of Gustave Courbet. The incense burner is a limited edition of 5, sold exclusively through Nanzuka Underground in Tokyo while the apparel is exclusively available on Richardsonshop.com and Richardson flagship stores on February 10th in the US and February 11th in Japan.

Salomon for Carhartt WIP Spring/Summer 22
February 10th is the set launch date for this dynamic partnership between Carhartt WIP and French footwear brand Salomon. With a tonal interplay of grey and navy, the metropolis oriented style of Carhartt merges with technical qualities of Salomon resulting in a waterproof, technical shoe accompanied by urban traits and aesthetics. And at a closer look, elements of ripstop appear on the upper- once again hinting Carhartt WIP’s influence- together with printed footbeds featuring traditional Indonesian vine camouflage on the footbeds.

ETRO’S „FOREVER PIRATES“: The Upstream Generation
Artists  as modern pirates. This is the view of creative director Kean Etro on his new collaboration with 8 international artists which give birth to this project. „Forever Pirates, the Upstream Generation“ brings together japanese artist Daisuke, italian artist Weel Lee, digital artist and painter Mago, american artist Kate Anh, italian shoemaker Clessio, japanese athlete Zen Shimada, italian artist Andrea Crespi and american all-around creative Shane Gonzales.
Pirates as free spirits, thinkers and poets which step out of the box of repetition and, with all their interpretations, bring about a new perspective on the bandana- an iconic Etro item. The digital campaign introduces a series of exclusive artworks which reflect the vibrating energy of the brand. Launching on the  4th of February 22’, you can grab some inspiration from this project through all social media platforms of the brand and artists.

Zalando announces Sustainability Award Winner
Copenhagen Fashion Week. Spotted the winner of Zalando’s Sustainability Prize. After a hard-battled decision between the three finalists, ISO.POETISM BY TOBIAS BIRK NIELSEN has won the prize. Despite all the brands convinced the jury through their exceptional use of certified materials and transparent production processes, Birk has proved to master the art of sustainability and will therefore be awarded with a total of  20.000 euros plus the exclusive launch of a capsule collection in collaboration with Zalando, which will be presented in the course of the year.

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