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Norse Projects x Liberty London

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Norse Projects x Liberty London just happened again and unsurprisingly it’s a match made in heaven, again. Want the scoop? Take a look below…

Here at Aphrodite we are very big fans of Norse Projects. Partly because of their timeless design ethos, clever material use and no nonsense contemporary sensibilities sprinkled with plenty of Scandinavian minimalism, and partly because we share a united bond in our battles against the unsavoury conditions of the North.

But we aren’t here to moan about the rain especially not when we found out that Norse Projects were dipping their hands into Liberty London’s 140-year-old archive, having a good old rummage around and subsequently producing some seriously crowd-pleasing summer prints courtesy of the capital-based fabric experts.

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Arriving on our doorstep in the form of both a short sleeve shirt and military inspired jacket the Norse Projects x Liberty London collection comes made from a lightweight cotton lawn and is plastered seam to seam with an exclusive, and equally delightful, custom-made floral pattern that displays a selection earthy tones set out against bright blues and rich navys. Combined with the rather smart traditional tailoring on offer this two-piece lineup provides the perfect way to inject some eye catching visual appeal into your mid-year rotation that, if recent trends are to be believed, will have you laughing all the way to the front of the more fashion minded masses.

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Boasting both breathability and comfort that’s exceptionally suited for this time of year, the pair come with a number of individual details including a number of handy flap pockets, suave camp collars and both mother of pearl / corozo button closures. Classic styles meet eye-catching materials in a shake of hands between both contemporary and heritage design, what’s not to love?

The Norse Projects x Liberty London ‘Liberty Print’ collection is available now both in store and online at Aphrodite.

adidas Ozweego Trainers

adidas Ozweego: Fusing Future And Past

After reaching astronomical levels of success, thanks to a helping hand from non-other than Raf Simons, you’d be forgiven for automatically associating the name Ozweego with the hype ladened collection born out of adidas’ collaborative efforts with the Belgian fashion designer. But, as any chunky sneaker fanatic will tell you, the name Ozweego finds its origins deep in the three stripe archives, having originally released amongst the German sportswear companies lineup of practical ’90s runners.

adidas Ozweego Trainers

Manufactured to provide improved shock absorption to all those fortunate enough to find it laced to their foot, this iteration takes inspiration from the Ozweego 3 offering up a more modern interpretation of the retro sneaker, imbuing it with up-to-date technical intricacies and altering its silhouette for a more streamlined shape. Boasting multi-material uppers that make use of breathable mesh, plush suede and lightweight TPU the trainers boast adiprene cushioning both to the forefoot and heel as well as a chunky eva infused midsole. Making reference to the rave culture found prevalent around the time of its predecessor, the Ozweego boasts striking hits of neon colouring both in the form of the unmistakable three stripes to the side and a support enhancing science-fictionesque tube system. Appearing both futuristic yet retro at the same time the sneaker is finished with reflective detailing and a sculpted rubber outsole.

The adidas Ozweego launches both in store and online at Aphrodite 21/06/19 at 00:01 AM.

adidas Ozweego Sneakers
adidas Ozweego New Release
adidas Ozweego Runner

adidas Home of The Classics Collection

adidas Home Of Classics Collection

With the release of the first phase of the collection earlier in the month, adidas once again go back to basics homing in on two tennis titans for another lesson in understated styling. Blanketing both the recently released SC Premiere and the timeless Supercourt in varying shades of white, the trainers see the same supple leather uppers with the addition of delicately contrasting suede overlays for a subtle nod to the sneakers rich heritage history. Riding on the now tried and tested rubber cupsole both trainers feature tasteful metallic gold branding to the tongue and a selection of both stitch and perforated detailing.

Get your hands on this new pairing online and in store at Aphrodite 21/06/19 or check out the rest of the collection below…

adidas Home of The Classics SC Premiere
adidas Home of The Classics SC Premiere
adidas Home of The Classics Supercourt

Miss out on the first release of the collection? Not too worry! Find out all you need to below and grab yourself a pair here.

Paying homage to the humble white sneaker and 50 years of adidas Originals, the Home of Classics Collection strips back a curated mixture of both recent arrivals and well-established mainstays in the three-stripe arsenal, highlighting their minimal versatility, universal appeal and rich archival history. Transcending the sporty path laid out in front of them, each shoe featured within the collection found themselves quickly adopted into almost every corner of the social sphere, skyrocketing them from everyday performance sneakers to the ubiquitous components that made up the uniform for a variety of sub-cultural movements.

adidas Home of Classics Collection Continental 80 Trainers

Whether you like yours worn in and battle damaged or prefer to keep things crisp and clean the Home of Classics collection promises something for everyone, reinstating iconic low-top models such as the Super Court, Continental 80, AR Trainer and SC Premiere to awe inducing levels of bare bones simplicity. Through the removal of somewhat distracting details such as coloured accents and overt branding, adidas use this collection as an opportunity to delve deeper into each silhouette’s intrinsic properties paying close attention to materials, construction and a plethora of more nuanced design elements.

adidas Home of Classics Continental 80 Sneakers

Simplifying things down to their most pure form, the collection splits into two parts with the first seeing each trainers staunch shape and refined lines enhanced by coatings of monochromatic white leather. Accompanied by delicate tonal stitching and a purposely yellowed midsole that makes nods to the trainers heritage roots, the collection employs a less is more approach providing a blank canvas for the trails and tribulations of everyday wear to be painted upon. To the tongue adidas employ an unconventional approach, placing the usually interior size guide to the front for a drop of contrast against the otherwise immaculate presentation.

adidas Home of Classics Collection AR Trainer

A standout of the collection is adidas’ modern remaster of the contemporary classic Stan Smith. Dubbed the Stan Smith Recon it comes complete with a number of subtle intricacies and quirky details, casting a superbly timeless image in the contemporary zeitgeist. Penned as a deluxe carbon copy of the original, the silhouette is treated to the same collection-wide supple leather uppers and further enhanced by the removal of the tennis namesake to the tongue. Displaying a hyper focus upon superior craftsmanship and muted expression, the trainers come equipped with the signature Three Stripes perforated on each side and are complete with the simplicity and stability of a rubber cupsole for a guaranteed slick ride through urban dimensions.

adidas Home of Classics Collection AR Trainer

With the sneaker marketplace hooked on a ‘bigger is better’ approach and the saturation of bold colours, extravagant design and over the top extras becoming the norm, sometimes a return to basics is, whether we knew it or not, exactly the breathe of fresh air we’ve all been looking for. Boldly laying it all on the table in a testament to the enduring nature of their footwear adidas confidently exhibit the exact principals which have catapulted their designs to the front of the pack year after year, season after season… And who doesn’t love an all-white sneaker for summer?

adidas Home of Classics Stan Smith Recon Trainers
The adidas Home of Classics Collection  launches in store and online at Aphrodite 01/06/19.

 

adidas Home of Classics Stan Smith Recon Trainers

Y-3 AW19 Collection

Y-3 AW19 Collection: First Look

The first drop of the Y-3 AW19 Collection Has Arrived! Take a look what is up for grabs below…

After 16 years working in partnership as the driving force behind now world-renowned brand Y-3, adidas and Yohji Yamamoto present the next evolutionary step in their collaborative efforts using their AW19 collection to take a look back into not only the defining historical moments that have shaped both collaborators staunch sensibilities but, the unique intricacies that have fuelled their success.

Y-3 AW19 Hoodie

Focusing in on the ‘70s. ‘80s and ‘90s Y-3 present a collection that for the first time since its inception makes use of archival pieces both from Yamamoto and adidas. Using these select few pieces as a basis to shape an expectantly avant-garde design direction around, AW’19 sees essential adidas garments infused with the designers strong stylistic character and inherently Yamamoto pieces loaded up on generous helpings of three stripe innovation.

Through years spent understanding their counterparts craft and the forward-thinking approach of their dynamic relationship, both adidas and Yamamoto have manged to pave the way when it comes to challenging the preconceived notions surrounding sportwear, crafting line-ups with immense depth, personality and unmatched quality.

Channelling the collection around a multitude of themes including BUILD – whereby the craftsmanship of a garment is paid particular attention to – and SPECTATE – which makes reference to the movement and unity of sports culture – the collection encompasses everything from outerwear to accessories and represents a fresh interpretation on the signature Y-3 aesthetic.

Y-3 AW19 Hoodie 2

Influenced by the branding found on sports teams, the collection sees an athletically styled YOHJI callout displayed across a varied and expectantly monochromatic line-up which culminates, most notably, with a traditional collegiate varsity jacket. A contrasting feast for the eyes the jacket features embroidered patch branding to the sleeve and chest and comes quilted with primaloft for exceptional levels of insulation. Cut slightly short in the body for added shape the jacket is complete with an array of quintessential detailing including a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem and a plethora of sporty striping.

Y-3 AW19 Varsity Jacket
Re-imagined with streamlined minimalism, this first snippet of the collection also gives way to a number of classic Y-3 footwear silhouettes given new life through subtle alterations. A staple of the Y-3 sneaker line-up the Kaiwa with its towering proportions and premium mix of suede and leather uppers sees a triple black overhaul whilst the Ren is given an alternating colour mix, utilising harsh distinctions to enhance its recognisably modern appearance.

Y-3 AW19 Kaiwa Triple Black
Y-3 AW19 Ren
Y-3 AW19 Kaiwa White / Black
Of course, technical nuance features heavily throughout the duos new body of work, no more so evident in accessories such as the side bag. Boasting a number of compartments and wearing capabilities the bag comes fully customisable allowing the user to detach and re-attach straps and sections as they see fit. Coming in both white and black the bags feature numerous storage options guaranteed to add functional flair to even the most basic of outfits. Headwear is also high on the agenda within the accessory ranks, with a baseball cap complete with aforementioned YOHJI branding alternatively placed to the side found amongst the impressive assembly.

Y-3 AW19 Side Bag

Harboured from years spent working with one another this collection showcases the harmonious understanding and mutual appreciation both adidas and Yamamoto share for one another.  Through a deep respect for individual craft and the natural fluidity of ideas Y-3 manage to effortlessly blend the worlds of thematic clothing and utility driven sportswear, forging an unshakeable legacy one collection at a time.

The Y-3 Autumn Winter ’19 collection launches both in store and online at Aphrodite 20/06/19.

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Orange

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Returns for AW_019

It goes without saying that Stone Island know their way around a jacket; Carlo Rivetti and his talented team of designers, engineers and artists create outerwear like no other. As nice as the summertime is, now that the stock for Stone Island Autumn/Winter is starting to trickle in tantalisingly slowly, we can start to look forward to ‘proper coat weather’. A staple of the brand’s collections, the Stone Island Crinkle Reps Nylon Down Jacket returns this season in a bold and beautiful orange shade.

Stone Island Orange Jacket 01

As with most of the brand’s signature fabrics, the Crinkle Reps goes through a host of processes to give it not only a deep, rich colour, but also a distinctive handle and visual texture. The raw fabric, a high-quality nylon, is tightly woven for a smooth, uniform texture. The nylon is coated on the reverse side with a polyurethane resin, which adds mild weather resistance. The fabric is then subjected to a garment-dyeing process using one of Stone Island’s custom dye formulas. The high heat and pressure of the process changes the texture of the fabric, and means that the dye penetrates the fibres unevenly. This results in a crinkled, three-dimensional appearance with an amazing depth of colour. This orange colour is echoed throughout Stone Island’s upcoming collection in sweatshirts, hoodies and other pieces.

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Nylon Down Jacket Orange

After all that science, the designers take over, fashioning the fabric into the stunning jacket you see here. It features thick, down-injected baffles for exceptional warmth, but remains lightweight enough for daily use. It also boasts a host of classic Stone Island flourishes: two-way zips; military style nylon webbing trims; and an articulated hood that ensures you’ll look just as good with it up or down. And, of course, the jacket is finished with the all-important Compass Badge to the left sleeve.

It’s an incredible teaser for the upcoming season, and is sure to whet your appetite for what’s to come. Pick up your Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket today, and keep your eyes on our social media feeds for more from Stone Island AW19 as it arrives.

Top 10 Graphic Print T-Shirts

No matter if you’re team front print or back print, prefer your top half attire colourful or monochromatic, we can all agree that nothing screams summer like a good old-fashioned graphic t-shirt. Lightweight, breathable and packing a sufficiently weighty visual punch they are a great way to add some extra depth to your outfits when the spring layers begin to come away and your shorts finally find their way back from the dark corners of your winter wardrobe. So, with the temperature rising and the allure of the local beer garden becoming almost unbearable there has never been a better time to stockpile your short sleeve essentials and bulk up with a heaping helping of colourful callouts.

Maison Kitsune T-Shirt

Maison Kitsune

With a music label, coffee shops and an astoundingly good ready-to-wear line under their belt you’d probably imagine that Maison Kitsune are about ready to take a back seat and appreciate the multifaceted, tricolour empire they’ve manged to construct around them. Well, as the Franco-Japanese brand unveils its plans to open the first of its Kitsune hotels in 2020, we’re here to tell you that’s where your wrong and we have just the crustacean based t-shirt to prove it. Boasting a ribbed neck and cotton jersey fabric, the t-shirt swaps out the usual fox motif for a crab resulting in both a classically refined Kitsune style illustration and a clever bit of advertising for their Bali based accommodation. Top marks from us.

Paul & Shark T-Shirt

Paul & Shark

Continuing the theme of sea-based creatures up next we have Paul & Shark. Keeping quality high on the agenda the Italian yachting brand takes the humble t-shirt and imbues it seam to seam with their usual premium craftsmanship. Displaying a colourful rendition of the classic shark logo screen printed to the chest the garment is rounded out with double-stitched hems, a ribbed neck and a slightly less weighty cotton perfect for the rising temperatures.

Patagonia T-Shirt

Patagonia

No stranger to the occasional colourful back print, Patagonia again return this season with a fresh addition to their t-shirt line-up. Made From 100% organic in the brand’s typical ecological fashion, the t-shirt comes with taped shoulder seams for improved shape retention and a bold psychedelic mountain sunset scene plastered to the rear. If this doesn’t make you want to power your way to the top of the nearest slight incline we don’t know what will.

Ten C T-Shirt

Ten C

In-keeping with the brand’s militaristic aesthetic this Ten C t-shirt swaps out loud prints for a more subdued approach, instead opting to let it’s Italian made quality do all the talking. With side splits adding an extra dash of functionality and a bound neck for structure the t-shirt is rounded out with a lowkey shoulder logo print.

Paul Smith T-Shirt

Paul Smith

In somewhat contrasting fashion, next up is British designer Paul Smith. Using their affinity for colourful characters the short sleeve top exchanges the usual zebra motif for a slightly more morbid line-up of printed skulls to the chest. Subtly flanked by the brands logo below the t-shirt is made from 100% cotton and comes with the selection of ribbing naturally found in a top-half garment of this stature.

adidas Originals T-Shirt

adidas

Tapping into one of our most basic human instincts, the need for an ice lolly when it’s a bit hot, adidas apply a playful approach to the conventional double-sided formula. Working the classic trefoil logo into a vibrant tropical island scene to the front, the t-shirt employs a, ‘juicy mix icecream’ print emblazoned to the back.

Stussy T-Shirt

Stussy

Of course, it wouldn’t be right to do a rundown of some of our favourite printed bits without mentioning Stussy. With arguably one of the most recognised logos in the streetwear game and an impressive resume serving up some of the best in graphic-heavy garments it doesn’t come as any surprise that they found their way onto the guest list. This particular specimen displays the aforementioned script callout to the front with a circular emblem print to the back for expected levels of effortless appeal.

Comme des Garcons T-Shirt

Comme des Garcons

Brandishing a piquant yellow base this t-shirt from Comme des Garcons is a must have for the more minimally minded among us. With a completely clean front and accompanying logo back print, the t-shirt is crafted from a slight stretch material for bonus comfort points.

Ralph Lauren T-Shirt

Ralph Lauren

Retaining a staunch preppy swagger with an added helping of patriotic flair the best dressed bear in fashion returns just in time for the hot weather. Cut in a custom slim fit associated with the New York based brand, the t-shirt is topped off with some tasteful branding and a contrasting ribbed neckline.

DSquared2 T-Shirt

DSquared2

For those looking for a more high-end addition to their summer shirting Canadian born twins Dan and Dean canten of DSquared2 have got you covered. Put together with fit and quality in mind the t-shirt sees the world-renowned logo reworked into a contemporary overlapped design that takes centre stage for an unmistakable finish.

Shop all the t-shirts listed above as well as plenty of other short sleeve styles online and in store now.

Moncler Polo Shirt

9 of the Best … Polo Shirts

While it sometimes feels like the polo shirt has been around forever, it’s less than a hundred years old. Ever since its invention by tennis legend Renée Lacoste in the 1920s, men all over the world have adopted and adapted the polo shirt as part of a casual wardrobe. Its lightweight feel and construction lends itself to a huge variety of looks, and the wide variety of polo shirts on offer ensures that there’s a perfect version for everyone.

Here at Aphrodite we have a huge selection of men’s designer polo shirts. But sometimes too much choice is a bad thing, so we’re here to help with our selection of the 9 best polo shirts for men this summer. Whether you’re looking for a luxury take for those special nights out, a bold option for everyday layering, or a non-traditional take from one of our top brands, you’ll find some great ideas in our selection below.

Polo Shirts Over £100

Moncler Arm Logo Grey Polo

Moncler Arm Logo Polo Shirt

While known for their highly luxurious, down-filled jackets, Moncler always has a top-notch polo or two in their seasonal lineup. For Spring/Summer 2019, the standout piece is this version, which boasts striped detailing to the cuffs, along with jacquard-woven text branding to the left arm and, of course, the all-important Moncler felt logo to the chest for that iconic finish.

Stone Island Yellow Polo Shirt

Stone Island Tipped Collar Polo Shirt

A perennial fixture of Stone Island‘s lineup, the polo shirt appears this season in this summer-ready washed lemon colour. Nodding to classic versions with twin-tipped detailing to the collar, and improving on the formula with engineered shoulders for exceptional comfort, the finishing touch comes with an embroidered square logo to the chest.

Ralph Lauren Navy Polo Shirt

Ralph Lauren All-Over Logo Polo Shirt

From the brand that brought the polo shirt from the sports field into the fashion sphere, this version replicates the iconic Polo logo across the full body of the shirt. A nod to the preppy classic ‘critter’ garments, which also boasted all-over embroidery, this polo is ideal for wearing solo with shorts for that elusive collegiate vibe.

Polo Shirts Under £100

CP Company Blue Polo Shirt

CP Company Garment Dyed Polo Shirt

Bringing their signature garment-dyeing techniques to this most classic of garments, CP Company present their take on the polo shirt. Coming in a wide range of colours, we’ve selected this slightly washed-out blue that would look the business relaxing on a yacht in the French Riviera, perhaps — or, more likely, your favourite beer garden.

Maison Kitsune Polo Shirt

Maison Kitsune Fox Logo Polo Shirt

One of the newest brands in our lineup, Maison Kitsune tap into the polo’s Gallic origins perhaps better than anyone else. Crafted in Portugal from a fine cotton piqué fabric, the cut and quality are both spot on. But the real selling point is that fantastic tricolour fox logo embroidered to the chest.

Fred Perry Twin Tipped Polo Shirt in Mint Green

Fred Perry Twin Tipped Polo Shirt

One of the most iconic polo shirts in the business, the Fred Perry polo shirt requires no introduction. This season the heritage brand has unleashed a brace of polos in the kind of sun-drenched colours that are begging to be worn all summer long. The signature Laurel Wreath embroidery to the chest is the icing on a particularly summery cake.

Alternative Polo Shirt Picks

Paul Smith Knitted Polo Shirt Aubergine

Paul Smith Knitted Shirt Aubergine

While the polo shirt is already one of the best casual garments for warmer-weather wear, Paul Smith really ups the classic factor with this knitted version. The knitted polo has a storied history with some of the world’s most iconic snappy dressers — think the likes of Steve McQueen or John F Kennedy — and Paul Smith has nailed that vibe perfectly.

Y3 Classic Polo Shirt Black

Y-3 Classic Polo Shirt

If your tastes skew more towards the dark and urban, Y-3 have the polo for you. While the polo shirt isn’t necessarily part of the streetwear canon, Y-3 have really made it work with their version. Boasting a looser cut and heavier fabric than the norm, this polo would fit perfectly with an all-black ensemble and your latest sneaker purchase.

Oliver Spencer Dunmore Polo Shirt Lilac

Oliver Spencer Dunmore Polo Shirt

London-based tailor-turned-designer Oliver Spencer has made a name for himself with his use of custom-crafted jersey fabrics, so it follows that his namesake brand would provide us with some excellent polo options. This version comes in a super-soft striped jersey fabric and boasts a rugby inspired collar along with a chest pocket for a subtle yet unexpected upgrade.

Find all these designer polo shirts along with many more choices in-store and online at Aphrodite today.

DSquared2 Logo Swim Shorts

SS19 Swimwear: Take The Plunge

Swimwear Styles To Invest In This Season

As blazing temperatures sizzle on the horizon and the summer season officially looms, holiday planning never strays too far from the imagination. The chance to escape reality and unwind is music to the ears. Fairly soon you’ll be digging your suitcase out of storage, blowing off the cobwebs and curating endless swimwear looks. And tipping the top of your checklist? Perhaps the most indispensable item of them all, swim shorts.

If the spring summer 19 catwalks are anything to go by, short shorts are set to truly rock the scales. Lauded designers across the board held a penchant for micro-shorts this season, with the ‘thigh’s the limit’ phenomenon spilling into the menswear circuit yet again. While we understand thigh-high hemlines aren’t for everyone, taking the plunge this summer could earn you some serious sartorial stature. Generally though, the consensus from brands – from high-end to the high-street – is to not hold back. Leave the mundane mood of your 9 till 5 life behind, have some ice-cold beers at the ready and dare to stand-out.

Vibrant palettes and patterns present another opportunity to challenge your comfort zone, labels such as Dsquared2, Paul Smith and Ralph Lauren all make a commanding case for this. For example, Paul Smith’s multi-stripe swim shorts cast a rainbow of striking hues across their base. Boasting the brand’s synonymous ‘Artist’ stripe, this pair are guaranteed to get heads turning in the heat of summer. If you were after a head-to-toe look from the designer, look no further than Smith’s cross-strap sandals. With a contoured foam footbed, rubber tread outsole and colourful thread running throughout, what more could you need?

Paul Smith Swim Shorts Multi Stripe Paul Smith Sandals

If you’ve thrown good investment into your swimwear and want the world to know, DSquared2 are your match. Logo-charged and loud, the brand’s holiday offerings speak words of their own. Take these monochrome swim shorts, they’re unapologetically draped in the Italian label’s identity, while to their interior, a soft slip lining ensures they provide the most comforting wear. Channel the monochrome aesthetic from the ground up with a pair of Balmain sliders for that final seal of luxury and stability poolside.

Dsquared2 Swim ShortsBalmain Sliders

Sweeping the scene each and every summer, all-American label Ralph Lauren has found itself as a holy grail of swimwear for some years now. When balmy climates call the brand becomes an instant go-to, kitting out the masses with their ever-expanding range of swim shorts. Pursuing project pink this season, this vivid pair will stand the test of time in your holiday capsule, year in, year out. Crafted with a comforting mesh interior and three handy pockets, these bottoms possess as much substance as they do style. Double-up on Polo credentials with a matching pair of slides, showcased here with a padded foot strap and cushioned footbed for elevated comfort.

Ralph Lauren Swim Shorts Ralph Lauren Sliders

Opting to leave the staggering altitudes of the Alps behind, Italian label Moncler set up camp near crystal-clear waters this season. Practicing their presence in uncovered territory, the brand bring their tricolour accents to your holiday rotation. Taking the form of a classic chevron pattern, this pair of Moncler swims shorts unlock the label’s signature touch while remaining entirely practical for poolside activity. Ensuring the tricolour theme stays fluid, the brand’s matching red, white and blue sliders will sign off any look.

Moncler Swim Shorts Moncler Swimwear Moncler Sliders Navy White Red

With myriads of swimwear looks on tap, BOSS frequently master a sense of summer casual that’s earned the label some timeless kudos throughout the years. Products on offer span tees, swim shorts, bags, sandals and beach towels, all imbued with the cool and comforting mentality of BOSS. Harnessing a blue and yellow colour scheme, the brand stick to the rules this season with a completely coordinated offering. Opening with a well-fitting pair of swim shorts, this swimwear set also includes a matching drawstring bag for carrying all your essentials and a cotton-terry beach towel.

BOSS Swimwear BOSS Flip Flops

With countless deliveries hitting our racks every week, set yourself apart from the crowd this summer with the plethora of swimwear on offer at Aphrodite. Life’s a beach until further notice. Shop our entire holiday shop here. 

Vivienne Westwood New Arrivals

Vivienne Westwood: Elevated Essentials

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer Collection

There are some garments which every man needs in his wardrobe all year round. A smart shirt, a casual polo, some basic t-shirts and of course a pair of well-fitting trousers. Luckily for those of us who may find themselves missing one or two of these essential components Vivienne Westwood are on hand supplying the goods when it comes to the highest quality bits rammed full of both subtle and not so subtle change ups. Take a look below…

Vivienne Westwood New Arrivals

We challenge you to find us a more perfectly transitional piece for summer than a long sleeve polo shirt. Breathable enough to withstand the blistering daytime heat but with that extra flourish of protection when things begin to cool down, it provides an exceptional top half choice that is easily paired up with shorts and trousers alike. Apart from being extremely easy on the eyes this particular offering from Westwood boasts an elongated two button placket, wide striped collar and a soft 100% cotton pique construction and is finished with the classic embroidered orb logo to the chest, signifying the designers dedication to taking tradition into the future. If you’re looking for the social butterfly of top-half attire that’s capable of occasion spanning powers like no other, than look no further.

Vivienne Westwood Polo ShirtVivienne Westwood Spring Summer

Next up we have the polos equally as versatile but slightly smarter cousin the button up shirt. Crafted from a lightweight cotton that is perfect for all year round wear it not only showcases Westwood’s affinity for tailoring but their ability to build upon traditional menswear tropes and deliver something that feels completely unique. Equipped with the orb logo embroidered to the chest, concealed collar button downs and subtle hits of branding the garment comes to a head with a three top button accent, providing a playful twist on a tried and tested silhouette.

Vivienne Westwood Shirt

Bolstering out these looks we have some of Westwood’s timeless basic t-shirts layered below. Available in a range of colours and made from 100% organic cotton they keep things minimal with some slight alterations to fit and the orb logo stamped to the chest for an unmistakable badge of quality.

Vivienne Westwood New Collection

But of course we can’t focus solely on the waist up especially not when sporting a pair of trousers as top notch as the ones pictured below. Using a contrasting mixture of a relaxed drawstring waist and a sharp tailored cut these legwear titans cleverly manage to merge the worlds of razor sharp sophistication with optimum comfort. Boasting a tapered cut that not only compliments the flowy blend material on offer, but finishes at a raw, exposed hem, the trousers bring a fresh perspective to a vital bit of menswear kit injecting the everyday black trouser with lashings of personality.


Vivienne Westwood SweatshirtVivienne Westwood New Arrivals

Dipping our toe into the Vivienne Westwood’s more runaway influenced pieces this sweatshirt from the Spring Summer collection holds no punches when it comes to bold printed design. Making nods to the designers strong political stance and undeniable punk influences that ran central to many of her early collections, it utilises traditional Chinese ink line drawings fragmented by vocal messaging for a piece that not only makes a first impression but has the depth to back it up. Decked out with ribbing to the neck, hem and cuffs for a defined shape the sweatshirt can be paired up with the matching, equally as loud, shorts for a two-piece ensemble that will almost definitely steal some looks this summer.

Shop the full Vivienne Westwood collection available at Aphrodite Clothing now both in store and online.