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The Overshirt: Style For Every Season

Overshirts Are This Season’s Must-Have Item

It’s fair to say very few clothing choices have a hold on ‘transitional’ status like that of the overshirt. In fact, it’s exceptionally rare for items to bounce so seamlessly between categories and seasons. Overshirts, shirt jackets, shackets, whatever you wish to call them – are a viable exception. Fusing the razor-sharp silhouette of a shirt with the heightened protection, structure and heat retention of a jacket, this garment truly has tricky weather mastered.

With spring well underway and summer on the horizon, there’s never been a more appropriate time to welcome this hybrid to your wardrobe. For fear that you’ll lose out, here at Aphrodite we’ve rounded up our all-time favourites to save you scrolling.

FJALLRAVEN OVERSHIRT:

Kicking things off with an option for adventure seekers. This Fjällräven overshirt is effortlessly on-trend and is fuelled with functional substance. Crafted from the brand’s reputable G-1000 fabric, its impressive durability needs no explanation. Equally appropriate for urban backdrops as it is for woodland settings, the style is stationed with internal and external pockets and comes complete with the label’s Arctic Fox to the arm. Black Fjällräven shirt jacket also available.

Fjallraven Greenland Overshirt

Fjallraven Overshirt Greenland

STONE ISLAND OVERSHIRT:

Famed for their progressive stance on fabrication, casual-luxury label Stone Island leave no clothing stone unturned. Somewhat experts at developing the shirt jacket sector, the brand step into spring with this vibrant, buttercup layer. Ideal for leaving winter’s gloomy tones behind you, this garment dyed, Stone Island overshirt approaches the season with a lived-in look thanks to an exclusive ‘OLD’ effect treatment. Prepped to hit the streets with the coveted compass at the sleeve, two handy pockets serve practical purpose upon the chest.

Stone Island Overshirt Yellow

C.P. COMPANY OVERSHIRT:

In like manner, Stoney’s Italian neighbours CP Company continuously showcase their affinity for overshirts. Owing its premium price tag to the brand’s ingenious manufacturing, this CP Company overshirt crafts its excellence from military-spec nylon. Garment dyed for depth of colour, the shirt jacket style proudly houses the label’s lens at the sleeve, complete with an angled chest pocket for your essentials.

CP Company Overshirt Blue

BELSTAFF OVERSHIRT:

Measuring up in a saturated mustard hue, this high-end portrayal personifies spring. Commanding attention from the neck down, Belstaff’s overshirt keeps things pleasing to the eye with a concealed zip closure. Focusing on both form and function, two flap pockets grace the chest for all your city must-haves, while the British brand’s Phoenix patch positions to the sleeve.

Belstaff Overshirt Yellow

APC OVERSHIRT:

Fuss-free, quietly elegant and without question, ready to wear, APC’s ‘David’ overshirt is effortlessly cool and by all means understated. Covering you for the warmer months ahead, this breezy, lightweight piece boasts refined appeal thanks to its Italian cotton drill fabric. Designed with twin patch pockets at the chest, while sophisticated pleat detailing completes each wrist.

APC David Overshirt

FOLK OVERSHIRT:

Tapping clean lines, simple patterns and quality fabrication since the early noughties; London label Folk’s DNA is tailormade for the overshirt trend. An uncluttered choice for an easy-going wearer, Folk’s ‘Painters’ jacket sources its cotton twill material from Japan. Clean and ready to assemble with most options, the deep navy number is simply secured with a snap button fastening. Choose to wear this hybrid fitted or boxy with the use of its hidden waist adjuster. This Folk ‘Painters’ jacket is also available in military green.

Folk Painters Jacket Navy

PAUL SMITH OVERSHIRT:

Wrapping things up, this slick Paul Smith overshirt comes in both khaki and navy and is a sure-fire piece for layering. Designed and delivered from the former tailor’s eponymous label, this premium, cotton blend design features two buttoned chest pockets. Subtly branded with a woven tab, the endlessly wearable style is signed off with buttoned cuffs and a reverse box pleat.

Paul Smith Overshirt Navy

Paul Smith PS Overshirt

Deserved of a spot in every modern man’s rotation, the overshirt needs your attention this season.

Nike Air Zoom Alpha Trainer Release

Bring it Back to 1996 with the Nike Air Zoom Alpha

Perhaps second only to Nike‘s own Air Max, Zoom Air is one of the most ubiquitous and beloved footwear technlogies to have emerged in the last few decades. Preferred by runners and basketball players for its low-profile deployment and agile, responsive nature, Zoom Air is a performance-oriented evolution of the Air Max concept. Utilising a podular design with specially-shaped pockets of encapsulated gas, the tech can be tailored to the requirements of each sport, even to individual players as seen in the numerous NBA signature models that deploy Zoom to varying degrees. Yet, while the original bearer of the Air Max label — the Air Max 1 — retains an unparalleled status as a pop culture icon, the same cannot be said of the first shoe to use the Air Zoom moniker: the 1996 Nike Air Zoom Alpha.

Nike Air Zoom Alpha Trainers

A technological marvel from the moment of its release, the Alpha was nevertheless quickly overshadowed by its immediate successor, the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon, whose flashy metallic branding and evolutionary mesh build resonated more strongly with sneakerheads of the time. However, as is often the case, fashion comes and goes in cycles; now, in 2019, the bulky leather panelling and aggressive stance of the Air Zoom Alpha are a perfect fit for streets rife with similar silhouettes.

Nike Air Zoom Trainers Alpha

Boasting a distinctive ‘wave’ design that Nike would revisit the next year in the Air Zoom Spiridon and Air Max 97, the Air Zoom Alpha is built from layers of breathable mesh and hardwearing synthetics, set atop a Phylon midsole that carries on the undulating visual language while providing extra comfort and shock absorbency. Meanwhile, underfoot the signature Zoom ‘pods’ can be seen to the outsole, used as a basis for the outsole tread pattern and promoting healthy foot movement — which translates to a supremely comfortable ride for modern wearers.

Nike Air Zoom Alpha Trainers Release

In honour of its cult classic status, Nike have reissued the Air Zoom Alpha in two distinct colourways for Spring 19: one hews closely to the sneaker’s OG colourway, with mid-90s monochrome bolstered by Nike Running’s signature Volt Yellow shade; the other delivers bold colour pops in green and red in a visual homage to a certain Italian fashion house that’s beloved by streetwear aficionados. Whichever you choose, the Nike Air Zoom Alpha is the perfect choice to flex your Swoosh knowledge this season.

Nike Air Zoom Alpha Sneakers

The Nike Air Zoom Alpha Trainers in Black / Wolf Grey / Volt and Lucid Green / Habanero Red will be available in-store and online from Aphrodite Clothing from the 19th of April. Make sure to zoom in early to secure your size.

Ami New Arrivals

Ami Deliver A Fresh Batch Of Sophisticated Cool

Ami SS19 Arrivals

Ami or Alexandre Mattiusi for those of us with an affinity for French fashion are certainly never one to disappoint, especially when it comes to putting together some of the finest contemporary wears, we’ve had the pleasure of setting our eyes upon.

Falling firmly into the category of brands that prioritise timeless design and well-put together silhouettes over the everchanging winds of trends and fads, Ami have been effortlessly pumping out quality garments since 2013 encapsulating the youthful, laidback Parisian cool found littered throughout the cobbled streets of the capital city of love. Meaning ‘friend’ in French Ami are certainly a companion worth keeping close, proving time and time again their ability to blur the lines that stand between the worlds of casual outfitting and chic tailoring, bringing a more authentic and comprehensive approach to modern day menswear staples.

With all that in mind we thought we would pull together a few of our favourite bits from the recent collection that tick all the boxes when it comes to looks, quality and that all important je ne sais quoi x factor.

Ami Denim Jacket

Demonstrating an eye for the finer details, this denim jacket from Ami is certainly high on our list of favourite things made from the perpetually stylish, cotton-based fabric. Featuring a zig zagged stitch design down the central button placket, panelled side pockets and a subtle leather patch to the back it’s bursting at the seams with a menagerie of understated talking points. Dress it up with your best smart shirt or in this case down with a colour blocked, pullover hoodie and you’ve got yourself a winner no matter the occasion.

Ami Denim Jacket

Ami Hoodie

If like us you find yourself waiting for spring to finally get it’s finger out than you will more than likely have some seriously indecisive trans-seasonal weather on your hands. Luckily Ami have provided us with the perfect solution when it comes to dealing with this unpredictably awkward foe in the shape of the half-zip sweatshirt. Coming equipped with a high neck and aforementioned half-zip combo they provide the perfect on-the-go solution when it comes to both warming up and cooling down with a front kangaroo pouch pocket, embroidered branding and dart shoulders bringing that classic refined Ami edge.

Ami Half-Zip Sweatshirt

Ami Half-Zip Sweatshirt

Below Ami somehow manage to extract the very essence of summer and inject it into everyone’s favourite button-down wardrobe workhorse, updating a classic Oxford with the addition of some delightful yellow striping and the ever-familiar embroidered Ami de couer logo to the chest.

Ami Rugby Shirt

Next up we have Ami’s take on the ever-popular rugby shirt. Featuring a concealed three-button placket, lightweight 100% cotton construction and a bold striped design typical of sporting jerseys from years gone by it would not only look perfectly at home enjoying a cool afternoon in the vineyards of Bordeaux but three players deep in the scrum on a dreary Sunday morning. Finished with side splits for ease of movement, contrast stitch detailing and some contrast branding to the chest.

Ami Rugby Shirt

Taking all the best bits from everyone’s most beloved vintage sportswear bits and fusing them together this all in one ensemble takes casual outfitting to the depths of its stylistic limits. Made from a soft and comfortable cotton blend typically found on track tops the sweatshirt / joggers combo boasts contrast striped details, subtle hits of branding and a selection of fit enhancing ribbing. In short, it’s every athleisure lovers dream.

Ami New Arrivals
Ami Sweatshirt

Ami Joggers
So there we have it a small selection of some of the exceptional Ami gear we have available both in store and online. But there is plenty more where that came from so why not pop in and see us or take a look at our full SS19 offering over on our website.

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket: An In Depth Look

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

A brand new Stone Island Membrana 3L TC jacket recently found its way through our doors and it got us all fondly reminiscing about the numerous reasons we can’t get enough of the Italian sportswear brand. So in an ode to the material maestros themselves and a pledge of allegiance to the compass patch we took a quick look into what makes them so good at what they do and why this fresh bit of Membrana has got us flying the Ravarino flag for all to see. 

Take one glance at the sheer scale and variety of Stone Island’s impressive textiles resume and you know they mean business. Favouring the worlds of laboratories and practicality over that of runways and frivolity, Osti’s brand pursues a fierce desire to push the limits of what can and can’t be done when it comes to clothing, priding themselves on their defined sensibilities and a strong philosophy driven design ethos that prioritises the cornerstones of research, experimentation and functionality above all else.

The result? Some of the most technically pleasing garments we’ve had the fortune of getting our hands on, and that’s putting it lightly. In the years they’ve spent redefining the expectations when it comes to anything from outerwear to joggers they’ve not only amassed over 60,000 different dye recipes to compliment a vast list of bespoke materials, but turned things on their head when it comes to how garments are created, treated and subsequently finished all the while developing a dedicated cult following of detachable patch fanatics.

Stone Island

Photo Credit: Stone Island

Just take a look at when the brand adopted something as ubiquitous as a chunky knitwear jumper into their revered ICE collection infusing it with a double layering of both pure wool and a thermo-sensitive yarn that resulted in changes of colour when the garment was exposed to a drop in temperature. Or, what about Stone Island’s nylon metal ripstop fabric? Arguably one of their most recognisable materials to date, it has been applied to a countless number of silhouettes boasting a trilobate structure that undergoes an intensive double-dye procedure to adapt it’s iconic metallic / tonic sheen with some pieces optimised further still with an internal resin treatment for an extra functional flair of elemental protection. In truth you could pick up any one of Stone Island’s products and spend hours discussing its nuances and intricate details whether it be a Tella Stella jacket or a pair of Felpa Placatta shorts the possibilities, in Stone Island’s opinion, truly are endless.

This latest addition to our Stone Island arsenal is no different. Cut in a slightly longer parka style length the jacket boasts plenty of intrinsic militaristic appeal and delivers on all fronts when it comes to a number of constructive complexities. Engineered from a lightweight performance fabric Stone Island refer to as Membrana 3L TC the jacket utilises a three pronged approach putting to work an opaque nylon outer layer laminated to a breathable, water resistant and windproof membrane which is then further reinforced with an impalpable polyester base. Not only does this mean the jacket is perfect for this time of year but it allows for Stone Island’s dyeing expertise to be applied directly to the outer layer whilst preserving the protective qualities of the underlying fabric.

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

But that’s not all, aside from the top notch composition on offer the Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket also comes equipped with an array of utilitarian attributes to serve your day to day needs including a plethora of pockets to keep your personal possessions safe, double velcro secured storm flaps with two-way main zip and both waist and hem adjusters to add shape if necessary. Perhaps one of the most notable features of the jacket however is it’s ability to be altered to fit your specific needs as fast as you could say, trilobate structure nylon micro ripstop weave, with the hood and both sleeves easily removable should the occasion call for it… and did we mention there is a removable compass patch on the sleeve?

Perhaps as they say in the world of motion picture it would be better to show rather than tell…

The Stone Island Membrana Jacket is available now at Aphrodite both in store and online.

Moncler SS’19: From Summits to Streets

Moncler SS’19: From Summits to Streets      

Moncler SS’19 showcases the brand’s dedication to the perfect blend of functionality and fashion. After spending years mastering the harshest conditions found atop the highest peaks, the Italian luxury brand turns its attention to the concrete jungle and applies their refined mountaineering sensibilities to a collection filled with bold graphic prints, urban appeal and contemporary style.

This all-white ensemble gives visions of fresh powder snow at basecamp and offers a more laid-back take on Moncler’s usual aesthetic. The Montreal Jacket in White boasts a technical design whilst dripping in French tri-colour goodness with unapologetic branding to the chest and sleeve. This piece will have you feeling comfortable but looking good, whether it’s on top of the slopes or just your casual rotation. We styled the versatile jacket with some of our favourite garments from the latest batch; including Moncler Sweatpants in White and Moncler Hoodie in White.

Moncler SS19 Montreal Jacket

Presenting an athletic style whilst committing to the theme of ‘as white as snow’, we paired the all-white fit with the brand’s Anakin Sneakers in White. Assembled from panels of white and light grey suede and a paint-splattered black and white rubber sole, these contemporary sneakers are finished with a lace-up front in a red colourway; staying devoted to paying homage to their namesake town, Monestier-de-Clermont.

Moncler Trainers in White

Moncler Anakin Sneakers

Going back to their roots, Moncler didn’t forget to include some of their revered padded garments in the new collection. Designed with the finest ‘duvet neuf’ quilted panels; this seasons Gui Gilet is not only a personal favourite of ours but probably one of the best insulating layering pieces we’ve come across. Moncler ensures to deliver their products to the highest standard and this piece is no exception, featuring a two-way zip closure, angled side pockets for easy access and the brand’s iconic logo plaque to the chest.

The outfit is completed with the similarly impressive Dreux Jacket. Although this is a more lightweight version of the time-honoured padded down jacket, Moncler doesn’t cut corners on quality with this piece. Crafted with 90% down, 10% feather padding and perfected in Romania, the Dreux is the ideal addition to your technical outerwear collection. Two-way zip fastening and elasticated cuffs and hem assure to keep in all the warmth, making it a no brainer when it comes to inclement weather and unpleasant temperatures. Finished with some understated joggers; the vibrant orange lining in the hood contrasts with this all-black outfit and will add a pop of colour to anyone’s wardrobe.

Moncler Gilet

Moncler Dreux Jacket

The brands recently released Bubble Sneakers offer a seemingly relaxed look with plenty of intrinsic practicality. There was no holding back when it comes to the construction of the Bubble Sneaker. Printed branding to the sides, the brand’s signature colours to the collar of the shoe and a rubberised Moncler badge sits proudly to the tongue. Crafted with perfection in mind, these sneakers combine luxury construction with sportswear aesthetics.

Moncler Bubble Sneaker

Shop the rest of the Moncler SS’19 collection online and in-store now at Aphrodite.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Canvas Sail White

A Classic Returns: the Nike Blazer Mid ’77

From a contemporary perspective, it’s difficult to think of a time when Nike was an upstart brand: its iconic Swoosh logo, sporting partnerships and Just Do It slogan are indelibly inked into the fabric of pop culture, earning it a status and cachet that befit its sheer size and scope. But back in the early 1970s, Nike was barely finding its feet, having grown from Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman’s Blue Ribbon Sports import company into a burgeoning sportswear entity in its own right. Beginning, naturally, with models for running, Nike soon looked to the hardwood, crafting a straightforward basketball shoe in 1972, featuring a large, brash rendition of its new Swoosh logo designed to steal the spotlight. Naming the shoe after their local Portland Trail Blazers team, the Nike Blazer was born.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Sail/White

Simple — almost blunt — in its design, the Blazer was typical of an early-70s basketball shoe: tough leather uppers, a cushioned ankle collar and a vulcanised, textured sole unit gave players of the time all they needed and nothing more; a far cry from today, where the pinnacle of sporting technology is applied to each new silhouette. Yet, for all its simplicity, the Blazer was a success for Nike because of that huge Swoosh on the side. When worn on-court by the stars of the day, like George “The Iceman” Gervin, the shoe became a moving billboard; every photograph in every magazine became an advertisement.

George Gervin Nike Blazers

George “Iceman” Gervin in Nike Blazers

While technology quickly overtook the Blazer’s minimal approach for court use, the silhouette gained a new lease of life from the nascent skateboarding scene. Where the heavy leather uppers and vulcanised sole unit were proving outdated for basketball players, riders found the Blazer provided excellent grip and could take a beating out on the streets, and so adopted the mid-top silhouette as their own.

Nike Stussy Blazer Mid 2002

Nike x Stussy Blazers (2002)

This skateboarding association is one that has followed the Blazer into the present day, no small thanks to collaborations with streetwear titans like Stussy, Supreme and street art legend Futura 2000. In 2005, the Nike Blazer was finally recognised by the brand as a viable board option, after spokesperson Lance Mountain reworked the Blazer for the Swoosh’s SB line, adding extra padding and, for the first time, Zoom Air technology.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Canvas Pack

The Blazer’s simple, robust design has proven the ideal canvas for collaborative reworkings to this day: in addition to the aforementioned skate-centric collabs, the Blazer has recently seen attention as part of OFF-WHITE designer Virgil Abloh’s “The Ten” series for Nike, while upcoming Japanese label sacai have produced a grail-worthy version with doubled soles, tongues and Swooshes. Yet the Blazer — like other timeless retro court styles such as the Converse Chuck Taylor and Nike Air Force 1 — often shines brightest when rendered fully in plain white. The latest in-house version of the Nike Blazer, the Mid ’77, appears this season in a white canvas construction with off-white suede overlays to the sidewalls and toecap, exposing the economy of design that made the silhouette a hit for Nike all the way back in the 70s.

The Nike Blazer Mid ’77 WE in Sail/ White will release in-store and online at Aphrodite Clothing on 12th April 2019. Stay tuned for more from the Swoosh for 2019.

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Paul Smith: Best of British New Arrivals

Paul Smith New Arrivals Spring Summer

Although British designer Paul Smith needs no introduction, quite frankly, his twist of fate backstory is worth a run over. Having kicked-off his youth as an avid cyclist, Smith’s sporting ambitions quickly ground to a halt due to a serious accident – in what would later be labelled ‘cycling’s loss and fashion’s greatest gain’. Discovering an immense appreciation for design during his recovery, Paul’s creative flair soon landed him his debut in Mayfair’s suiting stronghold, Savile Row. And well, the rest remains history.

Spring Summer 19

Roll the clocks forward 50 years later and with immeasurable amounts of experience under his belt, Sir Paul Smith and his label are as relevant as ever to the masses. Here at Aphrodite, staff and customers alike can’t get enough of the London-based brand and its classics of tomorrow vibe. Echoing last season’s pledge to simplicity, unrivalled quality and easy-to-wear aesthetic, SS19 invites more of the same into the mix. So expect plenty of short-sleeve staples, colourful cotton essentials and the brand’s iconic Zebra leading operations from the front.

One of several new arrivals dropping online and in-store, this zebra tee represents Smith’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Crafted with pride from organic cotton, the eco-friendly design holds a super soft touch and is a certified hit for the streets. Rounding out with a ribbed crewneck, the brand’s playful zebra and signature logo complete the silhouette at the centre. Shop styles in black and white online.

Paul Smith Jacket

Next into the spotlight, this slick overshirt offers a two-in-one shirt jacket aesthetic, presenting to the wearer a seamless blend of style and substance. With only a woven brand tab fitted to the chest, the versatile piece comes prepared to serve your wardrobe all year round, while its buttoned pockets provide space for keeping all your small valuables in check. Cop navy and khaki versions online now.

Paul Smith Navy Overshirt

Paul Smith Blue Overshirt

Other hits among the line-up include contrasting versions of this lightweight, nylon-blend jacket. Designed to ensure you never fall victim to the forecast again, the jacket’s shower-proof properties and foldable hood undoubtedly pack a practical punch. Finished with a stand collar and drawstring hem, the weather-conscious styling guarantees elevated levels of warmth. Shop now in blue and lemon.

Paul Smith Jacket

Finally, consider your streetwear wishes granted with the issue of this blacked-out hoodie, made from pure cotton and boasting a distinctive Paul Smith difference. Decorated at the chest with the designer’s logo, its contemporary construction secures on the body with a half zip closure. Detailed with ribbed trimmings, the pullover’s roomy kangaroo pocket promises to transport all your trusty items from one place and on to the next. The ultimate layering companion, throw this cosy piece on and set straight off on your travels.

Paul Smith Hoodie

Every inch fashion’s national treasure, Paul Smith and his offerings remain as synonymous with Britain as a hearty full English, The Beatles and a good cup of tea. To ensure you don’t miss out on this timeless collection, pop in-store or browse Aphrodite online now.

adidas By Raf Simons Trumpe-l'oeil collection

adidas By Raf Simons Trumpe-l’oeil Collection

adidas By Raf Simons Trumpe-l’oeil Collection

Since 2013 adidas and esteemed Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons have been hellbent on pushing the boundaries when it comes to both classic and contemporary footwear silhouettes.Whether it’s collaborating on the trend-setting, fore father of chunky sneakers Ozweego or infusing the worlds of runway and sportswear with stylistic reinvention, the pair have done so with an emphasis on preserving the intrinsic qualities of each shoe they turn their attention to, keeping unique characteristics and historical relevancy high on the agenda amid a multi influenced design process. Now, as they get set to roll out the latest amalgamation of their combined endeavours in the form of the adidas By Raf Simons Trumpe-l’oeil collectionit seems not much has changed when it comes to the pairings defined sensibilities and sharp conceptual direction.

adidas By Raf Simons L.A. Trainers

adidas By Raf Simons Micro Pacer

No stranger to a Stan Smith, Raf Simons not only has a soft spot for the unmistakable tennis shoe, having been sighted donning them for himself on numerous occasions, but has utilised the shoe to great effect as part of his debut collaborative line with the German sportswear giant, updating the sneaker with a plethora of bold colours and the now iconic perforated R to the lateral side. Choosing once again to focus their attention toward that of the understated ‘70s classic this latest evolutionary step in the partnerships creative venture sees not only the adilette sliders brought along for the ride several but several archival styles including the Micropacer, Torsion Conquest Super, Peach Tree, Samba and the L.A. Trainer, transported back into modern day rotations through the use of an innovative application and unconventional finish.

adidas By Raf Simons Peach Tree

adidas By Raf Simons Samba

Deriving its name from the French painting technique meaning ‘to deceive the eye’ the collection plays with perceptions through the use of realistic photography, 3D modelling and precise printing, capturing each vintage trainer down to the finest detail before subsequently blanketing them across both a Stan Smith and adilette canvas. Blending together past, present and future the clean lines and minimal nature of each chosen model only seeks to enhance the deceptive approach, allowing distinguishing features and authentic worn in markings – such as stains and exposed glue – to be showcased to full optical illusion inducing effect.

The result is a product that both blends cross generational styles and functional purpose whilst simultaneously paying homage to adidas’ rich history of iconic classics in a way only achievable by a collaboration of this magnitude.

adidas By Raf Simons Torsion Conquest Super

The adidas by Raf Simons Trompe-l’oeil collection launches both online and in store at Aphrodite on the 12th of April at 9:00am with the RS adilettes launching on the 3rd of May.

The North Face Iridescent Collection

The North Face Iridescent Pack Delivers a Fresh Look for SS19

Far from its image as a strictly outdoor label, The North Face has always had a finger on the pulse of the city-dweller and a distinct urban presence, setting itself apart from ‘serious’ mountain climbing brands while still delivering performance and innovation in spades. Ever since the opening of their very first store in Berkeley, CA, the brand has adorned its signature pieces with bold colour-blocking and prints that have appealed just as much to the casual consumer as the outdoor enthusiast. Ever willing to push the boundaries, The North Face now present their latest capsule of urban classics: The Iridescent Collection.

The North Face Iridescent Cyclone II Jacket

Taking a brace of their most iconic outerwear styles — the 1996 Nuptse Jacket, 1990 Mountain Jacket and the Cyclone II windbreaker — The North Face have draped the familiar silhouettes in a multi-faceted, woven iridescent fabric, with a geometric pattern that changes aspect with the wearer’s movement. Showing off a palette of cool tones from purple to green to blue, the fabrics lose none of their performance attributes, with proprietary weather-proofing technologies like DryVent and WindWall all in full effect to help the wearer adapt to whatever the day brings.

The North Face Iridescent Pack Mountain Jacket

To bring things to the next level, the Nuptse down jacket and Mountain hard shell are modular, featuring zips and toggles to allow both to be worn together for the ultimate in weather resistance and warmth; these pieces may look good, but they’re also highly functional for even the harshest environments.

The North Face Iridescent Nuptse Jacket

Rounding out the Iridescent Collection is a clutch of apparel pieces including a t-shirt, hoodie and baseball cap, presented in stealthy black colourways and adorned with classic TNF branding in an iridescent treatment, perfect for mixing and matching with the outerwear, or for wearing solo on those warmer days. Owing to the technical nature of the fabrics, numbers for these pieces are strictly limited, so don’t sleep if you want to snag your favourite bits.

The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket Iridescent

The North Face Iridescent Collection will be available from Aphrodite Clothing from the 10th of April 2019.