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Nike Air Force 1 '07 White Trainers

Nike Trainers: Style The Swoosh Right

How To Wear Nike Trainers

In today’s fashion zeitgeist it’s near impossible to imagine a world without Nike trainers. But, in the bygone days of the ‘60s and ‘70s, before the Swoosh locked down sartorial status, the footwear industry wasn’t quite sure what it was missing without the sporting stalwart’s sneakers.

Jump 40-something years and Nike trainers have reached the pinnacle of footwear culture in 2019. Having etched their presence into society and sportswear alike, the brand’s kicks, ranging from the nostalgic Cortez, to the Waffle Racer ‘Moon Shoe’ and the ever-popular and expanding Air Max dynasty, are true style icons.

Therefore, mastering your Swoosh style is essential if you’re hoping to keep up appearances in the sneaker circuit. So why not source inspiration from our styling team and take a look at how we’ve curated this season’s Nike Trainers below…

LOOK 1: 

Ideal for city dwellers – our first look bets on a relaxed wardrobe for urban dimensions. With the help of trailblazing label CP Company and all-American brand Ralph Lauren in the mix, this outfit takes on an effortless smart-casual stance. Boasting a double dosage of technical layers on top, including a short-sleeved CP Company polo shirt and CP Company arm lens jacket, the outfit further unfolds with comforting Ralph Lauren sweatpants.

Completing the look is a pair of Nike Air Max Light trainers; offering colourful pops to an otherwise monochrome teaming. Since these sneakers have been seldom-seen since the ‘80s, give them the attention they deserve this season through the streets.How to wear Nike trainers - Look 1

Nike Air Max Light Trainers

LOOK 2: 

If you’re more focused on turning up the dial for nostalgia, look two is a winner. Featuring Nike’s Air Zoom Alpha trainers, *cult classics from the ‘90s*, this outfit channels an elevated approach to dressing. It’s imagined with several layers stacked atop each other, including a Nudie sweatshirt, Albam shirt and cosy Folk sweatshirt. Although warmth shouldn’t pose a problem with this outfit, choose to add or remove layers depending on the temperature. Meanwhile, embrace this Zoom sneaker’s wavy uppers and retro status in your chosen stomping ground.

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Nike Air Zoom Alpha Trainers

LOOK 3: 

Boasting a palette made up of only two colours, this black and white ensemble is undoubtedly a head-turner. Bringing urban accents into focus, the look aims to secure the streetwear scene with a range of logo-charged accessories. Styled with Dsquared2’s ICON body bag, not only can all your essentials be kept close by, but your status heightened thanks to the brand’s signature slogan. Adding to the clashing vision is a Ralph Lauren baseball cap, boxy Maison Margiela t-shirt and Champion sweatshorts.

Finished off with the power and stability of Nike’s Vapormax 2019 trainer on foot; we’re sound in the knowledge that this look will confidently pursue the cityscape or summer festivals in equal measure.

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Nike Vapormax 2019 Trainers

LOOK 4:

Slick, smart and suitable for weekend wear – outfit four is fiercely trend aware. Taking to terrain with the energy of an encapsulated Air Sole unit, Nike’s Air Tailwind 79 sneaker hits the floor with the Swoosh sported at all angles. Up top, a lightweight Paul Smith shirt and neutral Albam overshirt drape the body, teamed alongside versatile Norse Projects chinos. Signing off the sophisticated streetwear look is Moncler’s Theo pouch in olive, styled here across the body.

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Nike Air Tailwind 79 Trainers

LOOK 5:

Wholly inspired by the game, this next look harnesses traditions from the hardwood and prepares to hit the streets. Executed using an unusual approach to layering, the outfit invites a striking Nike jersey atop a cosy Ralph Lauren hoodie. Nike’s Air Force 1 ‘07 low trainers serve timeless appeal on foot, while the sporty styling is broken up with beige Norse Projects chinos. We reckon this one will give off duty dressing a whole new meaning.

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Nike Air Force 1 Trainers

LOOK 6:

Capturing the sporty flair of the ‘90s, this final outfit looks to apparel icons of the past. Beginning by pounding the streets with nostalgia on foot, Nike’s Air Max 98 trainers inject old-school quality to the ensemble while Ralph Lauren’s half zip sweatshirt serves up a cosy layer for easy throwing on. Edwin’s ED55 63 rainbow selvedge denim jeans breaking up the athleisure feel in-between with their turned-up cuffs.

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Nike Air Max 98 Trainers

So, whether you’re running errands from day-to-day, dressing to impress or cutting a casual figure, celebrate the Swoosh in superlative style. Shop a wide range of Nike trainers in-store and online at Aphrodite.

Aphrodite Clothing Travel Essentials

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

Packing For A Weekend Away: The Essentials

Is the wait till your next summer holiday too much to bear? If so, we reckon you could be in need of a well-earned weekend away. Whether you prefer the scenic surroundings of the Lake District or the booming cityscape of the capital, a change-up of settings could work wonders for your wellbeing and, ultimately, bridge the gap between your next sun-soaked destination.

Of course, the difficulty with a short trip away is knowing how much to pack. Finding the happy medium between taking too little and taking too much is tricky to say the very least. And then there’s the dilemma of deciding what sort of things to pack. Altogether, it’s a bit of an irritating undertaking. Thankfully, we’re willing to carry the burden to help you get to where you need to be. So, kick-back and relax while you uncover our essential guide to packing for a weekend away.

A Practical & Portable Bag:
With every escape from reality, comes the bag you chose to get you there. Ideally, something spacious, functional and wholly accommodating would be the superior choice for any adventure-seeker. But, with so many on the market to choose from, it can be a bit of a minefield finding the right one. We think these generously-sized choices from Fred Perry, Barbour and Fjallraven could fall into your plans effortlessly. View our full bag collection online here.

 

Fred Perry Barrel BagBarbour Holdall Bag - Weekend AwayFjallraven Backpack

Sunglasses With Style & Substance:
Let’s face it, if you’re staying on home-turf, unpredictable weather is almost a given. So, come rain or shine, it’s best to be prepared for whatever the forecast could throw your way. If we’re wishful thinking, balmy climates would reign supreme, and with that in mind, sunglasses are a total must-have. With the obvious benefits of muting the sun’s harsh glares, the right pair of shades will instantly sign off any look.

For the sole purpose of a long weekend away, versatility is key. Choosing a simple, slick pair that will go with everything is imperative. Luxury Italian eyewear specialists Ray Ban are your go-to for achieving just this. The brand’s Meteor sunglasses in brown offer 100% UV protection while providing superlative visual clarity. For an extra dose of luxury, Moncler’s all-black wayfarers might just be your match. View our entire sunglasses range to find the right pair for you.

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Slick & Sensible Headwear:
Always a hit – caps, like sunglasses, are another great way to survive the sun. With the ability to shade you from testing temperatures while enhancing your outfit, caps are a necessity for any short break. Brands ranging from Stone Island, Norse Projects, Paul Smith, and more, have all tweaked the design to their own taste this season. Discover essential headwear styles over on our website now.

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A Wise Selection of Tops:
You can’t go wrong with a selection of t-shirts. A versatile mix of short-sleeved and long-sleeved styles will prove perfect for a plethora of occasions. Though it is important to consider your personal plans too. Are you spending your time in the great outdoors or amidst urban settings? The appropriate cut, colour and fit will make all the difference to your ensemble and overall comfort throughout your trip.

Japanese clothing label Edwin offer a double pack of two plain white tees that are ideal for throwing on at a moment’s notice. While Danish streetwear stalwart Norse Projects has you covered for casual events with its Johannes tee – a breezy, breathable option. And outdoor outfitter Patagonia supplies a long-sleeved, logo charged design for cooler climes.

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Functional Shorts:
As well as the usual trousers to chill out in, practical shorts can also be a saviour for day-to-day activity. At the top of our list are this beige pair from Patagonia, they’re crafted in a classic cargo silhouette, with a quick-drying nylon base, DWR coating and UV protective finish. Also acquiring top marks are Fjallraven’s Karl Pro shorts, made with the brand’s durable G-1000 fabric. In a similar manner to Patagonia, these shorts supply plenty of pocket space and are ideal for carrying all your essentials.

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Grooming Goodness:
Unlike travelling abroad – long weekends away in the UK don’t require you to limit your toiletry capacity. However, having everything in one place and all of travel-size helps when it comes to packing and being that extra-bit organised on the day. Much to our pleasure, the grooming experts over at L:A Bruket are on hand to deliver everything you need for that blissful break away. With a dynamic selection of everything from sunscreen to beard wash, there’s lots to get your hands on. Shop our entire grooming range here.

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Versatile Footwear: And finally, stay sturdy on your feet through new territory with a trusty pair of kicks. Although not always practical, box-fresh white sneakers are easy to pair and most-likely light on the feet. adidas Originals’ AR Trainer is tailormade to perform on ‘grass, clay and cement’ and is built with a sturdy rubber outsole underfoot. For rocky terrain, we recommend something with outstanding traction and durability. Take a look at our diverse footwear collection here.

adidas AR Trainer In WhiteSo, without further ado, start packing and ensure your ‘out of office’ status is firmly switched on!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Trainers

The adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Returns

The adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego, one of the most beloved and well recognised silhouettes born out of the esteemed Belgian fashion designers work with the German sportswear company, a trend-setting powerhouse and one of the few somewhat innocuous silhouettes, alongside the Stan Smith and Response, fortunate enough to be plucked from the adidas archives for a generous dose of collaborative TLC. Adding an expectantly elevated touch to the ‘90s original, the Ozweego found itself at the forefront of the pairings debut collection and quickly set to work tearing the low top sneaker rule book of the time cover to cover.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Sneakers

With ‘ugly sneakers’ now seen as an established trend, with the likes of Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and countless other designers throwing their hat into the proverbial ring, the same can’t quite be said for 2013 when the Ozweego, with its multilayered frame, bulky exaggerated uppers and chunky midsole took its first tentative step into the limelight.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Trainers

Like much of the Belgian designers work, the trainers starkly contrasted the typical styling found at the time but through their acceptance into popular culture, most notably with A$AP Rocky’s ‘please Don’t Touch My Raf’, and sightings on the feet of countless celebrities they slowly but surely became mainstays in rotations across the world, setting the wheels in motion for not only the larger than life footwear seen pounding modern day pavements but the degradation of the walls which stood between high-end fashion and streetwear.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego New Releases

Now, after a brief foray into a spot of 3D mapping and some optical illusion inducing French painting techniques earlier in the year, adidas and Raf Simons once again turn their attention to the forefather of chunky sneakers adding a fresh lick of paint to a now undeniable cult classic.

Taking influence from the ‘Bunny Boot’ a type of footwear worn by the American armed forces to combat the harsh conditions found in Alaska, the adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego remains largely unchanged, utilising the same oversized panelled design and sculpted midsole combination that has etched its name among the very best in gargantuan proportioned kicks.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Metallic Pack

Up top the trainers take a more subdued approach than some of the Ozweego’s past iterations, boasting a supple premium leather construction and swapping out some of the more out there features, such as translucent plastic inserts and entirely cut out sections, for clean coatings of monochromatic colouring.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego
Perhaps one of the most notable features, and where things begin to take a more left field approach, is below where a mirrored TPU film coats the trainers from mid-section down, playing with proportions and hailing back to the ‘70s glam rock influences found embedded throughout the designers SS19 offering.

adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Footwear

With fads changing like the wind, the pressures of hype and a seemingly unlimited supply of styles waiting in the wings for their chance at the top spot, we think it’s fair to say that the footwear landscape has never been so fiercely contested. Which is why, 6 years on from its original release, the fact that the Ozweego still remains firmly positioned amongst the best of the best is not only a testament to the shoe itself but the great minds responsible for its creation.

The adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego is available both in store and online at Aphrodite1994 on the 23/05/19.

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.

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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 Trompe-l’oeil Collection

adidas By Raf Simons Trompe-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 Trompe-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 17th of May.