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A.P.C. Carhartt Interaction #5

A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5: Coming Soon

Following a slew of high-profile collaborations, A.P.C. is set to showcase yet another ‘Interaction’ alongside workwear stalwart Carhartt Work In Progress, with whom it has already worked with four times previous. Launching in the coming weeks at Aphrodite in-store and online, ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ sees the two revered labels blend their tastes to deliver a collection that harmonises both A.P.C.’s understated elegance and Carhartt WIP’s steady embodiment of streetwear.

A.P.C. x Carhartt

Fronted by a co-branded logo, in which the label’s iconic ‘C’ emblem falls to the end of the French brand’s three letter acronym, this series takes signature Carhartt pieces, such as the brand’s Michigan Chore Jacket and elevates them via the employment of A.P.C.’s extensive fabric expertise. Steering the capsule in this way quickly sees each garment redefined, for example, the jacket’s rugged indigo canvas is replaced with a smooth cotton construction.

In addition to reworking materials, the ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ collection also embraces a sustainable shift. Organic cotton tees, sweats and hoodies – in unisex formulas – form a weighted part of the offering, demonstrating once more the industry’s pursuit for a cleaner planet and the ever-increasing consciousness of brands globally.

A.P.C. x Carhartt Interaction #5

As well as an array of essential pieces in pared-back hues of washed denim, greys and khakis, ‘Interaction #5’ also includes super-soft cashmere beanies, caps, jeans and co-branded tote bags for commuting your necessities in superior style throughout the city.

The campaign for the collection is headed by Matteo Montanari, an Italian photographer who currently divides his time between London and New York. Having produced editorial imagery for the likes of Vogue Italia, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, it certainly comes as no surprise that the images effortlessly capture each brands agenda to a T. Shot candidly in Paris, the images hone in on A.P.C. and Carhartt staff selected from stores in Paris, Antwerp and London. Also on hand is French stylist, Charlotte Collet, who supplies her laidback, undone look to each ensemble.

APC Carhartt Collection

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ collection dropping later this month, and in the meantime, shop an assortment of carefully-constructed, sleek styles from A.P.C. online at Aphrodite here.

Fred Perry x Miles Kane Jacket

Fred Perry x Miles Kane AW19

Two British Icons Reunite

It’s no secret that music and fashion have long co-existed for one another’s benefit, with creatives from both industries regularly entering the opposing territory, doing so by lending their prolific identity and expertise to a fresh line of work. Perhaps the most rememberable representation of this in recent times, at least in the UK, falls on the fabled shoulders of heritage label Fred Perry and Last Shadow Puppets co-frontman Miles Kane.

Having been in partnership for some time now, the two have truly mastered a particular type of style synergy that resonates with a distinctly British audience. Fred Perry x Miles Kane garments pay tribute to the brand’s formative years in the ‘70s, while infusing Kane’s confident sense of style and alternative design language.

For the upcoming season, Kane and Fred Perry deliver a capsule that’s laced in dark, atmospheric tones – specifically designed to mimic ‘dim lighting’ and provoke that ‘martini in hand kinda vibe’ to all who bare the apparel. This time around, classic Fred Perry designs like the polo shirt opt to subvert the norm, with Kane changing the silhouette’s signature button placket and replacing it with a gold-toned ¼ zipper on some iterations within the lineup.

Fred Perry x Miles Kane AW19

Elsewhere, leopard comes into play for the first time. Seem a surprising choice? Maybe. But, in the grand scheme of the season, it’s not as startling. Brands across the globe chose to take a walk on the wild side this season, with catwalks in London, NYC, Paris and Milan all embracing the element of animal instinct for AW ‘19. Find the pattern atop a luxe Fred Perry x Miles Kane track-jacket, embodied by dark, tonal fabrication and surrounded with gilded embellishments.

Fred Perry x Miles Kane Jacket

Fred Perry x Miles Kane Collection

Finally, for those hoping for a more nonchalant sensibility, look no further than the collaboration’s turtleneck tees. Crafted from a breathable textured piqué, the design, which arrives in black and white renditions, is a must-have for any man’s weekend wardrobe. Fred Perry’s credentials reside at the chest with the iconic Laurel Wreath embroidery, while stretchy trims comfortably wrap the neckline, cuffs and hem, offering ease of motion and subtle structure.

Sure to transcend the status of Fred Perry x Miles Kane collections even further, this fresh offering promises to promote no-nonsense shades and contemporary cuts, while confirming Fred Perry and Miles Kane as a collaborative class act yet again. Shop the collection when it launches in-store and online at Aphrodite on 24/10/19.

adidas human made

WIN – adidas x Human Made Solar Hu & NMD Hu: First Look

adidas, Pharrell Williams and Nigo’s Human Made Join Forces

Drop everything you’re doing, we have some exciting news for you; after nine months of endless trialing and impromptu teasing, the adidas x Human Made collection is finally upon us. Set for launch on the 5th of October, the capsule brings with it two romantic remakes of the iconic Solar Hu and NMD Hu trainers.

adidas x Human Made Collection

Both sneakers are already prominent pictures in Pharrell Williams’ collaborative line up with the Three Stripes label, in which styles regularly showcase the designer’s conceptual mindset and affinity for explosive hues. But, for the new season ahead, both the Solar Hu and NMD Hu opt for a drastically different look that’s peppered with the signature aesthetic of Nigo’s Human Made imprint and adidas’ advanced innovation.

Flanked by responsive cushioning, the adidas x Human Made Solar Hu chooses to turn its back on Williams’ audacious tones, instead, favouring a much more refined aesthetic at the base. Heading back to basics in all-white, the silhouette leans on the sock-like support of Primeknit up top, this knitted fabric not only ensures a breathable ride, but also encourages flexibility through every pursuit. And at the vamp, Nigo opts to position Human Made’s synonymous red logo to the core – vibrantly embroidered, the emblem holds the brand’s moniker close to its heart, while its beating lines represent adidas’ iconic three stripes.

adidas x Human Made Solar Huadidas Human Made Solar Hu

Though the external form of the shoe has been treated to a 360° makeover, its functionality remains mostly the same. Bolstered by a boost™ midsole and a stabilizing Torsion system, the trainer lands and propels smoothly, while its continental rubber outsole provides superlative traction on the ground.

adidas x Human Made Solar Hu White

In like manner, the adidas x Human Made NMD is a shoe after the Solar Hu’s heart. With technology on its side, the trainer powers ahead with the same responsive boost™ cushioning, paired with moulded EVA midsole plugs anchoring both side panels for that signature NMD look. As well as the Human Made heart sitting to the vamp, this iteration also boasts the label’s ‘STRMCWBY’ logo, short for Storm Cowboy, to its leather heel panel. Internally, the design is finished with a colourful diagram that playfully maps out surrounding areas of the body, including the lungs, liver, stomach and so on.

adidas x Human Made NMDHuman Made x adidas NMD Trainer

Since both Nigo and Pharrell have collectively made magic of anything they’ve turned their hand to for decades now, the future is looking bright for the adidas x Human Made collection, with the Solar Hu and NMD Hu silhouettes launching in just a few days time (05/10/19) here at Aphrodite… act fast if you want to catch a pair!

Launch Details
Style codes – 
Solar Hu EG1837  /  NMD EF7223
Launch Date – Saturday 5th October 2019
Price – Solar Hu £139 / NMD £219

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We are also giving on lucky winner a chance to bag a pair of adidas x Human Made NMD Hu’s for free! All you have to do is head over to our Instagram page and follow the instructions. Good Luck!

WIN A PAIR OF ADIDAS X HUMAN MADE NMD HU PHARRELL WILLIAMS SNEAKERS

Aphrodite 25th Anniversary

Aphrodite 25th Anniversary Collaboration

To celebrate our 25th Birthday we’ve teamed up with Oliver Spencer, Grenson and Nudie Jeans to bring you a limited-edition collaborative collection that not only pays homage to our newest milestone, but highlights the unique characteristics that have taken each of the veteran designers to the top of their respective games.

Aphrodite 25th Anniversary

Aphrodite x Oliver Spencer

Having made shoes since 1866 not only does Grenson have a slight leg up on us when it comes to the sheer amount of years under their belt, but also when it comes to their ability to put together some undeniably top drawer footwear. No more evident than in this updated rendition of their M.I.E Sneakers, Grenson double down on their commitments to refined craftsmanship and precise construction, presenting a shoe that not only looks exceptionally easy on the eyes but perfectly embodies the British brand’s ethos and principals.

Aphrodite x Grenson

25 Years Grenson MIE Sneakers

Championing the brand’s rich heritage history, the trainers use the traditional Goodyear welted method, a technique which Grenson has implemented for over 150 years which, despite being a more labour intensive and time-consuming process, yields significant improvements to both sustainability and durability. Made from a mixture of both smooth and grained tan leather for a hit of textural depth, they feature a contrasting rubber cup sole, script font detailing to the inner and an embossed Aphrodite moniker to the heel.

Aphrodite 25 Years Oliver Spencer Jacket

Oliver Spencer Collaboration Jacket

Oliver Spencer Jacket Detail

If outerwear is more your flavour Oliver Spencer may have just the thing. Known for their super contemporary cuts and traditional tailoring influences the London based brand has carved out a name for themselves when it comes to their seamless blend of both smart and casual sensibilities. Limited to 25 units, the jackets are presented In both an earthy olive and vibrant mustard colourway and boast a water repellent fabric as well as a number of paired back talking points including a signature press stud clasp, two-way zip and co-branded interior labels.

Oliver Spencer x Aphrodite

25th Anniversary Collab

Aphrodite 25th Anniversary

Last but certainly not least Nudie Jeans have not only treat us to a bespoke pair of their world-renowned denim but thrown in an exclusive graphic print t-shirt and tote bag for good measure. Using a robust selvedge denim, that’s made from 100% organic cotton, the jeans take on the brand’s tried and tested Lean Dean style sitting slim through the leg and tapering to the ankle. Designed exclusively for our latest milestone they feature detailing to the interior pocket lining and the classic jacron patch to the waist, hole punched 25 times to represent each of our years in business.

The full 25th Anniversary collaborative collection is available both in store and online now.

Nudie Jeans Detail

Nudie Jeans Back Print

Aphrodite 25th Anniversary Collaboration

 

Barbour x White Mountaineering Collaboration Now Available

Barbour x White Mountaineering

Barbour x White Mountaineering

After much anticipation and speculation on various blogs and forums, the Barbour x White Mountaineering collaboration has finally been launched. Yosuke Aizawa’s White Mountaineering label has merged with British Heritage brand Barbour for one of the most mouth-watering collaborations of 2015. Combining years of technical knowledge and tradition, the collaboration sees a range of waxed jackets, bags, shirts, t-shirts and shorts hit the market in a variety of eye-catching patterns.

Aizawa has used Barbour as inspiration for his White Mountaineering collection for years and even beforehand when working for Comme Des Garcons. His recognition for the love of Barbour in Japan has played a massive part in the collaboration, allowing him to take the traditional jackets that the Japanese love so much and give them a modern touch.

Barbour White Mountaineering

With that in mind, a custom Japanese Tempest illustration print has been designed incorporating the Barbour Beacon logo, to adorn many of the garments in both navy and stone colourways.  Barbour have taken their wealth of knowledge of working with waxed cotton’s and merged it with the technical details and Japanese inspired print to produce some mouth-watering jackets.

A range of separates accent the collection perfectly for anyone wanting to buy into the collaboration but might not want the exuberance of the double wave-print jacket / shorts combo.

Barbour White Mountaineering Clothing

The impressive collection is set to turn heads as we head into the Spring Summer 2015 season with one of the most-talked about collaborations of recent times. Garments are priced between £69.00 and £549.00 and can be bought from our Barbour x White Mountaineering category

Published by Mark Logan

Barbour x adidas Originals Collaboration Release

adidas x barbour collaborationThe long awaited Barbour x adidas Originals collaboration is released to the public tomorrow. We will be selling the collection in limited numbers online and in-store. With interest already very high, people will be waiting online for the 9am release on 8 November 2014 to get their hands on pieces from this limited edition release.

Photos of the garments being released are listed below. These include 4 styles of jacket and 4 styles of sneakers. More information on the individual styles can be found on our previous blog post relating to the release at http://aphrodite1994.wpengine.com/index.php/barbour-x-adidas-originals-collaboration-aw-2014/

If you miss out on any of the styles and would be interested if we got hold of any more stock, please drop us an email to [email protected] specifying that you would like to be notified of any top-ups on stock.

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Barbour x Adidas Originals Collaboration AW 2014

Barbour x Adidas Originals Collaboration AW 2014

These highly anticipated limited edition pieces are set to be huge this season and orders will be sent after the official global launch date on Saturday 8th November 2014

Two of the leading lifestyle brands, usually battling it out, have joined forces to release the ultimate collaboration for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season. This limited edition release of highly covetable clothing and footwear bring together Barbour, whose unprecedented reputation for providing the very best in weather beating outerwear with premium sportswear and footwear brand adidas Originals to produce some of the must have pieces this season.

Taking three main themes, Country, Spectator and Military, each story and collection features jackets and trainers or boots designed to be worn together or standalone pieces.  The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influence to sportswear, the heartland of adidias Originals.

Reflecting the best of both brands and taking inspiration from the archives this collaboration has given contemporary makeovers to some iconic pieces from the world of trainers and jackets.

Country Collection

Celebrating Barbour’s countryside heritage, the iconic Beaufort wax jacket has been given a makeover and new lease of life, named the Adiwick Jacket. Adding contemporary elements in the shape of adidas branded buttons, subtle green three stripe design to the rear and leather trims to the hem, pockets and hood, this is a quality 8oz waxed jacket that will see you seamlessly through the months.

To complement the Adiwick jacket, the classic adidas outdoor TS Runners have been given a specially designed waxed cotton tongue with a beautifully tanned upper leather finish, simple enough to accompany the jacket perfectly.

Spectator Collection

The Spectator story celebrates the heritage of the adidas brand and the long running history the brand has with sport. Barbour has also been seen pitch side for many a years, helping keep the spectators warm and dry with their quality outerwear garments. The Spectator collection combines the two together to produce perfectly designed retro inspired pieces for the sports lover.

The Johbar jacket takes on the iconic Barbour waxed jacket, adapted to meet the needs of the modern day sports fan. The contrasting sleeves, leather binding at the pockets and the cuffs along with the contrasting details adds a more laid back causal feel to the piece.

Moving onto footwear, the ZX555 takes inspiration from the classic ZX model with a slimer streamline silhouette for a more sports inspired design. These shoes have been designed to be worn with the Johbar jacket.

Alternatively, a lightweight shower proof jacket is also available in the Spectator collection, The Roubarb jacket. Inspired by the famous ‘Beckenbauer’ track top from adidas, this jacket mixes Barbour’s traditional quilted design for a warmer feel with a more laid back look of the track top. The CLMBA Barbour shoes in chilli red incorporate the Barbour Beacon logo to the peg ends and add a clever use of Ecotex tongue material.

We are currently awaiting images to be forwarded from Adidas for the Roubarb Jacket in Black.

Military Collection

The Military inspired story concentrates on a customized jacket that Barbour created for a captain in the British Army in the 1980s. Named the Baradi jacket, this multi pocket functional jacket has a contrasting camo printed lining, sections boasting pieces of material from the accompanying GSG9 boot finished with printed map to one patch pocket, helping the keep the British Army roots.

The accompanying footwear to the Baradi Jacket are the G6G9 Barbour Boots. Crafted from soft black nappa leather combined with Barbour waxed fabric makes these boots a natural military inspired boot to partner the Baradi Jacket perfectly.

Global launch date 8th November 2014

Published by Sarah Kearney