collabs

Snow Peak: Japanese gorpcore for the uber-luxe set



Snow Peak New Balance London

Do you see yourself as outdoorsy, athletic, adventurous and at one with nature? I’m none of those things so why am I so enamoured with Snow Peak? And specifically its new retail playground in Piccadilly?

Back-story: Snow Peak originated in 1958 when founder Yukio Yamai, a dedicated Japanese mountaineer became frustrated with the standard available kit he was using. (more…)



The DRG Style Index: Ralph Lauren, Prada X Adidas, Keith Haring



Here’s the latest DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…


RALPH LAUREN IS NICE

Ralph Lauren HBO documentary
In the 20-teens you’re no one if you haven’t had a documentary made about you. The Ralph Lauren story, Very Ralph, airs on HBO this Tuesday, but according to the NYT it’s as saccharine as a Polo ad campaign. In response to the lack of scandalous ‘tea’, Ralph said, “Can people believe there might be people out there who might be honorable? They can’t believe it. They won’t be happy unless they find out that I’m a killer or I did something bad.” (more…)



Buy it now: Chinti & Parker X Peanuts



Chinti and Parker Peanuts

If you’re a Peanuts fan, you’ll love this Chinti & Parker X Peanut collab that’s just dropped. I have to say that certain pop culture brands do wayyyyy too many collabs, it’s rendered them meaningless (*cough* Disney). I grew up with Mickey and Minnie as iconic symbols of classic Americana but over the years they have lost a lot of the magic.

The beauty of this Chinti & Parker X Peanuts collaboration is the designs are well considered (more…)