And: New sneakers that are supermodel approved, summer reading that will get you high, and more.
Buy a Pretty Dress for Memorial Day Weekend Because Why Not?
No one really needs a pretty new dress, just as no one really needs a bouquet of flowers. But who can resist the charm of either? For the pretty dress, head to Reformation, which just introduced its Destination Collection, a lineup that includes a handful of frocks in wanderlust-inducing prints and breezy shapes. Accessorize with your cocktail of choice, and any body of water that happens to be nearby.
Clockwise from far left: Reformation rayon-viscose crepe midi-dress with ruffle-edged neckline, $248; off-the-shoulder linen midi, $218; button-front rayon-viscose midi, $198; at thereformation.com.
The Ugly Sneaker That’s Supermodel Approved
We’ve already figured out what gets millennials’ motors running (some washed-out pink, some palm fronds), but what about their successors? Gen Z-ers seem fond of a look that’s vaguely reminiscent of the ’90s grunge and goth scenes — and, of course, anything the Hadid sisters wear. These Gao sneakers, a new style from the cultish footwear label Both Paris, win on both accounts. Chunky mesh and rubber, they have just the right amount of ugliness to qualify as cool, and they’ve already been seen on the streets on Bella Hadid.
Both Paris Gao sneakers, $525 at Opening Ceremony, openingceremony.com, in early June.
The Glossy That Gets You High
Don’t have Memorial Day weekend plans? Take a mental vacation courtesy of Gossamer, a cannabis-centered lifestyle magazine that just debuted. Think of it as Monocle meets Bon Appétit, but for pot smokers.
One need not be a savant (or possess a degree in joint rolling) to enjoy the contents of the first issue, which includes a fashion spread starring the designer and model power couple Tylynn and Bee Nguyen; a delightful interview and half-finished short story from the writer, director and photographer Janicza Bravo; a deep dive into the bizarre world of fake food; and even a crossword puzzle at the back. In other words, it’s got the mind-expanding qualities of cannabis, without the munchies.
Gossamer Volume 1, $20; annual subscription, $38; at shop.gossamer.co.
Go Pro: Fashion That Plays Hard
We may need to rethink the term “athleisure.” Fashion’s love affair with sportswear is still going strong, but more and more the “leisure” part is left out of the equation. No longer content with ensembles that suggest we’re lounging between yoga classes, we want to look as if we’re about to climb a mountain or play a game of professional soccer.
For soccer, you’re in luck. Acne has just released a capsule collection, called Fotbollsklubb (“football club” in Swedish), that is inspired by ’60s and ’70s tracksuits and would look right at home on the field. The collection is unisex and divided into contrasting colorways to mimic the uniforms of opposing teams.
Though the capsule capitalizes on the sportswear trend, the impetus for creating it was simpler. “As a football dad, I spend a lot of time hanging around at the football field,” Jonny Johansson, Acne’s creative director, wrote in an email. “Football is everywhere. That is the reason for the collection. Nothing more, nothing less!”
Clockwise from near right, top: Acne football bag, $240; polyester football T-shirt, $250; unisex shorts, $220; and goalie F-shirt, $260; at Acne Studios, acnestudios.com.