Ten Craves is our online series that rounds up all the best product launches and must-know fashion happenings week in, week out.
Farah x Bianca Saunders arrives at Selfridges
Taking over Selfridges’ menswear floor atrium with a special installation, menswear maven Bianca Saunders has revealed her new team-up with Farah. Saunders, who took home the grand prize at last year’s ANDAM Fashion Awards, has joined forces with the British label on Uptown Top Ranking, a capsule collection that “allowed me to continue to explore what I love, the nuances of masculinity together with the influences of my Caribbean heritage,” says the designer. Saunders lifted classic Farah items from the archive, including safari jackets and warped knitwear – meeting each with her signature subversive take on menswear classics. Shop here. Paul Toner
Alexander McQueen launches the Sprint Runner
Known as a tried and true veteran in the world of trainers, Alexander McQueen knows how to make a solid pair of kicks. It’s no surprise, then, that the brand’s new Sprint Runner is a hit. Bringing together a sleek construction with McQueen’s recognisable chunky interpretation, the shoe sees a smooth leather upper come equipped with oversized laces and a bulky midsole accompanied by the brand’s floral emblem. It is available for purchase in eight colour combinations for men and women including white, beige, red and navy. Shop here. Andrea Sacal
Photography courtesy of Alexander Mcqueen
Aries and New Balance are back for another round
Back again for round three, Aries and New Balance’s latest Unbalanced collab sees the introduction of a brand new trainer, the first to be duel-designed between the pair. The Fresh Foam 1080v11 running shoe comes made of red mesh, with neon yellow laces and a green-coloured toe grip – modelled by an outlandish sprinter in David Sims’ campaign film (see below). For the clobber, the brands have created sporty shrugs, running leggings, tie-dye trackies, as well as an ace fleece, too. Shop here. Paul Toner
Spin the wheel of fortune with WYP
Forget a wheel of fortune, ever wondered what a yarn of fortune might look like? Waste Yarn Project has got your answer. Launched in 2021, the Parisian label has made a name for itself by challenging consumption on every level through garments that introduce a new life to fabric waste. Its most recent offering, titled Melange Stripes, gave its knitters the opportunity to spin the wheel to select the fabrics used for a range of mismatched striped tees and shorts. While no two pieces are the same, spin and find your magical pairing here. AS
Photography courtesy of Waste Yarn Project
The Ethical Fashion Initiative champions African brands
Founded by Simone Cipriani in 2013, The Ethical Fashion Initiative aims to support Black-owned brands on a global stage and recently introduced the first Ethical Fashion Initiative for African Brands. The presentation brought together nine designers to showcase their AW22 collections. Lukhanyo Mdingi, Margaux Wong, Jiamini, Laurenceairline, Kente Gentlemen, Ohiri, Hamaji, Suave and Katush caught the eyes of observers, all while advocating for local production and artisan craftsmanship. AS
Photography courtesy of Ethical Fashion Initiative
Top image: Farah x Bianca Saunders, photographed by Sam Rock.