With Balenciaga, Junya Watanabe, and Kiko Kostadinov
These days it’s important to feel good in whatever way you can—sometimes it’s enough just to know that flowers are growing somewhere. Even better if you can see them on your daily walk. What else feels good? Looking down at a fresh pair. Here are some suitably vibrant sneakers to catch your eye and match the spirit of spring.
Junya Watanabe Pink Buffalo London Edition Synthetic Leather Sneakers
London street style meets high fashion in a collab that seems good enough to eat—cotton candy, bubblegum, watermelon, sorbet, rosé. Just spring things.
Reebok Classics White and Blue 96 Sneakers
Blue is rare in nature. All the more reason to wear it on your shoes—just like the name says, it’s a 96 classic.
Balenciaga Yellow Triple S Sneakers
The OG ambassador of the chunky sneaker revival is back, keeping it mellow in acid yellow.
Li-Ning Beige and Pink Sunchaser Sneakers
The laces on these Sunchaser sneakers tell us that “anything is possible”—fitting, somehow.
Kiko Kostadinov Blue and Yellow Asics Edition Gel Kiril Sneakers
You can’t go wrong with a harlequin motif in two primary colors—sunny yellow and sky blue.
Converse Purple Chuck 70 High Sneakers
A lilac on foot is worth one less in the bush, unless you’re taking nothing but pictures and leaving nothing but footprints, in these pastel purple Chucks.
Discover the Exclusive Collection by the Beloved London Designer. available only at ssense.com
The personal is political. Lately we’re relying more on ourselves, our bodies, to keep us in check. All the more reason to dress for the movements you can make—workouts, a leisurely walk, shavasana on your balcony. Introducing the SSENSE Exclusive Martine Rose capsule collection.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Cycling Top and Cycling Shorts
It’s hard not to accelerate when the color you’re wearing means GO. The Cycling Top and Cycling short allow you to hightail your way around, making sure nobody stays in one place too long.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Peace Front Print Shirt
It’s on your marks, get set, go with this t-shirt. Hopefully the only thing chasing you are these four colored shadows.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Football Scarf
Who knows football scarves better than Londoner Martine Rose? With a nod to UK heritage, it’s just like the knit says, The One and Only. And given that it’s reversible, could be true in terms of scarves you’ll ever need.
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Twist Track Pants and Twist Track Top
Do the twist! Go swish swish!
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Pink Twist Track Top and Pink Twist Track Pants
Do we really need to sell you on a pink track suit?
Martine Rose SSENSE Exclusive Cycling Top
The RGB color model features three colors: red, green, and blue. These are the colors of light that create different colors when added together. You could say they’re light primaries. And what travels faster than the speed of light? You; red, green, and blue—in this shirt.
Gianni Versace initiated a legendary legacy of glamour when he founded his namesake line in 1978, with his supremely colorful, confident, and feminine designs outfitting the supermodels of the 90s. Sister Donatella Versace continues to advance the Italian line’s bold and body-conscious styling. Blouses, skirts, trousers, and modern mini dresses are reinvented with asymmetric constructions, punk-inspired zippers, and metallic graphic prints. Versace's signature Medusa head evokes the power and sophistication of its woman, channeled via golden statement jewelry, ornate patent leather accessories, and exquisite Italian leather shoes.
Rounding Up the Classics from Tony Hawk’s Go-to Skate Brand
When it comes to heritage skate brands, there’s nothing more affirming than a co-sign from a skate legend—in the case of Vans, it’s their recently announced brand partnership with Tony Hawk. Hawk’s first skate shoes in 1978 were Vans, proof that the label has been building legacies for over half a century. If any brand has earned the right to refer to their shoes as OG, Classic, or Authentic, it’s Vans, and it’s all here for you, too.
Vans Red OG Authentic LX Sneakers
When you think of Vans, it’s hard not to think of these classic lows in the most classic color: chill red.
Vans Off-White OG Classic Slip-On LX Sneakers
Damn Daniel or not, spring means it’s a good time to be back at it again with the white vans.
Vans Black OG Old Skool LX Sneakers
Black feels best worn slightly faded, making suede its perfect partner. The OG Old Skool weathers with every step you take, a wearable record of wherever you’re walking.
Vans Yellow and Green OG Sk8 Hi LX Sneakers
The Sk8 Hi means a taller shoe and upping ankle protection, too. In mustard-toned suede and canvas, these OGs are a splash of sunny yellow without being too in-your-face.
Vans Green Hairy Suede OG Era LX Sneakers
Suede is leather’s softer cousin—the higher the nap the fuzzier it becomes. These algae-blue Hairy OG lows make the classic cushy, upping texture without compromising ease of wear.
Keeping in line with the unfaltering vision of its late namesake, the Sarah Burton-helmed incarnation of the Alexander McQueen label furthers a diaristic approach to design that is both impenetrable and alluring. Preserving the element of spectacle that is a mainstay of the label’s modus operandi, McQueen translate temporal and geographical specificity into stately womenswear, with regal accents striking a balance against delicate reinterpretations of the label’s recognizable morbid signifiers.
In spite of shouldering the inherent tragedy embedded in the legacy that it is carrying on, an unbridled romanticism nonetheless looms over the McQueen line, culling from the natural world while abating its fatalistic leanings. Coalescing a deep-seated knowledge of bespoke British tailoring with the workmanship of a French haute couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing, the Alexander McQueen label’s uncompromising dedication to satisfying its muse continues to foster emotionally rousing results.
With Wacko Maria, Comme des Garçons, and Ganni
The forecast calls for—well, maybe it doesn’t matter. But one thing you’ll need to dress for is comfort. Here is a round-up of our most luxe essentials to keep you comfy-cozy.
Wacko Maria Brown and Black Leopard Gown Coat
Staying in one place is beginning to feel like a wild ride, and it is better to dress the part. Some leopards sleep up to 18 hours a day—just saying.
Amiri Multicolor Tie-Dye Cashmere Cardigan
April showers bring May flowers, and tie-dye in delicate pastels. Fresher days (and flowers) are ahead, but in the meantime stay soft and warm in cashmere.
Malibu Sandals Tan and Off-White Vegan Leather and Hemp Thunderbird Sandals
Is there anything more comfortable than a crepe sole? Maybe guilt-free vegan leather—both are afoot in these sandals, just as suitable for in your home as they are outside of it.
GANNI Burgundy & Black Jacquard Scrunchie
Long hair, do care—with a silk scrunchie. Silk causes less friction than its cotton cousins, meaning less breakage. A luxe puff of decadent chocolate.
Sunspel Blue and White Striped Pyjama Shirt
Pinstripes on pyjamas have long connoted a look of leisure, but they’re equally at home in suiting. You could say this is your new nine-to-five ‘fit—max comfort without sacrificing sophistication.
Comme des Garçons Girl Pink and White Check Gathered Skirt
The satisfaction of unfurling a fresh picnic blanket over grass is hard to beat. While picnics might be a ways away, wrap yourself in checkers for at-home comfort. The look is as timeless as it is serene.
Radical conceptual designer Martin Margiela founded his namesake couture house in 1988 and quickly established himself at the forefront of the Belgian fashion avant-garde. The design team that currently heads the Maison has maintained the tradition of anonymity its founder established in his career-long refusal to grant interview or public appearances. Women's line MM6 presents a more casual, street-inspired take on the Maison's intellectual approach to luxury. Sportswear, clever graphic prints, sneakers, and geometric forms are always represented in its unexpected takes on urban basics.
Husband-and-wife duo Nicolaj and Ditte Reffstrup know that sustainable fashion is an oxymoron, which is why Danish label Ganni doesn’t purport to be that which it’s not. Although operating within the context of the fashion industry, Ganni nonetheless strives to make a difference–to leave a positive mark. Fostering change through its commitment to responsibility, Ganni is driven by the challenge of constructing garments from innovative materials and upcycled fabrics, while simultaneously attempting to create quality designs that will last a lifetime. This very commitment to social responsibility, coupled with the label’s self-awareness, authenticity, and transparency has set Ganni apart and skyrocketed the former cult label to international acclaim.
Instagram it-girls have also contributed to the brand’s success through the promotion of the laid-back ‘Ganni Girl’ aesthetic: effortless, confident, and chic. Lacquered fabrics, garment-dyed denim, and a mix of animal and floral prints feature prominently across ruched skirts, mid-length dresses, oversized blazers, boxy jackets, swimwear, and accessories. Embracing a subtle 90s minimalist flare, Ganni continues to maintain its romantic yet playfully girlish appeal. With a commitment to responsibility, Ganni reveals that it is possible to be both fashion-forward and environmentally conscious–setting a strong precedent for the modern fashion industry.
In Cartoon Company with Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga
There is a time and a place for stark minimalism, but a detour down memory lane can be just as good...even goofy. Our faithful friends from the animated realm provide levity, making them the perfect grown-up go-to. Here for you to wear as you wish, from soft fleece to supple leather, Disney to Sanrio, these cartoons will keep you company.
Comme des Garcons Pink and White Disney Edition Stripe Polka Dot T-Shirt
Polkadots and a droopy bow—visual ciphers that are enough to suggest that Minnie is in the house, even if you don’t see the mouse.
Martine Rose Anywear Batwings Sweater and Martine Rose Pink Anywear Track Pants
Locomotives, clowns, puffs of rainbow smoke, and bulldogs—this Martine Rose cartoon ensemble is a synthesis of plush nostalgia with pastel streetwear. Be a cool, cozy, caricature.
Amiri Blue Grateful Dead Thrasher Jeans
If you’re not keen on hacking festival life, wear an homage to your favorite classic rock in jean form. Complete with the band’s infamous “dancing” bears and an iteration of the “steal your face” lightning skull on the back pocket, these Grateful Dead Thrasher jeans can be worn in or out.
Balenciaga White Hello Kitty Top Handle Bag
We literally don’t even need to say anything about this. Perfection.
Gucci Orange Disney Edition Wool Sweater
It was Walt Disney’s pet mouse that inspired the making of Mickey, and so too, Alessandro Michele and this Gucci sweater. With a bold pattern in subdued tones, playful just got smart—call it Michele Mouse.
Marc Jacobs Green Magda Archer Edition Mini Box Bag
You heard it here first!
Perks and Mini White Screen Time T-Shirt
Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy—can you name all Seven Dwarfs? If not, we’ve got a pretty sweet suggestion for how to never forget.
Spring is suggesting that it might be paying us a visit anytime now, and in the spirit of all things refined, we’ve rounded up the key ingredients. Echoes of warmer materials like wool pair with weather-ready nylon poplin, while a splash of color mixes things up without being too extravagant. If it’s seasonal sophistication you’re after, read on.
Kwaidan Editions Black Kitten Heel Mules
Less is more when it comes to elevation, and the kitten heel is proof. Attaining new heights doesn’t always mean you have to go high—sometimes keeping up the pace is the epitome of cutting-edge.
Bottega Veneta Blue Mini The Pouch Clutch
A tasteful pop of color can stir up some fun in the humdrum of basics. Bottega’s pouch in ice is twice as nice worn with your favorite neutral palette.
Maison Margiela Off White Recycled Nylon Trench Coat
Rethinking the trench coat starts with calling to mind some ecru-ish white. Nylon poplin offers a future-forward spin on Spring’s most iconic overcoat.
Jil Sander Silver Double Hoop Earrings
A hoop on the lobe is worth two in suspension—don’t get it? Take a peek at these Jil Sander Double Hoops. Uncomplicated in their sleek simplicity, doubling the hoops means subdued style x infinity.
Joseph Beige Beth Cardigan
If you stand in a field at sunset, the grass becomes a spectrum of color—from pearly pink to dusky blues, to burning fiery orange. A minimal, tasteful ode to luminosity, the Joseph cardigan in “straw.”
Ann Demeulemeester Off White Silk and Wool
Creased Trousers Natural materials are a treasure, and inherently luxe. Silk and wool trousers offer an at once breathable and insulated take on Spring style. If Annie Hall did one thing right, it was trousers like these.
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