We’re happy to play enabler for the coming holiday season!
Now that the -ber months are in, we’re all carefully crafting our holiday wish lists. We pine for certain items to fall into our hands or plot our 13th Month Pay splurges. If we’re also feeling brave, we drop hints so our loved ones can get the message: “I want this for Christmas!” (Hey, it’s worth a shot!) So to help you figure out your holiday wish list or—badly put—play enabler, Wonder Wardrobe exists to report on the hottest fashion drops and what’s buzzing in retail.
Alessandro Michele finds new collaborators in Palace founders Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis
While the house is no stranger to streetwear collaborations, this might be its coolest one so far. Gucci’s distinct persona as an Italian luxury identity collides with Palace’s modern streetwear sensibilities. While it seemingly looks like a clash of two opposing forces in fashion, both brands see it as a convergence of their approaches that bring them together. The campaign film, lensed by Max Siedentopf, follows out-of-this-world exchanges, such as aliens partying among humans, a room full of cats and a boardroom made up of Muppets.
The collection features pieces and accessories for all genders, not to mention Palace’s first-ever women’s ready-to-wear designs. Aside from items bearing Palace’s Tri-Ferg and Gucci’s “GG” logo, the collection will also include a Moto Guzzi V7 motorbike and a branded vault. With this collection launching on Gucci Vault, the brand’s experimental space, it’s no doubt that the creativity is through the roof. So streetwear enthusiasts, here’s your warning: ready your wallets.
Palace Gucci drops October 21 on Gucci Vault and select locations. If you’re looking to shop IRL, Southeast Asia's closest pop-up store opens from October 22 to November 13 at Thara Hall, Iconsiam, Bangkok, Thailand.
Thrasher x Lacoste
This collaboration sets the iconic crocodile aflame
It seems like Christmas has come early for streetwear enthusiasts—so add this one to your holiday wish lists. Iconic skateboarding brand Thrasher comes in hot this October with a team-up you never saw coming: Lacoste. That’s right; the iconic crocodile is set on fire in this unexpected but celebrated collaboration with the San Francisco-born brand-slash-publication. The collection has the two classics merging their elements, as seen on the iconic polo shirt in Terry cloth, a hoodie, a T-shirt and a tracksuit. To remember this landmark collab by, Thrasher x Lacoste immortalizes the pieces against the backdrop of the Bay Area’s Golden Gate bridge.
Shop the collection on Lacoste’s official website.
Shop Levi’s For Keeps
The brand tells us to buy better, wear longer
Sustainability has become a polarizing, but important topic in the fashion industry for a while. We know its effects on our environment and, on a personal level, the painful feeling of spending money on clothes that wear out fast is a universal experience. At least with Levi’s, this holiday wish list item is guaranteed to last longer. The well-loved denim brand created a cinematic short film showing off the 501’s multigenerational longevity, not only because it’s durable but also because it never goes out of style.
But Levi’s sustainability pledge isn’t just all talk; they also explore initiatives to encourage consumers to buy their jeans that will last decades. The brand invests in materials such as Organic Cotton and Performance Eco Cool with recycled Polyester to reduce water consumption. Levi’s also pioneering Water<Less® manufacturing in denim. Lastly, the brand also features in-store tailors to mend and reuse garments.
Buy better and wear longer jeans with Levi’s by visiting its stores nationwide.
Levi’s x Universal Monsters
Get your spook on all year long
Left: “Frankenstein” T-shirt (P2,399), Right: “The Mummy T-shirt” (P2,399)
Even if we’re jotting down our holiday wish lists, October is still all about embracing our weirdness. What’s a better way to enjoy Halloween and get your freak on than monster-themed merch? Levi’s teams up with Universal Monsters to bring forth a collection featuring horror icons from Universal Pictures classics: Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Mummy (1932). Rep your favorite characters and villains by donning their tees, sweats, printed denim and accessories. An added plus: some pieces feature glow-in-the-dark prints and sundries that come alive in the dark. 😉
Stay spooky this October and all year long when you shop these online or at the nearest Levi’s boutique near you.
Lil Nas X x Coach
Let this collaboration give you the courage to be real
An item on our holiday wish lists doesn't always have to be a material thing—sometimes it’s the Lil Nas X and Petra Collins team-up for Coach that we never thought we needed. The two-time Grammy winner heads Coach’s Courage To Be Real campaign to empower everyone to confidently embrace all parts of themselves. “My whole career has been about breaking down doors, and this campaign represents everything I’ve overcome so far,” shares Lil Nas X in a press release. “It’s about walking into new chapters of life, new experiences and new versions of myself, and it’s rooted in authenticity and self-expression—two things I really care about. It was really fun collaborating with Stuart [Vevers] and Petra [Collins] to bring this to life.”
You heard the guy. So while we look forward to the rest of the holidays, let’s enjoy October for what it is: let our freak flags fly!
Already have something you hope to cop with your on your holiday wish list? Keep your eyes peeled on Wonder for more news (and more of our enabler shenanigans). You’re welcome!
Photos Lacoste, Coach, Gucci
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver