Hottest Drops in Fashion & Sneakers for the Summer in Asia, August 2023
August 08, 2023
August 2023 is shaping up to be an unforgettable month in the fashion world. As the transition from sultry summer nights to crisp autumn mornings begins, global brands are unveiling their latest collections, blending seasonal transitions with innovative styles. Gear up for a fashion ride as The Beat Asia brings you the best of the best this August in footwear, collabs, and new collections!
Levi's "Made in Japan" Collection: Where Quality Craftsmanship Meets Classic Denim
Don’t miss Levi's epic online launch on Aug. 4, with the brand proudly dropping the exciting collection of denim apparel items with the uniquely irreplaceable Nippon touch — the Levi’s "Made in Japan" collection. Crafted from premium denim sourced through the Hiroshima Kaihara fabric mill, this brand-new line features iconic Levi's shapes like the 501, 505, and 511.
From light to dark indigo washes, these jeans are hitting the spotlight. What needs to be in your wardrobe is the matching jacket and pants with an eye-catching arrow-shaped denim pattern to draw eyes lengthways, elongating your body’s shape. Each design proudly displays a "Made in Japan" badge and a Japanese flag interior wash tab, certifying the denim’s origins.
Converse x ADER ERROR: Unconventional Design on Traditional Canvas
Korean label ADER ERROR and Converse have joined forces for a collaboration that embraces distressed aesthetics. Converse has dropped an all-new line of Chuck 70s in ADER's signature blue, a true standout moment for the Korean brand. The slogan for this collab is “Create Next: The new is not new”, which is fitting for a design all about pushing the boundaries of the two classics.
The design is filled with unconventional elements like double-laces that intertwine both conventional and rope laces, contrast-stitched tongue tabs, and cutout blue canvas panels stretching around the metal eyelets. Marrying ADER’s sophisticated tennis club aesthetics with the iconic casual style of the Chuck Taylors, this collaboration is a must-have for every sneakerhead.
MSCHF x Crocs Collaboration: Oversized Yellow Crocs Dialled Up Another Level
Prepare for a unique footwear crossover with the latest collaboration between MSCHF and Crocs. Introducing the Big Yellow Boots, an oversized pair of boots featuring Crocs' distinctive holes.
Combining the chunky silhouette of MSCHF's jumbo boots that have taken the world by storm with its earlier 'Astro Boy’ iteration, along with Crocs' iconic design, these boots are instantly recognizable within a few seconds. Completed with a Crocs logo heel strap, these limited-edition boots are going to be a bold fashion statement that is at once a tongue-in-cheek, cartoonish centrepiece and a fashion-forward piece of footwear.
Born X Raised and Stüssy: SoCal Heritage Shines in Their First-ever Collab Collection
Born X Raised has announced its inaugural collaboration with fellow streetwear giant, Stüssy. Slated to launch online on Aug. 11, the partnership represents more than just fashion; signifying a blend of heritage, style, and creativity, founded in the heart of Southern California (SoCal) culture.
This anticipated limited-edition collection offers a selection of ready-to-wear pieces and accessories that are destined to be street staples. At the forefront are three unique T-shirt designs that seamlessly meld Born X Raised’s distinct lettering with Stüssy’s iconic graffiti typography. A standout among them is the “Handstyle” tee, a piece that captures the essence of both brands, featuring the singular writing styles of Born X Raised's co-founders, 2Tone and Spanto. With 2Tone's unmistakable signature gracing the front, the shirt doubles as a heartfelt tribute to Spanto, who tragically passed away in June.
Wacko Maria Collabs with Doc Martens Collab: Upgrade Your Summer Shoe Game
When British legacy meets Tokyo-inspired contemporary design, the result is nothing short of electrifying. Presenting a shoe that's bound to turn heads, this collab reimagines the classic 1461 Oxfords in a way that captures the distinct essences of both brands.
Fashion enthusiasts have a choice between a warm tan camel hue or a sleek crisp white. As with all Dr. Martens' creations, the shoe boasts its recognizable bright yellow stitching and is perfectly anchored by the brand's signature rubber DMS sole. The Dr. Martens x Wacko Maria 1461 Oxfords are available for purchase online starting Aug. 4.
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