This Week in Collabs: Experience the Outdoors With Awake NY, Converse, Rabanne and More - Men's Folio

This Week in Collabs: Experience the Outdoors With Awake NY, Converse, Rabanne and More

  • By Lance Aeron

From Converse and Awake NY to Paco Rabanne and H&M, here are some of this week’s collaborations you might have missed.

This week’s collaborations are all about embracing an active lifestyle, to explore the diverse environments around the world. Whether it’s immersing yourself in the bustling nightlife scene with collections like Rabanne and H&M, embarking on hikes to see new heights with Moncler and Adidas. All while chasing your goals through running with the new Nocta collection, and even enjoying a spirited skate session with friends in the Polo Ralph Lauren and Elements series — these partnerships cater to your desire for experiencing the highs and lows of what lies outside the comfort of your four walls.

1. Polo Ralph Lauren X Element

Polo Ralph Lauren revisits its skating era through collaborating with another skate label for a new capsule collection. Drawing inspiration from their respective archives, Element and Polo have crafted a collection of practical cold-weather pieces that pay a fresh and timeless tribute to the great outdoors. 

Polo Ralph Lauren X Element is available for purchase on the official Polo Ralph Lauren store and retail stores from October 5th .

2. Awake NY X Converse One-Star

Five years ago, Awake NY shared a collaboration series with Converse that never made it to light for undisclosed reasons. Half a decade later, the two brands are revealing three collaborative One Star Pro versions and an apparel collection inspired by the vibrant skate and alternative music scene of the early ’90s of New York.

Awake NY X Converse One-Star is available for purchase on the official Awake NY  and Converse stores from October 6th and 12th respectively .

3. Diaspora Skates X Puma

After teaming up with brands like DC Shoes, the Japanese skating collective is back in the footwear scene, partnering with Puma. This collection introduces a fresh take on suede skate nitros, embracing a “Tokyo at Night” theme, along with shirts printed with  cross-brand logos.

Diaspora Skates X Puma is available for purchase on the official Diaspora Skates and Puma stores from October 7th.

4. Moncler X Adidas

Moncler and Adidas have teamed up once again to continue their ongoing partnership, this time an extension of their previous collaboration. ‘The art of explorers’ introduces a range of new puffer jackets, in various silhouettes, along with a fresh lineup of track jackets, vests, and footwear that perfectly encapsulate the intersection of both parties. 

Moncler X Adidas is available for purchase on the official Moncler and Adidas stores from October 4th.

5. Drake X Nike Nocta

Drake and Nike’s Nocta is back with a new collection, this time the rapper is leaning towards one of his iconic lines: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but I still gotta win the race,” from his song “Sacrifice”. This collection centers around running gear, including shorts, sunglasses, hair accessories, all while seamlessly blending lifestyle and sportswear.

Drake X Nike Nocta is available for purchase on the official SNKRS app from October 5th.

6. Golf Le Fleur X Lacoste

Golf Le Fleur adopts a preppy style in its upcoming collaboration with Lacoste. Drawing inspiration from tennis, the collection is a true match for the court. Featuring co-branded varsity jackets, knits, fuzzy vests all while proving its prowess in pastels.

Golf Le Fleur X Lacoste is available for purchase on the official Golf Le Fleur and Lacoste stores from October 11th.

7. Kenzo X Levi’s

As the denim giant celebrates its 150th anniversary, it continues its long list of collaborations, this time teaming up with Kenzo by Nigo. This 20-piece collection bridges Western and Eastern cultures while honouring the founders of both brands through denim outerwear, leatherwork, embroidery, and more.

Kenzo X Levi’s is available for purchase on the official Kenzo and Levis stores from October 11th.

8. Puma X Swarovski

Breaking new ground since 2021, Swarovski Creators Lab continues to partner with different brands alike, and in honour of Puma’s 75th Anniversary, Swarovski bedazzles two Puma creations. Covered in green emeralds stones, the suede sneakers and Puma hoodie takes on a new brilliant look.

Puma X Swarovski is available for purchase on the official Swarovski store from October 2nd.

9. Monica Vinader X Kate Young

Following their initial successful collaboration, Monica Vinader and stylist Kate Young return with a new series of jewellery building on the ethos of their previous series thats inspired by simplicity — necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets thats easy to style and layer all while looking red carpet ready.

Monica Vinader X Kate Young is available for purchase on the official Monica Vinader store from September 25th with the exception of the hoop earrings which launches on October 30th.

10. Rabanne X H&M

Rabanne is the latest addition to H&M’s expanding roster of fashion collaborations, unveiled during a surprise event, the two followed in line with the atmosphere as the guests filled the venue wearing the collection. Revealing dazzling metallic textures and glittering details, the series explores the themes of hedonism and empowerment.

Rabanne X H&M is available for purchase on the official H&M store from November 9th.

Once you’re done with this story, click here to catch up with our September 2023 issue.