Converse One Star Hairy Suede Launch

Converse launched a new trainer this week and they definitely let us know about it. Collaborating with Size, an event was held in the Converse London office to celebrate the launch of the Converse One Star Hairy Suede, which turned out to be the perfect post-work hang on Thursday evening. Guests received a pair of the newbies as a pre-party gift and we didn’t go short at the party with a free bar (courtesy of Smirnoffand free food (mac and cheese… nom)!

Photographers, bloggers, stylists, music artists and pretty much every type of creative flocked to the event with a one-in-one-out policy having to be enforced by 8.30pm. The venue allowed for that ideal balance of party vs socialising and they even surprised us with a live performance from Last Night in Paris.

An updated take on the classic with a focus on premium material, check out the new addition to Converse right here. RRP £65. See my footage from the event below (music by Last Night in Paris).

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KUTULA

Camo’s on my checklist this season. As is sportswear (obviously). Oh and black, as always. Now if there’s one brand that’s ticking all three boxes, it’s newly born streetwear brand KUTULA.

Multi-talented designer Jimi Herrtage created this 34 piece collection where you can basically mix and match every single item. The brand’s monochrome colour scheme and urban camoflague print runs across all pieces making it oh-so-easy to achieve that effortlessly cool look.

It’s no wonder I wanted to shoot my faves (including the reversible bomber jacket!!) on a hot summer’s day- gloomy London had to do. Jimi’s trip to South Africa inspired KUTULA, with the name actually meaning ‘peace’ in Zulu dialect. There’s me thinking it can’t get any better, then I discover that the brand also travel the world hunting for talent across the arts to showcase across all digital content… Need I say any more?

You can see more from KUTULA on Instagram and Twitter- @kutulaarmy- or online right here. Prices start from £25 and you can shop for both men and women.