The Drop: October 6, 2016
The Drop: October 6, 2016
- Words Grailed Team
- Date October 06, 2016
Welcome to The Drop, a new shoppable feature from Grailed. Once a week we'll be randomly opening up our archive to give you guys a first come, first served opportunity at owning a piece of clothing history. We’ll be teasing each drop over social media up until it goes live so make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram for your shot at copping. For our inaugural entry, we’re going big with five of our favorite designers and labels: Undercover, Rick Owens, Needles, Helmut Lang and Saint Laurent. Good luck.
All we ask is that you do not re-list anything purchased from The Drop on the site for at least one month's time. Limit one item per user.
- Price $300
- Size m
- Color Black
Undercover’s Autumn/Winter 2001 collection
Melting Pot featured a strong inspiration from one of Jun Takahashi's favorite movies, Star Wars. The season was his initial foray into experimentations with technical designs and fabrics that can be seen in his later works starting around 2007. This particular bomber does not outwardly scream fanboy, but there is a subtle camouflage-esque flourish of paint underneath the left arm. Taking things a step further, Takahashi added a synthetic honeycomb water-proof shell to ensure you remain dry when gathering your clone army on the rainy planet of Kamino.
- Price $250
- Size l
- Color Green
Introduced as part of the debut of the DRKSHDW label in Spring/Summer 2008, the gimp hoodie is one of Rick Owens' quintessential pieces that has come to represent the sinister undertones for which his sportswear-focused line is named. With an extended silhouette, canvas bondage chest strap and a full zip front closure that extends to the hood, there is a clear inspiration from the gimp masks and bondage straps that are common within sadomasochist subculture. What sets the gimp hoodie apart is that the chest strap can double as a carry strap, and the full zip hood not only allows the wearer to conceal part or all of their face, but provides added structure to the hood for an impressive appearance even when worn open.
- Price $100
- Size l
- Color Red
Rebuild by Needles is a concept brand by Nepenthes owner and director Keizo Shimizu that takes apart vintage pieces and reconstructs them, breathing new life into otherwise ordinary garments. While the brand is relatively new, the cult status of its 7-cut and ribbon flannel shirts has overshadowed nearly every other offering under the Nepenthes umbrella. The idea of the 7-cut flannel is fairly simple: cut up pre-distressed vintage flannel shirts of varying sizes and lengths and splice them together to form a new shirt. The result is a Frankenstein-like creation that perfectly encapsulates the grunge aesthetic.
- Price $150
- Size 28
- Color White
Helmut Lang is no stranger to finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places. From astronauts to the military, there is no limit to what he looked to for inspiration while designing his eponymous label. Introduced for his Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 collection, the
painter jeans became an instant favorite. The vintage-treated Italian denim, straight-leg cut and paint splatters make each pair a true one-of-one. Don’t worry about the paint fading any time soon, as rubberized paint was used to ensure that the design stands the test of time.
- Price $475
- Size 10.5
- Color Brown
The same person that made skin-tight jeans a must-have among men during his tenure at Dior is also the one credited with reviving vintage western wear. Hedi Slimane wasted no time in reintroducing the harness boot—dubbed the
Wyatt after Wyatt Shears of the band The Garden—in his debut Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at the acclaimed French fashion house formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent Paris.