The May Roundup
Welcome to Pier Five monthly round ups, a look back at some of the people, brands & things that caught our eye this month that we thought you should know about. Mentl Sesh x Staple We were pumped to see our friend Liz Beecroft join forces with Jeff Staple to come up with the “A Staple of Your Wellbeing” collection. The collection is intentional in helping provide actual tools & resources to improve our daily mental health practices and features a journal, pill box & stress reliever in addition to some apparel items. All profits will be donated to the Made of Millions Foundation, a non profit organization focused on changing how the world perceives mental health. The collection is currently still available here. Collegium “Customs & DIY” Collegium is an emerging sneaker brand based in California that has caused quite the storm with it’s clean retro-inspired silhouettes, well thought out colourways and premium Italian made construction. Their sneakers have recently been a staple for customizations, namely the “Vintage Sapphire Metallic Destroyers” created by well known customizer @Andu.c and the “Dip Dye” pack by @bahb.o worn by NBA star Russel Westbrook and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton respectively. Also tune in to Collegium’s Instagram for news on an upcoming collaboration with sneaker YouTube star Richie Le. Styll 59/50 Caps If you’re into New Era fitted caps then you need to check out Styll. Bringing together unique colour combinations, patches and embroidery detailing, Styll is taking your boring old team caps to the next level. Our favourite right now is the Blue Jays - Toronto bias of course - “Cherry Blossom” cap that was recently released. Make sure to follow @styll.ca and keep an eye out for your team as their drops come and go very quickly. Bricks & Wood x New Balance This past week, Bricks & Wood paid homage to its roots of South Central Los Angeles with a special edition collaboration with New Balance on the NB57/40. Bringing together premium materials and a beautiful colour palette of green, brick red and light yellow, the pair was inspired by The Liquor Bank, a staple in the Crenshaw District of SCLA. Down to the packaging (each pair comes with an awesome paisley box), this pair is one for the books! The release was also supported by an awesome apparel and accessories collection dawning the same palette and paisley motif. The Forest Hill Collection by Studio S Sylvia Hoang, owner of home goods and apparel brand Studio S recently graced the world with her latest release featuring new concrete sneaker planters and a tasteful sweatsuit set that will keep your home and back looking fresh this summer. We recently had the chance to speak with Sylvia on her latest drop (read the interview here) and while most of the collection is now sold out, make sure to follow Studio S on Instagram as a restock is coming soon! Stay tuned to The Roundup series to discover the coolest new people, brands and releases each month and keep it locked to all of Pier Five for stories and interviews with our favourite designers, entrepreneurs, creators and more.