Yes, it’s that time of the year, once again the festive season is among us. So VIPER explore some of the best gift ideas this Christmas to end the treacherous year of 2020 with some much-loved goodies.
The year has been filled with the wildest turn of events, amidst a global pandemic and worldwide economic uncertainty. Stone Island has been acquired by fellow luxury giant Moncler, Balenciaga revealed its debut and realistic gaming experience, Supreme was also sold to VF group for a staggering $1.6 Billion. Fashion really doesn’t sleep. Despite the major shifts in the fashion industry, VIPER remains festive. As we cue DMX’s ‘Jingle Bells’, come and discover the perfect gift ideas in our round up of the 12 best items to shop this month…
SUPREME x THE NORTH FACE FAUX FUR
It’s happened and we love it. Finally, arguably the most anticipated collaboration of the year unveils a flossy faux fur fusion to Supreme and The North Face’s AW20 release. The collab we dearly loved had just been taken to a new level. Our Editor-in-chief Lily Mercer is renowned for her love of faux fur jacket collection so naturally she’s now making room for one special trophy piece. Held as a holy grail of gifts, you’d be sure to make anyone’s end to the year the most memorable. Donning a candy red, jet black and rich green, Supreme and The North Face exclusively unveil the trio of statement winter jackets on the signature Nuptse Jacket. A winter warmer without a doubt. he Supreme x The North Face FW20 Faux Fur Collection is due for release on Supreme’s website from December 10th.
STUSSY x NIKE AIR FORCE 01
Viper favourites and cultural heads, Stüssy and Nike return with the third collection of versatile co-branded gear for the end of 2020. At the centre of the release is Stüssy’s take on the iconic Nike Air Force 1 silhouette, this time re-done in durable hemp and made in two tonal colourways: fossil stone and black. Shop on www.stussy.com, don’t miss out on these – be warned, this is an extension of one of years hottest collabs.
PALACE x ARCTERY’X BACK PACK
London skate movement and fashion label Palace teams up with Canadian outerwear label Arc’teryx for a very hype capsule, offering a stunning showcase of technical-wear including this must-have utilitarian backpack. Perfect for the city sprint or peak district capturing the tale of two very different environments. The backpack houses all your essentials with a luxury outer-shell to rock with confidence. THE Subtle flex for 2021, available from www.palaceskateboards.com from December 10th.
FEATHER PENDANTS FRIGOR PEARLS CHAIN
The Frigor Pearls are named after the Sea of Cold and consist of cold silver curb links juxtaposed with warmer, freshwater pearls. With the perfect balance of cold metal with warm pearls the Frigor Pearls are sure to give your wrists a unique shine for the holidays. Now available to shop online at www.featherpendants.co.uk
WALES BONNER x ADIDAS LOVERS TRACK JACKET
Wales Bonner is paying homage and focus on how British culture embraced the joyous sound waves of 70s Jamaican music and the nostalgic attire that dressed the movement in 70s Britain. Through the shard vision of sportswear heroes Adidas, together they unveil The Lovers Track Jacket. Crafted from a technical jersey weave, turtleneck feature with a signature tri-stripe trim with ribbed-knit details. Shop the full collaborative collection online at www.adidas.co.uk
MAHARISHI UPCYCLED TRIQUILTED CARGO PANTS
Recycled military surplus has always been a permanent feature of maharishi’s mainline collections over its years of establishing itself as a staple brand in the wardrobes of cultures across the globe. It’s utilitarian style, intricate hand-made embroidery and revolutionary cuts is just an example of maharishi garments, especially these triquilted and upcycled cargo pants processed in India, where the clothing is smudged with herbal incense, blessed and washed in saffron water. A perfect gift be it that special someone’s first pair of Mahrishi’s or second, third. It’s a guaranteed success. The new season cargo pants are available on www.maharishistore.com.
PHUG ‘COLOUR MACHINE’ KNIT SWEATER
The London born now made global community PHUG unveiled a stand-out graphic which emblazons a maple red knitted sweater with a provocative illustration. Hand-drawn by the designers at PHUG, the perfect seasonal addition to your outfit shows off an intricate design connected to the Eye Of Horus or The Third Eye, the eye of discovery. The sweater is one of many hot items dropping in time for Christmas from PHUG, shop the range of AW20 pieces on www.phug.co.uk
IN-CENTS MURAKAMI INCENSE BURNER
Constructed from Chinese Kaolin clay with a burnished grey glaze, the material used in traditional Chinese pottery, the flower is 7 rounded petals with a smiling face celebrating joy and happiness in our lives and with those around us. IN-CENTS, home of the coolest incense burners on the net are ready for the festive season with an extensive range of unique and provocative incense burners. Struggling to find a gift for the distant hypebeast relative or friend? Look no further and light up the room with vibes. Available on www.incents.shop
AMI PARIS WOMENS OVERSIZED CARDIGAN SWEATER
Ami Paris Designer Alexander Mattusi has forever been a girls best friend, with a touch of Parisian class. This Oversized intarsia army de couture cardigan is a knit made in heaven, replacing your worn out line up of old jumpers from the depressing winter thus far. A cosy button-up with an open neck sits oversized on the shoulders, a modern-lux addition to an everyday inner-city dash or layer of adorable branding for country walks. The popular Ami Paris Heart is emblazoned on the left chest and is available online at www.amiparis.com.
RARE EARLY 90’s VERSACE OVAL SUNGLASSES
As we’ve said before, accessories are always a good idea. An easy win if you’re unsure on sizing, and let’s be honest you can never have too many shades. This rare Versace find is in brand new condition and while being less ostentatious than some of their 90s counterparts. But of course, there’s still the tell-tell Medusa brand calling card on the arm. Nordic Poetry has been made famous for their skilful eye for designer vintage and archive of rare designer pieces for both men and women, shop the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Prada, Moschino, Supreme, Versace, Cavalli and more via the stores London flagship at 141 Bethnal Green Road, E2 or online at www.nordicpoetry.co.uk.
BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB ASTRO VARSITY JACKET
Shaped like a classic Billionaire Boys Club varsity jacket, the Astro Varsity Jacket features an applique patch astronaut helmet graphic at chest, rocket sleeve patches, and HEART & MIND mantra graphic patches on the back. In traditional BBC style, the jacket is a staple with modern trimmings and seasonal accents of orange, brown and heather grey. Now available online at www.billionairesboysclub.eu
FERINO ‘FROM PARIS WITH LOVE’ H2 BLACK HOODIE
Who doesn’t love to get cosy indoors as the frost bites outside in that one hoodie which serves more than just a style purpose. Ferino take the extra steps to ensure quality over quantity stays true to its core. Made in Portugal from 100% premium cotton with a heavyweight luxury loopback blend weighing a 465gsm, Ferino come through for that ultimate luxury hoodie at an affordable price point of just £85.00. An investment to say the least and a surprisingly high-end feel makes this up and coming brand take president over the overload of brands born from lockdown. Shop the ‘From Paris With Love’ black hoodie at www.ferino.co.uk and stay connected by following @ferinoworldwide on socials.