To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
What happens if you cross classic Italian heritage sportswear with experimental streetwear? We found out the first time we put our eyes on the collaboration between Colmar and Shayne Oliver. But we were even more convinced about its greatness the third time (but it has been so good all along).
This fall Italian luxury sports brand Colmar presented its second collaboration with Hood by Air founder Shayne Oliver. You might remember the first one, worn by Linn last winter season? The first collection was all about being visible by bold color but the second collection explores something else even though it’s still about visibility. Only this time it’s by night.
Shayne Olivers design are maximalist in a very fun way I’d say. It’s not about being the craziest when it’s coming too patterns or details. It’s all the silhouettes and the many ways you can wear his pieces.
UNISEX SWEATSHIRT BY SHAYNE OLIVER, shop here.
UNISEX DUNGAREES BY SHAYNE OLIVER, shop here.
Let’s take this oversize puffer coat for example. It’s playing with being both a very practical down jacket to shield you from the winter cold and being a statement cape. I’d say that’s the most humorist coat ever. And of course it has the glow in the dark details too.
UNISEX LONG DOWN JACKET BY SHAYNE OLIVER, shop here.
UNISEX JACKET BY SHAYNE OLIVER, shop here.
BACKPACK BELT BAG, shop here.
But this is the whole idea about Colmar A.G.E (which stands for Advanced Garment Exploration, I knew you wanted to ask). It’s not only an acronym, but a space for research, development and to me also, limitless creativity. The exploration of what outerwear and more importantly sportswear is. And I love how Colmar dares to investigate in that and reinterpret their DNA and history by redefining its heritage and creating garments that mixes high innovation, technology and high fashion.
Foto Annica Eklund
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.