Fear of God ESSENTIALS’ Jerry Lorenzo approaches summer styling with a typically pared-back spirit - proof that sunny weather need not go hand-in-hand with bright colours and graphic prints.
Released on June 15th, Fear of God ESSENTIALS’ new drop extends the Core collection and spans all the pieces a resolute minimalist could possibly need for a season of effortless fits. Think shorts, lightweight tees and polos realised in Lorenzo’s trio of signature neutral shades - Stretch Limo and Light and Dark Heather Oatmeal.
The followup to a knit and fleece-focused Spring release back in April, the LA-based label’s latest edit keeps things characteristically cosy with a line-up of unisex sweats and hoodies - it wouldn’t be a FOG ESSENTIALS drop without them, right?.
And while June 15th is a questionable date to drop a brand new pair of joggers, the Relaxed Sweatpants boast such a chill, baggy aesthetic with their straight-leg cut that a case can easily be made for them on breezy summer evenings (and even the hottest days if you’re prepared to sweat for the drip).
Straightforward branding, utilitarian silhouettes and soft cotton-blend yarns; it’s a simple formula in today’s saturated streetwear marketplace, but one that continues to spell major success for Fear of God’s diffusion line. In fact, ESSENTIALS’ new drop is already on its way to selling out and its Running Shorts are being hailed as the shorts of the summer.
Our verdict? Fear of God ESSENTIALS’ new drop is a catalogue of must-haves for those who are new to the label, but if you’re already well-supplied when it comes to its greatest hits (or maybe just opposed to the idea of a summer hoodie drop), it’s all a little less, well, essential.