In this week’s edition of Brand New, we’re looking at the newest releases from AKONI, KITH, Loquet London, and more.
AKONI is framing the visions of heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation with its latest eyewear collections. The Etere styles, for example, are made with eco-friendly cellulose acetate and inspired by the constellations for both the everyday and the most awe-struck celestial occasions.
Common Era is flirting with color in its “Amare Secret Message” collection, with pieces adorned in its trademark Gem Alphabet™ style. As a hidden proclamation of love, each piece spells “amare,” which is Latin for “to love,” with precious cuts of amethyst, moonstone, aquamarine, ruby, and emerald. Eachpiece is made in 100 percent recycled solid gold for the gem who brings color into your life.
Patricia Urquiola and JINS eyewear are sewing together sustainability and flow for their newest collaboration titled HILO which consists of two styles, Layers and Fluid. The concept of “HILO” is derived from the Spanish word which translates to “thread.” This is meant to symbolize both brands’ awarenesses of the future, which is reflected in all aspects of the eyewear—from the materials to the designs. Each frame is made from Arkema’s Rilsan® Clear G850 Rnew®, a material that contains castor oil for a sustainable approach.
Pamela Love is debuting the opening of her first-ever U.S. brick-and-mortar store in Williamsburg at 145 North 6th Street, giving shoppers an elevated piercing and browsing experience. The store is equipped with an in-house piercer that is available via appointment seven days a week and will display her fashion and popular jewelry lines for an air of luxury.
Patcharavipa Bodiratnangkura is giving contemporary jewels a timeless edge with its wavy Piscine Hoop Earrings. Made with 18k Siam gold and set with 2.80ct diamonds, each pair is crafted by a local craftsman in Bangkok. The Piscine Hoops have a design that fuses playfulness with sophistication to complete any look with a pop of cheer.
Rooted in New York City culture, MOSCOT is collaborating with Saturdays NYC on a 150-unit batch of the signature style model, TOMO. The design effortlessly embodies the details and sounds of “urban escapism” with a wrap-around frame meant to protect the eye area from the sun or wind. The frame is offered in two Classiconic™ MOSCOT colors: Shiny Black with G15 Glass Lenses, and Dark Havana with Chestnut Fade Tinted Lenses.
KITH is presenting its Summer 2022 men’s collection with muted dusty tones from the brand’s signature palette and lightweight fabrics to suit the warmer season. The Thompson Camp Collar shirt and active shorts with Azulejo tiles, both made with KITH’s silk cotton, are only a mere taste of the collection’s classics in elevating casual dress wear.
In advance of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Loquet London has launched a blooming new collection of royal charms, “Britain in Bloom.” As inspired by what is dubbed as the Queen’s favorite crown, the Diamond Diadem, the collection is lush with platinum and diamond charms of thistles and clovers in symbolism of England, Scotland, and Ireland. These charms will be limited edition, though Loquet London will have ones produced in solid gold with precious stones and enamel for the permanent collection.