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Spring is making its way to us, and while we’re getting a slow start weather-wise to the changing season, we’ve got an ahead-of-the-curve list of not-to-miss items that were recently released. Below, we show you some of our favorites.
Dior’s haute couture Spring/Summer 2018 collection honors its special connection to China. Inspired by the Surrealist movement, and especially by the iconic Chinese fan (a previous inspiration for Christian Dior in the Miss Dior campaign in 1949 and in the SS18 collection in 1950), the new collection adds 12 new designs to the house—many of them in red. Among them, we see ball gowns, tuxedo tops with pleated capes, and masks.
WC Collection recently debuted a new line of handmade furniture pieces—including a selection of tables, stools, chairs, and daybeds—by design firm ASH NYC. The collection shows a variety of materials used, such as marble and oak, and shines with a colorful, modern aesthetic. Stemming from the WC1 cocktail table, the collection welcomes design lovers from all angles to celebrate oversized stools, side tables, three-legged design, and large dining tables.
Colovos spotlights both the spontaneous and the refined in its new SS18 collection, with meticulous detail and artistic inspiration sprinkled throughout (like a red and black print is inspired by artist Christopher Astley’s “Mayhap” series). Designers Michael and Nicole Colovos paid extra attention to texture, as well, highlighting draped linen, parachute silk, crinkled cottons, and printed jacquards.
To raise awareness and reduce plastic water bottle consumption, Soma and Parley for the Oceans have teamed up to introduce a new water bottle and sleeve, now available at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. With over 30 million plastic water bottles thrown away every year in the U.S., the issue is at an all-time high. For this, a portion of every sale supports the initiatives of the Parley Ocean Plastic Program and implementation of the Parley AIR Strategy to avoid, intercept, and redesign plastic.
Rebecca Minkoff is putting us in the mood for the warmer months ahead with “Desert Bound” accessories, ready-to-wear pieces, and footwear. Made for festivities, pieces like star and moon-studded boots, shoes, and bags are seen alongside bracelets, earrings, necklaces, square scarves, tanks, skirts, and knit tops.
To celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary of making perfumes, Diptyque has released two new fragrances—Tempo (with strong aromas of patchouli) and Fleur de Peau (with the essence of musk)—by longtime perfumer for the house, Olivier Pescheux. The brand’s continued dedication to the arts welcomes two new designs for the fragrances, as well, with colorful illustrations by two hand-selected Parisian artists, Safia Ouares and Dimitri Rybaltchenko.