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For this edition of Brand New, we’re looking at new releases from brands like Dior, Valentino, Diptyque, and more.
Byredo’s Spring/Summer 2020 accessories were informed by a homecoming after a long journey. In a continuation of the brand’s exploration of leather goods, Ben Gorham looked to travel styles from the past for both function and aesthetics—including pieces like a 1960s suitcase and an old camera bag. The genderless bags come in powerful colors like black, orange, and mossy green, and in simple styles like a tote or a duffle reminiscent of a doctor’s bag.
Last month, Dior opened its latest SoHo store on Green Street. Joining the women’s store is its latest menswear location—a cast iron façade that leads to clean interiors with a contemporary mood. Inside, visitors will find leather goods and accessories displayed on brushed metal blade shelves, and the latest collections hanging from champagne finished rails.
Artist Corey Wash recently debuted Wash Goods—a collection of home items like a coffee mug, a throw pillow, and a towel. All bearing the artist’s cartoon-style Willoughby design, the pieces were conceived from a love for interior design and an urge to make art more accessible to all.
RIMOWA launched its first boutique in Vancouver, where patrons can now shop the brand’s signature luggage collections and enjoy a display of pieces from its archives in Cologne, Germany. The location’s interiors reference the brand’s signature luggage aesthetic through the use of grooved elements and warm oak walls and flooring. Here, visitors can also enjoy options for client customization through a sticker wall that features designs from renowned creatives across the globe.
Valentino and Onitsuka Tiger partnered to create a series of limited-edition sneakers for men. For the collaboration, Pierpaolo Piccioli reinterpreted Onitsuka’s MEXICO 66 shoe, adding the brand’s dramatic “V” logo to the side, in four shades—white, orange, hot pink, or neon yellow. Launching this summer, the shoe combines Maison Valentino’s craftsmanship and attention to detail with Onitsuka Tiger’s Japanese sports influences.
Zoë Chicco’s classic and refined style brings us jewelry fit for all occasions. The brand specializes in dainty gold pieces like necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that can be worn singularly or layered for a statement look—like a recent photo of model Karlie Kloss, who combined the brand’s Graduated Dangling Discs necklace with a Small Mantra necklace (reading “I Can And Will”) and a small Sunbeam Medallion.
Fragrance house Diptyque has expanded its oeuvre to include a series of scented accessories. Searching for new ways for clients to wear fragrances in their daily lives, the collection was inaugurated with a perfumed brooch, perfumed skin stickers, and a scented bracelet—composed of a nylon string that can be wrapped multiple times around the wrist, reminding us of an elevated friendship bracelet.
M Missoni unveiled its premiere flagship last week in Miami, located in the Aventura Mall. For the boutique, creative director Margherita Maccapani Missoni commissioned Barbara Ballabio’s BBArchitetti to reconceive the shopping experience. The space intermingles contemporary pieces with past designs, displayed amidst ultra-modern architecture and vintage Missoni décor and furnishings. The brand also focused on a sustainability aspect in the new location, highlighted in upcycled materials (like recycled glass and the use of PaperStone material) and the revival of vintage designs.