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In this week’s edition of Brand New, we’re looking at what’s new from brands like Fendi, Dior, Marni, and more.
Cartier has us ready for the warm season with the release of its Spring/Summer 2020 eyewear collection. Bringing a blend of modern design to the house’s savoire-faire, the new pieces feature bold shapes and elegant details through a sophisticated range of styles. Our favorite? The iconic aviator glasses in gold, with berry red lenses and tiny jeweled panther details at the temples.
Debuted at the men’s Fall/Winter 2020 show in Miami, Dior is unveiling its anticipated capsule collection with Jordan—”Air Dior.” Imagined in a palette of white, gray, and navy blue, the collection features a mix of Dior’s iconic tailoring with a Michael Jordan-inspired 1980s sportswear feel, informed by the timeless styles from each brand. Included in the capsule are pieces like wool suits, blazers, jacquard ties, silk shorts with a graphic take on the “CD” logo, and (the highlight of the collection) a pair of limited-edition Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior sneakers—available in both a low and high top style.
Preparing you for spring travel, RIMOWA has released a new seasonal palette of suitcase colors—berry and crisp blue. Inspired Iceland’s fjords and icy glaciers, the new hues are seen on three different sized luggage pieces (cabin, check-in, and trunk plus), and are accompanied by the return of the popular saffron and slate luggage options from past seasons.
A highlight of Fendi’s Resort 2019 collection as the brand’s sleek FF tote. The perfect accessory to accompany you on your morning commute, during a romantic night out, or on a trip abroad, the FF tote is available in three sizes and features a rectangular shape reminiscent of a retro doctors’ bag. With detachable long straps and short handles adorned with the gold Fendi logo, the tote offers a vintage twist on a contemporary design and comes in a selection of bold colors, like red, pink, blue, optic white, black, and a python print.
Louis Vuitton has joined forces with the NBA, becoming the sports association’s first official trophy travel case provider. The collaboration—also the brand’s premiere partnership with a North American sports league—includes a bespoke case for the iconic Larry O’Brien trophy, featuring the emblematic Louis Vuitton monogram. The pair is also planning to co-author a series of stories surrounding the historic trophy and its new travel case companion.
If you’re planning a warm weather getaway, you’ll want to have one of Marni’s new Tropicalia bags in hand. A monochrome bucket tote available in two sizes, the leather bag comes in colors like fuchsia, yellow, and red, and features an interior pouch to keep personal belongings organized. It may pair best with sandals and a sun dress, but it surely could liven up a winter wardrobe, too.
Knowing that choosing a perfume is a deeply intimate experience, Frédéric Malle has debuted The Grand Collection—a 15-piece set of elegant fragrances. The set comes in a gorgeous box deigned by Konstantin Kakanias, and includes scents like Rose & Cuir, Géranium pour Monsieur, Vétiver Extraordinaire, and French Lover.
Moleskine launched a limited-edition capsule with Californian artist Steven Harrignton, best known for his psychedelic-pop aesthetic that engages conversations with his viewers. Including two notebooks, a collector’s box, an iPhone case, and a travel pouch, the collection features the artist’s cartoon-style alter-ego, Mello, in his adventures through Harrington’s imagination, and fresh take on the Moleskine logo designed by the artist especially for the collaboration.