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For this edition of Brand New, we’re looking at the latest releases from names like MM6 Maison Margiela, Off-White, Ghetto Gastro, and more.
As part of MM6 Maison Margiela’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the house has debuted a new partnership with The North Face. The collaboration combines the functions and technical aspects of the outerwear label’s Expedition System—a series of layered and detachable pieces meant for wear in extreme weather—with a selection of MM6 Maison Margiela’s avant-garde styles. Executed in a palette of bright colors like violet, green, sun yellow, and cobalt, the pieces include designs like a series of circle-shaped parkas, sportswear dresses, jackets, puffy scarves, heavy-duty gloves, and circular handbags and backpacks.
Virgil Abloh’s label Off-White has announced the second series from its “HOME” collection, exclusively launching on 1stDibs. Over 80 new designs make up the collection, which features pieces for every room in the home. From mugs and wall clocks to towels, chairs, and bed linens, all are finished with the brand’s logo. Homeware pieces—like foldable deck chairs in black and white, soft knit pieces tagged “HOME,” and a series of cylindrical upholstered stools decorated with fabric paint—also bear brand imagery like meteor holes, the Off-cross symbol, and the Off-hand logo. In addition to its launch with 1stDibs, the collection is now available on FARFETCH and the fashion house’s site, as well.
The Bronx-based culinary collective Ghetto Gastro has teamed up with kitchenware brand CRUX to create an exclusive collection of small appliances for Williams Sonoma. Inspired by Ghetto Gastro’s youthful essence and use of food as a tool for empowerment, the unique collaboration includes pieces like a rotating double waffle maker, a toaster, and a coffeemaker. Imagined in a sleek, striking black and red aesthetic, the collaboration is now available exclusively at Williams Sonoma.
YOOX has launched a capsule collection with Sharon Cho—the winner of its 2019 YOOXYGEN Award. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Cho developed the collection over a six-month internship with YOOX in Milan with three main focuses in mind: tailoring, timelessness, and material quality. Featuring a series of classic suits, coats, and trousers for men and women—like our favorite clean-cut camel overcoat—the collection has been made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and responsibly produced wool. Available for purchase through YOOXYGEN, the collection is made unique by details like detachable panels for adaptable styles and Cho’s signature decorative embroidery adorning the back of each piece.
Derrick Goss’s new eponymous label GOSS has just launched a stackable, sustainable clothing concept that was entirely handmade in New York. Following the brand’s mission of finding ways to live meaningfully and beautifully in an age of excess, the twelve-piece capsule collection is centered around a series of multipurpose sportswear, knits, and swimwear. Made to dress its wearer for a number of events or locations—from the beach in Tulum to nights out in Tokyo—the collection bears influences from Goss’s travels, including destinations like Northern Chile and coastal Italy.
Balmain has returned to New York’s Upper East Side with a new retail space located at 650 Madison Avenue. Designed by Studio AMV, the boutique catches the eye of passers-by with a small, all-black gallery space up front. Once inside, the location opens to a spacious retail floor decorated with a metropolitan grayscale palette and touches of Parisian elegance, like detailed molding, chandeliers, and gold ornaments. Here, clients have access to the house’s latest collections, as well as exclusive products like limited-edition takes on the BBuzz bag and a special candle collaboration with fragrance house Trudon.
If you’re planning a trip to Storm King Art Center in New York, we recommend stopping by the on-site café to pick up Ruinart’s special Champagne picnic. Enjoy a delicious meal al fresco with a curated basket, featuring your choice of items like D’artagnan duck rillettes, Catsmo Gold Label smoked salmon, mushroom pate and cornichon, chocolate chunk cookies, and a Demi of Ruinart’s Champagne with Riedel glasses for two. Each picnic purchased will give back to the art center in celebration of its 60th anniversary.
At the London Design Fair, the British designer Lee Broom debuted his new Maestro chair—a piece inspired by his love of music. Accompanied by a dramatic film featuring a live orchestra, the presentation featured musicians illuminated in sanguine light and perched on the red and bronze Maestro seat, playing compositions like Clair de Lune. The chair features a lightweight, rounded design with an open back and cushioned seat, and comes in combinations like chrome and mint green velvet, black and gray wool, and brass and beige velvet.