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Brand New: Stella McCartney’s Sustainable Eyewear, New Watches from Bulgari, Fendi, and More

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This week, we’re sharing our favorite Brand New releases from brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The Macallan, and more.

Stella McCartney, in collaboration with Kering Eyewear, has introduced a sustainable approach to eyeglasses. In addition to abstaining from the use of fur or leather in its designs, the brand is continuing to push for more ethical decisions, creating luxurious products that are both sustainable and desirable. By using raw, renewable materials like bio-acetate (made using fibers from wood pulp), opposed to petroleum-originated alternatives, Stella McCartney has created a number of stylish, eco-friendly designs. Our favorite? The pair of black cat-eye glasses.

The first time ever installed in a retail space, Marla Aaron’s fine jewelry vending machine now resides in the MZ Wallace flagship in SoHo. The machine features a selection of jewelry, including necklaces and bracelets, curated by the brand’s co-founder Lucy Wallace Eustice and Aaron. Installed just in time for Valentine’s Day, the vending machine also features the short film Love is Everything, in celebration of the beloved holiday.

After more than half a century in the making, The Macallan has unveiled its 52 Years Old. Slowly matured in a hand-crafted, sherry-seasoned oak cask from Spain, the single malt whisky bears a complex mix of rich fruit and dark chocolate fondant, followed by bits of peat smoke, cinnamon, and ginger. Presented in a solid oak box, the Macallan 52 Years Old has only 250 numbered bottles available worldwide.

Bomber Ski has released its newest additions to its Artist Series, debuting graphics gained from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings. For the Basquiat Third Eye skis, the designs were created in collaboration with the artist’s estate. In addition to Basquiat, Bomber also offers skis with artwork by Keith Haring, as well as a number of color options for creating your own one-of-a-kind artistic skis.

Entering the audio market for the first time, Louis Vuitton debuted the wireless Horizon earphones. Available in three different designs, each pair of earphones bears a variation of the house’s classic “LV” monogram. Pairing classic design with cutting-edge technology, the earphones offer a total of over three hours of listening time per charge (provided by a charging case with 10 hours of battery power) and feature top quality audio, developed by Master & Dynamic.

Also new from Louis Vuitton, the brand has introduced the Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse smartwatch, which comes in four color variations—black, brown, pure white, and pure white with diamonds. With a 42.9mm ceramic case and interchangeable straps featuring the Louis Vuitton patented system, the watch allows for exclusive personalization for a dial with your choice of face—including monogram, Damier, or the iconic “V.” Other new functions include extended battery life, improved screen definition, and the Wear OS by Google operating system.

Artist Curtis Kulig’s new publication Prize is out, exploring the poetic and nuanced movements of professional boxing through forty mixed-media works on paper, corresponding with an exhibition at agnès b. Galerie Boutique in New York. Centered around the idea that the prize for two fighters is either agony or euphoria, the book features text by Karen Wong and poet Max Blagg, as well as archival footage from two boxing matches in 1982 by Kulig’s Uncle Davy, who influenced the artist’s life and work.

Fendi has launched two versions of the Run Away Bracelet Edition watch with a variation for men, and one for women. While both are composed of stainless-steel cases and a chain-linked bracelet, the men’s watch features a 41mm case with a brilliant green dial featuring the Fendi “F” logo in polished steel. The women’s timepiece offers a smaller 36mm case with a silver-white opaline dial, which includes a Fendi “F” insert set with 59 sparkling diamonds.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year, Jaquet Droz has honored the Year of the Pig by debuting four limited series timepieces. The first set, the Petite Heure Minute models, includes two version imagined in red gold—one women’s 35mm case set with diamonds, and a 39mm unisex case sans diamonds—featuring a miniature painting of a young pig in a field of wheat. The second pair, the Petite Heure Minute Relief Pig, includes a black onyx and red gold watch and a white gold with black onyx watch—both of which feature an engraved pig standing in front of eight oak trees.

Also commemorating the Year of the Pig, Gucci has dedicated an entire adorable collection (and an even cuter photo campaign) to the beloved animals. With a number of different pig motifs—like the appearance of the classic tale Three Little Pigs—the collection includes items like colorful pajamas, t-shirts, wallets, tote bags, men’s cardigans, and more. A few treasured pieces include the Three Little Pigs wallets and the flying pig brooches and bracelet.

In honor of Gérald Genta Brand’s 50th anniversary, Bulgari has launched a new jumping hours platinum timepiece, which features a bi-retro BVL 300 caliber movement with automatic winding. In addition to the jumping hours function, the 41mm display includes retrograde minutes and date functions, and comes in a navy and platinum color scheme, complete with a blue lacquered dial, an alligator strap, and a white gold clasp.

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