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Brand new this week, Whitewall brings you the latest in craftsmanship, design, and fashion. Here’s what’s not-to-miss this week.
Aligned with Gucci’s futuristic focus on craftsmanship and experimentation, the company unveils the Gucci ArtLab in Florence this week. The facility is revolutionizing the aesthetic of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, developing the sought-after Gucci products of the future. According to Marco Bizzari, President and CEO of Gucci, it is “the tangible expression of a place to learn skills and techniques, a workshop to generate ideas, and ideas are the lifeblood of culture.”
Fashion design and art collective threeASFOUR announced a show and exhibition celebrating their thirteenth year entitled threeASFOURcuba. The runway show comprised of a selection of designs from the brand opened April 13, with the retrospective exhibition of films in Havana showing through May 13. The artistic trio aimed to work with the cultural community of Cuba to bring to life the tropical climate and culture, and were welcomed as the first foreigners to show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Cubano.
Dior Homme unveiled its first collaboration with French BMX manufacturer Bogarde to bring us a second exclusive design, the Dior Homme BMX. Combining the brand’s technical skills, the bike featured gold details referencing the Dior Homme capsule collection with a gold metal finish, calfskin details, and the Dior logo and bee. The limited edition series of 100 bikes became available on April 20.
Synonymous with summery allure, the Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear version of the Dior tote bag shimmers with color and graphic motifs. Inspired by Mexican crafts, the tote features 15 shades combined to create a unique design. The fully-embroidered bag produced in a family-run Atelier in Umbria, Italy requires a laborious 32 hours of work, and over a 1,200,000 stitches. Developed in the heart of Dior’s design studio in Paris, this statement bag is a unique homage to the summer identity of Dior.
This week OKHA designer Adam Court explores symmetry and curious relationships with the “Law and Disorder” table lamp. Made of four components, the flawless symmetry of the lamp reflects the geometry and harmony found in our own world of chaos. Available in three finishes (black, white, and polished steel), the surface reflections of the steel heighten and exaggerate the simultaneous disorder and harmony of the piece.
With a heritage in craftsmanship and contemporary Italian sensibility, LUANA releases new sophisticated styles this week. Among our favorites are the Rita Satchel, Maria Wed Shoulder, and the Diamond Mini tote. Each shape is a testament to the brand’s beautifully crafted and structured silhouettes, with bright new colors perfect statement for the summer months ahead.
This week, Breitling announced their all-new Breitling Exospace B55 Yachting watch. Reinforcing its leadership role in electronic technology watches for active professionals (as Breitling has previously launched watches for pilots and racecar drivers), the B55 Yachting is a special chronograph for sea-faring explorers. The brand, undeniably, is staying true to their commitment of great craftsmanship both in the air and on the ground.
Exclusive to its New York, Miami, and Costa Mesa boutiques, Saxonia debuted its Annual Calendar timepiece yesterday. The white gold and grey dial timepiece has, for the first time in a Lange piece, an outsized date feature with white numerals against a grey background. The heritage of the brand continues with the rotor parts around the embossed “A. Lange & Söhne” logo plated in black rhodium. Limited to 25 pieces, this classic yet entirely new timepiece holds history and elegance at the forefront.