This week’s edition of Brand New brings details on the Jil Sander shop opening on Greene Street, Louis Vuitton’s latest spellbinding fragrance, and more.
In 1978, Hermès created its first Arceau scarf. Today, we’re seeing it reinterpreted as an Arceau watch in only 24 reproductions, inspired by a trip to South Africa where the artist Alice Shirley spotted three giraffes behind an acacia tree. Crafted in wood and adorned with a painting of a giraffe on aventurine crystal, the watch reflects the brand’s unmatched marriage of artistic expression and craftsmanship. Powered by the maison’s H1912 mechanical self-winding movement, the timepiece also features a dial framed in precious white gold and 82 diamonds, complemented by a sapphire blue alligator strap.
To display the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Jil Sander opened a boutique on Greene Street. Designed to change, the glowing monochromatic space houses the latest collection in a sunshine yellow showroom, with design details that embrace the tactile nature of clothing. Round and boxy cases and furniture punctuate the space in a balance of total opposites. As an ode to nature, one of the most important pieces of inspiration for co–creative directors Luke and Lucie Meier are the fresh flowers that hang in the windows.
Montblanc has introduced UltraBlack, their first complete cross-category collection. Refined for usability and defined by an all-black design theme, the new line includes leather bags and folios embossed with a trademark “M” pattern, headphones, heritage watches, Montblanc’s Summit Lite smartwatches, and even StarWalker fountain, ballpoint, and fineliner pens that go along with the collection’s Augmented Paper.
The Italian fashion house Ermanno Scervino has revealed its bohemian-inspired Resort 2022 collection. Featuring animal prints, wicker baskets, and fringe skirts that embrace organic material, the line welcomes special pieces like handcrafted beaded tops and details like embroidery adorned with irregular turquoise stones.
With Saint Laurent Rive Droite and K-Way, the designer Anthony Vaccarello has redesigned the mystic K-Way jacket. The limited-edition collaboration features the unisex jacket with an eye-catching sunset print. The technical piece, crafted from water-repellent and wind-proof fabric with inner heat-taped seams, guarantees both functionality and quality. Vaccarello’s design is exclusively available in Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles and on the online store.
Louis Vuitton’s new women’s fragrance, Spell On You, captures the allure of attraction with a rich blend of floral scents. The house’s master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, uses iris powder as the commanding note, accented with acacia flower, jasmine, and roses. Belletrud’s continued effort in reviving the tradition of making perfume with flowers, and making a statement without causing a scene, is an effervescent sensation.
Y-3 has launched its Fall/Winter 2021 in collaboration with Adidas entitled “Chapter 1.” The line explores the theme of disappearance, with weatherproof innovation in knitwear, hoodies, pants, and jackets. Neutral colored looks, with standout pieces in camouflage and pops of neon, push the boundaries of activewear silhouettes, including a bold reimagining on the iconic Y-3 sneaker. The collection is available for purchase now in stores and online.
Wandler continues its dedication to luxury leather goods with its Fall/Winter 2021 collection. The soft lines that define the brand’s bags and shoes make this season’s pieces infinitely effortless. For this release, Wandler has also introduced earthier, more subdued colors, making its everyday pieces functional and seasonal. Standout pieces include the Hortensia ag, the Penelope Tote, the Rosa Boot, the Dash Ballerina flat, and the Ella boot.