This week, Whitewall highlights some of the newest products available—from timepieces to furniture, fashion to cognac.
Delvaux debuted its newest bag, D to D, which highlights the house’s dedication to quality, uniqueness, and sophistication. Made in France and available in two sizes, medium and extra-large, the bag grabs attention with its waterproof fabric and ultra-resistant carbon fiber handles. To celebrate the new bag, the brand also released a film starring Anna Cleveland, the Delvaux woman of the moment.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the late designer Verner Panton’s S-shaped chair, Vitra has released two new versions: Chrome and Glow. Panton’s interest in futuristic design continues to shine with innovation and new technology, highlighted with new eye-catching materials.
Phaidon has recently Embodiment by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. Available online at 180 The Store, the book is a first of the designer’s in ten years, showcasing over 100 pieces from his most recent projects.
Paco Rabanne has teamed up with British art director Peter Saville for a second capsule collection of unisex apparel. Initiated by Paco Rabanne’s creative director, Julien Dossena, the collection of shirts and sweatshirts toys with world play from their first collaboration in 2016 and shows three new designs—AUTOSEX 2, SHE, and Nylon Mist.
Available now is Berluti’s Fall/Winter 2018 “Éclair” collection—a debut of five new models with a slender shape, available in black and the house’s signature brown. One of the special new models, the Alessandro, pays a visit to the original lace-up shoe by Alessandro Berluti in 1895.
Richard Mille‘s RM 71-01 collection continues the house’s dedication to technical, high-performance timepieces. The 10 new models were livened for the woman of today—some with diamonds, mother of pearl, and onyx—by the director of ladies’ collections, Cécile Guenat. The new piece marks a first-ever creation of in-house automatic tourbillon movements with the Calibre CRMT1.
Max Mara’s Resort 2019 collection reveals inspiration in the hundreds of artworks in the Collezione Maramotti, the avant-garde artists working in Milan, Rome, and Turi, and the artists’ focuses on materials, energy, and symbols that take on modernity with deconstruction and rawness. The new collection’s color palette is a direct reflection of this, with hues like iron grey and zinc white, as is the contrast of tailored suits with raw elements like patchwork detailing and crinkled plisses.
The house’s Sportmax also released its Resort 2019 collection, blending the past, present, and future with fun new details like upside-down pockets, collars at the waist, and daring new draping. Leather trenches and pleated parkas allow for outwear and sportswear to meet, while the use of materials varies more than ever with poplin, crêpe de Chine, cashmere, suede, cotton satin, and more.
Revealed at SIHH 2018, the new Montblanc “1858” collection is here. Inspired by the spirit of mountaineering, the new timepieces reference Minerva pocket watches from the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring the brand’s logo, large cathedral hands, and a vintage shaped crown, the watch also has straps available in either black Nato or calfskin leather. New for the timepiece, as well, is a complication—the Geosphere, showing two domed globes turning in separate directions that complete a full rotation in 24 hours.
Now exclusively available at ABC Home in the Global Women section are plush decorative pillows by Eileen Fisher. In 2009, the designer launched a take-back program (taking back garments for reuse, wherein over one million pieces have been returned so far) to reduce unnecessary waste. Some pieces have been deconstructed, mixed together, or felted to create new and sustainable designs for the smaller, lumbar, and large pillows.
This week, Rémy Martin debuted its newest VSOP, and its special packaging and campaign designed by longtime collaboration, designer and artist Matt W. Moore. Known for geometric designs, bright colors, and his digital-abstract “Vectorfunk” style, the artist recreated the brand’s Centaur logo with a vibrant new grape leaf. In celebration, the partnership extends to include an app, ARt by Rémy Martin and Matt W. Moore, that explores augmented reality in landscapes and monuments around the world while incorporating cherished iconography by the cognac house.