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In this week’s edition of Brand New, we’re looking at new releases, collaborations, and collections from brands like Off-White, Hennessy, and Tiffany & Co.
Earlier this month, Tiffany & Co. opened The Tiffany Flagship Next Door, which will serve as the brand’s New York City flagship while its Fifth Avenue location undergoes renovation through next year. Located at 6 East 57th Street, the temporary boutique offers the complete luxury brand experience, showcasing Tiffany & Co.’s collections of high jewelry and iconic collections—like Tiffany T and Tiffany HardWear—as well as a VIP salon offering private services, and entire floors dedicated to the men’s collection, home accessories, and love and engagement.
Hennessy celebrated the Lunar New Year with an exciting collaboration with Chinese artist Zhang Huan, who participated in his first partnership with a luxury house. Huan created a monumental work for the brand based on a shared belief in modernity as a means of honoring one’s heritage, which makes up the aesthetic for Hennessy’s annual Chinese New Year edition collection. Entitled Eaux-de-vie, the work is a vibrant, monumental dreamscape featuring bubble-like cells reminiscent of grapes and amber—the essence of cognac—which captures the joy, celebration, and reflective time each New Year brings.
Also celebrating the turn of the New Year, Off-White debuted a capsule collection entitled “LUNAR NEW YEAR.” Featuring a selection of items for both men and women, the capsule features the Year of the Rat’s zodiac sign and other symbolism—like the recurrence of the color red for good luck, and peach flowers to signify wealth, longevity, and pure beauty. Styles include a range of items like wallets, bucket hats, tees, denim, and a series of leather bags and other pieces reading the words “GOOD LUCK.”
In addition to its “LUNAR NEW YEAR” capsule, Off-White recently introduced its Spring/Summer 2020 ready to wear collection. Centered around the natural phenomenon of the meteor shower, one of the season’s highlights is the Meteor bag—a re-inspired take on the brand’s 2019 Jitney bag. Full of holes as though struck by meteors, the bag appears to be rendered unfunctional. Made of white calfskin and napa leather, the Meteor bag features a rectangular cross-body silhouette with an inner drawstring pouch that can also be carried on its own.
Tuscan dining destination FELICE launched a new flagship in New York inside the Chambers Hotel. Designed by Studio Robert McKinley, FELICE 56 offers breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, and dinner in a 3,000-square-foot space centered around Fiona Cosini di San Giuliano’s monumental watercolor commission. Led by Executive Chef Adrian Kercuku, who brings signature dishes like Pappardelle alla Chiantigiana and Cacio e Pepe, the spot also greets guests to a traditional coffee bar (under the care of Sant Ambroeus’ Lorenzo Antonelli) with an assortment of fresh Italian pastries.
Molteni&C|Dada opened its new Dubai flagship in collaboration with home furnishings and design brand Vivente Luxury Living. Located in the heart of the city, the space brings to mind a light-filled Italian villa and offers an open architectural plan across 1,600 square feet. Spread throughout two floors, the flagship features pieces by designers like Vincent Van Duysen, Rodolfo Dordoni, Patricia Urquiola, and Jean Nouvel.
MoMA Design Store announced the opening of The Record Shop earlier this month in SoHo, celebrating the connection between design and music in 20th-century pop culture. Open through March 1, the pop-up shop showcases a selection of new and vintage concert posters, LPs, books, and a selection of listening gear—like turntables and headphones—from brands like Marshall and TEAC. The Record Shop also offers more than 45 new LPs from the MoMA’s permanent collection, which include covers by artists like Andy Warhol and Raymond Pettibon.
New York’s Seaport Square is now illuminated with an interactive art installation entitled Wave-Field, Variation O—created by CS Design and Lateral Office. Open to the public through March, the city invites locals and visitors to enjoy the larger-than-life see-saws, which are activated through movement to produce captivating light and whimsical sounds.