In this edition of Brand New, we’re highlighting debuts like Balenciaga’s Crush Bag, the Dom Pérignon Vintage 2012 bottle, Chanel Beauty’s latest products, and more.
Inspired by a bespoke design for a private client, Tara Hirshberg’s “Cocktail” collection is a suite of vibrant adornments with funky patterns, bright stones (like pink tourmaline, amethyst, and peridot), and colorful enamel settings. While it was difficult to choose between the playful rings, earrings, and pendants, our favorites included the pink and yellow Muse ring and the rectangular studs with purple and green stripes, each set with a pink stone.
First seen in the Fall/Winter 2022 collection, Balenciaga’s new Crush bag was released to the public last week. Expanding on the iconic Balenciaga Hourglass shape, Crush features a pillowy soft leather body featuring curved and pointed edges and the option for chain or leather straps. Offered in a small, medium, or large size, the bag offers the option to keep it timeless with black or optic white or add a pop of color with sweet pink, vivid green, or a metallic silver iteration.
Earlier this summer, David Zwirner Books introduced us to its new publication, Point Break: Raymond Pettibon, Surfers and Waves. With words by Jamie Brisick and Brian Lukacher, along with other contributions from Emily Erickson and Stephanie Gilmore, the book considers artist Pettibon’s words “All this must be either surfed or painted” in an exploration of his painted oceanic motifs. Readers will find more than 100 artworks from Pettibon’s surf series filling the pages, accompanied by textual musings diving into the artist’s work in an art history context, his own philosophies, and more.
The latest from eyewear specialists MOSCOT is a limited-edition capsule of its Miltzen glasses, which were named after the family company’s uncle upon the style’s first release in the 1930s. For this special run, the rounded frames have been made from a matte crystal Italian acetate and come with options for clear prescription lenses, a light Rose tint, or Bel Air Blue. The house also introduced a vegan leather travel case recently (launching online on September 19), which fits four pairs of frames in its padded zipper pouch, perfect for taking your sunnies on the go.
Bowen NYC’s “The Moon and Stars” collection is a dreamy suite of jewels inspired by the moon and its power to change the tides with its waxing and waning. Featuring moon, star, and wave motifs, the collection’s astrological marvels have been handmade in New York using materials like yellow and white gold, sapphires, and diamonds. While our favorites include the Star Crossed Lovers necklace (which features a turquoise star, a blooming cross with diamonds, and a heart made from brilliant green malachite) and the Moroccan Star Cigar band (set with a collection of starry grey diamonds), the collection also includes pieces like the colorful Sunset Stack Wave ring, the dangling Blue Moons earrings, and the dainty Starry Night bracelet.
Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2012 Champagne is finally ready for pouring—and will make an ideal addition to any meal or bottle collection. The product of an unpredictable year, the fizzy sip ignites the senses with a uniquely contradicting experience that activates the nose with powdery flowers and stone fruit, while emitting tasting notes of acid, bitterness, ginger, tobacco, and toasted accents.
Restock your fall makeup essentials with Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2022 beauty collection. In an unprecedented act, the maison has carefully crafted its color selection to include a suite of lip and nail colors that have been coordinated with each shade of its ULTRA LE TEINT Fluide foundation. Once you’ve found your foundation match, complete the look with harmoniously matching hues made for your skin tone, which include Rouge Allure lipsticks and Le Vernis polishes for rosy and gold undertones, respectively, including chic shades like Sensibilité, Nuance, Dénudé, Alter Ego, and Harmonie.
Encompassed in Acne Studios’s Fall/Winter 2022 womenswear collection is a collaboration of prints with the artist Martin Laborde. Working with everyday materials like magazines and junk mail, Laborde’s collage-like “paintings” are seen on a selection of new Acne garments like a bright green satin slip dress, flare-legged white trousers, and lurex t-shirt dresses. Accompanying the fun designs (which bear imagery of horses, flowers, and food), those captivated by Laborde’s prints should also be sure to watch his self-directed film on the collaboration, which was made with the help of the Los Angeles-based director and actor Moni Haworth.