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Brand New: Zenith’s DEFY Timepieces, Jil Sander’s New Boots, and More

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In this week’s edition of Brand New, we’re sharing details on the latest from names like Zenith, Jil Sander, Thierry Lasry, and more.

For the latest take on Zenith’s DEFY 21 and DEFY Classic timepieces, the watchmaker has departed from the vibrant hues of previous editions, opting for a simple palette of black and white. Alluding to design choices made in urban landscapes and art and fashion movements, the models feature a sleek, contemporary style with details like muted finishes to absorb light, open dials with a central star motif, and two interchangeable strap options—a cordura-effect strap in white and black, or a textured all-black rubber.

Jil Sander’s latest cut-out boot combines a classic knee-high style with details from an ankle-fastened slingback and a stiletto. The finished products include several variations— a low or high heel, an ankle tie or a buckle strap, and a pointed toe or a rounded option. Available in muted neutrals like black, opal, natural, and moka brown, the boots are all made from the house’s signature kidskin leather.

Thierry Lasry’s first stand-alone storefront in New York has just made its debut in SoHo. Designed by the founder of the French luxury eyewear brand, the 800-square-foot boutique features a graffitied façade and interiors by local artist Faust, along with other details embodying the house’s avant-garde, modern style, like design objects, books, and a jungle-themed display wall, complete with a chair full of stuffed animals.

Luke Edward Hall for Richard Ginori

Luke Edward Hall for Richard Ginori, courtesy of the artist and Richard Ginori.

Working in partnership with West Elm for its fourth collaboration, Designtex has introduced a new series of textile patterns. Featuring four woven upholstery styles in multiple colorways, the collection applies comfort and cozy touches to fabrications perfect for both hospitality and corporate settings—including Boucle Melange, Chenille Chevron, Corded, and Chunky Tweed.

Entitled “Il viaggio di Nettuno” (The Journey of Neptune), the artist and designer Luke Edward Hall’s tableware collection for Richard Ginori looks to Greco-Roman mythology for inspiration. Creating a dialogue between classic and contemporary style, the pair have produced a selection of tableware featuring the gods and elements of the sea, imagined in jovial hues like pink, orange, green, and blue. Pieces that caught are eye include a set of espresso cups and saucers, and a coffee cup painted with a traditional bust statue.

Thierry Lasry

Courtesy of Thierry Lasry.

Relocating to Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops, Marni’s latest storefront is a colorful spot on the first floor of the luxe mall. Reflecting the local Art Deco style with a muted blue façade and funky, geometric interiors, the spot will display the brand’s latest womenswear collections amid elements like wave-inspired flooring, multiple tones of marble, and the house’s signature curved clothing rails.

Released this month, Assouline’s new publication Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower is a collection of painted portraits by Gayle Kabaker, narrated with writings from some of the world’s most influential women. Edited by Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson, the book features names like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Malala Yousafzai, Jacinda Ardern, Joy Buolamwini, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who have shared candid stories, wisdom, and ideas highlighting the necessity of women’s leadership in a modern society.

Zenith DEFY 21 Black & White

Zenith DEFY 21 Black & White, courtesy of Zenith.

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