Home & interior—Dior Maison-a collaboration with Pierre Yovanovitch
Dior Maison presents a collection of objects designed by Pierre Yovanovitch. The collection, which includes a range of home objects such as trays and lamps, is inspired by the beauty of the French countryside, from the nature to the grandeur and history of some of its castles. In particular, Yovanovitch references the Chateau de la Colle Noir in Montaroux, a property Christian Dior acquired in the 1950s and the Chateau de Fabregues on which he has been working for the past decade. Dubbed Midi the collection finds beauty in simplicity and utilises local, sustainable materials such as wood and hand blown glass.
Fashion & style—A new collection of elegant canvas bags
Luxury Belgian label Delvaux introduces its latest handbag line Canvas Story to mark the start of the summer season. Inspired by the elegance of the Mediterranean Riviera and coastal living, the new collection includes tote bags in two different sizes and to the brand’s signature bucket style that can take you from a day at the beach to a summer night out. The idea is to offer light, versatile pieces that capture the carefree spirit of summer. The bags are made using a natural canvas fabric, finished off with neutral-hued leather trims or D-shaped leather patches across the front. French actress Gaia Weiss is the face of the new Canvas Story campaign, introducing the new styles while taking in the Mediterranean sun on a chic, wooden boat deck.
Home & interior—Munich-based retailer Mytheresa goes into home décor
Munich-based retailer Mytheresa delves into the world of interiors with the launch of Life, a new category dedicated to dressing the home and ranging from tabletop, to home fragrance, living room accessories, small furnishings and more. The retailer is making its interiors debut with 60 brand patterns, including interiors specialists like Cassina and Ginori 1734, as well as the fashion labels it has existing relationships with, from Loro Piana to Missoni and Etro. “This is the next chapter for Mytheresa, presenting the most elevated selection of home décor and other lifestyle products,” says the company’s CEO Michael Kliger.
Fashion & style—Jacquemus takes over the Selfridges Corner Shop - and turns it blue
Jacquemus takes over British department store Selfridges’ famous Corner Store for the months of May and June and unveils Le Bleu. As its name suggests, this new retail concept puts the focus on all things blue from the interiors to the clothing. The French designer channels his love for the Mediterranean, its crystal clear blue waters and the quintessential charm of French locker rooms, by dressing the Corner Store in pastel blue tiles from floor to ceiling and reworking some of his signature clothing and accessories in all shades of blue, from aquamarine versions of his popular Chiquito bags to cropped shirts and matching shorts in charming navy checks. Visit in store for a truly unique experience.
Science & Technology—A new line of fashion tech accessories
On the lookout for hands free accessories after having her two children, Brazilian actress Yara Jentzch-Dib introduces Xouxou, a fast-growing fashion tech accessories label based in Berlin. Its leather phone cases come with removable straps or necklaces as Jentzch-Dib likes to call them, offering an elegant way to wear your phone around your neck. Melding style with functionality, the necklaces feature woven or canvas straps in bright pops of colour and chic metallic buckles. The brand’s range also includes AirPods cases, wallets, pouches and small recycled nylon shoulder bags, which are ideal for travel. Claudia Schiffer and Blackpink pop star Rosé Park are among the fans.
Photography—An intimate exhibition of Lidnbergh’s work held at the harbour area of A Coruña, Spain
Untold Stories offers an intimate look into renown photographer Peter Lindbergh’s life and work. Curated by Lindbergh himself, before his untimely death in 2019, the exhibition showcases over 150 images. They range from some of his most recognized images of Hollywood stars, to unpublished, more personal photographs. The show, held at a converted industrial space in the Galician city A Coruña, will stay open until the 28th February, 2022.
Home & interior—The Danish brand and Japanese design studio joined forces on a set of sterling silver vases
Georg Jensen joins forces with Oki Sato, the designer and owner of the Tokyo-based studio Nendo, to create a set of three sterling silver vases in time for the festive period. Crafted from expert silversmiths in Jensen’s home of Copenhagen, the vases marry the designers’ flair for modernism with inspirations derived from nature. Each design features sculptural silhouettes inspired by the shapes of trees.
Photography—Leibovitz releases a new book spotlighting her fashion photography
Photographer Annie Leibovitz finishes off the year with ‘Wonderland,’ a new book published by Phaidon. To date, Leibovitz has been known for her portraiture, but this new tome spotlights her fashion photography, with an anthology of images shot for Vogue magazine. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” this book aims to bring together fantasy, irony, and a sense of curiosity.
Art & design—Dior’s Kim Jones is designing the tree at the historic London hotel, Claridge’s
Kim Jones, Dior’s artistic director for men’s wear is behind the 2021 Christmas tree design at London’s world-famous Claridge’s hotel. Named Celestial Snow Globe the tree is made using a white pleated fabric, recalling the Dior haute couture toiles. It’s lit up from inside using holographic projections featuring Dior emblems. The traditional star at the top is replaced by a bauble in the shape of Jones’ puppy, Cookie. “It’s a great honor for me to design the Christmas tree for Claridge’s and thus bring Dior, London and the Christmas spirit together in this iconic place,” says the designer.
Home & interior—The British label introduces limited-edition collections of baby blankets and winter home essentials
Building on the success of its romantic knitwear for women, Shrimps introduces a new limited-edition homewear collection, featuring cozy winter essentials like knitted hot water bottles and blankets. At the same time Baby Shrimps is introduced, another limited-edition range of bonnets, cardigans and blankets for babies. Everything is made using the softest merino wool and the brand’s nostalgic crochet-knit technique.