Gucci Attache, the house’s latest bag style. The Attache Bag is characterized by an adaptable “G” clasp at the bottom of the strap which transforms the silhouette into a stunning half moon shape. This style draws upon a playful 1970s aesthetic and reaffirms the house’s ongoing efforts in gender inclusivity, offering eight distinct unisex styles.
A piece of contemporary design created from the awareness of a modern attitude and of the intentional revival of a historical object from the archive: Gucci Attache is a bag that reinterprets tradition and the system of House codes while transporting a silhouette, which draws from an intuition and an attitude of the 1970s, into the present through a narrative and gesturality outside the confines of gender, feminine or masculine.
Attache, like the French word for “hook,” like the geometry with which, through the power of symbols, can be defined as onomatopoeic because it closes onto itself like a hook. Or like the metallic hook that attaches the two corners. Attache, therefore, is the bag that progresses from a half-moon design encompassed by the Web, distinguished by a metal G that opens and closes its silhouette.
Versatile as a symbol, in shape, and in volume, the Gucci Attache is presented as the essence of a very current attitude and gesturality. Both in its medium and small sizes and in the diverse ways it can be worn, either on the shoulder or across the body, the line presents that appeal that only objects with dual functions can have.
“I was fascinated by the bag after having laid upon it a casual and fleeting glance while I was in the archive… Immediately, a desire took shape to reinterpret it and include it in the Love Parade collection for the fashion show in Los Angeles because its silhouette, typical of the Seventies, projects a very modern attitude that convinced me to draw out an eclectic symbol that could express the idea of a dual function. It is its G-shaped clasp detail, with its mechanical origin, that makes it the joining link between a bourgeois spirit, typical of an object of this kind, and the functionality of the world of utility,” says Alessandro Michele, Creative Director of Gucci.
With its interchangeable straps, in leather or the Web, that allow it to become both a shoulder bag and a handbag, the Gucci Attache is an item of design that is both transportable and ergonomic, living in contact with the body, a perfect silhouette to add to a hypothetical collection of objects of desire. In other words, of those wonderful, useful, inseparable objects that in the culture of contemporary living, have become bags.
The Gucci Attache is featured in a campaign that Art Director and photographer Max Siedentopf shot against a metropolitan backdrop, underlining the same symbols that form the meaning of this bag: references and perspectives that together, know how to create that glam-utility that is the expression of a culture of appearance and practicality. Two elements that create a desire for beauty.
Louis Vuitton unveils new variations of the Capucines handbag, this season embodied by Olympia of Greece. The epitome of the Maison’s Savoir Faire, this bag originates from the very first Louis Vuitton store in Paris on rue Neuve-des-Capucines. Season after season, since its creation in 2013, the bag’s elegant shape has remained timeless, yet with ever-changing variations.
In this playful campaign featuring Princess Olympia De Grece, the Capucine has been reinvented to take on the life of a London street in full bloom. This collection features two new color block Capucines, Capucines with distinctive flower chains, two Summer Stardust Capucines which glimmer in sunlight, and the iconic Taurillon Capucine which now comes in a shocking scarlet red.
About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality and preserving biodiversity. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.
360 MAGAZINE has compiled a list of the most refined and chic products to gift to those you love the most. Whether they love sports or prefer to indulge in the latest fashion trends, you can find everything you’ve been in search of with this guide. As the aspirational watch in the spotlight, it is Dolce & Gabbana. DG7 Ruby 40mm watch valued at $195,000.
Gucci Father’s Day GiftGuide
With an array of leather goods, ready-to-wear picks, shoes, watches and accessories, you’ll find everything and more that you’re in search of from Gucci. Including adorned pieces from the Love Parade and GG Canvas in Blue collections, make sure to dress your loved one up this Father’s Day with a touch of Gucci.
Louis Vuitton Father’s Day Gifts
Sporting an impeccably diverse range of goods, you’re sure to find the perfect gift amongst Louis Vuitton’s Father’s Day gift guide. Along with beloved fashion-favorites, the luxury house has created an assortment of luggage, games, recreational gifts, furniture and more. Our favorites include the gradient surfboard, chic bike, stylish basketball hoops and trendy golf bags.
Dolce&Gabbana x Jujutsu Kaisen
DG and Japanese anime series Jujutsu Kaisen create a refreshing no-gender aesthetic collection. Referencing DG DNA and Japanese street style, pieces in the collab are extremely modern yet artistic.
The collection takes influence from the expressive districts of Shibuya and Harajuku in Tokyo. Merging with DG, we see an array of tees, sweatshirts, jackets and accessories on display.
Oakley Mumbo and Pro M Frame
Coming from Oakley’s MUZM collection is the reinvented Mumbo and Pro M Frame. The original style released in 1989, becoming swiftly popular in SoCal amongst the beach scene. Adorned with Mumbo Hybrid® lenses and Pro M Frame Heater® lenses both, each design sports increased color/contrast supported by Prizm™ technology.
Louis Vuitton Driver Moccasins
Designed by the late Virgil Abloh comes Louis Vuitton’s driver moccasins. With two differing versions that come in a selection of seven color palettes, the LV driver can be mixed and matched with differing materials to give any desired look. Originally designed by Virgil Abloh, the LV driver is a rich piece of LV history and is completely fashionable.
Quiksilver x Stranger Things
Surf lifestyle company Quiksilver and Netflix collaborate to celebrate Season 4 of the one and only Stranger Things. Working on the project closely for nearly three years, we see the release of the joint apparel collection. Each piece has a very specific, nostalgic feeling to it, as Season 4 of Stranger Things is set in the 1980s. Sporting classic 80s styles, each piece has the Quiksilver-surf vibe to it!
Reebok and London-based streetwear label Maharishi announce their first collaboration, bringing Maharishi’s military design ethos to Reebok’s heritage-inspired Classic Leather Legacy AZ (GW4452, $150), available beginning June 10.
Founded in 1994 by Hardy Blechman, Maharishi is defined by its ‘pacifist military design’ aesthetic and focus on deploying products that are practical, long-lasting, and offer an unforgettable presence. For their first collaboration with fellow UK brand Reebok, Maharishi have applied this approach uniquely to the Classic Leather Legacy AZ, a modern interpretation of Reebok’s timeless Classic Leather running shoe inspired by the archival Aztec II and adapted with contemporary shaping and material application.
“The Classic Leather Legacy AZ looks futurist and modern whilst retaining what makes it an iconic shoe,” commented Maharishi. “A big part of our design ethos is exploring duality, so this shoe – being a design classic infused with ultra-modern sensibility – fits well.”
The sneaker draws inspiration from United States military flight suits and uniforms, featuring a nylon construction based on historic military jackets, contrasting black ripstop panels in reference to the olive/black patch insignia used on traditional camouflage uniforms, and 3M reflective highlights for added visibility seated atop the iconic Reebok gum sole.
G-SHOCK NEW COLORWAYS
New colorways for G-SHOCK’s popular MOVE lineup of men’s fitness watches. Now available, the GBD200UU-9, GBA900UU-3A and GBA900UU-5A are offered in neutral colors to achieve a city-inspired look that matches any athleisure outfit.
Additionally, each model shows the current date, day of the week, and time or training data captured. Further, MOVE models come equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology including shock resistance, daily alarms, 200M water resistance, and a full auto calendar.
DG sports an assortment of all-new and classic designs. With an array of must-have accessories including watches, handbags and shoes, we see DG take a on fresh, playful spirit.
DG showcases pieces that you can’t find anywhere else; like their glossy flower-shaped bag and rich gold timepiece. Emulating incomparable DG vibes, any piece will be the perfect addition to your collection.
Inspired by military night operations, Bremont s502 Jet and Supermarine Chrono Jet are bravely designed.
Cotton Side-Sleeper Pillow
Eli & Elm puts and end to uncomfortable, sweaty nights with the cotton side-sleeper pillow. The pillow is engineered to support your head and neck while its latex noodle filling significantly reduces heat retention and increases breathability.
Specially designed for side sleepers!
Conforms to the head and neck for proper support and alignment
Removable latex and polyester filling let you pick the perfect height
Latex noodle fill supports optimal airflow for a cooler pillow
Smooth cotton cover is designed to dissipate heat
Measures 17” x 29”
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Rado Luxury Timepieces
Opulent Swiss watch company Rado redefines watch-wearing with their captivating, distinctive designs. With a selection of styles, shapes, and sizes, it’s easy to become drawn to Rado’s pieces.
The True Square Automatic Open Heart timepiece showcases a square sculpture. Moreover, the piece is scratch-resistant and utilizes a high-tech ceramic case for an added layer of security. The R27073702 and R27086162 are offered in white and black, as pictured below.
Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection
The Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection is presented through a series of images that combine a classic aesthetic and a contemporary sensibility. The first Advertising Campaign of the new line dedicated to the art of home living transports the viewer into a dreamlike dimension where the objects of our everyday life meet inspiration and become pieces of unique design and creativity. The Blu Mediterraneo, Carretto Siciliano, Leopard and Zebra themes dominate the scene with their iconic patterns and references to Dolce&Gabbana’s most authentic DNA.
The photographs, shot by the duo Mert&Marcus, recall the traditional imagery of the Renaissance artistic nudes, while alluding to the aesthetic of the Dolce&Gabbana 2000s campaigns. The models’ silhouettes delicately blend with their surrounding, bringing out the Collection’s uniqueness. The campaign’s pictorial style draws the spectator into the oneiric and artistic world of Dolce&Gabbana’s furnishing creations.
In the campaign’s video contributions, the poetic aspect is further emphasised by the words of a love letter: Dolce&Gabbana Casa thus becomes the ideal space in which emotions and sensations find expression through the creativity of special objects.
Bold Beach Swimwear
As summer continues to heat up, Bold Beach Swimwear is here to give you your next favorite swimsuit.
With individuality in mind, Bold Beach’s swimsuits are stylish and designed to fit your body’s needs. Gone are the days where you try on a top and wish it was tighter on the straps. Or a bottom and wish it had more coverage.
Every swimsuit is adjustable to give you your perfect and comfortable amount of support and coverage. Founder Alexa McNeal was tired of only seeing the restrictive sizes that only made her feel bad about her body and everything that didn’t fit her right. She wanted to feel good in her bathing suits and knew that she could make one that fulfilled that desire, for herself and other women.
Each item has an adjustable feature and ranges in sizes from XS to 4XL.
G-SHOCK Women’s Watches
With warmer temperatures and summer holidays right around the corner, the latest colorful and water-resistant models from G-SHOCK Women and BABY-G have you covered. Offered in a variety of colors and throwback styles like baby pink, clean white and transparent resin and built-in water and shock resistance, G-SHOCK is the perfect summer accessory for any outdoor activity.
The early 2000’s is one of the hottest trends this summer, with mini skirts and chunky accessories making a huge comeback. Anyone looking to add a sweet and fun flare to their outfit should opt for the GMAS140NP-4A ($110) or GMS5600MF-6 ($190), while the BGD560S-6 ($79) and BG169R-2C ($79) offer a cool retro flare.
With warmer weather comes more activities and longer days. The BA110RG-7A ($120), BGD565-1 ($79), GMAS200M-4A ($130) and the BG169M-4 ($79) were all designed with the on-the-go woman in mind, perfect for transitioning from the office to a night on the town.
BABY-G is the perfect accessory for the hottest summer days. With a wide selection of water-resistant models like the BGD560S-8 ($79), BA110SC-2A ($96), GMAS140-2A ($99) and BG169R-2 ($79), these watches are perfect for any lake, beach or pool day.
Gucci’s High Jewelry Collection
Gucci’s new High Jewelry Collection, as envisioned by creative director Alessandro Michele, is the third act of Hortus Deliciarum. This collection presents five intricate themes: The Grand Tour through Italy, Kaleidoscopic Beauty, The Pearl, The New World, and The 1970s.
Gucci Pet Collection
The House introduces Gucci Pet Collection —a wide-ranging selection of items designed for dogs and cats that combines high-quality materials and craftsmanship with innovation, and many of the House’s signature motifs. Apparel includes polos, T-shirts, knitwear, and coats, distinguished by a vibrant palette and playful, signature motifs like all-over strawberries and hearts to Interlocking Gs and the classic monogram, also seen in the House’s ready-to-wear, creating opportunities for matching looks.
The Sharkbyte deck shoe is lightweight and features a durable water- resistant canvas upper, rear pull tab for easy on, and a reinforced leather panel at the heel for easy off. They not only look and feel great, but also keep you safe and sure-footed, thanks to our signature non-marking, slip-resistant chevron outsole.
Focus, Energy and Immunity to help with your productivity routine! The Patch Brand offers vitamin-infused patches with powerful ingredients that fit perfectly into our fast-paced lifestyles. Unlike gummies and pills that only partially absorb into your system, this clean and simple alternative releases 100% of your vitamins over 24 hours via a small, discrete patch. The brand launched in August and is quickly making its mark in the health and wellness industry with five vitamin patches targeting sleep, focus, stress, energy, and immunity. Available on Amazon.
Bring your morning coffee to the library or early morning lecture with MyBevi. What sets this brand apart from competitors is how easy it is to carry your phone, keys and a tumbler while on-the-go. The collection offers stainless steel tumblers for everyone that are made to endure all weather conditions and activities. Once you’ve got your coffee fix, quench that thirst with ice-cold water. Eco-conscious consumers will be glad to know that this small family business is doing its part to provide sustainable solutions for a healthier future for our planet. Affiliated with ShareASale/Skimlinks & Amazon.
Mouth Watchers Whitening Toothpaste
Most people would be surprised to learn that their daily dental routine produces a startling amount of waste. Doctor Plotka’s whitening toothpaste is stepping (with large strides) into a sustainable future from the inside out.
WHITENS: Silica and Hydroxyapatite re-mineralizes teeth which lowers the risk of erosion and restores your teeth to their natural whiteness.
CLEANS: Organic Propolis, a natural honeybee product known for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, reduces the risk of cavities, gum sensitivity and plaque build-up.
SOOTHES: Mineral-rich Thermal Spring Water, sourced from France, is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits which can soothe irritation.
FRESHENS BREATH: Organic mint gives your mouth and breath long-lasting freshness.
GOOD FOR YOU & THE EARTH: 100% of ingredients sourced from natural origins. This tube is fully recyclable and made with 44% post-consumer recycled materials.
Pick up all products on Amazon.com. You can also find Doctor Plotka’s toothbrushes at Sprouts Farmers Market, Wholefoods Market, or online at www.bestbrushever.com!
Nov. 12, the Gilda’s Club NYC will host their annual gala, honoring Giovanni Caforio (M.D. Bristol Myers Squibb) and Emma Stone (Actress and Gilda’s Club NYC Ambassador), virtually.
As part of this year’s Gilda’s Club NYC fundraising, Remembering Marco will participate in the virtual auction launched on Nov. 5 with The Yellow Cab Project. The Yellow Cab Project is part of Remembering Marco, a charity initiative started by Annalisa Menin in 2013 to raise funds in memory of her husband, Marco Omiccioli.
Annalisa Menin, an Italian entrepreneur and writer who was originally from Venice, Italy, built her name with her first publishing project “My Last Year in New York,” a blog that then became a book.
It was dedicated to her husband, Marco Omiccioli, who died prematurely at the age of 33 from cancer in Nov. of 2013.
The Yellow Cab Project started when Annalisa stopped in front of the Kendra Scott window in SoHo, located at the intersection of Spring and Greene Streets. Along with jewelry and beautiful handbags, there were a few die-cast model yellow cabs being used as props, a tribute to the city of New York.
Annalisa went inside to ask what would happen to all those models once the window was emptied. Once she discovered that they would be thrown away, she thought, “Oh, no! I want them!”
Two weeks later, she went home in a real life version of those models, driven by a lovely gentleman with a white, cloud-shaped beard. She carried eight boxes containing as many cabs.
Annalisa created The Yellow Cab Project in 2020. It involved five international artists, designers and creatives, giving them the opportunity to “contaminate” the die-cast model cabs in their own way. The five artists were Warø, Jon Koon, Iena Cruz, Marco Gallotta and Clint Henderson.
To remember Marco in this very eventful year, Annalisa chose to support Gilda’s Club NYC. She strongly believes in their mission to “support, educate, and empower cancer patients and their families.”
This year, Gilda’s Club is turning 25 years old, and they will celebrate this important milestone with a virtual gala Nov. 12. It is the perfect occasion for the die-cast models, now precious objects of beauty and art, to be donated and auctioned, raising funds for Gilda’s Club NYC and its community from Nov. 5 to Nov. 16.
“We are so excited to have these one-of-a-kind yellow taxis included in our 25th Anniversary milestone event to benefit our cancer patients and families and are grateful for this generous collaboration with Annalisa and the remembering Marco Omiccioli Charity Initiative,” said Lily Safani, CEO of Gilda’s Club.
In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gilda’s Club NYC, the cancer support organization founded in memory of Saturday Night Live comedienne, Gilda Radner, transitioned their free cancer support program to a virtual program. They will continue to provide essential support services to cancer patients who are among some of the most vulnerable in this pandemic.
Members have expressed sincere gratitude for their quick transition to virtual programming. Due to the increased demand for this program and an affected donor base, they need additional funds to serve their current and growing community.
Annalisa personally experienced how important it is for grieving individuals to have a support system, especially in a city like New York, where many are far away from loved ones. She joined one of the bereavement group at Gilda’s Club NYC in 2013 after her husband Marco passed away, and it helped her tremendously.
You can find more information about Gilda’s Club by clicking right here.
Coach virtually debuted its Spring 2021 collection Tuesday with “Coach Forever.” The collection mixes past, present and future designs, while highlighting the “optimism of craft, community and responsibility to the planet through new, vintage and archival Coach designs.”
Coach Forever reflects on what matters most in our world right now and makes a statement about renewal, responsibility and reduction. The collection was inspired by Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ vision of “practical optimism” and tells the story of Coach bags beyond the runway. It conveys how they are styled, cared for, personalized and passed down, offering a vision of a more mindful future featuring better-made items.
“With Coach Forever, I wanted to find new ways of doing things,” said Vevers. “It was important to me to challenge how we create our collections, and consider their impact on our communities and the planet.”
The presentation unites these individuals to tell a story about the everlasting importance of community and inclusivity. The film is accompanied by additional social content that also reveals the collection and cast through the lens of director Juergen Teller. For the launch, Vevers and Teller collaborated with singer, songwriter and producer :3ION to create the music and debut a new track called “Yesterday.”
Coach Forever emphasizes the brand’s commitment to a more environmentally friendly approach to fashion by introducing bags designed to last from vegetable-tanned, naturally-dyed leather, and totes made entirely of recycled materials. These include fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles, accessories, and crafted up-cycled remnants, along with vintage pieces personalized with embellishments and embroidery.
Coach Forever has also introduced a special collection called “A Love Letter to New York,” which was crafted by New York City artisans to support the fashion community in Coach’s hometown. The limited collection includes a sweater, a tote bag, leather jackets and sweatshirts. It is dedicated to the spirit of optimism, creativity and courage that is always present in the city.
Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. The brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.
As the world celebrates 50 years of Pride in June 2019, it is important to remember it has been almost 40 years since the beginning of the global HIV and AIDS crisis. Now savvy shoppers can support an important cause — all while looking fabulous — by purchasing this one-of-a-kind Zac Posen and Ben Smith “Rainbow Love” handbag collaboration sold exclusively on LuxAnthropy.com, with all net proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
While much progress in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment has been made, there is still much work to be done. LuxAnthropy is proud to support friend Zac Posen and his work with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). “As an ETAF Ambassador, I see first-hand the impact the work the Foundation has,” says Zac. “What better way to show one’s Pride than by supporting this amazing organization. The bag is pretty fantastic too!
This truly one of a kind item — only three “Rainbow Love” bags were made — is personally signed by iconic fashion designer and ETAF Ambassador Posen, ETAF Ambassador Paris Jackson, and artist Ben Smith. “The sale of this bag will help provide life-saving treatment for people affected by HIV and AIDS,” says Catherine Brown, ETAF Executive Director. “What this means in real-life impact is mental health and emotional support for 35 families or education, testing, and prevention for 46 young people in the USA. As you can see, these are vital programs needed in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We are thrilled to work with LuxAnthropy and Ambassadors Zac Posen and Paris Jackson on this special initiative.”
“We are honored to partner with Zac and the ETAF,” says Jennifer Hillman, co-founder of LuxAnthropy.com. “The person who purchases this amazing piece will not only have one of the most unique items we have ever sold on LuxAnthropy, they can also feel good knowing they are supporting the fight against this terrible disease.”
LuxAnthropy.com was created with the mission of changing the way consumers shop resale. With unparalleled exclusive access into the closets of celebrities, stylists, influencers, Hollywood insiders, and fashion houses, savvy consumers can purchase new and almost-new designer fashion, accessories, and gifts, all while generating funds for philanthropic causes. LuxAnthropy’s experts carefully select, authenticate, style, and sell each item at prices up to 70% off retail. Funds for charity partners are raised in two ways: sellers donate a percentage of their commission to a charity partner; and LuxAnthropy contributes 5% of its proceeds to the same charity. Categories currently sold on LuxAnthropy.com include designer apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories and gifts.
LuxAnthropy® is a high fashion resale website dedicated to giving back to charitable partners across multiple categories. Sellers make money and give money, and with each sale, LuxAnthropy donates 5% of its proceeds to the same charity. LuxAnthropy was created with the belief that environmental awareness and conscious consumerism, along with small but thoughtful acts of generosity, breed global change. #resaleforareason For more, go to LuxAnthropy.com
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation provides direct care and support to people affected by HIV and AIDS. Inspired by Elizabeth’s personal passion for the cause, ETAF also engages with advocacy and education initiatives to advance its goal of an AIDS-free world. For more, go to etaf.org
Let’s face it ladies. Accessories can literally make your outfit. They can add a much needed pop of color and give a boost of glam to an otherwise drab look. Now there’s a new player in the accesories game – and it’s a name that might sound a bit familiar.
Enter Rhea Wahlberg whose beautiful daughters, Ella and Grace, inspired her to create her own line of luxury, yet affordable handbags that are modern, fun and classy. Having traveled the world as a top fashion model gave Wahlberg a love and understanding of all things fashion.
Rhea is a firm believer that, “A good pair of shoes and a great bag can make any outfit amazing!”
We couldn’t agree more.
Launching in Spring of this year, Ella Grace boasts a wide array of versatile styles at affordable prices that make them wonderful holiday gifts for your friends and family. Plus, a little shopping for yourself never hurt, right?
Top Holiday Picks By Ella Grace:
Black Bucket Bag – A classic style for every day wear with a fun, edgy touch of gold studs.
Wristlet Wallet – You’ll get lots of wear with this functional design that can be used as a wallet and a wristlet.
iPhone Crossbody – Textured vegan leather embellished with gunmetal pyramid dome studs, this as stylish as it is functional. Comes with a zip pouch to carry your essentials along with aniPhone case all on a detachable strap!
Cardholder – Carry your credit cards in elegant style with this must-have case.
Mini Bucket Bag – All the perfection of the basic bucket bag, just a little smaller.
Lips Folded Wallet – Put your money where your mouth is with this adorable, sassy wallet.
55 year old American fashion designer Kate Spade passed away on Tuesday from an apparent suicide by hanging after she was found in her Manhattan apartment. At 10:10am, Kate’s housekeeper contacted the police. A suicide note was also found on site, naming both her daughter and husband in the letter. She had been suffering from anxiety and depression for many years and had been regularly visiting her doctor for treatment and medications.
She revolutionized the fashion industry with her iconic stylish handbag designs after she founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. Kate Spade was an absolutely must have item in the 1990’s and her brand quickly became popular as a result of the style, functionality, and sophistication of her elegantly designed bags. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on for years to come.
INTRODUCING THE WANT LES ESSENTIELS NYLON TECH COLLECTION : Designed to withstand life’s daily adventures, the WANT Les Essentiels Nylon Tech series is the infamous collection of durable and strong, yet super-soft to the touch nylon accessories. The collection, which features water & tear resistant nylon, is designed with the intent of safeguarding everyday essentials, no matter the climate. The fabric is crafted in Italy with the intention of delivering accessories that have maximum strength and durability while remaining lightweight and smooth to the touch.
Canteen Green, the new Spring/Summer 2018 colorway offering for the technical nylon collection launching with the Spring/Summer 2018 season, brings an update to an array of the brand’s signature staples. A standout is the Hartsfield Weekender Tote, a bag that excels with its clean design and simple shape, making the perfect travel companion. Streamlined design means plenty of room to pack all your essentials, while a highly ergonomic design promises extra comfort and ease. With Italian leather details, all-leather base and handles, this signature WANT Les Essentiels tote is an extra-durable travel solution with a subtle touch of luxury.
Along with the Hartsfield Weekender, the Nylon Tech Collection has expanded to incorporate the brand’s signature O’Hare tote, Kastrup backpack, Haneda briefcase, Kenyatta dopp kit, and Florio computer case. Styles are available in either Canteen Green and/or classic Black and range in price from $195.00 for the Kenyatta to $495.00 for the Kastrup. Pieces are available for purchase via www.WantLesEssentiels.com.
VIRGIL ABLOH AND HERON PRESTON REVEAL “COLLABORATION” HANDBAG
For their first collaborative release, Virgil Abloh (Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh) and Heron Preston present “COLLABORATION”, a concept carryall that incorporates the designers’ common exploration of industrial elements. This accessory is a living hybrid: its dual-colored strap is a fusion of Off-Whites graphic yellow Weight Securing System strap and Preston’s signature orange band with the branded word “Style” in Russian. The strap is a purposeful note of asymmetry in a piece with clean balance. The transparent body is printed with Off-White’s famed diagonal white lines, along with the words “COLLABORATION”. Black carabiner clips secure the strap, while inside, an industrial netting-inspired inner tote is a textural contrast to the sleek exterior. Substantial industrial hardware finishes the design, with metal nuts that cleanly secure orange leather straps.
“Heron Preston’s ability to think without limits comes to life in this bag we created together,” Abloh says. “The mix of the materials combined with Off-White DNA lead to a final product that suggests a different idea of a “handbag”.”
“COLLABORATION” – Mini – $942.00
“COLLABORATION” – Medium – $1,232.00
ABOUT HERON PRESTON
Heron Preston is the true embodiment of an artist born of the post-internet generation. Multi-faceted and genre-bending, he is a cultural icon in youth culture, and emerging designer in high fashion. He founded his eponymous fashion brand in 2016, and in two short seasons has garnered an international following. The common thread among his impressive bodies of work is a commitment to innovation, experimentation, and unpredictability. Heron Preston finds particular joy in the unexpected; taking conventional themes and reinterpreting them. Take for example his “UNIFORM” project from 2015, the designer’s first major collection, in which he collaborated with the NYC Department of Sanitation on a series of zero waste themed clothes and accessories. He’s also served as the global digital producer for Nike and of course, creative consultant to Kanye West, most notably on his work for the Life of Pablo and Yeezy fashion label.
Established in 2013, Off-White is defining the grey area between black and white as a color. Under the brand name, seasonal collections of men’s and women’s clothing, objects, furniture, and publications are articulating a current culture vision. Collections embedded in a recurrent back story with an emphasis on creating garments that have an identity by design. With a design studio based in Milan, Italy the label harnesses the history and craftsmanship within the country yet offers a global perspective in terms of design and trends. With a clear vision of splicing the reality of how clothes are worn and the artistic expression of high-fashion, creative director and designer Virgil Abloh explores concepts in the realm of youth culture in the contemporary context.