Converse has teamed up with London-based fashion label Shrimps. Shrimps’ designer Hannah Weiland, best known for her colourful faux fur coats, and pearly, beaded Antonia bags, has now turned her craft to the old classic Chuck 70 and One Star Converse trainer.
“I worked with Converse a couple of seasons ago on a collaboration for my LFW presentation, we weren’t able to sell the styles but I always knew that I wanted the Shrimps and Converse customers to be able to own a pair. So we worked on a second collaboration with our customers in mind,” Hannah says.
You can start shopping the collection on Converse.com beginning December 13.
Hedi Slimane’s “look” for Celine is slim, youthful and rocker-chic, that includes an array of sleep-deprived models immersing in a life of full of music, cigarettes, tattoos and hard partying. We were not surprised to learn that his first womenswear campaign for the French brand was shot by the man himself… Slimane can do it all! A mix of black-and-white close-up shots of a duo of shaggy-haired models sits alongside technicolor images highlighting the clothing. Other pieces include a gold dress beaded with heavy metal hardware, and a sequined coat.
Louis Vuitton returns, at Design Miami, for a third time presenting three new items to its existing “Objects Nomades“, a collection of inventive, creative and functional furniture and objects imagined by innovative designers. This year, LV features Italian design studio Atelier Biagetti’s “Anemona Table”, Atelier’s Oï’s “Serpentine Table”, and Tokujin Yoshioka’s “Blossom Vase”, along with a selection of existing objects. Inspired by the complex, free-flowing movements of traditional dances, Atelier’s Oï’s “Serpentine Table” features a bevelled glass atop a criss-crossed, smooth American walnut legs held tight by finely worked straps made of blue Louis Vuitton leather.
The “Objets Nomades” collection that will be on display at Design Miami/ tent from December 5-9 and at the Louis Vuitton store in the Miami Design District.
Every December Pantone release the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasting a shade that they believe will set the tone for the year ahead. For 2019 the Pantone color is Living Coral, also known as Pantone 16-1546, is a warm, peachy orange with a life-affirming golden undertone. The color evokes vitality and buoyancy; the marine invertebrate get its vibrant tone from the tiny algae living on its surface. ELLE DECOR spoke with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, for more perspective on the shade.
For its pre-fall 2019 campaign, Monse is blending its love of animals and style by partnering with six animal shelters (Animal Haven, Best Friends Animal Society, Bideawee, Rescue City, Rescue Dogs Rock, and Social Tees) to help promote the adoption and fostering of dogs.
“Dogs are family at Monsee, and are often seen running around the office,” says Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, who founded the brand in 2015. “We knew we wanted our Pre-Fall collection to benefit this cause, so this was the perfect opportunity to highlight Pluto, who is a lovable dog just like many of the ones featured in our campaign.”
The pre-fall collection won’t be available until May 2019, a selection of 10 pieces from the collection (for both dogs and humans) will be available to shop on Monse.com. 100% of proceeds from sales of the selected items will be distributed among the six shelters.
Givenchy just opened the doors to its first London flagship in Mayfair. The new 165 New Bond Street store, which occupies two converted 18th-century buildings, certainly suggests this. The décor mixes period features, including bow windows and fireplaces, with a glossy red staircase, geometric tiles and pink podiums housing accessories. For this occasion, a new mini bucket bag will go on sale exclusively in the store, and the brand promises more special one-off products to come.
London-based designer, Martine Rose is unveiling of her Nike collaboration. Rose developed an obsession with the proportions of athletes as the partnership gathered pace. The collection will partly be available to buy on Craiglist. London Steve, who lives on the same cul-de-sac where Martine Rose showed her last collection; Tesfa, a 19-year-old Nike trainer obsessive; and Suraya, a photography student who likes to race her two pet ferrets Max and Simone, will all act as London-based stockists.
Sought-after brand Off-White has launched a capsule collaboration with London’s Harrods. The exclusive-to-Harrods capsule collection features streetwear staples like graphic print hoodies, a denim jacket, tees and sweatpants.
Ahead of its pre-fall 2019 Metiers d’Art show in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chanel has announced that it will “no longer use exotic skins in [its] future creations.”
This includes crocodile, lizard, snake, stingray and fur, of which Chanel uses very little. “There is a problem of supply and that was not Chanel’s business anyway,” Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel fashion and president of Chanel SAS, commented. “We did it because it’s in the air, but it’s not an air people imposed to us. It’s a free choice.”
“The future of high-end products will come from the know-how of what our atelier is able to do,” Pavlovsky continued. It will, however, take time for existing products in exotic skins to leave Chanel’s distribution network entirely.
Acne Studios has reimagined its luxurious, enveloping scarves into a line of homeware. The limited-edition collection comprises an oversized blanket, two cushions and a selection of mugs inspired by particular iterations of the neck-warmers. The collection will be available to buy from December 6.