From an Acne Studios capsule collection celebrating the queer art of Larry Stanton to surreal new tableware by artist Laila Gohar – here are the best things to buy this autumn
Acne Studios Loves Larry Stanton capsule collection
Almost 40 years after his death, Acne Studios is honouring the late American artist Larry Stanton with a capsule collection featuring his beautiful artworks (along with a series of exhibitions curated by Fabio Cherstich in the Acne Studios stores in Milan, Tokyo, Seoul and New York). The capsule features T-shirts, lamps and a jacquard blanket adorned with Stanton’s summery drawings, while all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Visual AIDS, the New York-based contemporary arts organisation committed to raising Aids awareness. Read more about Larry Stanton on AnOther here.
Gohar World Holiday Collection
Laila Gohar (known by most via her Instagram handle @lailacooks) has revolutionised the food world with her artistic, glutinous edible installations – and earlier this year, with the launch of Gohar World (alongside her sister Nadia), she came for tableware too. The brand has just released a new holiday collection, which includes candles shaped like Italian pastries, chicken feet and strawberries, a stripy, patchwork smock “ideal for hosting dinner in” (as well as a freshwater pearl necklace), fancy dishwashing gloves, and a range of napkins and tablecloths. “Humour is really important for us,” Gohar told AnOther in May. “Sometimes objects are so beautiful but when they’re too chic for their own good I kind of think it’s vulgar.”
Tekla: The Colours of Le Corbusier
Copenhagen-based lifestyle brand Tekla – known for their sumptuous bedding and pyjamas – has partnered with Les Couleurs Suisse AG on a collection of soft mohair blankets inspired by the colours that the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier employed in his buildings. The charming campaign captures the blankets in Le Corbusier’s Studio-Apartment in Paris – an eclectic space that itself mixed colour in bold and inventive new ways.
Is it a jacket? Is it a bag? Well, it’s both. Craig Green’s masterful designs, equipped with a knack for functionality and adaptability come full circle with his latest drop – as seen on the runway for Spring/Summer 2023. Constructed from panels of yarn and corduroys, the capsule of trousers, jackets, hats and bags can all be rolled up, strapped, zipped and packed away into working bags – handy for Britain’s wildly unpredictable weather – and are stocked at retailers Dover Street Market, Matches, Ssense and Harrods.
“Extraordinary is respect. Tenderness. Trust,” says Owenscorp co-founder Michèle Lamy in the campaign video for Moncler’s latest collaboration with Rick Owens. The French heritage ski label is celebrating its 70th anniversary via an enchanting series of collaborations, with seven designers offering their own interpretation of the iconic Moncler Maya 70. The Rick Owens iteration marks the fourth in the series – a reversible style with an exaggerated shoulder line in a glossy, lacquered nylon. “I applied the architecturally quilted shoulders that I introduced in my men’s Autumn/Winter 2021 collection,” says Rick Owens. “We refer to them as our girdered shoulders – symbolically meant to support the weight of contemporary adversities.”
Ashish x Matches Fashion Christmas Capsule
Ashish – founded by the London-based, Delhi-born designer Ashish Gupta – has launched a festive pre-Christmas capsule with Matches Fashion consisting of sparkly, sequined dresses, floral gowns, and cascading, fringed halternecks. The accompanying images – shot by the emerging, India-based self-taught stylist Manglien S Gangte – feature the kaleidoscopically colourful pieces set in the wilderness against lakes, forests, and the black of night.
Valentino Pantone Pink Objects
“Pink is maybe the colour that has the most progressive thoughts about it,” said Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli in the latest issue of AnOther. “Sometimes it’s about prettiness, it’s about femininity, but actually it was the colour that in the 16th century was the colour of power because it was the colour close to the opera.” After showing a zingy, all-pink Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, Valentino has now released a series of everyday objects in the vibrant, Valentino Pink PP shade; notebooks, mugs, umbrellas, keychains, thermal flasks and more.