Spring has sprung. Here, eight things – from a Wim Wenders T-shirt to perhaps the most luxurious lipstick in the world – to add to your shopping list as the seasons change
Saint Laurent are teaming up with Fahey Klein Gallery Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading photography galleries (since 1986, they have embraced photographers from Man Ray and Berenice Abbott, to Peter Beard and Herb Ritts) in a special collaboration this month. Under the curation of Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello, a selection of photographs – by photographers including Steve Schapiro, Arthur Elgort, and Janette Beckman, and encompassing subjects from Mick Jagger and Paul Simonon to Nico – will be available for purchase exclusively in Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles from March 12.
The Parisian house of Hermès is synonymous with luxury; now, they bring their expertise to the world of beauty, launching their very first 24-shade range of lipsticks, each inspired by the house’s silk and leather archive (rumour has it that lip shades, blushers, eyeshadows and skin are on their way). The satisfyingly weighty packaging – designed by the masterful Pierre Hardy, creative director for Hermès shoes and jewellery – and scent – house nose Christine Nagel has given them with captivating notes of sandalwood, arnica and angelica – make them possibly the most luxurious lipsticks in the world.
Designers included in Matches Fashion’s newly launched Responsible Edit range from emerging names like Marine Serre, Priya Ahluwalia, Alighieri and Germanier to established brands such as Burberry, Acne Studios, Stella McCartney and Bella Freud. The featured brands have worked with Matches Fashion to meet a variety of requirements – these stem from four key ‘pillars’: Artisans, People, Charity, and Materials – ensuring that their production and resulting collections are as environmentally friendly, ethical and sustainable as possible. Beyond the Responsible Edit, all of Matches’ packaging is now recyclable too – at a time when the impact of the fashion industry is more scrutinised than ever, measures like these should be the norm.
The latest addition to IDEA’s vast catalogue of T-shirts – which span their signature “Winona”, “Intern” and “Techno” tees, or feature prints from Davide Sorrenti, Yves Uro and, among others – is a new series featuring the work of seminal German filmmaker Wim Wenders. With stills from his movies including Wings of Desire and Alice in the Cities, as well as perhaps his most famous film, Paris, Texas, we advise you to move quickly – they won’t be in stock for long.
Jil Sander+ is what Jil Sander’s creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier call their “timeless” line, which focuses on outdoor-wear. “Jil Sander+ was created for people who do not want to compromise their aesthetic point of view nor their expectation of quality when dressing for an outdoor environment,” they recently told Another Man. This month, to coincide with the S/S20 collection, they have once again teamed up with British heritage label Mackintosh on a six-piece outerwear capsule, “merging all-weather utilitarianism with a sleek and functional design”.
Since taking the helm of Loewe, Jonathan Anderson has proved particularly adept at creating highly covetable accessories – his Puzzle Bag, the first handbag he created for the Spanish house, remains one of fashion’s most-wanted (and most-worn). Now, he adds a new style to the pantheon: the ‘Balloon’ bag, a drawstring style in two-tone leather (the base is robust calf, inside of that, a soft and tactile napa-leather calfskin). In three sizes and various colourways – clean white, rich hazelnut and colourful topaz among them – it will no doubt prove this spring’s must-have bag.
Coinciding with Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles last month, Jonathan Saunders – who closed his eponymous fashion label in 2015 – has launched his debut furniture collection, Rhythms of Colour. “This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. From an early age, I was making objects and playing with colours and materials,” Saunders says. “I always dreamed of incorporating furniture within my fashion brand, but there was never the time.” Available now on a made-to-order basis, the collection encompasses Saunders’ various longtime fascinations – he actually studied Product Design at Glasgow School of Art before attending Central Saint Martins’ Fashion MA programme – from marquetry, Bauhaus-inspired tubular steel, and screen-printed textiles, across tables, chairs, shelves and screens.
Bottega Veneta’s pop-up in Harrods stays open this month, extending its stay in the legendary department store for a further 15 days, closing on March 15. The final two weeks will see a focus on Daniel Lee’s menswear, with the space dedicated to the men’s S/S20 ready-to-wear and accessories. It will also feature a world-exclusive preview of the Body Pouch, in butter-soft nappa leather or lightweight paper nylon, as well as the Crunch Leather Slippers, in several colourways.