11 Beautiful Things To Buy This December

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Post ImperialPhotography by Joshua Kissi

Celebrate the festive season with this month’s finest new releases, from JW Anderson’s Oscar Wilde-inspired collection to Nick Cave’s offbeat online marketplace

The technicolour designs of New York label Post-Imperial have just landed on Matches Fashion, arriving with a beautiful campaign shot by Joshua Kissi. The brand – which was founded in Harlem in 2012 by Lagos-born designer Niyi Okuboyejo – makes tie-dye tops, printed shirts, and wavy knits crafted from materials sourced in Nigeria.

More Joy Winter 2020
Look no further than Christopher Kane’s More Joy diffusion line for cheerful seasonal gifts, including underwear, cosy T-shirts, hot water bottles and cheeky tree decorations. All are emblazoned with the brand’s positive mantras of ‘More Joy’, ’Special’, and ‘Sex’.

Givenchy’s Teaser Collection 
Matthew Williams’ sleek and subversive debut collection for Givenchy – which was unveiled in October – is available to shop early, as a handful of items from the S/S21 outing are released this week in the form of a ‘teaser’ capsule collection. 

JW Anderson x Oscar Wilde
Jonathan Anderson‘s romantic new capsule collection is inspired by the life and work of Oscar Wilde. Galvanised by Wilde’s aphorism “the secret of life is in art”, Anderson has crafted a collection of simple and elegant unisex pieces which channel the playwright’s philosophy on beauty. As the brand puts it, “beautiful things can sometimes just be beautiful”.

Cave Things by Nick Cave
Cave Things is back for Christmas with an assortment of oddities curated by the musician and artist himself, including offbeat ceramics, books, Polaroids, and T-shirts. Cave describes his quirky online marketplace as an ”incidental residue of an overactive mind”.

Pyer Moss x Marsha P Johnson Institute
Pyer Moss has created a graphic T-shirt in honour of last month’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, proceeds of which will be donated to the Marsha P Johnson institute – a non-profit human rights organisation dedicated to “elevating, supporting and nourishing the voices of Black trans people”.

In 2020, a host of leading designers were invited to reimagine Moncler’s iconic down designs for the label’s Moncler Genius line, from Rick Owens to Simone Rocha. The final Genius collaboration of the year comes courtesy of Alyx’s Matthew Williams, who has married the brand’s pared-back, modern aesthetic with Moncler’s outdoors spirit.

Kenzo x Kansai Yamamoto
Kenzo’s new collection is a tribute to Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, who sadly died in July of this year. Famed for his bold sculptural designs, the collection fuses artworks from Yamamoto’s archives with colourful prints by Kenzo.

Beats by Dre. x AMBUSH
Yoon Ahn, the brains behind cult Tokyo label AMBUSH, has collaborated with Dr Dre’s Beats empire on a unique iteration of the POWERBEATS headphones which, inspired by the glowing lights of Shibuya, are designed to glow in the dark.

Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse Foundation
Marking ten years since Fred Perry’s first collaboration with the late, great Amy Winehouse, the heritage British label has released a new collection which pays homage to the singer’s iconoclastic style, namely her signature pin-up and sportswear silhouettes.

Matches Fashion: Fine Jewellery for Men
This month, Matches Fashion launches a new division of fine jewellery for men, featuring beautiful pieces by the likes of Spinelli Kilcollin, Shay, Fernando Jorge, Lizzie Mandler, Le Gramme, Parts of Four, and Shaun Leane.