The best clothes and accessories the new year has to offer – from Gucci and The North Face, to Loewe and Studio Ghibli, and a collection of hand-painted bags by Stefan Cooke
Gucci x The North Face
Gucci and The North Face have teamed up on a collection inspired by their shared love of adventure: one in terms of adventurous aesthetics and the other in the more traditional understanding of the word. Featuring bright floral patterns, the resulting collaboration features a colour palette inspired by the 70s and curated from The North Face materials library.
Loewe x My Neighbor Totoro
Fans of Studio Ghibli will be thrilled by the arrival of Loewe’s latest collection, which pays homage to its cult 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro. Melding sweet imagery of Totoro and his friends with Loewe’s craft-focused ethos, the collection is a celebration of “nature and its importance to humankind”.
Leather tote bags by Stefan Cooke
If the dawn of a new year has aroused in you a desire for a new bag, London-based design duo Stefan Cooke and Jake Burt have just the thing. The designers have released a new range of relaxed leather shopping totes featuring hand-painted designs by Will Bond, which are available to shop through the brand’s e-store.
Dior Lady Art, by Judy Chicago
Unstoppable feminist artist Judy Chicago has reimagined the classic Lady Dior bag as part of a gloabl project launched by the house, which sees ten artists from around the world create unique versions of the much-loved style.
Panconesi ‘Lifevibes’ Talisman Necklace, for Beirut Restore
Providing some good luck for the year ahead, rising jewellery designer Marco Panconesi’s talismanic pendant is hand-crafted from 18k gold and rock crystal, and is made to hold the protective properties of a talisman. All proceeds go to NGOs supporting Beirut, following the devastating blast in the city last year.
GCDS calendar, by Nadia Lee Cohen
GCDS has enlisted Nadia Lee Cohen to lense its tongue-in-cheek Viva L’Italia 2021 calendar, which playfully riffs on a spectrum of Italian tropes and seasonal cliches. All proceeds go to Mermaids, a charity supporting transgender and gender variant children and their families.
Niko June homeware on APOC Store
Newly-founded design studio Nico June’s offbeat art-slash-homeware has just landed on APOC Store, a curated fashion and art marketplace launched last year. Available in an array of cheerful colours, each of Nico June’s beautifully imperfect ceramics are completely one-of-a-kind.
Burberry’s Future Archive
Burberry has unveiled a new capsule collection which draws inspiration from the classics of the British house’s archive. The idea behind the capsule is that of a “future archive” – a collection of items which are made to be worn and treasured for years to come.