This month’s fashion and beauty news roundup brings a new handbag line and exciting collaborations.
The passion for technical innovation and contemporary design has united these two brands, Zenith, a Swiss watch manufacturer since 1865, and Fusalp, a French luxury ski and readyto-wear brand, to create the FUSALP X ZENITH collection. The two labels explore their shared historical know-how and legacy of innovation to create a collection of watches and apparel to take on the winter season in style. Limited to 300 pieces in a black ceramic case and 100 in white ceramic, the DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp features a new open dial. Zenith worked with Fusalp to develop this dial that combines the two universes of the brands by retaining the signature five-pointed star of the watch brand while incorporating a snowflake into its design. “This is an exciting new kind of partnership for Zenith and one that is very close to our hearts. More than just a fashion house, Fusalp are innovators. Their never-ending quest to produce highly technical yet fashionable clothing is something that Zenith relates to,” said Julien Tornare, Zenith CEO.
From Spa to Counters
The British skincare brand ELEMIS is launching its line at Sephora, offering a selection of avant-garde products. A curated edit of bestsellers and world-first ELEMIS exclusives will be available at the beauty retail destination across the Middle East and on Sephora e-commerce. The label is a skin wellness brand with an aromatherapist’s soul, an artist’s spirit and a scientist’s commitment to results. The brand has over 30 years of expertise combining the use of highly active and effective ingredients with cutting-edge delivery systems. ELEMIS is dedicated to looking after the health of your skin at every step of its journey. With a foundation in aromatherapy, the products are developed with natural fragrances and soft textures. The brand’s portfolio includes face and body skincare products with innovative formulas, spa treatments, supplements and more.
Well-known for their footwear, Malone Souliers are launching a handbag collection for the first time. The Holiday Bags Collection marks their venture in the field of carriers. A natural progression for the brand as shoes and bags are made for each other. The designs translate the brand’s love for traditional crafting and innovative creations into a new medium; they echo the shoes’ inspirations but always with the product purpose in mind. Among the line, the Audrey design brings a sophisticated square silhouette with a flap closure for metropolitan appeal. In a structureless shape, Ingrid is a bucket bag with a statement-making metallic handle. “This collection was an opportunity to apply our meticulous manufacturing techniques and a keenly refined aesthetic to a new area, to push ourselves into uncharted territory, and to approach the task with excitement and optimism,” said Mary Alice Malone, Malone Souliers Founder and Creative Director.
The House of Meraki x Gemfields J’aime Collection is a partnership between Gemfields, a world-leading miner of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, and House of Meraki, an emerald-focused fine jewellery brand. Featuring a carefully curated selection of responsibly sourced emeralds from Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia, these exquisite creations have all been handmade in House of Meraki’s London atelier. J’aime translates as ‘I love’ or ‘may God protect’. Emeralds are associated with hope, growth, life, fertility and peace and are thought to possess healing properties. The collection features earrings – from dainty studs to stylish hoops – as well as rings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants. They pair delicate emeralds with 18-carat yellow gold, diamonds and pearls. No matter the cut, round or pear, the emeralds dominate each piece, their many facets representing the dimensions of a woman’s personality.
Garden Meets Art
The handbag brand Moynat Paris partnered with artist Mark Hearld to create a festive collection: Le Jardin Anglais. Mark is a prolific artist/designer from York, in the UK, who creates imaginative and unconventional works influenced by the flora and fauna of the British countryside. Inspired by the natural world, Mark’s paper-cut designs are enlivened in exquisite leather in this special collaboration using Maison Moynat’s leather marquetry technique. This crafting method requires precision from the artisans that connect individual leather pieces to form a seamless motif. The jigsaw elements used are a sustainable way for Moynat to reuse the high-quality surplus materials from previous collections. The result is a visually appealing collection with an environment-friendly purpose. Established as a trunk maker in 1849, Moynat is a Parisian label with unique imagination and skilled artisans. Leather handbags and the Canvas 1920 M Monogram are signatures of the maison.