This month, exciting new lines and collaborations are at the centre of our fashion and beauty round-up.
The jewellery brand Jacquie Aiche has partnered again with clothing label NSF to launch two new limited-edition cashmere sweaters. The designs bring NSF’s unique style, blending Jacquie Aiche’s classic Tribe Eye motif that resonates with the Middle East. Both pieces in the collection have been intarsia-knitted (a knitting technique that involves blocks of colour) in soft cashmere and designed with an easy, relaxed fit that’s perfect for layering. The jumpers come in colours that are reminiscent of the recurring theme in Jacquie Aiche Jewels – Mother Nature. “Since its launch in 2020, our NSF x Jacquie Aiche collaboration has become an everyday essential for our tribe. Our new cashmere layers are comfortable and luxurious and can be worn every day and in every season,” commented Jacquie Aiche, the jewellery brand founder and designer.
The beauty brand Lancôme entrusted its symbolic rose to contemporary French artist Richard Orlinski for a pop art reinterpretation. The Lancôme x Richard Orlinski Rose packaging celebrates the encounter of beauty and art – a multi-dimensional trinity of roses using his electric aesthetic. He often creates animal sculptures in pop colours with his signature faceted style – art that sparks joy. In Richard Orlinski’s hands, the sublime rose is recreated. “It is a rose with many facets: It is feminine, complex, essential. I decided to reinvent it, to give it an extraordinary, unexpected and precious side, like a jewel,” said Richard Orlinski. The design comes in three shades: gold, rose gold and silver. The artist and the luxury brand share roots in the sophisticated French style and craftsmanship and find a new freedom of expression with the creation. Symbolising Lancôme’s savoir-faire and generosity for 85 years, the timeless rose represents and inspires the beauty brand and its innovative lines.
Motoring Meets Fashion
The luxury car brand Rolls-Royce launches Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion, two prêt-àporter collections, the bold Re-Belle and the striking Fu-Shion. These exquisite creations by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective are inspired by vibrant hues and textures seen in the world of high fashion. Each collection includes two interior colourways defined by iconic accent colours: Lime Green or Peony Pink for Re-Belle and Mandarin or Forge Yellow for Fu Shion. Each interior style can be paired with one of two carefully selected exterior looks – either eye-catching or more discrete and understated. “With Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion, we drew inspiration from the world of our patrons – individuals with eclectic tastes who define trends and influence current movements in the fields of art, fashion and design,” says Celina Mettang, Bespoke Colour and Material Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
MAX&Co. has launched the latest chapter in its spring and summer 2023 &Co.llaboration series, a partnership with Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S., the company behind the ‘90s fever: the Tamagotchi. Conceived in Japan in 1996, this interactive digital pet and egg-shaped device quickly became a global phenomenon. The Tamagotchi in Paris capsule combines the nostalgia of the ‘90s with typical French style, with playful figures and pixelated graphics applied in eye-catching pieces such as the Breton tees and berets. Beaded and embroidered characters and motifs – including hearts and the Tamagotchi itself – appear across the collection, bringing a twist to tailored cotton shirts and indigo jeans. ‘Eat, sleep, repeat’, the simple instructions for looking after these toys, decorates the back of tees, the front of slouchy sweaters and jacquard collars. The &Co.llaboration capsules are a celebration of the MAX&Co. ethos of togetherness – an ongoing part of the brand’s story.
TV Series Inspired
The footwear brand Malone Souliers has launched The Emily in Paris collection, a collaboration with the romantic comedy television series created by Darren Star for Netflix. Set and filmed in Paris, the series stars Lily Collins as an aspiring marketing executive. Emily in Paris is a show about style, with each key character’s personality communicated through the clothes they wear. Emily is a brand-new shoe silhouette set apart by a striking bow and available in a number of iterations, from evening-ready black and white satin to whimsical pink gingham. Camille is inspired by the character of the same name and Emily’s confidante and guide to all things French. Taking Camille’s elegant personal style as a starting point, the shoe is graceful and purposeful in its shape, with a large, crystallised heart motif on the toe. Mindy, named after Emily’s closest friend and fellow outsider to the Parisian culture, was designed as an eye-catching number embellished with organza appliqué flowers across the toe. There is also a nod to the show’s male characters with a couple of timeless men’s shoes.