We bring exciting news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. This month, our round-up is all about cool collaborations, philanthropy and new products.
Luxury fashion house Jimmy Choo celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic manga Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon with a collection highlighting the brand’s principles of bold individuality, unique imagery and female empowerment. The pieces fuse the visions of two female creatives, Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director and Sailor Moon’s creator Naoko Takeuchi. “This collaboration underscores our shared values not just of female empowerment but for fashion’s ability to inspire inclusivity and individuality through personality and self-belief. The notion of transformation via fashion is central to Naoko Takeuchi, and clothes play a vital role in the identity of her superheroines, especially their shoes, the most powerful transformer you can step into,” said Sandra. The Jimmy Choo x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon collection translates these qualities in a capsule of footwear and accessories themed around the key characters: Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, their mentor cat Luna and, of course, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon herself.
Jewels of Joy
The French jewellery house Messika has designed a special capsule called MESSIKA CARE(S) to help women and children in Lebanon. For each piece purchased from this collection, the Valérie Messika Foundation, created in 2021, will donate 100 euros to the CARE NGO. The goal is to provide monthly basic hygiene kits to help young Lebanese and refugee girls. Valérie, the brand’s Creative Director, chose her iconic motif, the Move and its diamond-in-motion design to compose the creations. For this collection, they come in a smaller size. There are two bracelet designs, one in rose, yellow and white gold and another option with the same gold colours plus diamonds and a diamond cord necklace. The bracelets are available in two wrist sizes to be worn by both mothers and their children – the perfect gift to share, a symbol of attachment and family ties.
Walk the City
British brand Mallet London has partnered with London’s largest transport network, Transport for London (TfL), to create a limited-edition capsule footwear collection. The UK’s capital is home to the brand’s Co-founder and Creative Director, Tommy Mallet, and has already inspired many of the label’s collections. As any Londoner will tell you, the Tube is central to experiencing the city. The Tube map – as we know it today – was designed by Harry Beck and first appeared on the network in 1933. To help TfL celebrate the 160th anniversary of the opening of the Tube and the 90th year of this instantly recognisable design, Mallet has created a monochromatic take on this iconic map, stamping it in two stalwart Knox trainers. The black and white colour options feature the legendary schematic illustration of the network, the black in reflective silver, and the white coming in a tonal whiteout upper. Each pair comes with Mallet and TfL branded keychains, embossed collaborative heels and a lace shroud that doubles as a cardholder.
Sports brand adidas and IVY PARK, an athleisure clothing line owned, managed and operated by American singer Beyoncé, through her management company Parkwood Entertainment, have announced their latest collaborative collection called PARK TRAIL. The creations are inspired by the resilience of the outdoors, the spirit of the streets and the possibilities of the future. As with the previous adidas x IVY PARK offerings, this latest drop features distinctive looks with inclusive and gender-neutral sizing in fashion styles, performance gear, footwear and accessories. The versatile apparel looks re-visit classic outdoor styles and interpret them through elevated fabrics, powerful iconography, sequins and camouflage. PARK TRAIL’s footwear elevates well-known IVY PARK classics while adding distinct newness, capturing iconic styles from the adidas archives. Fully convertible backpacks, bags and hats are all crafted with utilitarian accents, including carabiners and fastenings that channel the great outdoors.
The handbags, footwear and fragrance label BY FAR is expanding its range into eyewear. The first-ever sunglasses collection pays homage to Los Angeles, where the brand opened its first physical retail location on Melrose Place in May 2022. The well-known Italian eyewear manufacturer Marcolin is in charge of giving life to the pieces. “Marcolin’s expertise and capabilities in the development and manufacturing of eyewear are among the critical factors that led us to take this next significant step in the brand’s evolution. We were looking for a partner capable of translating our vision into an accessory that represents present-day style,” explains Sabina Gyosheva, CEO and Co-founder of BY FAR. The collection consists of four styles, all constructed out of acetate and metal, developed using cutting-edge production techniques and incorporating the finest craftsmanship. The sunglasses feature lightweight frames and fine detailing such as mirrored or contrasting coloured lenses, transparent temples and subtle variations of the BY FAR logo decorating the side arms.