We bring exciting news from the world of fashion and velocity. This month, our roundup is all about exciting collaborations and inspirational collections.
Fashion Meets Comfort
Footwear brand Skechers partners with fashion industry icon Diane von Furstenberg to launch the Skechers X DVF collection. The capsule is a celebration of effortless style and fashion-forward creations that blends the designer’s signature prints in bold colours and the unparalleled comfort technology offered by Skechers. “As a woman on the go and a passionate hiker, I’m excited to launch our collaboration with Skechers, a leader in comfort innovation,” said Diane von Furstenberg. This collaboration launches with the Endless Kisses capsule featuring the timeless DVF Lips print. The range includes the Skechers Uno and D’Lites fashion sneakers, Skechers Max Cushioning Elite running footwear and a Hyper Slide recovery sandal. A tee, leggings, shorts and a racerback longline bra complement the line. These styles easily transition from working out to hanging out thanks to comfort innovations and breathable materials, a trademark of Skechers.
Ride into the Sunset
If you are a fan of two-wheeled vehicles, this collection is for you! The fashion brand DSquared2 has partnered with motorcycle company Honda to create the Honda X DSquared2 capsule collection as part of its SS2023 men’s creations. Capturing the outlawstyle freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle on a road that stretches for miles, the collaboration brings a biker-wear lineup detailed with Honda’s iconic winged logo. The detail comes in red or white and pairs with stripes that band around sleeves, trousers and baseball caps. One of the items is a hybrid biker-blazer with leather sleeves with printed logos. Other key pieces are a white hooded sweatshirt with a red Honda wing and lettering – also seen in a T-shirt in diverse colours. A white tank top and a slouchy raglan fit black jersey top with leather sleeves completely embellished with the Honda logos and stripes complement the collection.
Middle Eastern Inspired
The Middle East is an important market for many brands and LOEWE has launched its first exclusive Middle East collection. The capsule brings versatile ready-to-wear dayto-night items, bags and accessories crafted in luxurious silks and signature leathers. The clothing collection is composed of eight exclusive pieces and two new editions of the Puzzle Edge bag; the items come in key colours such as lilac, butter yellow and vanilla white from SS2023 runway creations. The exclusive collection includes tunic dresses, pyjama sets cut in silk and nappa leather, a sparkly lurex knitted cardigan and a vest featuring geometric patterns. Available in small and mini sizes, the special edition Puzzle Edge bag is crafted in satin calfskin leather in the exclusive butter shade, perfect for both daytime and evening looks. The accessories add a festive golden highlight with a detachable metal chain inspired by the Middle East. There is a falcon, known in the region as a symbol of strength and courage, and the iconic Arabian Oryx, an antelope native to the Arabian Peninsula.
The brand There Was One (TWO) is a joint venture between luxury retail destination Farfetch and New Guards Group, an Italian contemporary luxury fashion production and distribution holding company. This season, TWO has launched its first activewear collection for men and women. Focusing on developing pieces for training and cycling, they are made from high-performance materials with highly functional details, such as reflective piping and mesh inserts for breathability. The line was created with customers’ needs in mind by using data-driven insights on what consumers search for, combining them with fashion-forward thinking. “Since its launch, There Was One has become the brand of choice for a conscious consumer who values quality and longevity from their favourite wardrobe staples,” said Chiara Gatti, Senior Head of Category Management & NGG Digital Brands, Farfetch.
Time and Speed
Cars and watches have an intimate relationship. Following this principle, Aston Martin and Swiss Luxury brand Girard-Perregaux partnered to create the Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition. The timepiece’s design encompasses elements inspired by Aston Martin cars, from powerful engines to sleek contours and lightweight construction. It’s the first Laureato to feature a green ceramic case and bracelet. Aston Martin’s iconic association with the colour green began many decades ago when manufacturers raced in the hues of their country of origin, in this case, British Racing Green. Since then, the brand’s racing cars have competed in various shades of green before resting on the now-familiar Aston Martin Racing Green, which adorns its Formula 1 automobiles. Both companies operate within a world of excellence, where time-honoured skills imbue products with a distinctive character and an enduring quality, creating rare objects that confer lasting appeal. Presented in a 42mm or 38mm model, the new wristwatch is available worldwide in selected Girard-Perregaux retailers.