Our news roundup brings the latest in high-end lifestyle – embrace exciting collaborations and a good cause.
It’s a Pink World!
The Barbie fever continues, and Lush Cosmetics has partnered with Mattel to create the limited-edition Barbie x Lush Collection. The capsule offers a complete range of self-care in its most famous hue: pink! An ode to celebrate women and their visionary accomplishments, such as the invention of the bath bomb by Mo Constantine, Lush Co-Founder, in her garden in 1989. Today the brand sells one bath bomb per second. “Barbie continues to push boundaries and doesn’t let anyone underestimate her abilities. We imagined what Barbie’s self-care routine would look like and created this range, meant to be used and loved by all,” said Melody Morton, Creative Concepts Director at Lush Cosmetics. The Barbie x Lush Collection is made by hand, using the highest quality ingredients. The assortment features ‘naked’ products that don’t require any packaging – from soaps to bath bombs and bubble bars.
Coach has launched Coach x Observed By Us, a collection in collaboration with Los Angeles-based illustrator and designer Jessica Herschko and actor Kirsten Dunst. The capsule features the whimsical artwork of the duo, re-imagined through the lens of the house’s American design language. It showcases ready-to-wear clothes, bags, footwear and accessories that capture the collaborators’ appreciation for iconic American archetypes like T-shirts, hoodies, floral dresses and jeans – re-created with handmade touches. To compose the collection, Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the duo took inspiration from pieces found in Dunst’s closet, blending the playfulness and nostalgia that defines her style with the house’s legacy of craftsmanship and spirit of self-expression. The palette is inspired by Coach’s heritage colours, explored in saturated hues that convey an offbeat, youthful innocence.
Help Where It Is Needed
The London-based fashion brand with a Middle Eastern heritage, QASIMI, has launched a charity initiative to support UNICEF efforts to fight the urgent humanitarian crisis unfolding in Sudan due to the ongoing conflict. The initiative seeks to provide critical aid and resources to the affected children and families, striving to make a positive impact in the midst of challenging circumstances. To do so, the brand is donating all proceeds from the sale of the HOAG T-SHIRT through the QASIMI website to this cause. The regular fit jersey tee has Arabic text ‘A Passion For Something Absent’ digitally printed on the front and ‘As Lost As You Are’ on the back in red. This initiative bridges fashion and philanthropy, offering supporters a tangible way to contribute.
The online store MATCHES has partnered with pre-owned specialist Sellier to curate an edit of the rarest accessories in the market. The first drop includes era-defining Birkin, Kelly and Constance handbags by Hermès, Goyard’s memorable Saint Louis totes, the limited-edition Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration and collectable Chanel bags. All the pieces have been hand-picked exclusively by the vintage experts and founders of Sellier – mother and daughter duo – Dina Ibrahimova and Hanushka Toni in partnership with MATCHES. “We are so pleased to be partnering with Sellier on this exciting project and to offer our customers these hard-to-find bags and accessories. Each piece in the edit is so special, and it is such a great opportunity to offer a more eco-conscious approach to accessorising,” said Cassie Smart, Head of Womenswear at MATCHES. The first MATCHES x Sellier drop is available online at www.matchesfashion.com
The sports brand adidas partnered with the sustainable label Humanrace to release the Humanrace Samba Tones by Pharrel shoes in three new colourways – terracotta, charcoal and white. This luxury footwear collection continues to infuse the DNA of Humanrace through meticulous craftsmanship and materials, including premium ECCO leather. This material has a water-saving technology that salvages 20 litres per hide (hidden water is water that is not felt or seen and is required for almost every step in the production processes for many raw materials and finished products). Photographers Sheltens and Abbenes captured the essence of the collection with their signature product photography. The images contrast the new colourways with the previously launched Humanrace Samba capsule.