We end the year with exciting collaborations and an innovative way to celebrate a fashion staple. Enjoy our news roundup!
H&M have associated their label with many high-end brands in the past few years; this time, the partnership is with the re-branded Rabanne. Fusing radical design with innovative craftsmanship, the enticing collection draws on the futuristic creations of the house’s late founder, Paco Rabanne. Famous for his boundary-breaking couture designs in metal, moulded plastic and paper, he redefined glamour in the 1960s with his nowiconic metallic mesh dresses. Today, Rabanne take revolutionary, retro-inflected style to a new dimension with an effortlessly elegant collection for H&M. It includes womenswear, menswear, shoes, accessories and home décor. The capsule takes Paco Rabanne’s vision to the streets with shimmering dresses, sharp silver suits for men and twinkling accessories.
HUGO have announced an exciting collaboration with Warner Bros. The new HUGO x Gremlins collection is here for the festivities. The original film gained worldwide popularity in the 80s with the cute protagonist, Gizmo, and is considered an iconic holiday movie – making the full selection a perfect gifting idea for the winter season. The capsule is composed of two sleek T-shirts, a pullover hoodie and a baseball cap – all of which are crafted in black and feature prints of the film’s unmistakable creatures. Some of the designs play with the instantly recognisable HUGO logo in a cheerful, cheeky way. The items offer the HUGO community a new medium for connection and self-expression, in line with the brand’s originality, eccentricity and ethos of individualism.
KENZO are launching their first partnership with Hunter, the British brand wellknown for their rubber boots. The KENZO x Hunter collection features high and midtop shapes inspired by 1960s’ duck-hunting boots, available in a rich mix of rubber, suede and leather. The Hunter colour palette of army green and black is jolted by a graphic injection of KENZO red and the brand’s ever-iconic Boke flowers. For Women, KENZO x Hunter has issued an all-black boot in quilted, recycled nylon and a leather upper. A tall unisex original Wellington boot from 1956 has been revisited with a traditional KENZO Boke flower featured on the side. They are crafted from natural, strong, resilient vulcanised rubber with a matte finish and come in black and army green for men and women and red for women. The KENZO x Hunter capsule is available in KENZO stores, on KENZO.COM and hunterboots.com
Gotta Catch ‘Em All
The jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. announced their latest collaboration with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham in partnership with the entertainment franchise Pokémon. The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule was designed with Arsham’s ‘future relics’ aesthetic, where he reimagines everyday objects as archaeological discoveries from an imagined future. The designs bring a recontextualised Pokémon, a nod to the artist’s A Ripple in Time project in Tokyo. It features nine jewellery designs, from pendants to necklaces, highlighting six iconic Pokémon characters: Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Cubone and Mew. Playing on Pikachu’s iconic yellow colour, two different iterations of necklaces, small and large pendant sizes, are available in 18-carat yellow gold with diamond accents. The oxidised sterling silver designs are packaged in a special box, while a Tiffany Blue Poké Ball houses the gold Pikachu pendants.
Max Mara are celebrating the Teddy Coat’s 10th anniversary #MaxMaraTeddyTen in grand style with many activations and collaborations. Since its catwalk debut in 2013, this plush, camel, cocoon-cut coat has enjoyed icon status. The combination of glamour, playful silhouette and exquisite fabric have made it a fashion favourite and a versatile winter wardrobe piece. Inspired by its soft texture, a residence has been covered in teddy fabric. The Fluffy Residence is a whimsical haven crafted with tenderness and the comforting contours of the Teddy Coat. The clothing piece is no longer just a fashion accessory; it has evolved into a lifestyle, a comfort zone where one can feel at ease both inside and outside the home. The fun exhibit will travel around the world.