There has recently been an array of newly released collections and collaborations in fashion, art, technology, and more. All eye-catching and special for new design elements and interesting details, we’ve included below some of the most exciting that you won’t want to miss.
Byredo’s Ben Gorham and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh presented their collaborative collection “Elevator Music” in Paris, displayed in an installation by artist Carston Höller. The capsule collection (a mixture of denim, fragrance, t-shirts, and bags), explores the relationship of luxury products and human perception. In May, special shoppers can find “Elevator Music” online and at Barney’s Madison Avenue in New York.
And over in Geneva, Switzerland, Rolls-Royce premiered a new work by artist Dan Holdsworth as part of its Art Programme. Holdsworth’s work (which focuses on the perfection of nature) is made using a mixture of photogrammetry, mapping, and extracting spatial coordinates to realize a 3-D wireframe to create a magnificent x-ray effect of three of the Mont Blanc Alpine glaciers. Acceleration Structures will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show through March 18.
Faith Connexion and Giuseppe Zanotti joined forces for a collection, now exclusively available at the Faith Connexion flagship store in New York. The collaboration brought us an elegant stiletto-heeled sandal in satin, paired with a leg warmer—adding a streetwear edge that stays true to the brand’s DNA.
Knoll released “The Risom Outdoor,” featuring a mixture of the brand’s icons and new designs. The collection is comprised of four different pieces—a lounge chair without arms, a side chair, an ottoman, and a square and round side table—that are now available in teak wood and Sunbrella® fabric (an interesting material made with UV-stabilized pigments and chemical-resistant fibers). The simplistic designs and organic vocabulary of the new collection are made to resist weather elements and withstand sun fading.
Following that thread, in protection against weather elements, Dior gave us a new kind of defense—the “Diorclub1 Visor.” Inspired by the eyewear Niki De Saint Phalle used in the making of her experimental work, Les Tirs, the colorful visors read “J’ADIOR” (which we’ve seen in the recent past collection) along with the founder’s name “Christian Dior” woven on the rear elastic band.
Barneys New York and Martha Graham Dance Company paired up with Samsung to bring the film Mantle to all of the Barneys New York locations. Mixing contemporary dance with fashion and technology, the film by Theo Stanley is an immersive virtual reality experience complete with exclusive looks by Loewe, Craig Green, and more. Mantle can also be viewed online or through the Samsung VR app.
Last but certainly not least, OKHA Design Studio released the “STM” swivel armchair. STM, an acronym that stands for “Speak To Me,” is a request for furthering the search for the best possible result—something that sums up the OKHA brand. Available in a variety of woods and materials, the new piece embodies comfort and elegance, and a fun contemporary style.