For this edition of Brand New, we’re looking at the latest releases from names like Covalent, Eriness, GRAMMAR, and more.
Covalent recently launched the world’s first regenerative, carbon-negative fashion products. Mixing high- quality craftsmanship with cutting-edge biological carbon capture technology, the brand created a collection of luxurious eco-friendly sunglasses and non-leather products, including handbags, wallets, and eyewear. The simple yet bold products are made with AirCarbon—a carbon-negative material made by ocean microorganisms using air and carbon from greenhouse gas, which can be used as an alternative to acetate.
Erin Sachse’s label Eriness unveiled its latest “Resist” collection and campaign. The collection was initially launched by the fine art jewelry designer in 2016 in response to the U.S. election. Sachse’s initial desire was to support reproductive rights by donating the collection’s proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Today, Eriness continues to be more than a jewelry brand, strengthening support for its communities by continuing to donate to Planned Parenthood, in addition to the ACLU and Color of Change. 20 percent of each purchase benefits the customer’s charity of choice.
GRAMMAR’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection takes us to a sanctuary of beauty and elegance. For the new line, the brand’s creative director Althea Simons teamed up with the artist and model Riya Hamid and longtime collaborator, photographer, and producer Lily Cummings to reinterpret her collection of GOTS-certified organic cotton white shirts. Drawing on inspiration from Paris and Berlin, highlights include GRAMMAR’s best-selling Agent shirt layered with a high waisted leather pants, and the Schwa Tuxedo shirt worn with an oversized pussy-bow necktie.
On the occasion of its 65th anniversary, renowned furnishings brand Andreu World unveiled Chairpedia, a design book published by La Fábrica that details the history of some of the most iconic chairs and avant-garde designs. 20 authors like María José Balcells, Carmen Sevilla, Pilar Mellado, Daniel Cid, Albert Fuster, and Mauricio Wiesenthal produced a compilation of anecdotes and stories around chairs. The book features 101 illustrations, 21 portraits, and 245 chair drawings created by the graphic designer and illustrator Antonio Solaz.
Charles Simon recently launched a new unisex collection of luxurious leather travel accessories. The collection features 3 new products: the Frazer, a travel wallet fusing sleek design and great functionality; the James, a slim and elegant card holder; and the Moraine, a toiletry case perfect for carrying skincare and grooming products, makeup and full-sized bottles. The travel accessories come in a color palette spans a wide, subtle range of natural tones, and are available for purchase on Charles-Simon.com.
John Lobb recently revealed its Knighton slippers—, a sumptuous cashmere suede colored design with reverse suede detailing. Produced using Fondo Americano construction and equipped with a carefully crafted and padded sole, this comfortable slipper is the ultimate travelling and lounging companion. Each slipper also comes with a customized slipper bag.
Overland’s latest collection for the colder months ahead reveals new Alpaca wool-blend blankets. This surprisingly lightweight and exceptionally warm blanket is the perfect bed cover or cozy throw for reading by the fire. With bound edges and luminous colors like cobalt blue and stripes of red, the ultra-fine blanket is composed of a blend highlighted by Alpaca wool from Ecuador.
Milamore unveiled the first part of their expansion to their signature Kintsugi line, a charm incorporating Mother of Pearl that follows the Kinstugi process of creation, which is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by repairing broken areas with lacquer dusted of mixed with powdered gold. The brand’s CEO and Creative Director George Root worked in close collaboration with a highly trained Kintsugi artist who traditionally restored the materials before Milamore’s artisans completed the transformation. Each piece featured in “Kintsugi Mother of Pearl” is one of a kind, as each stone ultimately breaks in a unique way.