Erdem face masks

Courtesy of Erdem.

Bea Bongiasca

Courtesy of Bea Bongiasca.

MYKITA x MM6 Maison Margiela

MYKITA x MM6 Maison Margiela, courtesy of Margiela.

Valentino x Birkenstock

Courtesy of Valentino and Birkenstock.

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Ralph & Russo for War Child UK

Vanessa Kirby wearing Ralph & Russo for War Child UK, courtesy of Ralph & Russo.

Liv Luttrell x Fuli Gemstones

Liv Luttrell x Fuli Gemstones, courtesy of Liv Luttrell.

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Brand New: Margiela x MYKITA, Bea Bongiasca’s Vines, and More

In this week’s edition of Brand New, we’re looking at the latest releases from names like MM6 Maison Margiela, Roger Dubuis, and more.

Following a longstanding relationship with parent brand Maison Margiela, MM6 Maison Margiela’s debut collaboration with MYKITA brought us a collection of ultramodern sunglasses. Highlighting the use of 3-D manufacturing technology, the oversized, lightweight eyewear has a partial frame available with a rounded or rectangular lens and several color and tint options like nude with blue lenses, white on silver lenses, and black with infrared lenses.

Of Roger Dubuis’s newest timepieces for women, the highlight is the Blossom Velvet Pink model with rose gold details. Limited to 88 pieces, the watch reminds us of something that might be worn by a storybook princess with its diamond-studded case, surrounding a flowered mother of pearl dial. Measuring at 36mm, the mechanical self-winding Blossom Velvet Pink is comprised of 172 components and is complemented by a pink satin strap with a rose gold clasp.

While masks continue to trend as our new favorite accessory, fashion house Erdem introduced a set of three in exclusive prints. Made responsibly using overstock fabric from the house’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the masks come in an Eastbury Blue Floral cotton poplin, pink Etty Floral, and navy-and-white Frida Toile De Jouy. They arrive ready with removable filters and a special pouch.

Ralph & Russo has joined forces with War Child UK, launching a campaign to raise funds for the organization’s Emergency Coronavirus Crowdfunder. Aiming to donate £300,000 for the cause, the fund will support children forced to experience the pandemic with the added devastation of living in war zones. The campaign is accompanied by a specially designed t-shirt, which features the phrase “love knows no borders.”

Working in collaboration with progressive mining company Fuli Gemstones, jewelry designer Liv Luttrell has created a one-of-a kind creation featuring a Fuli jewel. Starting with a magnificent 3.94 carat oval peridot and sustainably sourced 18k gold, the London-based designer updated her classic Speartip style to create a bold and elegant ring that can be worn daily.

Following Valentino’s 2019 runway collaboration with Birkenstock, the pair have just released a capsule collection of the shoemaker’s classic Arizona sandal. Available through the fashion house and the 1774 site, the limited-edition capsule features three camouflage prints in the unisex shoe (in military green, vibrant yellow, and gray), each highlighting the “VALENTINO VLTN” logo across the shoe’s leather straps.

Bea Bongiasca uses her playful approach to jewelry to bring us the latest “Your so Vine” collection. Inspired by the climbing plants, the designs include rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces composed of and adorned with the lines that occur naturally. Imagined in enamel, gold, and completed with sparkling stones, like a Vine Tendril ring in light blue set with rock crystal and a pair of dual-hoop earrings in gold and white.

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