By Faye Power Vande Vrede By Faye Power Vande Vrede | August 12, 2021 | Style & Beauty
FENDI First white shearling leather sandals.
As English-born designer Kim Jones taps Fendi’s rich Roman history for his first ready-to-wear collection, the house peeks into its own archives for the introduction of FENDI First, a revival of some of its most-coveted accessories. The debut of a renewed architectural Fendi F mule and an innovative monogrammed Frame soft clutch portray the clear evolution of the brand. Fendi’s jewelry creative director, Delfina Delettrez, also presents FENDI O’Lock, a modern version of the legendary FF logo.
Gucci Avio-multicolor olive stripes printed crepe de chine tunic top and Shamrock-multicolor military cotton drill-treated long pants with elastic waistband
The sneaker of all sneakers has arrived with the unveiling of the Gucci Basket. With basketball in mind, the house’s legendary creative director, Alessandro Michele, designed a genderless sneaker that combines style, durability and comfort with sustainability. An exclusive North American colorway makes this distressed sneaker just the right mix of old and new.
Hermès Geta bag.
Hermès continues to lead the charge in most-desired handbags as the Geta enters the pack of such leading designs as Birkin and Kelly. With Japanese wooden geta sandals in mind, the newest member of the Hermès family uses its signature leather-sheathed H as a central design principle. The versatile yet stylish adjustable strap allows for both a long or short look. With its modern, sleek structure and perfect symmetry, Geta is bound to be a house staple.
On to No.003! Tom Ford announces the exciting launch of his third timepiece, the No.003. With a sport-inspired design, No.003 continues to pay tribute to elements of the iconic timepiece family (No.001 and No.002), yet keeps its aesthetic minimal with no numeral indexing. “The N.003 exemplifies the craftsmanship and simplicity I was looking for in the next evolution of Tom Ford timepieces,” the designer says. “I wanted to bring the focus back to the elegance of the watch face by stripping back the numerals and emphasizing the clean, sophisticated design.”
Style and sustainability are the key features of Louis Vuitton’s new The Felt Line, a collection of leather goods and ready-to-wear for men that portrays the maison’s continuing innovation in groundbreaking technology and design esthetic. Making its public debut at Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s fall/winter 2021 show, The Felt Line consists of recycled and organic materials with just the right flair of sophistication.
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