Coco Republic’s new collection will transform your home

European elegance and chalet-inspired minimalism collide in Coco Republic’s breathtaking winter 2020 collection. The collection, which is available online from 1, sees over 120 new additions added to Coco Republic’s covetable offering. 

The best elements of outdoor living are invited indoors this season too as Anthony Spon-Smith, creative director and co-owner of Coco Republic, explains. “We’ve taken some of my best selling outdoor chair designs and made them relevant in an interior environment with indoor materials that speak to a layered, comfortable home,” he says. “This collection also sees one of our biggest new lighting releases to date with new sofa and recliner additions that I’m confident will resonate with our clients. We’ve been designing a greater proportion of our collection and we have some beautifully designed and crafted storage, tables and dining chairs for the seasonal introduction,” adds Spon-Smith.

New Zealand’s alpine environment also served as inspiration for the collection says Spon-Smith. “Having just opened in New Zealand mid last year, the alpine environments inspired a modern aesthetic that we wanted to bring into our collections.”

Sumptuous layered textures, natural elements and new-season lighting designs come together to create a home that is warm, comfortable and inviting. Discover some of our favourite pieces from the new Coco Republic winter 2020 collection below and shop the collection here

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week cancelled due to COVID-19

With events being cancelled right around the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion world is no exception. This week French fashion’s governing body, the FĂ©dĂ©ration de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, made the decision to cancel the upcoming Paris men’s and couture fashion weeks. 

“In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of houses, their employees, and everyone working in our industry,” the FĂ©dĂ©ration wrote in a statement for the fashion industry. 

The spring/summer 2021’s menswear shows were originally scheduled to run from 23 to 28 June. The anticipated haute couture shows were set to take place in the weeks following running from 5 to 9 July.

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In Italy, Camera Nazionale della Moda, the body that oversees Italian fashion, has postponed the upcoming Milan menswear shows too. The shows that were set to take place from the 19 to 23 June will now happen at the same time as the Milan Fashion Week’s womenswear showing. In America, the CFDA has also postponed its menswear week and has called for designers to cancel resortwear showings. 

A handful of other anticipated fashion events including the Met Gala have been postponed and cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.