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The Edit: The season’s latest fashion launches and design updates

The Edit: The season’s latest fashion launches and design updates
Find out what's new in fashion and design this month with our round-up of the latest releases.

25 July: Levi’s reinvents their archives for Spring/Summer

The Levi’s Spring/Summer season has launched with a range of nostalgic-inspired fits for both women and men.

Reflections on popular Levi’s fits and styles of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early 2000s are a huge part of the lineup and exploring the Levi’s archives has been an essential element of that.

Discover the styles here.

levis.co.nz

22 July: CAMILLA AND MARC launches first drop of Spring/Summer collection VOYAGE

CAMILLA AND MARC have launched the first drop of their Spring/Summer collection VOYAGE – a chance to venture into new spaces, to reflect and embrace a new way of being. Rich jewel tones, textured knits and romantic lines build an alluring pattern of storytelling and newness for CAMILLA AND MARC.

“Voyage is a moment of expansion, inspired by new creative horizons. Inspiration was drawn from a feeling of new beginnings, and the idea that everything in life, evolves. The collection took on a rhythm of its own, a collective heartbeat, designed to embrace all women equally. The possibilities, limitless,” says Camilla Freeman-Topper, Creative Director.

nz.camillaandmarc.com

20 July: Charlotte Casiraghi stars in new campaign for Chanel

Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi stars in CHANEL’s Fall-Winter 2022/23 pre-collection campaign, shot by French artist SMITH.

Together they brought to life a series of photos and a short film that teeter between dream and reality.

The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2022/23 pre-collection is now available in boutiques.

Read more: Discover the full campaign here.

14 July: Mahsa launches ‘New Bohemia’

The first mood in two years, Mahsa Mood 5: New Bohemia has launched online and via stockists.

Following on from Enduring Nature, launched in 2020, New Bohemia is Mahsa’s response to our world reopening.

“After a long season of retreat, dressing for comfort and immersing ourselves in the consolations and inspirations of art, music and literature at home, now we are moving on,” says Mahsa Willis, Mahsa founder and creative director.

mahsa.co.nz

13 July: Louis Vuitton to launch new LV Trainer by Virgil Abloh

Sneaker fans have a new shoe to add to their wish list – Louis Vuitton is set to launch the latest version of its iconic LV Trainer in August and September.

Blending creativity and sustainability, the trainer is made from 90 per cent recycled and bio-sourced materials and marks a new chapter in eco-design for the Maison.

Read more: Learn more about the new LV Trainer here.

louisvuitton.com

13 July: Gucci introduces ‘Lovelight’ collection

To mark Chinese Valentine’s Day, we’ve been treated to the Gucci Lovelight collection, which celebrates all expressions of love and affection.

Throughout the selection of giftable women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, jewellery, eyewear and lifestyle items, whimsical and luminous motifs in a colourful palette echo the themes of the festivity in a way that extends the romantic sentiment beyond just one day of the year.

Each piece from the Gucci Lovelight collection comes in dedicated packaging featuring the key motifs. The product selection is available in select Gucci boutiques across the globe, as well as select regions on Gucci.com.

gucci.com

13 July: Faradays welcomes Olivia von Halle

Luxury department store Faradays has announced the incoming arrival of luxury loungewear brand Olivia von Halle to its offering of international designers and niche artisan labels.

Founded with the desire to slip into something effortless after a night on the town, but which still felt appropriate for digestivo hour, Olivia von Halle sought out to create a unique kind of loungewear; statement-making pieces for at-home dressing and beyond, with a no-expense-spared devotion to refinery, detail and mindful design.

The first collection to be available at Faradays will include a hand-picked selection from their new AW22 collection, ‘Giardino’, alongside perennial, classic styles the label is adored for worldwide.

Olivia von Halle will be available both in store and online from late July 2022.

www.faradays.store

11 July: David Yurman arrives at Partridge Jewellers

Preeminent American jewellery brand David Yurman has arrived at Partridge Jewellers.

Renowned for his inventiveness and sculptural nuances, Yurman’s famous designs include the immediately recognisable Cable bracelets along with a wider collection of everyday statement pieces.

Scarlett Johansson for David Yurman 2022

A selection of David Yurman pieces is now available in store exclusively at Partridge Jewellers Newmarket.

partridgejewellers.com

11 July: TUDOR launches new Ranger model

TUDOR has marked the 70th anniversary of the two-year British North Greenland Expedition with the release of a new model.

The Ranger is a tool watch celebrating the spirit of this daring adventure, complete with Manufacture Calibre MT5402, a 39-millimetre case and a clasp with rapid adjustment system.

Read more: Learn more about the new TUDOR model here.

tudorwatch.com

6 July: Standard Issue x Tracey Tawhiao ORA Blanket launched

Standard Issue has collaborated with artist Tracey Tawhiao to create the Standard Issue x Tracey Tawhiao ORA blanket.

Created in a jacquard knit structure from low-impact ethical merino wool, the piece is designed for home and wear, with earthy tones inspired by the slow rhythms of the land in autumn weaved into Tracey’s artwork ‘Te Ikaroa a Maui’.

Tawhiao’s artwork places the long fish of Maui referring to the milky way at the centre of the design. “The fish is important in Māori history as it embodies both the original name of NZ Te Ika Maui, the fish of Maui, the famous legend that Maui fished up NZ and Te Ikaroa a Maui, which is the name of the Milky Way. It brings together the belief, that we are from the stars.” 

standardissue.co.nz

6 July: hej hej launches Drop 2 of Winter 22 collection

hej hej has launched Drop 2 of its Winter 22 collection, Let’s go outside.

Styled by Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, drop 2 is a collection of trans-seasonal linen pieces designed to be paired with your favourite knitwear.

Designers Alice Isles and Kiki Judd worked with fellow Kiwi Amber Rixon of Still Life to create the hero Liberty-inspired floral print, which pulls in green and purple tones from drop one for easy styling.

6 July: Deadly Ponies expands into footwear

After many requests, Deadly Ponies has ventured into footwear with the launch of its inaugural winter boot capsule.

Designed by Creative Director Liam Bowden, the women’s footwear capsule is laser-focused on two hero styles, with the aim that they’ll be the only boots a woman needs this season and beyond.

Deadly Ponies’ Rider Boot and Marengo Boot take a dramatic stroll with a supple lamb inner and calf leather exterior, responsibly tanned by certified Leather Working Group partners and handcrafted in Europe.

“As I did with handbags, I taught myself how to construct footwear patterns. It’s an exciting venture for us, as we can take our brand aesthetic and the techniques we have mastered from handbags, and transform them into a new category,” Bowden says.

“Footwear is an area our customers have been encouraging us to move into for a while, and after such a restrictive few years, we came out of the other side knowing it was the right time to do something fun, and creative.”

deadlyponies.com

6 July: Karen Walker launches ‘Cupid’ jewellery collection

Karen Walker Jewellery enlisted the help of a well-known character for its latest collection – none other than Cupid himself.

The collection comprises Cupid’s favourite motifs – arrows and hearts – with heart-cut onyx of the deepest black being the signature stone and claw-settings being the tiniest of arrow heads.

The entwined motifs are seen in earrings, necklaces and, of course, rings. Cupid’s feathers have even been repurposed into fluttering wing-shaped earrings.

karenwalker.com

5 July: Rolex Arts Weekend to take place in September

On 9 and 10 September, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will co-present the Rolex Arts Weekend in Brooklyn.

This multidisciplinary arts festival comprises two days of public conversations, performances and installations. It will feature world-renowned artists Spike Lee, Phyllida Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carrie Mae Weems and their protégés – outstanding younger artists who have been engaged with these mentors in two years of creative collaboration.

Film mentor Spike Lee and protégé Kyle Bell.

The events will celebrated the completion of the latest cycle of the Rolex Arts Initiative which pairs highly gifted young artists from around the world with great figures in their field. Further details of the Rolex Arts Weekend programme can be found here.

rolex.com

29 June: Aje introduces Spring 22 ‘Provenance’

Australian luxury label Aje launched its Spring 22 collection ‘Provenance’ at the end of June, inspired by the effortless glamour and honeyed light of the south of France, as epitomised La Colombe d’Or or ‘The Golden Dove’.

This eclectic hotel in Saint Paul de Vence was a home away from home for the most revered and celebrated artists, writers and actors of the 20th century, such as Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Simone de Beauvoir and sculptors César and Calder.

Aje’s Creative Directors Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris wanted to explore the ‘bon vivance’ of La Colombe d’Or with ‘Provenance’, and why certain places have a golden energy that draws creatives to them.

The collection also saw Aje collaborate with multidisciplinary artist Chanel Tobler to debut a bespoke print – the Expression Print – developed especially for ‘Provenance’.

ajeworld.co.nz

28 June: Cate Blanchett announced as new Louis Vuitton House Ambassador

Louis Vuitton announced Cate Blanchett as the House’s newest Ambassador, starring in the campaign for the new high jewellery collection ‘Spirit’.

Captured by photographer Sølve Sundsbø in an expressive series of portraits, the actress is styled in angular, monochromatic looks for her first campaign for the Maison.

Read more: Find out more about the announcement here.

louisvuitton.com

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