Always on the look-out for new shoe friends, Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Kitty & Co’ capsule collection certainly made us smile. The velvetene cat flats, which land in store this month, come in almost as many colours as their namesake pet has lives, with each pair sporting its own cheeky expression.
Launching her debut jewellery label last July, Eugenie Niarchos followed up her initial Venyx offering with a new fine jewellery collection during this month’s Paris Haute Couture at the Gagosian Gallery. Some seven years in the making, the avant-garde line follows in the footsteps of a slew of new successful contemporary jewellers including good friends and peers Noor Fares (below left) and Gaia Repossi. In fact, the 28 year-old got an initial taste for designing from a successful collaboration with Repossi, in addition to overseeing two capsule costume jewellery collections for fashion brand Azzaro.
Contrary to her sometime fashion socialite associations, Niarchos studied at the Gemological Institute of America and then gained practical experience within Christie’s Fine Jewellery Department in New York.
Directly inspired by the galaxy and natural world, her latest designs fuse a Gothic eccentricity with a delicate, sculptural edge. And as for the name Venyx? It is a mix of Venus and Onyx – a planet and a stone, which makes perfect sense.
When it comes to putting together your autumn/winter shopping list might we quietly suggest rethinking the skivvy? Despite bringing back memories of childhood Alpine holidays, our old funnel friends popped up as winter’s new focal point at the A/W shows – seen en masse at Chanel, Louis Vuitton, J.W. Anderson, The Row and Peter Pilotto.
So whether you prefer an oversized funnel collar or a roll-down turtleneck, the scarf has largely been cast aside in favour of the practical, but also rather snazzy looking skivvy. Need more convincing? Roll up with these fashion editors who are already embracing long-necked sartorialism that works paired back with just about anything and everything.
Bottega Veneta is certainly not the type of luxury goods house to release a plethora of new handbag designs each season, so when it came to the newly debuted ‘Olimpia’, we knew it was a classic in the making.
In store this autumn, the softly woven shoulder bag features the house’s signature Intrecciato weave in a colour palette that ranges from chartreuse to snow white. The day-to-night style has then been finished with a metal chain, linked to its textured leather strap.