Ruffles are not usually on the menu when it comes to denim. Studs, sure, diamantes, maybe, but flounces? Leave it to Simone Rocha to convince us with her new collaboration with J Brand that sees all matter of frills finishing her blush, red and black denim. Edgy, yet feminine, there’s something satisfying preppy albeit pretty about the pairing. The capsule collection includes denim jackets, dresses, jeans and shorts, and is available exclusively from Dover Street Market for the next week before selected J Brand retailers.
When it came to the latest cubic reincarnation for accessory maestro Pierre Hardy’s 15th anniversary collection, the Frenchman sculpted a brand new heel in homage to the monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey. In short, spring/summer 2015 will see his cubic print become a 3D sculpture in both pointed pumps and leather sandals. Neatly uniting Hardy’s past with the future, these graphic styles continue to evolve his ubiquitous print that’s famously found everywhere from the mosaic floors of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice to Sol Lewitt’s minimal art. And that’s really the square root of it.
Mulberry has never been shy of dressing a pampered pooch. In fact the English brand’s Claridge’s runway show often stars a pair of accessorised poodles. Go to the house’s London headquarters on press day and there’s an open dog policy, so it makes sense that they’ve now professionally recruited man’s best friend. New in store this week is ‘The Blossom’, a colour-blocked line of Mungo & Maud for Mulberry doggie accoutrements from collars to leads and satchels that are large enough to tote smaller breeds. So if your mutt’s still donning Louis or Gucci, there’s a new pedigree pet destination in town.
The accessories industry is serious business. So it’s refreshing to see that Anya Hindmarch’s successful leap from a boutique leather goods company to a ground-breaking accessories brand continues with her now signature tongue-in-cheek panache. Last season it was cereal boxes and chocolate treats for her supermarket sweet, this season we’re back to school with sticker book satchels and sunshine bucket bags, as her jovial design persuasion continues. For spring/summer 2015 she’s also seeking smirks on the beach with her sunny side up egg eye baskets that update the ubiquitous woven number found on beaches from Ibiza to Sydney, while googly eyes also shake up office totes. After all, emoticons are now a language, so they may as well be a style statement too.