Amal Alamuddin, also known as Amal Clooney, haven’t stepped back from her duties as a lawyer despite the glamorous red carpet events she’s often spotted at. Her flawless and smart style goes from court to film premieres. One of the handbags that she’s regularly seen carrying is Ballin’s tote bag. So the Italian brand decided to pay tribute to her charm, renaming the trapezoid-shaped bag with a metal lock, the Amal. The bag is available in a wide range of colours.
Disney and Coach have joined forces to create a limited-edition collection featuring Mickey Mouse designs on leather goods and ready-to-wear fashions. The collection is part of a series of exclusive limited-edition projects that commemorate Coach’s 75th anniversary. The famous mouse pops up on specially created sketches by Disney animators with the exclusive artwork stamped on T-shirts, bags, trainers and biker jackets. “Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon,” says Coach creative director Stuart Vevers.
The Italian brand Gucci shot its autumn and winter 16/17 campaign around the eccentric subcultures of Tokyo. Japan’s capital offered a kinetic meeting of the traditional with hyper-modern to Glen Luchford’s lens. The chaotic lights and sounds of the city are mixed with tea houses and pachinko parlours, a mix of calm and chaos. This vibrant place creates a psychedelic assault that echoes the vivacity of the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s creations.
Michael Kors has announced an association with McLaren-Honda, the world championship Formula 1 team. Both brands believe in design and speed and the partnership will strengthen and amplify the brands’ embodiment of a fast, jet-set lifestyle. To celebrate the launch of the cooperation, Michael Kors has created a limited-edition men’s black leather jacket. The 50 specially produced items feature both logos as well as a limited-edition plaque with each piece’s unique production number. “This partnership is about the convergence of style and speed, which is inherent to both the Michael Kors and McLaren-Honda DNA. There is an energy, sophistication and confidence to our brands, and we wanted to create a limited-edition piece that spoke to that,” says Michael Kors.
The new limited edition of the ‘Urban Spirit’ backpack from Mont Blanc features personalised storm covers inspired by iconic city maps. Designed as a fine-leather companion for city life, the backpack accompanies the multifaceted lifestyle of today’s explorer. Made with soft-to-the-touch Italian leather, it is equipped with a side compartment for laptops, a pocket for a phone with holes for headphones, a satellite system and reflective bands. The series features the designs of the transport networks of New York City, Seoul, Paris and London and is limited to just five pieces for each city.
Paul Smith and the British Fashion Council commemorate the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition of photography by Derek Ridgers. The images are taken from Punk London 1977, the new book of the photographer, launched to coincide with the exhibition. Ridgers’ work offers a raw and honest account of the ‘70s punk scene. Additionally, Derek has teamed-up with Paul Smith to create a limited edition T-shirt featuring one of the photographs, with only 150 pieces available exclusively via paulsmith.co.uk.