#obsessed: Top picks from Diesel, Chopard, Dior, Marimekko and more

This month, we’re #obsessed with the top collections from Net-a-Porter, Diesel, Chopard, Dior, Marimekko and Bang & Olufsen

Git it, flaunt it

Net-A-Porter Reflaunt Accessories. Photo: Net-A-Porter

Marking its most extensive resale pilot to date, Yoox Net-a-Porter has partnered with leading resale technology provider Reflaunt to offer customers of Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet the ability to resell their designer jewellery, ready-to-wear, bags and shoes. The service launched last month on Net-a-Porter and will soon be followed by Mr Porter and The Outnet. It features immediate buy-back for handbags from pre-approved designers, flexibility on customer reward options, and free collection or drop-off in international marketplaces, among other benefits.

Mixed bag

Diesel’s new 1DR Bag. Photo: Diesel

Hailed as a “complete accessory that is a must-have for confident young women that strut through career and personal life with breezy exuberance”, Diesel’s new 1DR Bag blends a vintage silhouette with a powerful contemporary visual statement. Available in regular and mini sizes, the 1DR comes in six colours with a bold rounded “D” logo on a lacquered metal plaque. Its launch coincides with Belgian designer Glenn Martens’ first collection as creative director of the Italian brand, which featured similarly bold looks and the launch of the evergreen Diesel Library of denim pieces.

Written in Stone

Chopard Insofu. Photo: Chopard

The history of Chopard has always been marked by exceptional stones, but the jewellery house’s latest acquisition may be the one to top them all. Named Chopard Insofu (meaning “elephant” in the Bemba language spoken in the region of Zambia where the stone was mined), the 6,225-carat rough emerald is considered one of the most important ever found in terms of both weight and quality. Co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele will lead the effort to deliver a dedicated capsule collection of haute joaillerie pieces crafted from the single emerald crystal.

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Good as Gold

Dior’s L’Or de Vie La Cure. Photo: Dior

What makes a sweet wine even sweeter? Being able to enjoy it not only on the palate but also on one’s skin. That’s the beauty of Château d’Yquem, the legendary French dessert wine, and L’Or de Vie La Cure, a uniquely luxurious skincare product from Dior that’s made from the same vines. This year’s L’Or de Vie La Cure Vintage 2020 improves seven factors of youth, including wrinkles, firmness and radiance. The elixir is housed in a new, hand-numbered and reusable set and comes with a customised massage applicator made of quartz, which covers the Yquem property.

Type casting

Marimekko’s 2022 New Folk collection. Photo: Marimekko

For her first collection as creative director of Finnish design house Marimekko, Rebekka Bay drew inspiration from the brand’s 2022 theme of New Folk. The pre-spring collection references the similarities between folk wear around the globe, with strong silhouettes and A-line shapes acting as canvases for the brand’s signature bold prints. It’s all part of a new direction for the 70-year-old brand that focuses on three different archetype silhouettes, each a modernised version of an iconic dress shape, that will be featured in dresses, skirts and blouses for easy, imaginative and functional dressing.

Blue period

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ wireless headphones. Photo: Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ wireless headphones are already the perfect companion for escaping the noise of everyday life. The first from the brand to feature Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, the small but mighty devices effectively block outside noise while providing first-class call clarity thanks to six built-in microphones. But now, with the introduction of the limited-edition colour Midnight Blue, the Beoplay EQ is not only fully functional but also exceedingly stylish. The new hue joins the existing Black Anthracite, Sand Gold Tone, Nordic Ice and Indigo.

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