This month, we’re #obsessed with the top collections from Bvlgari, Versace, Montblanc, Loewe, HermèsandLongchamp
One for all
Created in 1999 to celebrate innovation, boldness and self-manifestation, BVLGARI’s B.zero1 collection has already built a name for itself in the jewellery world and beyond. Now, it’s starting a new chapter by partnering with five artists who have the courage to break the rules and build up their exceptional talents and character through personal growth and transformation. Aga Kong, Ashley Lin, Jace Chan, Jeannie Ng (Kayan9896) and Tiab (pictured) are featured in a new campaign video inspired by “the changeable nature of water and different moments from dusk till dawn”.
The first thing Kim Jones, artistic director of Fendi couture and womenswear, and Donatella Versace, a chief creative officer of Versace, want you to know is this is not a collaboration. Fendace is the coming together of two iconic fashion houses, “a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things”. The “crossing of party lines” was inspired by friendship and mutual respect, and has led to the creation of two distinct collections, one inspired by Versace in the mid-to-late ’90s and the other a punk rock stance on Fendi’s storied craftsmanship.
Cool as ice
It should come as no surprise that Montblanc, makers of luxury writing instruments, watches, leather goods and more, counts the mountain Mont Blanc as one of its inspirations. Launched last month, the Montblanc Glacier collection celebrates the captivatingly beautiful glaciers and iced lakes of the European peak. “Gazing into the depths of this Alpine ice is an incredible experience that we wanted to bring to our products, finding a creative way to create that same sense of awe and wonder,” says creative director Marco Tomasetta.
Fun, freedom and plenty of frolicking – it’s safe to say Ibiza is the place to be if you love a party. The “parallel world where everything is possible” is also the inspiration for Loewe Paula’s Ibiza capsule collection. This year’s collection celebrates the party spirit with sexy and liberated styles with all-over sequins, colourful overdying and bright notes of orange, pink, red and green. It also features the second eau de toilette, Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Eclectic, with woody, floral and gourmand notes that are suited for both men and women – just like the clothing and accessories.
Leave it to Hermès Beauty to create a lip oil that’s so much more than lip oil. “Hermèsistible is the known unknown, an enchanting and reassuring surprise. Through these colour scents, I have sought to share memories and emotions … to combine intuitively the notion of extreme quality with pleasure, to express both joy and comfort,” says Christine Nagel, director of creation and olfactory heritage for Hermès Parfums. Ranging in colour from soft beige to bright cherry red, each nourishing and protective lip oil contains a high concentration of sandalwood to balance any fruity notes.
Paris is famous for many things, not least of them fashion and street art. Now the two are coming together in an exciting collaboration between iconic Parisian handbag brand Longchamp and beloved Parisian graffiti artist André Saraiva. Longchamp & André features four variations of Saraiva’s jaunty Mr.A character – with his winking eye and toothy grin –adorning four formats of the foldable Le Pliage bag. The colours reference Saraiva’s pop palette with shades of candy pink and sky blue as well as graphic black and a vibrant take on Longchamp’s signature green.