#obsessed: Top picks from Salvatore Ferragamo, Qeelin, Dior and more

This month, #legend is #obsessed with the latest from Salvatore Ferragamo, Qeelin, Dior, Nike, The Ritz-Carlton, and Tod’s

Urban legend

Introduced for the first time in 1988 in honour of Salvatore Ferragamo’s wife, the Wanda bag has been reworked for spring/summer 2023 with new geometric proportions by creative director Maximilian Davis. It now comes in three new models, each of which recalls a metropolitan skyline: a horizontal silhouette to look like a clutch, a vertical square shape and a mini version for evenings. Enhancing the quality of the materials used, the Wanda’s minimal construction is embellished by a mini Gancini fastening either side of the handle,
a detail that makes it unmistakably Ferragamo.

True love

Love comes in a multitude of forms, often expressed in precious jewels gifted from one person to another. But the newly launched Wulu Echo collection, by fine jewellery brand Qeelin, is celebration of self-love and a reflection of the brighter side of ourselves. The wide-ranging collection – featuring bangles, rings, ear hoops and necklaces in 18k rose gold with diamonds or red HyCeram – sees the mythical gourd from Qeelin’s signature Wulu series paired up in symmetry and mirroring each other in reference to the heart and its own reflection. Wulu Echo is a fashion statement on its own or stacked and layered.

Shades of grey

“More than a colour, and more than just a simple encounter between black and white, grey at Dior is hallowed ground.” It’s no wonder, then, that the elegant hue was the inspiration for the luxury brand’s latest perfume, Gris Dior, and its accompanying campaign starring a group of remarkable young artists. Just like the scent of Gris Dior, each artist in this eclectic group – actress Jenna Ortega, actors Joseph Quinn and Thuso Mbedu, singer-songwriter and performer Orelsan, actor and musician Maya Hawke, multi-disciplinary artist Fai Khadra, and singer, producer and street dancer Liu Yu Xin – is composed of multiple facets.

You do you

There are few, if any, slogans that have become a part of the cultural lexicon like Just Do It. But, even at Nike, times are a-changin’. “Today, we’re meeting people where they are. We want everyone to be able to realise their best selves across mind, body and life. And we’re celebrating all forms of movement, for all women and all bodies. We see women and girls leading change in all facets of society, and we want to be her biggest champion,” says Liz Weldon, VP, Nike Global Women’s Brand Management. Helping to celebrate this new era is a collective of inspiring women including designer Yoon Ahn, swimmer Stephanie Au and dancer Parris Goebel.

Mother knows best

Have you made your plans for Mother’s Day yet? If you’re looking to really wow her this year, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and its wide range of mouthwatering and pampering offers. Highlights include a five-course Buddha Jumps over the Wall menu from two-Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen, a sumptuous surf and turf-themed buffet at Café 103, and a new 111SKIN Pampering Series – featuring four new facial treatments – at The Ritz- Carlton Spa, Hong Kong. Choose one, choose all and don’t forget to order a limited-edition Mother’s Day cake designed by pastry chef Hugo Li. Mum deserves the best, doesn’t she?

Photo finish

Quality and tradition –the two concepts central to every product that emerges from the Tod’s workshop were also the basis for The Art of Craftsmanship, a project in collaboration with internationally renowned photographer Tim Walker. The series of images and videos play on the proportions of iconic Tod’s objects and the tools and techniques used to create them. Said Walker, “In this increasingly digital world, where so much is being created on an industrial scale by machines, the value of craftmanship is increasingly precious. The people I met in the company and their experience were the real source of inspiration.”

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