Alanui x Moon Boot

Something you shouldn’t miss this season: Alanui x Moon Boot have joined forces to create three styles together. It is the first collaboration between the two Italian companies, and with their shared vision and love of nature.

Alanui, created by Nicolò Oddi in dialogue with his sister Carlotta, luxury Italian label Alanui translates to «large path» in Hawaiian – the pieces are designed to accompany you on your journey through life. The «Cardigan», part garment, part artwork, is considered a blank canvas that’s continuously reinterpreted through patterns, colors, materials and knitting techniques to translate the emotion of life experiences. This season, through their collaboration with Moon Boot, there are three styles to accompany your look.

The Icon High is made of waterproof virgin wool knits with jacquard suede patterns, knit laces, recycled plastic beads, and embroidery on the back. Available in four colorways, the aesthetic of the shoe is reminiscent of Alanui’s Icon patterned quilts and the historic design that made Moon Boot famous.

The Icon Low, on the other hand, is the lower version of the boot and features fringe detailing, laces adorned with recycled beads.

The third and latest model, the Full Moon Bandana, is a slip-on nylon shoe suitable for urban use, available in five colors: cobalt blue, military green, black, red and pink.

My favorite style from the collaboration.

The three styles echo Alanui’s signature tribal motifs and prove versatile, allowing them to be worn both in the mountains and in the city. The result of the collaboration is bold and features an aesthetic dedicated to the outdoors. It reflects the pristine images of nature, such as magical snow-covered landscapes, eternal ice and the search for authenticity. Don’t miss the cozy styles, which will only get better with every wear and memory made.

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Photos: © Alanui
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Marni x Carharrt WIP

When the likes of Robert Pattinson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jonah Hill and Rihanna want to rock that fresh-off-the-building-site style, there’s only one traditional workwear brand they turn to – CARHARTT WIP.

CARHARTT WIP stands for Work In Progress and forms a division of the American brand Carhartt, one of the first companies to pioneer workwear in the USA. Established by Edwin Faeh in Europe in 1994, who became the exclusive distributor of Carhartt in Europe, it was over 100 years after Hamilton Carhartt had established his business in Detroit. CARHARTT WIP has been carefully adapting and modifying Carhartt’s core product characteristics for a different audience of consumers who value refined design and quality while still remaining true to Carhartt’s brand origins.

Since the beginning, CARHARTT WIP have built a strong, organic relationship with unknown, inspiring, provocative and upcoming figures in music and sport, becoming an iconic and well respected brand in underground scenes, from hip-hop to skate, from graffiti to cycling, as well as working with labels such as A.P.C., Neighborhood, Patta, Vans, Junya Watanabe and many more.

This season, the artistic, color-savvy world of MARNI meets CARHARTT WIP for the first time, offering an original wardrobe rooted in utilitarian silhouettes.
Founded also in 1994, MARNI is recognized as the most artistic, color-savvy, life embracing, off-beat brand in the luxury segment. Renowned for its subversive collections, MARNI has consistently challenged the traditional codes of fashion and the seriousness of dressing up, celebrating individuality through its distinctive approach to materials and colors, combined with a unique taste for prints and shapes.

Consisting of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, the collection reinterprets Carhartt WIP’s signatures with a fresh gaze, lending workwear-inspired archetypes a new guise through MARNI’s unique flair for colors, prints and shapes.

MARNI x CARHARTT WIP introduces new material combinations, all-over prints and generous volumes, combining the substantiality of authentic utility wear with the light-hearted approach of MARNI. A two-tone clover print is applied to canvas Carhartt WIP archetypes such as the Active Jacket, as well as a short-sleeve work shirt, and a work pant offered in a loose silhouette. Bucket hats, chunky slip-on sneakers, and a robust canvas tote bag are also emblazoned with the same print. Meanwhile, jersey tops hybridize the shape of a tee with the iconic silhouette of a basketball tank top, and feature a bold iteration of Carhartt WIP’s «C» Logo.

MARNI + Carhartt WIP color-block shearling jacket
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In addition, shearlings and soft calfskins add a tactile richness to typically rugged styles like the four-pocket Michigan Coat and Vest, while heart shaped gold-tone buttons offer an additional element of detail, referencing buttons that could be found on Carhartt products as far back as 1889. An interplay of corduroy and canvas appears on items including a car coat and overshirt, further elevated by MARNI’s signature flair for color, while pockets bear a co-branded motif that utilizes a unique single thread embroidery technique. Together, these styles deftly combine a sense of functional pragmatism with MARNI’s avant-garde codes.

The accompanying campaign stars the seminal funk artist Bootsy Collins – formerly of Parliament-Funkadelic – whose signature driving basslines helped propel the genre forward. He is joined by his wife Patti, his grandson Vincent and musician Babyxsosa in their Cincinatti home, in a series of images shot by Lengua, with styling by Haley Wollens. #funknotfight.

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MARNI and CARHARTT WIP will mark their collaboration with an in-store jam session at the Marni Montenapoleone flagship during Milan Fashion Week, kicking off Marni Jam, a multidisciplinary program that will further unfold globally.

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Photos: © Marni / Photographer / Videographer: Lengua – Models: Bootsy Collins, Patti, Vincent & Babyxsosa – Styling: Haley Wollens
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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Collection

There are fashion collaborations and there are major fashion collaborations. Louis Vuitton & Yayoi Kusama‘s 2023 partnership is very much of the latter, encompassing both the universes of women and men through ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, accessories, luggage and trunks and fragrances, these wide-ranging and intricate collections appear in two parts, with distinct thematic directions reflecting Yayoi Kusama’s motifs and motivations.

Cruise 2023 Show

Yayoi Kusama has partnered with Louis Vuitton two times now. Kusama, who’s consistently produced variations of her signature polka dot art since the 1970s, is one of the world’s most famous artists thanks to the enduring popularity of her Instagram-friendly Infinity Rooms and instantly-recognizable polka-dotted pumpkins.

The last time that Louis Vuitton met the magic of Yayoi Kusama was in 2012. Yet this relationship never ended – ten years after, it evolved, and expanded with conversations continued and extended.

For collectors and Kusama fans alike, Louis Vuitton’s capsule offers once more a rare opportunity to get luxury goods laden with the artist’s touch. There is the appeal of the artisanal process applied to certain items — Louis Vuitton’s craftspeople developed a special technique to make some of the 3D paint daubs look «wet,» as if they’d just been painted by Kusama’s hand — and that this is the first time that Kusama’s art has been applied to LV menswear.

Kusama’s touch even extends to a special edition of three perfumes, complete with matching monogrammed canvas case.

Drop 1 will launch on 1st of January 2023 in China and Japan, followed by the rest of the world on 6th of January 2023.
Drop 2 will be available in Louis Vuitton stores starting 31st March 2023.

Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama’s collaboration will be celebrated within a fully immersive visual landscape, ranging from window displays, to Pop-ups, to anamorphic billboards, alongside AR experiences, an XR game and a dedicated advertising campaign.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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Barbour for Chloé

The Barbour for Chloé capsule – the first luxury Maison to collaborate with the British heritage brand – spans ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories.

This new collection combines the distinguished history of both brands to create a range that is contemporary, practical and stylish. Using Barbour’s tradition and heritage and the elegant finesse for which Chloé is renowned, this capsule celebrates free-spirited femininity and sophisticated comfort with the Dani and Dustyn waxed jackets, inspired by the brand’s classic silhouettes and Chloé’s iconic frilled jackets.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Chloé
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Pucci x Fusalp

As Fusalp marks its 70th anniversary, the French specialists in skiwear wished to celebrate by teaming up with Pucci for a collaboration of ski and leisure styles. This capsule conveys the enthusiasm and joy of two brands joined by a historic connection to skiing and the mountains.

Camille Miceli of Pucci and Mathilde Lacoste of Fusalp have reimagined a collection that includes three emblematic ensembles and Fusalp best-sellers – the Gardena jacket, the Elancia and Belalp ski pants and the Maria ski suit – with Pucci all-over prints.

«For the 70th anniversary of Fusalp, I wanted to convey the enthusiasm and joy embedded in our brand through its history. Only Emilio Pucci could bring these vibrant colours and iconic prints that convey such incomparable energy,» says Mathilde Lacoste.

«We were delighted to pay tribute to Fusalp through this collection of colourful ski creations. Our similar heritage, newly expressed through technical expertise and fashion genuinely celebrates the spirit of collaboration – and of our theme this season, La Famiglia,» says Camille Miceli.

Certain styles feature Marmo motifs in palettes such as multicoloured with black and shades of icy blue. The ski suit, swirled with the violet Iride pattern, transposes the Pucci vision into a high-performance piece. Fusalp takes a fully technical approach – from outer materials and thermal pieces that offer waterproof, warmth and extreme cold protection to shapes, which sculpt and highlight the body in motion. Exceptional materials include waterproof and protective Swiss softshell, technical nylons and feathers, in addition to thermals developed with «body mapping» which give the effect of a contoured figure.

The core skiwear offer comprises 8 pieces styled as 3 main looks, each characterised by 3 different colour ranges and print variations. The après-ski proposal includes 6 heavy knitwear items and 2 padded ponchos. Among the range of accessories accented with nylon Pucci trim are a cap, scarf, snood, ear warmers, and a polycarbonate helmet.

This collaboration reimagines the ‘70s glamorous, free and joyful spirit of Pucci’s signature prints with Fusalp’s technical elegance – the best of both worlds conceived for the slopes and beyond. The collaboration is available now, both online and in a selection of Pucci and Fusalp boutiques, as well as on Mytheresa.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Fusalp #puccixfusalp
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Jimmy Choo x Timberland – Part Two

Jimmy Choo x Timberland have joined forces again for a collaboration that sees Timberland’s iconic Original Yellow Boot re-imagined through the luxurious lens of Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi, alongside Harlem’s Fashion Row and designer Shanel Campbell. The result? A reinvented classic.


The fusion of outdoor heritage with Jimmy Choo’s signature glamour and «the gritty energy of New York» is inspired by the ’90s hip-hop scene. The most desirable piece of the collection? A limited edition design that is fully embellished in Swarovski crystals and set on a slim 115mm heel with a pointed toe. I LOVE!

LoL, Sandra


Wheat Timberland Nubuck Ankle Boots with Jimmy Choo Graffiti (also available for men)

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Black Timberland Nubuck Ankle Boots with Crystal Logoicon

Hot Pink Timberland Velvet Ankle Bootsicon (also available for men)

Black Timberland Patent Knee High Boots with Detachable Harness

Gold Timberland Shimmer Suede Ankle Boots with Swarovski Crystals

Photos: © Jimmy Choo
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Sergio Rossi x Wolford

Here is another great designer collaboration you shouldn’t miss: Sergio Rossi x Wolford. The capsule collection, created under the artistic direction of Evengelie Smirniotaki, best combines the key values of the iconic Italian women’s footwear brand, and the market leader in luxury high-quality skinwear and hosiery. The tie-up is marked by a dedicated campaign inspired by Helmut Newton, who worked with both companies throughout his career.

The line includes provocative, suspender-like tights; socks with crystal embellishments and emblazoned with both logos, and formfitting tights in boldly colored Lycra or covered in rhinestones.

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Photos: © Sergio Rossi x Wolford
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Louis Vuitton LV Dream

For more than 160 years, creative exchange has taken place in tandem with the heritage and innovation of Louis Vuitton. These artistic collaborations have expanded the Maison’s universe, enlivening collections with imagination and surprising expression. With LV DREAM, Louis Vuitton celebrates these inspiring ideas and their creators as an expansive exhibition within the building of the former La Belle Jardinière department store, alongside a café and chocolate shop in collaboration with the Cheval Blanc Paris Chef-pâtissier, Maxime Frédéric.

Beginning December 12th, 2022, LV DREAM welcomes visitors to discover a rich exploration of Louis Vuitton’s collaborations through time and across a broad range of historic and contemporary pieces. Comprised of nine rooms with many interactive components, this immersive journey revisits the highly original interpretations in constant dialogue with the Maison. The exhibition plays out with endless dynamism spanning the earliest artistic undertakings such as window displays and perfume bottles; specially commissioned trunks; iconic Monogram reworkings by renowned artists; the diverse range of ready-to-wear collaborations; and the first three chapters of the Artycapucines collection of reimagined Capucine bags.

Inside, visitors will follow a circuit arranged according to themes such as «Louis Vuitton: As Seen»; «The World of Louis Vuitton According to Rei», and «Leather Goods in Fashion». Among the highlights: two portraits of Louis Vuitton by Alex Katz and Mister Cartoon that have never been exposed to the public. The World of Vuitton According to Rei, a room dedicated to Rei Kawakubo, artistic director of Comme des Garçons, who envisioned two capsules for Louis Vuitton: Party Bags in 2008 and Bags With Holes in 2014. Here, the scenography encourages visitors to experiment with the scale to feel as though they are actually inside the bags. Interactive scenography can also be found in Art Meets Fashion, the final space where a digital wall projects motion-sensitive animations adapted from collaborations with Daniel Buren, NigoÒ, Grace Coddington and Christopher Nemeth.

To extend the experience, LV DREAM introduces «Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton» – a café and chocolate shop (Chocolaterie), both overseen by the renowned Chef-Pâtissier of the Cheval Blanc Paris. Among the leading names in the artistry of patisserie and chocolate-making, Maxime Frédéric honed his craft at the palace-hotels of Paris, including Le Meurice and George V, before joining the Cheval Blanc Paris in 2020 and winning the 2022 Gault & Millau Guide prize for Pastry Chef of the Year. Surrounded by tropical plants, the Café offers a lush respite for visitors with a specially developed selection of fresh pastries that play on the Maison’s motifs. The Chocolaterie, meanwhile, showcases a delightful assortment of chocolates that once again draw inspiration from Louis Vuitton codes, packaged in emblematic boxes.

Finally, in the gift shop, visitors can browse items developed with an exclusive LV DREAM design, along with a selection of small leather goods, accessories, fragrances, and publishing.

Conceived for Parisians and tourists alike, LV DREAM builds upon previous exhibitions that have explored the Maison’s history of collaborations. Here, imagination and creative output become an experience for all to discover.

Opening date: 12th December 2022
Location: 2 rue du Pont Neuf – Paris 1er (former Belle Jardinière department store)
Opening hours : Monday to Sunday, 11am to 8pm
Free admission to exhibition upon reservation via Louisvuitton.com
Free entry without reservation to «Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton» and gift store

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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adidas x Gucci

Originally debuting on the Exquisite Gucci runway, a mirror-filled space where historic emblems multiplied and metamorphized across sartorial streetwear, the first adidas x Gucci collection expands on the creative concept founded on an affinity for three stripes. Revealed in a lookbook released last month, the cross-category selection portrays the kaleidoscopic aesthetic of Alessandro Michele by mixing the codes of the House with those of the historic sportswear brand, and consequentially those of high fashion and streetwear.


For the launch, Alessandro Michele has envisioned a campaign that takes inspiration directly from an archival 1979 adidas catalogue. To animate the concept, a gridded template showcases a variety of moving imagery captured by Carlijn Jacobs. Against brightly colored backdrops, models stretch, run, or dance in place to a soundtrack of pensive phrases such as, «When your thoughts become reality, you understand what magic is

I am obsessed with the pink jumpsuit.

The assemblage plays out across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, as well as on bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle pieces.

Throughout the selection, the GG monogram and Interlocking G mix with the adidas Trefoil in colorful prints, as well as on jacquard fabrics; while the red and green Web of Gucci complements the three stripes of adidas. Pushing the collection further into hybridized territory, ready-to-wear pieces echo the sporting attire of decades past while portraying an undeniable contemporary character. Additionally, conventionally formal pieces like leather heels, suede loafers, and silk scarves are marked with casual codes. Beyond the standard selection, the expansive offering also includes some lifestyle items including a golf bag in two different variations, a nod to the House’s heritage in leisure products.

Reflecting a shared commitment to innovation, progress, sustainability goals, and collective action, the collection features multiple pieces crafted with future-conscious material fabrications including polyester, cotton, and viscose. Furthermore, each piece comes with special packaging that features the adidas x Gucci logo and that was strategically designed to reduce environmental impact (All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources, and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. In addition, shopping bag handles are made of 100% recycled polyester while pouches and suit carriers are made of a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester).

The collection will be distributed through designated stores, online on Gucci.com and through ephemeral Gucci Pop-Ups, where the spaces will be decorated with one of the geometric prints found in the offering. A dedicated product selection will also be available on the adidas CONFIRMED app.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Gucci #adidasxGucci
CAMPAIGN CREDITS Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Carlijn Jacobs

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Balenci-adidas

Balenciaga presented his off-schedule Resort 2023 show on Sunday in the Big Apple. It took place at The New York Stock Exchange – a place the fashion crowd normally doesn’t have access to – and began with the ringing of the opening bell.

The French brand embarked on the unusual timing for a company first, under Demna’s direction, to hold a show in NYC. The invitation was a fat stack of fake 100s. And one thing is for sure, you need a good income to get those new pieces that will surely become a hit as Balenciaga revealed his collaboration with adidas in the last part off the show. Latex bodysuits fully covered models’ faces and send all focus on Balenci-adidas. Classic adidas pieces like Three Stripes tracksuits, hoodies, jerseys, and tees get the Balenciaga treatment, boasting updated oversized silhouettes.

The Balenciaga Triple S sneaker comes with the famous adidas stripes, either in white/black and blue/white colorways for CHF 975. However, for me the best pieces of the collection and something that will make its way into Sandra’s Closet.

The tight classic mini dress costs CHF 55 the adidas way (left) and CHF 1390 with the Balenciaga treatment (right). Sorry guys, but this is ridiculous. There I am out!

Balenciaga x adidas is now available only for one week until May 29 on Balenciaga’s webstore. So, act fast, but save some money as Gucci x adidas will officially drop in June. Gucci and Balenciaga both belong to Kering and they obviously like the German manufacturer of athletic shoes and apparel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Balenciaga
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