Designers are releasing collections for your digital avatars
Plus, other fashion news for this month.
For many luxury leather goods makers, patterned canvas – rather than just leather – makes up a good part of their product range. Under its creative director Kris Van Assche, 125-year-old luxury label Berluti has introduced its first patterned canvas, Signature. At the centre of the pattern is a motif created by Van Assche. It combines the house’s new logo that’s based on a carving of the brand’s name on the shoe tree of the first pair of shoes made by founder Alessandro Berluti and the fluid strokes of the Scritto calligraphic motif. Printed over black and in shades of grey inspired by the Parisian cityscape, Signature is complemented by leather details and studs. Find it across a range of leather bags, from briefcases to totes.
Since you or your digital avatar can never be too well dressed, more designers have been taking the virtual route. In 2019, for instance, Louis Vuitton created outfits for characters of the popular video game League of Legends. Also, thanks to the recent global lockdowns, the Nintendo social-simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons has gone viral and is a hit with players seeking a stress-free diversion by populating their desert islands. The difference now: they can do so in style. Brands such as Valentino (pictured) and Marc Jacobs have partnered with Instagram account Animal Crossing Fashion Archive to create looks users can put on their avatars. Game on.
Beyond the puffer
Just in case you’ve forgotten that lifestyle and skiwear brand Moncler is perfectly capable of making clothing beyond padded nylon jackets, it’s launched the Back to the Origins collection for Spring/Summer 2020. Inspired by the world of hiking, it includes lightweight, garment-dyed nylon hiking jackets with mountain-ready bungee ties and extra-large pockets, jersey shorts and all-weather trousers. The palette comprises lots of solid, bold colours to give wearers a mental boost, whether you’re out on a trail or slouched on your sofa fighting cabin fever.