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Comme des Garcons works with graffiti artist Futura to release a line of striking shirts

Plus, other fashion news from this month.

Soft Power

Salvatore Ferragamo Scarf Soft Power

For a world in need of some uplifting, Salvatore Ferragamo offers softness and a touch of fantasy this season. Dipping into its archival silks, the brand has unveiled an enchanting capsule collection decorated with elements such as feline creatures, flowers, butterflies, elephants and sultans, set amid enchanted landscapes. The Silk Capsule collection includes silk pieces such as foulards and scarves, footwear ranging (from sandals to sneakers), structured bags and ready-to-wear pieces.

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Smiles for Miles

Loewe Smiley Collection

Whether in the form of an emoji or a simple doodle, the Smiley is a universally recognisable icon of good cheer. Part of the ongoing Paula’s Ibiza collection by Loewe, the Smiley pieces see the yellow icon emblazoned on rave-reminiscent pieces such as pastel tie-dyed T-shirts or contrasted against
black and white. It also appears in more subtle ways, such as on the buttons of a white shirt. For those who want to carry this joyful icon rather than wear it, there are also accessories such as basket bags, totes, and leather charms.

(Related: Loungewear for the work-from-home sartoralist)

Street Style

Comme De Garcons Striking Shirts

 

Have you been wearing brightly coloured shirts to make a style statement during Zoom conferences? Try these instead. Next month, the Comme des Garcons Shirt line releases truly striking pieces featuring the artwork of contemporary American graffiti artist Futura. Comme des Garcons’ designer Rei Kawakubo made three prints following a meeting with the artist last year, and those would have been enough of a statement in themselves. But instead of taking that easy way out, the design team further reimagined the prints by applying panelling, cut-outs and nebulous shapes to pieces such as T-shirts, jackets, windbreakers, button-down shirts and totes.

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