Celebrating 50 years in the business and looking as natty as ever, British fashion designer Paul Smith launches his monograph next month. Wrapped in a colourful cloth cover – with a striped motif, of
course – the book focuses on 50 different objects that shed light on the designer’s many inspirations. These objects run the gamut from everyday items such as matchboxes and green apples to design classics like the elongated Toio floor lamp, helping to tell the story behind the timeless and playful appeal of Smith’s creations.
Since many of us aren’t spending as much time outside as we used to, smaller leather goods make more sense. Enter the latest downsized offerings from Celine, including its Triomphe Canvas Phone Pouch (pictured above) and the Maillon Triomphe Wallet on Chain. The canvas of the former updates the brand’s
historic monogram that debuted in 1972. It features a link motif inspired by the chain around the Arc de Triomphe. The pouch holds a phone and two credit cards. What else do you need when you head out these days anyway?
If you’re a fan of Salvatore Ferragamo or miss the Eternal City, the brand now invites audiences worldwide into its newly renovated boutique on Via Condotti in Rome. The Augmented Store 360 experience allows shoppers to virtually move from room to room, interact with and access information on the products, and
even place orders. The brand has also added a dose of culture into the experience by letting visitors
explore the Ferragamo Museum in Florence to check out sections of the current Sustainable Thinking exhibition.