I have been searching for the perfect seasonless rainboot that is stylish and functional, and at last I have succeeded. The Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Ankle Bootie is undeniably brilliant. The gold buttons add the perfect touch of embellishment and the streamlined silhouette enables endless wardrobe versatility, whether it is raining or not. Available online from Akira
I was browsing through my archives of textile magazine Selvedge and discovered UK artist Carole Waller . She fuses color, light, textiles, glass, enamel and paint with either figurative or site specific imagery to make paintings which become glass installations, clothing, textile hangings, or live projects and collaborations. So brilliant!
Sandra Backland is one of my favorite designers who blurs the line between art and design. Her line of knits are seriously jaw-dropping. She handcrafts each piece using heavy gage wool and a diverse range of techniques to create one-of-kind sculptural masterpieces. View more of her most recent collection here
There is something about wedge shoes that keeps me wanting more. The architectural silhouette of Aussie Designer, Tristan Blair’s Leiza wedge bootie is perfection! Buy them at AMÉLIE
Hereff Christiansen makes brilliant use of intriguing draping techniques to create pieces with distinctive structural compositions that are effortless and timeless. Shop the collection HERE Save 25%off by entering the sale code 25OFF
Martin Margiela never ceases to amaze me with his thought-provoking designs that challenge the ordinary. He always keeps me wondering what will be next and yet again he has not let me down. Now you too can channel your inner Cinderella and live happily ever after in Maison Martin Margiela’s Glass Slippers. They are being produced in limited quanities and are sold separately which makes sense as they are more likely to grace your mantle rather than your feet. Available at Maison Margiela Stores for HK$9,900 each or HK$19,999 for the pair. via coolhunting
I love the draping and innovative prints from Italian designer Ilaria Nistria. Stores like Lane Crawford, Via Bus Stop, and SPRMRKT carry her line. Her designs are available online at Revolve Clothing’s Forward and Funky La La.
Hussein Chalayan has designed an exclusive new tote bag featuring an endangered species animal motif to benefit the PPR Home project. HOME is a non-profit initiative with an aim to increase a greater awareness and sense of responsibility towards the planet. As part of the HOME project, PPR released the HOME movie directed by Yann Arthus-Bertand and produced by Luc Besson. The movie explores environmental issues effecting the world today. The movie can be viewed at http://www.home-2009.com All proceeds of the Hussein Chalayan HOME tote bag will be donated to GoodPlanet, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s environmental organization. The HOME tote is available exclusively online from http://www.thecorner.com/ Learn more about good planet at http://www.goodplanet.org