Two London-based retailers – the online Farfetch, and William Vintage, the world’s most beautiful haute couture vintage store – have teamed up to release 500 pieces from one of Italy’s greatest designers. That designer is Gianni Versace, who died 20 years ago after being shot outside his home.
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The collection, released on Oct 10, spans 20 years of his work: from his early pieces of 1977 to those from his final F/W 1997 show. It includes rare and important designs from some of Versace’s most iconic seasons, including the Warhol-inspired “Pop” collection of 1991, the “Bondage” collection of F/W 1992, and the “Punk” collection of S/S 1994. Shop the collection at www.farfetch.com, www.williamvintage.com, or in store at the William Vintage flagship shop in Marylebone, London.
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Real jewellery that’s as fun as costume ones.
Alessandro Michele’s fondness for vintage-y accessories for Gucci has now extended to a collection of fine jewellery. Called Le Marche des Merveilles, it’s in 18K gold and sterling silver, with precious stones and coloured enamel, and its big feature is big cats. From $2,120 for a ring. – RT
Each bag is lined with lambskin.
Pine43 for leather bags that’re water-, fade- and stain-resistant
The good thing about vegetable tanned leather is its water resistance. Local label Pine43 takes it two steps further by adding a layer of varnish to its calf leather bags after tanning and colouring them. This last step helps to slow down colour change and prevent colour transfer from bag to clothes. From www.naiise.com
at $180 for a cross-body to $380 for a backpack. – BG