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Bohemian rhapsodies

Apr 17. 2019
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Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe, introduces a new collection that tells stories of bohemian life, where childhood memories blend with botanical and geometric motifs like sea urchins and stained glass, shells, bandanas and mythological lions.

In collaboration with Disney, the big-eared elephant Dumbo appears on everything from t-shirts to bags and jackets. Period pieces, meanwhile, are modernised – from a suede hussar jacket to sackcloth shorts – whilst raw, stone-washed denim, fouta towel cotton and corduroy evoke a weathered richness. Matching separates in relaxed shapes make up cool summer suits in watermelon-striped knit, glazed python, and ombre inkblot linen. The collection also includes two bags: a backpack and a tote in canvas featuring branded leather panelling and bonded jacquard patches by M/M Paris.

No more wrinkles

Known for its high-protection anti-ageing sun care, French brand Sisley introduces its new “Sunleya G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF50+”.

Acting like an anti-ageing shield for the skin in the sun, it prevents wrinkles, dark spots, dehydration and loss of firmness, leaving the skin with a luminous and durable tan. This innovative anti-ageing action comes from a combination of powerful active ingredients including extracts of Einkorn wheat, dill soy peptide and white willow along with vitamin E acetate, shea butter, glycerin of plant origin, sage and marjoram, that help protect while also moisturising the skin, leaving it feeling silky and fresh. 

Smooth as silk

Naos Thailand, distributor of French pioneering skincare brand Bioderma, celebrates its third anniversary by bringing the Sensibio cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin. The product targets skin that’s dehydrated, fragile and tight through a range of active ingredients that reinforce the tolerance threshold of all sensitive skin.

School’s out for summer

For her spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection, Rei Kawakubo travels back in time so her schooldays, offering a series of outfits based on the simple dark jacket and skirt.

The collection is subtle yet elegant, with a wide range of suit coats, collared shirtdresses, striped smocks and aprons, polka-dot shirt and, pleated skirts. A wool blazer and knee-length kilt recalls the Japanese school uniform of old, uplifted by the fineness of fabric and line. A little leather strap girds both shoulders, like a back harness with very slim pockets. 


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