Givenchy Two-Tone Leather Sneakers

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“The Givenchy look is luxurious in a louche, rebellious way,” creative Director Mr Riccardo Tisci told The Journal. These Italian-made sneakers embody that irreverent attitude, crafted from supple black leather with contrasting red leather cuffs and linings. They’re subtly accented with knotted details and gold designer stamps for a tidy finish” ($550).

Valentino Striped Sneakers

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Shake up your footwear collection with Valentino‘s two-tone sneakers. A contemporary take on classic tennis shoes, they have been crafted in Italy from burgundy leather and are designed with light-blue panels for a cool contrast. They are detailed with the label’s signature studding, fully lined and have light padding to ensure the most comfortable stride ($795).

LANVIN Leather Trimmed Wool Blend Jacket

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From military personnel to stunt drivers, actors and musicians, the bomber jacket has been a global style staple since its inception. Crafted from mid-weight wool-blend, Lanvin‘s version is a top choice. Contrasting ribbed and leather trims add polish, while a full quilted lining provides warmth ($2,275).

Givenchy Obsedia Leather Backpack

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Backpacks are known for being utilitarian, but thisGivenchy version is crafted from rugged black leather that gives it a tough edge over more functional styles. This bag is fastened with one of the brand’s signature ‘Obsedia’ buckles, a chunky piece of hardware that’s got the hallmarks of a future icon ($3,555). 

Balenciaga Arena Creased Leather Sneakers

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Balenciaga‘s ‘Arena’ high top sneakers have become a staple for the label, ever-popular thanks to their sleek shape and high impact. This all-black pair has been crafted from creased-leather with a neat folded tongue for a focus on shape and texture. Team them with slim black jeans to complete the look. This item is large to size, take a size smaller than normal ($575).

Small Architecture Now! by Philip Jodidio

485102_mrp_in_xlAs respected architecture writer Mr Philip Jodidio points out in the introduction to this book, smaller architectural designs are often the most creative. Freed from the bureaucracy of large projects and requiring the most careful consideration of space, they demonstrate unique skill and innovative thinking. Profiling over 50 firms and showing selected projects, including detailed images and text in English, French and German, this hardcover provides a fascinating and global insight into the medium. link