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‘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).
As 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
A small card placed on each seat at the latest Saint Laurent show read ‘Psych Rock’s New Rising’, and the collection that followed was heavily influenced by this niche genre. This military jacket is evocative of the styles worn by Mr Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper era ($3,100).
Givenchy‘s high top ‘Tyson’ sneakers are footwear icons, worn by rappers and rock royalty alike. This black pair is finished with silver stars at the ankle strap ($995).
With the festive season imminent, it’s time to consider what new toys you might like to receive – and this expansive Teneues tome features plenty of food for thought. Including some of the world’s most extravagant treats in luxuriant colour photography, this compendium is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of exceptional products and services ($125).