Karen Walker’s new Disney collab, Deadly Ponies founder Liam Bowden on his new collection and your last chance to grab some Gosha Rubchinskiy
TAKING THE MICKEY Karen Walker celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday with a seriously cool collaboration
Alongside Marc Jacobs and Opening Ceremony, Karen Walker is one of three fashion designers who’s been asked to create a super-limited-edition collection featuring Disney’s most successful character for his 90th birthday. In the Disney x Karen Walker collab, out today, Mickey and his pals sling the Runaway Girl bindle over their shoulders and head off on an adventure. There are t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewellery, eyewear and accessories in the collection, which is tipped to sell out fast. Get it in Karen Walker’s Britomart store today.
SCARLET WOMAN Marilyn Monroe’s favourite scent gets a limited edition Christmas makeover
When it comes to a classic eau de parfum like Chanel No.5, you don’t want to mess with the formula… or, for that matter, even the form. But that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up the bottle in a Christmassy hue to give an old classic a fresh look. The Chanel No.5 Red Holiday edition ($334) is available in Chanel’s Britomart store now – a never-fail Christmas choice
DISAPPEARING ACT Get hold of the last bits of Gosha Rubchinskiy before they’re gone
Russian fashion designer, graphic artist and photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy is a fashion phenomenon, collaborating with brands like adidas and Comme des Garcons, and bringing post-Soviet Russian youth culture into the mainstream. This year, he announced that he’ll be changing his label from the traditional seasonal model to “something new”. We don’t know what that is yet, but we do know if you want some of the last pieces of his seasonal collections, you better get into Fabric at Britomart quick sharp to pick them up.
CLEAR WINNER Are you brave enough to try Deadly Ponies’ revealing new bags?
When we got our first look at the new Deadly Ponies Resort collection that’s just landed in their Britomart store, we immediately mentally catalogued what we’d have to evict from our handbags before trying out the new Transparent capsule. But Deadly Ponies founder and designer Liam Bowden is convincing us to show off even our most embarrassing bag contents with pride. “The objects can be ordered and tidy or chaotic,” he says. “It is the idea of visibility, not about inspecting your bag.” Click here to read the chat we had with him about his new collection and the highlights of the last year.
HOLDING COURT The latest release from adidas Originals is causing a real racket
New from adidas Originals – but also old from adidas Originals – is the Continental 80s edition in new colourways. Originally a take on 1980s tennis shoes, the silhouette of these terry-lined leather trainers is slimline and low-cut. These are shoes that you can be sure will last the distance – because they already have. In the adidas Originals Britomart store now.