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New SuperStar BalmaiN x TrudoN F o o t w e a r m a k e r B o t h Paris has launched a new collection of boots designed by fashion house Monse's co-creative directors, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. Both uses the latest rubber-shoe-making techniques alongside leather and other experimental materials to create unique footwear. The five-piece collection takes cues from Monse's Fall/Winter 2020 Happy Punk collection, inspired by tartans, velvet, deconstructed wool, and trench coats. Included are new versions of Both's signature boots, The GAO thigh-high and The GAO high boot. d etails matter. Those seeking the ultimate combination of French fashion history and Parisian scent need look no further than the collaboration between Balmain and Trudon. The fashion house and Maison Trudon have meticulously crafted a limited-edition candle J immy Choo has partnered with outdoor heritage brand Timberland to recreate Timberland's classic six-inch hiking boot — picture the boot having a spa day followed by a red-carpet appearance, and you get a sense of things. Available in four colorways with Swarovski crystals and glitter embellishments, the collab allows Jimmy Choo "to get together with different creative minds to create a beautiful and surprising product," says Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi. "Timberland's outdoor work heritage, combined with our high fashion sensibility, creates something really exciting and unique." The new kicks range from $595 for black nubuck leather with gunmetal glitter to $5,500 for the golden s u e d e a n d crystal version. At select Jimmy Choo boutiques,, P rada continues its collaboration with Adidas with The Superstar, a sneaker that's been an Adidas classic since 1969. The Prada makeover sees the sneaker crafted at Prada's workshops in full-grain leather in three new colorways (black, white with black, and chrome silver with white) with Prada and Adidas Originals logos. $525, at Prada boutiques, Adidas flagship stores,, Both x Monse timberland Goes GlaM Gucci Garden Goes virtual (only 1,000 will be sold in the U.S.) — the result of a longstanding admiration between the two houses. Trudon provides a unique scent, playing off the Ernesto candle — a favorite of Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, who relies on it both at home and in the studio. For the collaboration, Trudon used Ernesto as its guide, starting with Atlas cedarwood, gunpowder, and cigar, then adding black rose. The meticulous approach to craft can be seen in every step of the process, from the hand-application of gold leaf, to the gold foil label printed on black velvet and the final packaging with the Balmain and Trudon logos. Classic (270g) $150, La Grand Bougie (2.8kg) $650, at Kuhl- L i n s c o m b , T he Gucci Garden in Florence is an awe-inspiring landmark, with fashion, design, art, and food living harmoniously under one roof, encompassing all the things we associate with great Italian fashion and design. Unfortunately, Gucci Garden has been closed due to COVID-19. To recreate the magic, Gucci recently launched virtual tours, where visitors can explore the ground- floor boutique and bookstore, as well as the upper-level exhibition spaces. While nothing beats experiencing Gucci Garden in person, this virtual tour highlights the attention to detail and curatorial process of Alessandro Michele and his team. Jimmy Choo X Timberland Balmain X Trudon candle Gucci Garden in Florence Both Paris X Monse Prada-Adidas Superstar sneaker

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