Rainbow bright is the new winter white … if Virgil Abloh has anything to say about it. The trailblazing designer’s new Technicolor camo collection is available at Louis Vuitton’s Soho pop-up, which Abloh splashed in the same eye-catching pattern. Dubbed Louis Vuitton 2054 (a nod to both the brand’s 1854 launch as well as its future), the waterproof, 14-piece line includes Monogram 3-D backpacks, carryalls that unfold into sleeping bags, iridescent chain-link necklaces and a T-shirt that collapses into its own front pocket. The colorful capsule solidifies Abloh’s vision as the gift that keeps on giving.
Brand new bag
Dudes, sack your old backpacks: MZ Wallace has launched a line of mens bags. Dubbed The Bleecker Collection, the six lightweight, water- and stain-resistant styles (a duffel bag, commuter briefcase and Dopp kit) come in black-and-blue camo, and are designed to handle everything from morning commutes to trips upstate. “The goal with the collection is to address as many of his needs as possible with a considered selection of sensibly edited pieces,” says Lucy Wallace Eustice, MZ Wallace’s co-founder. How handy.
Cult-favorite designer Emily Adams Bode’s new LES shop was inspired by a vintage American modernist hotel lobby. The coffee-stained space, at 58 Hester St., was designed in collaboration with Green River Project. It features a reclaimed, hand-painted, 1890s clay fountain, mahogany furniture (including a rail-car sofa with horse-blanket upholstery) and knickknacks from the designer’s personal archive. Runway looks, one-of-a-kind garments and a line of patchwork pillows are all on display.
Paint the town red
Boring black-tie season, meet your match: Peerless Clothing’s Tallia Orange is dropping a Lunar New Year line made for maximalists. Blaze through December (and beyond) in the limited-edition capsule’s five dinner jackets and two vests, decked out in festive brocades, sequins and haute hues of red and gold. You can head to Macy’s to try on the dapper duds now, or catch the brand’s video ad in Times Square for outfit inspo.
Eat your drink this holiday season at Smith & Sinclair’s Adult Candy Shop pop-up Known for his playful takes on bar-stool favorites, like cocktail gummies and effervescent instant-cocktail tablets, London-based confectioner Emile Bernard — who describes himself as “Willy Wonka and Walter White’s lovechild” — is bringing his buzzy wares to 66 Greenwich Ave., through Dec. 22. The shop specializes in “weird and wonderful” cocktail products — like edible candles, fragrances and paint (all alcoholic, ranging from $7 to $30). Talk about naughty and nice.
NBA players got nothin’ on you, when you show up to your next holiday party sporting such baller footwear. Designers embraced these bold-toned, chunky sole, patterned and hiker-inspired lace-up trainers on their fall 2019 runways and proved that sneakers are still the It shoe for making an entrance. — Johannah Masters