In the third part of our 2017 introductions, Nathalia Archila and Lola Cristall pick out their highlights as the year commences
Lola Cristall is Paris editor of Lucire. Nathalia Archila is a writer for Lucire.
Mime et Moi
Mime et Moi is German company that has created a series of shoes with five interchangeable heel heights.
From day to night these shoes are the perfect companion for the entire day. The heels can be varied in terms of height, shape and colour and are made to fit easily into every handbag.
The spring–summer 2017 collection, Uptown/Downtown, has a straight design that combines elegance and functionality, and is available in different colours and material. All sets offer three heel height options: 3, 7 and 10 cm.
For more information about Mime et Moi, visit www.mimemoi.com.
In February 2017, BeingU launches its first lingerie collection created by Sadia Sisay (right), designed for women of all shapes, shades and sizes. The collection features briefs that specially fit the fuller bottom shape and five styles of bra that work from a 28 to a 44 back and up to an H cup.
BeingU’s mission is ‘to enable women to embrace their skin colour and body shape, to feel treasured and beautiful, through the wearing of beautiful underwear designed with their body in mind. Making women feel “visible” is at the core of this brand.’
‘I’ve spent over 30 years searching for gorgeous underwear to suit my skin tone and body shape and this is the first range that addresses these things,’ says Sadia. ‘We know from a survey conducted for BeingU that a staggering 82 per cent of women surveyed across the USA and UK said they did not find it easy to find lingerie similar to their skin tone and 94 per cent of respondents said they would buy skin tone lingerie if it was available.’
LA-based designer Clare Vivier has released a brand new design, Alice, a collection of handbags hand-made by a cooperative of women artisans living in and around Kitui in eastern Kenya. The first two versions of the Alice bag are available at www.clarev.com, and a smaller version will be released in spring 2017. The Alice is a circular vintage luggage, with pronounced edges that gives this bag a beautiful shape and structure. The purchase of each bag directly contributes to building sustainable businesses for women in Kenya.
New Balance has released a new silhouette for men, the 247 Luxe, a premium style designed to wear from day to night. The 247 features a buttery leather upper and synthetic nubuck stretch bootie, perfect for a contemporary look.
New Balance Global Lifestyle vice-president Shinishi Kubota says, ‘The 247 is the first new model created as part of our commitment to create footwear designed for our evolutionary concept, “Style of Your Life”. A nod to our iconic styling but a major step forward in representing the intersection where sport and life meet.’
The internationally renowned luxury brand, Item M6, is described as the intelligent legwear, with high-end technology and elegant design all wrapped into one piece. Item M6 Beauty Tights target and pinpoint the appearance of cellulite, for sexy and beautiful legs. Ceramic crystals incorporated into the fabric massages deep into the skin to penetrate within the fat cells. •
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