FASHION Our selection this month celebrates generations-old heritages, some dating back over a century
Classic, made more appealing
Nomos Glashütte has released its classic Orion watch with a silver dial, a celebration of the Roaring ’Twenties—that’s the 1920s—in the hope that we may see the optimism and celebration of life return in the 2020s. The Orion 38 Silver follows the company’s tried and trusted watch-making principles, with a silver case, hand-polished dial, and hand-applied indices. The company intends to appeal to men and women with both the smaller Orion 33 Gold (with a gold dial) and this model, and custom engraving is an option. Find out more at glashuette.com.
Tested for over a century
Tavannes Watch Co., founded in 1891, has created a 2021 version of its iconic Submarine 1917 watch, as worn by the Black Star Sailing Team’s skippers. The original was developed after two British submarine commanders approached the company during the Great War for a watch that could work on submarine decks awash with water. It had to be watertight and non-magnetic, and the balance wheel had to be made of a material that would expand and contract little with temperature variations. The original appeared in 1917, with a minimum of 10 ATM (100 m) water resistance. Its 2021 revivals follow similar principles, with a stainless steel Tavanium-finished case, 10 ATM water resistance, a sapphire crystal, and Swiss-made automatic movement. The manufacturer says it is suitable for swimming and snorkelling, but not sub-aqua diving. The new Submarine 1917 prices begin at US$1,150, rising to US$1,250 for models with a PVD-coated stainless steel case.
While Lazy Oaf shows both happy and sad faces on its Dr Martens shoes, H&M has teamed up with Smiley, the iconic countercultural symbol from the early 1970s. Designed to evoke positivity—something we definitely welcome in 2022—it appears on fun apparel, including hoodies, joggers, T-shirts and sport socks, available at selected H&M stores and hm.com. Light purple, off-white, beige and black form the colour palette, while most of the collection is made from sustainable materials.
Firenze, Italy-based Malo has a new capsule collection called Re-Cashmere, one that is particularly innovative as it blends ancient traditions with modern realities.
The label takes high-quality virgin cashmere yarn that comes from its production process, regenerating it by spinning it into a single thread from which new garments are knitted, including crew- and turtleneck sweaters, scarves and caps. Malo follows the tradition of the Tuscan cenciaioli who recovered their textile residues.
The dark lavender colour is unique and comes from the regeneration process. Malo says it is impossible to replicate. The collection is available at malo.it. •
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