CONTINUING WITHour series that we began last week about the things we like lately and this week, we’re looking at the Isabel Marant Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear runway show; a new hotel opening in Paris this month; Virginie Viard’s Chanel Spring 2022 presentation; a bright and spacious Haussmanian apartment by Festen; beautiful minimalist knits, and the elegant work of Studio Ko. Of course, the Caucasus mountains in Russia (above) in full bloom by Daniel Kordan is on the list as well…
The Isabel Marant Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection is sporty and summery, its silks and pastels and 80s shapes reminiscent of palm trees and Miami nights. There are ruffles and ombré and round metallic leather bags, but we liked the silky, lacy white looks best, and of course, the tied-up leather boots (see below).
The new 5-star hotel, Château Voltaire, opens in mid-October in Paris. The latest project by Thierry Gillier, it is an ode to modern, understated luxury and Parisian elegance. See more here.
Virginie Viard‘s Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear presentation for Chanel was all summertime with its vintage-inspired bathing suits, mesh skirts and sheer, iridescent fabrics. There were still classic pink tweed blazers and black and white oversized shawl coats with tuxedo detailing, but our favourites were the knit sets: cropped sweaters and short skirts, and even knitted shorts with long matching cardigans…
This Haussmanian apartment by the architects Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay of Festen, who describe the home as allowing for the purity of space and combining traditional Parisian style with purist contemporary design.
The Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine this past weekend featured this beautiful layout of minimalist knits with a ’90’s spin that looked both cosy and sexy and elegant all at once. The first, a chunky wool mix Papyrus dress from Chloé looked so lovely, it nearly made me excited for winter. The second, in a deep blue, is a cropped wool top and matching merino wool skirt by Michael Kors; and the last is a matching mohair top and skirt by Fendi. All three looks speak to the changing needs of post-pandemic women who are looking for both comfort and polish at the same time. Knit pieces are the best of both…
Photography by Marc Hibbert; Styling by Aylin Bayhan; Model, Karishma / via The Financial Times
Studio KO is comprised of Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, partners who have worked together on projects across Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Their focus is on light, space and texture, and their philosophy is that “The true meaning of modernity—according to cross-cultural architects—is to at once recover the past and divert from it.” That is, recognising the importance of being contemporary while respecting history.