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5 things we love this week: a juicy rosé, modernist denim, & more

16 September 2021

Each week the Fashion Quarterly team rounds up what to read, buy, see, shop, eat, and drink.

WORDS BY Hemma Vara

1. Kowtow denim

Images: Holly Burgess.

Kowtow has expanded its denim offering, taking inspiration from Italian artist Bruno Munari and his contributions to the fields of modernism and futurism. 

New jean styles emphasise the elementary shapes: the square, circle, and triangle, conveyed through straight, tapered, and flared iterations. A denim bomber jacket has also been introduced, undoubtedly a popular staple for springtime wear. 

All denim is made from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton and produced using the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes. In lieu of zips, each garment is finished with nickel-free metal buttons that can ultimately be recycled.  

Available in hues of indigo, black, and greige, shop Kowtow’s denim edit at kowtowclothing.com

2. Louis Vuitton Artycapucines

Louis Vuitton Artycapucines MM Donna Huanca

For the third year in a row, Louis Vuitton has invited six internationally acclaimed artists to use the Capucines bag as a blank canvas, each transforming it into a work of art. 

This year’s artists include Donna Huanca, Zeng Fanzhi, and Gregor Hildebrandt, who have debuted their striking limited-edition designs. 

Pictured is Donna Huanca’s design, a recreation of two of her paintings. Multiple embroidery techniques were employed to echo her original brushstrokes. 

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Discover the ‘Artycapucines’ collection at louisvuitton.com

3. Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid

After weeks in lockdown, you’ll likely be craving the sunshine. But as we know, suncare is a non-negotiable step in our skincare routines, which is why we’re welcoming the new Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid. 

The product is quickly absorbed with its ultra-lightweight and fluid formula, leaving a dewy and healthy glow without the grease. It’s also infused with ethically sourced algae, a star ingredient that provides triple the hydrating effects of hyaluronic acid and works to replenish the skin’s moisturiser barrier. We think it’s the perfect combination between skincare and suncare. 

Wear the Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Face Fluid under makeup or without, then sit back, relax, and enjoy its deep hydrating effects. 

Find this new daily sunscreen essential online and in-store at Farmers, Chemist Warehouse and www.bondisands.com.au, and coming soon to Life Pharmacy and Unichem. 

4. P.E Nation's P.E. Edit

P.E Nation’s latest limited-edition edit launched today, offering an elevated take on athleisure styles while staying true to the brand’s signature contrast tonal styles. 

From a tailored blazer to an A-line midi skirt in heavyweight suiting fabric, these new pieces will add flair to your usual loungewear attire or offer an edge to your workwear wardrobe. 

We have our eye on the ‘Routine’ shirt in a tonal animal print, an oversized and lightweight layer featuring contrast stripe detailing on the back.

The limited-edition P.E. Edit is available exclusively via pe-nation.com

5. Leftfield Rosé

Here’s a new and deliciously dry drop, striking a seamless balance between bright and fresh flavours, and sophistication. 

The latest from Leftfield, a dry rosé, is made from a unique mix of merlot, pinot noir, and arneis, bringing together aromas of fresh strawberry, tart cranberry, and raspberry. The description alone has our mouths watering, and there’s something to be said about a subtly sweet wine with juicy acidity.  

Perfectly paired with seared salmon, soft cheeses, and charcuterie, the rosé can also be mixed with brandy, sugar syrup, and citrus for a sensational sangria. 

Leftfield Rosé is available in all good grocery and liquor stores, or online at leftfieldwines.com

What do you love this week? Send the Fashion Quarterly team a message—we’d love to hear from you. 

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