The latest in style & culture: Burberry x Supreme, a rare Hermès Birkin bag, and more

10 March 2022
By Hemma Vara

Five things you'll want to shop, see, and admire this week.

1. A Forever capsule designed with intent and care

Photograph by Dan Roberts.

The first drop of the newest Forever capsule by Maggie Marilyn debuted yesterday, showcasing slouchy silhouettes, dreamy draping, and woven textures in sorbet and classic black hues. 

However, it is not the beautiful garments that are the most significant thing about this capsule. The time to design the capsule was founding designer Maggie Hewitt’s most prolonged period after exiting the wholesale business model in 2020. 

This grace of time allowed her to “design slowly and mindfully; to engage in more research and development; to design only when I felt called to do so, rather than being hamstrung by a global calendar or somebody else’s rules. To remain true to my promise of only ever designing pieces that I believe will sit in a person’s wardrobe forever.”

The new Forever campaign imagery heroes supermodel Shanina Shaik, shot at the carbon-positive Good Earth Cotton Farm in Moree, Australia.

Shop the Maggie Marilyn Forever capsule at maggiemarilyn.com or at one of the Maggie Marilyn homes in Britomart and Newmarket. The second and third Forever capsule releases will debut on 23 March and 6 April, respectively. 

2. A rare Hermès Birkin & other coveted goods

If you’re looking to bypass the extensive waiting list on some of the world’s most coveted luxury goods, New Zealand auction house Webb’s is holding a fine jewels, watches, and luxury accessories auction on Sunday 13 March. 

Highlights include a Rolex Submariner wristwatch, a chocolate-hued Hermès Birkin bag, an assortment of luxury bags from Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, and a 14ct emerald stone ring. With many celebrities still finding themselves on the likes of the infamous Birkin wait-list, this is your chance to purchase a collectable ‘it’ piece. 

Find out more, arrange a viewing time, or contact the Webb’s specialist team for further information by visiting webbs.co.nz

3. A monumental collection between two iconic brands

Photograph by Bolade Banjo.

British fashion house Burberry has partnered with American skateboarding brand Supreme to produce a monumental range, building on Burberry’s status as a modern luxury brand and Supreme’s enduring appeal in the urban subculture. 

Announced via rapper A$ap Nast’s Instagram account, the collection combines both brands’ logos and Burberry’s iconic chequered print. Highlights include a variety of elevated outerwear (including a contemporary take on the heritage trench coat), denim, and a highly-coveted six-panel cap. 

Shop the Burberry x Supreme partnership in New Zealand from 12 March at burberry.com

4. A high-performing shield for the skin

A culmination of years of research and cutting-edge technology, the latest product from Sisley Paris titled ‘All Day All Year’ is a high-performance skin shield touted to protect the skin from external aggressors. Because the skin is exposed daily to pollution, second-hand smoke, and UV rays, its cell renewal process can be disrupted, leading to premature ageing. 

All Day All Year offers both a physical shield from these daily aggressors and a biological shield, helping the skin reboot its defence mechanisms.   

The moisturising product harnesses a silky and soft texture, is suitable for all genders, and can be used alone or as a protective topcoat over skincare. 

Purchase Sisley Paris All Day All Year at Smith and Caughey’s and David Jones. 

5. A collection reflective of comfort and connection

Photograph by Katherine Brook.

A range designed during Aotearoa’s longest and toughest lockdown from August to September 2021, Mina co-founder Natalie Procter says she’s really proud to have gotten collection Two.1 over the line and into stores. 

Two. 1’s carefully chosen colour palette of warming and grounding tones reflects togetherness and reconnecting with loved ones. Classic Mina styles return in seasonal fabrications, and versatility is a crucial consideration — tops are designed to be worn two ways, and waist ties allow for multiple styling options. Comfort is also prioritised through elegant loungewear, designed with hosting at home in mind. 

Shop collection Two.1 at minaforher.com

6. A bold celebration of Pacific feminism

Jessicoco Hansell, Aunti FM To be of Secret Service, 2022.

The latest exhibition by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, ‘Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda’, brings together 12 prominent feminist artists from across the Pacific, including Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Marti Friedlander, Jessicoco Hansell, and Taloi Havini. Their works embody the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, resilience, tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty), and social justice. 

Curated by Ane Tonga, the exhibition reignites a call to action in Aotearoa from the late 1970s when Māori and Pacific women advocated for equal participation within feminist movements and society as a whole. 

“Amid turbulent times, this exhibition calls our attention to the power of collective leadership, vision and radical hope that has always existed in the Pacific”, says Tonga. 

Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda will show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from 26 March to 31 July 2022, 10am – 5pm daily. Admission is free. 

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