This week’s best in style & culture: Swarovski x Adidas, a stylish rainy-day accessory, and so much more

7 April 2022
By Hemma Vara

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

1. Brilliance on the football field with Swarovski x Adidas

Prepare to be dazzled by the latest luxury sportswear collaboration, the Swarovski x Adidas ‘Predator Edge Crystal’, a high-performance football boot featuring thousands of precision-cut crystals embedded and integrated into the shoe. 

A partnership that pushes the bounds of creativity across performance sport and premium crystals, the Predator Edge Crystal is one of many spectacular Swarovski x Adidas designs.  

Star football players will wear the high-voltage boot on the pitch, with limited numbers available from adidas.com and at selected retailers worldwide.  

2. Make it rain with Blunt umbrellas

Is this Blunt’s freshest colour yet? The beloved umbrella brand has released its signature checkerboard pattern in melon green, available in compact Metro or large Coupe umbrella styles.

An elevated alternative to gingham, the melon print pairs beautifully with pastel clothing, and provides a striking contrast to wintery navy, black, and emerald green hues. 

Visit Fashion Quarterly’s Instagram for a chance to win the Blunt Melon Check coupe in a gorgeous checkerboard green, valued at $139, and check out the collection at bluntumbrellas.co.nz

3. Dyson's acclaimed styling tool receives a powerful makeover

Set to launch in June, the new Dyson Airwrap styler boasts impressive enhancements, offering personalisation for even more hair types. 

Key innovations to the styling tool include barrels that change direction — meaning there’s no need to switch attachments to create clockwise or anticlockwise curls and waves. Dyson’s signature aerodynamic ‘Coanda effect’ is also harnessed to dry and style the hair without extreme heat, allowing the creation of coveted, high-gloss styles like the ‘liquid bob’. 

Lastly, a versatile wide-tooth comb attachment is on offer (and can be used with new or existing Airwrap stylers), adding shape and volume to curly and coily hair without damage. 

The new Dyson Airwrap multi-styler and attachments are available from 16 June at Dyson.co.nz, and from 7 July at selected retailers. 

4. Experience a new level of luxury with Elle + Riley's fine Italian cashmere

Expanding their cashmere offering, Elle + Riley has crafted a range made from Loro Piana featherweight cashmere, inspired by the understated elegance of Italian movie actresses like Sophia Loren. 

Loro Piana is a luxury Italian fabric company owned by LVMH Group, specialising in sourcing the finest raw materials from around the world. Its fine featherweight cashmere features added stretch for movement, with a t-shirt like thickness for ample layering. 

Shop the Italian cashmere in an array of gorgeous seasonal hues at elleandriley.com

5. Creating art with London St Art Club, cathedral style

London St Art Club presents a unique workshop series, delving into exercises like sketching to music, blind drawing, and shadow tracing. 

An immersive, therapeutic experience, classes are held at the breathtaking Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, accompanied by acoustics from a violinist and cellist. 

Offering a relaxed vibe for artists of all levels, you are encouraged to explore and hone your artistic style. 

Book the workshop series at londonstartclub.com

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