What's New at Hirshleifers - February 2019
February 1, 2019
An artistic bent laid the groundwork for Rosie Assoulin's spring collection -- where several pieces involved actual artistry. Whether it was hand-painted watercolors, hand-dyed fabrics or garments studded with cabochons, the craftsmanship in the pieces is more than evident in their time-tested strength and longevity. These are pieces you collect; the ability to wear them is simply an added perk!
Under the creative direction of Kim Jones, the rechristened Dior Men has seen a massive rejuvenation and instantly become a must-have men's wear label. For spring, Jones, formerly of Louis Vuitton, tapped New York-based artist Brian Donnelly, best known under his professional moniker Kaws, to reimagine the brand's classic bee motif, as well as to create a new Dior logo specific to the collection. Among the coveted pieces that feature the Kaws bee in pink and yellow are T-shirts, sweatshirts and small leather goods, as well as the iconic Dior Saddle bag, which Jones has reinterpreted for men for the first time.
Alyx, now known as 1017 Alyx 9SM, has always been a perennial street-style favorite, but for spring, designer Matthew Williams's collection of skinny leather pants, studded bodysuits, denim with free-flying straps and wetsuit-tight T-shirts had extra appeal. Perhaps it's the Chelsea boots his models wore... or their cross-body bags with signature carabiner that are all the rage.