Gianni Versace initiated a legendary legacy of glamour when he founded his namesake line in 1978, with his supremely colorful, confident, and feminine designs outfitting the supermodels of the 90s. Sister Donatella Versace continues to advance the Italian line’s bold and body-conscious styling. Blouses, skirts, trousers, and modern mini dresses are reinvented with asymmetric constructions, punk-inspired zippers, and metallic graphic prints. Versace's signature Medusa head evokes the power and sophistication of its woman, channeled via golden statement jewelry, ornate patent leather accessories, and exquisite Italian leather shoes.
Rounding Up the Classics from Tony Hawk’s Go-to Skate Brand
When it comes to heritage skate brands, there’s nothing more affirming than a co-sign from a skate legend—in the case of Vans, it’s their recently announced brand partnership with Tony Hawk. Hawk’s first skate shoes in 1978 were Vans, proof that the label has been building legacies for over half a century. If any brand has earned the right to refer to their shoes as OG, Classic, or Authentic, it’s Vans, and it’s all here for you, too.
Vans Red OG Authentic LX Sneakers
When you think of Vans, it’s hard not to think of these classic lows in the most classic color: chill red.
Vans Off-White OG Classic Slip-On LX Sneakers
Damn Daniel or not, spring means it’s a good time to be back at it again with the white vans.
Vans Black OG Old Skool LX Sneakers
Black feels best worn slightly faded, making suede its perfect partner. The OG Old Skool weathers with every step you take, a wearable record of wherever you’re walking.
Vans Yellow and Green OG Sk8 Hi LX Sneakers
The Sk8 Hi means a taller shoe and upping ankle protection, too. In mustard-toned suede and canvas, these OGs are a splash of sunny yellow without being too in-your-face.
Vans Green Hairy Suede OG Era LX Sneakers
Suede is leather’s softer cousin—the higher the nap the fuzzier it becomes. These algae-blue Hairy OG lows make the classic cushy, upping texture without compromising ease of wear.
Italian designer Gianni Versace launched his eponymous collection in 1978, capturing a confident and powerful attitude in his Mediterranean-informed menswear designs. Now under the creative direction of sister Donatella Versace, the line’s bold and masculine aesthetic continues to evolve. Fine tailoring and opulent, subculture-inspired styling make a powerful statement alongside Roman-inspired graphic prints. The signature Medusa head appears on everything from Italian leather sneakers and backpacks to streetwear and gold chain necklaces. T-shirts and hoodies in Baroque prints capture the urban vibe beloved by fans of the Versace house.
Keeping in line with the unfaltering vision of its late namesake, the Sarah Burton-helmed incarnation of the Alexander McQueen label furthers a diaristic approach to design that is both impenetrable and alluring. Preserving the element of spectacle that is a mainstay of the label’s modus operandi, McQueen translate temporal and geographical specificity into stately womenswear, with regal accents striking a balance against delicate reinterpretations of the label’s recognizable morbid signifiers.
In spite of shouldering the inherent tragedy embedded in the legacy that it is carrying on, an unbridled romanticism nonetheless looms over the McQueen line, culling from the natural world while abating its fatalistic leanings. Coalescing a deep-seated knowledge of bespoke British tailoring with the workmanship of a French haute couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing, the Alexander McQueen label’s uncompromising dedication to satisfying its muse continues to foster emotionally rousing results.
With Wacko Maria, Comme des Garçons, and Ganni
The forecast calls for—well, maybe it doesn’t matter. But one thing you’ll need to dress for is comfort. Here is a round-up of our most luxe essentials to keep you comfy-cozy.
Wacko Maria Brown and Black Leopard Gown Coat
Staying in one place is beginning to feel like a wild ride, and it is better to dress the part. Some leopards sleep up to 18 hours a day—just saying.
Amiri Multicolor Tie-Dye Cashmere Cardigan
April showers bring May flowers, and tie-dye in delicate pastels. Fresher days (and flowers) are ahead, but in the meantime stay soft and warm in cashmere.
Malibu Sandals Tan and Off-White Vegan Leather and Hemp Thunderbird Sandals
Is there anything more comfortable than a crepe sole? Maybe guilt-free vegan leather—both are afoot in these sandals, just as suitable for in your home as they are outside of it.
GANNI Burgundy & Black Jacquard Scrunchie
Long hair, do care—with a silk scrunchie. Silk causes less friction than its cotton cousins, meaning less breakage. A luxe puff of decadent chocolate.
Sunspel Blue and White Striped Pyjama Shirt
Pinstripes on pyjamas have long connoted a look of leisure, but they’re equally at home in suiting. You could say this is your new nine-to-five ‘fit—max comfort without sacrificing sophistication.
Comme des Garçons Girl Pink and White Check Gathered Skirt
The satisfaction of unfurling a fresh picnic blanket over grass is hard to beat. While picnics might be a ways away, wrap yourself in checkers for at-home comfort. The look is as timeless as it is serene.
Radical conceptual designer Martin Margiela founded his namesake couture house in 1988 and quickly established himself at the forefront of the Belgian fashion avant-garde. The design team that currently heads the Maison has maintained the tradition of anonymity its founder established in his career-long refusal to grant interview or public appearances. Women's line MM6 presents a more casual, street-inspired take on the Maison's intellectual approach to luxury. Sportswear, clever graphic prints, sneakers, and geometric forms are always represented in its unexpected takes on urban basics.
Husband-and-wife duo Nicolaj and Ditte Reffstrup know that sustainable fashion is an oxymoron, which is why Danish label Ganni doesn’t purport to be that which it’s not. Although operating within the context of the fashion industry, Ganni nonetheless strives to make a difference–to leave a positive mark. Fostering change through its commitment to responsibility, Ganni is driven by the challenge of constructing garments from innovative materials and upcycled fabrics, while simultaneously attempting to create quality designs that will last a lifetime. This very commitment to social responsibility, coupled with the label’s self-awareness, authenticity, and transparency has set Ganni apart and skyrocketed the former cult label to international acclaim.
Instagram it-girls have also contributed to the brand’s success through the promotion of the laid-back ‘Ganni Girl’ aesthetic: effortless, confident, and chic. Lacquered fabrics, garment-dyed denim, and a mix of animal and floral prints feature prominently across ruched skirts, mid-length dresses, oversized blazers, boxy jackets, swimwear, and accessories. Embracing a subtle 90s minimalist flare, Ganni continues to maintain its romantic yet playfully girlish appeal. With a commitment to responsibility, Ganni reveals that it is possible to be both fashion-forward and environmentally conscious–setting a strong precedent for the modern fashion industry.
In Cartoon Company with Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga
There is a time and a place for stark minimalism, but a detour down memory lane can be just as good...even goofy. Our faithful friends from the animated realm provide levity, making them the perfect grown-up go-to. Here for you to wear as you wish, from soft fleece to supple leather, Disney to Sanrio, these cartoons will keep you company.
Comme des Garcons Pink and White Disney Edition Stripe Polka Dot T-Shirt
Polkadots and a droopy bow—visual ciphers that are enough to suggest that Minnie is in the house, even if you don’t see the mouse.
Martine Rose Anywear Batwings Sweater and Martine Rose Pink Anywear Track Pants
Locomotives, clowns, puffs of rainbow smoke, and bulldogs—this Martine Rose cartoon ensemble is a synthesis of plush nostalgia with pastel streetwear. Be a cool, cozy, caricature.
Amiri Blue Grateful Dead Thrasher Jeans
If you’re not keen on hacking festival life, wear an homage to your favorite classic rock in jean form. Complete with the band’s infamous “dancing” bears and an iteration of the “steal your face” lightning skull on the back pocket, these Grateful Dead Thrasher jeans can be worn in or out.
Balenciaga White Hello Kitty Top Handle Bag
We literally don’t even need to say anything about this. Perfection.
Gucci Orange Disney Edition Wool Sweater
It was Walt Disney’s pet mouse that inspired the making of Mickey, and so too, Alessandro Michele and this Gucci sweater. With a bold pattern in subdued tones, playful just got smart—call it Michele Mouse.
Marc Jacobs Green Magda Archer Edition Mini Box Bag
You heard it here first!
Perks and Mini White Screen Time T-Shirt
Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy—can you name all Seven Dwarfs? If not, we’ve got a pretty sweet suggestion for how to never forget.
As a child, Eszter Áron accompanied her mother, a draper by trade, on trips to textile trade shows on both sides of the Iron Curtain; this early repeated exposure to a kaleidoscopic variety of woven and knit fabrics planted a notion that, decades later, would sprout into Áeron, a womenswear line based in Budapest that exudes a vibrant elegance across all modes of formality.
To this end, seasonal colors variously possess both vivacious cheer and cool sobriety. An insistence on quality in materials and fabrication techniques recalls the generations of tailors that preceded Áron, while playful modifications of classic detailing coalesce into tasteful silhouettes that resonate with an immediacy untarnished by any tendency towards the modish. In Áeron, Áron seeks to symbolize the unabashed femininity and sophistication that her mother embodied, and to provide an aesthetically robust backdrop upon which the confidence to stand apart can find firm footing.
Marveling at Wales Bonner, Converse, and Simone Rocha from Afar
Working isolated from one another and with little else to do, the SSENSE editors fantasize about what they would wear if this really were all just a dream.
Wales Bonner Red Crochet Stripes Lounge Pants
Not to be too (tightly-wound and panicked) Chas Tenenbaum, especially right now, but aren’t these exactly right? Loungewear that still feels a little bit tailored.
Engineered Garments Navy Cotton Overalls
Over the past two weeks I've tried on a lot of hats. Right now I'm a gardener, meticulously tending my plants, propagating from cuttings, potting and repotting, my kitchen covered in soil.
Simone Rocha Off White Egg Bag
Not sure what kind of egg this is, but it seems to come from a place I’ll dream about visiting.
Levis Vintage Blue Denim Type 2 trucker Jacket
Forget about breaking in new boots or stiff trousers and relax with a trusted vintage classic—best tossed over an old hoodie, or the pyjama shirt you haven’t been able to part ways with.
Sacai Multicolor Globe Bag
A handbag that says: "Imagine all the people, sharing all the world."
Julia Heuer Orange and Multicolor Peter Print Lee Blouse
A colorful print that can hold your attention for minutes (or even better, hours) is a welcome distraction.
Converse Black One Star Criss Cross Sandals
While staying indoors at home calls for new modes of creativity, why not revisit old favorites? Take ballet, for instance, and try an online workout. Or better yet, kick back with a double feature of Center Stage and Save the Last Dance. Leave the pointe shoes to the pros and slip into some (much more comfortable) chunky slippers to channel early aughts off-duty ballerinas.
Eckhaus Latta Yellow Three Dogs Hoodie
Just three pups, hanging out on a hoodie the color of sugar cookies. Life's true comforts, all in one place.
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