Metropolis Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Wear
Our editors select the best design-minded gifts of the season as part of an on-going series this week.
Celebrate the holidays in style with our favorite designer collaborations of the season.
Sparkle Ankle Socks, $18
Put your best foot forward with these colorful, sparkly socks by Happy Socks. These barely-there socks, made from a blend of viscose and metallic threads, go perfectly with pumps, kicks, or just on their own. We like this rust-colored colorblocked print, “Liza.”
This fall Spanish designer Jaime Hayon teamed up with clothing brand Jijibaba to design a limited-edition line of shirts, trousers, and accessories. This particular shirt is a decidedly Postmodern take on the classic button down, covered in Hayon’s exuberant patterns. Get it at Dover Street Market.
Trinity Sunglasses, $320
Moooi is best-known for all manner of eccentric interior accessories. Now the Dutch design company has teamed up with South Korean eyewear label Gentle Monster to create a series of avant-garde shades. Inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics, “Trinity” features titanium frames, acetate detailing, and reflective rose-colored lenses.
Live and breath your architecture job? Now you can smell like it too—sort of. Commes des Garçons says its latest fragrance, “Concrete,” was inspired by the act of “destruction, construction, and creation.” But its name is somewhat of a misnomer: rather than freshly-poured concrete, this eau de parfum layers velvety woodsy fragrances that are pierced by idiosyncratic notes, such as rose oxide. The glass bottle is a work of architecture in itself and comes encased in a sheath of concrete.
Zaha Hadid Bag, $3,795
The late architect Zaha Hadid met with luxury footwear designer Charlotte Olympia in 2015. The two planned to collaborate, but Hadid’s untimely death a year later put their plans on hold. This November, Hadid’s design studio brought the collaboration to fruition with a brand new set of accessories for Olympia’s shoe line. This transparent acrylic clutch features Hadid’s signature curving forms and is accented with rose gold hardware—fire and ice.
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