Whatever this week may have in store for you – good, bad, indifferent, rain-soaked – you can start it all on a positive note thanks to another healthy serving of the latest and greatest design arrivals to land online this week. The latest edition of ‘Top 5’ is packed with some real good stuff too; some new slim-line Horizn H6 Luggage, a signature piece of Paul Smith knitwear and summer-ready sunglasses from Fora.
Last week we introduced Paul Smith to the platform with the brand’s debut Top 5 feature and a Chore Jacket that we had been idolising for quite some time. This week, we’re back again with another favourite. We’ve seen an awful lot of quarter zips and half zips in the last few seasons – and we’re all for them – thanks to their comfort, easy layering capabilities and the way they can replace a shirt under a blazer. So, when we saw this Paul Smith Fleece land online, we thought you should be the first to know. This half-zipped funnel neck enhances the humble fleece with a contemporary colour-block design and a ribbed cuff and waistband for added comfort.
You’ll be surprised at what a big impact a Horizn suitcase can have on your travels – both in terms of enjoyment and practicality. The new slim-line H6 check-in luggage is another impressive evolution in the Horizn studios story. Spacious yet slim enough to match to all airlines cabin luggage requirements, the H6 also comes with a one-click removable smart charger – again cabin approved for all airlines – alongside easy-glide Japanese 360-degree spinner wheels, aerospace-grade polycarbonate hard shell and an in-built compression pad and premium laundry bag. It’s got every last box ticked.
FORA’s mission statement is a relatively simple one – to create premium eyewear at an affordable price tag. FORA's refreshingly straight-forward principles ensure that all the brand's frames combine classic design with perfect Portuguese craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics. These all-clear Stranger frames, inspired by Woody Allen, offer a bold, intellectual design with a squared shape to suit a variety of face shapes. Best of all, the unisex sunglasses, complete with Zeiss sun lenses and high-quality Italian acetate, give the sunglasses a premium aesthetic that defies its relatively low-price tag.
There’s a whole host of things that you need to consider when it comes to buying a new piece of jewellery, particularly a piece that you will wear every day like a pendant. Picking the right metal, choosing the desired length and finally, what kind of finish. Thankfully, Alex Orso helps you through every single step of the process with its easy-to-wear pendants and personalised necklaces. If you’re looking for a good place to start, may we suggest the Silver Nut Pendant. Available in both long and short length, the Nut is cast in brass and plated in Rhodium and brushed in high-shine satin finish to ensure that the necklace sits perfectly in-between smart-casual. Which means you can wear it day-in-day-out without a care for dress codes or certain activities.
When we sat down with Benjamin Craven last year, he talked us through everything; from inspirations and techniques to how he’s obsessed with the sun. “I like the idea of looking at a print and it transporting you to another place. A lot of my work is actually taken from grey, drizzly days in the UK; I add a playful colour palette to it in an attempt to spin my surroundings on their head,” he explained. Well, the latest Barca print is a case in point. All of Benjamin’s designs show the collision of art, the environment and architecture in a whole new way and Barca is our pick of the lot. Plus, it's a good print to start with if you’re looking to enliven your interior.
Want more of the best new arrivals? Then check out some of the best spring jackets from A Day’s March.