Nathalie x Rupert Sanderson
Beirut-born Nathalie Trad’s distinctive asymmetric design style and craft skill with natural materials make her a perfect collaborator for renowned London-based shoe designer Rupert Sanderson. The result of this design marriage is a remake of two classic Sanderson shoes. The Issey style comes in metallic silver and classic black suede, with a laced fastening and graphic cut-out sides. Available in both tawny and black shades, the Rayelle is a heeled front-fastening sandal with striking cut-out details. Both styles feature a distinctive block heel in Trad’s signature materials, which include mother-of-pearl and agate.
Rupert Sanderson, 19 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LZ, +44 (0)20 7491 2260
Ally Capellino x Studio Nicholson
Ally Capellino called upon Studio Nicholson to design a new bag for spring/summer 2017. The union of these two creative forces resulted in a bag which conveys the identity of both British brands. Quality of design, practicality and elegance combine in the soft Piero bucket bag, which is made in Britain from a grainy Spanish leather. Unlined, it opens up to reveal smooth suede on the flipside of the hide. Black metalwork and webbing strap add subtle detailing to the dark navy bag, while the embossed initials of both brands provide the final touch.
Ally Capellino, 11 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UD, +44 (0)20 7224 0648
Prism x Mother of Pearl
British brands Prism and Mother of Pearl have joined forces for spring/summer 2017 to create a capsule collection that is perfect for beach holidays or poolside lounging. Across the bathing suits, bikinis, beachwear and espadrilles in the collection, swimwear brand Prism’s love of minimalist cuts and luxury fabrics is paired with the prints for which fashion label Mother of Pearl is so well known. The signature aesthetics of both brands come together in pieces that will add a touch of chic to your holiday wardrobe.
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB, 0800 123400 (UK), +44 (0)113 369 8040 (international)
Brompton x The Cambridge Satchel Company
Cycling specialist Brompton and leather goods label The Cambridge Satchel Company, two quintessentially English brands, have joined forces this season. The collaboration features a bicycle and dual-branded bags in a choice of three colours: Oxblood, Lagoon Blue and Turkish Green. The special-edition Gloss Oxblood and Ivory bicycle, available to buy at Brompton Junction stores, is finished with Brooks grips and a Brooks saddle, and comes with a matching satchel that can be fitted to the front of the bike. Those that prefer to give the thrill of cycling a miss should head to The Cambridge Satchel Company to buy a colourful bag from the collaboration instead.