Gucci has launched a new vintage-inspired handbag collection


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Following the debut of Gucci’s 1955 Horsebit Handbag at the brand’s show-stopping resort 2020 show, the Italian fashion house is set to make the style that was recreated from archival designs of the 1950s, available for purchase. The accessory highlights the Gucci’s signature horsebit clasp, a feature which has not been used on a handbag since 2015. Made from materials such as supreme canvas and microfiber lining, the bag comes in three different silhouettes: a shoulder bag, messenger bag and bucket bag. The 1955 Horsebit Handbag is available to shop exclusively online, and for a limited time only. [Vogue inbox]

La Prairie, a luxury skincare label founded in Switzerland, has made its first major commitment to protecting the landscape and resources from which its ingredients are sourced. The brand is supporting glacier-related research at ETH Zurich, a university dedicated to science and technology, and has made a donation to the ETH Foundation in an effort to promote further research. “We firmly believe that it is essential to support and encourage academics working in the field of environmental research in order to protect not only the natural beauty of La Prairie’s birthplace, but to preserve its resources for generations to come,” said Patrick Rasquinet, chief executive officer of La Prairie, in a statement. La Prairie has called the foundation the “most apt partner” as its conservation contributions align with its overarching values. [Vogue inbox]

Australian labels One Day Bridal and Sphere Collective have announced they will be debuting their first collaborative bridal collection this August. The collaboration, designed by founders Kyha Scott and Sarah McCarthy, combines what the pair describe as the unexpected and the timeless, and Scott confirms “brides will love this collection for its intricate details and modern design elements.” You can expect to see combinations of corsetry and draping, lace and boning, beading and structure, and flowing fabric paired with intricate detailing. What more could you possibly ask for in a wedding dress? The six-piece collection is set to launch on August 12, and will be available to shop online and in store at Sphere Collective and One Day Bridal. [Vogue inbox]

A look from One Day Bridal and Sphere Collective's new bridal collection. Image credit: Jack Dillon

A look from One Day Bridal and Sphere Collective’s new bridal collection. Image credit: Jack Dillon

Pandora is set to launch its first collaboration with actress and activist, Millie Bobby Brown, later this year. In its first official campaign, which aims to celebrate self-expression, Pandora will debut a new collection of jewellery personally curated by Brown. The two-time Emmy nominee has signed a two-year contract with the brand in an effort to promote the collection and highlight her own personal connection with the new pieces. Per Stephen Fairchild, Pandora’s chief creative and brand officer, Brown has brought a “youthful and individual approach to jewellery” and the campaign images, photographed by Cass Bird, will coincide with the debut of a highly-anticipated short film. The collection will be launching in stores and online on October 3, so be sure to watch this space. [Vogue inbox]

Australian athlete Ellyse Perry has revealed that her first non-fiction book, titled Perspective, will be available for purchase as soon as November. Published by HarperCollins, Perry’s book will focus on sharing the mindset she has developed throughout the course of her rather successful career as an elite athlete, and will come complete with key reflections from childhood and adolescence. Perspective is heavily illustrated and will contain exclusive, never-before-published photographs of Perry, the world’s top-ranked women’s all-rounder, and per Cricket Australia, “arguably the best athlete in Australia.” Perspective will be available for purchase in hardcover, e-book and audio editions, making it the perfect addition to your personal library. [Vogue inbox]