/ 22 May 2023

Objects of Desire: New beginnings

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Local fashion designer Rich Mnisi and Adidas have teamed up to celebrate Pride with bold prints.

Making the case 

Convenience meets subtle style in Comme des Garçons’s pocket pouches. The soft black leather is paired with a menagerie of colourful leather tabs, to bring a pop of colour, keeping your small valuables safe in style. Who says your wallet has to be boring? Available through Comme Des Garçons.

All zipped up: Comme des Garçons pocket pouches come in black leather with colourful tabs.

Pride of place 

To celebrate Pride, sportswear giant Adidas has teamed up with local designer Rich Mnisi to showcase his signature bold prints. Promoting allyship and freedom of expression without bias, in all spaces of sport and culture, the two brands have tapped local athletes Tom Daley, Jari Jones, and Lusanda Dumke for those within and beyond the LGBTQ+ community in sports. Available through Adidas. 


Looking sharp 

To bring in a warmer, summer feeling during the cold winter months, try the Cactus de Cartier collection with its exquisite bold nod to prickly plants. It is drenched in emerald beads and precious carnelians and diamonds. Be warned, one should only look, don’t touch. Available through Cartier, Sandton City

Cancel the noise and enjoy smooth sounds with a pair of Beoplay H95 headphones from Bang & Olufsen.

Speaking volumes 

While the boom in Y2K-driven trends is pushing fashion’s aesthetics, a pair of headphones has become one of this year’s quirkiest accessories. The Beoplay H95s from Bang & Olufsen ia a more mature, suave venture into the world of designer headphones. Even better is the smooth sound and noise cancelling and the surrounding lux lambskin leather and aluminium. Available through Bang & Olufsen.