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editors’ Picks FINISHING TOUCHES

Minimalist sandals and artisanal bags, hand-blown glass and artful porcelain: discover this season’s sleekest details for your home and wardrobe.

Words by Georgina Lucas.

THE FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

OSOI

From the Japanese word meaning ‘unhurried’, Korean brand Osoi creates beautiful, functional accessories. Working with local tanneries, every bag is crafted in smooth, soft leather. Note the versatility of the pieces, designed to be worn cross-body, as a belt bag or on the shoulder. The house signature is the Brot (German for loaf) – a structured frame creates the kiss-lock closure, tucked within the sleek folds of the minimal silhouette. Expect timeless designs perfect for work or the weekend.

THE CLASSIC CRAFTSMANSHIP

RODO

The brainchild of Romualdo Dori, Rodo launched in 1956 and quickly became an accessories stalwart for the elegant Florentine women. Now, the Italian label is experiencing something of a renaissance. The house’s structured bags and clutches are crafted in wicker, straw and leather at the label’s Mogliano factory. Artisan techniques passed down through generations imbue heritage, flashes of colour and modernity. Perfect for summer, yet structured enough to carry into autumn.

THE MINIMALIST APPROACH

EMME PARSONS

Graphic designer and consultant Emme Parsons started her eponymous label in Los Angeles in 2017 after struggling to find simple, classic sandals. The resulting collection has quickly garnered a loyal following for its clean lines, slim straps and elegant wrapped strap details. Cut from soft leather and suede, in a muted colour palette, styles are handmade in Tuscany with traditional Italian shoemaking techniques. The minimal designs pair well with understated eveningwear and your vacation wardrobe.

THE ECLECTIC ARTISANS

HEREU

Spanish design duo José Luis Bartolomé and Albert Escribano combine design expertise from London and Paris for their shoe label Hereu. The collection is made in local factories in Barcelona and Majorca and include loafers, Mary Janes and woven sandals. Committed to preserving local craft traditions, designs are infused with a sense of folklore, art and culture that nod to the label’s Mediterranean roots.

THE EXPERIMENTAL GLASSWARE

VANESSA MITRANI

Paris-based glass artist Vanessa Mitrani moulds exquisite creations, fusing glass with materials including wire netting, rope and fibreglass. Trained at Paris’s prestigious ENSAD, her hand-blown pieces have caught the eyes of many and have led to collaborations with Wallpaper* magazine and Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Expect organic, warped shapes and a vivid colour palette that evokes a vintage mood.

THE HERITAGE HOMEWARE

RICHARD GINORI

Italian porcelain company Richard Ginori has been manufacturing fine china just outside Florence since 1735. Now owned by Gucci, the interiors label creates covetable tableware and decorative pieces. Expect artfully printed crockery with a vintage aesthetic and modern edge – gilded details and oriental-inspired details are signature. Look out for a collaboration with cult London-based illustrator and ceramicist Luke Edward Hall, arriving later this season.

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