This summer trans actress Laverne Cox helped reveal Silhouette’s new unisex relaunch of their iconic ’70s Titan Minimal Art Futura Sunglasses on Instagram Live. Fashion art darling Ashley Longshore brought Silhouette’s “A Vision of the Futura” campaign to life with paintings of Cox and supermodel Coco Rocha, which were auctioned off for Direct Relief. If it look’s familiar it’s because the original Futura frames were worn by style icons including Sir Elton John. (@silhouetteeyewear)
As protests rage and we’re gripped by a global pandemic, the world feels like it’s in a revolution. Which is why statement clothing is giving me life. Mr. Saturday’s spring/ summer 2021 collection, “Where Life is Just a State of Mind” designed by the brand’s founder, Joey Gollish, took inspiration from the period between Stephen Sprouse’s fall/winter 1984 runway show at the Ritz and Keith Haring’s 26th birthday at Paradise Garage. “An important part of the story is also the retelling of Michael Stewart’s death in 1983, which resulted from an attack from police who arrested him for tagging a subway station in New York City,” the collection notes state. In 1984, “Young people didn’t like the way things were, so they decided to change them. At the same time, people were dying, lifestyles were changing,” noted Gollish. Key looks from the collection include this Spouse Blouson and Denim set (left). (@mrsaturday)
I’ve been holed up in a well-lit hotel for weeks and this sleep mask is getting a workout. The Love is Love mask is as lux as Slip’s silk pillowcase so many celebrity stylists tout. (@slipsilkpillowcase)
I’m all about the masks these days. Including those from Look Human that read “Queerantine” and “I’m Attracted to Humans.” But sometimes you have to get a bit more sophisticated, which is why I’m putting Clover, the European bag designer, on my wish list. Their new bag, which won Germany’s prestigious Red Dot 2020 Innovation Design award this year, comes with matching accessories including a wicked face mask. The bags also have switchable inner compartments and a sensor light! (@myclover.bag)
Givenchy’s Antigona Soft is the designer’s new men’s bag, which moves easily from weekender to everyday use as a tote or over the shoulder. Lots of practical features, zippered compartments, and turn-lock hardware. (@givenchy)
Vardagen's rad new collection of hand-drawn tees, sweatshirts and accessories created to help those of us suffering from Pandemic Wanderlust feel just a little bit better. (@vdgn)
Kick it with our favorite new shoes like these gorgeous winter-ready chunky DKNY oxfords (PICTURED: $169, DonnaKaran.com). The must-have for well-heeled shoe lovers (like this Tasca Camouflage Hair Calf Slip On Pocket Loafer) comes from Mark Schwartz Shoes for Men ($595, markschwartzmensshoes.com). Or walk the talk with these Yellow Rage ZR V2 Urban Combat X9X ($89, mensluxuryboutique.com), where cobbler couture meets combat in the world of sneaker must-haves.
Ray-Ban goes queer with the latest edition of Ray-Ban Studios (their series of limited edition music-inspired product collaborations), this time with DJ Patrick Mason, who co-created the brand’s fi rst custom made product. It is reinvention of the State Street model taken from the Ray-Ban archives comes from Mason, the influential club kid, DJ, artist, and half of SRVD (the band inspired by New York’s vogue scene), who’s at the forefront of Berlin’s dance music, fashion, art, music, and LGBTQ+ scene. Inspired by “oblivion and the creation of the universe,” according to Mason (le ), his design includes obsidian black upper and amber lower frame, lightly mirrored photochromatic lenses, magnetic balls at the temples (with an oversized link chain) and an egg-shaped packaging. ‑ is limited edition may be sold out by the time you read this (hello, eBay!) but you can still get the original inspiration, the Ray-Ban Statestreet, (above) which is nearly as sweet and easier on the wallet. (Mason’s pair: $516, DoverStreetMarket.com; Statestreet: $215, Ray-Ban.com)