Luxury is traditionally associated with clothes, watches and shoes but recently, the luxury market has expanded. Not only do high-end designer brands choose the latest trends in clothes, they now have influence over what our bedrooms and kitchens look like. Reactions to this have been varied, but people seem to want as much luxury as they can get. We have compiled a list of the most unusual designer items you can buy this season.
Have a ball with Chanel
Chanel’s SS17 pre-collection is host to a selection of luxury sporting items including beach rackets, a paddle board, and a much-discussed boomerang. Be ready for beach activities with a twist.
Blend your juices with Dolce & Gabbana
After the success of its fridge collaboration with Smeg, Dolce and Gabbana have teamed up with the Italian domestic appliance giant to release a line of small kitchen products, including a toaster and a coffee machine. Each item is unique and painted with images of the brand’s Sicilian heritage, so add a little colour to your morning coffee.
Shot near a fountain in Rome the #GucciSS17 campaign, a tulle short sleeve dress, jersey leggings, printed silk fan, and the slipper in velvet with crystal embroidered snake and floral jacquard removable platform. Photographer:
_glen_luchford Creative direction and styling: #AlessandroMichele Art director:christophersimmonds
Blow away your stress with Gucci
Gucci’s SS17 is full of eccentric offerings, but none so much as this bamboo-handled fan.
Get ready to swim with Miu Miu
Miu Miu’s latest collection included an offering of vintage-inspired swimwear, including multicoloured leather caps that have been branded as swimming caps.
Light a candle with Bella Freud
When you can’t think of any product less luxurious, look at Bella Freud’s matches to prove you wrong. Boxed in beautiful packaging, with her signature drawings, these matches are far more than traditional fireside matches.
Hang a scarf with Hermès
A collector’s piece. A magnetised system for displaying your silk Hermès scarves on the wall without damaging them.