Missoni and Havaianas collaborated to create a new line “Missoni Loves Havaianas”. To unveil the limited edition sandals and espadrilles, the two along with Vogue hosted a party at the Missoni store in NYC (see the video clip below). The “Missoni Loves Havaianas” collection – characterised by the Italian fashion house’s iconic zigzag and wave patterns – is coming soon to Net-A-Porter and Selfridges, and apparently already stocked in us.havaianas.com and Missoni boutiques. The next collaboration – a very special collection for Minneapolis-based giant Target that will pass to history as the retailer’s largest collaboration with a fashion house – will be launched in September and will include roughly 400 items, from men, women and children’s collections to home furnishings.
Given that Havaianas are Brazilian, it reminded me of Mario Testino’s book from Taschen called “MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino“.
Some blurb from Taschen about the book:
Super Mario does marvelous Rio
Inspired by the boys and girls from Copacabana
Mario Testino is one of the world’s most successful fashion and portrait photographers, whose images are noted for their freshness and intimacy. Peruvian by birth, Testino has been fascinated by Rio de Janeiro since his earliest summer vacations. “When I was 14, on holiday, and going from my house to the beach and seeing everyone walk everywhere in their tiny bathing suits—the girls and boys were so sexy and carefree and wild—I just could not believe it.” This easy sensuality, sexual freedom and lust for life left a deep impression; Testino has been going back ever since, for work and fun, passion and inspiration. Featuring candid shots of exquisite cariocas baring nubile flesh, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen, MaRIO DE JANEIRO Testino captures the essence of this incomparably seductive city and its sultry citizens. From its breathtaking sunset panoramas, to the throbbing chaos of its world-famous carnival, this is Testino’s love poem to the Brazilian metropolis that captured his teenage heart, and never let go.
• Foreword by songwriter and singer Caetano Veloso
• Introduction by actress/TV personality Regina Casé
• Essay by supermodel Gisele Bündchen
• Softcover with plastic jacket—for beach reading—available in yellow, orange or red, inspired by Rio’s glorious sunsets!
Peruvian-born Mario Testino travels extensively shooting for Vanity Fair, American, British, and French Vogue. Other clients include Burberry, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. His solo exhibitions have shown in galleries worldwide, and his work is held in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum in London, and others.