The Fashion Plate 2018 Gift Guide reflects the sorts of presents we’d love to receive: thoughtful, purposeful and—most importantly—with timeless appeal that we can cherish well after the festive season. The items selected come from small, passionate design studios, and run the gamut from street wear to house goods. What the designers all have in common is a desire to create the best, most eco-friendly products you can feel good buying and giving to others. We hope this list removes the stress from your last-minute shopping.
Mother of Pearl
A gift for that stylish girl in your life, Mother of Pearl up-scales everyday basics with feminine accents, often-times accentuating garments with pearl embellishments. MOP creative director Amy Powney draws on references from her childhood in the North of England and is inspired by the strength and femininity of the women who surrounded her.
Designed and hand made in France, this scarf works for everyone. The classic square 100% silk twill, beige border écharpe features a sky window print on a red-orange frame. Designed on a “made-to-order” basis, this is a truly unique and special gift for that elegant someone who has everything.
The meticulous designs of Michael Saiger, founder and creative director of Miansai, are only possible due to the craftsmanship of artisans on staff who are fixated on quality and perfection, and genuinely love what they do. The global brand can be found in 40 US states and 36 countries including a flagship store in New York’s Soho neighborhood.
Peter And May
An elevated version of very ordinary spectacles, Peter And May sunglasses are hand made in Japan from Titanium Steel. Perfect for that fearless friend, these specks capture a mood while being made to be worn every day.
The perfect gift for the frequent flyer, LIT Brooklyn’s “Home” travel candle is smartly packaged, lightweight and quick-drying. The combination of the vanilla and lemon is just absolutely magical. It’s the way a HOME should feel- warm and inviting.
Designed, made and assembled in Paris, each watch is part of a limited edition and manufactured with the aide of craftsmen discovered in Paris. A perfect conversation starter for those who like to brunch, the intent of the eco-friendly timepiece is to illustrate aspects of the human experience through jewelry.