WANT For The Win
The WANT Essentials de la Vie accessories line is showing its Olympic spirit with a capsule collection inspired by the upcoming Games. The label’s co-founders, brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, have done up their best-selling O’Hare tote in punchy primary colors, a nod to the Olympic rings and flag colors of participating countries. The limited-edition bags (160 in total) have a few other firsts for the brand, namely, all-leather bases and interior pockets made out of sports mesh. There’s also a commemorative tag topping these totes.
Admitting that the main collection tends to have an element of restraint, Byron says that capsules like this allow the duo to “have a bit of fun, for a moment-in-time-type expression.” Who do they hope to see carrying the bags next month? Byron would like to see tennis ace Rafael Nadal sporting one and Dexter wants to see Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt with one in tow. The bags ($325) will be available on Mr Porter July 2 and in select retailers worldwide.