When Sanya Kantarovsky, an artist from New York, was invited to exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach, he reunited with George McCracken, a former classmate and fashion designer known for his understated label M-82. The result is a three-piece collection based on a subversive pattern depicting nude men running through a cactus field, and a middle-aged man strangling himself for pleasure.
“I like to consider these prints as satirizing male ambition and competitiveness,” Mr. McCracken said. “My own interpretation at first glance is that they look so colorful and seductive. It takes a minute before their weirdness creeps up on me.”
McCracken Kantarovsky shirts, $800, and jacket, $950, at the Tanya Leighton Gallery booth at Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 6 to 10).
Tinsel for Your Toes
Bring some holiday cheer to your feet. Converse’s classic Chuck Taylor All-Star high-tops get reworked into glittery color-blocked confections as part of a collaboration with J.W. Anderson, the British designer known for his eccentric takes on men’s wear staples. Despite all the glitter, the sneakers are surprisingly wearable.
And Opening Ceremony has revamped the classic Vans Lampin, a retro 1990s skate shoe, with equal parts punk and holiday. Green-and-red allover plaids are printed on the canvas uppers as well as the rubber outsoles.
Converse x J.W. Anderson, $140, available Dec. 14 at converse.com. Vans for Opening Ceremony, $95, at Opening Ceremony.
Don’t forget Fido this holiday. Lotuff, an upscale leather goods company in Providence, R.I., has a new collection for dogs. The handmade collars and leashes, which are constructed with vegetable-tanned leather, come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit any breed. Solid brass hardware and leather linings help prevent stretching. And the pieces are handsome enough to go from the dog park to Sunday brunch.
Lotuff Leather collars and leashes, $150 ($200 with monogram), at lotuffleather.com.
Jeffrey Costello and Rob Tagliapietra, the “fashion bears” once known for their namesake women’s wear label, are back with plaid. For the holidays, their new label, JCRT, created five custom shirts inspired by classic book jackets including “The Little Prince” (cobalt blue and yellow paid) and Patti Smith’s “Just Kids” (black and gray plaid).
The pairings were assembled by Aaron Hicklin, a magazine editor and founder of One Grand Books, a…