MVP of the week — Featuring Carhartt x Sacai and A.P.C.

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After what felt like an eternity, we finally made it through January… Just. And so, it’s only right that Carhartt and Sacai are ushering in the last hurdle of winter with their second collaborative capsule. The lineup houses a bevy of inventive silhouettes. Among them, reversible jackets nod to signature Carhartt WIP fashion with reversible constructions, and standard overall tops are paired with pleated, skirt-like bottoms. Across the board, utilitarian details are strong: there’s more than enough storage room on multi-pocketed coats; jumpsuits include adjustable straps for versatility, and shorts come equipped with pull-tabs at the waist. If you’re looking to shake up your winter wardrobe, you can now shop the capsule online.

Fancy something a bit more thought provoking in your fragrances? Well, A.P.C., the French fashion brand best known for well-made wardrobe staples and raw denim, has launched a collection of six beauty products with a philosophical bent. The range includes shower gel, body lotion, hand cream, hand soap, lip balm, and cologne. On the back of each product is a label bearing a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche’s book Thus Spoke Zarathustra: “I am a body through and through, nothing more: and the soul is just a word for something in the body.” All six offerings, which are available to shop in-store and online, are fragranced with orange blossom, an ingredient that’s particularly nostalgic for A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou – the fragrant flower flourishes in his native Tunisia.

Still haven’t figured out your Valentine’s Day plans? Well, The Westin London City Hotel, Hithe + Seek, have got you covered with their collaboration with Dalston Wine Club Founder Hannah Crosbie. Head chef Fabio De Paolis and Crosbie have partnered up for a six-course wine-pairing menu that combines elegance and taste, and aphrodisiac-imbued dishes sure to impress your Valentine’s date. The menu acts as the epitome of romance, with playful takes on the dish’s names such as “The Booty Call” and “The My-Type-on-Paper”. Ingredients such as scallops and chilli mango mousse with a dark chocolate sphere are sure to get hearts racing. Guests can expect meticulous attention to detail with contemporary dishes, alongside stunning views of the River Thames. The six-course tasting menu is priced at £99 per person, which includes a cocktail, six plates with five matching wines and one dessert wine. The menu will run alongside Hithe + Seek’s usual menu from the 8th February – 2nd March, and supper club tickets and February bookings for the tasting menu can be found here.

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WriterChris Saunders