Autumn is almost upon us and we’re starting to think about the season’s big fashion purchase – the new coat.
But, along with deciding whether we’re going to opt for Barbour’s new tweed swing coat or Chloe’s collarless cover-up, we’re also looking at new coats for our gizmos and gadgets. Here’s our pick of some of the latest designs.
High-end department store Liberty London has released a new collection of iPad, iPhone and iPad Mini cases.
iPad sleeves in Iphis Liberty print come in either orange and blue, blue and pink or purple and orange. Named after Iphis from Greek mythology, the print is a clean French Art Nouveau design, immediately recognisable as coming from Liberty London.
A Liberty London spokeswoman said the new accessories fused “Liberty’s classic design with stylishly cool aesthetics to make a collection of must-have pieces for the discerning trend hunter.”
The canvas for the designs has been screenprinted in Italy using a modernised version of the traditional Ianthe print which Liberty first started using in the 1960s.
Vendula London is renowned for its quirky accessories which stand out from the crowd, and its iPhone and iPad cases are no exception. The London Owls iPad case features two cute owls perching atop the London rooftops.
Tartan print provides the finishing touch, along with heart cut outs. There’s soft suede-effect lining to keep your gadgets safe and an integral stand so you can use your iPad hands free.
One of the quirkiest labels around, Moschino can always be counted upon to provide the fun factor in its designs. Its Gennarino the bear by Moschino design for the iPhone 5 is sure to raise a smile every time you use your smartphone. You can choose between a brown bear with a red bow, yellow with a blue bow and pink with a green bow.
His shoes are coveted the world over, having been worn by everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Kim Kardashian. And now the French designer has turned his attention to our technology. Heavily embellished with black, gold and silver cone studs, inside, the case is made with red leather – just as Louboutin’s shoes famously have red soles. It can be carried either by the base like a clutch bag, or by the wristlet strap.
Dolce and Gabbana
Fabulously feminie, Dolce and Gabbana’s floral design is printed with a beautiful array of fruit, flowers and fluttering butterflies. While the iPad doesn’t come in colourful hues, this case offers a playful and individual way to protect your technology. And, juxtaposed against the pretty florals, there’s Dolce and Gabbana’s signature leopard-print inside.
If you love classic pieces that will never date, Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato leather iPad sleeve is perfect. Made with lamb leather, it is fully lined to make sure your iPad is safe. It also comes with a cleaning cloth so you can keep your purchase clean.
McQueen’s skull prints are iconic, with his skull scarf being one of the most popular, and most copied, fashion accessories of the past few years. Now you can get the same sort of attitude for your iPhone. The black leather iPhone case comes with a gothic-style Swarovski crystal-encrusted skull embellishment.
Whichever of these you choose, your Apple gadgets will be the best dressed pieces of tech around.