In spring, sunshine is often met with refreshing rain, so it seems fitting that Veuve Clicquot (the Champagne House known for its sunburst-yellow bottle) and K-WAY (the fashion label known for colourful outerwear) have teamed up for the season’s most unexpected accessory — a waterproof, and chic, Champagne jacket, which can also be worn as a bag.
Revealed recently at Milan Fashion Week, the very limited-edition Ice Jacket dresses a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label in K-WAY design codes, including a hood and zipper, tailor-made to miniature scale. Its house colours of yellow, orange and blue are the perfect match for Clicquot Yellow, both with a sense of bold optimism.
The provenance of the jacket design stretches back further, with the coveted collaboration being a reimagination of the original Clicquot Ice Jacket — first invented 15 years ago as a stylish, high-tech isothermal solution for sippers who expect to enjoy their Champagne whenever and wherever.
While the Veuve Clicquot x K-WAY Ice Jacket is an aesthetic accomplishment, it is also a functional feat — keeping a bottle chilled for up to 90 minutes for oenophiles on-the-go. Made with a special triple-layer design that combines neoprene with nylon, it’s a durable design to be used time and again. For a fashionable second life, the Ice Jacket transforms into an actual-size waist bag (which can be strung over your shoulder or strapped around your waist) with one simple fold.
While it may seem like a surprising collaboration to some, for these two French lifestyle icons, it’s all part of the fun. Join in on the party by picking up your own bottle as it lands in New Zealand today. The Veuve Clicquot x K-WAY Ice Jacket is exclusive to Smith & Caughey’s online store. Each is sold with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, of course.