The theme for Fall is MANIFESTO, a call to arms for living life today. What’s your manifesto?
The first three shipments of the Desigual Fall 2022 collection for women have arrived at Angel. And we also have new Desigual for Men that arrived Sept. 8 (we’ll have a new post soon of the men’s).
This season’s theme is MANIFESTO, celebrating life and the individual ways we experience it each day: Laughing, running, smiling. touching, dreaming, failing, screaming, playing, inventing, seducing, sleeping, and then waking up to do it all over again.
Here is a sample of the new Fall 2022 collection for women at Angel, Vancouver’s only Desigual Wow Shop boutique. We also offer private shopping by appointment. Call 604-681-0947.
All prices in Canadian dollars.We start below with coats, then dresses, tops, shoes & bags for Fall:
Desigual produced a whole line of Pink Panther styles this season. We only ordered a T-shirt and fuzzy thick-knit sweater (really thick; I think it weighs a couple of pounds so should be super warm for summer, um, winter). We weren’t sure whether anyone today would remember the Pink Panther comedy-mystery American movie series, primarily featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers, trying to track down a jewel thief who stole the world’s largest pink diamond, called the Pink Panther. The first movie was released in 1963 and had a hit theme song by Henry Mancini (the video below is from the Pink Panther remake with Steve Martin playing Clouseau, and Kevin Kline playing the playboy role of David Niven. & Beyonce is in the remake, playing the Claudia Cardinale role):
The coolest theme song written by Mancini was for this TV show (it ran from 1958 to 1961) about an American private detective, Peter Gunn (no relation to Elston Gunnn – yes, with three “n”s, which was the name Bob Dylan first adopted to shed his previous past, so people didn’t know him as Zimmerman; Elston managed to land his first gig playing with Bobby Vee’s band; Bob played piano and things went well the first week while Vee’s band were playing a honky-tonk saloon (are there saloons in Minnesota?). But when Vee wanted to start touring the next week, Bob had to admit he didn’t have a piano of his own, so Vee fired him. A few years later, Vee was walking the streets of New York, riding high on his hit, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, and he walked by a record store and saw Bob Dylan’s first album in the window. “Look,” Vee told his band members, “Isn’t that Elston Gunnn? Man, he’s got a record out.”:
Even better is this live version of Peter Gunn by Nashville guitarist Duane Eddy and 1980s British avant-garde synth-pop group Art of Noise:
How did I get on this Henry Mancini track? Right, the Pink Panther. My original intention was to start off with this song by Allison Russell, who grew up in Vancouver and Montreal but recorded this song in Nashville: Nightflyer. Russel played at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival last month. She was nominated for a Best Roots Music Grammy.
And now a song by another Canadian, this time by indigenous singer iskwē with Tom Wilson on a song called Long Way Down (produced by Serena Rider):
Serena Ryder’s latest song & video (I especially like the video):