It’s official, nature’s cuddliest insects are the motif du jour


On the runway, bees ruled everything from costume jewellery at Chanel to shoes at Gucci and Dior. Dolce & Gabbana led the way with bee detailing on almost everything in its collection from a silk-blend brocade coat to retro cats-eye sunglasses. Meanwhile, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele introduced gold bees to its accessories, as seen on the label’s Water snake-trimmed leather sneakers. Beauty was also getting in on the act; try not to fall in love with Chantecaille’s too-pretty-to-use Save The Bees palette. And why not give your home decor a buzz by investing in this humorous Fornasetti diffuser. Bee-autiful.