There’s no time to spare if you want a copy of this new book to be part of your library. With just 1,000 copies available, spread across select retail outlets around the globe, they’re sure to be quickly snapped up – especially at the affordable-for-Gucci price of £75 (US$96).
Titled Hortus Sanitasis – “the garden of health” in Latin – the book takes its inspiration from the first natural-history encyclopaedia, published in 1845 in Germany. Its pale-blue cover is accented by gold-foil detailing, and inside a mix of black-and-white and colour photos feature the pre-fall collection in imagery shot around Rome by Derek Ridgers.
Encased in a red-cotton pouch emblazoned by a skull-and-crossbones, you won’t be able to pick up this book at just any bookshop. Keep your eyes peeled at the following locations while travelling the globe this summer, to add the tome to your collection: Comme des Garçons Trading Museum, Paris; Colette, Paris; Dover Street Market, New York; Dashwood, New York; Arcana, Los Angeles; Dover Street Market London; Dover Street Market Ginza, Tokyo; Daikanyama T-Site, Tokyo; The Store x Soho House Berlin; 10 Corso Como, Milan; Minishop Madrid; Wer-Haus, Barcelona; Addicted, Seoul; Boon the shop, Seoul.