Return to Tiffany x Beyoncé Collection
Don’t call it merch.
Tiffany & Co. has taken its iconic “Return to Tiffany” design—an early aughts favorite immortalized in films like Legally Blonde and seen dangling from the wrists of Y2K stars like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie—and infused it with the tour of the moment: Beyoncé’s Renaissance. The new “Return to Tiffany” collection features remixed engraving that reads “Welcome to the Renaissance” with an etched horse image—a nod to the imagery associated with Bey’s Renaissance era. The limited-edition collection officially launches on July 29, coinciding with Beyoncé’s Renaissance world tour performance in East Rutherford, New Jersey. All of the profits from sales of this collaboration will benefit the About Love scholarship program, which is an ongoing partnership between Tiffany & Co., Beyoncé’s charity BeyGood, and Jay Z’s The Shawn Carter Foundation. According to Tiffany, “the proceeds will expand upon the $2 million pledged in 2021 for scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at five historically Black colleges and universities: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio.” Beyoncé has been wearing tons of Tiffany & Co. jewelry onstage for Renaissance, as the brand is the official jeweler for the tour. Now, you can take a piece of it home with you.
MCM x Crocs
Crocs is once again getting the high fashion treatment, this time with some help from MCM. Named the MCM X Crocs Mega Crush Clog, the collaboration pairs MCM’s inconspicuous aesthetic with the classic Crocs look to create a pair of shoes that are both comfy and flashy. The campaign, starring Lindsay Lohan, was shot on a Dubai skyscraper and depicts a surreal world that mixes the virtual with the reality. Lohan poses alongside some classic MCM trunks while showing off the two Croc color ways. A white and silver pair allows for a slightly more subtle look, while the black and gold ensures the shoes will not be missed. Plus both styles come with an abundance of Jibbitz charms inspired by the MCM house codes, as well as a mini belt bag that can be worn on the top of the shoe, or as its own accessory. “The shoe combines style, versatility, and comfort—all important to me when choosing the perfect fashion accessory,” Lohan said in a statement. “It was an extra special touch to shoot here in Dubai, the place that I call home.” To shop the collaboration, visit mcmworldwide.com.
Blumarine by Marc Jacobs
Blumarine has linked up with Marc Jacobs’s Heaven line for a Y2K-focused capsule collection that’s one part Mean Girls, one part Bratz Dolls. The capsule, consisting of 11 pieces and available for purchase on July 7, features pink camo-print miniskirts, jeans with chain belts, cropped denim jackets, and baby tees that scream “aughts.” For its campaign, Blumarine and Marc Jacobs Heaven enlisted photographer Petra Collins and stylist Lotta Volkova to shoot and dress a cast of models inside a typical American high school. Amid rows of lockers, they clutch their tiny pink purses decorated with bedazzled “B” accents close to them; in the gym, they hold onto silvery pom-poms. “I remember lusting after Blumarine advertisements,” Ava Nirui, the creative director for Heaven by Marc Jacobs, said in a statement. “There was something very powerful about the way the brand depicted women, and I felt instantly moved by these images.” To shop the collaboration, visit marcjacobs.com.
Gucci Celebrates the Seasons with a New High Jewelry Collection
Bolder is better in the world of Gucci and their newest high jewelry collection, Allegoria, makes no exception to this rule. Through brilliant antique stones and eclectic cuts, Gucci celebrates nature’s transformations and ephemeral beauty. Each chapter of the Allegoria journey evokes one of the four seasons, from light-hearted spring to the solace of winter. In keeping with collections of the past, Gucci’s latest offering is a singular take on high jewelry. Standout pieces include an enamel and diamond necklace, punctuated by a milky and iridescent 92-carat opal, and a chain bursting with 72 fancy tourmalines in chromatic degradé, carrying a 161 carat cushion-cut pink version of the same stone. The collection also features a unique use of baguette diamonds in graphic, structural shapes. For more information on the collection, head over to gucci.com.
Messika Launches the MOVE GI Collection
Parisian jewelry house, Messika, has launched their newest MOVE GI collection. The military-inspired assortment of titanium dog-tag necklaces innovates on the maison’s signature MOVE motif – which features a brilliant cut diamond that fluidly floats within each design. The new pieces are a part of Valérie Messika’s growing foray into the gender-fluid jewelry category. Alton Mason, the dancer, actor, and model, recently seen in 2022’s Elvis movie, is the face of the MOVE GI campaign, lensed by Chris Colls. After walking in the maison’s high jewelry runway show during Paris Fashion Week, Mason joins Messika as the first male face of the house. The necklace, which is come in three colorways, is available on messika.com
Flamingo Estate and Mytheresa’s Body Shop
Heading to the Hamptons this summer? Make sure to get a tune-up at The Summer Body Shop, the immersive pop-up by luxury e-commerce platform Mytheresa and Flamingo Estate, the lifestyle brand and Southern California farm. What was once an abandoned auto body shop in East Hampton has been transformed into a monochromatic dreamworld—one fit for a mechanic straight out of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. There, you’ll find color-coordinated assortments of summer essentials from Loewe, Valentino, Versace, and more high-fashion brands placed neatly alongside stacks of Fanelli tires, exhaust pipes, and seafoam green wrenches. (All the ephemera encircles a matching Kelly green Porsche. Chic.) If clothes are on your repair list, there’s Flamingo Estate’s “Inconvenience Store,” which also offers a host of non-perishable products and luxe pantry items—from their signature candles to olive oils and spicy honey. The space will host a range of events open to the public, kicking things off with a launch event on June 28 attended by Martha Stewart, Bobbi Brown, Candace Bushnell, Hannah Bronfman, and many more of Long Island’s finest. The shop is conveniently located right across the street from the East Hampton train station stop, and will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM Thursday to Sunday. For more information, visit Mytheresa’s Instagram.
Bobbi Brown, Martha Stewart, and Candace Bushnell at Flamingo Estate x Mytheresa’s Hamptons launch event for The Summer Body Shop on June 28.
Louis Vuitton x Sotheby’s Artycapucines Collaborative Auction
Louis Vuitton has added 22 Artycapucines styles to its signature program, which gives leading contemporary artists a chance to rethink the face of the classic, ladylike handbag, the Capucine. Featuring newly reimagined works from Urs Fischer, Peter Marino, Kennedy Yanko, Tschabalala Self, and more, the fresh range of Artycapucine top-handle purses will soon be for sale in an unexpected shop: Sotheby’s auction house. From June 28 to July 12, LV and Sotheby’s will open its collaborative sale with the 22 bags on the auction block. Proceeds from each of the pieces—which will be remade, signed, and presented in a monogram-covered hatbox—will benefit a range of charities and NGOs chosen by the participating artists (among them: UNICEF and NGOs working in poverty reduction, disaster relief, education, and refugee rights). The Louis Vuitton and Sotheby’s Artycapucines auction opens for online bidding at 8 AM EST on June 28. But if you’d like to get an IRL peek at the offerings, the bags will be on view for the public at Sotheby’s Paris on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré from July 1-5.
Fendi’s Astrology Capsule Collection
For its latest summer capsule, Fendi dove deep into the house archives for inspiration—notably, three seasons in particular: spring/summer 1990, 1992, and 1993. Combing through illustrations of scarves, bathing suits, t-shirts and t-shirt dresses penned by Karl Lagerfeld himself that bore star signs in both English and Italian, the Roman label has updated its zodiac theme for today. Enter: the astrology summer capsule, which features swim and beachwear rtw, accessories (including a reimagined design for the iconic Baguette bag), and trinkets like charming miniature Fendi purses shrunken into keychains. The color palette of whites, pinks, and blues for this capsule mirrors that of Fendi’s most recent ready-to-wear offering; and the silken pajama sets, bombers, and scarves in the summer capsule are printed with each zodiac sign in Lagerfeld’s original handwriting. See below for a peek at the collection, and shop the looks on fendi.com.
Illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi’s spring 1993 collection and spring 1990.
Courtesy of Fendi
Tiffany & Co. Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue
On June 6th in NYC, Tiffany & Co. unveiled its newest high jewelry collection atop the jeweler’s recently renovated, palatial landmark store on Fifth Avenue. The collection marks the first outing for Nathalie Verdeille, Tiffany’s Chief Artistic Office of Jewelry and High Jewelry and is a celebration of Jean Schlumberger and his obsession with the fantastical creatures of the sea. Shells, coral, jellyfish, and star urchins are present among the designs. A pendant with a detachable diamond brooch in the shape of a conch shell that opens to reveal a 21 carat black opal was a standout of the day. So was a luminescent jellyfish brooch.
Star urchin pieces embody the drama of the ocean, with tanzanites and hand-carved chalcedony that emulate a sea urchin’s spiky exterior. Also on view were new twists on Schlumberger classics, including whimsical bracelets and necklaces inspired by the fan-favorite Bird on a Rock brooch. “In Jean Schlumberger’s imagination and design philosophy, the sea represented an unknown, infinite world. He choreographed unparalleled manifestations of its majesty and mystery,” said Verdeille in a press release. “My first Blue Book collection for the House is a deep dive into aquatic life that both honors and reimagines Schlumberger’s vision.”
The LV Trunk Travels to Web 3
Louis Vuitton’s leather hard case trunks—a signature accessory for the French house and the only way to travel for most well-heeled globetrotters—are taking on a form never before seen in LV’s nearly 170-year history. For the first time ever, Louis Vuitton will offer the IVA Treasure Trunk, a digital imagination of the original trunk that will be available to purchase within Web 3. The brand describes the product offered within this new initiative as “created in very limited quantity,” with each purchase of a digital trunk coinciding with a matching physical trunk.
Through VIA Trunk, shoppers have access to Louis Vuitton’s latest launches, limited products, and experiences, along with immersive drops; think of it as a digital collectible meeting a VIP newsletter. As an added bonus, owners of the Treasure Trunk can use their digital keys to purchase and unlock new and unseen collectibles from the maison. The VIA Treasure Trunk will be available via the Louis Vuitton website beginning June 8, for collectors based in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Australia.
Bottega Veneta Toasts a Decade in Brazil
Bottega Veneta has set up shop inside a little slice of heaven with its latest artistic program. As part of the brand’s cultural exchange series The Square, BV has created an exhibition inside Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro (Glass House) in São Paulo—a landmark structure of Brazilian modernism. The home, nestled amid palm trees and tropical fronds, is filled with works by a number of Brazilian artists like Vivian Caccuri, Luiz Zerbini, and Rosana Paulino—and, of course, pieces by Bo Bardi herself, along with her writings and original furnishings. Together with curator Mari Stockler, creative director Matthieu Blazy culled the list of guest artists who would pay homage to Bo Bardi, a Rome native who moved to Brazil in 1946 and became a central figure of the modern art movement in the South American country. “Casa de Vidro is one of my favorite places,” Blazy says. “It’s a real inspiration to meet here with artists from across generations, across disciplines, and across Brazil.” Catch the installation, which doubles as a celebration for the Italian label’s 10 years in Brazil, through June 3.
Cartier Launches New Grain de Café Jewelry
Cartier’s glamorous Grain de Café collection, inspired by the style of 1950s French Riviera and worn by the likes of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, is back and better than ever. The house launched Grain de Café, which looks like its namesake, a coffee bean, in 1938. The collection quickly became a hit and was especially popular in the 1950s and 60s. This year Cartier is reissuing and reinterpreting a number of the collection’s most iconic pieces, including rings and bracelets studded with rubellite beads and diamonds, and a necklace originally created in 1955. “Grain de Café creates a new preciousness by playing with light, finishes and volumes. The result is a versatile collection with added spirit. A symbol of the creative freedom of the Maison, Grain de Café transcends a literal translation of nature and results in a multi-sensory design,” Marie-Laure Cérède, the house’s Creative Director of Jewellery and Watchmaking explained in a press release. Elle Fanning, Cartier’s newest brand ambassador, plays the part of a young Grace Kelly in the campaign imagery.
Louis Vuitton’s First Hamptons Location
It’s hard to believe that Louis Vuitton hasn’t ever opened a boutique in ritzy East Hampton, New York. But during Memorial Day Weekend, the French fashion house did just that for the very first time, cutting the proverbial ribbon on its debut location out East. Inspired by the seaside vibes and located on East Hampton’s historic main street, the shop comes with a beachy, minimal, and clean aesthetic—think lots of light, high ceilings, and glass encasements surrounded by Monstera plants. Shoppable offerings include both seasonal collections and signature Louis Vuitton pieces that reflect the elegance of the Hamptons, like a new, limited-edition Neverfull bag and a Pareo stole and fan bearing LV’s signature monogram and special “Hamptons” text made exclusively for this store location. The LV by the Pool collection is also a highlight, with its clean blue-and-white palette across ready-to wear, handbags, accessories, and décor. For more, visit louisvuitton.com.
The Dioriviera Pop-up at the Beverly Hills Hotel
What does the area code 90210 have in common with the Côte d’Azur? Aside from a wealth of chicness and a Mediterranean climate, we’d wager not much. But now, Christian Dior is bridging the gap between these two uber-alluring locations, with its brand-new pop-up at the Beverly Hills Hotel called Le Jardin des Rêves (or the “garden of dreams”). The Dioriviera boutique, which has taken up its post at the hotel’s famed pool, features a pop-up spa, with skincare and wellness treatments like massages and facials available for hotel guests. But there’s also a shop along the row of cabanas, which is currently selling beach-ready rtw and accessories (we’re big fans of the woven visors and classic saddle bags on offer). Poolside, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s signature pink cabanas have been taken over by Dior’s toile de jouy pattern, which creative director for womenswear Maria Grazia Chiuri reinterpreted precisely for this occasion. The result is a peaceful, rattan-filled getaway in the heart of Los Angeles—with a bit of a shopping, as a treat.
Chanel’s Ephemeral Boutique Out East
Chanel’s roots may be strictly Parisian, but this summer, the maison is returning to its Ephemeral Boutique space on Long Island. Beginning May 25, Chanel will decamp for East Hampton just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Inside the gray-shingled home typical of this region of New York State, you’ll find Chanel’s annual shop, which this year is focusing on key pieces from both Virginie Viard’s spring 2023 line and the Coco Beach Collection. We’re especially fans of the fun terry-cloth visor from the latter capsule, as well as a perfectly chic velvet bag that would work perfectly at the beach, and a straw bucket hat dotted with pearls. And we could see the below look—a pale pink, checkered bodysuit that debuted on the Chanel runway in October 2022—fitting in perfectly for lunch at Duryea’s, or even a quick run to Citarella. The Chanel Hamptons Ephemeral Boutique is located at 28 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, New York. For more, visit chanel.com
A sampling of the offerings at Chanel’s Hamptons Ephemeral Boutique.
Gucci Vault’s High Summer Collection
The latest drop from Gucci Vault, the Italian house’s experimental concept shop that features a rotating selection of exclusive wares, is particularly strong and fabulously eclectic. Available now are vibrant capsules from eight brands: the Colombian resortwear favorite Agua by Agua Bendita, rising Brooklyn designer Connor McKnight, Parisian menswear label Husbands, bejeweled purse maker Judith Leiber Couture, milliner Maison Michel, New York-based jewelry designer Prounis, the subversive prepsters at Rowing Blazers, and Vans, sneaker extraordinaires. Highlights from the summer release include Prounis’s Grand Tour-inspired 22-karat gold pieces set with pearls, lapis lazuli and garnets; classic Vans Old Skools with rainbow beading and laces (perhaps not coincidentally a very strong Pride Month look); and Agua Bendita’s perfect flowy dresses, embroidered by hand with an array of native Italian and Colombian flora. And if you’re in need of a festive clutch for summer weddings and cocktail parties, Lieber’s “Chocolate Covered Cherries” lunchbox bag is a very worthy candidate.
Emily P. Wheeler x Super Smalls
Fine jeweler Emily P. Wheeler is releasing a collaboration with Super Smalls, the adorable kid’s jewelry line that’s also beloved by adults. The capsule collection, which includes fine jewelry versions of Super Smalls hits like the Unicorn Pendant and Clover Necklace, is a cheeky way for moms to match with their mini-mes—albeit in 18-karat gold and gemstones. The collaboration was born, like so many these days, on Instagram, after Wheeler reached out to Super Smalls founder and avid fine jewelry collector, Maria Dueñas Jacobs, via DM. “Super Smalls was created to give kids the freedom to play with jewelry that’s ‘just like mommy’s,’ and now we’ve come full circle with jewels—which have long been coveted by moms—made just for them,” Dueñas said. The limited-edition collection is now available at emilypwheeler.com, and makes a wonderful gift for mother and child.
Chanel Opens in Beverly Hills
In terms of fashion, the month of May belongs to Chanel this year. On May 4, fresh off dominating the red carpet at the Met Gala held in honor of Karl Lagerfeld, and just days before its set to present Virginie Viard’s latest cruise collection in Los Angeles on May 9, the French luxury house unveiled its massive new boutique at 400 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The staggering 30,000-square-foot, four-story flagship designed by Peter Marino is the maison’s largest U.S. store to date and houses every category from fragrance and beauty to watches and fine jewelry and, of course, the most covetable bags to be found under the California sun. As is the case with every Chanel location, the newest addition is filled with world-class art with the pièce de résistance being the “Gold Lasso,” a commissioned sculpture by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel that presides over the space from the ceiling to the first floor and calls to mind Coco Chanel’s famous pearl strands. Items exclusive to the location include a special “Beverly Hills” Haute Joaillerie capsule collection, Chanel Le Vernis nail polishes in “Fast Car” and “Denim” hues, and playful unisex butterfly-shaped sunglasses ideal for channeling your inner celebrity.
Jennie for Calvin Klein
Global superstar and Blackpink frontwoman Jennie Kim is no longer just a face for Calvin Klein—she’s a bonafide design collaborator. On May 4, the American label unveiled Jennie for Calvin Klein, a limited-edition capsule collection designed in tandem with the artist and CK brand ambassador. According to Calvin Klein, the capsule “takes cues from Jennie’s casual wardrobe essentials”—think: denim, everyday t-shirts, fleeces and knits, and underwear sets (this is Calvin, of course). The collection comes in a range of pastel colors; the palette, chosen and curated specifically by Jennie. As an added bonus and personal touch for Jennie’s rabid fan base, some garments bear the classic Calvin Klein logo, reimagined in the musician’s own handwriting. Think of it as a fashionable autograph.
The collection will be available in select Calvin Klein stores and on calvinklein.com globally beginning May 10. Prices range from $25 to $150. Get a sneak peek at the capsule, below.
Saint Laurent’s Foray Into Fine Jewelry
Saint Laurent is getting into the high jewelry category. For the first time in the house’s history, a line of necklaces, rings, earrings, and cuffs called Saint Laurent Haute Joaillerie is now available for purchase. Diamonds cast in yellow or white gold harken back to Saint Laurent’s key codes (and, we might add, pair beautifully with the 1980s-inspired, bold-shouldered jackets creative director Anthony Vaccarello debuted at his fall 2023 runway show during Paris Fashion Week this year). A selection of rings and necklaces bear the iconic YSL logo, while thick, chunky, golden bracelets nod to the Maillon chain link. Saint Laurent is, of course, known for its accessories—but you’ve never seen wearable art like this before. Below, some looks from the campaign, shot by Juergen Teller.
Louis Vuitton’s Crafting Dreams Exhibition
Louis Vuitton has taken some of its most extraordinary offerings and created a venerable art exhibition with them. For Crafting Dreams, described by the brand as a “savoir-faire experience in Los Angeles,” the maison rounded up items like fine jewelry and watches, an Infinity Party Trunk replete with a Champagne service inside, and even an LV vanity mahjong set, and staged them in a private mansion, transforming the home into something of an interactive gallery. There’s the Red Carpet Room, filled with gowns worn on the red carpet by Ana de Armas, Phoebe Dynevor, Gemma Chan, and more; along with a space dedicated to ultra-rare hardsided trunks, some dotted with Yayoi Kusama’s signature painted spots. In fact, the Los Angeles activation is a bit of a dream for LV trunk enthusiasts: this will be an exclusive opportunity to preview the Cabinet of Curiosities by Marc Newson, which is slated to make its official debut at Milan Design Week. On view until May 3, Crafting Dreams is available by private appointment only. Catch a sneak peek, here.
Givenchy Plage Collection
Givenchy is bringing a dose of chic to the beach. Inspired by the colors and lifestyle associated with Le Clos Fiorentina, founder Hubert de Givenchy’s seaside estate in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Rivieria, the Plage Collection features bathing suits, cover-ups, sets, and caftans ripe for the pre-fall 2023 season. According to the French house, the Plage Collection aims to foster a “city-to-sand” sensibility—meaning the knit bikinis, crocheted two-pieces, terry ponchos, and a range of accessories can be worn on the beach or streetside. Sneakers, totes with the Givenchy logo, and even a number of jewelry pieces round out the capsule, which will arrive in Givenchy stores and online in mid-April, with a full rollout through mid-May. Personally, we’re huge fans of the raffia tote bags. See more on givenchy.com.
Sandy Liang x Salomon
Sandy Liang and Salomon working together on a new sneaker feels like an incredibly logical collaboration. Both labels are beloved by the downtown set, with hordes of Dimes Square inhabitants frequently matching the footwear brand’s latest drop with the designer’s newest wares. Plus, Liang is a noted Salomon fan—she’s featured the sneakers exclusively on models at her past runway shows during New York Fashion Week. Now, the two have officially linked up on two Salomon styles reimagined by Liang: a pale pink and green lace-up sneaker, and a pair of gray slip-ons that sort of resemble water shoes, decorated with the signature Sandy Liang daisy detail. The capsule will launch April 28 on sandyliang.info and will be available at the label’s New York City boutique. Then, they’ll be for sale globally on May 5, available for purchase on salomon.com and select retailers for $190 a pair. Grab a sneak peek below.
Zara Home + by Vincent Van Duysen
For his second collection with Zara Home, the Belgian architect and interior designer Vincent Van Duysen turned his minimal, chic lens upon the dining room. In Collection 02 for the fast-fashion label’s Home line, Van Duysen—who has designed spaces inside Kim Kardashian’s home, for Loro Piano’s headquarters in Milan, and much more—created pieces using select woods with fine textures, along with a range of stone materials bearing flawless finishes. An extension of Collection 01, which centered living room furniture, this upcoming drop maintains Van Duysen’s signature simplistic and comfortable approach to form. According to a statement from Zara, “dining room pieces can be easily interchanged and swapped with their living room counterparts.” The collection will be available beginning June 2 on zarahome.com and in select stores—check out an advanced looks at the offerings, here.
Coach has got Earth Day top of mind with its newest subbrand, Coachtopia. The initiative expands upon Coach’s existing sustainability efforts, including the (Re) Loved program, which allows shoppers to trade in their vintage Coach wears to be reimagined and recycled by the label’s in-house design team. Coachtopia takes things a step further, reworking what a product’s lifecycle looks like “from end to beginning—reducing the creation of new materials by crafting with waste and designing products that can be remade and recycled to live multiple lives,” a statement from the brand reads. In addition, Coach will be collaborating with Gen Z designers, artists, students, and activists on capsule collections and one-offs. See looks from the campaign, shot by Remi Ferrante, here.
Presley Oldham Collaborates on an Upcycled Collection with TheRealReal
Jewelry designer Presley Oldham, who is known for genderless and bespoke pieces worn by trendsetters from Kendrick Lamar to Chloë Sevigny, has collaborated with luxury resale destination TheRealReal on a limited-edition, upcycled jewelry collection. The 35-piece collection is comprised of gemstones and materials no longer available on The RealReal, including agate, topaz, peridot, rose quartz, and Oldham’s signature, pearls. Oldham spent several months reworking and recycling these materials—which were often loose beads and broken strands—into wearable art. A launch party for the collection took place last Wednesday at Jac’s On Bond. Oldham, an excellent model for his own work, held court in a deep V-neck blouse that perfectly displayed one of his draping pearl pieces. In a press release, he elaborated on his genderless design philosophy, saying, “I personally don’t think it’s beneficial to gender jewelry or clothing. If you like it and want to wear it, why shouldn’t you? We all have bodies worthy of decoration. Jewelry should be fun, and make you feel more like yourself no matter how you identify.” The collaboration, which ranges in price from $185-$875, will be available on TheRealReal.com in April.
Reformation Launches Handbags
The brand beloved for its slinky cocktail dresses and sexy linen separates is entering the handbag arena with a splash. Three covetable styles—a convertible top handle purse dubbed the Chiara, an unstructured tote with a sweet bow called the Vittoria, and a croissant-shaped, tuck-under-the-arm number named Rosetta—will be available on April 24th. The campaign, starring Camilla Morrone, and waitlists for each style are both live now. True to Reformation’s sustainable spirit, every piece is made from fully traceable, genuine cow leather with minimal hardware, making them not only durable and timeless, but more easily recyclable through the brand’s recycling program. And with hues that range from heather (a bubblegum pink) to parmesan (a pale cream), there’s sure to be a style for everyone to love.
Maje x Éliou Capsule
Do clothing brand Maje and jewelry label Éliou control the weather? Maybe not—but the two companies have made a capsule collection of cheery, colorful RTW and accessories just in time for unseasonably hot weather on the East Coast, heralding the shift into late spring during mid April. From their “Tropical Purple” capsule, fans of the summery brands can purchase swimsuits, necklaces, and earrings—the latter made from natural shells and colorful freshwater pearl beads—to go along with paisley dresses, comfy shorts, and boho tunics that are also part of the collection. This is the perfect moment for Maje and Éliou to link up, especially since festival season is officially upon us. Shop the range, here.
Sky High Farm Workwear @ Nordstrom
After numerous collaborations with the likes of Dover Street Market and a slew of streetwear brands, Dan Colen and Daphne Seybold’s Sky High Farm Workwear brand is coming to Nordstrom’s New York City flagship. The fashion brand—which supports the nonprofit Sky High Farm, an organization that works to ensure food security for those who need it—will be selling its wares at a pop-up inside Nordstrom’s 57th Street location in Manhattan. From April 13 to May 7, The Sky High Farm Workwear@Nordstrom pop-up will feature Sky High’s collaborations with Quil Lemons (one of W’s favorite collaborators, we might add), Converse, and more. Additionally, an exclusive range of redone vintage pieces crafted by Sky High Farm Workwear’s team in New York’s Hudson Valley will be on offer. You can shop the garments in person or on nordstrom.com; we’re especially fans of the denim matching sets, knitwear, and work boots fit for farmland—or the city streets.
Gucci Salon on Melrose Avenue
The appointment-only atelier may seem like a relic of fashion’s glory days, but Gucci is giving the concept a jolt of relevancy. The Italian house is reviving the private, client-focused shopping rendezvous with Gucci Salon, a new kind of alternative to the typical designer boutique experience. Gucci describes its Salon as “a personal universe, offering intimacy and discretion, for clientele invited by appointment.” This is the very first stand-alone Gucci Salon, located on West Hollywood’s storied Melrose Avenue—and will be the home of the label’s High-End assortment. High-End—which offers to Gucci’s most choosy clients a selection of precious leather styles, high jewelry, decor, and travel items, along with RTW and accessories—will be available at other Gucci Salon locations that will roll out globally in the near future. For now, the debut Los Angeles location revels in Hollywood history: the Salon is outfitted with crystal chandeliers, mirrored windows, and jewel-tone curtains along with familiar gowns worn by the likes of Dakota Johnson, Jodie Turner-Smith and Jessica Chastain. Meanwhile, each of the fitting rooms calls to a particular scenography from various movie sets. For more, visit gucci.com.
“Burberry,” the Book
Cloth-bound and covered in the English heritage brand’s signature check pattern, Burberry’s new coffee table book, titled “Burberry,” has arrived. The nearly 250-page tome published by Assouline pays tribute to the label’s 167 years in business—a period Burberry has spent defining what it means to be British and fashionable. Intermixed with photographs from the runway are stories on the evolution of the trench coat, along with over 200 illustrations from the Burberry archive and beyond. Plus, there are images of a more intimate nature, like the one of Adwoa Aboah and her family in Ghana (which happens to be the brand’s fall 2018 pre-collection campaign)—a reminder that, at its core, Burberry is a company of kin. You can purchase the book, written by fashion journalist, author, and critic Alexander Fury and with a foreword by Burberry brand curator Carly Eck, here. In the meantime, peruse a few of the photographs featured in the book below.
Mejuri x Luar
Luar is making its foray into the jewelry category. The beloved New York City brand—which created an affordable “It” bag whose popularity spread like wildfire and closed New York Fashion Week for the spring 2023 season—has collaborated with Mejuri on a capsule of dainty, golden baubles. Double-hoop Convertible Link earrings come in a yellow gold colorway or white; the “Ana” hoop charm (our personal favorite from the collection) is a bit of flair that can be added to earrings you already own. And, of course, Luar’s “Ana” bag hasn’t been left out of the equation: the white leather bag comes with a golden chain that can be used as a strap. See and shop the full capsule, here.
Celine Summer 2023 Tennis Capsule Collection
No one could accuse Celine—the Hedi Slimane label known for its cutting-edge, avant-garde approach to rock and roll fashion—of being preppy in the slightest. But the French house is shifting its perspective in a new capsule that takes its signature fashion from the stage to the grassy tennis court. For summer 2023, Celine has created a tennis-centric capsule collection featuring new accessories and garments that will instantly become a hit at any country club. Tennis bags, logo racquets, full sets (replete with visors), and sneakers are available for purchase in stores or on Celine’s website. (We’re particular fans of the crossbody bag shown below—done in a gorgeous cream-and-tan leather with light-green accents.)
The digital art marketplace Platform is dipping its toes into the fashion game. Next week, Platform will release a limited edition hoodie featuring a screen print of Black Cat (Bones) (Study), 2020 by the British painter Rose Wylie. At 88 years old, Wylie may seem like an unlikely streetwear progenitor, but she sees the collaboration as part of an eclectic pantheon of creativity: “I’ve always liked applied arts: designs on historic plates, ancient maps, the Bayeux Tapestry, the Book of Hours, the Cluny Tapestries,” she says. “And an anatomy chart comes into that group.” The $200 hoodie, available in sizes S to XL, officially goes on sale on April 4th at 8 A.M., but Platform subscribers can get early access — a smart move, since only 150 pieces were produced. (But if you miss out on the drop, Platform has partnered with The RealReal to ensure each item has a circular life cycle.)
The musician Nick Cave’s shop Cave Things—a cheeky offering of clothing, home goods, jewelry, stationary, and other ephemera bearing the lyrics to the English artist’s songs—has arrived at Dover Street Market. The Cave Things installation and pop-up features apparel, books, homeware, prints and limited-edition recordings, as well as new Cave Things products exclusive to Dover Street Market and some previously sold out items from the Cave Things archive. “I have wanted to make a real-life shop since Cave Things was born as a website in 2020, and nowhere could be better than DSM to host this curious little installation, which I have designed and curated with a bit of help from my wife, Susie,” Cave said of the project. Shop all of the offerings in-store or online—we’re particular fans of the t-shirt that reads “This morning is amazing and so are you” and a hoodie whose credo resonates: “head high & fuck ‘em all.”
Polo Ralph Lauren Intimates and Sleepwear
There’s a new status waistband to expose strategically beneath your low-slung jeans: Polo Ralph Lauren has ventured into women’s intimates. The assortment is grouped into three categories. Everyday Essentials features bras, underwear and matching sleep slets in second-skin organic cotton. Meanwhile the Iconic Stripes range is a line of pajamas that brings a hint of preppy style to the bedroom. But it’s the Rib Seamless collection that boasts the aforementioned elastic waist—a perfect way to nod to the ’90s. A new campaign starring model Vivienne Rohner gives you all the styling inspiration you need. Shop the full collection now at RalphLauren.com.
Khaite Debuts NYC Flagship & Oliver Peoples Collab
CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year, Catherine Holstein of Khaite, had a very busy New York Fashion Week. Her small, intimate runway show (which received raves from the fashion set) was held at the site of her first-ever brick and mortar store. The boutique, which sits at 165 Mercer Street in Soho, is a model of ’90s Manhattan minimalism. The space’s defining materials—poured concrete, glass, and steel—reference the immensity and grit of the city which Holstein calls home. Awash in natural light from a number of skylights, the space feels cavernous and raw. A smooth-trunked evergreen tree, known as the “Shady Lady,” which appears to emerge from the ground, adds an element of tranquil surprise to the space. On offer at the location are Khaite’s new eyewear collaboration with the LA-based Oliver Peoples. Like everything Holstein touches, the sunglasses are simultaneously sleek, unique, and a natural extension of the designer’s downtown cool aesthetic. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
La Ligne Launches Denim
Jeans have always been part of La Ligne’s classic fashion formula. So much so that for years the brand’s founders Molly Howard, Meredith Melling, and Valerie MacCaulay have been fielding requests for the denim often styled with their popular striped essentials. Now, inquiring minds finally have a solution with the launch of the label’s own line of denim staples. The first collection of three styles—The Molly, The Meredith, and The Valerie—take their name and fit inspiration from La Ligne’s co-founders while the corresponding campaign stars friend of the brand (better known as a member of La Bande), Selma Blair. To shop the collection visit lalignenyc.com.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Takes The Stellar Odyssey to Dubai
Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted Dubai’s glitterati and a mix of international press on the 2nd of February to mark the opening of their The Stellar Odyssey exhibition. Housed in a pavilion that appears to float on the waters of the Dubai Fountain, and boasting the Burj Khalifa as its backdrop, the Stellar Odyssey celebrates the relationship between astronomical phenomena and the measurement of time. On display in the exhibition are a collection of the maison’s most remarkable historic timepieces, as well as its most recent celestially-inspired timepieces. The exhibition also features multi-media installations that take visitors on a virtual journey to the cosmos. Other highlights of The Stellar Odyssey include a new art installation, Passengers: Through Time by the French visual artist, Guillaume Marmin, and a menu of soft cocktails by the world-renowned mixologist Matthias Giroud. Dubai was chosen as the first stop on a tour of major world cities, which will continue throughout 2023 and beyond.
Loewe x Howl’s Moving Castle
Just five months after Loewe’s first collaboration with Studio Ghibli—the acclaimed animator, director, and screenwriter Hayao Miyazaki’s animation and production company—the Spanish fashion house is back with yet another collection inspired by Miyazaki’s fantastical worlds. While the last iteration paid homage to the classic Spirited Away, this particular capsule is a tribute to the 2004 film Howl’s Moving Castle. The movie, which is loosely based upon a 1986 novel of the same name, starred the likes of Christian Bale and Emily Mortimer voicing the characters. So it only makes sense that Loewe would cast some A-list Hollywood talent for its collab campaign. Enter: Bones and All star Taylor Russell, who was photographed by Juergen Teller for the advertisements holding leather goods that bear images from the film, along with a slew of ready-to-wear. The collection will be available at a pop-up Loewe will host at Saks Fifth Avenue from February 2nd-8th, as well as in stores and online.
Future Collective with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Call it a major win for fashion editors and stylists everywhere—Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, the global contributing fashion editor at large for American Vogue, has snagged a collaboration with Target’s Future Collective subbrand. Karefa-Johnson’s eclectic and magpie personal fashion sense has led to major cover styling gigs with the likes of Serena Williams, Florence Pugh, and Bella Hadid (as well as an appearance in a fashion story in the pages of W magazine). And now, her diverse approach to playing with proportion, prints, and lots of color has translated to a Target clothing line through the mega-retailer’s Future Collective program. Through Future Collective, Karefa-Johnson will release a collection of almost 100 items over the course of three seasonal refreshes; the first batch will drop on Sunday, January 29. With pieces like dresses, skirts, outerwear, matching sets, and slacks, all available in an inclusive size and price range, there’s something for everyone. Available on the Target website and in select Target stores.
Alaïa Returns to SoHo
It’s been a decade since Alaïa has had a storefront in downtown New York and while much has changed about the retail landscape, the desire for the legendary label’s feminine designs has never wavered. Now a new flagship at 149 Mercer Street affords shoppers the opportunity to get up close to the latest collections while mingling among world-renowned art work and furniture curated by creative director Pieter Mulier. At the boutique-meets-gallery you’ll find pieces by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, and Mike Kelly. “I’ve chosen to show works that celebrate American art, from design to painting,” Mulier said in a statement. “I’ve compiled some of my favorite artists, the ones that never stop inspiring me…”
The store is open Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.
Cartier Updates the Tank Française
Like so many brands these days, Cartier is revisiting a ‘90s with a refresh of its classic Tank Française. Originally launched in 1996, the style known for its metal bracelet quickly became an important member of the iconic Tank family. Twenty-seven years after its creation, the bracelet has been redesigned by the maison to create a more pure and ergonomic curve that works for all wrists. The launch of this reimagined watch is accompanied by a new campaign featuring friends of the house Catherine Deneuve and Rami Malek in a short fashion fantasy directed by Guy Ritchie.
The Snow Lodge x Guest in Residence
Aspen, Colorado isn’t just a skier’s dream destination. These days, it’s a hub for the rich and famous, with designer boutiques (Dior, Balenciaga, and Prada among them), plenty of sumptuous eats at fine restaurants, and a buzzing nightlife scene. Leading the pack of parties and events in Aspen is The Snow Lodge, the sister location to Montauk’s restaurant-slash-bar-slash-music-venue The Surf Lodge. Much like its Hamptons counterpart, The Snow Lodge—located inside The St. Regis Aspen Resort—features art, music, food, and fashion, with some of the industry’s top names popping up inside Snow Lodge’s walls. The latest celebrity to join in: Gigi Hadid, who collaborated with The Snow Lodge on a capsule for her cashmere brand, Guest in Residence. Consisting of limited-edition, unisex, cashmere pieces—think hoodies and comfy crewnecks—the collection is now on sale at a pop-up experiential and concept store inside The Snow Lodge (you can also purchase online, here). “Guest in Residence uses the finest cashmere to create high-quality pieces intended to be lasting heirlooms, so it will be fun to see the second generation of Snow Lodge patrons wearing it in the years to come,” said founder and creative director of The Surf Lodge Brands Jayma Cardoso.
Gigi Hadid visits her pop-up inside The Snow Lodge.
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The Surf Lodge Brands founder and creative director Jayma Cardoso poses for a photo with Gigi Hadid.
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A look from The Snow Lodge x Guest in Residence’s collaboration.
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A look from The Snow Lodge x Guest in Residence’s collaboration.
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The Telfar Wallet
If you’ve been holding back on investing in a Telfar accessory, now just might be the time to pull out your debit card. On January 13, the cult-favorite, New York City-based fashion label unveiled a brand-new, upcoming drop: wallets. While designer Telfar Clemens’s style known as “The Brooklyn Birkin” has cornered the market for understated, minimal totes—revitalizing the concept of the “It” bag as a result—this latest release will surely leave fans in a state of panic while they figure out how the hell to cop the piece before it sells out (given Telfar’s record of popularity, there’s a strong chance that it will). Starting Monday, January 23 at 12 PM EST, all 17 colorways of the 100 percent genuine leather wallet will be available for purchase on telfar.net. Set your alarms. Below, a look at all the offerings:
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama
Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Whitney Museum in New York City’s Meatpacking district, Louis Vuitton has opened a pop-up shop celebrating its 10th anniversary collaboration with Yayoi Kusama. Naturally, the store is covered in yellow and black dots, along with silver orbs adorning the floors and shelves—both are immediately identifiable signatures from the Japanese contemporary artist. But the design elements come second to the stunning collection: Vuitton’s Damier print has been remixed by Kusama herself (who, true to form, painted multicolored spots all over the maison’s handbags), and features offerings for all genders. There are sporty and office-ready pieces galore—from sneakers to a pair of standout studded lug-sole loafers—but we were particular fans of the dotted raincoat with the Damier leather collar, and the pumpkins (yet another Kusama signature) that were actually twee key holders attached to a range of purses. Shop the collection here.
Looks from the collection.
Tiffany & Co. Meets the Fendi Baguette
The phrase “name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait” is overused. But here, it is entirely applicable, and, frankly, a bit of an understatement. The collaborative Baguette bag from Tiffany & Co. and Fendi (which was introduced at the Italian fashion house’s NYFW celebration of the Baguette’s 25th anniversary back in September) is now available for purchase. Fendi’s only request of its collaborators? Put their own spin on the classic silhouette. Tiffany’s purse, done in robin’s-egg blue silk with a silver interlocking “F” logo, also features the signature “Please Return to Tiffany & Co.” tag, clipped onto the handle. There are, additionally, leather or crocodile-skin options for those looking to up the glam even further. But we personally love that little blue box—and wouldn’t mind wearing it on our arms, either.
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