Now that it’s officially springtime, fashion is blooming with collaborations, launches, and exciting news. From Celine’s St. Tropez beach-ready capsule to AG’s 100% biodegradable jeans, see the hottest style news below.
Come back for more as we update our gallery with the newest drops as the month continues.
Celine Launches St. Tropez Capsule
What: St. Tropez Capsule
Where: In Celine stores and online at https://www.celine.com/
Why: Wondering how you’re going to get dressed this summer? Hedi Slimane at Celine has the answer for you. Celine’s St. Tropez capsule collection is all about easy dressing for spring and summer with breezy floral dresses, simple swim, don’t-think-about-it-twice denim and canvas bags for the pool to the beach to the pool again. Hedi shot Kaia Gerber by the waterfront, providing the casual fit inspiration for the warmer months to come.
Kerry Washington Launches ‘The Birth of Mother’ Jewelry Collection With Aurate
What: Jewelry collection with Kerry Washington
Where: Online at https://auratenewyork.com/
Why: Just in time for Mother’s Day, Kerry Washington has collaborated with jewelry brand Aurate to create ’The Birth of Mother.’ A play on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, this nine piece collection includes delicate pearls paired with 14k gold vermeil in the shape of seashells. Pieces are stackable and come in sets, encouraging mix and match styles that inspire a return to nature and nurture.
Fendi Introduces Pet Travel Line
What: Pet accessories collection
Where: Online at Fendi.com
Why: Tired of walking your dog on a plain old leash, and carrying them in a boring tote? Fendi has the solution for you, offering a new pet collection including a carrier tote, collar, leash, and a water-repellent nylon coat. They’re all covered in Fendi’s signature FF logo in tobacco and brown, and the collar even comes with a customizable Fendi nametag. Your dog will be the chicest pup in the park, guaranteed.
Pamela Love Launches Ceremonial Collection
Who: Pamela Love
What: Ceremonial ring collection
Where: Online at pamelalove.com
Why: Pamela Love spent almost two years perfecting her new and unusual method of jewelry making with the Ceremonial line of wedding bands and engagement rings. At last, she is ready to share her collection of nine engagement pieces and five bands, all crafted in Brooklyn by hand with responsibly sourced diamonds and fair-mined 18K gold. On creating a ceremonial line, Love says “love to me is the weaving together of souls, weathering the good and bad together, changing in beautiful and harmonious ways until eventually those souls almost seem to blend together. They become one stronger, and more beautiful, entity. This is what I tried to capture in my first Ceremonial Collection.” The collection is available now online.
Alexander McQueen Debuts Curve Bag
Who: Alexander McQueen
What: Curve bag
Where: In Alexander McQueen stores globally and online at www.alexandermcqueen.com
Why: For Spring Summer 2021, Alexander McQueen brings their signature harness motif to the Curve Bag. The bag is finished in supple Italian leather and features a double-flap closure, which enhances the natural lines of the bag. The adjustable strap ensures it can be worn on the shoulder or across the body. This gorgeous saddle red shows off the perfectly executed structure of the bag and is available now on the Alexander McQueen website.
AG Jeans Introduces ‘The Jean of Tomorrow’
Who: AG Jeans
What: ‘The Jean of Tomorrow’
Why: For Earth Day, AG Jeans asked themselves how they could push the sustainability of their signature denim to its utmost limit. Their answer? ‘The Jean of Tomorrow,’ the brand’s first 100% biodegradable jeans. That’s right, if you planted these jeans, they would decompose. These jeans are made of natural cotton, mixed with hemp and other natural materials, processed using minimal water and packaging, and even offers in-store incentives when you’re ready to recycle your jeans. The first offering includes a unisex jacket and styles for men and women, with hope to expand and maintain the same commitment to 100% sustainable production.
Uniqlo Releases JW Anderson Spring Summer Collaboration
What: SS21 Collaboration with JW Anderson
Where: In stores and online at uniqlo.com
Why: UNIQLO has partnered with British designer J.W. Anderson for several years now, and this Spring Summer 2021 collaboration continues Anderson’s whimsical and British-inspired take on UNIQLO essentials. This Spring, floral embroidery brings life to the muted basics in linens and cotton twills, with an emphasis on exaggerated stitched hems and a countryside color palette. Anderson’s signature charm is on full display in this collection, which launches today in stores and on UNIQLO.com.
Chopard Introduces Happy Sport Watch Campaign
What: Happy Sport watch campaign
Where: View the campaign film on YouTube and shop the watch on Chopard.com
Why: Chopard is celebrating the release of their Happy Sport watch campaign starring Julia Roberts and shot by Shayne Laverdiere, and an accompanying video directed by Xavier Dolan. The Happy Sport watch was originally created in 1993 by Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard. This campaign pays homage to the very first Happy Sport timepiece, along with the new Happy Sport 33mm.
GANNI Unveils Collaboration with Ahluwalia
What: Collaboration with Ahluwalia
Where: In GANNI stores globally and on Ganni.com Friday, April 23
Why: Beloved Danish fashion brand Ganni announced a two-part collaboration with London-based menswear designer Priya Ahluwalia and her eponymous label, Ahluwalia. Known for her menswear designs that infuse her dual Indian-Nigerian heritage with 90s London underground cool, Ahluwalia brings her signature wavy pattern blocking and unexpected color combinations to Ganni’s tried and true “Scandi cool.” Ganni and Ahluwalia reworked several signature Ganni silhouettes, including a slip dress, a mini skirt, and two-piece sets that repurposed deadstock fabrics from 2020 collections that didn’t sell due to the pandemic, a critical point for Ahluwalia when she started working with the brand. Prices range from $100 to $1,350, available worldwide on Friday, April 23rd.
Alaïa Presents ‘Relax’ Capsule
What: ‘Relax’ Capsule
Why: Azzedine Alaïa introduced the Relax knitwear in his Spring-Summer 1992 collection, a close-knit fabric he named the “Yarn of Serenity” for its snug comfort and body-hugging technology. Just about 30 years later, Alaïa presents a capsule of 10 pieces in black and garnet red meant to hug every curve and accentuate the female form in its most natural shape, with the Maison’s signature seaming and suble patterning noticable in all the pieces. The fabric itself is made of 94% ENKA viscose that is sourced from wood using sustainable forestry, and is in line with Alaïa’s impeccable craftsmanship.
Balmain Releases Maluma Collaboration
What: Collaboration with Maluma
Where: Available on Balmain.com
Why: Pre-pandemic, Colombian hitmaker and heartthrob Maluma collaborated with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing to create looks for his 2020 tour. It was eventually canceled, but the two felt that they still wanted to share the wardrobe they created together. Balmain is releasing a limited-edition run of the pieces they created for Papí Juancho’s Miami Vice-inspired tour, with vibrant neon shirts and a pair of one-of-a-kind sneakers that speak to Maluma’s eccentric, streetwear-based style. In tandem with the collaboration, Balmain has pulled together a selection of music that influenced the collection in a special playlist that is available now on Apple Music.
ASHYA Opens Shop/Studio
What: Opening of storefront and studio
Where: Industry City, Brooklyn
Why: ASHYA Shop, founded by Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, has opened its first retail and studio space to the public in the burgeoning Industry City located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. ASHYA is an accessories-driven brand inspired by utilitarian motifs and travel, uniting cultures and communities with modern and sustainable designs. The space is opening with ASHYA’s media production partner, Equator, and will feature a wide array of ASHYA products as well as a curated selection of reading materials, gifts, and objects. Local artisans such as Raini Home and Lutfi Janania Zablah have come together to work on the interior design, creating a warm and inviting shop that speaks to the necessity of brick-and-morter shopping experiences during a time when community-based connections are more important than ever.
Peter Dundas Supports Childhood USA With Loungewear Capsule
Who: Peter Dundas
What: Loungewear capsule collection benefiting Childhood USA
Where: Exclusively online at dundasworld.com
Why: Peter Dundas, with his namesake line DUNDAS, has created a loungewear collection that directly benefits Childhood USA. Childhood USA is an organization started by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and supports the end of sexual exploitation, abuse, and violence against children. At the beginning of the pandemic, DUNDAS provided 5,000 masks for the children in the communities that Childhood USA serves, and this collection is an extension of Dundas’ commitment to the organization. Items such as a pajama set and a robe are all 100% silk and feature a playful print, and proceeds will go to Childhood USA’s key initiatives and outreaches throughout the US, including a community engagement program in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Leah Chapman Launches Issue Twelve
Who: Issue Twelve
What: Debut collection
Where: Exclusively online at issuetwelve.com
Why: British-born Leah Chapman, daughter of the co-founders of MATCHESFASHION Tom and Ruth Chapman, is releasing the first collection of her DTC brand, Issue Twelve. Leah was born in London and studied in California, and the confluence of both places resulted in her viewpoint on easy dressing. Focusing on the core wardrobe, Issue Twelve provides a “grab and go” approach to dressing, with foundational tailoring and basic, crisp shirting. The brand is also focused heavily on sustainability from conception to production to consumption, involving collections produced on limited runs to ensure no product goes to waste.
Celine Collaborates with Artist Tyson Reeder
What: Collaboration with Tyson Reeder
Where: In stores and online at Celine.com
Why: Hedi Slimane’s SS21 “Dancing Kid” collection for Celine Homme was inspired by vibrant party wear, skater boys and the e-boy (read: TikTok) generation. Slimane partnered with American artist Tyson Reeder, known for his evocative, vivacious prints and artworks, to create a print perfect for this collection of easy, breathable, Instagrammable pieces. Reeder’s Autobahn print can be found on a chic windbreaker, a loose short sleeve Hawaiian cut shirt (Rihanna has already worn it, of course), and a stylish bucket hat. The tropical print evokes the best of retro Miami with California ease, injecting the perfect dose of beachside cool and arthouse dynamism into the collection.
Louis Vuitton Opens Summer 2021 Collection Pop-up Store in Soho
Who: Louis Vuitton
What: Summer Collection pop-up
Where: Soho, NYC
Why: In celebration of his Women’s Summer collection, Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere created “By the Pool,” a special pop-up store in Soho, NYC. The store imitates the feeling of being underwater in the chicest pool in the world, with tiles adorned with LV’s monogram pattern. This underwater experience provides the perfect backdrop for this playful, beach-ready collection of ready-to-wear, swimwear, and accessories, reimagined in pastels and almost every shade of blue. The space is now open and will be through the end of May.
Lemaire Launches Martin Ramirez Capsule
What: Martin Ramirez Capsule
Where: Available in Lemaire stores an online at https://us.lemaire.fr/
Why: Lemaire has taken inspiration from the simple and breathtaking line drawings by Mexican artist Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) and printed them faithfully into unisex pieces that go hand in hand with the spring-summer 2021 collection. Long dresses, jackets, scarves, shirts, and a bag provide the perfect canvas for Ramirez’s incredibly unique and somber drawings. The color palette is muted, with mauves, purples, and tans taking center stage, allowing the wearer to defy perspective and embrace ambiguity, metamorphosis, and organic regeneration.
Off-White Announces “OFF ACTIVE” Collection Two
What: Sophomore “OFF ACTIVE” activewear collection
Where: Available on off—white.com and FarFetch.com (followed by Off-White™ monobrand stores and select retail partners worldwide).
Why: Off-White continues their offering of activewear with the second collection of pieces that will guarantee that you’re the most stylish person in the gym. With both mens and womens offerings, this newest drop includes technical sportswear with a brushstroke motif drawing a through line through the well-cut leggings, compression shorts, sports bras. This collection even offers totes, water bottles, and yoga mats, so you can be decked out in head-to-toe Off-White for your next workout.
Repossi Launches Exclusive Berbere Ring for 10th Anniversary
What: 10-Year Anniversary special ring
Where: Available exclusively at the Repossi shop at The Vault, Saks Fifth Avenue in NY and online at Saks.com
Why: Repossi, the luxury jeweler obsessed over by influencers and editors alike, is celebrating a decade of its iconic ring shape, the Berbere, by releasing a limited edition colorway in black, gold, and navy lacquer. The now-classic shape is inspired by hand tattoos found on the Northern Saharan nomads, Tuareg Berbers, and space and form. The signature spacing between the diamonds and the lacquer make this piece wearable architecture. This special-edition Berbere piece will be followed by a Berbere Chromatic collection, in colors specific to cities that Repossi has strong ties to, such as Paris, Monaco, London, Dubai, New York, and Miami.
Nordstrom SPACE Partners with Dover Street Market
Who: Nordstrom SPACE
What: Pop-up shop in partnership with Dover Street Market
Where: Available in select Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com
Why: Nordstrom continues its collaborative and collective boutique SPACE, led by Olivia Kim of Nordstrom, by bringing Dover Street Market to its shoppers. Dover Street Market’s Brand Development collection includes seven young designers backed by DSM funding: Vaquera, Rassvet, Weinsanto, ERL (a favorite of ELLE), Liberal Youth Ministry, HFD and Youths in Balaclava. Nordstrom is unveiling in-store shopping spaces designed by artist and furniture designer, Marc Hundley in three cities, New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. This marks the first time DSM has collaborate for a shop-in-shop with any retailer. In addition to in-store experiences, Hundley and the Nordstrom SPACE team have created a physical and digital zine to introduce the collaboration and brands to Nordstrom customers.
Marine Serre Creates Capsule with The Webster
Who: The Webster
What: Capsule collection with Marine Serre
Where: Available in store and online at thewebster.us
Why: Founder and entrepreneur of Laure Heriard Dubreuil was so enchanted with the Paris-based designer Marine Serre that she asked Serre to create a capsule collection for her retail concept store, The Webster. The Webster will be the first retailer to have its own unique All Over Moon styles from the designer, and the pieces in the collection deliver on this exclusivity. Six pieces in total, the capsule includes a turtleneck and leggings in the classic All Over Moon print, with denim pants and skirts to match. Serre emphasizes eco-conscious designs, with many of these pieces made in regenerated fabrics.
Balmain Announces New Podcast Series
What: L’Atelier podcast
Where: Available on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Balmain.com
Why: Balmain released the first few episodes of its new podcast, L’Atelier Balmain, a 10-part series that concentrates on the rich history of the now 75-year-old brand, from its beginnings with creator Pierre Balmain up to its current, groundbreaking creative director, Olivier Rousteing. The podcast touches upon what makes Balmain’s DNA so special and how they crafted their legacy, from surviving post-war Parisian fashion industry struggles to modernizing the brand to make it what it is today. The L’Atelier Balmain podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, YouTube and at balmain.com.
Sergio Tacchini Launches Monte Carlo Masters Collection
Who: Sergio Tacchini
What: Capsule collection with Rolex Monte Carlo Masters
Where: Available on sergiotacchini.com
Why: Italian luxury lifestyle brand Sergio Tacchini continues its 13-year-old partnership with the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters tournament this year, after the tournament was canceled last year. This time around, the tournament will take place without an audience, so this collection will be worn by on-court staff. This collection draws inspiration from the colorful, beachside location of Monte Carlo, adding a breath of fresh air to the activewear Tacchini has become known for. The host club, the Monte-Carlo Country Club, has its signature colors and crowned logo featured in this luxurious line, which includes a bucket hat perfect for long summer days on the court or at the beach.
Dan Cassab Collaborates on Accessories Launch With Artist Leta Sobierajski
Who: Dan Cassab
What: Accessories collaboration with Leta Sobierajski
Where: Available exclusively on Dancassab.com
Why: Dan Cassab, a Mexican leather jacket label focused on hyperlocal craftmanship at the peak of quality and passion, is debuting their first line of accessories made in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Leta Sobierajski. A year in the making, this collaboration focused on infusing both artists’ vision without sacrificing sustainable production and utility. Leta’s three postmodern patterns designed specifically for this collab (the Blob, Bolt, and Protozoa) come to life on crossbody bags, phone slings, and two different totes. The simple and striking color palette was amplified even more by the genius campaign images, where a Mexico City artist translated Leta’s swirls and zigzags into body paint, a futuristic armor bringing this creative duo’s vision to new heights. Prices range from $240-540.
Comme des Garcons PLAY Reimagines Converse’s Jack Purcell
Who: Comme Des Garcons PLAY
What: New design of Converse Jack Purcell sneaker
Why: Comme des Garcons PLAY has collaborated with Converse since 2009, covering the famous canvas sneakers in the iconic PLAY logo, a cheeky heart with eyes. For this interpretation, PLAY has taken on Converse’s Jack Purcell sneaker, itself known for the “smiley” face on the rubber toe and sporty shape. This laid-back, lo-top sneaker is reimagined in a Silver Filigree canvas and is covered in the PLAY heart, infusing this old favorite with new life.
Nike Unveils New Swim Icon Collection
What: Swim Icon collection
Where: Available at Nike and select retailers worldwide, including ASOS.com
Why: Nike is also for a sunny and relaxed summer, launching a new line of mens and women swimwear pieces. The range of one-piece, bikini and midkini pieces use premium jersey knit with 100% recycled lining and an 85% recycled outer jersey, imagined in playful, vibrant colors and patterns. The collection pairs perfectly with a sun-kissed glow and has a streetwear feel that looks as good on the beach as it does on the street.
Lele Sadoughi Collaborates with Solid & Striped
Who: Lele Sadoughi
What: Collaboration with Solid & Striped
Why: Lele Sadoughi, who designs playful and bright accessories, collaborated with industry-favorite swimwear brand Solid and Striped. Lele brings her signature knotted headband shape and marries it perfectly with the pastel and patterns people have come to love Solid and Striped. The collection also offers a retro visor, scrunchies, and a beach tote. Start planning your vacation (or staycation) immediately!
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