“The list” is PAPERThe definitive roundup of the most important fashion launches of the month. From store openings to new podcasts, collaborations, initiatives, campaigns, pop-ups, capsules and product releases, we’ve curated the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll below to see what’s in store for you in February.
Lous Vuitton launches Virgil Abloh’s “Daybreak” collection
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s latest menswear capsule, called “Daybreak”, is a reinterpretation of activewear and workwear best summed up by this quote from Virgil Abloh from the pre-fall collection: “Don’t leave your day job define you”. Indeed, the late designer has revisited the classic pieces of daywear with a free and relaxed spirit. Tailored pants with baggy volumes, jackets instead of blazers, down jackets with the brand’s floral patterns and much more.
“My philosophy is very much influenced by the clothes people actually wear,” he said. “What I do is an analysis of a generation: what do people buy and why do they wear it? This question naturally creates an equal interest in tradition and in the evolution of tradition. But it It’s also about challenging myself and exploring different lands. That’s creative freedom.”
Available in Louis Vuitton boutiques in March
Cole Sprouse teams up with Versace for an eyewear capsule
Photograph by Steven Klein
Versace releases a new eyewear capsule collection with Cole Sprouse. Consisting of two sunglasses and an optical frame that range in price from $278 to $368: the Medusa Focus, the Medusa Mesmerize and the Medusa Dream. The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein.
Available now at SunglassHut and LensCrafters.
Net-a-Porter and the British Fashion Council launch a mentorship program
Net-a-Porter has just launched a new mentorship program with the British Fashion Council called the Vanguard Education Fund designed to help final year baccalaureate students after graduation. Mentors include Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, designers Conner Ives and Christopher John Rogers; and Instagram’s Eva Chen. Four winners will be selected and will each receive a scholarship of £12,500, and will be paired with two industry leaders, who will act as mentors during the academic year.
Opening of applications: January 31, 2022
Deadline for applications: March 3, 2022
Winner announcement: June 2022
Mulberry launches its softest bag yet
Courtesy of Mulberry
The Mulberry Softie is a new collection of quilted bags in three styles and sizes made from Nappa leather and filled with thick feathers.
Available now on Mulberry.com
Brian Bolke unveils two major conservatory expansion
Good news for Dallas shoppers: The Conservatory on Two, located in Highland Park Village and founded by retail innovator Brian Bolke, has just undergone a major expansion and will open on February 7. The space is now 9,000 square feet and features new designers and discoveries, as well as an installation created by acclaimed interior design star Alessandra Branca and a Spring 2022 Trunk Show by Adam Lippes. Additionally, Teak Tea Room is set to open in The Conservatory space on February 23 and will be open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Marla Aaron teams up with Bergdorf Goodman for a pop-up
Photo: Richard Cadan
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the brand, Marla Aaron is hosting an interactive pop-up event at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, starting February 1. As a model of the material trend in the jewelry industry – ranging from locks and chains to rings and necklaces – Aaron’s designs are offered to pop-up in new selections, alongside a machine jewelry vending machine. Aaron is expected to make appearances in space over the next few months.
Nigo’s first creations for Kenzo are already out
New creative director Nigo just showed his first catwalk collection for Kenzo last month during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, but his first designs for the brand are already coming out. After being installed in his new position in September, his first drop for the brand will launch in capsule form for Spring/Summer on February 5. (An additional three drops are planned.) Pieces include hoodies, nylon jackets and crewneck sweatshirts printed with the boke, a Japanese flower that blooms in February.
Available from February 5 on Kenzo.com
Kitsune House joins forces with a longtime friend of the brand, Olympia Le Tan, for a range of clothing for men and women. Inspired by cult classics, “A Fox Day Afternoon” draws inspiration from Parisian history and the current New York lifestyle of Olympia Le Tan founder Gildas Loaëc. The collection includes hoodies, dresses and dress pants, ruffled blouses, pencil skirts and colorblock shirts in a colorful and vibrant selection.
Available from February 17 on HomeKitsune.com
Christian Louboutin goes glam-rock with the “Our Angels” line
Christian Louboutin’s “Our Angels” collection consists of genderless shoe styles offered in the brand’s widest size range to date, ranging from size 36 to 46. There are lace-up platforms up to ankle and mid-calf and above-the-knee boot styles, as well as shoulder bags, all made of satin, leather and adorned with intricate floral rhinestones.
“What I like about angels is that they don’t have sex but they are still very sensual,” Louboutin said in a statement. “It concerns so many people that I love and admire, human but celestial, who make me dream. It seemed very natural to me to dedicate a collection to what I named Our Angels.”
Miu Miu launches a sneaker with New Balance
Courtesy of Miu Miu
For spring 2022, miu miu reinterprets the iconic New balance 1980s 574 Trainers. In selections of white, khaki and blue, the New Balance x Miu Miu trainers feature raw edges and a deconstructed vibe, with stacked New Balance and Miu Miu logos on the tongue.
Available now on MiuMiu.com
Golden Goose launches the “Miami Vibes” collection
Courtesy of Golden Goose
As part of their Spring 2022 Journey collection, golden goose launches the “Miami Vibes” capsule. Taking inspiration from the city that gives it its name, the capsule infuses energetic Miami vibes into garments inspired by Miami landmarks, from Ocean Drive to the Art Deco architecture of South Beach. Golden Goose’s signature washed leopard print is updated in Miami tonal hues – neon pink and turquoise – with flamingos, palm trees and Florida hibiscus flowers adorning the tropical prints.
Available now on GoldenGoose.com.
threeASFOUR launches the bespoke Kundalini collection
Courtesy of three ASFOUR
Inspired by nature and the seven chakras, threeASFOUR launched “Kundalini”, the bespoke collection in collaboration with Digital Kornit. The collection consists of apparel and accessories that debuted at NYFW for Fall 2021, with three customizable ASFOUR textile designs for customization. Kornit Digital’s partnership allows threeASFOUR to produce the garments on demand, with the exact same amount of fabric needed to create each item produced to minimize pollution and waste.
Available now on threeasfour.com
Photography by: Virginia Kluiters @vkluitersphoto
Photo assistants: Derick Marquez @out_of_fifty and Scott Fetterman @scottfetterman
Styling: Altorrin @altorrin
Hair: Kazuhide Katahira @kazukatahira
Makeup & Nails: Stephanie Hernandez @clawedbylacreme
Models: Nym @nym.blue
Printed by: @kornitdigital