“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 January.
Kendall Jenner is the new face of Messika Paris
French jewelry brand Messika Paris, which made waves last year thanks to its work with Kate Moss, has announced Kendall Jenner as its new face, with the model debuting her first campaign for the brand in a series of solar-inspired images shot in St. Tropez. The two first met in the south of France. About her personal style, Jenner says, “I love hoops; I’ve always found them to be a great addition to any outfit. For example, I’m lucky enough to own a MESSIKA XXL Move creole that I love to wear. I usually like a delicate ring and necklace.
Neiman Marcus Launches Barbie x Balmain Pop-Up at Northpark Center
The Neiman Marcus store at the Northpark Center in Dallas is hosting a pop-up of Balmain’s new collaboration with Barbie from January 13-30. Guests will be able to enjoy weekend activations that include a live DJ set, a custom cotton candy machine, and photo ops in a life-size Barbie doll box.
Thrilling launches Vintage Studio Services program with Ruth E. Carter
Photos Courtesy of Jack Manning/Thrilling
Thrilling announced legendary costume designer Ruth E. Carter (she won an Oscar for Black Panther) as the first brand ambassador for a new initiative launched today: the Vintage workshop services program, which will help stylists, costume designers and production companies source vintage and pre-owned items from nearly 1,000 stores across the United States for their television and film projects.
“This is exciting!!! I really want to know where this has been all my life?” Carter said. “Seriously. This idea not only brings you the product, but it eliminates all the sneezing!! Exciting genius. Happy to support small businesses, women in business and inclusion!!”
Bottega Veneta takes over the Great Wall of China
Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, Bottega Veneta has taken over part of the Great Wall with ‘新春快乐’ rendered on digital screen in shades of Bottega green and tangerine (a symbol of luck in Mandarin). The brand has also pledged to make a donation to support the renovation and maintenance of “Shanhai Pass”, the easternmost bastion of the Great Wall of China, historically known as the “First Pass under Heaven”.
Saks launches Game Day capsule with top designers
Ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, Saks teamed up with top designers such as Balmain, Givenchy and Versace on a Game Day capsule of athletic-inspired pieces for the biggest sporting event. “We’re at a time when the intersection of fashion and sports is stronger than ever, and we’re excited to style our customers for the biggest day in sports with an unrivaled assortment of merchandise they can’t find anywhere. somewhere else,” Tracy Margolies said. , director of merchandising at Saks.
Available now on Saks.com/GameDay
Fai Khadra launches sunglasses collaboration with Oliver Peoples
Photography: Hugo Comte
Fai Khadra and Oliver Peoples have teamed up to create a collection of sunglasses in five colorways based on a vintage frame unearthed by Fai. The frame features a custom Fai-designed integrated core that is inspired by the elaborate intertwining pattern of barbed wire. A campaign filmed in black and white by Hugo Comte is an ode to the artist and filmmaker Robert Longo.
Available now on OliverPeoples.com
Rag & Bone launches a capsule of “Future Staples”
Rag & Bone’s latest capsule combines technical fabrics and sporty constructions with retro colors and heritage basics for a wardrobe-focused mix-and-match collection. The men’s, women’s, unisex and accessories offering includes leggings, a scoop back bodysuit, paper bag waist pants, unlined coated linen parkas and a 100% recycled nylon bomber jacket.
Available now on Rag-Bone.com
Barbie and Balmain are teaming up for a collection and NFTs
Courtesy of Mattel
The first major fashion collaboration of 2022 is here: Barbie and Balmain are teaming up on a new collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. The partnership also includes three Barbie x Balmain NFTs (Barbie and Ken avatars dressed in complete looks from Balmain designs) which will be auctioned off by Mattel Creations.
“As our campaign images make very clear, Barbie and Balmain are embarking on a resolutely multicultural, inclusive and always joyful journey,” says Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain. “For this collaboration, we draw on Balmain’s most recent New French Style collections, showing once again that Balmain is inspired by the truly diverse and exciting beauty found on the Parisian boulevards and avenues of Paris. ‘today.”
The Barbie x Balmain ready-to-wear and accessories line will be available from January 13 on Balmain.com
Female athletes around the world present the new Dior Vibe line
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2022 show for Dior, held last summer in a former Greek stadium in Athens, was all about the idea of movement and freedom. In the spirit of this sporty “Dior Vibe” collection, pieces of which are available now, the brand has teamed up with several athletes around the world in their naturalness to show off the new line. The series spotlights Greek athlete Athina Koini, Somali boxer Ramla Ali, Afghan-Danish soccer player Nadia Nadim and many more.
Casadei celebrates 10 years of its signature BLADE heel
Photography: Ellen von Unwerth
Casadei prepares to celebrate 10 years of its signature Blade shoe – a blade-sharpened heel with embedded hardened steel – adored by everyone from Heidi Klum to Taylor Swift to Lourdes Leon. As part of this milestone, the Italian brand has tapped revered photographer Ellen von Unwerth to shoot a series of portraits showcasing Casadei’s new Blade capsule collection for Spring 2022, including a clear vinyl invisible boot.
The Casadei Blade 10th Anniversary capsule will be launched on January 10 Casadei.com
Emily in Paris launches a fashion line with My Beachy Side
Courtesy of My Beachy Side
Netflix’s Emily in Paris has teamed up with resort brand My Beachy Side on a new collection in honor of one of the show’s episodes set in Saint-Tropez. The capsule evokes 1920s French Riviera summers, with intricately handcrafted lace cover-ups, vintage-inspired French terrycloth and sailor-chic swimsuits in pops of primary color palettes audacious, a nod to the leading artists of the 20th century.