“The list” is PAPERthe definitive recap 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 hosted the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll down below to see what to expect for January.
Barbie and Balmain team up on a collection and NFTs
Courtesy of Mattel
The first major fashion collaboration of 2022 has arrived: Barbie and Balmain are teaming up on a new collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. The partnership also includes three NFT Barbie x Balmain (stylized Barbie and Ken avatars in full looks from Balmain creations) which will be auctioned through Mattel Creations.
“As the images from our campaign show very clearly, Barbie and Balmain are embarking on a decidedly multicultural, inclusive and always joyful adventure,” said Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain. “For this collaboration, we draw on the New French Style of Balmain’s most recent collections, showing once again that Balmain is inspired by the truly diverse and exciting beauty of today’s Parisian boulevards and avenues.”
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 in a former Greek stadium in Athens last summer, focused on the idea of movement and freedom. In the spirit of this sporty “Dior Vibe” collection, parts of which are available now, the brand has joined forces with several athletes from around the world in their natural form to show the new line. The series highlights Greek athlete Athina Koini, Somali boxer Ramla Ali, Afghan-Danish footballer Nadia Nadim and many more.
Casadei celebrates 10 years of its iconic BLADE heel
Photography: Ellen von Unwerth
Casadei is preparing to celebrate 10 years of its iconic Blade shoe – a sharp heel with integrated hardened steel – loved by everyone from Heidi Klum to Taylor Swift to Lourdes Leon. As part of this milestone, the Italian brand enlisted revered photographer Ellen von Unwerth to shoot a series of portraits showcasing Casadei’s new Blade capsule collection for spring 2022, including an invisible transparent vinyl boot.
The Casadei Blade 10th Anniversary capsule will be released on January 10 on Casadei.com
Emily in Paris launches a fashion line with My Beachy Side
Courtesy of My Beachy Side
Emily from Netflix in Paris has teamed up with resort brand My Beachy Side for a new collection in honor of one of the series’ episodes set in Saint-Tropez. The capsule evokes the summers on the French Riviera of the 1920s, with intricately hand-crafted lace blankets, vintage-inspired terrycloth, and sailor-chic swimwear in bold primary color palettes, a a nod to the founding artists of the 20th century.
Available now on MyBeachySide.com, SaksFifthAvenue.com, Anthropologie.com