Balmain x Maluma
Before the world shut down, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing was working with Maluma on a Miami-inspired collection for the Colombian sensation’s 2020 tour. Of course, Covid-19 put a pause on all that. So instead, the friends set about creating a limited-edition capsule collection that delivers the tropical, hot, Papi Juancho vibes. As part of the partnership, the pair also created a special playlist available on Apple Music Signature. Shop the beachy collection of hoodies, shorts, and sneakers now at balmain.com.
Peter Dundas Creates a Capsule for a Good Cause
The UK-based designer and creative director Peter Dundas has teamed with Childhood USA on a capsule collection consisting of four offerings: a tank top, a slipdress (pictured below), and for pandemic-friendly loungewear, a silk robe and pajama set, each done in a sumptuous rope print. Childhood USA, founded by Queen Silvia of Sweden, aims to end sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence against children.
Kim Jones Makes Couture (Sort of) Accessible
On April 15, Kim Jones will make his debut Fendi couture collection relatively more accessible by reworking it into ready-to-wear. If you’re thinking about a purchase, you’ll have to move fast; the capsule is only available for two weeks, and at just nine of the house’s stores across the globe. Look no further than its models, Bella Hadid and Lila Moss, for proof it may be worth the trek.
Dries Van Noten Teams Up With Misha Kahn
When was the last time you went to see art IRL? Dries Van Noten is happy to have you at its L.A. outpost, but the house also offers a different option to take in the freeform, cartoonish works of Misha Kahn. He and Van Noten have teamed up on a limited-edition print silk bomber jacket and t-shirt inspired by a “watermelon party” at his family’s home in Minnesota amid the first few lonely months of the pandemic.
Kim Jones Takes on the Classic Chuck
While designers like Molly Goddard have been taking platforms to new heights, Jones is keeping an eye on comfort. The ever-prolific artistic director of Fendi and Dior Men’s has collaborated with Converse on a streetwear-inspired capsule collection, with his bulkier take on the classic Chucks as the centerpiece. Expect to see them soon on the feet of pals like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, as well as campaign photographer Juergen Teller.
Bottega Veneta Makes a Comeback
A month after boldly deleting its Instagram, Bottega Veneta has returned with the first edition of a free quarterly digital journal, Issued by Bottega, featuring talent like Missy Elliott and Neneh Cherry. The goal, explained creative director Daniel Lee, is to offer “more progressive and more thoughtful” content than what you would find on your regular ole feed.
Adidas Originals x Wales Bonner Returns
The second collection from the ongoing collaboration between Adidas Originals and the British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner is inspired primarily by the 1980s Jamaican dancehall scene. The highly anticipated drop, which is available on the Adidas website and SSENSE starting today, includes Sambas and Nizza sneakers in playful color combinations, tailored tracksuit separates, and crocheted tops inspired by old-school soccer jerseys. Consider your summer weekend uniform sorted.
One-of-a-Kind Pieces from Altuzarra
Altuzarra is the latest designer brand to embrace upcycled fabrics from its own archives, releasing this month a limited run of unique tops, wrap cardigans, skirts and bags knit from strips of past-season silk. The slouchy sets come in bright cherry red, marbled sky blue, and a fetching eggplant shot through with flecks of white—easily interchangeable or super chic worn as full monochrome looks.
Linda Farrow Teams Up With Paco Rabanne
On the hunt for some statement sunglasses? The bold new frames from Linda Farrow and Paco Rabanne might be just what you’re looking for. Choose from a pair of oversized round lenses in two-tone blue or red, or a squared-off cat eye in black, white or pink. Either shape makes for an instant, outfit-making pick-me-up.
Loewe’s Charitable New Pouch
Loewe’s classic elephant bag gets a charming new look this season. A limited run of 300 pouches have been rendered in blue and red Shuka, a checkered cotton fabric traditionally used by Maasai tribespeople, and hand woven by a collective of women artisans in northern Kenya. All proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund, a conservation organization committed to protecting the future of the species.
Dior Gets Personal
New York’s SoHo neighborhood gets a new, one-of-a-kind boutique today. ABCDior, a pop-up that runs through May 21, is entirely devoted to customized pieces from the house. Anyone can stop by to put their own spin on Dior’s classic Book Tote, J’Adior heels or Lady Bag with unique charms, monograms or letter badges.
Uggs à la Molly Goddard
Uggs continues their fashion resurgence with a special collection designed in collaboration with the extremely in-demand British designer Molly Goddard. Best known for her voluminous tulle dresses (including one worn by Jodie Comer in Season 2 of Killing Eve), Goddard applied her signature flair for color and proportion to three Ugg silhouettes: a floral appliqué ankle boot, a curly sheepskin slipper, and a mod suede platform. The pieces are available (but going fast) at retailers like Dover Street Market, Nordstrom, Farfetch, SSENSE and Blake.
An ‘It Bag’ Contender From Loro Piana
Beloved for their extraordinary cashmere knits and performance outerwear, Loro Piana is getting into into the It bag game with their latest leather good: the elegant, clean-lined Sesia bag. It comes in a few different sizes, ranging from a sleek little envelope clutch to a large version with a crossbody strap and interior pouch. We love the “M”— it feels perfectly proportioned for days spent out and about. (Remember those?)
Dolce & Gabbana Does Miami
Inspired by the energy of South Beach and the colorful flora of the Mediterranean, the iconic Italian brand has joined forces with DJ Khaled to release a genderless, size-inclusive capsule of sporty resort wear featuring riotous bougainvillea prints and a serene-looking lion. Perfect for channelling your inner party animal (by the pool, of course).