Brunello Cucinelli x Neiman Marcus: Muse of the West
Brunello Cucinelli may be known for their deep roots in Italy, but for their newest capsule with longtime-partner Neiman Marcus they looked further west. Specifically to the American West, which juxtaposed with the brand’s Italian heritage, inspired a versatile 30-piece selection of ready-to-wear and accessories. The collection pays homage to Western wardrobe classics—rugged denim, shearling gilets, leather pants, and fringed skirts are all on offer—yet each piece is elevated by Cucinelli’s distinct level of craftsmanship, material, and design. The capsule is accompanied by a 360-campaign including a special video featuring sisters Carolina and Camilla Cucinelli and creative partners describing their collaborative process for the capsule which is available now at Neiman Marcus, in stores and online.
Chopard x Mariah Carey
When it comes to Mariah Carey, fabulous is an understatement. The ultimate diva has been gracing us with unmatched vocals, iconic hit songs, meme-making behavior, and impeccably luxe style for the last three decades. Her latest endeavor, a collaboration with the storied jewelry house of Chopard and its artistic director Caroline Scheufele, is as glamorous as you would expect from a woman who claims that her feet “repel flats.” Two collections, consisting of haute joaillerie and fine jewelry diamonds, are appropriately focused on butterflies. Carey, whose sixth studio album named for the metamorphic creature turned 25 in September, has a particular affinity for butterflies, which to her represent free-spirit and renewal. The standout pieces are a necklace, earrings, and ring entirely diamond-paved and in Fairmined-certified ethical gold. The collaboration also resulted in Chopard’s classic Happy Diamonds collection reworked in butterfly shapes. Carey, in Schiaparelli, toasted the collection with Scheufele and a room full of chic guests this past Friday at the Soho Grand Hotel. For more on the collaboration, head to chopard.com.
Balenciaga x Sky High Farm
Sky High Farm—the nonprofit founded by the artist Dan Colen to support regenerative farming and supply food banks with fresh, nutritious food—is back with another charitable, high fashion collaboration. The latest chapter of Sky High Farm Workwear’s 100% for charity project features archival Balenciaga pieces, donated by the Parisian house, that have been embellished with photographs of Sky High’s own farm animals by Ryan McGinley. The collection includes two reversible designs in white and washed black, a shirt and a jacket, with a McGinley photograph of a pig, lamb or rooster on one side and the two collaborators’ logos on the other. For the campaign, a murderers row of talents contributed their time: British artist, photographer and filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen posed for a series of self-portraits, art directed by the photographer Quil Lemons and styled by Chloe and Chenelle Delgadillo. If Sky High’s last few drops are any indication, the collection, available exclusively at Dover Street Market, will sell out in a heartbeat.
Ralph Lauren Polo ID
Ralph Lauren’s latest family of handbags draws inspiration from vintage ID bracelets. And much like the engraved, metal accessory passed down from generation to generation, the collection is designed to transcend trends for decades to come. In classic fabrications from croc-embossed lambskin to leather-trim suede and canvas, each bag in the equestrian-inspired range features signature “ID” hardware with a subtle cutout of the heritage brand’s iconic Polo Player. Versatile shoulder bags in both large and small iterations make for reliable quiet luxury companions for every occasion. For more, visit ralphlauren.com.
Monica Vinader x Kate Young
As a celebrity stylist, Kate Young knows how to give the Hollywood elite a boost of “It” girl energy. Known for her signature mix of high-fashion polish and confident, downtown cool, Young’s A-list clients are frequently seen on best dressed lists. Now, through her newest collaboration with jewelry designer, Monica Vinader, a piece of Young’s style is available off the red carpet as well. According to Vinader, she found a perfect partner in Young. “Kate has a way of making a woman look and feel confident through an irresistible balance of style and personality. We both want women to feel good and express their individuality, which made our design collaboration effortless,” the designer said in a press release for the collaboration. Young, meanwhile, was happy to learn from Vinader’s ethical design practice and beautiful craftsmanship. The collection, which is crafted from onyx and quartz bespoke gemstones and 18-carat hand-polished gold vermeil, is clean and sculptural. It features mini tennis necklaces, shoulder-dusting earrings, and versatile bangles, perfect for cocktail or for everyday. For more information and to shop the collab, check out monicavinader.com.
The Italian outerwear brand Herno may have been established 70-plus years ago, but Herno Globe—the label’s sustainable offshoot—has made its fall 2022 collection with a Gen Z sensibility as its source of inspiration. Using a riot of colors, Herno Globe created a line of environmentally friendly jackets, vests, and chore coats made of organic wool and recycled fabrics like regenerated nylon satin—which is made from recycled plastic bottles—and a kind of nylon called “Fast5Degradable,” which takes just five years to degrade, in comparison to 50 years for other kinds of fabric. And although we’re still in the dog days of summer, it’s the perfect time to start looking ahead for fall. The collection is now available to shop online, and will enter Herno Globe stores soon.
Theory Project by Lucas Ossendrijver
Lucas Ossendrijver’s first project since departing Lanvin men’s in 2018 has debuted in a corner of fashion some might consider unexpected. The designer, who was head of the French label’s menswear for more than a decade, has just released his very first men’s and women’s collection with Theory. The capsule lives under the “Theory Project” umbrella, which is the label’s space for collaborations specifically. The clean-cut, finely tailored jackets, midi skirts, slacks, and suits will be available to shop at Theory stores and online at Theory.com beginning September 7. The timing for the collection, whose price point ranges from $95 to $1,195, couldn’t be more perfect, with fall on the horizon, and especially if you’re returning to the office or any other in-person work setting soon.
Supreme x Pat McGrath
After releasing a wildly popular red lipstick with Supreme in 2020, the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath has reunited with the streetwear brand for another collaboration. This time, McGrath has teamed with the New York City label on a range of nail polish colors in Supreme’s signature colorway: red, black, and white. The Supreme/Pat McGrath Labs Nail Polish set not only features these “long-lasting, high-shine” shades, it also comes with custom logo nail decals. We’re hoping Pat McGrath Labs will, eventually, release an entire cadre of Supreme-branded makeup products: we’re talking palettes, powders, and a blush or two (Pat McGrath Labs’s own lipstick, after all, is second to none). In the meantime, we await pricing and release date details for the nail polish—but can confirm it’ll be sold exclusively at Supreme.
Louis Vuitton’s Empreinte Collection
If you’re lucky, your end-of-summer travel plans may include one of Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogrammed luggage pieces. The French label’s roots in trunkmaking for Europe’s most stylish globetrotters during the 19th century are well-known—years later, the LV monogram is still a pillar of distinguished style. Vuitton’s latest jewelry endeavor celebrates this rich heritage with an update on its Empreinte collection, which originally launched in 2004. This time around, LV’s artistic director of jewelry and watches Francesca Amfitheatrof has reimagined the Empreinte, lending her signature modern vision to the collection, which includes geometric ear cuffs that are great for layering, and bold pendant necklaces. The house’s press release describes the collection as, “an ode to travel, in clear lines and bright strokes.” The full collection launches on August 19th. For more information, check out louisvuitton.com.
Tom Ford Timepieces Ocean Plastic N.004
While there are many watches on the market designed to withstand the depths of the ocean, few tackle one of the major dilemmas of its shallows: the proliferation of ocean plastic. Tom Ford’s new line of Ocean Plastic Timepiece series watches addresses this problem head-on. The N.004 style, which launched on August 3rd, features a case and strap made of 100 percent ocean plastic. The elegant, minimalist watch, available in black or white, is reminiscent of Ford’s designs from the ’90s—perfectly on trend for today. For more information, check out tomford.com.
Jennifer Behr x Betsey Johnson
Few things are more early aughts than butterfly hair clips. So if you’re looking to join Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian in throwing it back, Betsey Johnson and Jennifer Behr have got the accessories for you. The designers were inspired by the clips that Betsey Johnson stan Olivia Rodrigo wore to this year’s Met Gala, though Johnson’s love of butterfly hairpieces dates back much further: They were a key component of her spring 1997 runway show. The clips are available on betseyjohnson.com and jenniferbehr.com.
LUAR x Opening Ceremony
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s collaborations celebrating the 20th anniversary of Opening Ceremony just keep getting better. The pair has enlisted LUAR’s Raul Lopez, whom they’ve known since his Hood by Air days back in the mid-aughts, to create two new versions of everyone’s favorite “It” bag, the Ana Mini. You’d better get moving on snapping up the vegan leather totes that now come in textures reminiscent of pony hair and snakeskin. After it was spotted on celeb fans like Troye Sivan and Dua Lipa, the original Ana sold out in just two-and-a-half hours when it finally became available for purchase. The new versions will be available on openingceremony.com as of Tuesday.
Ferragamo x DE-YAN
Salvatore Ferragamo ventured into the metaverse for the opening of its Soho concept store at 63 Greene Street. Partnering with the design studio DE-YAN, the storied Italian house tapped digital artist Shxpir to collaborate on a multi-sensory booth wherein shoppers can create and mint their own NFT. Meanwhile, fully customizable 6R3ENE sneakers (the name is derived from the store’s street address) can be created via a holographic experience that brings each personalization choice to life in real time. To mark the boutique’s arrival, just in time for Pride Month, Shxpir also provided art for a special capsule collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts with proceeds benefiting The Center—one of New York’s leading LGBTQ+ organizations.
No Sesso x Levi’s
During its fall 2022 runway show, the Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear brand No Sesso debuted a stunning collection filled with ornate hairstyles; cheeky, inventive, multicolored patchwork knitwear; and corsetry dripping in gold chains. And then there was the denim: a show-stopping lineup of baggy jeans decorated with zippers that called to mind early aughts Marithé François Girbaud, corseted jean jackets, oversized Bermuda shorts with arty stitching, and a denim dress covered in pouchettes with a superlong train. These outstanding looks were part of No Sesso’s first-ever collaboration with Levi’s—a collection inspired by the 1990s and injected with the youthful and playful approach that’s made No Sesso such an intriguing and hyped brand since it launched in 2015. The No Sesso x Levi’s line, which debuted on June 8, is now available to shop online through No Sesso, at Nordstrom, and in Levi’s stores.
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