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Kelly Wearstler and Flamingo Estate Update the Classic Gingerbread House

Plus more of the latest designer collabs, launches and drops for fall.

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Kelly Wearstler x Flamingo Estate Gingerbread Dream House

Holiday collaborations can feel a bit expected, but this one is literally fresh out of the oven. Interior design icon Kelly Wearstler and Flamingo Estate put their spin on the staid gingerbread house, creating something truly unique. The house, which looks more like a modern abode in Los Angeles than grandmother’s cottage, was handcrafted by Mark Tasker, the head pastry chef at Balthazar. Flamingo Estate described the project, saying, “Together we’ve come up with a razzle-dazzle modernist interpretation of a classic that’s wild enough to make Willy Wonka blush,” which feels accurate. As a bonus, 100 percent of the proceeds from the house will go to Create Structure, an organization dedicated to developing public housing after natural disasters. Houses are available for hand delivery in New York. For more information, check out flamingoestate.com.

Eckhaus Latta Bambino

Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have followed in Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s footsteps at The Row by introducing a children’s line. Eckhaus Latta Bambino, which launched on December 7, ranges in size from just 0 months to 5 toddler. It’s hardly the first time the designers have embraced the youngest of generations; their spring 2018 showing, for example, memorably featured the artist Maia Ruth Lee’s baby bump and a live soundtrack from a “baby orchestra.” (And, as is usually the case, there were tots sitting on their parents’ laps in the front row.) For Eckhaus and Latta, the line is a longtime dream come true—especially since Latta’s child Joy “became a thing,” as Latta put it in a press release. “Making a garment that someone will wear while they’re learning to walk is very different from making a garment that someone can go out dancing in,” she continued. “These clothes need to be able to be crawled in, puked on, washed many, many times, and passed on to other siblings or friends.” Just in time for the holidays, you can find the perfect gift for the coolest of young-ins in your life at eckhauslatta.com and Bambino partner SSENSE.com.

Photo by Mary Manning
Photo by Mary Manning
Photo by Mary Manning

Temple St. Clair x Alvin Ailey

The jewelry designer Temple St. Clair and her family are passionate supporters of the arts, specifically dance (St Clair’s husband is a former modern dancer himself). Naturally, they were thrilled when dancers were able to return to the stage this year. To honor the moment, the designer has partnered with a fixture of the American dance scene, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. St. Clair commissioned the photographer, Sharif Hamza, to create compelling portraits of three company dancers wearing her iconic Rock Crystal Amulet. The portraits will be posted throughout New York City in conjunction with a December homecoming engagement and will continue to follow the company’s 2022 national tour. St. Clair, like many others, is in awe of the Ailey theatre, their work, and particularly their outreach to young people who otherwise would have limited exposure to the arts. As the designer says, “A life of art and creativity opens to doors to opportunity, hope, and possibility beyond what seems immediately apparent.”

Courtesy of Temple St. Clair
Courtesy of Temple St. Clair
Courtesy of Temple St. Clair

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta experienced a major resurgence in 2018, when the former creative director Daniel Lee came on board—turning the storied Italian label into a must-have, buzzy brand worn by just about every star of the moment. Megan Thee Stallion, Selena Gomez, and Tracee Ellis Ross are all fans of Bottega’s “It” bags—the mini Jodie, the pouch, and the cassette—and Tire boot, whose chunky silhouette can now be seen on every fast-fashion shelf for winter. So when news of Lee’s departure from Bottega Veneta came abruptly in November, the fashion world was, in a word, stunned. But it’s clear Lee’s reign over the house is not yet finished. Today, Bottega Veneta released Collection 03, the last ready-to-wear line designed by Lee prior to his parting ways with the brand. The stunning lineup includes color coordination and mixed textile use that’s become synonymous with Lee’s signature look: head-to-toe lime green sweaters, knit skirts, and a velvet pants and jacket set with matching slippers. Textured cocktail dresses come with coordinating bucket hat and square-toed heels, and one show-stopping down coat has the chic capacity to transform you into a human candy cane—done in green, of course. Scroll through some of our favorite looks, here.

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Altu

Joseph Altuzarra has hopped aboard the genderless fashion train, and he brought a marketing spin with him: In celebration of the pluralities of identity, the designer behind Altuzarra is billing his new label, Altu, as “genderful.” Inspired by teenage desire and subversion, the first collection is full of cutout tanks and dresses, plus leather pants that you’re bound to see on the cool kids soon. Make like Troye Sivan, who debuted Altu in a cutout tank dress at this year’s Met Gala, and snap some up at altu.world (as well as matchesfashion.com starting next week).

Photo by Eric Johnson
Photo by Eric Johnson
Photo by Eric Johnson

Missoni x Supreme

Knitwear meets streetwear in the latest Missoni collaboration with Supreme. Inspired by Guatemalan, Aztec, and Incan textiles as well as Abstract, Impressionist and Art Deco paintings, Missoni’s colorful, kaleidoscopic patterns are branded with the classic Supreme logo on the collection’s jacket, sweater, polo, hooded sweatshirt, and crusher items. Check out missoni.com for more information on the collection that drops November 18 (and November 20 in Japan).

Courtesy of Supreme/Missoni
Courtesy of Supreme/Missoni
Courtesy of Supreme/Missoni
Courtesy of Supreme/Missoni

Etro X Harris Reed

A match made in haute-hippie heaven, Etro has partnered with up-and-coming British designer Harris Reed on a collection of silk genderless blouses Austin Powers would surely be interested in donning. Made from upcycled fabrics from Etro’s archive, the blouses feature the rich, luxurious colors the Etro brand is known for, with the pussy blouse silhouette made signature by Reed. Tommy Dorfman, Anna Dello Russo, and more star in the collection’s campaign, bringing these colorful garments to life. Check them out below and then head to etro.com to shop the collection.

Anna Dello Russo.

Courtesy of Etro

Tommy Dorfman.

Courtesy of Etro

Maxim Magnus.

Courtesy of Etro

Mercedes-Benz x Proenza Schouler

During a time when road trips have become the preferred method of travel, the actress Laura Dern and her son Ellery Harper have hit the road. Starring in the latest campaign for Proenza Schouler’s new partnership with Mercedes-Benz, the two can be seen exploring rocky beachside jetties and the dirt pathways of open fields while wearing the genderless, sustainable clothing from the luxury brand’s capsule collection. Styled by Joe McKenna and photographed by Harley Weir, the campaign, titled “The Power of Two,” relays the sense of discovery and exploration that inspired the design perspective. The offerings are now available on proenzaschouler.com.

Looks from the “Power of Two” Mercedes Benz x Proenza Schouler capsule collection.

Photographed by Harley Weir, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Photographed by Harley Weir, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
Photographed by Harley Weir, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

Burberry x GOAT

Burberry has struck up an exclusive partnership with a fairly unexpected cohort. The English brand and e-commerce/resale sneaker and apparel site GOAT released at the beginning of November eight new renditions of the signature Burberry Arthur sneaker. The footwear has debuted exclusively on GOAT in distinct men’s and women’s colorways including pistachio, silver, and gold. Certain styles are also accented with chain detailing—an homage to the British punk scene Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci first explored during his time at Central Saint Martins in London. Head to goat.com for more, and to shop the capsule.

Anna Sui x Batsheva

Chase Sui Wonders might be an actress by day, part-time cartoonist by night—but now, the Genera+ion star can add delivery girl to her CV. Starring in the campaign for her aunt Anna Sui’s new collaboration with cult NYC frock maker Batsheva Hay, Sui Wonders appears in Manhattan’s garment district wearing clothes from the collection: ruffled peasant tops synonymous with Anna Sui done in ’90s-esque floral prints—a signature Batsheva touch. Sui Wonders’s job is to deliver a spool of fabric from Sui’s workshop to Hay’s, but she gets lost along the way. Check out a few of the prairie-inspired looks below, then head to annasui.com to shop.

Chase Sui Wonders, Anna Sui, and the spool of fabric in question.

Courtesy of Anna Sui x Batsheva

Sui Wonders and Batsheva designer Batsheva Hay.

Courtesy of Anna Sui x Batsheva
Courtesy of Anna Sui x Batsheva

Taylor Swift x Cathy Waterman

In a meeting of the music and jewelry worlds, Taylor Swift has collaborated with her longtime friend, Claire Winter Kislinger and Claire’s mother, jewelry designer Cathy Waterman, on a limited-edition ring—just in time for the re-release of RED (Taylor’s Version) on November 12. The bauble, named the Red (Taylor’s Version) Album Ring by Cathy Waterman, is a replica of the ring Swift wears on the new cover of RED—the design was inspired by Waterman’s signature LOVE ring. Cathy and Claire gave the original to Taylor as a gift in 2011, and she wore it while writing her original RED album. The ring is $45 and is available exclusively at store.taylorswift.com.

Hanifa’s Debut Footwear Collection

Anifa Mvuemba of the fashion brand Hanifa released her first footwear collection on October 29—a major move for the designer, who debuted her label’s 3-D fashion show during the pandemic. The shoe collection will feature two styles to start, a textural sandal named the Zeta ($369) and boot, the Zoe ($659), both done in sheepskin leather. Both silhouettes are available for purchase on Hanifa.co.

Courtesy of Anifa Mvuemba
Courtesy of Anifa Mvuemba

Moose Knuckles x Telfar

On September 12, during the last day of New York Fashion Week, Telfar held a mock press conference to announce Telfar.TV—naturally, the debut involved an arty, DIY commercial made by Telfar, which included footage of the designer Telfar Clemens, his friends and models, chatting inside a spare room with black leather stands and walls of mirrors. It turns out, that footage would become the space for the New York-based brand’s latest release: an outerwear capsule with the Canadian label Moose Knuckles. The 17-piece collection is something of a revival of key pieces synonymous with Telfar’s roots in NYC roots—think fur-lined hooded puff coats stamped with the Telfar logo, a reinterpreted Telfar tote bag, and one particularly thick headband. The line, which serves as an ode to New Yorkers, will be available for purchase on mooseknucklescanada.com and TELFAR.net beginning November 1.

Photographed by Jason Nocito courtesy of Telfar
Photographed by Jason Nocito courtesy of Telfar
Photographed by Jason Nocito Courtesy of Telfar
Photographed by Jason Nocito courtesy of Telfar

Louis Vuitton’s Artycapucines Collection

Louis Vuitton’s iconic bags have always served as the perfect canvas. And come October 29, the maison’s classic Capucines silhouette will be the next place for artists to execute their visions. For the Artycapucines Collection, six leading contemporary artists reworked versions of their own artworks and printed them onto Louis Vuitton’s minimal, feminine bag. Paola Pivi, Zeng Fanzhi, Vik Muniz, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, and Gregor Hildebrandt transformed the bag named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the Parisian street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854, for a limited run—just 200 will be sold in Louis Vuitton stores.

Artist Donna Huanca’s artwork on the Capucines bag.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Artist Zeng Fanzhi’s artwork on the Capucines bag.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Fendi’s Peekaboo Capsule

Courtesy of Fendi

Twelve years ago, Silvia Venturini Fendi designed the sleek, quietly chic Peekaboo bag—an unconventional-looking purse separated in the middle by two halves; the inside can be exposed by pressing down on the front flap. To this day, it’s still an iconic silhouette, and to celebrate it, Fendi has launched a capsule collection focusing on the Peekaboo especially. The capsule features the bag in miniature, small, and medium sizes, available in four unique colorways: mimosa yellow, tulip red, cyan blue, and truffle grey. Tapping the mini-bag trend, Fendi has also included in the capsule Nano Peekaboo charms and multicolored strap add-ons for optimal personalization.

Zayn x Arnette

Courtesy of Arnette.

Following his capsule collection with Versus Versace in 2017, Zayn Malik is dipping his toes into the collaborative design arena once again with a sustainable eyewear collection with Arnette. Inspired by Malik’s own artwork, which he’s shared from time to time on social media, the collection comes with a colorful campaign, but for the product itself, the emphasis is on sustainability. The pieces use only bio-based materials, as opposed to traditional petroleum-based plastics. The collection includes five designs in multiple colors, and many have a nod towards updated ‘90s styling. “One of my favorites is the Drophead, which pushes an iconic shape to the next level with an updated design,” said Malik in a statement, referring to the collection’s roundest silouhette. The collection is available now.

Gucci 100 Pop-Ups

How does one celebrate the centennial of an iconic brand? By throwing a party, of course. Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele commemorates this milestone with a blend of fashion and music, referring to the second as “The only medium, aside from fashion, more reactive to the times that mutate and mark the new, the today, the now.” The Gucci 100 collection is both a tribute to the house as well as the artists who have namechecked it in their songs. Lyrics like Eric B. & Rakim’s “Music is mine, Gucci seats reclined” are featured prominently on both accessories and ready-to-wear. Meanwhile, a series of celebratory pop-ups are being held worldwide to coincide with the anniversary collection. For where to find the one closest to you, and shop the collection before it disappears head to gucci.com.

Joshua Woods for Gucci

Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop

In 2013, Michael Kors launched the Watch Hunger Stop initiative to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in their mission to achieve Zero Hunger and provide relief to children in food-insecure locales. This year, the designer’s special-edition Watch Hunger Stop capsule collection features a black t-shirt, logo, hat, and mask with a subtle Love patch on it. All products are available for purchase online and in select Michael Kors stores with profits donated to children in need via the WFP.

Courtesy Michael Kors

Issue 3 By Bottega Veneta

A custom soccer ball, unzipping pants, and Stefano Pilati’s tattooed forehead take center stage in the latest issue of Bottega Venetage’s digital journal, Issued by Bottega. In lieu of traditional in-house social media, creative director Daniel Lee has instead taken to producing occasional digital zines showing off both Bottega’s latest wares and its values. In addition to the aforementioned, Issue 3 also features new photography from Nan Goldin (something of a coup in and of itself), soccer star Raheem Sterling, a zebra stripe-clad Honey Dijon, and new work by the legendary fashion illustrator Thierry Perez in which he reimagines music icons, including Cher and Grace Jones. Peruse the full issue for yourself here.

Photography by Nan Goldin, courtesy of Bottega Veneta.

Stefano Pilati

Courtesy Bottega Veneta
Illustration by Thierry Perez, courtesy of Bottega Veneta.
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Ralph Lauren x MLB

There’s a lot of talk about American fashion these days, thanks to the—not one, but two—Met Galas dedicated to the theme. And few things are more American than baseball and Ralph Lauren. On October 7, the designer will release his latest offering in collaboration with the MLB—the second since the partnership was announced last May. Building upon the satin jackets from the inaugural outing, the new extremely limited-edition collection features sleek black-on-black wool and leather team jackets for fans of the Yankees, Dodgers, and for the first time the Red Sox. Fleece hoodies, tote bags and, of course, baseball caps, round out the assortment. Shop the capsule on The Polo App and in select Ralph Lauren stores.

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Wempe Playlist by Kim

Stacks on stacks on stacks—that’s the way to wear Wempe’s Playlist by Kim collection. The object is to collect and curate the over 28 different rings according to your mood and personality—not unlike a, well, Spotify playlist. Delicate hoop earrings, bracelets, bangles, and necklaces round out the offering named for Kim-Eva Wempe, the current head of the Hamburg-based jeweler.

Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti

Louis Vuitton artistic director of women Nicolas Ghesquière has tapped the images of the Italian artist Piero Fornasetti for a capsule that’s part of the French house’s fall 2021 collection. Motifs from Fornasetti’s artworks—including buildings, locks, keys, and portraits—appear on multiple pieces from the line; velvet dresses, shiny printed jersey tops, and fleece hooded jackets bear images of Fornasetti’s drawings of ancient statues.

Hil & Aubrey for Louis Vuitton

Target Fall Designer Collection

Target is looking toward fashion trailblazers for its latest Designer Collection collaboration. This season, offerings from Nili Lotan, Rachel Comey, Victor Glemaud, and Sandy Liang will be available at the mass retailer. And from the looks of it, the pieces on offer—including a graphic turtleneck dress from Rachel Comey and frothy tulle frock from Sandy Liang—won’t miss.

Victor Glemaud for Target

Rachel Comey for Target

Sandy Liang for Target

Nili Lotan for Target

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