So long, summer. We’re heading into September and fashion month with a fresh batch of the latest and greatest fashion news and launches. From Louis Vuitton’s playful Fornasetti collaboration to Mejuri’s Icons collection starring—you guessed it—icons from Christy Turlington Burns to Binx Walton, stay tuned as we get ready for fall fashion.
Louis Vuitton Collaborates with Fornasetti
Who: Louis Vuitton
What: Collaboration with Fornasetti
Where: Available worldwide in Louis Vuitton stores and online at us.louisvuitton.com
Why: For its latest collab, Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière turned to Italian design legend Piero Fornasetti and the brand’s archive of over 13,000 pieces. Fornasetti’s surrealism and now-iconic ancient statue prints take on a new life with Ghesquière’s contemporary eye for design and silhouette. Jacquard tops and shift dresses are adorned in Fornasetti prints and handbags are reimagined with laser-printed metallic leather, simultaneously tricking the eye and enchanting the wearer.
Dundas x Revolve Lands at NYFW
Who: Dundas x Revolve
What: Spring/summer 2022 collection debut
Where: Available on revolve.com
Why: Revolve, the online retailer, teamed up with acclaimed fashion designer Peter Dundas to present an exclusive capsule collection of ready-to-wear on the rooftop of Casa Cipriani during New York Fashion Week. The show featured supermodels Stella Maxwell and Imaan Hammam stomping down the metallic runway in looks that put Dundas’s signature flair for ’70s-tinged glamour on full display. The Revolve girl will find leopard-print micro-minis, lace slip dresses, and show-stopping evening gowns in gold lamé. Emily Ratajkowski stars in the ad campaign for the collection, which follows a see-now-buy-now model and is available to shop on revolve.com.
Ralph Lauren Releases Welington Line
Who: Ralph Lauren
What: The Welington accessory collection
Where: Online at ralphlauren.com and in Ralph Lauren stores worldwide
Why: Icon of American style Ralph Lauren pulls inspiration from the timelessness of equestrian saddlery to create the Welington collection: a series of handbags, shoes, belts, small leather goods, watches, and jewelry that feature an instantly recognizable stirrup motif. Lauren gave the classic riding boot a contemporary edge, shortening its shaft height to make it a more wearable bootie. The sensible yet stylish block heel and almond-shaped toe render it a must-have for the fall season. Bonus: the brass stirrup on the outer ankle ensures this shoe is just as suited for the racetrack as it is the city street.
Wandler Presents ‘Without Light, There Is No Color’ Art Installation
What: Art Installation
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands; capsule available exclusively on wandler.com
Why: During Amsterdam Fashion Week, Wandler invited guests into their world of color expression through a captivating art installation titled Without Light, There Is No Color. To mark the occasion, designer and founder Elza Wandler launched an exclusive capsule collection of fall 2021 designs in an apple green hue, including the Rosa Boot, Rosa Loafer, Penelope Bag, and Lois Bag.
Tod’s Debuts Mosaic Collection and Art Cycling Exhibit
What: Mosaic collection and Art Cycling exhibit
Where: Available online at tods.com and at the exhibit in the Montenapoleone store in Milan, followed by Paris, New York, and Miami
Why: Tod’s continues its commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship with the Mosaic collection, made entirely with upcycled materials by local artisans, creating a patchwork or ‘mosaic’ effect which symbolizes the timelessness of craft and leather. To commemorate the new collection, the brand tapped artist Willie Cole to create installation pieces also made from upcycled leathers and materials, further driving home the necessity of eco-consciousness in the fashion world.
Rixo Drops Outerwear For Fall 2021
What: Outerwear debut
Where: Online at rixo.co.uk and in select retailers worldwide
Why: London-based brand Rixo, a favorite of ELLE editors, has broadened its offerings for fall with the introduction of outerwear. The brand is known for its bohemian spirit, infusing everyday pieces with retro patterns that evoke London in the ’70s, made for today. Their long suede patchwork coat and short printed jackets further deliver on that promise, ensuring your fall wardrobe will be as vintage as it is contemporary and fresh.
Mejuri Launches Icon Collection
What: Icons collection
Where: Online at mejuri.com and in Mejuri stores worldwide
Why: Mejuri may be relatively new to the jewelry scene, but the brand has already made its mark, accruing a mass following online and a devoted fan base that includes Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. For its Icons collection, Mejuri is drawing inspiration from its best-selling collections: Croissant, Dome, Charlotte, and Heirloom. The classic silhouettes take on fun twists in Mejuri’s signature gold vermeil or 14k gold. The campaign stars two icons, Christy Turlington Burns and Binx Walton, and is now available to shop online and in its six stores.
Alexander McQueen Introduces Curve Bag Campaign
Who: Alexander McQueen
What: Curve bag campaign
Where: In Alexander McQueen stores worldwide and on alexandermcqueen.com
Why: Following the drop of the Curve Bag in April, Alexander McQueen presents the Fall-Winter 2021 campaign for its latest bag offering. The striking colors offer a dynamic touch to any fall outfit, including the new colorblock items that are sure to dazzle. Photographed by Erwan Frotin, the bags are pictured against various textiles, emphasizing the sleek lines and sumptuous leather.
Prince Announces Collab With Melissa Wood Health
What: Collaboration with Melissa Wood Health
Why: Tennis and lifestyle brand Prince teamed up with virtual fitness guru Melissa Wood Health on a retro-inspired line of separates and bodysuits that will take you from the training room to the court and back. Under the creative direction of Miami nightlife impresario David Grutman, Prince has taken on a flair for the stylish without compromising fit, quality, and durability during physical activity.
Tory Burch Unveils Soho Store
Who: Tory Burch
What: Soho store opening
Where: 151 Mercer St, New York
Why: Last week, Tory Burch opened her latest boutique in the heart of Soho. Beautiful rustic elements combine with contemporary design features to create a wonderfully unique mix of old and new. The space is inviting and offers a shoe salon (pictured here) as well as classic brand offerings on the main floor.
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