As the weather begins to warm up, we’re finally getting into the swing of spring, and fortunately, fashion is right behind us, ready to bloom. Everything from Veja’s new collaboration with Mansur Gavriel to the Shinola watch that we’re coveting is covered in this month’s roundup of the most exciting and daring fashion announcements, collaborations, and releases. Keep an eye on this space for more information as the month progresses.
Veja Joins Forces With Mansur Gavriel
This summer’s most anticipated shoe collaboration will be between Meghan Markle’s favorite footwear company Veja and cult-favorite NYC label Mansur Gavriel, who will collaborate on a range of sustainably crafted luxury shoes that will be available in limited quantities. Because of Mansur Gavriel’s love of simplicity and the use of color, the monochrome Campo design (shown above) is available in a spectrum of hues to complement his aesthetic. The shoe, which is manufactured in Brazil, is equipped with a vulcanized sole that is bio-sourced and composed of up to 65 percent recycled materials, as well as an upper made of ChromeFree leather (translation: no chrome, heavy metals, or acids were used in the making of this chic sneaker).
Shinola Debuts New Timepiece Collection
Shinola is eager to take you on another adventure—and it wants you to do it while wearing a stylish timepiece, of course. As an example, the lifestyle brand’s new Traveler Watch, which is available in four vintage-inspired hues with classic paper vellum textured dials, is the ideal travel companion for road trips (or plane rides). Make a choice between a woven canvas strap and a leather strap that will fade with time until it’s time for your next vacation or holiday.
Joshua James Small Drops Third Collection
The latest collection from independent London-based designer Joshua James Small delivers what he does best: high fashion that is made to be worn in a sustainable fashion environment. “You Are Human, Therefore You Are” is a work of art that draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including paintings from the late Victorian era and current conceptual pieces. Small’s continuous commitment to redefining luxury through the use of repurposed curtains and deadstock Swarovski crystals is exemplified by his eye-catching silhouettes constructed from materials such as upcycled curtains and deadstock Swarovski crystals. Conclusion: Regardless of where it comes from, there is something amazing about taking what has been ignored and turning it into something completely different.
Alina Abegg Releases Stuck On You Collection
Nouveau-grunge, minimalism, and glittering Britney-inspired separates are all becoming popular in the fashion world right now, thanks to the resurgence of nineties nostalgia. And one of the most iconic accessories from the era is making a comeback: the stick-on earring, particularly pairs designed to seem like glitzy small diamonds. Alina Abegg, a fine jeweler based in Berlin, drew inspiration from these stickers for her latest collection, Stuck on You, which features a vibrant collection of rings, necklaces, and earrings that are reminiscent of the colorful stick-ons you surely remember from your childhood. The only difference is that there is no longer a need for it. This time around, you’ll need to have your ears pierced.
Superga Partners with Emily Ratajkowski
Italian footwear brand Superga is stepping into spring—on vulcanized rubber soles—with an announcement of its new global ambassador: model, actress, and author Emily Ratajkowski. Along with the news comes a collaborative capsule collection, which softens the old-world heritage of Torino, Italy with relaxed, cool-girl designs inspired by Ratajkowski’s personal style. For SS22, you’ll see her creative take on the brand’s 100-plus-year-old tennis shoe design, as well as a spin on the Alpina, a retro-era trekking sneaker. Summer adventures require the right pair of shoes, and Superga and Emily Ratajkowski have you covered.
Adidas and Pharrell Williams Release Genderless Collection
This year, Adidas and Pharrell Williams are bringing back their fan-favorite unisex apparel collection, which was first introduced in 2013. It is called Humanrace, and it is the most recent incarnation of the collaborative series. It is a vibrant collection of luxury basics designed for everyday use. As part of Adidas’s Unite Fit methodology, which does not take traditional gendered measurements into consideration, the collection is sized according to the individual rather than according to a set of standard measurements. It’s easy to create a laid-back, yet incredibly chic appearance with the simplistic designs (think: crewneck sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, tees, and shorts), which are all made from high-quality organic French terry cotton.
Dior Introduces Or Capsule Collection
All that glistens is gold—or silver, or rose gold, or a spectrum of colors—and nothing else. Dior’s new Or line incorporates the house’s characteristic metallics into signature house pieces, including purses like the Lady Dior and classic J’Adior slingback heels, as well as other accessories. Body-hugging knit polos and long skirts are reimagined in sweeping gunmetal lamé, and body-hugging knit polos are given an added sheen. Finish the ensemble with a tiny Lady D-Lite studded with rainbow beads, which is ideal for catching the first rays of spring sunshine in the morning.
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