1 Celine Debuts Cuir Triomphe Handbags
What: Cuir Triomphe handbags
Where: Available online at celine.com and at Celine stores worldwide
Why: Under Hedi Slimane’s discerning eye, Celine has been looking both to the past and the future with refined silhouettes that speak to a younger customer while honoring the savoir faire of the maison. The Cuir Triomphe line, which debuted in the pre-spring collection Les Grands Classique, features the Celine logo embossed in leather, and each bag is made using minimal metal to let the leather handiwork shine. The line, mainly done in tan and black to offer a neutral finishing touch to any outfit, features a small Folco style, perfect for nights out, and a bucket bag that is as capacious as it is stylish.
2 Mackage Opens Aspen Pop-Up Shop
What: Pop-up store
Where: 516 E. Hyman Ave, Aspen, Colorado
Why: If it seems like your entire Instagram feed has decamped to Aspen for the winter, well, you’re not wrong. Not the type to hit the slopes? Fortunately, there’s plenty of shopping to keep you busy. Exhibit A: Canadian luxury outerwear brand Mackage is the latest to open a pop-up in the beloved ski destination. Featuring skiwear, puffers, boots, and brand-new additions like the ultra-lightweight (and packable) Cloud Collection, the store was made in collaboration with visual artist Sarah Coleman. Suffice it to say, the interiors as just as a chic as the offerings.
3 Christopher John Rogers Introduces Collection 009
Who: Christopher John Rogers
What: Collection 009
Where: Available for pre-order starting Dec. 18 at christopherjohnrogers.com
Why: Fresh off his Womenswear Designer of the Year win at the CFDA Awards in November, designer Christopher John Rogers is releasing his ninth collection, aptly titled Collection 009. Rogers continues to build around the idea of notional dressing, with personal expression and independence at the core of each look. He takes inspiration from everything and anything: from the prim Southern dressing of his youth to paper balls and trash bags, nothing is too démodé to inspire the insouciant yet effortful silhouettes and cuts. His keen eye for color continues to inspire awe, with each collection taking shape around a distinct color palette that shouldn’t work, but in his masterful hands, soars. Rogers introduces whimsical new prints, polka dots, and—for the color weary—“darker” (by his standards) monochromatic looks in black and muted beige. Collection 009 will be available for pre-order starting Dec. 18. Mark your calendars.
4 Dolce & Gabbana Announce Collaboration With Miss Sohee
Who: Dolce & Gabbana and Miss Sohee
What: New collaborative collection
Where: Milan Fashion Week, February 2022
Why: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana believe in young fashion designers, and that’s why they continue to do their part in showcasing new creatives. The Italian duo further demonstrates their roles as pillars in the fashion industry with their support for the 25-year-old South Korean designer Sohee Park, or “Miss Sohee.” Park is based in London where she studied at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins arts and design college. A few of her clients include Cardi B, Bella Hadid, Miley Cyrus, Gemma Chan, Naomi Campbell, and Ariana Grande. Miss Sohee’s acute attention to detail in her floral embellishments and voluminous silhouettes parallel the aesthetic of Dolce & Gabbana. She describes her style as “demi-couture,” with each artisanal message being translated in sustainable ways. Proximity to Miss Sohee gave Dolce & Gabbana the opportunity to see her creative processes up close, where her love and dedication to fatto a mano was immediately evident. Her handcrafted works of art will be presented by Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week this coming spring. With this presentation of Miss Sohee, the luxury house sets its sights on the youth destined to maintain fashion’s legacy.
5 Kirin Drops New Collection Exclusively on Farfetch
Who: Kirin and Farfetch
What: New streetwear line from Peggy Gou
Where: Available exclusively on farfetch.com
Why: DJ Peggy Gou, who founded and operates her own independent label, Gudu Records, is an indisputable icon of nightlife and fashion. So much so that she debuted her first collection from her streetwear label, Kirin (Korean for “giraffe”), at Paris Fashion Week in 2019, displaying her ability to seamlessly blend Korean mythology and club culture. Her newest collection for Farfetch is a celebration of vibrant femininity and genderless dressing through the lens of Gou’s Korean heritage. Kirin for Farfetch stays true to the label’s design ethos of bright colors and detailed prints, but the most notable underlying theme is the role of the femme persona throughout history. The intersection of culture and expression that women ubiquitously curate is evident in pieces such as the “Dancing Women” denim and knit sets. Elements of Gou’s career are incorporated as well, seen in the “Sound Wave” patterns that reflect her admiration for the omnipresent power of music. The collection is an elevated form of dress for a modern age that promotes acceptance and freedom for all.
6 Dundas and Revolve Reveal New Holiday Capsule Collab
Who: Dundas and Revolve
What: New holiday collection
Where: Exclusively online at revolve.com
Why: Dundas and Revolve wanted to create a collection dedicated to holiday dressing—and a time of year where no expense ought to be spared when it comes to festive embellishments that gleam beneath the string lights. The collection is the second in an ongoing collaboration between the designer and next-generation retailer (the first marked a NYFW debut for both brands). Featuring party-ready cocktail looks, knitwear, bold outerwear, and signature footwear (including thigh-high boots!), there’s something for every festive gathering on your social calendar. The best news? More is to come: 2022 will bring a complete wardrobe of women’s ready-to-wear styles and must-have shoes and accessories.
7 Prada and ASPENX Team Up on Elevated Skiwear
Who: Prada and ASPENX
What: Limited-edition collection of elevated ski performance wear
Where: Exclusively on aspenx.com and at the ASPENX store in Aspen’s Gondola Plaza starting Dec. 20
Why: There are tons of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Rocky Mountains. Nestled between the majestic range is Aspen, a city recognized as the premiere ski destination of the West. At the heart of the coveted winter vacation spot is the Aspen Skiing Company, which has recently launched its own retail and experiential brand, ASPENX. Now, ASPENX is debuting its newest limited-edition elevated ski performance capsule collection in collaboration with Prada. The eco-sustainable capsule is designed by Aspen luminary Paula Crown, who was inspired by Aspen’s vibrant energy and rhythmic atmosphere. “More than a fashion collection, this collaboration is a physical representation of the one-of-a-kind spirit of Aspen just ahead of the destination’s 75th anniversary,” Crown exclusively told ELLE.com. Her bold strokes of black and white are printed on textile technologies that offer ultimate insulation, water protection, and mobility. It’s an extension of Prada’s sportwear line, Prada Linea Rosso, and combines function, comfort, and style for its wearers to enjoy on the slopes.
8 Gabriela Hearst Opens Aspen Pop-Up
Who: Gabriela Hearst
What: Retail installation in partnership with Max
Where: Aspen, Colorado until March 31, 2022
Why: Clearly, Aspen is the place to see and be seen this winter (within reason, given the ongoing pandemic). The latest evidence: Gabriela Hearst’s exclusive pop-up shop, which features custom furniture and light fixtures designed in partnership with French sculptor and furniture designer Antoine Dumas and woodworker Benjamin Gavro, and, of course, the designer’s women’s and men’s collections, including ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, fine jewelry, and home. Don’t miss the cozy blankets and knitwear.
9 Celebrity Stylist Zerina Akers Debuts Digital Storefront on The List
Who: Zerina Akers and The List
What: The celebrity stylist’s digital storefront on a new social commerce app for luxury fashion
Where: The List via iOS
Why: The List is a brand-new social commerce platform that blends shopping, social media, and entertainment into one experience that fits in the palm of your hand. It does so by allowing users to interact with domestic or international retailers, brands, and personal shoppers in ways that have been widely inaccessible to date (especially given the ongoing pandemic). Upon its debut, the app partnered with celebrity stylist Zerina Akers, who is known for working with Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion. Her debut digital storefront will feature her favorite ready-to-wear and accessories that will live exclusively on the app, perfect for holiday parties and New Year’s Eve dressing. Akers spoke about what she planned when curating her digital storefront: “I knew I wanted to create full looks, mixing and matching timeless with trendy, bold with classic and etcetera as I do for myself,” she said. On The List, you can peruse what Akers has in mind when styling her superstar clients, whether that be combining high and low, vintage and designer, trendy and classic, and more.
10 Georgia ic25 Partners with Ruptek Projects on Collection Made of Reclaimed Materials
Who: Georgia ic25 and Ruptek Projects
What: A sustainably sourced one-of-one kind collaborative collection
Where: Via auction on georgia-ic25.com
Why: Maria Dora of Georgia ic25 and Alex Emmons of Ruptek Projects are releasing a new eco-conscious fashion project from their hometown of L.A. Dora established Georgia ic25 in September 2020 and is now onto her third collection. Her co-designer, Alex Emmons of Ruptek Projects, is a multi-medium artist with a specialty in distorting and re-contextualizing the familiar. Their collaboration, titled “Retrophase,” a combination of the words “retrofit” and “telophase,” represents the culmination of pieces that have been reincarnated while still serving their original purpose. Georgia ic25 sources most of its materials from excess inventory within 10 miles of its production site. The one-of-one 12-piece collection (including nine garments and three furniture pieces) aims to highlight sustainable modularity. The garments conform to whatever the wearer wants them to be—yet remains elevated in style. Retrophase makes the admirable effort not only to help the planet, but also its immediate community. Part of the proceeds from the auction benefit the Downtown’s Women’s Center, an organization focused exclusively on helping homeless women.
11 Fendi Releases the Baguette Holiday Edition
What: Baguette Holiday Edition
Where: Available to shop at select Fendi locations for a limited time only in December
Why: Fendi is celebrating the holiday season how the Italian house does it best: by releasing a festive version of an iconic bag. The Baguette Holiday Edition, a variation on the Sex and the City-beloved Baguette silhouette, is a special project featuring a made-to-order service for quick personalization (ideal for gifting). The Fendi buckle will be available in an array of colors and materials, including colored crystals and stone, to customize to your liking. Our personal favorite? The style embroidered with shiny black paillettes. We’re adding it to our wish list, stat.
12 Louisa Ballou Debuts Pre-Spring 2022 Collection
Who: Louisa Ballou
What: Pre-spring 2022 resortwear collection
Where: Available online at louisaballou.com
Why: Louisa Ballou’s pre-spring 2022 resortwear collection reaches a higher purpose than simply something to wear to the beach. The collection is a retreat itself, a way to emphasize the escapist aspect of vacation. Ballou was inspired by painter Paul Gaugin, a figurehead of the post-Impressionist movement from 19th-century France. A notion Gaugin expressed was about a primal motivation for freedom felt through nature. Ballou captures this desire for spiritual escape in all of her designs; her Carolina seaside upbringing informs her connection with the fluidity of nature that translates into her sensuous styles and prints. The color story welcomes the unique energy that comes from exploring the natural world in a striking collection we can’t wait to wear.
13 WARDROBE.NYC and Carhartt WIP Present RELEASE 08
Who: WARDROBE.NYC and Carhartt Work In Progress
What: Collaborative capsule collection, RELEASE 08
Where: Available online at wardrobe.nyc
Why: WARDROBE.NYC and Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) are two brands that give their wearers carte blanche. Both share a vision for pared down, functional designs meant to be accented by an individual’s personal taste; so, naturally, the two collaborated on a collection for winter 2021 that marries utility with fashion. RELEASE 08 is a range of work-inspired styles featuring the signature shapes and details from Carhartt WIP and WARDROBE.NYC’s solutions to classic everyday wear. Rough weather conditions demand us to bear in mind the practicality of our closets. Accordingly, Carhartt WIP offers a utilitarian approach to WARDROBE.NYC’s elevated essentials. The looks are organized into four-piece and eight-piece wardrobes, including the WIP Parka, the WIP Pant, and the WIP Reversible Bomber, all cut in Dearborn canvas. RELEASE 08 lays the groundwork for an upscale look that functions at the modern level.
14 Pamela Love and Ebonee Davis Collaborate on New Collection
Who: Pamela Love and Ebonee Davis
What: Spiral of Life jewelry collection
Where: Available online atpamelalove.com
Why: Luxe jeweler Pamela Love has materialized interpretations of universally recurring symbols from model Ebonee Davis into its new Spiral of Life collection. The nine unique pieces center around motifs like the Golden Ratio and the cowrie shell, using materials including 14K recycled gold, gold-plated brass, opal, diamonds, baroque pearls, and lapis—the hypnotically blue stone once favored by Queen Cleopatra. The cyclical imagery in the collection riffs on the concept of our infinite journeys to know ourselves. Davis’s own non-profit Daughter was founded to guide young members of the African diaspora on their own journeys. A percentage of sales from the collab will be donated to provide them opportunities to travel to West Africa to learn more about their cultural identities and explore the beauty of their surroundings. “I would like for this collection to serve as a reminder that we are all on a sacred journey, moving at our own pace toward a fully actualized version of ourselves,” Davis says. “As long as we are constantly focused on our growth elevation, all is well. There is no rush. Only a steady climb.”
15 Ami Opens First U.S. Store and Drops Celebratory Collab with Kevin Lyons
What: New York store opening and collaboration with Kevin Lyons
Where: 77 Greene Street, NYC and online at amiparis.com/us
Why: Luxury French streetwear and lifestyle brand Ami opened its first U.S. storefront in the heart of NYC’s Soho (where else?). The new space on Greene Street is a 2,000-square-foot store featuring menswear, womenswear, and accessories that ooze French cool, both comfortable and refined. The interior was dreamed up by Ami founder and creative director Alexandre Mattiussi and features natural materials with geometric patterns and soft lighting throughout. To celebrate its first U.S. location and ever-expanding market in the states, Ami tapped New York-based artist Kevin Lyons as its second artist to rework its classic Ami de Coeur line of basics. The classic Ami heart is reimagined as Lyons’ signature monsters on red and white hoodies and tees. On the exciting new venture, Mattiussi says: “Opening in Manhattan is a longtime dream and an incredible opportunity. This collaboration with Kevin is the best possible way to celebrate this milestone in Ami’s story.”
16 Snapchat Joins Forces With Luxury Brands on Shoppable AR Lenses
Who: Snapchat and various luxury brands
What: New AR lenses for in-app holiday shopping
Where: Snapchat for iOS and Android
Why: Given the state of the world today, trying on clothes and accessories in-store is not a given. Last year, the value of returned products rose to $428 billion in the U.S. alone. If you’re an avid Snapchat user, you may have already tried out its feature that aims to resolve this issue. Within the app are virtual shopping experiences using digital or AR versions of real-life products from brands like Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, and Farfetch. For the holidays, Snapchat is partnering with even more luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, and Dior. Snapchatters have the option to virtually try on new pieces like Marc Jacobs crossbody bags (pictured here on Snapchat’s Rajni Jacques) or Ralph Lauren’s Welington shoulder bags, eliminating the guessing game of an item’s size and fit. Details on the fit of a pair of Fendi sunglasses or a Dior silk scarf are important to get just right, so Snapchat’s TrueSize and ML Head-Tracking tech make these items looks as close to the real thing as possible (seriously, we tested it ourselves). Search for your favorite brands via Snap’s yellow Snapcodes or discover new ones in the Lens carousel for holiday shopping that is smart and seamless.
17 Bottega Veneta Debuts New Soho Location
Who: Bottega Veneta
What: New store
Where: 101 Greene Street, NYC
Why: Along the cobblestone streets and cast-iron facades in Soho, a new storefront is now open for business. Italian luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta has opened its newest location in Soho, a neighborhood where fashion is omnipresent. Tourists and locals seeking the ultimate boutique shopping experience can now browse between walls inspired by traditional Marmorino Veneziano, adorned with mirrors framed in volcanic glaze and artwork by local talents such as Vonnegut/Kraft, as well as wooden elements from Brooklyn-based artisans. Divided by a glass brick wall from the rest of the store is a VIP room dappled in sunbeams shining through the skylight above. The store carries an array of Bottega Veneta ready-to-wear men’s and women’s collections along with shoes, handbags, jewelry, and other various accessories. Walking into the space feels akin to stepping into a Venetian casa di moda in the best way possible.
18 Acne Unveils New Greene Street Store
Who: Acne Studios
What: New store
Where: 33 Greene Street, NYC
Why: Acne Studios got a makeover, and it’s looking good. The Swedish brand and purveyor of downtown cool opened its new-and-improved Greene Street location on Thursday, Dec. 9. Nestled on the corner of Greene Street and Spring Street in Soho, the sprawling space, designed by Barcelona-based studio Arquitectura-G with creative input from Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johannson, combines two storefronts and features Acne-esque design codes that are equal parts minimalist and sleek—translucent glass panels, tufted carpeting by Swedish rug brand Kasthall, and fluorescent lighting by French designer and light artist Benoit Lalloz. The shelves are freshly stocked with the spring/summer 2022 collection, so get your vacation shopping done in one fell swoop.
19 Zara Introduces Zara Atelier
What: New high-end design category, Zara Atelier
Where: Available online at zara.com and at Zara stores worldwide
Why: Zara is introducing its most comprehensive expression of high-end design and exquisite craftsmanship in the company’s history, Zara Atelier. The design team will produce two limited-edition collections per year, both of which will be elevated, artistic interpretations of an iconic wardrobe staple. The campaign, brilliantly shot by Paolo Reversi, features a cast of international models, including new faces like Amar Akway, Greta Hofer, Elisa Nijman, and Reynara Negrine, as well as more established names like Cara Taylor and Yilan Hua. The first release, Collection01_The Coat, will be available to shop this winter (while supplies last, of course). Zara Atelier marks an exciting new chapter for the retailer’s fashion future.
20 Joseph Altuzarra Presents Altu
What: Altu, a new “genderful” fashion brand
Where: Available online at altu.world
Why: Joseph Altuzarra, the New York-based designer who launched his eponymous brand in 2008, has a new project. Altu goes beyond the limitations of the gender binary, allowing people across the spectrum of traditionally “masculine” and “feminine” identities to harness the power of personal style. The Altu era marks the adolescent stage of life when our identity is most in flux. Rather than being dubbed “genderless,” Altu bills itself as a “genderful” collection, offering a range of ways to dress untethered to any specific gender identity—think: luxuriously soft sweats, cozy logo tees, cutout knits, and the designer’s signature leather pants that are finally available for the masses. Altuzarra’s new outlet for self-expression is a way of healing old growing pains and dressing in a way that our uncertain teenage selves could be proud of.
21 Frame Launches Capsule with Ilona Hamer
What: New collaborative capsule collection with Ilona Hamer
Why: Frame is teaming up with its longtime friend and brand styling consultant, Ilona Hamer (who also styled some amazing ELLE covers). Frame x Ilona Hamer is a capsule collection of wardrobe necessities, featuring the East Side Overcoat, The Perfect Crew cashmere sweater, and, of course, denim, among other pieces. Hamer has long been outspoken about Frame being her perfect jean, an opinion that now manifests in her own design, the Ilona High Straight Jean. The direction of the collab comes from Frame’s own chic classics paired with Hamer’s affinity for a wardrobe with a timeless sensibility. “Her lo-fi attitude to everyday dressing which looks naturally flawless is something Frame aspires to,” says Frame co-founder and creative director Erik Torstensson. This collaboration marks the first of many unique projects in the works with more of Frame’s friends, and incites anticipation for the next capsule collection, launching in 2022.
22 Bogner Launches Ski Collaboration with LoveShackFancy
Who: LoveShackFancy and Bogner
What: Debut skiwear capsule collection
Why: LoveShackFancy’s unabashed feminine strength is sure to garner further admiration with its new skiwear collection with Munich-based athluxury brand Bogner. The collaboration centers around Bogner’s performance-focused FIRE+ICE collection. LSF’s soft hues and whimsical prints are combined with the impeccable craftsmanship from the renowned skiwear brand. Skiers can hit the slopes with reliable, technical outerwear in vintage-inspired, romantic floral prints. Winter fashion can be typically drab or lackluster, but this fun twist on ski gear is meant to be seen. The 12-piece collection can be sported on the slopes or on the city streets and function as a playful way to express personal style in cold-weather conditions.
23 Wiederhoeft Releases Debut Ready-to-Wear Collection
What: First ready-to-wear collection for fall/winter 2022
Where: Available online atwiederhoeft.com
Why: Thom Browne alum, costumer, and self-described “young witch on-the-go” Jackson Wiederhoeft is debuting his inaugural ready-to-wear collection for fall/winter 2022. Titled “Wiederhoeft Academy,” the assortment takes the fantastical silhouettes from his previous collections, but makes them decidedly more conventional. His past five special occasion and bridal collections established the brand’s vision of melding fashion and performance, inspired by Wiederhoeft’s personal passion for dance productions. Now, the vision manifests in an exciting array of pieces that are both tailored and inherently wearable. Wiederhoeft Academy introduces several new categories, with a big focus on knitwear: three capsules of oversized, cozy knits—including dresses, cropped cardigans, sleeveless turtlenecks, bike shorts, opera-length gloves, and a charming novelty T-shirt and sweatshirt group—are fully fashioned to make an impression. Wiederhoeft’s concept is a wardrobe fit for the characters of a bildungsroman set in a magic school. Each look reflects queer identity in a fairytale context and positions the wearer to define themselves as the hero of their own story.
24 Ralph Lauren Debuts Holiday-Themed Experience on Roblox
Who: Ralph Lauren and Roblox
What: The Ralph Lauren Winter Escape
Where: Exclusively on roblox.com, Dec. 8 through Jan. 3
Why: Ralph Lauren has now entered the chat. The world-famous brand of premium lifestyle products has joined forces with Roblox, the online platform and game creation system which allows users to build and play with fellow gamers. “The Ralph Lauren Winter Escape” is a first-of-its-kind digital landscape and continuation of Ralph Lauren’s commitment to innovation in the metaverse. The Ralph Lauren Digital Collection is available for players to try on and purchase at the “Polo Shops” within the experience. New looks, limited-edition accessories, and surprise items will be dropped on dates announced via Ralph Lauren’s social media channels. The collaboration is dreamt up by Roblox community developer Funomena, a game design studio that created custom textures for a realistic winter wonderland centered around a holiday tree to be decorated by the Roblox community. Before the internet was a place to gather, Ralph Lauren pioneered one of the first brand e-commerce sites more than 25 years ago. Now, it is delivering immersive virtual experiences using augmented reality and unique digital products to expand how we express personal style in the 21st century.
25 Eva Fehren Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Collection
Who: Eva Fehren
What: 10-year anniversary celebration cocktails and new collection
Where: Waverly Inn, NYC and available online starting Dec. 9 on evafehren.com, by appointment only
Why: The holiday party season is in full swing. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, fine jeweler Eva Fehrencelebrated a decade of crafting geometric and bold jewelry that has been loved by industry insiders and celebrities alike. Brooke Shields, Claire Danes, and Ryan Roche are just a few of the A-listers who joined the designer at the Waverly Inn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Guests previewed her anniversary collection, Reflexion, which launches on Thursday, Dec. 9. The celebratory collection is crafted with very special materials for very special occasions, using only platinum with custom cut white diamonds ranging from .25 to 5.04 carats.
26 Grand Collection Helps Feed New Yorkers in Need
Who: Grand Collection
What: Third annual Help Feed New York initiative and holiday collection debut
Where: Labor Skate Shop, NYC and online at grandcollectionco.com starting Dec. 10
Why: Currently, over 2 million New Yorkers suffer from food insecurity, with communities of color five times more likely to be affected by endemic hunger. Grand Collection aims to help those in need with its third annual food drive, Help Feed New York, which is being put into action right as the brand launches its Holiday ’21 collection. For the uninitiated, Grand is a family of skateboarders and creatives based in NYC known for premium sportswear essentials accented by an understated aesthetic. Since its launch in 2016, Grand has helmed a host of philanthropic initiatives—the food drive being the most relevant this time of year. A portion of the proceeds from all online sales of the collection will go directly to feeding New Yorkers in need over the holiday season. Customers are asked to donate a nonperishable food item in exchange for store-wide discounts and a chance to win free pieces from the new collection. The Help Feed New York food drive will take place on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at Labor Skate Shop in NYC; stop by to spread some charitable holiday cheer.
27 Adidas Opens One-Day-Only Sustainable Fashion Pop-Up Shop
What: End-of-life clothing exchange and sustainable collection pop-up
Where: 61 Crosby Street, NYC
When: Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why: Adidas is creating a much-needed space for consumers to properly dispose of old clothing this holiday season. The brand’s one-day-only NYC pop-up shop is part of its ongoing mission to end plastic waste. Customers can trade in the associated weight of used clothing, shoes, or gear in exchange for tokens, which can be used to purchase the pieces on display from a range of sustainable designers, including Basketcase Gallery, Beepy Bella, Eva Joan, Frankie Collective, Ji Won Choi, Theophilio, and Tyranny & Mutation. “The fashion industry has long had a sustainability problem, and the only way to change it is through collective action,” designer and participant Edvin Thompson exclusively told ELLE.com. “We’ve developed a collection of 10 patchwork hoodies, pants, crewnecks, and T-shirts made entirely of upcycled Adidas product to give these older pieces new life. Sustainability is at the core of our ethos and we value partners like Adidas who lead with a circular mindset.” At the pop-up, you’ll also find live screen-printing, on-site repairs, and customizations, all of which set in motion a circular future in response to the mounting clothing waste problem that our planet is currently facing. As an extra perk, any items not redeemed at the pop-up will be credited to consumers via the Adidas Creator’s Club app to be used at the brand’s 5th Avenue flagship store. The pop-up is tied to Adidas’s Choose to Give Back project and incentivizes customers to support emerging voices in sustainable fashion.
28 Goop and Johanna Ortiz Partner on Vacation-Ready Capsule Collection
Who: Goop and Johanna Ortiz
What: Capsule resortwear collection
Why: Johanna Ortiz’s best-selling styles have been reimagined for the Goop woman in a vacation-ready capsule collection fit for the Mediterranean. Picture classic navy combined with Ortiz’s signature brights on swimsuits, cover-ups, beach tunics, maxi dresses, and matching sets, plus the bags and earrings to wear it all with. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, which focuses on wellness, beauty, food, style, and travel is the perfect partner for Ortiz, a designer known for supporting local production, job creation, and the empowerment of women and Colombian artisans. The new limited-edition resortwear collab embodies the Latin American flair of Johanna Ortiz designs and reflects Goop’s modern approach to problem-solving, designing classic wardrobe essentials for every occasion.
29 Aberizk Opens in NYC
Who: Aberizk by Allison Aberizk and Justin Xavier
What: New concept store for discovering new designers and rare vintage finds
Where: Spring Street, NYC and aberizk.com
Why: Aberizk is a multi-brand concept store founded in 2020 by fashion power couple Allison Aberizk and Justin Xavier with a focus on stocking independent and vintage designer pieces. Following its e-commerce debut in September, Aberizk opened its first physical storefront on Spring Street, featuring a curation of ’90s minimalism and sportswear blended with sportswear from niche subcultures. The store also carries rare 2000s-era finds from coveted designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Fendi, and Versace. Known for supporting international talent and emerging NYC artists by connecting with likeminded brands, Aberizk exhibits a shared affinity for grailed designer pieces. Suddenly, the “ones that got away” are now in reach.
30 Zara Teams Up With Ader Error on AZ Collection
Who: Zara and Ader Error
What: The “AZ Collection”collaborative capsule
Why: Zara may not yet be known for its designer collaborations, having just dropped one of its first earlier this year, but the retailer realized the impact of creating a dialogue with highly covetable brands that have strong sartorial languages. This time around, it’s teaming up with South Korean streetwear brand Ader Error, known for oversized puffers and coats, twisted and exaggerated seams, and a street-heavy take on shirting and tailoring. This all comes to life in the “AZ Collection” (“A” for Ader, “Z” for Zara): roomy sweaters and knits feature patchwork designs and a reimagining of the alphabet inspired by the title of the collection. The capsule honors the unique codes of Ader Error and invites the global audience of Zara into its inherently cool world, both IRL and virtually via the social app Zepeto.
31 KkCo Introduces Unders
What: UNDERS basics
Where: Available online at kkcostudio.com
Why: Underwear is arguably the most important garment we wear. KkCo consistently emphasizes versatility in its clothing, and now even more so with the introduction of UNDERS, the brand’s most intimate collection yet. The new line of underwear is functional, comfortable, and makes a statement about fluidity and self-exploration. UNDERS consists of a bralette, a thong, a brief, and a cycle short in two distinct colorways. The two-toned undergarments are branded with KkCo’s signature elastic and made for movement and breathability, rendering them perfect for leisurely activities when one has the urge to lounge in next to nothing. The campaign accompanying the launch captures couples engaged in tender moments of affection, wearing all styles of UNDERS.
32 Chanel Opens Miami Boutique
What: Boutique store opening in Miami’s Design District
Where: 155 NE 41st Street, Miami, Florida
Why: Chanel has set its sights on the buzzy and art-filled Design District in Miami with a brand-new two-floor boutique. Designed by the fashion industry’s go-to architect and longtime Chanel collaborator Peter Marino, the boutique features a gorgeous stucco exterior and a massive skylight in the 120-square-foot atrium that allows the warmth of the Miami sun to enter the inviting space. The boutique will carry the cruise 2021/2022 collection, first unveiled in May, as well as the brand’s signature selection of handbags, watches, jewelry, and shoes. Artwork by Vera Lutter and Gregor Hildebrandt is featured in the atrium and along the stairwell, honoring Gabrielle Chanel’s lifelong commitment as a patron of the arts and perfectly complementing the house’s current punk motifs as executed by Virginie Viard. This is one stop you won’t want to miss on your next trip down to the 305.
33 No. 21 and 7 For All Mankind Collaborate on Sustainable and Genderless Denim Collection
Who: No. 21 and 7 For All Mankind
What: Denim capsule collaboration
Why: For its resort 2022 collection, 7 For All Mankind is partnering for the first time with Italian luxury label No. 21, led by designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua. The capsule is a step on the American denim brand’s journey toward using 80 percent sustainable materials by 2023. The new collection of exaggerated overshirts, hoodies, and capes paired with slouchy wide-legged crop jeans feature overtly feminine codes, complete with a sculpted bra, pussy-bow blouse, and chiffon-trimmed pencil skirt for fully dynamic looks. The collection plays with gendered proportions and fluidity, too (see: No. 21’s signature blush pink and and 7 For All Mankind’s iconic indigo blues). This debut arrives just in time for No. 21’s 21st (!) anniversary and includes an accompanying campaign shot by Robin Galiegue, who directs androgynous street-cast models with a powerful message of inclusivity and fearless individuality. The spirit of the partnership is a commitment to the environment, with pieces designed for people across all spectrums of identity.
34 Blackpink’s Lisa Is Celine’s New Haute Parfumerie Ambassador
What: Haute Parfumerie campaign starring Lisa
Where: Available online at celine.com
Why: Lisa, the Thai singer, rapper, and member of South Korean girl group Blackpink, joined the ranks of Celine’s ambassadors in 2019, repping ready-to-wear and accessories and instantly becoming a house icon. Now, she is dipping her toe into beauty as the newly announced face of Celine’s Haute Parfumerie. Lisa’s global reach and unique style make her the perfect match for Celine’s coolly realized aesthetic. From the delectable Parade to the smoky and hazy Nightclubbing, Celine’s perfumes offer a range of scents that draw inspiration from 19th century dandies as well as the ’70s rock and club scene. Hedi Slimane shot the inaugural campaign with Lisa (pictured here). The collection looks and smells heavenly.
35 Bomber Ski Drops Artist Series of Skis and Helmets
Who: Bomber Ski
What: New Artist Series gear
Where: Online at bomberski.com
Why: Bomber Ski is known for its sleek, exceptionally hand-crafted skis that hail from the foot of the Italian alps. Its products empower skiers of any proficiency level who “aim beyond” making memories of their alpine experience by equipping themselves with gear that speaks to their individual taste. Bomber Ski has created a limited-edition Artist Series of skis and helmets with iconic Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat graphics that stand out on the slopes. Featured on the steel-edged skis are famous icons like Basquiat’s all-white “Evil Thoughts” and Haring’s vibrant starred-and-striped “Flag Dance.” The American pop and street artists’ famous works are immortalized in this collection of statement-making, performance-enhancing gear. A selection of these works also appear on Bomber Ski’s hand-painted ABS helmets for a bold look of artistic expression to rock while shredding the gnar.
36 Wandler Unveils Pre-Spring 2022 Collection
What: Pre-spring 2022 collection
Where: Available online at wandler.com and at select retailers worldwide
Why: For her pre-spring 2022 collection, designer Elza Wandler took notes from the iconic artist, architect, and tastemaker Lina Bo Bardi. Bardi works across many disciplines with a keen eye for detail and color, which infuse Wandler’s leather goods with a minimal and sleek finish. The Maggie and Penelope bags in particular boast clean lines, curved shapes, and pops of green and turquoise. Similarly streamlined are the mules and boots, which feature the perfect hues to carry you through the winter and into 2022.
37 Walt Disney World Celebrates 50 Years With New Merch
Who: Walt Disney World
What: 50th anniversary collection
Where: Available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, and certain items will also be available at select Disney Resort hotels and on shopdisney.com
Why: To celebrate 50 years of Disney, the world-famous resort will release a series of merchandise and clothing collections, with different themes that pay homage to the company’s rich history. The Celebration Collection includes Dooney & Bourke accessories as well as mommy and me matching sets perfect for mixing and matching. The Vault Collection remakes iconic retro Disney pieces such as the original vintage 1971 Mickey Mouse ears given out at the park’s opening day. For the discerning shopper, there’s the Luxe Logo Collection (pictured here), with a bejeweled ear hat and a luxe jersey jogger set in black and gold. No matter the who you’re gifting this season, Disney’s got you covered with a little holiday magic.
38 Miron Crosby Opens Second Studio in Aspen
Who: Miron Crosby
What: New studio opening
Where: Aspen, Colorado
Why: Miron Crosby is heading west with its second-ever studio opening to showcase its bespoke cowboy boots. To honor their West Texas heritage, sisters and co-founders Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means created a modern take on a classic style. Their designs will be available for purchase in the new 2,000-square-foot space located in downtown Aspen. The grand opening serves as a testament to the brand’s success and growth, taking what was formerly an icon of ranch culture and transforming it into a trendy staple. As an added bonus, shoppers can customize their pair to make it their own.
39 Palace and Kappa Unveil New Collaboration
Who: Palace and Kappa
What: Palace and Kappa’s debut collaboration
Where: Online at palaceskateboards.com and at Palace stores in London, Tokyo, NYC, and L.A.
Why: The Palace x Kappa collab is a combination of Italian street style and ’90s British football culture (what more could you ask for?). Jerseys, tracksuits, hats, and an array of accessories make up the reinterpretation of classic garments for the modern athleisure enthusiast. To find out what pieces would appeal to both skaters and footballers, Kappa invited Palace’s design team to the Kappa archive in Turin, Italy. Time was largely spent browsing the Italian sportswear brand’s immense collection of vintage jerseys once donned by legendary footballers and Britpop sensations alike, as well as hundreds of knits from teams that have been sponsored by Kappa over the past 30 years. The collection includes a crinkle effect long jacket, the Kappa 222 Banda tracksuit, and raglan tees with a co-branded logo featuring Kappa’s icon (famously the first logo depicting a human being). Hypebeasts, take note.
40 Marlo Laz Introduces Home Capsule Collection
Who: Marlo Laz
What: The Stella Mare home capsule collection
Where: Available online at marlolaz.com
Why: Designer Jesse Marlo Lazowski’s travel adventures have taken her from islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea to the Venetian lagoons in northern Italy. Her commemoration to these dreamy locales manifests in her latest creation, Stella Mare (Italian for “sea star”), Marlo Laz’s first-ever home capsule collection. Featuring candle vessels and incense dishes done in the island of Murano’s signature flower pattern, the stunning pieces are reminiscent of the brand’s fine jewelry, with mesmerizing gemstones and intricate engravings that make for precious heirlooms. The candles and dishes (pictured here) are available in two distinctly vibrant colorways, the latter of which includes scented incense made in partnership with a Japanese incense producer established in 1850.
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