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It’s the most wonderful (and giftable!) time of the year.
Temperatures are dropping, wish lists are growing…it’s officially December, folks! We’re wrapping up 2022 in style with everything you need to know about this month, from Irina Shayk modeling Zara’s new collection to Jennifer Fisher’s slouchy boot designed in partnership with it-girl brand Larroudé and more. Keep your eye on this space for all the best fashion collabs, news, and launches that will help you knock some items off your holiday shopping list (and, hopefully, add a few pieces to your own cart along the way).
What: “A New Sensuality” capsule modeled by Irina Shayk
Where: Online at zara.com
Why: Column dressing is back, baby! When Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello sent long clingy dresses in simple jersey fabrics down the runway for fall/winter 2022, everyone took note. Now, the style is popping up everywhere, and Zara is joining in on the fun. The retailer’s new capsule, “A New Sensuality,” features downright sexy dresses that are meant to inspire four different feelings: freedom, versatility, empowerment, and sensuality. It makes sense, then, that Irina Shayk is modeling.
Who: Bottega Veneta
What: “Bottega for Bottegas” initiative
Where: Discover more online at bottegaveneta.com and at Bergdorf Goodman
Why: Bottega Veneta is deeply invested in craftsmanship, recognizing that wonderful objects are made possible by the tireless work of artisans and craftspeople around the world. With “Bottega for Bottegas,” the brand is highlighting other “bottegas” (rough translation: workshops) internationally, honoring those who are equally invested in and enthusiastic about their product. Take, for instance, these espresso cups by Japanese ceramist Yoshiaki Imamura, made specifically for enjoying the traditional Italian drink. La dolce vita has officially gone global.
Who: Hunter and Rowing Blazers
What: Collaborative collection of boots
Where: Online at hunterboots.com, rowingblazers.com, and at select retailers, including the Rowing Blazers flagship at 8 Rivington Street in NYC
Why: Who doesn’t love a fresh take on a classic? The latest British heritage brand to get the Rowing Blazers treatment is none other than Hunter, with a collection of men’s and women’s rubber boots adorned with the New York-based label’s stripe and zigzag patterns. Jumping in puddles just got a whole lot more fun.
Who: Copenhagen Fashion Week
What: Fall/winter 2023 brand lineup
Where: Online at copenhagenfashionweek.com
Why: Copenhagen Fashion Week has quickly become a go-to for the style set to discover cult brands like Ganni (pictured here) and Rotate on the runway, and cool-as-hell Scandi style on the street. For fall/winter 2023, the calendar includes veteran and new names alike—all joined by the ethos of sustainability. “The reason that this band lineup is so exciting is not only because it showcases the best of Nordic design, but also because it marks a milestone for Copenhagen Fashion Week, as the brands have been screened to the Minimum Standards,” CPHFW CEO Cecilie Thorsmark exclusively tells ELLE.com. “After a successful screening, both from a fashion design perspective and from a full value chain perspective, this edition will clearly show that creativity and impact doesn’t have to be subordinated by brands’ ambitions to act responsibly.” Mark your calendars for January 31 to February 3!
What: Release of archival collection, the Miaou Archives
Where: Online at miaou.com; second drop launches on December 13
Why: Cool-girl brand Miaou is looking forward by looking back—specifically, by re-releasing 85 pieces curated by creative director Alexia Elkaim, ranging from past seasons to one-of-a-kind vintage finds. Circular fashion for the win.
Who: Nili Lotan
What: Handbag and leather goods launch
Where: Online at nililotan.com and in Nili Lotan boutiques
Why: Nili Lotan is on a roll, having recently launched menswear and opened more stores as customers lean more and more into her timeless take on wardrobe dressing. The designer’s latest launch is a line of buttery, timeless handbags that look right at home with her assortment of wardrobe staples. There’s a croc clutch for holiday parties, a chain bag for hands-free dancing, and the saddle (pictured here) for everything in between. Choose your fighter.
Who: Oscar de la Renta’s Laura Kim and Eyeswoon’s Athena Calderone
What: Cooking video and custom aprons
Where: On YouTube
Why: You’ve probably seen Athena Calderone’s palatial home in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood on the internet somewhere. The design expert’s exquisite taste (pun intended) for interiors and food have made her a tastemaker of the highest caliber, and she has equally chic friends in the city. Enter Laura Kim of Oscar de la Renta, a creative director and it-girl in her own right, who joined Calderone to prepare a brand-new EyeSwoon recipe in her home, wearing ODLR pre-spring 2023 and custom aprons to get in the holiday spirit.
What: Parka bag
Where: Online at altuzarra.com and at Bergdorf Goodman
Why: Altuzarra’s spring/summer 2023 collection leaned heavily into utilitarian motifs (which, not for nothing, are suddenly popping up everywhere). Creative director Joseph Altuzarra took cues from patchwork and jackets to create the hardware-forward and impossibly chic Parka bag, which comes in a range of hues, from silver to lime green and a classic black that will be your go-to all winter long.
Who: Canada Goose and Reformation
What: Collaborative collection
Where: Online at thereformation.com and canadagoose.com, in select Reformation stores and retailers, and at the Canada Goose x Reformation pop-up at The St. Regis Aspen Resort through December 31
Why: What happens when cool-girl brand Reformation joins forces with Canada Goose? Your new favorite winter jacket(s), that’s what. The seven-piece (sustainable!) collection marries the retailer’s vintage-tinged aesthetic with the outerwear company’s knack for practical and functional pieces that keep you very warm. We’ve got our eye on this reversible floral-print puffer vest in particular.
Who: Malone Souliers
What: The “Emily in Paris” collection
Where: Online at malonesouliers.com
Why: Netflix’s sleeper hit Emily in Paris got the internet talking—mostly about the titular character’s bold sartorial choices. Now, luxury footwear brand Malone Souliers has taken it upon itself to design an entire shoe collection inspired by the show, including the Emily silhouette (pictured here), featuring a girly bow on the vamp. We have a feeling Mademoiselle Cooper would approve.
Who: Loro Piana
What: Candleholder collaboration with Charlotte Chesnais
Where: Available for pre-order at Loro Piana’s store in Miami’s Design District, and soon worldwide
Why: Loro Piana dedicates itself to the highest caliber of craft, creating products that defy trends and last generations. Now, the brand has enlisted French jeweler Charlotte Chesnais, whose modern jewelry also rises above temporality, to create artful, fluid candleholders rendered in gold, bronze, and silver. These pieces are anything but ordinary, built to last, and a wonderful conversation starter when nestled atop your holiday tablescape.
Who: Pamela Love
What: “A Closer Look” Collection in collaboration with Sophia Roe
Where: Exclusively online at pamelalove.com
Why: Sophia Roe and Pamela Love both share a deep appreciation for nature, sustainability, and, of course, food. So naturally, the James Beard Award-winning chef partnered with the renowned jewelry designer for a collection of fungi-inspired jewelry that seeks to trace the secret symmetry of the mushroom, as well as a magnifying loupe used by both foodies and jewelry designers alike. Dare to take a closer look and invest in the sustainably made sterling-silver collection of your dreams.
What: Collaboration with Barbour
Where: Exclusively online at matchesfashion.com
Why: Gabriela Hearst has infused Chloé with her simple, refined vision of the modern working woman for some time now. For her new capsule with Barbour, the ultimate in workwear, she took inspiration from her father’s farm jacket to create a decidedly more feminine take on its classic waxed jackets. There’s a short and long coat, a navy cape (pictured here), as well as gorgeous leather boots and a tote. Adventure in style this winter.
What: Shoe collaboration with 8 Moncler Palm Angels
Where: Online at tods.com
Why: Nothing screams Italian craftsmanship quite like a pair of Tod’s shoes. Primarily known for its driving loafers, the brand’s Gommino boot has quickly become a fan favorite due to its versatility and impossibly sleek silhouette. As part of its creative lab, Tod’s Factory, the company enlisted Palm Angels creative director Francesco Ragazzi to reimagine the Gommino as well as the W.G. loafer. Ragazzi infuses his signature Pop Art elements, most notably flames and palm trees, juxtaposing the winter styles with hot summer motifs. Why settle for one season when you could have both?
Who: Aviator Nation
What: NYC Pop-up and winter collection
Where: 150 Spring Street, Soho, NYC, from now until December 18
Why: Aviator Nation was born in Cali and takes inspo from the SoCal way of life, but it’s jetting to the East Coast just in time for winter. The cult-classic brand is excited to bring its laid-back, colorful take on basics like sweatsuits and puffers to NYC customers for the month. The winter collection is also available for purchase, including the new quilted sweatsuits that are insulated for cold-weather city folk, so you can hit the gym (or the bodega) without a jacket in tow.
What: New home décor and accessories collection
Where: Online at fendi.com
Why: What could be chicer than furnishing your home with Fendi? Turns out, that dream is a distinct possibility, now that the Italian house is launching its first-ever home collection. With creative direction from Silvia Venturini Fendi, the assortment of tableware, textiles, and table games (think: backgammon, tic-tac-toe, domino, and leather playing cards) riff on classic codes while providing a perfect sense of irony and, of course, over-the-top luxury.
What: Humanrace by Pharrell Williams’ Samba collection
Where: Online at adidas.com, humanrace.com, the Adidas Confirmed App, and in select stores
Why: In case you’re behind on your street style trends, Sambas are having quite a moment this year. Besides being a great recreational soccer shoe, the sleek, low-top style has quickly become a regular for Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, and more. Leave it to Pharrell, arguably one of the most stylish men alive, to create an entire collection revolving around the iconic silhouette. Easy and colorful separates in athletic fabrics that recall jerseys and uniforms pair perfectly with his take on the shoe, which comes in two colorways. Grab a pair now and hit the street, or the field, or wherever.
Who: Telfar and Moose Knuckles
What: Second capsule collaboration
Where: Online at mooseknucklescanada.com and telfar.net, in Moose Knuckles boutiques, and at select retailers
Why: Telfar is teaming up with Moose Knuckles again—this time, on functional and fashionable outerwear fit for freezing New York winters. “In New York City, coats are basically your car, so if you work for yourself your coat is also your place of business,” says founder Telfar Clemens in a press release. “These essentially are coats for minding your business.” The collection also includes bags inspired by Moose Knuckles’ puffers, emblazoned with the Telfar quilted monogram—just in case your belongings are on the brink of freezing.
What: Collaboration with Jennifer Fisher
Where: Online at larroude.com
Why: Marina Larroudé and Jennifer Fisher are fashion industry BFFs, both working in (and owning) the accessory space. Larroudé has garnered a cult following with her playful shoes, and Fisher, of course, is the go-to hoop designer (and salt provider) for everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Hailey Bieber. Not to mention, the jewelry designer is also somewhat of a fashion icon in her own right, so naturally, Larroudé tapped her to create the perfect boot for stomping around the city. The new silhouette is equipped with cloud memory foam insoles, comes in four covetable colors, and can be worn over or under the knee. Grab a pair before they’re gone, cause they certainly won’t stay around.
What: Collaboration with Jacquemus
Where: Online at teklafabrics.com and jacquemus.com
Why: Tekla is on a roll with its designer collaborations, and the latest is certainly no exception. The brand has enlisted none other than Jacquemus to infuse its signature utilitarian (and très French) vision of ready-to-wear into a sleepwear collection that redefines the meaning of winter blues. Sleep sets, bedding, towels, and a bathrobe (with pockets!) are all sure to keep you cozy even through the bleakest winter nights.
What: Dress collection
Where: Online at morphewworld.com and at Morphew in Miami, FL
Why: Morphew is a treasure trove of rare and unique vintage finds, including lots and LOTS of Versace. The luxury brand has sold vintage Versace duds to everyone from Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, so offering up more classic pieces that scream Miami makes perfect sense as Art Basel approaches. See: a handful of one-off dress made from Versace scarves collected over the years, ensuring you’re stepping out in something totally unique—and totally sustainable.
Who: Apollo Candles New York
What: Candles inspired by la dolce vita
Where: Online at Apollo Candles
Why: In search of a transportive gift this holiday season (or anytime)? Newly launched Apollo Candles offers some of the cleanest and most covetable scents around, channeling everything from Sicilian citrus groves to the fir-tinged breezes of the Dolomites. Founded by tech marketing whiz (the packaging is stunning) James Napoli in his NYC kitchen with inspiration from his Italian heritage and a grandfather who made candles as a hobby, each candle is crafted from clean-burning coconut wax for greater throw and housed in a reusable Riedel double rocks glass.
The Best Fashion Launches of December 2022 – ELLE
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