"The List" is PAPER's definitive roundup of the most important fashion launches of the month. From store openings to new podcasts, collaborations, initiatives, campaigns, capsules and product releases, we've curated the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll through, below, to see what's in store for April.

Levi’s® for Valentino

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

At Valentino's SS21 show in Milan last September, the brand unveiled a surprise collaboration with Levi's, with models sporting a reinterpretation of the denim brand's signature 1969 517 boot cut jeans. They're now available at Mr. Porter in very limited quantities, both in a Levi's-produced Re-Edition version and a vintage unaltered original that has been upcycled from previously worn 517 jeans.

Available now at MrPorter.com.

Dior's New Signature Sunglasses

Courtesy of Christian Dior

Dior is releasing their new Signature eyewear line which is now available in four additional styles and can be tried on virtually before purchasing at Dior.com thanks to integrated AR technology. The sunglasses, which come in tortoiseshell or black acetate and include square, butterfly, round and aviator shapes, can also be tested out via an Instagram filter, which you can access here from your mobile device.

Available now at Dior.com

Mr. Porter Announces Menswear Mentorship Program "Mr. Porter Futures"

Courtesy of Mr. Porter

Mr. Porter is launching a global talent search for three aspiring menswear designers, each of whom will undergo a one-year design and business mentorship program from Mr. Porter team members and industry mentors. The program is open to anyone who meets a list of criteria and is aimed to find and nurture new talent outside the fashion mainstream. Coaching and guidance will begin in September 2021 all the way to September 2022, when the three designers will have their very own collection with Mr. Porter go live. The deadline to apply is June 6, 2021.

Learn more about Mr. Porter Futures at MrPorter.com

DSQUARED2 x Superga

Courtesy of Dsquared2

Dsquared2 teamed up with Superga on a new unisex capsule collection of hats and sneakers bearing each brand's signature motifs, including Superga's "S" logo and Dsquared2's maple leaf graphic. All of the styles come in red, black and white color palette, and the low-top sneakers are made with rubberized and vulcanized soles.

Available now at Dsquared2.com

Rochambeau Collaborates with Fine Artist Nick Farhi

Courtesy of Rochambeau and Nick Farhi

For Rochambeau's Spring 2021 collection, creative director Laurence Chandler collaborated with fine artist Nick Farhi, who's known for his paintings of everyday decorative arts, kitchen vessels and glassworks. (Rochambeau collaborates with artists each season, which in the past have included Mark Mothersbaugh, Yung Jake and Aaron Curry.) For this outing, Farhi's paintings are used as graphics on tees and blown up as oversized prints on oversized denim jackets and relaxed-fit pants. Inspiration came from classic American culture and workwear references, seen in the use of hand crochet knits, quilted workman jackets and carpenter belted pants.

Available now at Rochambeau.nyc, SSENSE and The Webster

NERA, Luxury Sneakers for Everyday Wear

Photography by Thomas Welch

NERA is not just any luxury sneaker, it is a newly launched global footwear brand producing premium, technical shoes that are ethically made and inspired by motorsport culture. Its first drop comes in 4 iterations in 4 different tones – Fang, Marmo, Mojave, and Montana, each with its own sporty, athletic design that supplements the fine car taste of a young but sophisticated wearer.

Available now at Nerashop.com

Parade Introduces the Bralette

Courtesy of Parade

Gen Z underwear brand Parade is adding a brand new product category to its lineup of colorful intimates: the Parade Bralette. The size-inclusive Bralette is challenging the conventional bra playbook by offering more coverage and size flexibility. In two styles, the Triangle and the Scoop, the Bralette has adjustable straps that optimize support and personalization for wearers.

Available now at YourParade.com

Barton Perreira x 007 Series 2 Collection

Courtesy of Barton Perreira

Ahead of the upcoming 25th James Bond film "No Time to Die," Barton Perreira and EON Productions Limited are releasing the Series 2 of the Barton Perreira x 007 Collection. This installment features four new colors of the existing Joe sunglass from Series 1 – a polished classic rectangular style frame – inspired by four locations featured in the new No Time To Die film.

Available for pre-order at 007store.com and will launch on May 5th at bartonperreira.com.

Alexander McQueen Launches the Curve Bag

Photography by Erwan Frotin

Alexander McQueen is debuting a brand new handbag style for the spring/summer season. Called "The Curve," the bag features a curvy, molded shape and contains a harness detail that wraps around the body, a reference to the brand's signature use of harness elements for ready-to-wear. It comes in various colors and will be the focal point of Alexander McQueen's flagship window displays on Old Bond St in London, with more installations slated to roll out in select stores worldwide. It's also available now at AlexanderMcQueen.com.

Julia Roberts Stars in Chopard's Happy Diamonds Campaign

Photography by Shayne Laverdière/ Courtesy of Chopard

Chopard's new Happy Diamonds campaign features the latest styles from the jeweler's Happy Sport watch collection, including the Happy Sport the First, which pays homage to the very first Happy Sport timepiece that debuted in 1993, along with the new Happy Sport 33mm. Julia Roberts stars in the campaign images, which were shot by Shayne Laverdière, as well as a new video directed by Xavier Dolan, which you can watch here.

Ugg x Feng Chen Wang Collaboration

Courtesy of UGG

UGG and Chinese designer brand Feng Chen Wang teamed up on a collection that deconstructs UGG's Classic boot silhouette and features a buckle-adjusted sandal and cozy sheepskin boot liner that can be worn together or separately for three-in-one functionality.

"Even though I had worked on footwear before, this is a new and radically different collaboration which I loved working on," said Wang. "The clash of cultures, background and origins of both brands is exactly what makes this partnership interesting and meaningful. We're excited to see the combination of how our signature functionality and deconstructed design language can play with such an iconic footwear as UGG in a fresh new way."

Available now at UGG.com.

Adam Selman Sport Launches a Merch Collection

Courtesy of Adam Selman Sport

Adam Selman Sport launched a unisex merch collection that caters to a wide range of people and bodies. The brand brought in some of members of their close circle to star in the campaign — including Amy Sedaris and Bowen Yang — as a love letter to Selman's village of friends that have supported and strengthened his career and his pivot to sportswear.

Available now at AdamSelman.com.

LOEWE Paula's Ibiza 2021

Courtesy of Loewe

Loewe's popular Paula's Ibiza collection is back for 2021 and this time it's all about summer. Nature-inspired archive prints – parrots, doves, crocuses – are drawn from the repertoire of Paula's founders Armin Heinemann and Stuart Rudnick. Anagram baskets in Iraca Palm are woven in Colombia by female artisans who are part of the Corporación Oficio y Arte NGO: an artisanal collective that allows the craftswomen to be financially independent and educate their children. Their basket weaves are then married to LOEWE's leather savoir-faire in our ateliers in Spain, resulting in impeccably crafted, timeless objects. Ruffles are interpreted in raffia on the Balloon and Pochette bags.

Available now at LOEWE.com.

Ganni x Ahluwalia Collaboration

Photography: Laurence Ellis

Cool-girl Danish label Ganni teamed up with London-based menswear designer and LVMH Prize finalist Priya Ahluwalia on a new collection, the latter's first time working in the womenswear space. The first of two collaborations for 2021 takes a circular approach thanks re-worked pieces of deadstock fabric from Ganni's 2020 productions that did not sell through at the beginning of the pandemic. The 19-piece collection is comprised of well-known Ganni silhouettes infused with Ahluwalia's signature '90s design, drawing inspiration from the UK Garage scene.

Available in Ganni stores and at Ganni.com on April 23

Guess x FriendsWithYou Collection Starring J Balvin

Courtesy of Guess

J Balvin is the face of Guess x FriendsWithYou, a capsule collection for spring as that's filled with bright and pastel colors, matching sets and bold statement pieces. Cloud graphics are splashed throughout the collection and are a nod to light and serenity. FriendsWithYou is the fine art collective of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who promote the message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™.

Guess x FriendsWithYou is available now at Guess.com.

Kate Moss' New Campaign With Self-Portrait

Behind the Scenes (Courtesy of Self-Portrait)

It was a pair of firsts for Kate Moss: the first time she shoots a campaign for London-based label Self-Portrait and the first time she gets portraits taken by photographer Nigel Shafran. The supermodel, whose images were shot in Gloucestershire, shows off the brand's Pre-Fall 2021 collection which has just arrived online and in stores, including its London flagship that recently re-opened.

Savage x Fenty's First Bridal Capsule

Courtesy of Savage x Fenty

Savage x Fenty's inaugural bridal capsule stars entrepreneur and Nigerian-American beauty guru, Jackie Aina. The collection features a white embroidered lace set consisting of a corset, garter, string bikini, and unlined bra. There's also a lavender floral lace set consisting of a balconette bra, high leg garter, racerback bralette, thong, unlined bra, white cincher, and white thigh-highs. In the campaign, Aina shows off the lavender floral lace set and white cincher.

Phlemuns' Fertilized Nebulous Drop

Courtesy of Phlemuns

James Flemons, founder and creative director of Phlemuns, dropped a new campaign for its Fertilized Nebulous collection featuring cozy pieces like sweatpants, hoodies, long johns and backless tees in pink cloud prints and brown colorways. "Sleek, brown, ribbed jerseys and fleece make up this collection, giving life to lightweight clothes made for moving forward in stillness, while whimsical pink skies remind us of our most natural states: joy and respite," he said.

Available now at Phlemuns.com.

Starter x Budweiser

Courtesy of Starter

Starter, known for their partnerships with all the major pro and college sports leagues, is turning 50 this year. As part of the major milestone, the brand is celebrating by teaming up with Budweiser on a new globql capsule that incorporates the beer brand's signature red color scheme on Starter's athletic silhouettes. The co-branded logos, including Starter's famous star symbol and Budweiser's cursive font, is applied on everything from graphic tees to sweatshirts, baseball caps and satin jackets.

STARTER x Budweiser is available now at Starter-BlackLabel.com.

Maisie Williams Is H&M's New Global Sustainability Ambassador

Courtesy of H&M

H&M has announced Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams as their new Global Sustainability Ambassador. In her role, Williams will help the company promote a more sustainable and circular future with a series of digital and IRL initiatives. The long-term goal is to use 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced materials across all H&M brands by 2030. The first part of the partnership sees Williams transform into a virtual avatar for Nintendo's Animal Crossing game. On April 13, users will get to meet her at Looop Island, named after H&M's in-store recycling station, where they will learn more about recycling and all things circular fashion.

A Comprehensive Book About '90s Fashion

Courtesy of Rizzoli

Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the 90s is a deep-dive into the world of fashion during the '90s, covering everything from the decade's rise of the supermodels to grunge, Clueless' Alaïa, and Margiela's couture. Minimalism. deconstruction and the rejuvenation of established couture houses are some of the topics explored in the book, which was created alongside The Museum at FIT, and focuses on the designers who challenged who played an important role in laying the foundation for fashion of the twenty-first century.

Available now at Amazon

Acne Studios Musubi Bags With Ben Quinn

Courtesy of Acne Studios

At Acne Studio's Spring 2021 runway, several looks featured large star motifs by Los Angeles-based artist Ben Quinn. The prints have also made their way to the brand's signature Musubi bags, which were first hand-painted by Quinn and then reproduced in limited quantities. There are three different styles in the collection — a tonal star with a rainbow-colored center, a mixture of tonal and rainbow-colored star and a fully rainbow-colored star — on the white leather body of the bag (there are also a few smaller stars on the strap). The art piece which inspired the print is currently on display at Acne Studios' West Hollywood boutique.

Available in select Acne Studios stores worldwide.

Kim Jones' First Fendi Designs to Hit Stores

Photo by Brett Lloyd/ Courtesy of Fendi

Kim Jones is releasing a capsule collection that translates his debut couture outing for Fendi into a tight edit of sleek, black and white ready-to-wear. (His first Fendi designs to land at retail.) The range of draped gowns and soft tailoring captures the romantic sensibility of his couture show and has already been worn by the likes of Julia Garner and Winnie Harlow. It will also feature new versions of the brand's Baguette and Peekaboo handbag styles.

Available from April 15 for two weeks at nine Fendi stores worldwide.

The Webster x Marine Serre

Luxury retailer The Webster teamed up with Marine Serre to create an exclusive capsule of six regenerated items — including second-skin tops, leggings and denim skirts — printed with the Serre's famous crescent moon monogram and rendered in The Webster's signature pink palette. It marks the first time a retailer will have its own unique All Over Moon styles from the Paris-based designer. The campaign features stylish Bling Empire star Jaime Xie showing off the limited-edition collection.

Available now at TheWebster.us

Browns Brook Street

Courtesy of Browns

Originally slated to open last summer, Browns finally has a new opening date for its much anticipated new flagship store on Brook Street, just a short walk from its former flagship on South Molton Street in London's Mayfair district. Opening to the public on April 12, the new flagship is being heralded as a celebration of the future of luxury physical retail. The Farfetch-powered Grade II* space is spread out through four floors and includes an outdoor courtyard and restaurant, plus hi-tech shopping services like connected mirrors and an "Immersive Room."

"Luxury retail and the customer has fundamentally changed and so we needed a space that allowed us to play into these needs and bring together the physical and digital worlds as well as offer a layer of experience that goes beyond the product, which is crucial in the current landscape," Chair of Browns and Farfetch Chief Brand Officer Holli Rogers tells PAPER. "This new chapter brings together a culmination of all the stories we have been working on for the past five years, and which started with Browns East, our concept space in Shoreditch that looked at bringing to life our experiential retail vision. We know our customers will be looking for spaces to explore, hang out, meet friends and even get their nails done — Browns Brook Street offers all of that with that elevated service and more.""

Browns Brook Street opens on April 12 at 39 Brook St, London, UK

Balmain L'Atelier Podcast

Courtesy of Balmain

Balmain has launched a new 10-part podcast series called L'Atelier Balmain where each episode will concentrate on one key aspect of the brand's history. Creative director Olivier Rousteing is joined by leading fashion writers and historians to to investigate and discuss the defining moments that make the 75-year-old brand unique. Topics include founder Pierre Balmain's first show, muses and models, past designers and more.

L'Atelier Balmain is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, Youtube and at Balmain.com.

Judith Leiber x MLB

Courtesy of Judith Leiber

Luxury accessories brand Judith Leiber kicked off opening day of the 2021 baseball season by teaming up with the MLB to create a baseball clutch made out of over 9,000 hand-set crystals. The sphere, complete with silver crystals and red lacing details, can also be customized with team logos and client signatures upon request.

Price: $3,995; Available now at JudithLeiber.com.

Lead image via Shutterstock

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