As we recover from bitter cold weather and the ongoing pandemic, March is welcoming us with warmer days and loosened restrictions. And you know what that means: it's time to shop and get dressed up again — safely, of course. From Comme Des Garçons' new It-girl necklace to Birkenstock's collaboration with bright London students, there's no shortage of fresh new products this month. Read on below for more of the month's hottest designer drops.
Louis Vuitton is ringing in the summer with a breezy capsule collection perfect for poolside lounging and beach getaways. For women, the brand's signature monogram is rendered in gradient pastel hues decorates sporty jumpsuits and nylon jackets, while knit bodysuits and denim shorts feature the LV Damier print in fun, energetic colors. For men, Virgil Abloh interpreted summer with Hawaiian shirts, Japanese denim, watercolor hues, bucket hats, windbreakers and sailor bags.
The summer capsule is available now in Louis Vuitton stores and at LouisVuitton.com.
Valentino Garavani Crochet Sneakers
Courtesy of Valentino
First introduced in the SS21 men's fashion show and conceived by Pierpaolo Piccioli, these Valentino Garavani crochet sneakers feel very expressive: its body features their famous macramè, a material traditionally used for couture gowns that for the first time is now seen in accessories — the woven upper is draped in tubular fabric laces, and the sole is the VLogo signature. The dynamic design intensified by the graphic colorway is unlike any other sneaker of the season, and deserves to be worn for an adventurous outing. Available now in Valentino stores.
Tie Bar x Michel Men
Courtesy of The Tie Bar
Rising American menswear designer Whitney Michel is tying a knot with another premium menswear label, Tie Bar, to dial up springtime dressing with a 15-piece limited-edition collection of men's neckwear and accessories in patterns like paisley, stripes, and herringbone. Tie Bar x Michel Men is a refreshing way to think of dressing up for Zoom calls, home office, conferences and beyond, from neck to toe. Available now at TheTieBar.com.
Loro Piana's New Statement Bag
Courtesy of Loro Piana
Just in time for Spring fashion, Loro Piana is launching a brand new bag called Sesia. Distinctly shaped with soft and curvy lines, Sesia's modernist construction is suitable across occasions, from work to leisure. It is also spacious, designed in rich monotone colors and finished in luxe matching leather. Available as a handbag in different sizes, Sesia comes in different attitudes and ways to be carried. As the biggest initiative of Loro Piana in 2021 by far, Sesia is a fine example of atelier craftsmanship. Available in several sizes now at LoroPiana.com.
Converse x Comme des Garçons PLAY Jack Purcell
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COMME des GARÇONS and Converse have added another crown jewel to its ongoing partnership. This time, Converse's classic low-top sneaker, the Jack Purcell, is getting a makeover and will feature its signature smile on the sneaker's toe, as well as CDG's PLAY eyes on its gray body. This marks the first time the two brands team up on the Jack Purcell since 2011, and the result is both accessible and visually delightful. Available globally on April 1 at the Converse and Dover Street Market online stores.
Paco Rabanne x Linda Farrow Eyewear
Photo: Quentin Saunier/ Courtesy of Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne and Linda Farrow unite for an eyewear collection. The collection's debut features two silhouettes, Donyale and Moe. Donyale offers a curvaceous silhouette complimented by blue tonal colors. Moe is a unisex frame with its strong lines and edges juxtaposed by a soft powder pink color. The collection is brought to life in a Thelma & Louise-inspired campaign by Quentin Saunier. Available now at PacoRabanne.com.
Altuzarra's Re-Crafted Collection
Courtesy of Altuzarra
Altuzarra takes a sustainable route with its Re-Crafted Collection. The collection features newly designed and constructed pieces made from upcycled fabrics. The upcycled fabrics are from Altuzarra past season and archival collections. With rich reds, soft blues, and interesting multicolored fabrics, the knit collection offers a relaxed approach to luxury. Available now on Altuzarra.com.
MCM's First-Ever Fragrance
Courtesy of MCM
MCM takes a new approach to presenting their new fragrance. The campaign, titled Travel Beyond, uses the same virtual presentation technology as Fortnite™ to innovatively showcase the new universal fragrance. Utilizing raspberry, hand-picked jasmine, and clean woods, MCM offers a floral, woody experience. "Emotion is the epicenter of all journeys and destinations. For MCM, a brand with a strong travel heritage, we wanted to conceptualize our DNA of mobility through a fragrance that captures the essence of discovery - from sentiment to scent," said Dirk Schönberger, the house's creative director. Available for $65-$95 exclusively in MCM stores through March, with a global launch in April.
Don C x GMC HUMMER EV
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There's something in the air lately when it comes to the fashion and automobile crossover — the past few months alone have been BMW, Porsche and Ferrari team up with Kith, Balmain's Olivier Rousteing and Giorgio Armani, respectively. This time, it's Don C's turn to flex his car collaboration muscle. The Chicago-based streetwear designer, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Virgil Abloh, has unveiled his first collection with Hummer. Consisting of a black cap with design cues taken from Hummer's interior and exterior, the style is a nod to the very first item that launched his brand Just Don in 2011. The hat features "H" logos found throughout the supertruck as well as elements of HUMMER EV's signature front grille. Available Now at JustDon.com
Diesel is pulling from their archives for a special Diesel x Diesel capsule inspired by the brand's archives. The collection consists of 24 pieces from the '80s and '90s with 21st century treatments including college varsity jackets and raglan tees, vintage denim jackets with a southwestern flair, baggy, pleated jeans, denim workwear jumpsuits, American lumberjack shirts and more. Available globally in Diesel stores, online and specialty retailers starting on March 29th.
The hottest joint effort between Pharrell Williams and Adidas - PW Triple Black - has finally dropped its second iteration in yet another all-black color palette . Within, a set of Adidas' most iconic apparel and footwear styles now don new designs like the revamped PW HU NMD and PW 0-60 sneakers, as well as some hyper-streetwear outerwear and styling. The collection's utilitarian-wear also makes the spotlight in the dark; functional items like the waterproof down-filled Terrex MYSHELTER jacket, and the durable Terrex Freehiker C.RDY hiking boot are good for both light travel and rugged adventure. SHOP HERE
LOEWE's Surplus Project
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The woven basket bag has been a staple for Loewe since its inception in the Spring 2015 collection. But with the house's new "surplus project," we witness an icon reimagined for the sustainable world. The project illustrates that beauty doesn't have to originate from new materials solely, but can emerge from reworking surplus leather. The project utilizes Loewe's classic smooth, classic calfskin and their textured, soft grained calfskin to create the woven bags and a few leather charms. Featuring both warm, tonal colors and bold hues, a harmony of texture and life ensues. The project is another phase in the house's mission of becoming more sustainable. AVAILABLE NOW AT LOEWE.COM
Triple Threat: Canada Goose, RHUDE and the NBA
Photo courtesy of Canada Goose
Canada Goose, NBA and luxury streetwear label RHUDE have teamed up on a four-piece unisex outerwear capsule designed for comfort and year-round use. Available in monotones and camouflage, the range of functional puffer vests and sporty jackets are perfect for athletes and fans alike. The collaboration is also timed to the league's annual All-Star celebration. AVAILABLE NOW HERE
Sinclair Global’s Unisex Collection
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Contemporary streetwear brand Sinclair Global is taking on some New England fashion tropes in its gender-neutral collection entitled "Sinclair University." Thanks to an array of ivy league-inspired pieces, Sinclair's fictional world brings you right back to your college memories of attending lectures and campus life. Imitating a practical Northeastern realness, the collection embodies the aesthetic of NYC's positive vibes. AVAILABLE NOW HERE
Haffmans & Neumeister’s x Marcus Paul
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Aside from dressing a bevy of stars, NY-based stylist Marcus Paul has an unique eye on the future of eyewear. With the help of German eyewear brand Haffmans & Neumeister, Paul is now bringing his singular vision to an exclusive collection of sunglasses that boasts four styles and a variety of sophisticated colorways. But the capsule's selling point is its unprecedented, exclusive technique of fusing ultra-thin stainless steel with chunky acetate. Mounting a distinctive visual motif that also extends the glasses' durability, Haffmans & Neumeister + Marcus Paul is both timeless and personal. AVAILABLE AT NORDSTROM
German footwear brand Birkenstock teamed up with students from Central Saint Martins, the prestigious fashion school in London, to design a limited-edition collection that consist of four exclusive sandals and one archival Birkenstock style brought back by the brand for the first time. AVAILABLE NOW HERE
Kelly Rowland is dropping her new collection on JustFab, and it has everything you need: tops, shorts, outerwear, sweaters, bodysuits, pants, dresses, and a range of shoes. Her commitment stems from the inspiration of women everywhere, especially her muses: models Nykhor Paul, Diana Veras, and Pritika Swarup. AVAILABLE NOW HERE
If you're looking for the next It-accessory, perhaps Comme Des Garcons' take on pearls has the answer. In her second collab with Mikimoto, Rei Kawakubo designed seven necklaces adorned with fangs, studs, safety pins and mingled them with Mikimoto pearls to form a single eccentric look. In subverting the traditional image of pearls, this collab sends an ambitious message: "To adorn the necks of all women around the world." Available at Select Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market and MIKIMOTO Locations Globally
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