The list: the most important fashion news of February

“The list” is PAPERThe definitive roundup of the most important fashion launches of the month. From store openings to new podcasts, collaborations, initiatives, campaigns, pop-ups, capsules and product releases, we’ve curated the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll below to see what’s in store for you in February.

Thom Browne Launches Tartan Project During NYFW

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Thom Browne’s next show won’t be until April, but he won’t be entirely absent from NYFW this week. This morning the designer launched a series of photos of men, women and children wearing his gray and navy tartan, based on the exclusive design he has registered with the Tartan Registry of Scotland. Since the launch of the tartan pattern for fall 2006, he has since revisited it on different fabrics, materials and silhouettes. Browne’s heritage fabrics will be explored in more detail in her Fall 2022 collection.

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a design competition for Black Talent

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Tommy Hilfiger, in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row, is launching the New Legacy Challenge with the aim of promoting the next generation of black designers through a platform dedicated to amplifying their talent and vision. The winner of the New Legacy Challenge will receive a $20,000 scholarship and the opportunity to co-design a capsule collection alongside the Tommy Hilfiger design team.

Visit Tommy.com to learn more about the New Legacy Challenge.

Lous Vuitton launches Virgil Abloh’s “Daybreak” collection

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Louis Vuitton’s latest menswear capsule, called “Daybreak”, is a reinterpretation of activewear and workwear best summed up by this quote from Virgil Abloh from the pre-fall collection: “Don’t leave your day job define you”. Indeed, the late designer has revisited the classic pieces of daywear with a free and relaxed spirit. Tailored pants with baggy volumes, jackets instead of blazers, down jackets with the brand’s floral patterns and much more.

“My philosophy is very much influenced by the clothes people actually wear,” he said. “What I do is an analysis of a generation: what do people buy and why do they wear it? This question naturally creates an equal interest in tradition and in the evolution of tradition. But it It’s also about challenging myself and exploring different lands. That’s creative freedom.”

Available in Louis Vuitton boutiques in March

Cole Sprouse teams up with Versace for an eyewear capsule

Photograph by Steven Klein

Versace releases a new eyewear capsule collection with Cole Sprouse. Consisting of two sunglasses and an optical frame that range in price from $278 to $368: the Medusa Focus, the Medusa Mesmerize and the Medusa Dream. The campaign was photographed by Steven Klein.

Available now at SunglassHut and LensCrafters.

Net-a-Porter and the British Fashion Council launch a mentorship program

Net-a-Porter has just launched a new mentorship program with the British Fashion Council called the Vanguard Education Fund, designed to support final year students after graduation. Mentors include Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, designers Conner Ives and Christopher John Rogers; and Instagram’s Eva Chen. Four winners will be selected and awarded a scholarship of £12,500 each, and will be paired with two industry leaders, who will act as mentors during the academic year.

Opening of applications: January 31, 2022

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2022

Winner announcement: June 2022

Mulberry launches its softest bag yet

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The Mulberry Softie is a new collection of quilted padded bags in three styles and sizes made from Nappa leather and filled with thick feathers.

Available now on Mulberry.com

Brian Bolke unveils two major conservatory expansion

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Good news for Dallas shoppers: The Conservatory on Two, located in Highland Park Village and founded by retail innovator Brian Bolke, has just undergone a major expansion and will open on February 7. The space is now 9,000 square feet and features new designers and discoveries, as well as an installation created by acclaimed interior design star Alessandra Branca and a Spring 2022 Trunk Show by Adam Lippes. Additionally, Teak Tea Room is set to open in The Conservatory space on February 23 and will be open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Marla Aaron teams up with Bergdorf Goodman for a pop-up

Photo: Richard Cadan

To celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary, Marla Aaron is hosting an interactive pop-up event at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, starting February 1. Aaron’s creations are offered at the pop-up in new selections, alongside a jewelry-dispensing gumball machine. Aaron is expected to make appearances in space over the next few months.

Nigo’s first creations for Kenzo are already out

New creative director Nigo just presented his first catwalk collection for Kenzo last month during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, but his first designs for the brand are already coming out. After being installed in his new position in September, his first drop for the brand will launch in capsule form for Spring/Summer on February 5. (An additional three drops are planned.) Pieces include hoodies, nylon jackets and crew-neck sweatshirts printed with the boke, a Japanese flower that blooms in February.

Available from February 5 on Kenzo.com

Maison Kitsuné joins forces with Olympia Le Tan

Maison Kitsuné is teaming up with a longtime friend of the brand, Olympia Le Tan, for a men’s and women’s range. Inspired by cult classics, “A Fox Day Afternoon” draws inspiration from Parisian history and the current New York lifestyle of Olympia Le Tan founder Gildas Loaëc. The collection includes hoodies, dresses and dress pants, ruffled blouses, pencil skirts and colorblock shirts in a colorful and vibrant selection.

Available from February 17 on HomeKitsune.com

Christian Louboutin goes glam-rock with the “Our Angels” line

Christian Louboutin’s “Our Angels” collection consists of genderless shoe styles offered in the brand’s widest size range to date, ranging from size 36 to 46. There are lace-up platforms up to ankle and mid-calf and above-the-knee boot styles, as well as shoulder bags, all made of satin, leather and adorned with intricate floral rhinestones.

“What I like about angels is that they don’t have sex but they are still very sensual,” Louboutin said in a statement. “It concerns so many people that I love and admire, human but celestial, who make me dream. It seemed very natural to me to dedicate a collection to what I named Our Angels.”

Available now on ChristianLouboutin.com and Nordstrom.com

Miu Miu launches a sneaker with New Balance

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For Spring 2022, Miu Miu reinterprets the iconic New Balance 574 trainers from the 1980s. In selections of white, khaki and blue, the New Balance x Miu Miu trainers feature raw edges and a deconstructed vibe, complete with New Balance logos and Miu Miu stacked on the tongue.

Available now on MiuMiu.com

Golden Goose launches the “Miami Vibes” collection

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As part of their Spring 2022 Journey collection, Golden Goose is launching the “Miami Vibes” capsule. Taking inspiration from the city that gives it its name, the capsule infuses energetic Miami vibes into garments inspired by Miami landmarks, from Ocean Drive to the Art Deco architecture of South Beach. Golden Goose’s signature washed leopard print is updated in Miami tonal hues – neon pink and turquoise – with flamingos, palm trees and Florida hibiscus flowers adorning the tropical prints.

Available now on GoldenGoose.com.

threeASFOUR launches the bespoke Kundalini collection

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Inspired by nature and the seven chakras, threeASFOUR launched “Kundalini”, the bespoke collection in collaboration with Kornit Digital. The collection consists of apparel and accessories that debuted at NYFW for Fall 2021, with three customizable ASFOUR textile designs for customization. Kornit Digital’s partnership allows threeASFOUR to produce the garments on demand, with the exact same amount of fabric needed to create each item produced to minimize pollution and waste.

Available now on threeasfour.com

Photography by: Virginia Kluiters @vkluitersphoto

Photo assistants: Derick Marquez @out_of_fifty and Scott Fetterman @scottfetterman

Styling: Altorrin @altorrin

Hair: Kazuhide Katahira @kazukatahira

Makeup & Nails: Stephanie Hernandez @clawedbylacreme

Models: Nym @nym.blue

Printed by: @kornitdigital