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The Launch: March’s Hottest Fashion Drops

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March marks the beginning of spring, so new spring fashion is just around the corner (even if it’s not quite time to put away your winter coat yet). We’re rounding up the hottest drops of the month, and this week brings a serendipitous collaboration between Dr Martens and Rick Owens.

Come back for more as we continue to update our gallery with the latest fashion news and launches that you do not want to miss.

UGG Releases Collaboration with Molly Goddard

Who: UGG

What: Collaboration with Molly Goddard

Where: Available at UGG.com, select global UGG® stores, and retail partners including Dover Street Market, Nordstrom, SSENSE and Blake

Why: The wait is finally over! As soon as fashion industry favorite Molly Goddard debuted her collaboration with UGG on the runway of London Fashion Week last September, we’ve been drooling over the shoes she created with the Southern Californian shoe brand. Molly is known for her elegant yet playful designs, and her eye for color is unmatched. This collaboration highlights the whimsy of her vision with the platform slide in exuberant colors, a mini boot with floral pattern, and a furry slide that mimics some of Molly’s designs. Grab a pair, and fast– they definitely won’t stay on the shelves for long!

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A.P.C. Debuts Interaction #9 With Sacai

Who: A.P.C.

What: Collaboration with Sacai

Where: In A.P.C. stores and on apc-us.com

Why: A.P.C. has initiated their 9th collaboration, or Interaction, with the Japanese brand Sacai. Designer Chitose Abe infused her signature hybridity and deconstruction of wardrobe basics with the French label known for easy, wearable pieces. Jean Touitou said of the collaboration that they “push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’.” Denim jackets have nylon bomber jacket vents seamlessly integrated on its sides and hoodies and t-shirts are printed with the hybrid logo, SA.P.C.AI. The end result are pieces that speak to both brand’s core style and chicness.

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OPPO Launches Find X3 Pro

Who: OPPO

What: New Find X3 Pro Smartphone

Where: Online at oppo.com

Why: OPPO has launched one of the most movie-ready smartphones on the market. The 4 different cameras capture 1 billion colors (yes, you read that right), making every picture and video a cinematic experience. The phone features state of the art glass wear, beautiful display, and even ringtones composed by the legendary Hans Zimmer. It’s time to reconsider the iPhone and switch to this sleek, chic option!

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Dr. Marten’s Teams Up With Rick Owens

Who: Dr. Martens

What: Collaboration with Rick Owens

Where: Online at Drmartens.com or Rickowens.com

Why: It’s almost impossible to believe that Dr. Marten’s and Rick Owens have never collaborated until now, since both brands represent the irreverent grunge movement born from the early ’90s. Owens says of that time that “Dr. Martens became a symbol of a raw and sweaty vitality.” Now, almost 40 years later, Owens is dropping two releases with the shoe brand, the first of which is a redux of Dr Marten’s 1460 Bex platform boot. Owens has outfitted the boots with intricate lacing, which immediately brings to mind the visceral and complex designs that he has become notorious for. The first drop from the match made in heaven releases on Saturday, March 20.

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Birkenstock Collaborates with Central Saint Martins Graduates

Who: Birkenstock

What: Collaboration with Central Saint Martins

Where: In select Birkenstock stores worldwide and on 1776.com

Why: Birkenstock reached out to London fashion school Central Saint Martins in 2018, inviting Fashion Theory students to discover Birkenstock’s extensive archive, and the project went so well Birkenstock has partnered with them again. In 2020, they asked MA Fashion students to reimagine classic Birkenstock styles, including the Arizona and the Milano. The students were given carte blanche and were mentored by a dozen of the industry’s premier talents in design, publishing, and business. A final four was selected to have their shoes produced; the four winners are Alex Wolfe, Dingyun Zhang (whose design is pictured here), Saskia Lenaerts, and Alecsander Rothschild. This organic collaboration between two renowned names in fashion has allowed young talent to flourish and create exciting new designs, available for purchase now.

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Hermanos Koumori Launch Pre-Spring Summer Collection

Who: Hermanos Koumori

What: Pre-Spring Summer 2021 collection

Where: Online at https://hermanoskoumori.com/

Why: Mexican streetwear brand Heramons Koumori is always interested in storytelling through their clothing, and their latest collection is no exception. Inspired by a text written by Mexican novelist and short story writer, Antoni Ortuño, about a fictitious airline Aerolíneas Populares, or AeroPop. “AeroPop” inspired a line of pilot uniforms, vintage airline logos on t-shirts and hats, all produced in Mexico with fabrics sourced internationally.

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Alexander McQueen Releases Skull Mask Eyewear

Who: Alexander McQueen

What: Skull Mask sunglasses

Where: Available on Alexandermcqueen.com

Why: We’re all used to covering our faces at this point, and these McQueen sunglasses allow for even more facial coverage. The XL frames are industrial chic and will keep you covered from the sun all summer long. The metal frames have a miniature skull on the temple, a signature motif of McQueen that brings the gothic edge to these sleek sunnies.

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Adidas and Peleton Announce Partnership

Who: adidas and Peleton

What: Ongoing partnership and activewear collaboration

Where: Available starting March 25 on adidas.com, in select adidas retailers, apparel.onepeloton.com and in select Peloton showrooms

Why: Peleton is continuing to broaden their sense of community by collaborating with premier activewear and lifestyle brand, adidas. The partnership will kick off with a clothing line made in collaboration with Peloton instructors Robin Arzón, Ally Love and Cody Rigsby. These instructors had the opportunity to create pieces tailored to Peleton’s at home workouts, both on and off the bike, as well as relaxed loungewear for rest days. The collection is vibrant, wearable, and size inclusive, running from XS-2X. Prices range from $30-85 and the line will be available on March 25.

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Hinge Collaborates for Virtual Date Night Kit

Who: Hinge

What: Virtual Date Night Kit collaboration with Uncommon Goods

Where: Online at uncommongoods.com

Why: If you’re struggling to come up with a cute way to virtually meet your online crush, this is the solution for you. Hinge has partnered with Uncommon Goods to enhance your first date with your Hinge match, albeit a virtual one. Purchase a Date Night Kit for $30, and Uncommon Goods will give you a code to send to your date for them to purchase one at no cost. The kit includes one of three mixing kits for cocktails and a selection of prompts from Hinge to break the ice.

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Merlette Debuts Handbags

Who: Merlette

What: Line of handbags

Where: Online at https://merlettenyc.com/

Why: New York based brand Merlette, known for their easy day dresses, ventures into the world of accessories with their first line of handbags. The 3 styles are made with sustainable, traceable fabrics and complement the relaxed comfort of the brand’s ready to wear offerings. The Asha Tote pictured utilizes Indian hand-stitching practices and requires over 90 hours of handwork. Prices range from $460-560.

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Isabel Marant Debuts Spring Eyewear

Who: Isabel Marant

What: Spring Summer 2021 Eyewear

Where: Online at Isabelmarant.com

Why: Isabel Marant is synonymous with effortless Parisian chic, and the brand’s Spring-Summer 2021 eyewear offering delivers on that premise. The launch includes geometric and oversized shapes, which mix seamlessly with the ease of the Isabel Marant wardrobe. The Spring campaign was shot by Juergen Teller and features Isabel regular Rebecca Leigh Longendyke.

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Jacquie Aiche Participates in Make March Matter

Who: Jacquie Aiche

What: Make March Matter fundraising

Where: Online at jacquieaiche.com

Why: LA-based jewelry brand Jacquie Aiche is using the month of March to fundraise for the annual campaign Make March Matter. This campaign is focused on raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and both businesses and the community of LA rally around this fundraiser every year. Jacquie Aiche will be donating 20% of all proceeds from this line to Make March Matter, which includes best-selling items worn by Rihanna and Gigi Hadid, for the entire month of March.

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Reformation Releases Jean’s Genes

Who: Reformation

What: Sustainable jeans collection

Where: Online at thereformation.com

Why: Reformation is seeking to increase the transparency in their clothing production from start to finish, and the latest offering of denim includes FibreTrace technology which engrains scannable, luminescent pigments into the fabric. When scanned, customers are able to view where the textiles came from that compose the jeans they’re wearing. Find out where the cotton was responsibly farmed and culled, to where the jeans were produced, and finally how they ended up on your legs. The range includes 6 styles, including some Reformation favorites, and range from $78-148.

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Forevermark Launches Avaanti Collection

Who: Forevermark

What: Avaanti Collection

Where: Online at Forevermark.com

Why: The De Beers Group brand Forevermark has released their newest collection, Avaanti. Avaanti translates to “forward” from Italian, and the new collection symbolizes a kinetic energy brought to life by brilliant 18K gold and conflict-free diamonds. The collection includes bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and rings, all characterized by a swooping circular pendant, signaling perpetuity in motion.

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Loewe Launches Surplus Accessories

Who: Loewe

What: Surplus Woven tote and Crab Charms

Where: Online at LOEWE.com

Why: It’s no secret that Loewe handbags are some of the most luxurious and well-crafted leather goods in the business. Jonathan Anderson’s craftsman touch can be seen in the Surplus Woven tote bags, made from scraps of grained and smooth leather from previous seasons, tightening the production circle and maximizing the use of raw materials. The result is a timelessly gorgeous piece of art that’s practical and durable.

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Dolce & Gabbana Announce Collaboration with DJ Khaled

Who: Dolce & Gabbana

What: Collaboration with DJ Khaled

Where: Online and in select D&G boutiques worldwide on March 15

Why: The duo behind Dolce and Gabbana are no strangers to the music scene, having collaborated with some of the biggest names in music. The latest talent on their roster? DJ Khaled, world famous producer and DJ. He brings his signature flair and casual style to the collaboration, which is bright, flowy, and size inclusive. The capsule drops on March 15th, online and in select boutiques.

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Kassl Editions Presents Dog Bags

Who: Kassl Editions

What: Dog Tote Bags

Where: Online at kassleditions.com

Why: From the brand making the perfect oversized tote comes an even bigger tote than before—this time, for your pet. Kassl Editions was founded in 2018 to make the perfect fisherman’s trench coat, and their style has become synonymous with quality and European ease. The newest rendition of their hit Oil Tote bag comes in two sizes to accommodate any pooch, in 4 stunning shades.

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Miu Miu Famous Cats

Who: Miu Miu

What: Famous Cats T-shirt Collection

Where: In select Miu Miu boutiques and on Miumiu.com

Why: Miu Miu released an exclusive line of five new t-shirts featuring some of film’s favorite felines. Didn’t think that The Godfather or Alien could be cute? Think again. Each tee features a printed still from the film, alongside a text blurb explaining just why these kitties are so iconic. Retailing for $655, sizes XS-L. Meow!

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Marc Jacobs Hosts Open Book Conversations

Who: Marc Jacobs

What: Open Book Conversations

Where: On Marc Jacobs Instagram Live @marcjacobs

Why: To honor Women’s History Month, Marc Jacobs has invited some of his closest friends in the fashion industry along with new faces and talents to talk about the industry as a whole through the lenses of race, innovation, and giving back. The talks will kick off on Tuesday, March 9, with a discussion with Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, two dear friends of Jacobs’. Their discussion will also be a live fundraiser for Every Mother Counts.

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Dior Launches Her Dior Book

Who: Dior

What: Her Dior book

Where: Available on Dior.com

Why: In celebration of creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure, Dior is releasing a special book in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The cover features the shirt Chiuri designed for her first collection, which became an instant hit and manifesto for her career at the French fashion house. Inside are works from 33 female photographers who have collaborated with Dior, honoring their work and uniquely female perspective.

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Bloomingdale’s Launches Stella McCartney Pop-up “Stellabration”

Who: Bloomingdale’s & Stella McCartney

What: “Stellabration”, The Carousel Pop-Up

Where: Online at bloomingdales.com, select stores (NY & CA)

Why: In its latest Carousel Pop-Up, Bloomingdale’s invites a taste of spring with “Stellabration”. Shoppers will browse a curated assortment of brands & products chosen by Stella herself – from her own SS21 collection and beauty must-haves to home goods and snacks. Better yet, all of “Stellabration” supports and uplifts Stella’s eco-conscious ethos & leadership in sustainability efforts. Just in time for Earth Month! Stocked among giant video walls displaying exclusive Stella McCartney animation & illustrations by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, in-person shoppers will be fully immersed in a Stella-approved world. Stop into the store or shop the site, now through May 17th.

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Brown University Announces Brown Fashion Week

Who: Brown University

What: Brown Fashion Week

Where: Online at www.fashionatbrown.com

Why: Brown University has announced an exciting two week long “Fashion Week.” The student organization Fashion@Brown has expanded greatly upon last season’s fashion week and is offering over a dozen exciting talks and panels over the course of the two weeks, with speakers such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Emma Chamberlain. The two week long program culminates in The Brown University 11th Annual Runway Show on Friday, March 26 at 7:00 pm ET, presented virtually for the first time. The show will include the collections of twenty-six student designers from both Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. The show must go on, and Brown has used the new virtual normal as a means to engage students in discussions and allow more eyes to come to these emerging student designers.

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Nordstrom Introduces Second Goodfair Drop

Who: Nordstrom

What: Collaboration with Goodfair

Where: Shop at Nordstrom.com

Why: Expanding upon their Sustainable Style offerings, Nordstrom is partnering with Goodfair to bring the thrill of thrifting to your online cart. Goodfair is a one-of-a-kind digital thrift store, lightening the burden of shopping vintage by curating the best of their finds and creating an in-house sizing system to ensure everything fits perfectly the first time. Monthly drops feature exclusive vintage finds ranging from $40-$80.

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Cuyana Releases Double Loop Bag

Who: Cuyana

What: Double Loop Bag and Mini Double Loop Bag

Where: Online at cuyana.com

Why: San Francisco based brand Cuyana has been devoted to high quality and sustainable leather goods since its inception ten years ago, and the latest offering is an expansion on their best-selling Oversized Double Loop Bag. The Crossbody allows hands-free, travel-friendly carrying of just the essentials. Don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for the Mini Double Loop, a smaller version, which is available for pre-order now before its launch in May.

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Neous Unveils New Handbag Shapes

Who: Neous

What: The Venus and Mercury Handbags

Where: on Neous.co.uk, Net-a-Porter, and Matchesfashion

Why: The increasingly popular British handbag brand Neous is releasing two handbags today inspired by British artist Barbara Hepworth. The Venus and the Mercury (pictured on this adorable llama) draw on the geometric and spatial works of Hepworth, bringing the infinity of the circle to life in both symmetrical, art-like handbags.

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Canada Goose Announces Partnership with NBA and Collaboration with RHUDE

Who: Canada Goose

What: Partnership with NBA and Product Collaboration with RHUDE

Where: In select Canada Goose retail stores and online

Why: Hypebeasts and hypebaes, unite. Canada Goose is initiating a partnership with the NBA, releasing a collaboration with a new designer each year. The first of lot is with Los Angeles-based brand RHUDE, dropping on March 7th. Four unisex outerwear pieces will be available right before Sunday night’s NBA game, including this bright traffic cone orange puffer vest. Be sure to grab one before they’re all gone.

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Gucci Announces Collaboration With Tommey Walker’s Label DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY

Who: Gucci

What: Collaboration with Tommey Walker and his label DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY

Where: 11 US cities picked as Changemakers cities by Gucci, and on Gucci.com

Why: Gucci is furthering its commitment to its social impact initiative, Gucci Changemakers, by collaborating with Detroit native Tommey Walker and his brand DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY on a series of eleven t-shirts highlighting Gucci’s eleven Changemaker cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C). Gucci tapped Walker and his brand because the ingenuity and sincerity of his brand caught their eye and matched perfectly with the brand’s reinvigorated commitment to community-based change.

This is the first fashion-based program that the Changemakers program is releasing, and a portion of the profits from the shirts will be donated to the 2020 and recently announced 2021 Gucci Changemakers North America Impact Fund winners. The winners are organizations striving towards social and racial equity, focusing on building connections and opportunities within communities of color.

The shirts retail for $390 USD, available in all eleven cities and Gucci.com. A special edition shirt which says “GUCCI VS. EVERYBODY” will be available exclusively at Troy Somerset Collection Gucci in Detroit.

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