10 Things You Might Have Missed This Week: Spring is Here

Burberry goes classic, Erdem x Barbour hits stores, and A.P.C collabs with Natacha Ramsay-Levi.

Maybe it’s the fact that New York City hit 74 degrees yesterday but it sure does feel like spring around here. And with spring comes lots of newness, namely collection drops left and right. Erdem’s collaboration with Barbour hit stores this week as did A.P.C.’s capsule with Natacha Ramsay-Levi. Of course with warmer weather comes the inevitable wedding season and just in time for that Molly Goddard launched her latest bridal line. For those looking to distract themselves with accessories, there’s plenty to check out in that department too. From Cartier’s limited edition jewelry pieces to Prada’s latest circular handbag, they’re also available as of today.

Check out all of that plus what else you might have missed this week.

Cartier Releases Their Libre Polymorph Collection

While it might have been the Trinity’s big 100th anniversary year, Cartier isn’t holding back on other spectacular jewelry launches. The latest? Their Libre Polymorph collection. Inspired by nature and motion, these flexible pieces draw from the sun’s trajectory to the sway of a flower’s pistil and are meant to transform. Naturally, with such creativity, they’re highly limited. Highlights include a brooch that recalls the panther’s four claws while another ring features a dazzling array of diamonds that move around with pressure. For a bracelet, the brand borrows from the Japanese art of kintsugi, threading delicate gold through two bracelets that use the likes of lapis lazuli, black opals, and other precious gems. Watch lovers looking for an extra unique piece will fall in love with a timepiece inspired by a carabiner. Paved with diamonds and bordered with emeralds and channel-set sapphire, the piece is fully functional and can be opened by pressing a cabochon. And speaking of transformation, there’s a coral, emerald, and onyx creation that can be worn as both as earrings or a tiara. Check out all of these plus other notable sunset-inspired designs, tiny brooch watches, and more in the gallery above.

Dolce & Gabbana Names Alton Mason as Global Ambassador

After appearing on the runways for a dizzying array of designers ranging from Tom Ford to LaQuan Smith to Rick Owens and more, GQ called Alton Mason the first male supermodel. They’re not wrong — Mason has had a run of memorable catwalk moments from being the first Black male model to walk for Chanel to doing backflips at Louis Vuitton. Most recently he’s extended his reach to acting, playing Little Richard in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. The one brand that’s taken advantage of his omnipresence? Dolce & Gabbana, who has named him as their new global ambassador. Given that he appeared at the brand’s fall 2024 show, it’s not a huge surprise. “Being Dolce & Gabbana’s new Global Ambassador is a dream come true. I’ve always admired the creativity and craftsmanship of Domenico and Stefano’s work, and am looking forward to collaborating with the entire team,” he said via press release.

Erdem x Barbour Finally Hits Stores

For his spring 2024 collection, Erdem Moralıoğlu was inspired by Deborah Cavendish, the late dowager Duchess of Devonshire. As the public face of Chatsworth House, Cavendish helped restore the stately home, making it the current attraction that it is today. One piece in particular directly referenced these influences — a jacket made in collaboration with Barbour. Moralıoğlu reimagined the traditional wax jacket by making it a trapeze silhouette while adding in patterned panels and a quilted liner that draws from archival textiles that once hung at the home. This week, it’s finally available for purchase. Dramatic and quintessentially British, the striking piece might not be the most outdoor friendly but it definitely makes for a memorable evening topper. 

Pam Anderson’s RE/DONE Collab Bring Back Her Most Memorable Looks

The Pam Anderson renaissance continues. After appearing in Proenza Schouler’s spring 2024 ads, the star launched a collaboration with the sustainable denim brand RE/DONE. Inspired by Anderson’s most memorable looks from the nineties, the 25 piece capsule collection includes everything from jeans to sweaters to t-shirts. Fans will be quick to note the line features a top emblazoned with the word Girl, a nod to her 1996 photo featuring the iconic baby tee. Made from recycled fabrics as well as regenerative cotton, apple-skin leather, and other upcycled fabrics, the styles are true to Anderson’s long standing devotion to veganism as well as other environmental and animal related causes. To illustrate the partnership, she worked with an all female team which included Lolita Jacobs, Java Jacobs, Lea Colombo, Katie Burnett, and Cyndle Komarovski on a series of colorful and playful images. Shop the collection here.

Get Married in Molly Goddard Bridal

If you’ve ever looked at a Molly Goddard runway show and wistfully thought to yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to get married in that dress, well you’re just in luck. The brand’s latest bridal collection just dropped, adding four new styles to the mix. Aptly named March, April, May, and June, the fluffy concoctions are the best of Goddard. March is made from soft tulle and features a scoop neckline and frilled design while April uses a stiffer tulle combined with a smocked bodice and asymmetrical skirt. For those who like a classic Goddard more is more silhouette, the May style has all the drama you’d expect. June sees a more subdued take complete with gathered skirt and drawstring ties. To complement the bridal collection, naturally there are veils named after celestial bodies: Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, and Moon in classic white, red, or blue. 

Natacha Ramsay-Levi Revisists A.P.C.’s Classics

With all eyes on Chemena Kamali’s big debut at Chloé last week, another former Chloé artistic director is also making fashion news. Natacha Ramsay-Levi, who helmed the luxury house until 2020, worked with A.P.C. on what they call “interactions” and it hits stores this week. In this case it means she’s revisiting the brand’s classics like denim, poplin, and cotton gabardine and making it her own. Take for example the trench, which in Ramsay-Levi’s hands becomes sexy and cropped or longer and zipped. Jeans get a tweak as well, with the Clinteau and its high-waist and flared leg as well as the Madame Santeuil, a seventies-inspired wide leg style. Shirtdresses, another perennial A.P.C. staple gets the oversized treatment with volume, an angled sleeve, and cuff. While the collection skews heavily femme, there are a few masculine options like a Western-inspired denim shirt. “I love these “basics” which, through their proportions, their versatility, their ability to be adopted, personalized, inhabited by a body, a movement, a scent, allow the wearer to express himself or herself. I like to think of them as emotional garments,” she says via the press release.

Burberry Introduces Burberry Classics

Speaking of basics and returning to what they’re known best for, Burberry is launching Burberry Classics. Like the name implies, it’s a curated collection of staples like shirting, jackets, swimwear, and bottoms, all featuring the brand’s classic check pattern. Cut on the bias and in sand and lichen colorways, it’s equal parts acknowledging the past and creating fresh, youthful pieces. The Equestrian Knight, the brand’s new symbol, is embroidered or appliquéd on jackets, polos, hoodies, and jogging pants. As a part of the ReBurberry program, the pieces use either 70% organic or 50% recycled materials and also feature plastic-free customer packaging. With a campaign starring Gen-Z models Iris Law and Quinn Kirwan, it’s bringing a British classic to a whole new generation.

Prada’s Latest Bag to Know is the Re-Edition 1978

Re-Nylon, Prada’s circular and sustainable collection fronted by Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch, has become a popular way to combine vintage silhouettes with modern sensibilities. Consisting of regenerative nylon, a new spin on the brand’s signature fabric, the pieces are luxurious while still kind on the environment. For the last few seasons, the Re-Edition 2005 has been the purse of choice, with its Y2K shape and playful colorways. But for spring 2024, the design to know is the Re-Edition 1978. Like the 2005, it takes a familiar silhouette and imbues it with new fabrics for a decidedly 2024 sensibility. The barrel-shaped top handle handbag combines recycled materials with Saffiano leather trimming and gold hardware. The best part? A purchase will result in a portion of proceeds being donated to Sea Beyond, an educational program that’s devoted to raising awareness of ocean preservation.

Y/Project’s Fall W24 Celebrates 10 years of Glenn Martens

You might have noticed one name missing from the presentations list this past Paris Fashion Week, namely Y/Project. Instead of a runway show, Glenn Martens opted to create a lookbook to celebrate 10 years at the brand. Titled Erratum, the 53 images highlight the cast of characters surrounding the world Martens has created. From the design team to the head of communications to more famous faces, the cast is eclectic while still exuding the avant-garde cool Y/Project is known for. Notable names include Charli XCX, Interview’s editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, rapper Tyga, models Natasha Poly and Irinia Shayk, and creator Mia Khalifa. Our favorite of the bunch? Look 7, Matthias Martens aka Glenn’s father. 

Fendi’s Works of Art With Kengo Kuma

During the Fendi men’s spring 2024 show the brand worked with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma on a series of accessories inspired by his work. Known for his distinct style of naturalist architecture where he uses materials that create a sense of lightness and warmth, Kuma focuses on craftsmanship and heritage. With that in mind he reinterpreted three signature pieces: the Peekaboo bag, the Baguette soft trunk, and the flow sneakers. Drawing from the art of handmade paper making, Kuma looked to waranashi, a style of washi paper made from cotton and tree bark. Usually it’s used for origami, lantern-making, and even kimono details, making it the ideal material to create new versions of these classics. Another technique Kuma used for a second Peekaboo bag features pale birch bark and nods to Fendi’s Pequin stripe. And finally Kuma also integrates yatara ami weaving, a technique that uses bamboo strands to create lattice — you can see it in the waranshi Peekaboo as well as in the sneaker soles. Curious to see it in real life? All of these hit stores this week.

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