This November, don’t miss these new launches that sum up the best of fashion and beauty leading up to the holiday season.
Dior has teamed up with Harrods this holiday season and launched The Fabulous World of Dior, a spectacular presentation illuminating the hallowed halls of the legendary department store. Shoppers will discover two unprecedented pop-up stores that draw their decor from the most beautiful Christmas fairytales and feature a multitude of original creations specially designed for the event. To complete the ultra-chic festive experience and in homage to British culture, the Maison also launched Café Dior at Harrods.
Celebrating 30 years of the brand’s iconic perfume Angel, Mugler’s immersive “Body Space” is the newest pop-up experience at The Selfridges Corner Shop, merging fashion and fragrance. Structured by a series of sculptures — each one an artistic interpretation of the body’s natural contours — the Body Space will offer guests a curated edit of Mugler’s best creations: the full range of Mugler fragrances all in a limited-edition chrome color, as well as a selection of fashion pieces from the latest collection.
As part of the celebrations, the Space will also play host to the Synaesthesia Chamber, an installation allowing consumers to delve deeper into the world of Angel via a poetic and sensory scent, light and soundscape experience.
Already popular in Asia but mainly in the market for small figurines, the concept of buying a mystery box containing an unknown piece of fashion item is now made popular by the UK-based business HEAT. Founded in 2019 by Mario Maher and Joe Wilkinson, HEAT quickly gained momentum and bagged investments from big names including LVMH Luxury Ventures, The Hermès Family and venture capital firm Antler in 2o2o, offering fans a shopping experience like no other.
Expanding into the superbrands category, HEAT will drop its first luxury box on heat.io at 8pm GMT on November 15 — expect to receive the likes of Balenciaga’s ‘It’ Hourglass bag or a timeless Saint Laurent bomber, at a price of £990/$1140/€114.
The luxury eyewear label LINDA FARROW has teamed up with Nima Benati, the Italian photographer known for creating ethereal, dreamlike images, for the new SS23 drop launching this month. The new style comes encrusted with emerald cut Swarovski crystals for maximum attitude and impact, and will be available in 4 delicious jewel tones.
Known for their signature Maureen mules that merge well-fitted comfort with elevated style, the London-based luxury shoe designer Malone Souliers has debuted a limited-edition capsule of holiday bags this November. Marking Malone Soulier’s first venture into the most indispensable of accessories, the collection features 4 key styles that embrace the brand’s love of traditional craft as well as innovative design.
“Shoes and bags are inseparable in our collective fashion imagination.” Speaking of the inaugural launch, founder and Creative Director Mary Alice Malone says: “The name Malone Souliers has become synonymous with elevated footwear, and so handbags were always going to be close behind. This collection was an opportunity to apply our meticulous manufacturing techniques and keenly refined aesthetic to a new area; to push ourselves into uncharted territory, and to approach the task with excitement and optimism.”
Established in 1967 by Elio Fiorucci, the iconic Italian fashion brand Fiorucci re-launched in 2017 and caused a fashion-world frenzy as it turned the universe back into sparkling technicolor. The new PS23 collection launched online and in-store this month features popping graphics and prints in mesmerizing pastel shades, as well as the label’s signature Angels across organic cotton jerseys, baby tees and chunkier outerwear. The drop also sees an array of notably sexier silhouettes — think mesh minis, slinky co-ords, and form-fitting dresses — and paints a fun and carefree picture of the upcoming season.
London-based designer Jekeun will drop a capsule collection of one-off, up-cycled pieces via the brand’s dedicated Depop store (@Jekeun) on November 18, with an aim to raise awareness of men’s mental healths issues.
“The initial idea for this project came from noticing men wearing sports gear underneath a suit. I saw many men extremely tired and putting on a guise to be serious in their field at work. But after work, they transform into a 10 year old boy and run to pitches, to sit in front of the Xbox at their mate’s flat or the pub with excitement.” Having had his own personal struggles around identity and expression, designer Jekeun Cho says: “As our brand identity started from personal vulnerability and leads to everyone, we wanted to share our story and discuss people’s difficulties through fashion. Speaking out and sharing is the best way to ride out a storm and fashion is one of the best tools we can use to communicate this.”
Lacoste and Goop have joined forces this November to bring you a Neo-heritage sportswear collection curated by Gwenyth Patrol, drawing inspiration from the vintage Lacoste polo dress worn by the actress-turned-wellness-guru in the iconic 2001 Wes Anderson film, The Royal Tenenbaums. Retro silhouettes were taken from the French label’s archives and elevated with Patrol’s take on modern sportswear essentials, featuring a series of stylish yet wearable pieces including twisted skirts, knitted culottes, polo sets, jumpsuits, and 80’s-inspired footwear.
In time for the festive party season, Victoria Beckham Beauty has launched the newest shade in the popular Lid Lustre collection of eyeshadows. Guaranteeing smoky eyes in a single swipe, the newly dropped Velvet shade glides easily onto the skin leaving behind a warm and mysterious streak of golden green for that ultimate holiday glamor.
Victoria Beckham shares in notes: “Our newest Lid Lustre in Velvet is a nod to my obsession with vintage — the well-worn jewels and precious artefacts. Like its inspiration, the patinated golden olive glimmer just gets better with wear.”
New brand alert — Paris-based La Galpa has arrived this month with a vision shared by cofounders Angelina Trapani and Lucie Guigal. On a mission to reinvest and reinvent the emotional bond between a woman and her wardrobe by conjoining stylistic timelessness and ecological sustainability, the brand has chosen knitwear — for its fluid movement and versatility — as the key fabric for its inaugural collection. The seasonal drop, featuring an array of elevated classics with added oomph and feminine appeal, is designed to sublimate women’s bodies and to last through the changing times of their lives. La Galpa also aim to fit every woman with sizes starting from XS/S (34/36) to XXL/XXXL (44/46).
New York-based womenswear label KHAITE have teamed up again with Danish jewelry house ELHANATI to expand the brands’ collab collection of wearable accessories and fine jewelry. Combining sleek Art Deco geometry with richly textured surfaces, the refreshed 11-piece, limited-edition offering introduces dynamic new forms that are both delicately refined and confidently bold.
“With our first collection as a powerful starting point, Cate [founder and Creative Director of KHAITE] and I focused on creating something timeless and enduring, merging our two worlds into one as a shared tribute to strong women.” comments Orit Elhanati, founder of ELHANATI.
Founded by Berline-based world traveler Linda Hausser, JANTHEE was born in 2016 and quickly gained momentum and an international fanbase with its flirty yet versatile swimwear pieces. Inspired by the vibrant and generous Thai culture, the SS23 Island of จันที collection pays homage to Hausser’s home country — with a dual German/Thai heritage, Hausser was born and raised in Thailand until the age of 11. Returning to her roots, the founder included the Thai name of JANTHEE, จันที, in the campaign that brings together a vivid color palette and tropical motifs.
Founded by Ning Yuan as an homage to the 5,000-year-old art of Chinese silk craft, Ning Dynasty make non-gendered shirts using 100% Mulberry silk. Made with only the highest quality materials, Ning Dynasty’s silk is supplied by the Beijing-based Huangjin — the world’s only silk producer bearing the Forbidden Palace seal.
Focusing on a single-product category, the label’s newly dropped Core Collection showcases 10 sleeved shirts in elevated design that come in a mix of monochrome and jewel-tone shades. The campaign, featuring visibility activist and model Kai Isiah Jamal, highlights the link between the heritage of Chinese craftsmanship and a new generation of open-minded individuals no longer boxed in by boundaries or traditions.
New York-based apparel label Rowing Blazers has partnered up with British artist and designer Luke Edward Hall to deliver their second collab collection inspired by the classical world. The theme brings together Hall’s love of ancient motifs and Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson’s background as a classical archaeologist. The newly dropped capsule, which forms part of Rowing Blazer’ FW22 collection and features bold motifs and prints by Hall, also serves a special purpose: a portion of all the proceeds will support the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and World Language Advocacy efforts of the American Classical League’s Committee for Latin and Greek.
For the new collection of his eponymous label, KULAKOVSKY founder and designer Artur Kulakovsky brings back the treasured memories of his early childhood. Returning to his roots that significantly influenced his path as a designer, Kulakovsky reimagines clothes he used to have in childhood into pieces made of shearling and vintage leather. Featuring classic aviator jackets and oversized bombers perfect for snuggling in, the new collection introduces oversized silhouettes balancing femininity and masculinity, whilst highlighting the juxtaposition between comfort and provocativeness. A range of bold, unisex pieces that can resist the extreme cold outdoor temperature are seen together with some truly wintery accessories such as shearling bucket hats and mittens.
Key pieces from the collection include the double-sided shearling midi wrap coat [seen below in picture] made of English thick sheepskin.
As the busy holiday travel season returns this November, 100mL, a new revolutionary beauty and wellness start-up, enters the market to facilitate your upcoming journeys. Set to disrupt the travel sector by providing a solution that reduces product wastage whilst increasing consumer choice and convenience, the newly launched 100mL is a first-of-its-kind retail concept offering a range of curated products in 100ml sizes across beauty and wellness.