Whether it’s the must-visit pop-ups taking place across the capital or the stellar collaborations everyone is talking about, this year has already played host to some major fashion moments – and it’s only February. Now there’s a new crop of new launches you need to know about, from Jimmy Choo teaming up with Mugler to create the season’s most coveted boots to artist Luke Edward Hall launching a collection. Here we’ve rounded up the most exciting new fashion launches that should be on your radar this month and beyond.
New Fashion Launches
You’ve likely spotted D’Accori’s sky-high heels all over Instagram without even realising it. The London-based brand has become known for making the hottest party heels of the moment since launching late last year, and already counts Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Ariana Grande among its legion of fashionable fans. Founded by designer Mo D’Accori, the label is best known for its vertiginous metallic platform Belle sandals – Lady Gaga wore a gold pair at the London screening of House of Gucci last year, after wearing a pair of his first ever prototype heels when the designer was still a student back in 2011. Hand crafted in Florence, the designs are set to launch on Net-a-Porter this spring.
Monica Vinader x Mother of Pearl
Amy Powney, creative director at London-based fashion brand Mother of Pearl, and Monica Vinader, founder of the eponymous jewellery brand, have teamed up to create a sustainable new jewellery collection that celebrates the imperfect beauty of nature. Each of the 12 pieces has been created in a 100% recycled gold vermeil finish and are adorned with either freshwater pearls or hand-cut galaxy diamonds – stones that would otherwise be discarded for their imperfections. Drawing on the natural world for inspiration, the jewels call to mind the tangled roots beneath a tree or iridescent oyster shells tumbled in the waves. The tactile pieces also draw on the centuries-old Japanese art of Kintsugi, whereby broken ceramics are glued back together and their cracks highlighted with gold paint – the ultimate celebration of flaws.
We all know about the Parisian way of dressing, but are somewhat less familiar with the Milanese way. And yet the women of the Italian fashion capital have just as much style as their French counterparts. Newly launched label Câllas Milano has taken that idea and run with it, drawing on the refined Italian tailoring for their menswear-inspired pieces designed specifically for women – think sharper cuts, leaner lines and looser attitudes. Their latest collection features washed velvet suits, crisp jumpsuits and silk-and-wool-blend teddy bear coats. Founded by fashion entrepreneurs Marco Panzeri and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann, the label was launched to offer a “less is more” approach to modern dressing with sustainability at its core, working only with traceable, mostly natural materials and using solar energy for 100% of their production.
British artist Luke Edward Hall is known for his colour-filled, maximalist aesthetic, which he has splashed across everything from ceramics and cushions to gothic mansions and hotel rooms. Now the multi-talented designer has launched his own fashion and lifestyle brand, Chateau Orlando. The brand’s first collection, titled ‘Postcards from the Castle’, is made up of playful knitwear pieces that weave together Hall’s eclectic mix of influences: vintage clothing, 1980s pop music, ancient art and old houses and gardens. Alongside brightly-coloured patterned jumpers, cardigans and polo shirts, there are also chic trays and posters to add a touch of Hall’s trademark irreverence to your home.
Jimmy Choo x Mugler
When two of fashion’s biggest names come together, the industry sits up and takes note. That’s precisely what’s happened with this latest collaboration between luxury shoe powerhouse Jimmy Choo and Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader, which despite only launching last week has already been seen on the Instagram accounts of the fashion world’s most influential tastemakers. The duo have teamed up on a capsule collection of heels and boots that combine Jimmy Choo’s artfully sculptural designs with Mugler’s heritage details. There are neon pumps, stiletto-heeled boots and lace-up sandals, but the star of the show are the striped mesh sock boots, which you’re bound to be seeing on the red carpet and all over social media for months to come.
Browns Gra-T-tude Capsule Collection
Browns is always at the forefront when it comes to working with new gen designers on creative collaborations, and their latest partnership follows that ethos to a T (quite literally). They have teamed up with five of the most exciting names working in fashion today – Bethany Williams J.W. Anderson, Martine Rose, Phipps and Robyn Lynch – on a collection of five conscious T-shirts. For the collection, entitled ‘Gra-T-tude’, each designer has sustainably designed a t-shirt through which they reveal what they’re most grateful for. For Williams, that includes a message that pays homage and gives thanks to her community; Anderson’s design, meanwhile, reflects his personal mantra, ‘Keep Looking Up’. Each of the T-shirts has been created using a different sustainable method, from upcycling deadstock to working with natural enzymes and non-toxic dyes.