Heaven by Marc Jacobs x Cocteau Twins
In 1990, the rock band Cocteau Twins—a Scottish trio that pioneered the alt-rock subgenre, dream pop—released their most critically acclaimed album, Heaven or Las Vegas. Thirty-two years later, Heaven by Marc Jacobs (a Jacobs subbrand that mines much of its Y2K, e-girl fashion from ’90s styles) is paying homage to the legendary band with a new capsule. The five-piece collection for fall 2022 uses color to nod toward the album’s sleeve design, putting a blurred-out riot of red, black, orange, and white on cropped long-sleeve t-shirts and a lacy, sheer miniskirt. Alongside the launch, Heaven by Marc Jacobs has created an exhibition dedicated to the album featuring original artwork from Paul West, who designed the Heaven or Las Vegas album sleeve, and never-before-seen album memorabilia. The exhibition will be on display from November 11 to December 12 in the gallery space next to the Heaven store on Fairfax in Los Angeles—but if you’re just looking to get your hands on the selection of jewelry, hair accessories, or baby tees from the capsule, click here.
Lauren London x Puma
Lauren London is embarking on a second collaboration with Puma. Titled Lauren London’s L.A. Love story, the actress, model, and wife of late musician Nipsey Hussle’s 10-piece collection is inspired by her hometown of Los Angeles—“a manifestation of love to a style and city,” as she describes it to W. “It is a celebration of Los Angeles and effortless style that we’ve always embraced,” she adds. Each colorway of the streetwear-infused capsule represents the Los Angeles landscape—and special pieces are emblazoned with a motto from Nipsey Hussle that London embodies to this very day: “it’s not on you, it’s in you.” The ad campaign, shot by the legendary director Hype Williams, features London herself modeling the super-comfy looks: from coordinating sweats to slides and tracksuits. Shop the collection beginning November 11 on puma.com.
Gucci Good Game Capsule Collection
Balenciaga x Fortnite. H&M and Animal Crossing. Burberry featuring Honor of Kings. These three fashion brands were just a handful of the many houses that linked with popular video games or VR platforms on various projects in 2021. Last year made very clear that the lines between video games, gaming culture, and fashion are blurred. And now, Gucci is putting a spin on the video game collab, with its latest capsule, Good Game. A play on the label’s GG monogram and founder’s name, Guccio Gucci (“GG” also means “good game” in gamer speak), the collection furthers a push Gucci has been making since 2019 into the gaming world—the brand previously worked on projects with Pokémon Go, Roblox, The Sims, and more. This casual-focused capsule features coordinating sets, logo T-shirts, iridescent hoodies, and even a selection of handbags. (One multipocket leather backpack with removable elements was made with gamers specifically in mind.) Shop all the offerings here, or in select Gucci stores.
…and Dolce & Gabbana’s Own Take on gooDGame
Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana is getting in on the gamer craze with its own collaboration. The Italian fashion house has linked with the e-sports team Mkers for a web series produced by Frame by Frame. Across 8 episodes, four teams and their respective gaming houses—from Italy, Japan, Brazil and the United States—tell the stories of their dedication to their sport of choice, the rigorous training required to prepare for major international competitions and relationships between the pro players. Along with the series, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have completed the gooDGame collab with a limited-edition, gender-neutral collection featuring hats, hoodies, t-shirts, pants, and hoodies. All the pieces feature some variation of the DG logo, along with digitized lettering and tie-dye colorways. Shop the exclusive collection here.
Alberta Ferretti x Neiman Marcus
Just as the first holiday party invitations start to roll in and New Year’s Eve plans start getting solidified, Italian designer Alberta Ferretti drops a Neiman Marcus capsule collection featuring 11 pitch-perfect cocktail looks. Rendered in a chic, wintry palette of midnight blue, black, and gold (plus lots of sequins, shimmer and feather trim), this edit of swingy dresses, palazzo pants and embellished tops can take you from your partner’s office holiday drinks to post-ball-drop dancing under the stars. A reversible faux fur bolero jacket in a deep, inky black will keep you warm and chic, even if there’s a dusting of snow falling. All you need now are some sheer tights and a fabulous pair of heels. Shop the full collection at Neiman Marcus now.
Ferragamo ‘A New Dawn’ Spring 2023 Preview
Fall has only just begun but Ferragamo already has its sights on your summer wardrobe. Beginning Friday, November 4—and for one month only—key pieces from Maximilian Davis’s debut spring 2023 collection for the house will be available in select stores and online. Among the special preview’s offerings are Davis’s reinterpretation of Ferragamo’s archival Wanda bag and a dazzling red crystal embellished top and trousers (which happens to be both W’s favorite look and perfect for the holiday season). The newly launched virtual World of Ferragamo serves as the immersive digital companion to the capsule titled ‘A New Dawn.’ For the full experience and to shop the collection visit ferragamo.com.
Tommy Jeans x Martine Rose
Back in 2018, W magazine dubbed the English designer Martine Rose “the queen of forensic fashion foraging,” due to her proclivity for sourcing inspiration from flea markets, traders’ storage units, and charity shops. Vintage-obsessed fans of the brand, which first launched in 2007, include Rihanna and Drake, who have rocked Rose’s oversize Levi-style jackets, two-tone Lycra leggings, and baggy stonewashed denim for years. Now, Martine Rose has teamed with Tommy Jeans on a capsule collection that epitomizes this signature thrift store-inflected look. Launching on November 3rd, the 35-piece capsule fuses streetwear with prep—practically a hypebeast’s dream. Shop varsity jackets, screen-printed hoodies, denim chaps over chinos, or (our favorite) the Hawaiian button-down with matching tie, which pairs well with the ’90s-esque striped boxers. Check out all the offerings, here.
Thebe Magugu x CTAOP x Dior
Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri is known for tapping artists to assist in interpreting her feminist vision for the house. Her latest collaboration sees the creative director teaming up with 2019 LVMH prize winner Thebe Magugu on a limited-edition capsule collection that reimagines the maison’s famous “New Look.” The six-piece collection which includes a bucket hat and covetable Dior tote, also serves a good cause: In celebration of its launch Dior made a donation to the CTAOP foundation, an organization founded by brand ambassador (and Magugu’s fellow South African) Charlize Theron to support the health and education of youth in Southern Africa. For more info and to shop the collection, visit dior.com.
Christian Louboutin’s Loubifamily
Christian Louboutin may be known to the greater public for his sexy stiletto pumps and red carpet-ready platforms, but insiders know the brand has a major fun side. In the so-called “Loubiworld,” playful colors, shapes, and embellishments are wholeheartedly embraced, imbuing the brand with a sense of childlike whimsy. Perfectly in line with this ethos is the brand’s latest launch, Loubifamily, which marks their first collection for children and pets. The brand-new product category exists in its own unique universe, and features Louboutin-specific comic book cartoon characters, along with ethereal prints. The styles represent Mr. Louboutin’s imaginary childhood world of adventure and excitement. The cute new collection pre-launches exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York on Tuesday, October 25 and on www.christianlouboutin.com on Wednesday, November 2.
JW Anderson x Carrie
If you’ve got a taste for terror, you’ll enjoy JW Anderson’s fall 2022 capsule, which pays homage to the supernatural horror film adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. JW Anderson creative director Jonathan Anderson found inspiration for the collection—which features t-shirts, tracksuits, puffer jackets, and even coordinating sets that resemble pajamas—from the lead protagonist of the film, Carrie White, played by Sissy Spacek. He was so taken with her, in fact, that he superimposed her face onto many of the items of clothing featured in the capsule. Other pieces are printed with quote from the film’s original posters. Shop the offerings, here.
Savage x Fenty Sport
Rihanna may have worn one of her first Adam Selman pieces (a baby pink skirt and long-sleeve set whose shirt read “Spoiled”) back in 2015, but her relationship with the designer has lasted for many years since then. Now, the two are pairing up for Savage x Fenty’s latest expansion into the sport category. Selman has been named executive design director of Savage x Fenty Sport, which will offer sports bras, high-waisted leggings, jumpsuits, and a bodysuit, all of which can be worn during workouts or day-to-day. The entire collection, whose price points range from $40 to $109, will be available to shop on November 9, with early access for Savage x Fenty’s Xtra VIP members on November 1.
Louis Vuitton Artycapucines
Back for its fourth edition, Louis Vuitton has released the latest Artycapucines Collection—allowing six contemporary artists to impart their singular vision upon an LV classic: the Capucines bag. This time, Amélie Bertrand, Daniel Buren, Peter Marino, Park Seo-Bo, Ugo Rondinone, and Kennedy Yanko have taken the Capucines style and used it as a blank canvas—and a reflection of their personalities and respective artistic visions. Marino’s take, for instance, is done in studded black leather; while Yanko’s version reflects the painter-sculptor’s affinity for twisted, mangled, repurposed metal pieces. Our favorite? Bertrand’s multicolored bag with detachable flowers.
This article was originally published on 10.20.22