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The April Fashion News Bubbling To The Top Of Our Inboxes
Here’s what you need to know.
It’s safe to say that this year is flying by at lightning speed (does January feel like a distant memory to anyone else, or just me?). Somehow, we’re already at the end of April, and before you know it, May will be here — at this rate, probably what feels like tomorrow. All this is to say, it may seem like a full-time job keeping up with everything happening around you. So, to help you stay on top of April’s need-to-know fashion news, TZR spotlights all the latest style drops, campaigns, and store openings in this post. No need to thank us — it is our job, after all.
For starters, fine jewelry label Mejuri and up-and-coming brand Luar teamed up to create the season’s must-have accessories collab. The buzzed-about collection includes two eye-catching earrings and a new version of Luar’s fan-favorite bag. Moreover, if you just so happen to be shopping around the Big Apple this month, you’ll want to swing by Burberry’s Trench pop-up for all your waterproof gear — what better time to go than rainy April? — then pop on by Cinq à Sept’s first-ever flagship store in SoHo.
Keep scrolling to find all of April’s most important fashion happenings. And don’t forget to check back, as TZR will update this story with more exciting breaking news throughout the month.
Reformation Launches Handbags
ICYMI: Reformation launched its first-ever handbags on April 24. To commemorate its latest category, the label threw a star-studded event in New York with a slew of celebrities and tastemakers in attendance, including Camila Morrone (who starred in the handbag campaign), Kim Cattrall, Georgia Fowler, and Lo Bosworth.
Bally Launches A Limited-Edition Capsule
On April 27, Bally launched a capsule collection to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. “This limited-edition capsule pays homage to the legacy of Norgay and Hillary, with 100% of net proceeds benefiting the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation’s mountain preservation efforts,” Nicolas Girotto, Bally CEO, said in a press release. Moreover, the lineup includes 70 unisex sweaters with playful patches of archival photos, Himalayan flags, and alpine iconography.
Rebag & Moda Operandi Partner For A Digital Trunkshow
Rebag and Moda Operandi are collaborating on a digital trunkshow, which will be available to shop on the luxury retailer’s site from April 25 until May 23. The trunkshow will allow customers exclusive access to over 115 of Rebag’s most popular styles, including must-have luxury pieces from Hermès and Chanel.
The RealReal & Presley Oldham Release A Collection
The RealReal and jewelry designer Presley Oldham, whose clientele includes the likes of Chloë Sevigny and Phoebe Bridgers, partnered on a collection of unique, vibrant upcycled jewelry. The assortment runs the gamut from beaded necklaces to pearl earrings, with prices ranging from $185 to $875.
Maje Teams Up With éliou
The Maje x éliou collection is a treasure trove for playful clothing, jewelry, and swimwear styles this season. “Each piece, handcrafted and unique in nature, is inspired by the notion of bringing the beach to your everyday wear. This capsule is aimed at capturing the feeling of quintessential summer days and long summer nights,” said the press release. A few of TZR’s favorite pieces? The metallic knit dress and gold-plated drop earrings.
Valentino Brings Back Its Vintage Program
Shopping for pre-loved goods just got a whole lot better, thanks to Valentino Vintage. The Italian label’s program, which initially launched in 2021, allows customers to exchange pre-owned pieces from the brand with the choice to buy new items. Now, Valentino Vintage has expanded to seven locations around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo, London, Seoul, and Paris. In other words? Shop ‘til you drop!
Birdies Collaborates With 21SEEDS
Birdies teamed up with female-founded tequila brand 21SEEDS to create the Top-Shelf Sneaker Collection, which features the latest iteration of the brand’s best-selling lace-up kicks: the Roadrunner. The assortment includes three colorways inspired by the tequila company’s best-selling infusions:Cucumber Jalapeño, Valencia Orange, and Grapefruit Hibiscus.
Coach Celebrates the Launch Of Coachtopia
On April 20, Coach held a dinner at a private loft in Union Square to commemorate the launch of Coachtopia, a new sub-brand of ready-to-wear and accessories made with a focus on circular design. The intimate event was hosted by Stuart Vevers, creative director of Coach, and Joon Silverstein, Coach’s SVP of global marketing, creative and sustainability and head of Coachtopia. Additionally, attendees included Paloma Elsesser, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Brie Welch, and Evan Ross Katz.
Cartier Announces Finalists For Its Women’s Initiative
Cartier has announced the finalists for its 2023 Cartier Women’s Initiative, a program that supports female entrepreneurs from over 60 countries. The 2023 North American Regional Award finalists include Agua Bonita founder Kayla Castañeda, who sources rescued fruit to make a healthier iteration of the Mexican drink aguas frescas, Ania Wysocka, founder of app Simply Rootd Media Inc., which provides tools for managing anxiety, and Wendy Owens, the CEO of Hexas Biomass Inc., a company that uses plant-based materials to replace wood, corn, and fossil fuel-based raw materials. Moreover, the 2023 North American Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award Finalist is Blake Van Putten, founder of Black-owned apparel brand CISE.
Tiffany & Co. Unveils New Campaign
This month, Tiffany & Co. debuted its “This is Tiffany” campaign for the Tiffany T and Tiffany HardWear collections. The luxury jewelry label tapped actors Zoë Kravitz and Gal Gadot to star in the shoot. “Drawing inspiration from the house’s instantly recognizable logo, the Tiffany T collection is a pure, graphic construction, a collection powerful in its simplicity,” the press release said. “Each piece celebrates the Tiffany name and pays tribute to its modernity and strength.”
David Yurman & Scarlett Johansson Support LESGC
Luxury jewelry label David Yurman enlisted actor and brand ambassador Scarlett Johansson to partner with the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC). “From April 13 through June 30, 2023, 100% of net profits of our pistachio green cable bracelets and 20% of the purchase price from sales of an assortment of designs hand-selected by Johansson will be donated to the Lower Eastside Girls Club,” the press release said. The brand worked on the charitable collaboration last year, too, and raised over $300,000.
Cinq à Sept Hosted An Intimate Dinner
To celebrate its new flagship store opening, Cinq à Sept held an intimate dinner at The Nines, hosted by its founder Jane Siskin and stylist Beverly Nguyen. In addition to the hosts, the guest list included Martha Hunt, Chanel Iman, Charlotte Groeneveld, and Brie Welch. Moreover, the evening featured a performance by singer Karen Elson, followed by a DJ set courtesy of Amber Valentine.
& Other Stories Collaborates With Sindiso Khumalo
Is your warm-weather wardrobe in need of a few new playful, color-happy styles? Turn your attention to the season’s most joyful collection, courtesy of fashion girl-favorite retailer & Other Stories and Cape Town-based textile designer Sindiso Khumalo. “As an African designer, what truly matters to me is designing clothing that can highlight my African heritage and history and bring it to light in a contemporary setting,” Khumalo said in the press release. The 17-piece assortment includes embroidered jackets, printed sarongs, and seashell-adorned bags.
Gucci Introduces Its First Stand-Alone Salon
Gucci has opened the doors to its first-ever stand alone salon on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. “For this inaugural GUCCI SALON, the décor and character of its location leads the creative approach: the salon echoes Hollywood’s heritage and resonance across the world, alongside echoes of the décor and philosophies of the first Los Angeles Gucci boutique, opened in 1968 on Rodeo Drive,” the press release said. If you’re in the area, stop by the shop to take in all the beauty IRL.
Mango Releases A Maternity Collection
Mango has expanded its product offerings to include a maternity collection. Available to shop now, the assortment boasts denim garments, trousers, and dungarees in a multitude of different silhouettes, including wide-leg, flared, straight, and cargo.
APL Collaborates With Red Bull
APL Athletic Propulsion Lab partnered with Oracle Red Bull Racing to launch an exclusive sneaker. Available to purchase now, the shoe is a special edition of APL’s Zipline silhouette, rendered in Red Bull’s signature bold colors. “With a focus on intense research, innovation, superior design, and creativity that matches the Team’s own, APL will bring its proprietary materials in footwear to provide unparalleled comfort, athletic performance, and aesthetics to Oracle Red Bull Racing,” said the press release.
Reebok x Milk Makeup Create A Sneaker
Renowned sportswear label Reebok and fan-favorite beauty brand Milk Makeup teamed up to create a limited-edition footwear collab. The collection, which is made from 100% vegan materials, includes five of Reebok’s new and heritage silhouettes. In addition to shoes, the lineup features a hoodie and bodysuit splashed with Milk’s signature branding.
Adrianne Ho Launches The Farmers Market Global
Adrianne Ho, a model, entrepreneur, and influencer, launched tennis-inspired brand The Farmers Market Global this month. The inaugural collection includes eight activewear looks and a slew of accessories, from baseball caps to totes.
AGMES Releases A New Earring
AGMES is releasing a brand new permanent style in celebration of Earth Month. The new Short Ellsworth Earrings is available to shop now and will come in five different styles.
Burberry Opens A Pop-Up
While you wait for Burberry’s 693 5th Avenue store to open in June 2023, you can take an initial peek inside the location during the label’s temporary rainwear pop-up. “Situated on the ground floor, the space will celebrate the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship with artisans from Burberry’s Castleford manufacturing site,” said the press release. The event will offer personalization services on your purchases, so you can customize your trench coat purchase, for example, with distinctive buttons, embroidery, and unique patches.
Mejuri Teams Up With Luar For A Collab
Industry-favorite fine jewelry brand Mejuri and cool-girl fashion label Luar teamed up to launch an unforgettable accessories collaboration, which debuted at the latter’s Fall/Winter 2023 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Available to shop now, the assortment includes a pair of Convertible Hoops ($275), the Ana Hoop Charm ($98), and a new iteration of Luar’s must-have Ana Bag ($275).
Brandon Maxwell Will Host A Symphony Fashion Show
Are you missing the fashion month runways? Book a trip to Nashville for Brandon Maxwell’s latest fashion show, a fundraiser event to support the city’s symphony, on April 25. The evening will feature the New York-based label’s latest collection and a performance by Tony-award winning singer and actor Kristin Chenoweth. Get your tickets for the show here.
Cinq à Sept Opens First Flagship Store
Next time you go on a Saturday shopping spree in SoHo, you’ll want to make a pit stop at Cinq à Sept’s first-ever flagship store, located at 108 Wooster Street. “As Cinq à Sept enters its seventh year, we are so proud to celebrate the milestone of opening our first-ever brick-and-mortar store,” Jane Siskin, Founder & CEO, said in a press release. “The brand has established an incredible, multi-generational community of customers, who we are so eager to introduce to the world of Cinq à Sept through our own lens.”
La Ligne Is Celebrating Its 7th Anniversary
Everyone sing happy birthday to La Ligne, because the label is celebrating its seventh anniversary this month. To honor the special occasion, the New York-based brand is teaming up with its community to create an Anniversary Archive Collection. From April 6 to April 19, shoppers can vote on their favorite archival look, and the top seven styles will be revived (um, so cool!).
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