The beginning of December is always a busy one for many people, with last-minute work deadlines to complete and holiday shopping to tackle. While TZR can’t assist you with the first task (sorry!), we can tell you where to shop for presents or provide endless party outfit inspo for your upcoming events. To make sure you’re covered in the gift area, skip ahead to catch up on all the fashion news for December that TZR deems important. You can find fashion goodies to purchase for your loved ones via the Chloé x Barbour collab, for instance, or, if they prefer jewelry, pick up something from the Pamela Love x Sophia Roe drop.
In addition to pure consumerist indulgence, take the time to read up on important holiday initiatives from your favorite fashion brands. Such as Bottega Veneta, for example, who is spotlighting artisans around the world this month, or La DoubleJ, who’s bringing a bit of Milanese culture and festivity to a shop in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City. Everyone is pulling out all the celebratory stops before the new year arrives.
Catch up on all the fashion happenings below, and along the way find endless gift-giving ideas too.
Golden Goose & Swarovski Release The Sparkliest Shoes
This month, Golden Goose sneakers are getting a very shimmery upgrade thanks to Swarovski Creators Lab. They partnered with the luxury sneaker and apparel brand to debut a curated selection of shoes and skateboards that are embellished with Swarovski Crystals. For example, everyone’s beloved Super-Star kick is transformed into a sparkly, statement shoe for the season. All items have a limited supply, so if you see something you like, add the piece into your virtual checkout cart STAT.
Net-A-Porter & Christian Louboutin Launch An Exclusive Collection
Net-a-Porter and Christian Louboutin teamed up for a festive footwear collection. The special capsule includes platforms and block heel sandals that come in black and burgundy velvet as well as hot pink satin. “The platforms stand front and center and will make the perfect finishing touch to any party look,” said Libby Page, Net-a-Porter’s market director, in a press statement. You can peruse through, and shop, the new shoes on net-a-porter.com.
Joseph Altuzarra Debuts The ALTU x Alvin Baltrop Collab
Altuzarra’s genderful brand, ALTU, is celebrating the work of Alvin Baltrop through a special capsule collection. (Baltrop was a black, queer photographer whose work focused on highlighting underground gay and queer culture in New York in the ‘70s and ‘80s.) The limited-edition drop features the photographer’s images that are screen printed on to ALTU staples like its leather jackets, leather pants, hoodies, and crewnecks. The proceeds from the sales will go towards The Alvin Baltrop Trust and the publishing of Baltrop’s photo negatives, which have never been developed. You can support this important project by making a purchase at altu.world.
Baby2Baby Hosts A Holiday Event With Frame & Nordstrom
Baby2Baby, a national nonprofit that helps children in need, hosted its annual holiday distribution event at Dodger Stadium on Dec. 14. On this day, the organization, along with the help of Baby2Baby ambassadors and supporters, provided necessities such as warm clothing, blankets, shampoo, toys, and more to vulnerable students in Los Angeles. The volunteer effort was led by stars and tastemakers such as Kelly Rowland, Lori Harvey, Ali Wong, Vanessa Bryant, Chriselle Lim, and Rachel Zoe.
As part of the event, too, children in attendance were able to partake in special activations, from sledding to meeting Santa. Baby2Baby partnered with FRAME, who has been involved with the organization since 2017, and Nordstrom on bringing the whole experience to life. (The retailer donated over 7,000 items for the holiday clothing shop and Nordstrom employees helped to distribute these essentials to kids at the event, too.)
NOMIA Opens A Store
New York based label NOMIA celebrates its 15th anniversary with the opening of its first permanent retail location and studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Its founder Yara Flinn worked with her husband, architect/artist Drew Seskunas of Saw.Earth and Nick van Woert to create the space. Shoppers can drop by to purchase a well-curated selection of home goods and fashion.
Chloé x Barbour Drop A Capsule Collection
Chloé and Barbour, two fashion power brands, joined forces to create a capsule collection that will entice you to shop. The lineup features three ready-to-wear styles: the Dany coat and Dustyn jacket with ruffle details that are a Chloé signature, and the Hadrien cape. The accompanying accessories include the Edith bag, Mallo boots, the combat-style Noua boot, a silk square scarf, and a bucket hat.
This partnership marks the first time the British heritage brand has worked with a luxury womenswear house on a collection. And according to a press release, there is an extra special meaning here for Gabriela Hearst — Chloé’s creative director — as her father and step-father used to wear Barbour jackets to work on their family’s ranch in Uruguay. You can shop the new drop on matchesfashion.com.
NMIXX’s Campaign With Loewe Is Here
Loewe welcomes K-pop group NMIXX as its new global brand ambassadors with a fun campaign launch. The members — Lily, Haewon, Sullyoon, Jinni, Bae, Jiwoo, and Kyujin — rock key pieces like the folded denim boot from the house’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection in their debut ads for the label. You can check out more photos from the NMIXX campaign on loewe.com.
Reformation Teams Up With Canada Goose
In the past, Reformation has collaborated with the likes of La Ligne and Cosabella on special collections, and for this December it is back with another exciting fashion partnership. The label teamed up with Canada Goose for an outerwear collection, which consists of seven pieces that merge Ref’s signature vintage-inspired aesthetic with the Canadian label’s beloved technical outerwear designs. Fans can shop a variety of warm and cozy parkas, vests, and reversible puffers all made from recycled materials. Prices range from $195 to $1,595 and you can purchase the pieces online at thereformation.com or canadagoose.com, in select stores, and at the Reformation x Canada Goose pop-up in Aspen until Dec. 31.
La DoubleJ Gets Into The Holiday Spirit
Fashion and homeware label La DoubleJ takes over Caffe Roma in New York City to celebrate the brand’s new Roman Holiday Collection. Not only did La DoubleJ redecorate the entire space with its festive Cherry and Lilium prints, but they also worked with the bakery to create custom La DoubleJ x Caffe Roma cookies for customers. From now until the end of the month, you can drop by the store, located on 385 Broome Street, to check out the decor and walk away with some tasty Italian treats in La DoubleJ printed to-go boxes, of course.
Bottega Veneta Highlights An Important Initiative
For the second consecutive year, Bottega Veneta is partnering with 14 artisans from around the world for the holidays. The initiative, titled Bottega for Bottegas, allows the fashion house to spotlight different artisan products that are inspired by Italian culture to BV customers — think a wooden gelato scooper made in Vermont or a family-owned pasta brand based in Shanghai. You can see the full list of artisans on bottegaveneta.com and for those who are in NYC this season, drop by Bergdorf Goodman as the retailer will have a custom display that pays homage to these small businesses.
Pamela Love & Sophia Roe Launch A Jewelry Collab
Jewelry designer Pamela Love teams up with chef, activist, and writer Sophia Roe to design a collection of baubles, titled A Closer Look, inspired by earth’s ecosystems. In particular, the duo played off the mushroom motif as evidenced by the hoop earrings with removable mushroom cap charms and the wavy rings that wrap around your fingers. Every piece is crafted from recycled sterling silver (a nod to Roe’s favorite material and the collaborators’ shared dedication to sustainability) with a price range of $280 to $690. Head over to pamelalove.com to add your favorite pieces into your virtual checkout cart.
MSGM & Cucchi Offers A Holiday Surprise
Fashion label MSGM taps into December’s festive spirit by partnering with iconic Milanese pastry shop Cucchi on a special project. The collab offers limited-edition clothing, accessory, and lifestyle items as well as panettone enclosed in MSGM designed wrapping. You can easily shop the capsule on shop-msgm.com or at select MSGM flagship stores while the panettone will be available on pasticceriacucchi.it and at the Cucchi shop.
Longchamp Celebrates Its Fall ‘22 Collection
On Dec. 8, actors Lana Condor (above) and Alyah Chanelle Scott attended an intimate dinner hosted by Longchamp in the Hollywood Hills. Guests helped the label celebrate its Fall/Winter 2022 collection and its next generation of handbags like the Box-Trot. The event’s theme was Rendez-Vous Au Sommet, a nod to the luxurious chalet experiences in the Alps, and attendees enjoyed wintery elements like a themed photo opp that replicated a ski gondola.
Linda Rodin Debuts Denim
Fashion and beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin is back with a new project: she launched her own line of denim dubbed LINDA HOPP this month. The style guru shares on her website that she’s been wearing Levi’s since she was 5 years old and is a huge fan of “anything and everything” denim. Fans of Rodin can expect her denim pieces to be as unique and statement-making as her personal style — the lineup offers extreme bell bottom pants, a fishtail skirt, and printed cuffed jackets.
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