(On The Pulse)
Catch Up On February’s Most Crucial Fashion News
An H&M x Mugler collab is coming.
February often gets a bad rap. The weather isn’t the most pleasant and it’s always dark outside by the time you wrap up your workday (yeah, really not selling it here...), but from a sartorial POV the shortest month of the year is the most exciting, too. Over the next few weeks, you can expect plenty of buzzy February fashion news to hit your social media feed, from must-have brand collaborations to visually-pleasing brand campaigns. And that’s not even counting all the incredible fashion month posts you’re about to witness when NYFW commences.
Speaking of campaigns, Burberry’s latest is already stirring up lots of chit-chat among the style set. Its Chief Creative Officer Daniel Lee launched his first campaign for the label on Feb. 6, since taking the helm in September 2022. Consider the talked-about imagery a good indication of what’s to come from his highly anticipated debut collection during LFW on Feb. 20. On the collab front, you won’t want to miss Sézane x Sea New York’s newest partnership. Together, the two fashion girl-favorite labels fuse their cheery aesthetics to present a joyful, print-happy collection. Pro tip: If you missed out on its first partnership, which sold out in 24 hours(!), don’t sleep on this one, as it’s sure to be equally as successful.
To help you stay in the loop, TZR rounded up the biggest February fashion news to know, below. Note: This story will be updated with more must-know style details until the end of the month —you’re welcome.
St. John Reveals Campaign With Shonda Rhimes
Knitwear house St. John enlists award-winning screenwriter Shonda Rhimes for its Spring/Summer 2023 collection campaign, titled #OwnYourPower. “We believe Shonda represents St. John so well. As a loyal client she was an organic brand ambassador, and through her career she perfectly represents what all our clients do,” Global CEO Andy Lew said, according to the press release. “St. John is more than a fashion label, we are growing, supporting, and uniting a network of incredible woman doing extraordinary things. Our clothes empower global audiences and Shonda does the same.”
An H&M x Mugler Collab Is Coming
Hot off the press: H&M’s next design partnership is with — drumroll, please — French fashion house Mugler. According to WWD, the collection will “encapsulate the unique and vibrant spirit of Mugler.” The capsule will be available online and in select stores for Spring 2023, so keep a lookout for the exact drop date, because this lineup is bound to sell out.
Miu Miu & New Balance Release New Kicks
Miu Miu and New Balance are blessing the world with another sought-after footwear collab (the first debuted during Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2022 show). According to a press release, the sneakers will be crafted “in fringed blue and marble-effect cognac denim” plus draw “on a much-loved Eighties silhouette.” They’re available to shop now online and prices range from $950 to $1,050.
Khaite Opens Its First Flagship Store
If you never had the opportunity to see Khaite’s designs up close and personal, check out its first flagship store at 165 Mercer Street in SoHo, New York City. Spoiler alert: The interior decor is just as chic as the luxury label’s ready-to-wear pieces. “To open our first store in SoHo is a dream come true,” said Creative Director Catherine Holstein in a press release. “Every element of Khaite is shaped by New York ... When I moved [here] 20 years ago, this block of Mercer was my entry point to the city, and SoHo is where Khaite was born. Our first design studio was just down the street [too].”
Net-a-Porter Announces A Mentorship Panel
After the success of its first Vanguard Education Fund in 2022, Net-a-Porter will have a second mentorship program in partnership with the British Fashion Council. The fund offers financial support and mentoring to students in their final year of school. Some of the 2023 mentors include Co-Founder and Creative Director of TOTEME Elin King, Coperni founders Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, fashion consultant Yoyo Coa, and Founder of Up Next Designer Albert Ayal.
Birkenstocks Partners With Fear Of God
Birkenstock lovers, you’ll want to clear some room in your closet for another pair of slides. The shoe brand partnered with Los Angeles-based label Fear of God to create a wool felt sandal. “The Los Feliz was rigorously crafted to both honor Birkenstock’s functional heritage and evoke Fear of God’s inimitable, timeless design language,” read the press release. The shoes are now available to shop online.
Away Debuts The Aura Collection
Away’s signature polycarbonate luggage gets a colorful makeover thanks to its limited-edition Aura Collection. Available on Feb. 21, the lineup includes two high-shine styles, the Sunset — a blue-green gradient — and Sunrise — an orange, blue, and pink trio of shades.
Givenchy Launches The TK-MX Sneaker
French fashion house Givenchy launches its TK-MX sneaker, inspired by the shape of the fan-favorite TK-36 style. The women’s iteration includes understated white, featuring a combination of pink and mint green, and a bold style embellished with sparkly rhinestones.
Danielle Guizo Collabs With Reebok
On the heels of the second highly anticipated restock for its inaugural sneaker collab, Danielle Guizio and Rebook are back for another buzzy partnership. This time, the two brands are launching the Club C Cleated hiking shoe, which will be available on Feb. 25. “The GUIZIO x Reebok Club C Cleated utilizes durable construction and advanced technology to provide superior support and comfort even on the toughest terrain,” the press release said. They will come in two colors: Brush Brown and Harmony Green.
Burberry Reveals Its New Logo
After fully wiping its Instagram feed clean — talk about a fresh slate — Burberry and Lee released their debut campaign on Feb. 6. This was everyone’s first look into the house’s new era under Lee. In addition to the imagery, which features British darlings like Shygirl, Skepta, and Vanessa Redgrave, the fashion house revealed a brand new logo.
Wolford Unveils New Campaign
Wolford enlisted legendary singer Grace Jones for its spring 2023 campaign, which will be unveiled at an installation during Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 24. Shot by Richard Phibbs, the imagery shows the fashion icon wearing the brand’s core pieces, including the Fatal Dress, Colorado bodysuit, and Zebra bodysuit.
Gentle Monster x Maison Margiela Release Sunglasses
Known for its iconic brand partnerships (see: Fendi, Moncler, etc...), Gentle Monster is starting the year off strong with another must-have collection. Available Feb. 28, the Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster drop features 11 frames, including oversized cat-eye, oval, and wayfarer styles. In the teaser video above, both sides of the ultra-sleek shades are stamped with Maison Margiela’s signature motif. Keep your eyes peeled for more spoilers over the next few weeks.
Sézane x Sea New York Drop Another Collab
After the success of its first partnership in 2018, Sézane and Sea New York are back at it again. Available to shop now, the second limited-edition capsule melds Sézane’s preppy French girl style with Sea’s crafty-chic, boho vibes. Oh, and this romantic collection features 40 products, so there’s undoubtedly a style for everyone.
The SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Store Relocates
Heads up, New Yorkers: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker relocated its flagship boutique from the Upper West Side to the West Village, which, hopefully, will save you a rerouted subway ride. The brick-and-mortar store is now on the corner of Bleecker and Perry Streets. “Bringing our store to New York City’s West Village has long been our company’s dream,” Parker said in the press release. “It’s my husband’s birthplace, my family’s home, and where we’ve fostered decades-long relationships with countless store owners, past and present.”
Kate Spade Partners With Pantone
On Feb. 6, Kate Spade and Pantone released their first-ever collab, which runs the gamut from ready-to-wear to home products. “Intrinsic to the Kate Spade DNA, the color green has been at the heart of the brand since the beginning,” the press release said. “The newly minted color developed by Pantone, dubbed Kate Spade green, is a modern ode to that heritage, evoking the spirit of possibility and optimism that the brand has been known for the past 30 years.” Look out for high-style taxis during NYFW, too, courtesy of the label’s latest endeavor with Pantone.
Canada Goose Launches A NBA Collection
Not into basketball? That might change after exploring Canada Goose’s third limited-edition collection in partnership with the NBA. The iconic outerwear label tapped Chris Gibbs, streetwear designer and owner of Union LA, for the West Coast-inspired lineup. Available on Feb. 9, the sporty-cool five-piece outerwear collection is a sartorial slam dunk.
Skagen Teams Up With Baum Und Pferdgarten
Skagen and Baum Und Pferdgarten partnered together on a second limited-edition capsule. The sleek lineup includes watches, necklaces, and earrings. Available to shop now, the collection, priced from $125 to $200, merges Skagen’s superb design philosophy and Baum Und Pferdgarten’s eclectic aesthetic.
Jimmy Choo Collaborates With Sailor Moon
Jimmy Choo is collaborating with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon to honor the series’ 30th anniversary. The capsule will feature standout shoes, like the baby blue platforms, above, and knee-high boots decorated with roughly 19,000 Swarovski crystals. Shop the new collection on Feb. 14.
Madewell x Reebok Debut A Sneaker
Madewell and Reebok joined forces to create an exclusive limited-edition sneaker. Available only on Madewell’s website, the $80 shoe combines Reebok’s best-selling silhouette with Madewell’s modern aesthetic.
La Ligne Introduces Denim
La Ligne, a New York-based label beloved for its timeless designs and signature stripes, makes its first foray into denim: enter the La Ligne Jean. The lineup includes three styles: a high-rise cropped flare (The Meredith), a high-rise straight fit (The Molly), and a high-rise skinny leg (The Valerie) — all available to purchase now. On Feb. 8, the label celebrated its newest category with a star-studded party, where celebrities like Selma Blair and Emily Ratajkowski were in attendance.
Bergdorf Goodman Launches “Only In New York” Initiative
To kick off NYFW, luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman debuted “Only in New York,” a campaign that celebrates the city’s impeccable style. “In partnership with illustrator Joana Avillez, Bergdorf Goodman has imagined a fantastical dinner party with guests that embody New York’s signature joie de vivre,” the press release said. “Avillez’s artistry brings to life ten colorful real-life characters, each dressed in the season’s most exciting collections from independent New York designers depicted within the retailer’s iconic windows and throughout the store.”
Coach Partners With Disney On A Collection
In celebration of Disney’s 100th(!) anniversary, Coach teamed up with the company to create a magical garden-themed collection. Available to purchase now, the capsule, priced from $75 to $1,500, includes bags, small leather goods, jewelry, and more. All the items are stamped with Disney’s iconic characters — think Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck.
Lala Berlin & Leandra Medine Cohen Release A Campaign
Leyla Piedayesh, founder and creative director of German label lala Berlin, enlisted fashion mogul Leandra Medine Cohen to spearhead the creative direction — from styling to product selection — for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2023 campaign. On Feb. 7, Cohen hosted a dinner party to celebrate the collection and the guest list included Ella Emhoff, Kimberly Drew, Xenia Adonts, and Brie Welch.
H&M Hosts A Workout With Jane Fonda
On Feb. 8, H&M tapped fitness legend Jane Fonda and sought-after choreographer JaQuel Knight to celebrate its new “Move Studio,” located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In partnership with Williamsburg-based dance studio Good Move, the high-energy class was inspired by Jane’s Original Workout.
“[The] class at H&M Williamsburg was a celebration of movement in all forms. Seeing the crowd dancing, smiling, and embracing the movements I’ve done for decades, but with JaQuel’s flair, brought me so much joy,” said Fonda in a statement. “Today was the perfect reminder that it isn’t about how you move, just that you are staying active and having fun along the way.” Attendees sweated it out in the new H&M Move collection.
J.Crew Taps Nail Artist Mei Kawajiri For A Ring Collection
Love celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri’s bold, intricate designs? You won’t want to miss her first-ever ring collection in partnership J.Crew. Inspired by colorful, quirky accessories of the early aughts, the lineup, priced from $40 to $50, is a maximalist’s dream.
Shopbop Hosts Dinner With Azeeza
On Feb. 7, Caroline Maguire, Shopbop’s fashion director, and Azeeza Khan, founder and designer of Azeeza, hosted a dinner at The Edition Times Square to celebrate Azeeza’s Spring 2023 collection. The seven-piece Shopbop exclusive capsule, priced from $595 to $1195, boasts the Chicago-based brand’s signature bold colors and luxe fabrics. (In other words, the search for the perfect Valentine's Day look is over.) Attendees included Sami Miro, Kristen Noel Crawley, Jessica Wang, and more.
Mango & Simon Miller Partner On A Summer Collab
Get your summer wardrobe ready — a Mango and Simon Miller collab is coming. “Uniting Simon Miller’s Californian West Coast vibe with the Mediterranean style of Mango, this capsule collection is inspired by the mystical world that lies under the sea,” the press release said. The assortment is launching in May 2023 and includes ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, and accessories.
Express Enlists Tan France As Its New Lead Stylist
On Feb. 8, Express announced it will bring on Queer Eye star Tan France as its new lead stylist. “We are thrilled to continue our work with [him] to inspire confidence through fashion and grow our Styling Community,” said Sara Tervo, executive vice president and CMO at Express, in a press release. “Tan has a deep understanding of our brand purpose and is able to bring it to life by tapping into his own sense of style and unique personal experiences.”
This article was originally published on