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Catch Up On February’s Most Compelling Fashion News

Accessory launches galore.

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February fashion news

It’s not just you thinking it — getting dressed in February can be tough. One day, the sun is shining, and a lightweight trench coat is really all you need to stay warm. And later on in the week? An unexpected snowstorm hits, requiring you to cocoon yourself in an oversized puffer jacket and turtleneck sweater. All this to say, I wouldn’t blame you if you’ve decided to hold off on making any big clothing purchases for a few weeks. Instead, why not upgrade your accessories? As luck would have it, this month’s fashion news is heavy on cute shoe, purse, and jewelry launches.

Completedworks, a London-based brand revered for its luxe baubles and ceramics (with celebrity fans like Tracee Ellis Ross, Julianne Moore, and Gabrielle Union), entered a new category this month: handbags. Priced from $765 to $1,022, the offerings are utterly chic and of the moment. One of favorite styles from the lineup? Its black bow-covered shoulder silhouette, pictured above. And Completedworks isn’t the only brand introducing carryalls this month. Veronica Beard, too, debuted its first collection of arm candy, which consists of six versatile options.

And there’s plenty happening in the footwear scene this February, too. Perhaps you heard about Reebook and Milk Makeup’s first sneaker collaboration last April. Well, if you weren’t able to snag a pair, you’ll have another opportunity later this month. On Feb. 29, the two brands are releasing their second lineup, which features more kicks and a few garments as well.

Below, stay up to date with the latest and greatest happening in the industry these next few week. Don’t forget: We’ll update this post throughout the month, so be sure to check back in a bit.

& Other Stories Launches Its Spring Collection

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Spring is in the air! And luckily, & Other Stories has all the breezy looks needed to revamp your warm-weather wardrobe. Whether your calendar is packed with weddings or weekend getaways, the Stockholm-based retailer’s newest satin midi dresses, ruffled blouses, and floral skirts (to name just a few must-have pieces) are sure to earn you plenty of compliments. To celebrate its latest spring drop, the brand released a campaign with Alek Wek, a South Sudanese-British model and philanthropist, as the face. “Creativity is what you make of it,” Wek said in a statement on the brand’s site. “The source is endless, and perfection is elusive. So, I’ll keep creating.”

Miaou & Giaborghini Release A Footwear Collection

On Feb. 15, cool-girl brand Miaou and Italian footwear company Giaborghini dropped their first-ever shoe collection. First debuted at Miaou’s GO! Show at Paris Fashion Week last September, the assortment fuses the Los Angeles-based label’s Cali-cool aesthetic and Giaborghini’s attention to craftsmanship. From croc-embossed heels to tall leather boots, the collection, ranging from $430 to $710, will be right up a fashion girl’s alley.

GANNI & Mejuri Team Up On A Line

Need some good luck? Mejuri and GANNI are here to help. The two fashion girl-favorite labels have joined forces on a jewelry collection, which zeroes in on GANNI’s hallmark four-leaf clover motif. “GANNI is all about love, optimism and authentic friendships,” Ditte Reffstup, the Danish label’s creative director, said in a statement. “Our clover symbol was designed to spread a little luck, positivity and optimism.” Available to shop on Feb. 26, the four-piece product assortment, priced from $98 to $498, includes hoop earrings, a ring, a charm pendant chain bracelet, and a necklace with paperclip link chains.

Reformation Unveils Campaign With Monica Lewinsky

It’s an election year, and Reformation is encouraging everyone to vote. On Feb. 26, the eco-friendly Los Angeles-based label tapped activist and writer Monica Lewinsky for its “You’ve Got the Power” campaign with nonprofit organization Vote.org. Shot by photographer Zoey Grossman, the imagery shows Lewinsky wearing the label’s latest workwear collection, which also dropped today. Consider scooping up the “You’ve Got the Power” sweatshirt, as 100% of proceeds will go to Vote.org.

Alex Mill Launches New Denim Styles

Alex Mill knows there’s no better feeling than finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is why they just added new styles — see the Amber, Carla, and Bev — to their beloved denim collection. The team showed off the impeccable fitting jeans, made in Los Angeles, in a feel-good viral video of employees getting their groove on (which features former J.Crew and Gap CEO Mickey Drexel, who is now chairman of Alex Mill). Upgrade your true blue assortment with the label’s latest silhouettes — we’re pretty sure they’ll make you want to dance and sing, too.

Refy Drops Its Limited-Edition Refy Curated Capsule

Refy, a fan-favorite beauty brand based in Manchester, is now making waves in the fashion industry, too. On Feb. 21, the label released Refy Curated, a limited-edition ready-to-wear and accessories capsule. This new project is in partnership with Danielle Culligan, ex-Head of Design for Christopher Kane. Standout styles in the collection include the metal dress ($1,500), knitted vest ($50), and metal earrings ($40).

Frankies Bikinis & PINK Launches A Collection

Beach season is rapidly approaching, and the Frankies Bikinis and PINK collab has plenty of cute, tropical looks to spend it in. Ranging from $35 to $60, the collection melds Frankies Bikinis’ playful designs (think cherry prints, rosette accents, and ruffle trims) with PINK’s signature silhouettes. The campaign imagery stars model and entrepreneur Devon Lee Carlson, who is a close friend of Frankies Bikinis founder Francesca Aiello.

Alexander McQueen Releases A New Campaign

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Alexander McQueen just gave the world a first taste of what to expect from newly appointed creative director Seán McGirr, who took the reins in October 2023. On Feb. 14, the British fashion house unveiled its latest campaign under the direction of the Dublin-born designer. Fronted by Debra Shaw and Frankie Rayder, the imagery features the two models frolicking through a forest, wearing skull-shaped chrome toy masks and McGirr’s first designs for Alexander McQueen. If the photos are any indication, his debut collection, which is slated to show on March 2 during Paris Fashion Week, will be nothing short of memorable.

Completedworks Launches Handbags

This debut is the 10-year-old label’s first-ever foray into leather goods. “What we have done from the beginning with our jewelry and ceramics has been to explore the movement of fabrics and leather materials – the way they fold, crumple and knot – something very often associated with handbags” Anna Jewsbury, the brand’s artistic director, said in a statement. “Behind the scenes we had many ideas that we put aside because they were only relevant to products we didn’t yet offer.” The brand released five styles boasting intriguing, eye-catching elements like flirty bow and luxe bio-resin handles. Shop the new looks on Completedworks’ website or at its showroom in North Marylebone.

Kaia Gerber Is The New Face Of DKNY

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Striving to cater to the Gen Z market, DKNY just made some major changes. On Feb. 12, the heritage brand announced that 22-year-old model Kaia Gerber is its new global face. “Kaia best represents the all-American style which classic DKNY was known for, but with a new energy and spirit,” Trey Laird, founder and chief creative officer at Team Laird (who worked on the campaign), explained in a statement. Shot by Alasdair McLellan, the spring shoot shows the young talent wearing the label’s newest collection, which reimagines wardrobe staples like denim, blazers, trenches, and leather jackets.

Reebok & Milk Makeup Drop Their Second Collection

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Building on their last successful partnership, Reebok and Milk Makeup are back for round two. Available to shop on Feb. 29, the limited-edition footwear and apparel collection includes the BB 4000 II mid vegan sneakers ($150), cropped tees ($40), and bomber jackets ($160).

Veronica Beard Drops A Handbag Collection

On Feb. 1, Veronica Beard rolled out six carryalls, including bucket bags, camera silhouettes, shoulder styles, and large totes. The hero piece, however, is the Goody Bag ($448), made from canvas and supple leather. “The Veronica Beard uniform has always been the cool classics for the woman on-the-go: a tailored jackets, great jeans, and chic boots,” co-founder Veronica Swanson Beard said in a press release. “We are so excited to round out our lifestyle offering and give our customer everything she needs to complete her look.”

Maile Releases A Valentine’s Day Capsule

Maile, an emerging luxury footwear brand based in New York, dropped a Valentine’s Day capsule earlier this month, which includes the BIRDIE faux fur heels and PERRY faux fur slides. Wear the rosette-adorned shoes with a dreamy pink outfit, as seen above, and you’re all set.

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