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What’s Happening In The Fashion World This July? Here’s The Low-Down

Things are heating up this month.

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A show of hands: who has stood in front of their wardrobe this season in search of a specific piece to wear, be it a playful floral dress for a last-minute invite to a wedding or a flirty tennis skirt to don during a quick match at your neighborhood courts? Yep, that’s what we thought — and you’re certainly not alone with needing more summer staples for a myriad of activities. Luckily, the industry’s most beloved labels are still serving up plenty of must-have products. On top of that, there’s more exciting fashion news to read up on this July to keep you sartorially inspired.

Speaking of can’t-miss-out-on styles, the announcement of luxury Italian label Blumarine’s partnership with cult-favorite brand Marc Jacobs set Instagram ablaze, with fashion girls sharing the brand’s campaign imagery, which was shot by the ultra-talented Petra Collins, on their IG stories. In other words, be prepared to spot a new wave of early aughts-looking pieces on all your fave trendsetters this month (two words: bedazzled denim). On the athleisure front, emerging label Sporty & Rich teamed up with Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc for their first capsule collection, which combines the former’s signature effortlessly cool, laid-back vibe with the latter’s luxury Riviera aesthetic.

And with the Barbie film finally hitting theaters today, we’d be remiss not to mention the Fossil and Barbie collection. Embrace your inner child with one of the nostalgic, pink-heavy charm bracelets or bow-shaped earrings — whatever your heart desires.

Do you need a little help staying up to date with July’s most important fashion news? We’ve got you covered, ahead.

SSENSE Launches An Exclusive Bridal Capsule

Are you tying the knot in the near future? Consider kicking off your shopping at SSENSE. On July 20, the Montreal-based retailer introduced its first Bridal Capsule Collection, which features exclusively-designed dresses, veils, and accessories from beloved brands like Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, Sophie Buhai, and Simone Rocha. From Simone Rocha’s Off-White Fitted Zip-Up Maxi Dress to Chopova Lowena’s White Wedding Mini Pearl Bag, the selection is a treasure trove for those who prefer an untraditional wedding day look.

The CFDA Releases Preliminary NYFW Schedule

It’s almost that time again: New York Fashion Week is upon us (Sept. 8 to 13, to be exact) and the CFDA just released a preliminary schedule. A few things to look forward to this season? Peter Do’s debut collection for Helmut Lang, Ralph Lauren’s return to the runway, and Chan Chit Lo’s NYFW debut. Read up on all the happenings here.


Celine/Hedi Slimane

If you’re still thinking about Celine’s Fall/Winter 2023 runway show, which went down at the iconic Wiltern theater in Los Angeles last December, there’s good news. The luxury house just released its official video documenting the momentous occasion, so you can relive the experience all over again. Tune into “Celine at the Wiltern Age of Indieness” now, then browse, and shop, the collection.

The Kering Foundation Will Host Its Second Caring For Women Dinner

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On September 12, the Kering Foundation will host its second annual Caring for Women Dinner in New York. This year’s sold-out event, which is co-chaired by major names like Salma Hayek Pinault, Zoë Kravitz, and Oprah Winfrey (to name a few), is themed “Strength In Numbers” and will benefit organizations committed to ending gender-based violence while supporting survivors.

Mejuri Teams Up With U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

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Mejuri partnered with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, spotlighting star athletes and sisters Alyssa and Giselle Thompson. As part of the collaboration, the fine jewelry label launched a limited-edition necklace ($198). “Mejuri was created to flip the narrative in a traditional industry from conventional gifting to focus on women purchasing jewelry on their own terms,” Noura Sakkijha, the brand’s CEO and co-founder, said in a press release. “This premise of investing in yourself — and your community — is embodied within the U.S. Soccer Women’s Team every day when they show up on the field to advocate for gender equity, which is why we’re looking forward to uplifting them in any way we can.”

Coach Launches A New Collection With Observed By Us

On July 12, Coach released a collection with Observed By Us, a project founded by illustrator and designer Jessica Herschko and actor Kirsten Dunst. Splashed with hand-drawn illustrations by Herschko, the selection includes clothing, bags, footwear, and accessories. And with prices ranging from $20 to $595, there’s something for everyone in the offerings. TZR’s favorite pieces? We’d have to go with the nature-inspired Swinger 20 bag and dinosaur-adorned short-sleeve button-down.

TAG Heuer Throws An Event For Its New 5th Avenue Boutique

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How does a brand celebrate a new store opening? With a star-studded party, of course. More specifically, you may have seen images on social media from TAG Heuer’s affair on July 12 for its 5th Avenue boutique. The gathering drew in celebrities like Kieran Culkin, Patrick Dempsey, Alexandra Daddario, and Natasha Lyonne.

Leandra Medine Cohen Collaborates With La Double J

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After coming across the La Double J-designed aprons worn by Ladurée Patisserie’s staff, Leandra Medine Cohen approached the label with a brilliant idea: To create a dress inspired by the style. And on June 18, the writer’s proposal came to fruition — enter the Leandra Medine Cohen and La Double J collection. The print-heavy lineup, priced from $590 to $950, features two Apron Dresses, two Saturday Night Pants, and one Apron Top.

What’s more, the brand partnered with Cooperativa Alice, an organization committed to providing incarcerated women with training in the Italian trade of textile manufacturing and tailoring. “With a portion of all sales being delivered directly to the Cooperativa, this collection marks the first of La Double J’s Sisterhood Collections, special collaborative capsules from which a portion of proceeds from each purchase will go directly towards a charitable cause,” the press release said.

Macy’s Unveils Its New Private Brand On 34th

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On July 19, Macy’s announced its new women’s private clothing and accessories label, On 34th. Focusing on classic wardrobe staples, the collection, priced from $19 to $300, boasts over 750 products. You can shop the retailer’s latest assortment in stores, online, and through mobile apps starting August 17.

Sporty & Rich + Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc Launch A Capsule

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On July 13, Sporty & Rich is teaming up with Antibes-based Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on a 25-piece capsule collection, which will consist of classic offerings from the Los Angeles label like tees, sweatshirts, polos, PJs, and boxers. “I have always been fascinated with the photos of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc from the ‘70s,” Emily Oberg, founder of Sporty & Rich, said in the press release. “They represent a level of elegance and chic that is simply unmatched.”

Blumarine Drops A Collection With Heaven by Marc Jacobs

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Take one quick glance at the retro-looking image above, and you can likely understand all the hype surrounding the Y2K-inspired Blumarine and Heaven by Marc Jacobs collaboration. Available to buy now, the lineup boasts pink camo, cropped denim jackets, and itty-bitty sunglasses. It’s giving a modern day Mean Girls vibe, no?

Hill House Introduces Collection With Stephanie Fishwick

If your Nap Dress collection could use a new piece, turn your attention to the Hill House’s latest collection with Stephanie Fishwick, a Virginia-based artist and calligrapher. Take the new printed looks for a spin around the park, beach, or any other summer location that’s on the docket this month. And if you can’t resist matching your mini-me? The assortment includes adorable tiny dresses for your toddler, too.

Steve Madden Works On A Collection With DaQuane Cherry

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In February, Harlem Festival of Culture and Steve Madden held a design challenge with Harlem-based artists. Fast forward to July 18, and the winner, DaQuane Cherry, released a three-piece limited-edition collection with the footwear company, which includes a denim jacket, belt bag, and combat boots. “I am elated to be in this moment with you ... I’m thankful to the HFC and Steve Madden teams for helping to bring this vision to life,” Cherry said in a press release. You can shop the styles online and at two local Harlem boutiques: Harlem Haberdashery and NiLu Gift Store.

Fossil & Barbie Release A Special-Edition Collection

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For those in their Barbiecore era, accessorize your all-pink looks with a playful gem from the Fossil and Barbie lineup, which is available to shop now. From charm bracelets to flower-shaped watch rings, you can’t go wrong with any of the whimsical styles.

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