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March fashion news

It’s always bittersweet when fashion month and award show season wrap up around the beginning of March. The upside, though? The next few weeks are showing no shortage of compelling fashion news. First off, since it is Women’s History Month, brands like Lafeyette148 are paying homage to iconic female trailblazers who have impacted the industry. More specifically, the label just launched an exclusive capsule honoring late photographer and artist Martha Madigan. And as the first day of spring is drawing near (March 19!), labels, including STAUD and Birkenstock, are here to help you refresh your warm-weather wardrobe, launching new-season essentials and collaborations.

Brands are also making big moves this month. David Yurman, for one, just unveiled its newest brand ambassadors — enter models Iris Law and FeiFei Sun. The two are fronting five campaigns for the luxury brand in 2024, starting off with its Spring 2024 ad, which highlights its iconic Sculpted Cable and Modern Cable collections. Perhaps your jewelry rotation could use one of its diamond-encrusted bracelets or rings? Meanwhile, luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective has exciting news, too. On March 5, it launched an edit of vintage goods hand-picked by famed fashion editor Carine Roitfeld. (Apologies in advance to your wallet.)

Keep scrolling to catch up on all the fashion news this March. Check back later in the month, as we’ll add more collabs, campaigns, and other must-know sartorial deets.

Catbird Collaborates With Jenny Slate

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Brooklyn-based jewelry brand Catbird tapped actor and author Jenny Slate for an eight-piece collection, which dropped on March 27, inspired by motherhood and childhood memories. “Jenny is a longtime customer — when we asked if she wanted to make jewelry together, her answer came with all the joy you’d hope for in an answer to such a big question,” Catbird’s creative director Leigh Plessner said in a statement. “We met to gather bits of inspiration from Jenny, and to hear what she might love. She spoke about baubles and braids, the passage of time, rings to wear after a heart is broken, and the bells her mother tied on her shoelaces. Jenny contains all the wonderful, keenly felt tenderness one could imagine.” Shop the meaningful jewelry, priced from $54 to $840, here.

Molly Goddard Releases Its Latest Bridal Collection

On March 26, Molly Goddard dropped its latest bridal collection, and it’s absolutely breathtaking. This launch includes four new styles, including dresses named March, April, May, and June. Made from soft tulle, the March style boasts a scoop neckline and frilled skirt. The April number is constructed from a stiff tulle material and features a smocked bodice and an asymmetrical skirt. Meanwhile, the May gown zeroed in on the label’s signature full frilled skirt. Finally, the June dress, crafted from taffeta, has a gathered skirt and drawstring ties.

Cou Cou Intimates Introduces Its New Core Collection

Cou Cou Intimates fans, gather around. This month, the cult-favorite basics brand (you’ve surely seen its tanks and underwear all over Instagram) launched its new core collection: Cotton Jersey. Prior to releasing the assortment, the London-based label spent two years researching the perfect 100% GOTS organic cotton jersey. “Female-founded and designed for everyday comfort and confidence, the intention behind Cou Cou Intimates is to reclaim the narrative of our intimates and celebrate our female embodied experience, everyday,” the press release said. Now available to purchase, the collection, which marries design and sustainability, includes tanks, tees, thongs, and more everyday staples.

Swatch Announces Its Collab With Tate Galleries

This month, watch company Swatch shared its latest project: A partnership with the Tate Galleries in London. As part of the collaboration, the Switzerland-based brand released seven bright, print-happy watch designs, priced from $100 to $110, inspired by artwork once exhibited in the four galleries of Tate. “The iconic artists and unique works chosen for this year’s collection reflect the boundary pushing, innovation, positive provocation, and joie de vivre that Swatch is known for,” the press release explained. “Tate is the perfect partner, known for its era- and genre-spanning collections and unique Tate Modern Lates program which invites everyone to be a part of the life of the museum.”

Reformation Launches A New Assortment Of Swimwear

Swim season is nigh, and Reformation’s latest launch is sure to get you in a sunny state of a mind. On March 18, the eco-friendly brand introduced a new and improved assortment of swimwear — the first since it initially debuted the category in 2019. To create the collection, Ref used the leftover ECONYL fabric from its inaugural swim drop as well as a renewable, non-synthetic fabric called EVO by Fulgar. As for the silhouettes, the lineup boasts vintage-inspired one-pieces and two-pieces splashed with signature Ref motifs. You can snag the looks in select stores, on the label’s site, and at Shopbop.

Anna-Karin Karlsson Celebrates 10 Years At Bergdorf Goodman

On March 14, Swedish designer Anna-Karin Karlsson celebrated its decade-long partnership with Bergdorf Goodman by hosting an event at the luxury department store’s 5th Avenue location. At the bash, the brand, which has a fan club including the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, and Harry Styles, showcased its 2024 collection. Guests mingled with Karlsson while sipping on Champagne and viewing the latest avant-garde offerings.

TABAYER Celebrates Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Nigora Tokhtabayeva, the founder of fine jewelry label TABAYER, is donating 1,000 pairs of underwear from stylist Karla Welch’s The Period Company to the Turner Syndrome Foundation, an organization that provides free resources to caregivers and patients with Turner Syndrome. What’s more, the brand is unveiling a campaign, shot by Tokhtabayeva, focusing one three women who have inspired the designer. The females in question? Mechanical engineer Ismailey Pozo Quinones, nurse Angie Spagnolo, and newborn care specialist Betsy Salvador. Read all the interviews here.

DVF Teams Up With Target For A Collab

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And the next must-have Target designer collaboration is with — drumroll, please — the one and only Diane von Furstenberg and her granddaughter, Talita von Furstenberg. “Every collection we create is about making women feel confident so they can be the women they want to be," the designer said in a press release. “Talita and I are proud to partner with Target to extend that invitation to even more women who want to experience timeless pieces that bring effortless glamour and empowerment to their everyday lives.”

Available to shop on March 23, the 200-plus piece collection, which ranges from women’s to kids to home decor, includes archival DVF prints and brand-new patterns exclusively for Target. And yes, her signature wrap dresses are part of the lineup. Get a sneak peek of the colorful styles here.

Rolex Hosts The Oscars Greenroom

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For the 96th Annual Academy Awards on March 10, Rolex hosted its greenroom for the event, a spot where celebrities hung out before and after taking to the stage. Each year, the luxury watch company brings original decor to the space. According to a press release from the brand, the lounge area was designed to highlight the vegetal world. “More than a mere tribute to the chromatic identity of the brand, it is a celebration of nature,” it said in the statement. This concept came to life through the use of sustainably sourced materials such as ceramic and glass and a whole lot of green decor. Oh, and of course there where plenty of tributes to the brand’s iconic watch design, including the hanging clocks, and the fan detailing on the walls and ceiling that mimicked the wrist-wear’s iconic face.

STAUD Drops Its Third Launch With Birkenstock

So long boots — it’s clogs season. If your go-to pair could use a replacement, look no further than STAUD and Birkenstock’s new styles. On March 5, the two labels launched their third (!) limited-edition product drop together, and this time, it features Birkenstock’s cult-favorite Boston Clog with a boho-inspired braiding across the shoe. Priced at $150, the suede flat comes in taupe, brown, and baby blue.

Lafayette148 Honors The Late Martha Madigan

Lafayette18 is celebrating Women’s History Month by paying tribute to late photographer and artist Martha Madigan by linking up with the creative’s daughters, Claire Khodara and Grace Fuller Marroquin on an exclusive capsule collection based on her iconic work. Designed by Creative Director Emily Smith, the limited-edition products include an Italian silk twill pajama-looking set and scarf as well as a semi-sheer kaftan splashed with Madigan’s signature flora-infused print.

“By marrying Martha’s uniquely soulful approach to capturing the essence of life with the expert hand-skills of Lafayette 148’s Brooklyn-based atelier, the resulting collection is testament to the power of mother nature, and the deeply human values embedded in all artistic endeavors,” the press release explains. The collection launched on March 8, and will be available to purchase all Women’s History Month. Plus, 20% of sales will go to the Martha Madigan Foundation.

Petra & Meehan Flannery Design A Vrai Collection

Sisters and stylists Petra and Meehan Flannery have dressed some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Emma Stone, Zoë Saldana, and Reese Witherspoon. In short, you can trust that that whatever the duo touches turns to gold — or, in this case, diamonds. On March 1, they partnered with VRAI on an eight-piece assortment of high-carat pieces, priced from $2,400 to $22,100, inspired by their native California.

“We wanted to create a collection that shows off the stunning VRAI created diamonds,” the sisters said in a statement. “It’s a modern way of thinking, utilizing advanced technology and renewable resources to create diamonds. It’s infusing our connection to nature with designs that are vintage-inspired.” Shop the collection, which includes pieces like pendant necklaces and dome rings, here.

David Yurman Announces Its Newest Brand Ambassadors

On March 4, David Yurman announced models Iris Law and FeiFei Sun as its newest gloabl ambassadors and stars of the label’s Spring 2024 campaign, photographed by Tyrone Lebon. “Iris and FeiFei are unique and authentic in their work, inspiring their fans and followers through their passions, self-expressions and beauty,” Evan Yurman, president of David Yurman, said in a press release. “It’s a pleasure to welcome them into the David Yurman family and to see our jewelry come to life through the creative lens of such talented individuals.”

Vestiaire Collective Partners With Carine Roitfeld

With a successful fashion career spanning decades, Carine Roitfeld surely knows her way around sourcing an incredible second-hand treasure. And now, she’s here to help you score one-of-a-kind items, too. On March 5, the former French Vogue editor-in-chief teamed up with resale platform Vestiaire Collective to curate an edit of vintage gems, all of which are inspired by the editor’s wardrobe. You’ll find everything from Gucci handbags to Thierry Mugler jackets in the assortment.

Merrell & Sweaty Betty Release A Hiking Collection

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The temps are finally rising, which only means one thing: It’s time to get back outdoors. Should you be one to hit the trails, you won’t want to miss out on Merrell and Sweaty Betty’s hiking capsule. The product offerings, which fuse fashion and function, include the Moab Speed 2 shoe, Speed Fusion Web sandal, as well as apparel like tanks, bras, leggings, and more workout staples.

“We followed the creative direction of ‘rewilding’ which translates into a safari-inspired collection that manifests into a high concept collection of functional activewear, focused on the outdoors,” said Sweaty Betty Chief Product Officer Catherine Tooke in a statement. “The fearless, instinctive approach to bold colors and prints results in an explosion of cloths, saturated materials and texture.” Shop the collection on Merrell and Sweaty Betty’s websites on March 26 and April 2, respectively.

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