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There’s So Much Going On In The Fashion World This October

And we’re breaking it all down here.

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October fashion news

Fashion month may have wrapped up earlier this week; however, things certainly aren’t slowing down in the style world. On the contrary, it feels like every brand has waited until this month to roll out their buzziest happenings. Prada, for one, just made an internet-shattering announcement: The Italian label is designing NASA’s new moon suit for its 2025 Artemis III mission, which will arguably mark its most innovative move to date. Meanwhile, handbag brand DeMellier London is reimagining its five most popular looks with its ICONS 23 collection. And that’s just scratching the surface: There’s so much fashion news to cover this October, that we’re making it easier for you by laying it out here.

This month’s newest brand collaborations are an excellent spot to dive into first — especially if you’re still in the process of revamping your fall wardrobe. Consider the limited-edition capsule collection from APPARIS and Mansur Gavriel; available to purchase now, the drop features outerwear and bags covered in plant-based fur as well as apple leather. Then there’s the Veja and Reformation sneaker release, which fuses the French footwear brand’s bio-based materials and the Los Angeles label’s vintage-looking designs. The result? A kick you’ll wear absolutely everywhere.

Without further ado, catch up on everything happening this October below. As a reminder, we’ll refresh this post throughout the month with more need-to-know industry updates.

Clare V. Launches A Line With Monoprix

On Oct. 25, Los Angeles-based accessories brand Clare V. and French retailer Monoprix dropped an over 75-piece collection. Ranging from $9 to $395, the assortment features everything from chic home decor to playful clothing. “Monoprix has always been an essential stop on any of my trips to France,” Clare Vivier, founder and CEO of Clare V., said in the press release. “I was honored when they approached me about a collaboration. I’m thrilled to be the first designer from the U.S. to partner with this legendary brand and to be able to offer Clare V. X Monoprix to the United States.”

SIR. Launches Its First Jewelry Collection

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Those who love SIR.’s luxe, party-perfect dresses and separates will be thrilled to hear the Australian label is making its first foray into the jewelry category with a line of abstract earrings, which launched on Oct. 24. Made from 100% Brass Nano Plate, the styles were inspired by the artwork created by artist, Frankie Tobin, for the label’s resort 2024 collection. Each earring, priced from $160 to $190, is sold individually. And if you’re unsure which piece to nab? You can virtually try on the looks with the help of an Instagram filter.

Khaite & Bonpoint Release A Kids Collection

On Oct. 26, New York-based label Khaite and French childrenswear brand Bonpoint partnered together on a limited-edition collection with sizes ranging from 3 months to 10 years old. “The collaboration is a thoughtful combination of emotional nostalgia and charmful elegance, emphasizing core elements and codes embodied by both Khaite and Bonpoint,” the press release said. “Each style is imbued with methodical details and precision inspired by the French savoir-faire of Bonpoint and the evolution and distinct point of view of Khaite.”

A few standout styles from the 11-piece collection: a sharp blazer, fair isle sweater, voluminous white blouse, and knit leggings. In other words? You’re about to be jealous of your kid’s wardrobe.

Lululemon Drop Its Softest Assortment Ever

We didn’t think Lululemon’s products could possibly get any softer — but they’re proving us wrong. Enter the brand’s Wunderlust bodywear collection, which dropped online and in select stores on Oct. 17. Boasting nine new silhouettes, the assortment was made using a new material: Ultra Soft Nulu, which is a super-soft version of the brand’s Nulu fabric. Experience the dreamy new collection by scooping up a bra, bodysuit, or turtleneck.

La Double J’s Founder Debuts Her First Book

J.J. Martin, founder of Milanese brand La Double J, debuted her first book on Oct. 17. Titled Mamma Milano, the novel speaks about Martin’s experience moving from Manhattan to Milan 20 years ago. Order your copy here (side note: the cover is, of course, very stylish and would look great on your coffee table once you’re done reading it).

Rebecca Vallance Expands Into Accessories

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Namesake designer Rebecca Vallance, who is best known for her bow-tie dresses, expanded into accessories this month via a line of bridal accents. Available exclusively at Mytheresa as well as in Rebecca Vallance stores and on its site, the drop’s stunning styles include hairpieces, earrings, and veils. And if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect dress, perhaps you’ll find the one in her bridal collection, too.

Veronica Beard Teams Up With Petite Plume

Your sleepwear drawer is about to get so chic, thanks to Veronica Beard and Petite Plume. On Oct. 24, the two brands released an exclusive 5-piece collection, which includes Petite Plume’s four best-selling silhouettes made with the brand’s Luxe Pima Cotton and 100% Mulberry Silk, as well as an eye mask.

Jimmy Choo Collaborates With Jean Paul Gaultier

On Oct. 18, Jimmy Choo and Jean Paul Gaultier released a shoe collection co-designed by the footwear brand's creative director, Sandra Choi, and the French fashion house’s creative director, Florence Tétier. The assortment, priced from $975 to $2,450, includes over-the-knee boots splashed in tattoo artwork, embellished pumps, and more luxe looks. “I thought it was a great match, because for me, Jimmy Choo is like the Gaultier of shoes — craft, meets rebellion. Gaultier is a strong brand with a strong couture identity, and we really want to partner with people who have a savoir faire that we don't have,” Tétier said in the press release.

To celebrate the partnership, the brands dropped a campaign, fronted by singer and actor Kylie Minogue. “Kylie’s deep and long-lasting connections with both Jean Paul Gaultier and Jimmy Choo make her the natural choice to showcase this fashion fusion — she has performed in multiple made-to-measure Gaultier looks, while Sandra Choi has created custom shoes for her for over 30 years,” the statement said.

The Jewish Museum Presents An Exhibit Honoring Chloé’s Founder

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This month, The Jewish Museum in New York City unveiled Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé. This marks the first exhibition honoring the legacy of the Jewish entrepreneur, who founded the French fashion house in 1952.

“Casting a new light on the label’s 70-year history with nearly 150 garments as well as never-before-exhibited sketches and documents from the Chloé Archive, this exhibition highlights Aghion’s vision of effortless, luxurious fashion, and the work of iconic designers who began their careers with the brand, including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo,” the press release said about the exhibit, which runs from Oct. 13 until Feb. 18. “The exhibition showcases Aghion as a leader whose work altered the course of the global fashion industry in liberating women's bodies from the restrictive attitudes and styles of time, as well as pioneering the emergence of luxury ready-to-wear.”

The RealReal Debuts A Celebrity Closet Sale

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Have you ever dreamed of shopping your favorite celebrities’ closets? If yes, it looks like today is your lucky day: In honor of National Consignment Month, The RealReal is selling items from some of the world’s most lauded style icons, including Kate Moss, Julianne Moore, Tessa Thompson, Meena Harris, Sophia Bush, and Laura Harrier. Available to shop online and at the resale company’s SoHo boutique starting Oct. 17, the sale consists of nearly 300 products, priced from $95 to $3,500. In addition to the sale, The RealReal will make a $25,000 donation to Conservation International.

Larkspur & Hawk Drops Its First-Ever Bridal Collection

On Oct. 11, fine jewelry brand Larkspur & Hawk made its first foray into the bridal category. Debuted during bridal fashion week in New York, the collection boasts 41 pieces, including 12 sought-after Larkspur & Hawk’s silhouettes. “Highlights include everything from signature rivière necklaces to girandole and button earring styles, all featuring white quartz stones set in either yellow gold washed sterling silver or white rhodium washed sterling silver, tones that instantly evoke elegant bridal jewelry and will complement many engagement and wedding rings,” the press release explained. To put it simply? There’s no shortage of exquisite wedding-day jewels to pick from.

SKIMS Drops A Celebrity-Filled Campaign

From The White Lotus’ newest faces (hello, Beatrice Grannò and Simona Tabasco) to rising musicians Ice Spice and Nessa Barrett, SKIMS’ campaigns are always fronted by of-the-moment celebrities — and its latest one is no different. On Oct. 2, the Kim Kardashian-founded shapewear brand dropped its newest ad starring Kim Cattrall, Hari Nef, Lana Condor, Coco Jones, and Nelly Furtado. In the campaign, named Best of SKIMS, each celebrity modeled their favorite looks from the collection. “Everybody’s wearing SKIMS! I had a fabulous time styling myself for this campaign,” Cattrall, who opted for a body-hugging dress, said in an Instagram post.

Nordstrom & Thom Browne Team Up For Broadway Bar Takeover

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Nordstrom is celebrating Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter collection 2023 with its Broadway Bar, which is located at the retailer’s NYC flagship store near Central Park. “Thom Browne is one of the most creative and inspiring American fashion designers working today and we are thrilled to be partnering with him on our Center Stage and Broadway Bar takeover,” Sam Lobban, EVP GMM of Apparel and Designer at Nordstrom, said in a statement. “We’re excited to see his vision come to life and be able to offer our customers a special way of engaging with and experiencing his brand through our concepts.”

The menu features delicious custom items (think oysters and caviar) and signature cocktails (like the Thom Browne Old Fashioned and Thom Browne Martini) curated by the designer himself. Bon appetit! Note: The installation will be open until early November.

Prada Will Design NASA’s Spacesuits

On Oct. 4, Prada revealed it will team up with commercial space company Axiom Space to design NASA’s next lunar spacesuits. “The constantly forward-thinking ethos of Prada for humanity has broadened to his desire of adventure and to brave new horizons: space,” Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada’s marketing director, said in the press release. The Italian fashion house hasn’t released any specific details about the styles just yet — but we’re assuming they’ll be out-of-this-world cool (haha).

APPARIS Collaborates With Mansur Gavriel

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A very cozy partnership is coming for your closet: A APPARIS x Mansur Gavriel lineup, which consists of four bucket bags, two plant-based fur jackets, and an apple leather trench. What’s more, the looks are splashed with cheery colors, from bubblegum pink to candy-apple red (don’t worry minimalists, there are navy styles included, too).

DeMellier Releases Its ICONS 23 Collection

Head’s up DeMellier London fans: You’re in for quite the treat. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the handbag brand just dropped its limited edition ICONS 23 collection. The lineup features the label’s five most iconic styles thus far — The Vancouver, The New York, The Tokyo, The London, and The Small Vancouver — reimagined with the help of creatives Kelsey Merritt, Josefine H.J, Taylor LaShae, Hannah Strafford-Taylor, and Anny Fan. (Note: If there’s a style you have your eye on, act fast, as they’re already selling out!)

Veja & Reformation Drop Their First Sneaker Collection

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Eco-friendly brands Veja and Reformation put their heads together to design a must-have chunky dad trainer. Enter the Venturi ($215), which comes in cream and brown colorways. In true VEJA fashion, the shoes are made in Brazil using materials like recycled polyester, Amazonian rubber, sugar cane, organic cotton, and natural latex. Grab a pair on both brands’ websites, as well as retailers like Shopbop and Net-a-Porter.

Abercrombie & Fitch Launches Collection With Designer Nicole Benefield

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Abercrombie & Fitch tapped Harlem's Fashion Row designer Nicole Benefield for a 26-piece limited-edition assortment of staples. Priced from $40 to $200, the designs draw inspiration from New York City, where Benefield is based. "Collaborating with Abercrombie in bringing this collection to life has been incredible,” she said in the press release. “We have a common philosophy that people should feel confident and comfortable in styles that are of the moment, which is at the core of this collection.”

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