On Our Radar
Buzzworthy Collabs, Couture Openings, and Milestone Birkenstock Birthdays
Written by: Amanda Chung
Published on: May 25, 2023
Fashion editor: Ali Pew
Written by: Amanda Chung and Giana León
Published on: May 24, 2023
Fashion editors: Ali Pew and Sandra Slusarczyk
In this installment of what’s new in the world of fashion, we’re spotlighting a Louis Vuitton–themed house, a fabulous watch from a favorite French jewelry brand, three impossibly cute capsule collections, and a few more things exciting us right now.
LOUIS VUITTON CURATES A WILD EXPERIENCE IN LA
Appropriately dubbed Crafted Dreams, this ultra-exclusive experience transforms a private Bel Air residence with the maison’s most extraordinary pieces. Expect hard-sided trunks, a variety of Keepalls and Capucines in rare colors and materials, and—not kidding—a neon-lit nursery showcasing the Louis Vuitton baby collection. The coolest part? Visitors have the opportunity to create bespoke LV items of their own.
LOUIS VUITTON MAISON VIVIENNE DOLLHOUSE, Louis Vuitton, price upon request;
LOUIS VUITTON PING-PONG TABLE, Louis Vuitton, price upon request;
LOUIS VUITTON OBJETS NOMADES FLORAL POT BY DAMIEN LANGLOIS-MEURINNE, Louis Vuitton, $1,200; all available at select Louis Vuitton stores
IT’S THE SUMMER OF CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
You heard it here first. Below, everything you need to prepare for high summer.
The London-based brand’s latest collection comprises swimwear and sundresses that blur the line between easy and elegant. They’re done in various Victorian floral prints, all with a pretty painterly quality.
CHLOÉ x ERES
What do you get when two eco-minded creative directors come together? A line of effortlessly chic bikinis made from luxurious biobased fabrics and the billowy embroidered-linen shirts to wear over.
CHLOÉ X ERES SHIRT, Chloé, $1,940;
CHLOÉ X ERES BIKINI TOP, Chloé, $375;
CHLOÉ X ERES BIKINI BOTTOMS, Chloé, $230
EMILIA WICKSTEAD x GOOP
In what might just be our favorite collaboration to date, we cocreated a line of occasion-worthy pieces for every soiree headed your way. Take your dinner party to another level with the coordinating table linens.
EMILIA WICKSTEAD X GOOP STARLING TAFFETA FAILLE DRESS, goop, $1,125;
EMILIA WICKSTEAD X GOOP HEENA TAFFETA FAILLE TOP, goop, $890;
EMILIA WICKSTEAD X GOOP EMER TAFFETA FAILLE DRESS, goop, $2,955
COUTURE COMES TO CALIFORNIA
Three major European fashion houses touch down in the Golden State.
The new Gucci Salon in West Hollywood is every fashion lover’s fantasy brought to life. It’s a first-of-its-kind destination where clientele can collaborate one-on-one with staff to create something truly one of a kind. The meticulously designed space feels intimate and glamorous, drawing inspiration from Old Hollywood with details like crystal chandeliers, mirrored columns, and racks of gowns straight from the red carpet. Stay tuned: Other salons are slated to follow later this year in New York, Paris, and London.
The cruise show dazzled earlier this month at Paramount Studios in LA. The collection seamlessly blended California cool with Chanel’s timeless aesthetic. Also noteworthy: Chanel recently unveiled its new flagship boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills—a stunning 30,000-square-foot space that’s now the brand’s largest outpost in the United States. As part of the opening, a collection of Hollywood-inspired pieces is available exclusively in-store—like the Lucky Star ring below, a cheeky nod to the Walk of Fame.
CHANEL HIGH JEWELRY LUCKY STAR RING, at select Chanel boutiques nationwide, price upon request
Prepare to be enchanted as Hermès brings a magical, otherworldly live performance to Los Angeles from July 15 to July 23. Created with director Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey, this seven-part show incorporates dance, music, film, and art, telling a tale of the mythical Pegasus while bringing to life some of Hermès’s most iconic pieces. Opera sung by a cast of Kelly bags? Check. Mini circus performed by hand puppeteers? Yup. Get tickets here starting June 15.
BIRKENSTOCK’S BIG YEAR
Three Birkenstock icons celebrate milestone birthdays this year. The minimalist single-strap Madrid sandal turns 60; the quintessentially cool Arizona sandal, 50; and the Gizeh thong hits 40. To mark the occasion, the brand dropped a limited-edition collection inspired by the original designs, available in eight colors. You can shop it exclusively on their website or browse our favorite Birks here.
BIRKENSTOCK MADRID, Birkenstock, $180;
BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA, Birkenstock, $190
WATCH THIS SPACE
Last month, 48 brands flocked to Geneva, Switzerland, for the world’s biggest watch show. Among them was Van Cleef & Arpels, unveiling the newest iteration of its signature Ludo Secret watch rendered in rose gold and glimmering pink sapphires. It’s part jewelry, part timepiece—designed with a gleamy brick-pattern bracelet that opens to reveal a luminous mother-of-pearl dial.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS LUDO SECRET WATCH, at Van Cleef & Arpels South Coast Plaza, $148,000
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