The Best Fashion Launches of August 2023

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Sandro and Wrangler Team Up for Workwear-Chic Collab

Sandro and Wrangler Team Up for Workwear-Chic Collab

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Sandro and Wrangler Team Up for Workwear-Chic Collab

Who: Sandro and Wrangler

What: Unisex collaboration

Where: Online at sandro-paris.com

Why: Paris, Texas, meet Paris, France. Sandro joined forces with American workwear magnate Wrangler for a fall wardrobe collab that’s not only genderless, but also offers relaxed, stylish pieces in Wrangler’s signature earth tones, including (but not limited to) bootcut jeans and pants. The only thing that’s missing is a kickass pair of cowboy boots.

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Wolford and Simkhai Collaborate on Bodycon Basics

Wolford and Simkhai Collaborate on Bodycon Basics

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Wolford and Simkhai Collaborate on Bodycon Basics

Who: Wolford and Simkhai

What: Ready-to-wear and hosiery collaboration

Where: Online at simkhai.com and wolford.com

Why: Wolford’s expansion plan this year has been incredibly successful so far, teaming up with a host of designers on covetable collabs using its technical know-how of all things hosiery for very fashionable results. For its first collaboration with an American designer, Wolford paired up with Simkhai for an ultra-minimalist capsule of red, white, and black body-skimming catsuits in textured patterns that work well alone or with a blazer and boots for an office-ready look.

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Joseph Altuzarra Debuts West Elm Kids Collaboration

Joseph Altuzarra Debuts West Elm Kids Collaboration

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Joseph Altuzarra Debuts West Elm Kids Collaboration

Credit: Frank Frances Studio

Who: Joseph Altuzarra and West Elm Kids

What: Home collection

Where: Online at westelm.com/josephaltuzarra

Why: Joseph Altuzarra is an accomplished fashion designer whose latest passion project sees him diving into the role of a dad. He’s taking to the role quite naturally, and his time at home with his two daughters inspired his whimsical yet practical range of kids’ furniture, accessories, and textiles made in partnership with West Elm, including this rug with a sketch of a hot air balloon drawn by Altuzarra himself.

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Eastpak and Vivienne Westwood Create Eco-Friendly Galactic Accessories

Eastpak and Vivienne Westwood Create Eco-Friendly Galactic Accessories

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Eastpak and Vivienne Westwood Create Eco-Friendly Galactic Accessories

Who: Eastpak and Vivienne Westwood

What: Accessories collaboration

Where: Online at eastpak.com and viviennewestwood.com

Why: Vivienne Westwood’s legacy is one of a true iconoclast, creating punk-chic fashion for eco-conscious, rebellious minds. The brand’s latest collaboration with Eastpak sees a Saturn print that debuted on the runway four years ago splattered across backpacks and duffles made with recycled materials, ensuring that our own planet isn’t harmed during the creative process.

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Louis Vuitton Reintroduces the GO-14 Handbag

Louis Vuitton Reintroduces the GO-14 Handbag

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Louis Vuitton Reintroduces the GO-14 Handbag

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Who: Louis Vuitton

What: Re-release of GO-14 handbag

Where: Online at louisvuitton.com and in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide

Why: As one of the oldest and most prominent fashion houses in the world, Louis Vuitton is adept at using innovative techniques to update its tried and true classics. See: the GO-14 handbag, a puffy, almost marshmallow-like silhouette that debuted on the spring/summer 2015 runway, now reworked for the fall/winter 2023 collection. The signature padding mimics the interior of Vuitton’s trunks, offering protection on long journeys, but with an updated malletage process that gives a spray-painted effect. The tan colorway almost looks good enough to eat.

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Another Tomorrow Debuts the Foundation Wardrobe

Another Tomorrow Debuts the Foundation Wardrobe

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Another Tomorrow Debuts the Foundation Wardrobe

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Who: Another Tomorrow

What: The Foundation: A System For Living in Alignment

Where: Online at anothertomorrow.co

Why: For those looking to recalibrate their wardrobes and do so sustainably, look no further. Another Tomorrow is the premier brand crafting classics without compromising on ecological responsibility. It’s so confident in its processes, in fact, that each product comes with a unique QR code that catalogues the item’s entire provenance, from conception to purchase. The Foundation is a 34-piece capsule containing everything you need, from the perfect white button-down to the ultimate high-rise denim pictured here, made in a specific Italian mill using organic cotton. There’s nothing here to feel guilty about here—other than being ridiculously chic, that is.

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Bandier and Lacoste Team Up on Tennis-Inspired Capsule Collection

Bandier and Lacoste Team Up on Tennis-Inspired Capsule Collection

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Bandier and Lacoste Team Up on Tennis-Inspired Capsule Collection

Credit: Quentin De Briey

Who: Bandier and Lacoste

What: Capsule collection

Where: Online at lacoste.com and bandier.com, and in-store at Lacoste and Bandier

Why: The tennis craze isn’t going anywhere, and is reaching its peak with the arrival of the last Grand Slam of the year in New York, the US Open. For their first-ever collab, Lacoste and Bandier created a French-American collection chock-full of sporty pieces, like this bra and leggings set, plus tennis attire and athleisure for on and off the court.

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The North Face Taps Comme des Garçons for a Sporty-Chic Collection

The North Face Taps Comme des Garçons for a Sporty-Chic Collection

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The North Face Taps Comme des Garçons for a Sporty-Chic Collection

Who: The North Face and Comme des Garçons

What: Collaborative capsule

Where: Online at thenorthface.com and cdgcdgcdg.com, and in-store at Dover Street Market and select CDG and The North Face locations

Why: If you’re trying to achieve the true New Yorker uniform this fall (all black), look no further. Comme des Garçons joined forces with The North Face for an athleisure-heavy collection, including this fleece with a hidden message in the lining. Run, don’t walk before this collab certainly sells out.

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Tumi Introduces New Georgica Collection With Reneé Rapp

Tumi Introduces New Georgica Collection With Reneé Rapp

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Tumi Introduces New Georgica Collection With Reneé Rapp

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Who: Tumi

What: Georgica bag collection

Where: Online at tumi.com

Why: In case you didn’t get your chic Hamptons getaway this summer, there’s still hope for fall. Tumi’s new Georgica collection brings East Hampton’s Georgica Beach to life with an autumnal touch. In the brand’s campaign featuring Reneé Rapp, soft totes, backpacks, and crossbodies are introduced in juxtaposition to Tumi’s typically super-structured aesthetic. The minimalist, sophisticated styles are crafted in natural grain pebbled or smooth leather and are available in black and taupe colorways. Choose your fighter.

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Agua by Agua Bendita Taps Colombian Artist Xandra Uribe for Bean-Inspired Collection

Agua by Agua Bendita Taps Colombian Artist Xandra Uribe for Bean-Inspired Collection

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Agua by Agua Bendita Taps Colombian Artist Xandra Uribe for Bean-Inspired Collection

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Who: Agua by Agua Bendita

What: Collaboration with Xandra Uribe

Where: Online at aguabyaguabendita.com

Why: The humble bean gets a high-fashion treatment by none other than Colombian resortwear mainstay Agua by Agua Bendita and Colombian artist Xandra Uribe. Uribe’s more natural and unexpected takes on nature and Colombian heritage contrast perfectly with Agua’s flowy and feminine dresses, which feature a black bean print. There are even bean necklaces, so you can carry the magical fruit with you at all times.

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SIR. Releases Limited-Edition Occasion Capsule

SIR. Releases Limited-Edition Occasion Capsule

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SIR. Releases Limited-Edition Occasion Capsule

Who: SIR.

What: Limited-edition occasion capsule collection

Where: Online at us.sirthelabel.com

Why: Is your social calendar suddenly jam-packed with end-of-summer soirées? SIR. has your back with a limited-edition “occasion” capsule of dresses fit for—you guessed it—any occasion. The brainchild of co-founder and creative director Sophie Coote and her bridesmaids, the collection is comprised of seven styles in bright colors, each one named after the bride’s ladies in waiting.

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Madewell Partners With Molly Dickson on Denim Capsule

Madewell Partners With Molly Dickson on Denim Capsule

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Madewell Partners With Molly Dickson on Denim Capsule

Credit: Tom Neal

Who: Madewell and Molly Dickson

What: Limited-edition denim capsule collection

Where: Online at madewell.com

Why: Madewell has tapped none other than stylist Molly Dickson to create a limited-edition capsule collection of 12 denim pieces that range from a bralette to a micro miniskirt and overalls. Taking sartorial inspiration from Dickson’s family and star clients (like Camila Mendes, who fronts the campaign), the collab is sure to become the star of your summer, fall, winter, and spring wardrobe, because denim is year-round.

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Loewe Opens New Store in East Hampton

Loewe Opens New Store in East Hampton

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Loewe Opens New Store in East Hampton

Credit: Brett Beyer

Who: Loewe

What: New store

Where: 20 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

Why: Like the rest of the fashion crowd, Loewe is putting down roots out east—specifically on Main Street in East Hampton. The Spanish house’s new 3,000-square-foot retail space features signature codes, along with eco-friendly store displays made using recyclable blocks. Expect the latest collections, bags, and even some special objects, like a pair of pots by Japanese straw artist and Loewe Craft Prize 2018 finalist ARKO.

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Mother Launches Vintage-Inspired Fall Capsule Collection

Mother Launches Vintage-Inspired Fall Capsule Collection

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Mother Launches Vintage-Inspired Fall Capsule Collection

Credit: Courtesy Mother

Who: Mother

What: “Lost & Found” collection

Where: Online at motherdenim.com

Why: Fall is just around the corner—and Mother is ushering in the new season with a vintage-tinged 11-piece capsule collection, “Lost & Found,” which references throwback styles from the ’70s and ’80s. (Think: trucker hats, two-tone tops, and dark-wash denim.) We love the retro stripes on this fitted crewneck tee in particular.

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