#HauteList: The Best Fashion Launches In October 2016
Every day is a new and stylish day in the fashion biz. In fact, it is never far from surprising, sometimes wow-worthy and other times sigh-inducing. From changing and reviving trends to fresh fashion collaborations, funky new launches or even relaunches, or even shocking disclosures of designers quitting storied labels for new ones, there’s so much buzz on a day-to-day basis. But while some of the information is noteworthy, there are the BIG scoops that shape the future of the industry. And that’s exactly what we’re here to share with you. In our monthly Best of Fashion series, we round up some of the best new releases, collabs, launches, and the works of fashion. This is everything you NEED to know.
1. Koovs Collaborates With British Artist Hattie Stewart
If fun, quirky fashion is your thing, then you’ll love Koovs’ recent collaboration with London-based illustrator Hattie Stewart. The colourful collaboration features trendy pieces with fun appliqué work — emoticons, peace signs, the works — on everything from backpacks and jeans to dresses and makeup bags too. Check out our favourite picks here.
2. Gap Goes Online
After launching its first store in Mumbai earlier this year, American apparel and accessories brand Gap is now online on Arvind Ltd’s Nnnow. The website, which also houses brands like GANT, Nautica, and Tommy Hilfiger, includes casual and easy-to-wear staples from Gap. The brand definitely keeps up with trending fashion, whilst consistently retaining their classic American vibe — something GAP is quite well-known for.
3. Nicobar x Suket Dhir
This festive season, if you’re looking at gifting some dapper stuff to your better half, this bit of fashion news will make you very happy (you know, we always like well turned-out men). The new collaborative capsule launched by Nicobar, designed by 2016 Woolmark Prize winner and impeccable designer Suket Dhir, is live on Nicobar’s website, and will also be available at Nicobar stores in Mumbai and Delhi.
4. Sabyasachi Collaborates With Pottery Barn
It’s been raining fashion collaborations this month. And the one we’re most excited about is the Sabyasachi for Pottery Barn home décor collection. The Kolkata-based designer has joined hands with the US-based décor brand to create a collection of 50 products that bear his signature design elements. It’s the first time Pottery Barn has launched a global collection and attempted to bring a little colour into American homes. True to his style, Sabya has worked with floral motifs, animal artworks, clock prints, intricate embroidery, and so on. This stunning collection comprising dinnerware, bed linen, and cushion covers, is proof that when the world of fashion and décor meet, they weave magic.
5. Guess Launches 2 Watches In Aide Of Breast Cancer Awareness
Guess Watches has partnered with the Get in Touch Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to raising breast health awareness, as part of an educational programme to help girls ‘get in touch’ with their breasts for early detection and prevention. To help raise funds for this global initiative, Guess has designed two Special Edition watches for women and men that will be available this fall, with 10% of all proceeds donated to the Foundation.
6. Reebok Launches Skyscape Range
Reebok takes functionality and fashion a notch higher with its newly launched Skyscape range – pegged as shoes so comfortable that you will forget you have them on. Crafted with the same materials and processes used to create lingerie, the Skyscape shoe is extremely soft, flexible and versatile. The sporty chic Northern Lights pair (pictured above) is inspired by the natural phenomenon and features multiple hues that add both colour and edge to the shoes. What’s more, these kicks go with everything from gym wear to leisure wear. Priced at Rs 6,999, they’re not just versatile but affordable too!
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