The Drop: Tatler's Round-Up Of May 2021's Hottest Fashion Launches
New season, new collections to lust after and get our hands on. From Prada's Timecapsule series to Balenciaga's latest covetable bag, stay tuned for all the newest and most desirable forthcoming launches and product releases right here.
DIOR DROPS ITS FALL 2021 COLLECTION IN STORES
What: Launch of Dior's Fall 2021 collection
Why: It's the start of a new season (in stores, at least) and Dior's beat most of the brands to the punch by launching their latest Fall 2021 collection in stores. Shown just a few weeks ago in Shanghai, the collection's highlights include the new Mizza print—which can be seen on key items such as the Bar jacket, the Saddle, Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags—a fabulous PVC raincoat splattered with the Dior Oblique print, and outré metallic coats and skirts.
Where: The Dior Fall 2021 collection is now available in stores.
RALPH LAUREN COLLABORATES WITH MLB
Who: Ralph Lauren
What: Collaboration with Major League Baseball for a capsule collection
Why: Ralph Lauren has hit a home run with his latest collaboration. Teaming up with Major League Baseball to celebrate the beauty of the game, the quintessential American brand's capsule collection pays tribute to some of baseball's most recognisable clubs, including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals, with an eye to expand to other teams in the future. For now, get your hands on baseball jackets and polos (among other must-have items) in stores and online now.
BALENCIAGA UNVEILS THE GROCERY SHOPPER
What: Launch of the new Grocery Shopper tote
Why: With sustainability becoming an increasingly important factor in consumers' shopping habits, Balenciaga is contributing its own effort to make the world a better place. Introducing the Grocery Shopper, a reusable, collapsible shopping bag that fully uses recycled materials in its production.
Where: The Balenciaga Grocery Shopper is now available online and in store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
ZEGNA PRESENTS ITS SUMMER SHOES
What: Launch of the Triple Stitch Sneaker and Valencia Espadrillas
Why: Step into summer in style with Zegna's new Triple Stitch Sneaker and Valencia Espadrillas. Made with warm weather climes in mind, the lightweight fabrics and rich colours evoke an effortlessness that will be the perfect accompaniment to the sunnier days ahead.
LOUIS VUITTON PROVIDES OFFICIAL TROPHY TRAVEL CASE FOR THE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO
Who: Louis Vuitton
What: Partnership to provide the official Trophy Travel Case provider for the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco
Why: Staying true to its heritage as trunk makers, Louis Vuitton has long created special trunks for some of the world's most iconic sporting events. This year, the French luxury house teams up with the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco for the first time ever to specially design a trunk to house and display the trophy that will be awarded to the winner of the racing competition on May 23.
See also: Louis Vuitton Unveils Official Monaco Grand Prix 2021 Trophy Travel Case
VALENTINO RELEASES THE ONE STUD SNEAKER
Who: Valentino Garavani
What: Launch of the Valentino Garavani One Stud Sneaker
When: From May 7
Why: Part of the house's Roman Stud family, the oversized stud takes pride of place on the new sneaker style that Valentino is releasing as part of its Fall 2021 collection. The sneaker comes in two styles (a high-top and low-top version), and three colourways with accents in white, black and red.
Where: The Valentino Garavani One Stud Sneaker is currently available in stores.
PRADA LAUNCHES FIFTH TIMECAPSULE SERIES
What: Launch of the fifth Timecapsule series
When: May 6
Why: Available for 24 hours on the first Thursday of each month, the Prada Timecapsule series is always a covetable drop of limited edition products. One of the key highlights this month includes a classic Prada boxy shirt with a reinterpretation of the company's triangle logo bearing the month of the drop.