Whether it’s partying at music festivals, or vacationing in Ibiza and the French Riviera, luxury and fashion brands are ready to celebrate the summer. This week, we look at Jacquemus’ canary yellow collection with Saks and Loewe’s latest beach-ready styles created with Paula’s Ibiza.
In other news, with California’s star-studded Coachella music festival dominating headlines over the past two weeks, headline artist Bad Bunny’s new Adidas sneaker collaboration took center stage. Plus, KidSuper’s Ugg Feel House collaboration, which was celebrated at a pre-festival party on April 13, is doing the rounds online.
Elsewhere, Our Legacy and Denim Tears are commemorating the life and legacy of the late Tupac Shakur with their new creative collection, while Nike is teaming up with Jarritos on what could be the perfect collab to usher in the vacation season.
Below, we dissect the top three global collabs going viral among the fashion crowd this week. For our verdict on more trending brand partnerships, subscribe here to receive weekly updates straight to your inbox via the Collabs & Drops newsletter.
Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza
Date: April 20
Verdict: As one of the most documented collabs across the luxury scene, Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza has become an annual, hotly anticipated tie-up that celebrates Ibiza’s bohemian heyday and paradisal hedonism. This time round, the Paula’s Ibiza basket-style bag — which took over beaches everywhere when it first dropped — returns in new shapes with handcrafted details, perfect for sun-drenched evenings on the island. Though there hasn’t been much engagement across China’s socials as of yet, the collection is making strides across the West thanks to its campaign featuring famous faces such as Emily Ratajkowski and Spanish music artist Bad Gyal.
Saks x Jacquemus
Date: April 21
Verdict: With summer fast approaching, it’s Jacquemus’ time to shine. The label has released its “Été” capsule collection alongside iconic luxury department chain Saks, available exclusively via the latter’s website and flagship Fifth Avenue location. Featuring men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags and hats, the drop serves as an ode to the French Riviera. Customers will no doubt be scrambling to get their hands on pieces from the lineup, especially as Jacquemus was recently named one of fashion’s hottest brands of Q1 2023 by The Lyst Index.
Our Legacy x Denim Tears
Date: April 25
Verdict: Silver-studded denim and velvet formalwear are the standout pieces from this collection, which commemorates the life and legacy of American rapper Tupac Shakur, who was killed at the age of 25 in a drive-by shooting in 1996. Celebrity collabs crop up by the dozen nowadays, but this latest partnership is different: Tremaine Emory’s Denim Tears and Swedish streetwear label Our Legacy have teamed up with the Shakur Estate to honor the artist’s style identity. Dubbed “Tupac Tears Legacy,” the collab reimagines a number of Tupac’s fashion looks, including his classic leather pieces and engineered boots. It received over 56,000 likes when it debuted on Denim Tears’ Instagram account last week.