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We’re not going to lie; the first few weeks of 2023 signal a fresh start. The world is turning over a new leaf, whether following through on New Year’s resolutions or outgrowing old habits. 2022 in fashion may have been turbulent (hello, November headlines?), but these didn’t lessen our excitement at predicting fashion trends and looking forward to what the year will be like in the realm of fashion.
Up ahead, we catch you up to speed on the latest fashion headlines and what’s buzzing in retail for January 2023, giving us a soaring start to the year. Expect exciting new updates from Gucci, Love, Bonito and more.
Gucci Valigeria officially opens in Paris
The first-ever Valigeria permanent boutique stands tall at the heart of the City of Light
The young Guccio Gucci enjoyed his time at London’s The Savoy Hotel. Inspired by his observations of how travel bridged cultures, he headed to Florence to initiate his luxury luggage atelier in 1921. In the present time, Gucci has become a household name in the fashion industry and is a trailblazing force in the realm of luxury fashion. So to honor its origins birthed by travels, Gucci opens the first permanent Gucci Valligeria boutique at 229 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France. The two-story space draws its influences from luxury travel during the Belle Époque, such as recreating a vintage railway carriage through dark and deep walnut woods and neutral-toned canvas upholstery and surfaces.
The Gucci Valigeria offers a curated collection of Gucci’s travel pieces, from totes, backpacks, duffels, garment bags, vanity cases, suitcases and even trunks. Many of the items found come from the Gucci Savoy collection, embodying many heritage-infused motifs such as the monogram, Double G hardware and Web stripe.
Miley Cyrus rings in 2023 decked in Gucci
The pop star dons a custom-made dress as she belts out, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Every year, Miley Cyrus always celebrates the end of one year with her beloved aunt, Dolly Parton. Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party on NBC has always been an affair to tune into, thanks to her iconic covers and guests who join them to celebrate a new beginning. So, of course, many anticipate her costume changes throughout the show. One of the striking looks from 2022 happened during their cover of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll in matching black-and-leopard ensembles. Miley’s dress is actually a custom Gucci mini-dress, playing into 2022’s cut-out trends and pairing them with leopard-printed tulle opera gloves.
Gucci launches a special capsule collection for Lunar New Year
The brand welcomes the Year of the Rabbit
2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, an animal that represents longevity, peace and prosperity. People born in such years are described as intelligent, quick-witted and inventive—qualities Gucci embodies through the playful collection. The brand depicts different qualities of the rabbit through an abundance of prints, colors and embellishments on ready-to-wear items. Lensed by Max Siedentopf, the bright colors set a cheerful tone that aligns with Spring’s arrival.
Shop the Lunar New Year Capsule Collection in select Gucci stores worldwide.
Welcome the New Year with Love, Bonito
Anticipate weekly drops of their timeless staples best for reunions and bonding sessions
One of our trend predictions for 2023 is intentional shopping, which means investing in pieces that serve multiple purposes as opposed to one-time wear. For New Year and Lunar New Year, Love, Bonito will release the newest knits, camisoles and dresses that will help you dress for any occasion. Featuring the brand’s newest in-house print, Humble Abode, the fabric has embroidered icons of familiar scenes and items found at home. Love, Bonito aims to spark a heartfelt conversation thanks to the lineup of matching styles. These sets are also available in children’s sizes for your adorable mini-mes.
But if you prefer attracting ampaos and red envelopes, dress the part by checking out their different warm-toned dresses and amazing prints from the Chinese New Year collection. All pieces are perfect for ringing in the entrance of Spring and for occasions beyond the season, best for multiple wears that will never ever get old.
Meanwhile, hit your New Years' resolutions in style with cheak’s latest Recreation lifestyle collection. The Cosy Cropped Hoodie and Cosy Jogger make a perfect set for post-reunion lounging. But if you hope to stay cute while running some errands and getting a workout in, the Courtside Bra and Courtside Skirt offer medium support, best for low-intensity activities.
As the Year of the Rabbit fully beggins, let’s all hop into new beginnings with Love, Bonito’s Spring designs. The Ada Satin Wrap Blouse works best for date nights, office days and more thanks to the comfortable material and sophisticated design. Meanwhile, it’s not too late to hop on the cut-out trend with the Anissa Padded Cut Out Jumpsuit. The one-piece also comes with a padded bust, functional pockets and a back zip closure.
Rep the Year of the Rabbit with Monki this Lunar New Year
Attract prosperity with these beautiful red ensembles
We all know that the auspicious color every Lunar is red as it symbolizes good fortune, luck and prosperity. Attract more red envelopes and luck this Year of the Rabbit with Monki’s Lunar New Year collection for 2023. Made of comfortable knits, tees, skirts and dresses, the collection will definitely keep you cozy after an evening of celebrations and festivities. Shop the collection in-store or through Zalora starting January 2023.
Elegance and Vibrance Meet with the Longchamp Box-Trot
Start the year by investing in this chic forever piece
Left: Box-Trot Crossbody S in Black (P39,500), Middle: Box-Trot Crossbody XS in Cognac (P37,500), Right: Box-Trot Crossbody XS in Candy (P39,500)
Longchamp’s Box-Trot has become one of Parisian It-bags, thanks to its distinctive feminine design. All lines. The sleek and structured calf leather highlight the brand’s excellence in creating artisanal bags that go with every look. The oversized medallion, which symbolizes the Maison’s energy and optimism, catches and holds attention to the piece. Cop the Box-Trot in classic neutral hues, like Black and Cognac. But for more daring spirits, Longchamp’s array of pop-to-pastel shades for the bag make it fit for chic bohemian looks.
Shop the Box-Trot and other Longchamp pieces exclusively at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and online through Rustans.com.
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Banner Photos Love, Bonito and Max Siedentpof via Gucci
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver