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Our round-up of everything you need to know about the latest fashion drops, collaborations and launches this month

Fashion Week has just wrapped up, and you're likely inspired to refresh your wardrobe. Good news: fashion brands are now launching their Spring/Summer 2022 offerings for you to spruce up your style with this March. Want in on the new bags, shoes, collaborations and launches you need to get your hands on? Read on for Tatler’s edit of the best fashion drops that are making their way to stores this month.

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1. Kenzo Drops Nigo’s Limited-Edition Denim Capsule in Singapore

Who: Kenzo

What: Launch of Kenzo Drop 3 Denim Boke Flower

Why: Since debuting his first Kenzo show at Paris Fashion Week, creative director Nigo has swiftly followed up with a series of capsule collections that revolve around Kenzo’s new symbol, the boke flower. For the third and most comprehensive drop so far, the designer reworks classic clothing such as T-shirts, jackets, blousons and trousers with premium Japanese denim. The best part? This is Nigo’s first limited-edition Kenzo capsule to launch in Singapore.

When: Available from April 2 in Kenzo Marina Bay Sands, and online

2. Off-White Unveils Virgil Abloh’s Take on Church’s Shoes

Who: Off-White

What: A collaboration with Church’s

Why: Virgil Abloh may be known for making some of the hottest sneakers of the past decade, but he had also dipped his toes into designing formal footwear before his passing. The Off-White for Church’s collection is the result. The first shoe to be unveiled is the Burwood, a classic full brogue oxford from the British shoemaker, which Abloh remixed with new materials (black brushed calfskin replaces the shoe’s original brown suede upper) and graphical elements (“Special Events” is boldly printed in Helvetica along the side of the shoe). The shoes, which Pharrell has already given his stamp of approval, is offered to both men and women.

When: Available in Off-White stores, Church’s stores, and on now

3. Sacai Remixes the Nike Blazer Low

Who: Sacai

What: A sneaker collaboration with Nike

Why: Japanese fashion label Sacai is not quite finished with its bestselling collaboration with Nike. Designer Chitose Abe has now set her sights on the classic Blazer Low silhouette, which she adds her twist to with the addition of stacked tongues, double lacing and exposed foam lines. Abe also used patent leather to give the sneakers a high fashion polish. Judging by the popularity of Sacai’s VaporWaffle styles, you can be sure to see these everywhere soon.

When: Available on from March 31

4. Manolo Blahnik teams up with Birkenstock

Who: Manolo Blahnik

What: A collaboration with Birkenstock

Why: It sounds like the unlikeliest of pairings: Manolo Blahnik, the legendary Spanish shoemaker behind the world's most exquisite heels, has partnered with Birkenstock on a capsule collection. Blahnik has put his glamorous touch on classic Birkenstock silhouettes like the Birkenstock Arizona—aka everyone's favourite dad sandals—as well as the Boston clogs. The designer spruced them up with crystal embellishments and luxe materials like velvet and leather, nodding to his Hangisi pumps of Sex and the City fame. Each limited-edition pair comes with a special polka-dot shoebox and dust bag as well. If you're looking for something both refined and relaxed, these shoes are the perfect fit.

When: Available in stores and online now

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5. Loewe unveils a collaboration with ON

Who: Loewe

What: A collaboration with ON

Why: Sportswear collaborations are nothing new in the luxury world, but Loewe distinguishes itself by choosing to partner with Swiss performance wear brand ON. Athletes will be familiar with the latter brand's technical pieces, including weather-adaptable jackets, temperature-regulating T-shirts and waterproof Cloudventure running sneakers. Those functional styles are now elevated with Loewe's craftsmanship and colours, as well as the use of sustainable materials. The results? A stylish collection that works both in the city and the great outdoors, as demonstrated in the campaign.

When: Available in stores and online now

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6. Gentle Monster launches its second collection with Blackpink's Jennie

Who: Gentle Monster

What: An eyewear collaboration with Blackpink singer Jennie

Why: After the success of its first collaboration with Blackpink's Jennie in 2020, which sold out in minutes, it only makes sense that cult Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster has tapped on the K-pop star for another collection. Dubbed "Jentle Garden", the duo's second collaboration offers elegant metal-frame spectacles, as well as cat-eye and oversized sunglasses in marble and pastel-hued designs. The standout style, the "Lesyeuxdenini", features oval frames adorned with crystals and marble temple tips. Jennie shows them off in a new campaign shot by fashion photographer Hugo Comte, which brings to life the floral fantasy of the Jentle Garden.

When: Available in stores and online now

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7. Krystal is the face of Charles & Keith's SS22 collection

Who: Charles & Keith

What: Launch of the SS22 collection

Why: Homegrown fashion brand Charles & Keith is about to reach an even wider audience, now that it has named Krystal as its first global brand ambassador. The Crazy Love star appears in the brand's Spring/Summer 2022 campaign, flaunting this season's statement styles like the Koa shoulder bag, the Aspen ruched phone pouch and floral Alex sandals. As the actress shows us, they are just the accessories you'll need if you want to add a pop of colour to your looks this month. 

When: Available in stores and online now

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8. Gucci launches the Gucci Pineapple collection

Who: Gucci

What: Launch of the Gucci Pineapple collection

Why: Trust Gucci to come up with something fun to wear this spring. The Italian luxury brand has launched its Gucci Pineapple collection, which boldly blends preppy and streetwear fashion codes together. Across a range of knitwear, outerwear and sneakers, you'll find the signature motif of the collection: a pineapple adorned with roses. There's also a line of bags that are cheekily labelled "What's Inside"—yet another conversation starter to consider adding to your closet.

When: Available in stores and online now

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