These Are the 19 Most Memorable Fashion Launches of 2018
As we move into a brand new year and anticipate all the fresh trends and stylish collabs ahead, let's take a moment to look back at all of the buzzy fashion buys of each month. Like when Away released luggage in Star Wars-inspired colorways just in time for summer travel. Or Lively's debut of a wireless, strapless bra that's the epitome of comfy-sexy-cool. And who could forget when Columbia teamed up with Opening Ceremony to reimagine fleece? Yeah, it's been quite the year. Scroll on to see these and more of 2018's most notable launches from Senreve, Outdoor Voices, Reformation, and so much more.
Away x Star Wars: It's no Jedi mind trick; these Star Wars suitcases took us to a galaxy far, far away (or at least out of office). The limited-edition colorways included Tatooine orange, Hoth blue, and Endor green. Love them, we did.
Reformation Bag Collection: The eco-friendly and oh-so-fab designers at Reformation dropped some bangin' bags this year. The bucket, tote, and belt silhouettes turned out to be exactly the impressive accessory all of our summer outfits needed.
Lively The No-Wire Strapless Bra: This is the ultimate strapless for wedding season, the holidays, and beyond. Get your no-wire (yes, wire-free!) style in jet black or toasted almond and enjoy comfort and support in every backless blouse and strapless dress.
Birdies Slippers Slides: We love Birdies and are always thrilled to pick up a new pair. Inspired by Meghan Markle, the Garden Party Collection continues to make each of us feel like a princess with plenty of pom-poms, tassels, bright colors, and patterns to choose from.
Senreve Midi Maestra: Following the release of Senreve's signature Maestra and Mini Maestra bags, the mid-sized model officially became last summer's adventure bag. Featuring a versatile strap that goes from shoulder to backpack and back again, the luxury tote comes in two different types of leather and eight colors.
Christian Louboutin Baby Shoes: Made in three satin colorways including the Loubi Red Baby Shoes, Wallgraf Black & White, and Wallgraf Multi, these fancy bb kicks may just be the best thing that happened in 2018.
Outdoor Voices H2OV Collection: Finally a swimsuit that's pretty and built to perform! OV's first swim launch was a bold, color-blocked selection of separates and one-pieces that inspired ALL the high dives.
Disney x Karen Walker: In honor of Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary, designer Karen Walker released an exclusive capsule of sweatshirts, sunglasses, tees, and more that all capture the playful nature of the iconic Disney mouse.
M. Gemi x Marianna Hewitt The Capri: In their first shoe collab with fashion and beauty blogger Marianna Hewitt, M. Gemi presented a colorful and endlessly flattering new style that quickly became our go-to summer slide.
Lee Body Optix x CUSHNIE: This high-fashion and denim love affair got us all haute and bothered. There's still room in your wardrobe for a precisely cut pencil dress, a cute as heck crop top, a perfectly contoured jumpsuit, and some really good jeans all crafted from the durable material.
Sézane x Sea New York Collaboration: Just when we were looking to add some easy-to-wear, polished, and very feminine pieces to our closet.
Columbia x Opening Ceremony: Finally, all of our '80s and '90s fashion dreams came true! The iconic sportswear giant teamed up with cult fave Opening Ceremony to produce a funky and practical collection featuring vibrant fleeces, interchangeable parkas, and reflective long sleeves.
Lilly Pulitzer Active Collection: Tenniswear had a moment this year, and we were there for it. Match point or not, these stunning, neon-heavy designs feature UPF 50+ and moisture-wicking, luxletic fabric — ideal for athleisuring anywhere, anytime.
Frances Valentine Kate Bag: In tribute to the late Kate Spade, this bag is impeccably stylish, timeless, versatile, and most of all charitable with 20 percent of each sale going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Summersalt Travelwear: ICYMI, the brand that makes some of our favorite swimwear evidently has even more stylish tricks up their lightweight sleeves. Choose comfort without sacrificing fashun in this polished array that features a 24-Hour Jumpsuit we absolutely can't live without.
HUNTER x Disney Mary Poppins Returns Capsule: Comprised of tall boots and booties, umbrellas, and a limited-edition Mary Bag (!!), this collection is truly all about fashion-forward practicality and plenty of magic!
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