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Fashion News: Summer 2024



Fashion News: Summer 2024

Donde Esteban

Esteban Cortázar Launches ‘Donde Esteban’

Donde Esteban

Colombian designer Esteban Cortázar introduces his latest venture, ‘Donde Esteban,’ a brand that celebrates his diverse roots and love for endless summers. Cortázar, inspired by his upbringing in Cartagena, Miami, Ibiza, and Paris, infuses vibrant prints and laid-back silhouettes to create unisex resort wear that embodies a Caribbean-meets-Mediterranean flair. The collection – crafted in collaboration with his father Valentino Cortázar and local artists – showcases landscapes from Ibiza’s Es Vedrà to Colombia’s Magdalena River and the Sierra Nevada. “Donde Esteban started from a personal idea of showing my roots and where I come from, transporting people into my world in the most authentic way,” Cortázar said in a press release. “It’s about giving my community a true image of who Esteban is as a person.” The brand’s name, translating to at Esteban’s, reflects a welcoming and familiar atmosphere, inviting wearers into Esteban’s personal cosmos. Each piece tells a story, from sunsets in Barú to the striking beauty of Colombia’s landscapes, all created with a meticulous attention to detail and a deep connection to Cortázar’s heritage. Donde Esteban marks Cortázar’s return to his creative instincts after more than 20 years in the fashion industry. It promises to be a beacon of Latin American culture and fashion, sharing Cortázar’s love and energy with the world.

Sun-Sational Innovation


Say goodbye to sticky hands and sunscreen meltdowns all summer long. Sqween, the clean, safe, mess-free paint-on sunscreen perfect for little ones, was created by Samantha Miller Lawi, a mother of two with a family history of melanoma. In fun new colors like lilac and light blue, Sqween transforms the sunscreen routine into an enjoyable experience for kids. Featuring a squeezable brush applicator, this SPF 30 sunscreen boasts a smooth, stick-free formula that ensures safety and independence. Sqween makes sun protection a breeze!

Cuba Lab Unveils Sustainable SS24 Collection

Cuba Lab

Cuba Lab, the innovative collaboration between the Artesian Association and San Patrignano’s design lab, has launched a Spring/Summer 2024 collection including new iterations of the line’s most beloved bags. Supported by the Tod’s Group, this project blends craftsmanship with sustainability, offering a range of unique leather goods. Highlights Include the Habanera Silk, featuring Mantero 1902 silk linings, the beach-ready Tropicana with palm leaf handles, and the mini bucket Riviera, combining leather and upcycled fabrics. Each piece is ethically crafted in Italy, promoting environmental consciousness and artisanal skill. Managed by fashion students from Istituto Marangoni Firenze, the campaign captures the essence of Cuba Lab’s commitment to creativity and sustainability.


180 The Store

Another Manhattan export has landed out east with the opening of Tribeca concept shop 180 The Store in Amagansett. Following the success of the flagship location, this new branch will feature founder Denise Williamson’s curated selection of artisans, cult-loved designers, handmade Japanese lanterns, and European furniture and will also host residences and events with notable design and art personalities from Williamson’s extensive network. Located on picturesque Main Street, the new store will provide an engaging environment for discovering and shopping thoughtfully designed products and will feature brands including Sophie D’Hoore, Album Di Famiglia, Chez Vidalenc, Chimala, R+D Lab Glassware, Frama Furniture & Apothecary, and Vogel Vases. 303 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11937;



The Hamptons just got a sartorial upgrade! TWP, the coveted womenswear brand founded by Trish Wescoat Pound in 2021, has unveiled its latest boutique in Sag Harbor, the brand’s second brick-and-mortar location, following its stylish flagship in SoHo. Designed in collaboration with Jenny Dyer, the Sag Harbor space exudes the brand’s essence, blending American heritage with the natural beauty of the East End. The historic Federal-style building, thoughtfully renovated, mirrors the cozy charm of Trish’s own home. Shoppers are invited to explore a series of intimate rooms adorned with textured wood, seagrass furnishings, and touches of wild poppies—a nod to the desert flowers that inspire the founder. Adding to its allure, the boutique doubles as a gallery featuring Roberto Dutesco’s evocative photographs of the wild horses of Sable Island. Capturing the untamed spirit of these horses, Dutesco’s work resonates with the confident and curious TWP woman. 155 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963;

Dive into Confidence with STYLEST


It’s time to upgrade your summer game with the most flattering sculpting line out there. Meet Stylest, the revolutionary swimwear brand crafted by fashion visionaries Joyann King Michael, Alia Yahia Bosworth, and Chrissy McCurdy. This innovative sculpting swimwear system is designed to empower women with unparalleled poolside confidence. Gone are the days of mismatched pieces—Stylest offers a cohesive outfit plan, ensuring a flattering and fashionable look for every woman. Each piece in the collection features one- and two-piece suits, sarongs and cover-ups along with lifting swim bras. Each piece is meticulously crafted to enhance your silhouette, making you feel both stylish and comfortable. Whether lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean, Stylest is your go-to for a chic, confident swimwear experience.


Orlebar Brown and La DoubleJ

The new high summer capsule from Orlebar Brown and La DoubleJ is a summer 2024 must. The collaboration between the two brands is dubbed “Raise Your Vacation Vibration” and features 34 genderless styles, including swimwear and ready-to-wear pieces in bold red, white, and blue prints. This collaboration blends Milan-based La DoubleJ’s vibrant feminine Italian prints with Orlebar Brown’s refined British silhouettes. “This collection is really a true founder-to-founder brainchild,” La Double J founder JJ Martin has said. “OB was looking to add a little more pizazz to their prints while we at LDJ were looking to absorb some of that “off-duty” elegance that they’re so well-known for.” Although the pieces in the collection might seem to be traditionally men’s and women’s, Martin says that all the pieces are “really genderless, meant to be borrowed from your partner’s or your BFF’s closet while on holiday together. This is a true marriage of energies and aesthetics.” The collection aims to elevate holiday wardrobes with luxurious, effortlessly elegant pieces. Available online and in select stores, the line launches with celebratory events in top summer destinations like St. Tropez and Ibiza.

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