Spring’s Best Capsule Collections
With the runaway success of big-name collaborations for H&M, Target, and Macy’s, it seems that designer capsule collections are here to stay. And what’s not to love about that? Not only do we get to take home beautiful pieces from designers we love but could never otherwise afford, but designers get tremendous exposure, and the stores make out like bandits with record-breaking sales. Triple win, right? Here’s a look at some of the most exciting collaborations of the season. Let us know which one you’re most excited about!
Marni for H&M
Known for its bold color palettes, playful patterns, and voluminous silhouettes, Marni is the perfect label to rouse us from winter hibernation as we step into spring. Unlike H&M capsule collections before it, the Marni collection, which debuted the first week of March, did not incite riots or sell out within hours of its unveiling, which means scoring one of these mod frocks is still within the realm of possibility. Get to it! Prices range from $9.95 to $199.
Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s
Italian designer Alberta Ferretti will bring her ultra-feminine spring/summer capsule to collection to Macy’s April 17. It will feature maxi dress, boho blouses, pants, and knitwear in garden-party colors ranging from bright oranges, pinks to teals and whites. Ferritti says the collection was inspired by a trip to Italy’s Almafi Coast and evokes the spirit of her country. If that means the clothes will make us look a little more like Sophia Loren, we’re in. Prices will range from $49 to $199.
Mary Katrantzou for Topshop
This collection hit stores last month and sold out faster than you can say “Katrantzou,” but we can still admire it from afar—and hope to stumble across some of these pretty floral pieces in consignment shops.
Rory Beca for Forever 21
The most affordable of the bunch, Rory Beca’s third capsule collection for Forever 21 is already flying off the shelves. The line features laid-back, vintage-inspired pieces in breezy, light-as-air fabrics for hot summer nights. Prices range from $14.80 to $27.80.
JW Anderson, Mark Fast, Libertine, and Preen for Aldo
The best word to describe the new Rise collection for Aldo: fierce. The retailer has collaborated with four designers, JW Anderson, Mark Fast, Libertine, and Preen, for a capsule collection to make all other capsule collections jealous. And it’s a good thing, too—we wouldn’t want to bog down our new spring wardrobes with last season’s kicks. All shoes in this collection are priced at $155.
Trina Turk for Banana Republic
Trina Turk’s resort-ready collection for Banana Republic will put you in a vacation state of mind, even if you’re actually on your way to the office. Featuring bright prints, flirty sundresses, and swimsuits inspired by the Palm Springs “cocktail by the pool” lifestyle, the collection will hit stores in June. We can dig it. Prices will range from $49.50 to $150.