September 01, 2015 BY CAPSULE

In anticipation of the Capsule New York Women's, we're highlighting six brands you must preview at Pier 94 September 17-19th. Each distinct in character and concept, these budding tastemakers are causing major waves both stateside and internationally. Check them out!



Etnia Barcelona designs and produces their own eyewear, controlling the entire process, from the design of the first drawing to the production of all the components: glasses that are comfortable, easily adaptable to facial features, and feel good on the face. All frames are made with Barberini toughened natural crystal lenses that provide 70 times better vision than any plastic lens; frames have a longer lifespan and guarantee maximum UV protection in all indices.


FRENCH REBELLION (Polder pictured above)

French Rebellion is an incubator for new talents across the fashion, arts, beauty, and music industries; an international lab for brand development and market establishment. French Rebellion was founded in 2014 by three friends, Julia Simon, Murielle Bourdette-Menaut and Stéphane Dago (three French) as a way of helping new talent create their international brand identity and look beyond their borders.



HLSK is an independent jewelry label based in Melbourne, Australia. Hannah Stewart, founder and owner, launched HLSK in late 2012 after developing her skills whilst working alongside her father, a former jeweler.

Inspired by natural landscapes, textures and minerals, combined with a love of artisan handcrafts and architecture, these elements are integral parts of Hannah's design process. Complex ideas and free hand sculpting allows Hannah to create an ethereal and unrestrained style of work. Using many different techniques, both traditional and non-traditional, gives each piece of jewelry an authentic and truly distinct HLSK style.


Rachel Antonoff

Rachel Antonoff is equal parts nostalgic and badass babe. The collection’s unruly approach to classic tailoring and workwear embodies the modern day woman who is as rebellious and quirky as the designer herself.



Latin for “of the woods”, Silvae is a ready-to-wear line that pays homage to the stunning landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Founded by Seattle’s Deborah Roberts, she finds inspiration from the shapes in nature and features prints by local artist Olivia Knapp.

Silvae merges clean lines, textural fabrics and a love for fine art. After graduating with a degree in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Washington, Deborah Silvae attended the School of Apparel Design & Development at Seattle Central. Deborah worked in the industry as an assistant designer and materials developer at Eddie Bauer before launching the Silvae in 2013. With a touch of the surreal, her pieces are feminine and timeless. The collections are produced domestically in New York, New York.


Wal & Pai

Wal & Pai is a progressive footwear line hand crafted using artisanal leathers with a focus on style and quality, Wal & Pai masters the harmony of dress and casual. The collection focuses on the artisanal details of supple Italian leathers, hand-distressed features and expertly crafted heels and outsoles. The core spirit of Wal & Pai is Los Angeles style reinterpreted: Architectural lines with vintage asymmetries, minimal aesthetics and effortless femininity.