It’s never too early to get a head start checking out the amazing brands exhibiting with us at Capsule women’s shows this season in New York and Paris. Here are just a few of the top ready-to-wear and accessories brands we’re assembling who will be bringing their SS16 collections to Pier 94 and Tapis Rouge this fall.
If you’re looking for an expert in women’s swimwear, you can’t do much better than a designer who grew up among the surf and sand in Maui, like Tori Praver. But Praver isn’t only pulling inspiration from her childhood for her collection of fashionable and functional separates, one-pieces, and cover-ups; she also pulls from the sights and sounds of her travels to exotic locales, as well. Take a look for yourself at Capsule New York Women’s.
Vivian Graf doesn’t play around when it comes to knitwear. In addition to cutting her teeth at a number of New York-based labels, Graf, a Parsons graduate, also attended the prestigious Knit-1 studio in Brighton. All of that experience has resulted in a collection of knits that push the limit of the craft, emphasizing the versatility of the medium in new and exciting ways. You can see Vivian’s Spring 2016 collection in full at Capsule Paris.
When it comes to Italian-made leather handbags, is there a brand with a more heartwarming backstory than Alice.D? After years spent creating leather goods for other brands, mother-daughter duo Alice and Donatella decided to put family first, and teamed up to launch their own collection. Alice.D bags pair time-honored artisanal technique with bold colors for a modern look and feel. We’ll have Alice.D with us at both our New York Accessories show and in Paris.
Los Angeles-based designer Erin Shaffer has poured the essence of her city into her eponymous accessories collection: not only are her handbags made in Downtown LA, but the laid-back, California cool that helped to make the town famous is hard to miss in each of her designs, too. Add in a little bit of European flair, and you’ve got a collection of quality leather goods that are essential to every woman’s wardrobe, but unmistakably Shaffer LA. You can find Shaffer at both Capsule New York and Paris this season.