NET-A-PORTER INTRODUCES THE COLOMBIAN COLLECTIVE FOR CRUISE 2019
One of the best perks of online shopping is that it has opened fashion fans up to the world. But with all there is to choose from, it helps to have someone else curate a selection. Net-A-Porter seems to understand this void, and has taken steps to not only seek out the most intriguing designers in the world, but to bring them together. On Tuesday the e-tailer will unveil a series of capsule collections from a bevy of Colombian designers. Titled the Colombian Collective, the capsules total 65 pieces, covering a variety of categories.
“The Colombian Collective was born out of a love for the brands that we were seeing coming out of the region. Noticing that we were bringing on board a lot of Colombian designers, it seemed like the perfect timing to celebrate this collective of creatives,” explained Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director of Net-A-Porter. “We asked each designer to create something bespoke for us, and to use their country as an inspiration. Each capsule represents a beautiful sensibility with unique designs, femininity, optimism and a real sense of love for their country shining through.”
Johanna Ortiz’s capsule, Cartagena Nights, features ready-to-wear and swimwear, as well as a shoe collaboration with Tabitha Simmons. Esteban Cortazar created six Flamenco-inspired pieces, while The Lazy Poet crafted sustainably made pajamas. Carolina Santo Domingo and the Muzungu Sisters offered two different takes on handbags inspired by tradition. Verde Limon has the swimsuits covered, while Silvia Tcherassi has bold dress options. Hunting Season came up with some chic leather pieces, while espadrille brand Castañer teamed up with Mercedes Salazar on a line of shoes. There is also jewelry from Salazar, Mallarino, and Bibi Marini, and some pretty gorgeous headbands by Magnetic Midnight.
All in all, this is an incredibly diverse series with something for nearly every aesthetic. Check out all the pieces, below:
The Colombian Collective launches online at Net-A-Porter Tuesday January 15.