Best collections of fashion designers and hotel capsules for summer 2021
Few will dispute that the world’s greatest hotels are those that effortlessly capture the essence of the destination, primarily through a combination of design and architecture, culinary offerings, and unique access to unforgettable experiences. “Only here”. But more and more fashion and style come into play and guests are ready and eager to dress for the role. Hotel brands are delving into what it means to represent a lifestyle by partnering with like-minded fashion brands, producing coveted limited-edition signature products, seasonal pop-up boutiques, and even regular capsule collections from year to year. From Montauk to Positano, here are six new hotel and fashion capsule collections that we will be browsing this summer.
The best hotel collections and fashion capsules for summer 2021
1. Tombolo x Le Sirenuse
If we could name a singular driving force behind the resurrection of Hawaiian shirts cooler than your dad, it’s the people behind the casual wear brand Tombolo, but that’s a component of the brand’s ode to “casual wear.” ‘escape’. This summer, Tombolo brings its interpretation of chic and understated resort pieces to the glitzy Amalfi Coast, teaming up with Positano’s Le Sirenuse on limited-edition shirts and terrycloth (unisex) cabana sets embroidered with the iconic logo of Positano. the legendary hotel and the twin mermaid mascot. This is just one of the creative collaborations with Emporio Sirenuse, the property’s luxury fashion and home decor boutique, which has also announced a Murano glassware series called Aria; hand-painted accessories and clothing from French textile designer and illustrator Louis Barthélemy; as well as a range of women’s swimwear from British designer Emilia Wickestead. Capsule collections don’t get any cooler than that.
2. Aquazurra x Oriental Mandarin
Prestigious hotel brand Mandarin Oriental entered an exclusive partnership with chic Italian shoe brand Aquazzura this year for a new capsule collection of limited-edition slippers, available in select guest suites at properties around the world. The luxury slippers are uniquely designed in Aquazzura’s iconic striped patterns with traditional tassels; the men’s pairs are in black and white, while the ladies have theirs in aqua green and white. “I’ve always loved staying at the Mandarin Oriental,” says Edgardo Osorio, Founder and Creative Director of Aquazzura. “It’s like a home away from home for someone like me who travels nine months a year. For this reason, I wanted to create something that looks like me at home: refined slippers with stunning graphic elements. Kiddos aren’t left out either, with their own pair of saffron and white topped with a whimsical pom pom.
3. Onia x Gurney’s Resorts
For Onia co-founder Nathan Romano, teaming up with trendy Gurney’s Resorts in the Hamptons was a no-brainer for the casual wear brand. “We have a wide range of functional beach essentials, perfect for hanging up by the fire, lounging by the water or swimming,” says Romano. The Montauk Hotel Boutique is curated with a number of Onia’s coolest summer additions. The Elastic Calder Bold Floral swimsuit and Zach Stripe Towel terrycloth polo shirt are prepared for pool weather, as is the water resistant UPF 50+ short-sleeved jersey t-shirt, which features a coating UPF + 50 protector on the fabric, so the sunscreen is basically incorporated into your clothing.
4. Hotel Marni x Sunset Beach
There’s another fashion brand heading east of Long Island for the summer, this time via Italy. Legendary fashion house Marni has landed at Shelter Island’s Sunset Beach Hotel with a new experiential pop-up overlooking the sea. Marni Marine comes to life in the property’s game room with a playful color palette, whimsical furnishings, an eclectic decoration and a selection of feminine and masculine ready-to-wear from the brand’s spring / summer 2021 collection. The store will also carry limited edition Marni Market accessories, from hats and necklaces to housewares, some of which were designed exclusively for Sunset Beach.
5. Hiro Clark x Ace Hotel
“This year was all about getting comfortable in a cool place,” says Andy Salzer, owner and founder of Hiro Clark. “What better place than the Ace Hotel? It’s the perfect place to post, log off, and do whatever feels right to you. And still sweating, of course. Hiro Clark’s collaboration with Ace Hotel, which ranges from sleeveless t-shirts to sweatpants and hoodies, is available in all locations across the United States to Kyoto. “Ace Hotel inspired us to play with chain stitch and embroidery for the first time,” adds Salzer. “We think they make our favorite sweatshirts even more special. We have also created new colors that fit perfectly in the entrance hall to the pool terrace. Most recently, Hiro Clark created new towels for sale in the outposts of the Ace Hotel with Pool, and is also preparing to launch a series of products aligned with the highly anticipated opening of the Ace Hotel Brooklyn.
6. Orlebar Brown x Eden Rock St Barth
London-based Orlebar Brown custom designed a limited edition version of his bespoke Bulldog swimwear for Eden Rock St Barths, an Oetker Collection property. Sold in the Eden Being store (in-house and online), the Eden Rock Exclusive Edition Bulldog swim shorts are printed with an aerial photograph of the glamorous Caribbean resort town, and thanks to a quick-drying fabric, you can wear at a happy hour aperitif at Bar Rémy a few minutes from your last dive. Eden Being’s Orlebar Brown store also offers an exclusive edition of two-tone flip flops, as well as incredibly comfortable cotton sweatpants and hoodies branded with the Eden Rock St Barths badge for all those cozy moments in your suite.
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