These Designer Collaborations Prove the South Has Major Style
Go ahead and ask anyone in the Charlotte, North Carolina area: Capitol, founded by the very chic Laura Vinroot Poole 20 years ago, is the place to shop. The airy, well-appointed 6,000-foot space is stocked to the hilt with the latest from high-end designers such as The Row, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, and also features exciting new wares from need-to-know emerging talent, such as minimalist sandal master Emme Parsons.
To celebrate the store's anniversary, Vinroot Poole teamed up with FarFetch and invited a group of her favorite designers to collaborate on a capsule collection, titled Capitol XX, of ready-to-wear and accessories. "I gave the designers, most of whom are friends, full reign to translate Capitol’s spirit through their own lens," she says. "I wanted the collaborations to feel natural and a reflection of the designer’s experience in the South and with Southern women, and I am thrilled with the result."
Indeed, among the whimsical, color- and print-happy wares are a gorgeous tie-dye dress from fashion-pack favorite Rosie Assoulin and adorable hand-painted clogs by Swedish Hasbeens. Vinroot Poole's favorites? An Olympia Le-Tan clutch made to look like cover art for Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel and a bespoke fragrance named "A Flower" by Perfumer H, which boasts notes of rose, tobacco, and vanilla bourbon.
And, as if that weren't enough, Capitol is throwing a big, Swedish hippie-themed bash on April 27th on a farm outside of Charlotte, featuring skeet shooting and on-site embroidery by Ft. Lonesome. Can't make it? Shop the limited-edition goods on the boutique's website or head on over to FarFetch.
And read on to see our must-have picks.