These 6 brilliant beachwear capsule collections are the embodiment of poolside glamour
Whether you’re planning on spending the summer lounging by your local rooftop pool or on the golden sands of somewhere exotic, you want to look your very best while doing it. These luxury beachwear capsule collections will help you do just that. From Chanel’s free-spirited Coco Beach line to Jimmy Choo’s bright and breezy take on high-fashion poolside dressing, these designers have nailed summer holiday dressing. Here we’ve rounded up the new beachwear collections to add to your holiday packing list right now.
Chanel Coco Beach
Chane’s muse-of-the-moment Margaret Qualley perfectly encapsulates the joy of summer in the French fashion house’s latest campaign, shot on location in the Mediterranean by Lachlan Bailey. Qualley brings a languid glamour to the capsule collection, which pays homage to plenty of the maison’s signatures, including their emblematic monochrome colour scheme and Gabrielle Chanel’s love of pearls, which appear here laced up a one-piece swimsuit and adorning a beach bag.
There’s even a nod to their trademark tweed jacket, with the fabric reimagined in an ultra-lightweight version for summer that feels almost like terry towelling. There’s a checked red, black and pink tweed mini dress, as well as a shirt jacket and wrap-around skirt in the same design, while a pair of flowing black tweed trousers are the epitome of boho chic. If you weren’t already yearning for an island escape in the sun, you will be after seeing this beach collection.
If anyone knows how to do poolside glamour, it’s Jimmy Choo. Bold, bright and breezy is the order of the day here, with a collection that focuses on colour pop footwear, swimwear and accessories. In a campaign modelled by Gabriella Brooks and Malika El Maslouhi on a palm tree-lined tropical beach, you’ll find oversized sunglasses, logoed string bikinis and eye-catching tote bags in zingy citrus yellow and turquoise.
But this being Jimmy Choo, the main focal point is the shoes. There are aquamarine slides and chunky flip-flops for when you’re sitting by the pool – then, when the sun sets and you’re ready to hit the beach club, there’s a selection of open-toed, kitten-heeled sandals just made for dancing the night away in.
Jacquemus x Net-a-Porter
Get swept up in a Californian heatwave courtesy of Jacquemus, who has turned to the sunny climes of Palm Springs as inspiration for their latest beach capsule collection. Available exclusively for Net-a-Porter, the French brand – which is best known for its micro it-bags – has launched a 23-piece line in sugary pastel colours that offers the ultimate summer wardrobe update.
Focusing on clean lines and playful colours, the collection features the brand’s signature Le Bob Gadjo bucket hats and Le Chiquito bags in a cool mint green and bubblegum pink, as well as linen halter-neck mini dresses, crop tops and cutaway swimsuits. Shot on a sun-drenched white sand beach, the coastal vibe of the campaign pays tribute to the Sun & Sea art installation by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainythe and Lina Lapelyte, which is currently on show in London until 10 July.
Dolce & Gabbana x Mytheresa
Dolce & Gabbana’s colour-saturated, Italian-inspired designs go hand in hand with sitting by the pool on the Amalfi Coast with a chilled Aperol Spritz, so it’s very fitting that they’ve just launched a glamorous summer capsule collection with Mytheresa designed for just that. Inspired by Mediterranean gardens lined with fragrant lemon trees, the citrus fruit features prominently across the 72-piece collection, appearing on ruffled blouses, high-waist shorts and low-cuit swimsuits.
Designed as the ultimate summer wardrobe, which could take you from the beaches of Sicily to the stylish pool parties of Miami, the collection also includes matching kids’ styles and accessories, meaning you can twin with your mini-me on your next family holiday.
One of the key signs that summer is finally here is the arrival of the annual Dioriviera beach capsule collection. For their latest iteration, the cheerful wardrobe has been designed as an invitation to travel to sunnier climes, playing on the French fashion house’s fundamentals, from toile de Jouy to bayadère stripes. Each of the pieces has been given a technicolour update, with ready-to-wear staples, leather goods and shoes all illuminated in fluoro shades of blue, orange and pink.
To celebrate the collection launch, the French maison is hosting a series of coveted holiday pop-up experiences around the globe, from Mykonos and Bodrum to Capri and Ibiza. But if you can’t make it to the pop-ups in the flesh, don’t fret – Dior has also unveiled a brand-new filter on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, where users can try on two DiorClub visors or three silk accessories from anywhere in the world.
Missoni x Mytheresa
Tapping into retro Italian glamour just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new collaboration between Missoni and Mytheresa. The exclusive 21-piece capsule collection will be launching globally on 6 July, with a selection of beachwear and accessories that pay homage to Missoni’s iconic zig-zag pattern while also updating it with a thoroughly modern twist.
Inspired by the golden beaches of the Côte d’Azur, you’ll find figure-hugging maxi dresses and halter-neck playsuits picked out in the Italian maison’s signature print, as well as oversized tote bags (perfect for stashing your sun cream and summer reads), vintage-inspired sunglasses and slinky swimsuits and bikinis. With a colour palette of light green, coral pink and sky blue, the collection feels like the very definition of la dolce vita.