Capsule Womens Tradeshow: A Pick of the Best

September 20, 2011

Capsule is famous for their men's tradeshow, but they also host three days of the best emerging womenswear, a stylish international stew of great brands and great energy. There's a little bit of everything—shoes and jewelry and shirts and bags, and everything tends to be more playful than the clothes on the runways during New York Fashion Week. We popped in on the final day to check out next spring's freshest labels. Take a look at some of the lines that caught our eye.

The Swedes from Minimarket arrived with heavy hitting shoes. Curve-heeled wedges came in a plethora of colors.

Baggu, Brooklyn's own makers of compactable totes and lightweight nylon backpacks are introducing leather styles for spring.

In their third season, Bedford St. Laundry is making sportswear pieces for women inspired by Peggy Oki, the lone female skater in the Z-Boys Dogtown crew. Using multiple textures in the same color family, their spring collection is done entirely in shades of grey.

After designing with Alexander McQueen's diffusion label, McQ, Daniella Kallmeyer has a well acquired skill for mind-bending graphics and daring cuts. The smokey skeleton print tank dress was entrancing and the peek-a-boo trench reminded us of this Beyonce performance.

Some of the coolest clothes came from the ladies of Fleamadonna, who had multiple racks of girly cuteness and tongue in cheek pieces. The dress on the left has panda ears on its shoulders.

Working with melted resin in neon colors, Mctega’s jewelry and encrusted leather belts were standout accessories.

Using exotic materials and deeply saturated colors, Australian shoe label Tom Gunn had gorgeous pieces for next spring that we would wear throughout fall if we could.

The sisters of William Okpo showed youthful separates, like demure tiered A-line dresses and embroidered lantern shorts.

Capsule Womens Tradeshow: A Pick of the Best