In need of a little tropical reprieve these days? It's never too early to start manifesting your next getaway with a little shopping. If you have flight alerts saved for Bogotá or Medellîn, there's some good news: Net-a-Porter is launching the Colombian Collective, a vacation shop highlighting the vibrant range of Colombian fashion designers creating getaway-worthy pieces that range from swimwear to sandals to festive dresses and skirts.
Each designer created a bespoke piece for the online retailer using their home country as a source of inspiration. "Noticing that we were bringing on board a lot of Colombian designers, it seemed like the perfect timing to celebrate this collective of creatives," explains Elzabeth von der Goltz, Net-a-Porter's Global Buying Director, via press release. "Each capsule represents a beautiful sensibility with unique designs, femininity, optimism and a real sense of love for their country shining through. We especially love the fact that these designers are all friends, supporting one another alongside the local artisans.” With pieces featured by both well-established designers (like espadrille brand Castañer and Johanna Ortiz) along with up-and-comers like The Muzungu Sisters, the capsule feels fresh and embodies the playful day-to-night spirit you're likely craving from your next trip.
While you may have spent the past few months focused on building up a cold weather wardrobe, it's ok to take a break from coats, boots, and beanies and focus on something a little more festive. Not only will your picks from the collection be ideal for a February getaway, but will translate into summer as well. (Perfect for sticking to your smart spending resolutions.) Consider it a mental vacation from practical shopping, complete with a hint of sparkle, a few ruffles, and plenty of color. Shop a few favorites from the collection below.