The 15-piece capsule collection is inspired by catwalk trends
Fashion designer Batsheva Hay has once again delivered a capsule collection ideal for Laura Ashley loyalists and new fans of the brand who are excited to dress in Laura Ashley’s archival moody blooms and feminine silhouettes.
This capsule collection combines classic Laura Ashley prints with new styles to create reimagined designs while highlighting the collection’s vibrant colours and larger floral prints. The 15 pieces, which include dresses, skirts and blouses, are available in sizes 0 – 20, with prices ranging from $150 – $350.
The main inspirations for this collection were colours and shapes, as well as items in the Laura Ashley archive, according to Hay. She said, “The Archive is endlessly inspiring. I wanted the colours and shapes to feel luscious and moody and to make sure each style was something people would stop and ask what you were wearing.”
Batsheva further added, “This capsule has my most favourite prints yet. I really think the Fells Dress in Sutterton will do well because of the romantic shape and fabulous print. I also love the contrast of colour-blocking the light print against black; you see this in the Kipp Skirt in Tea Rose where the print is so much fun, and the black velvet provides a nice contrast.”
The collection merges the new with the old by introducing never-before-seen items like the Swansea Blouse and Carwyn Dress, while welcoming back previous bestsellers like the Square Neck Mini Prairie Dress and the Grace Blouse. The Mini Ruthin Dress, a personal favourite of Batsheva and a best-selling item will also feature in a shorter style to present a fresh, young feel.
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Tea Rose: TheTea Rose print brings to life the collection’s vibrant colours and large-scale blooms contrasted with black bows or piping on modern, feminine silhouettes. The Tea Rose Wednesday Dress is the epitome of timeless elegance. The long-sleeve midi dress with a shawl collar cinches gracefully with a black cotton tie that defines the silhouette. The Tea Rose Alaw Tee and matching Kipp Skirt will elevate your everyday style.
Rowlands Garden: The Cumbria Dress and Mini Prarie Dress are now available in a new archive print for fall. Rowlands Gardenis a charming vintage print in lush greens that will take you from fall straight into the holidays. Delicate ruffles and a puff sleeve make the Mini Prarie Dress a delightful option for feminine dressing. At the same time, the Cumbria Dress draws from Laura Ashley’s timeless style with the smock silhouette.
Statement collars on the May Dress, Swansea Blouse and Osian Dress will encourage and indulge your love of romantic fashion, while the Beaumaris Dress and Mini Prairie dress will be your go-to when it comes to dressing this fall thanks to their versatile styling that can be dressed up or down.
Mirfield: Celebrities love Batsheva’s unique twists on feminine fashion, which are the exact details that make this collection feel modern and nostalgic all at once. The blue tones on the archival Mirfield floral print offer a timeless aesthetic that is effortlessly chic. If you love print mixing, the Carwyn Dress is the perfect blend of vintage charm and contemporary flair.
The Waverly Dress and May Dress in the archival Mirfield print have standout detailing, signature sleeves, and romantic ruffles, while the Swansea Blouse is a playful nod to the past with the dramatic collar, pintuck details, puff sleeves and delicate ruffles.
Sutterton: The archival Laura Ashley Sutterton print is a cherished gem in the collection. It makes the enchanting Fells Dress alluring with its sweetheart neckline and romantic vintage charm. The Tye Dress is a standout with the contrasting white sailor collar and full skirt that adds a touch of whimsy.
Sherwood Forest: Capturing the essence of Laura Ashley fashion, the Osian Dress in the delicate floral Sherwood Forest print is a classic design that is a nod to Laura Ashley’s design sensibility, where simplicity meets sophistication. With a full skirt and fitted waist, the dress features long sleeves and an on-trend white sailor collar.