August is the month of away messages and long-awaited retreats—or at least a few quiet weeks on your calendar. Whether or not you leave town, billowing summer dresses and nautical sandals are the natural choice for life at a slower pace, and one collection deserves a last-minute entry into your dog-days rotation.
The Row designed a summer capsule exclusively for SSENSE that can only be described as a dream packing list, regardless of destination. It launched without a dedicated campaign or a planned celebrity sighting, and yet it’s the only wardrobe we want for summer travel.
The pieces range from wrap skirts and minimal black swimwear to a strappy sandal and lightweight dresses, all in The Row’s reliably minimalist palette (the better to emphasize your decidedly non-touristy souvenir bag, of course). Everything is easy but rich—just see all the mentions of silk in the product descriptions. And in another vote for this capsule’s quality? Other summer collections are merely inspired by Italy; this one was actually made there.
Officially, the SSENSE capsule is more of what The Row does best, just distilled into an edit that squeezes into a single carry-on. “The capsule represents a continuation of timeless and quality construction for the summer season,” a rep for The Row tells me via email. “There are pieces for every occasion during the summer, from slipdresses to swimwear, [and] everything can be layered and worn seamlessly together.” And like the perfect khaki pants, this capsule isn’t meant to be worn for one photo and never again. It’s deliberately quiet, the better for bringing all the OOO energy into your everyday.
Shop The Row’s exclusive capsule above or online at ssense.com.
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