Anthropologie's Made in Kind initiative has quickly become one of our favorite sources for designer collabs. While they may not come as cheap as, say, a Target or H&M collection, Anthro has worked with some of our favorite cool, indie designers and the resulting clothes are of much higher quality. As with most of the retailer's offerings, its limited-edition collections designed by the likes of Timo Weiland, Karen Walker, and Dusen Dusen, have yielded the types of clothes you won't get sick of after a month.
Anthro's latest and perhaps biggest collaboration yet is with industry darling Peter Som. We caught up with Som last night at somewhat newly re-opened Beatrice Inn, where Anthropologie had thrown him a dinner to celebrate the new collection.
The line consists of 11 colorful, print-filled, perfect-for-spring pieces, which Som said were inspired by "social eccentrics, women of style that had a little something quirky or a little strange about them," citing Edie Beale and Diana Vreeland as examples. The resulting blouses, skirts, dresses, and jackets are as awesome as that sounds. Highlights include a zebra print circle dress and a ruffley, nipped-at-the-waist pencil dress. It all feels at once very Som and very Anthropologie.
Som described the collaboration, which came about thanks to mutual friends, as as "automatic match made in heaven," citing their mutual penchants for print, pattern and color "and really happy clothes" as reasons why he felt they'd work well together.
Clearly, he was right. Although this collection won't hit stores until May 17, Som is already hard at work on another collection for fall, which will include both apparel and accessories!
Get excited for lots of affordable Som (prices range from $128-$368) by clicking through the full look book below.