Spring Capsule Wardrobe Essential
After what feels like an eternally long Winter, with many restrictions placed on our lives in a large part of the world, we are very ready and hopeful for sunny days and freedom. A capsule wardrobe for the new season is a good idea to help you identify your essentials, be they casual or special. No matter how small your capsule wardrobe is, how minimalist your edit, there are basics every woman needs to have. Here is some inspiration with our Spring/Summer ’21 collection, which explodes with exuberant colour and life.
A collection inspired by the kaleidoscopic work of artist Katharina Grosse, one of Germany’s most important female artists and a longstanding teacher at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, home to Galvan’s atelier. Grosse binds together her surroundings with sublime fields of colour. Architecture, man-made surroundings and nature are transformed by her prismatic hues. These immersive experiences are all-encompassing and expansive; they create a heightened sense of the present in which everything and anything seems possible.
The new collection draws upon Grosse’s ecstatic use of colour and feeling of transcendence. Vivid hues of mandarin orange, electric blue and raspberry pulse with life. A bold, painterly print is full of vitality. This is a collection designed to inspire happiness and strength. Designed by women for women, these are styles to make each woman feel her best, both inside and out. Here is our ultimate Spring edit to start day-dreaming about the next time we will all get dressed up.
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The Prism Jumpsuit
Our sexy-cool Prism jumpsuit is a must-have to add to your evening wear arsenal. Featuring oh-so-cleverly positioned cut-outs to flatter the body, it is made for a statement entrance. Crafted in glossy jacquard striped satin, it epitomises luxe summer in the city. Effortlessly cool, it offers an entirely modern spin on summer evening wear.
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The Cabana Mini Wrap Dress
We just adore the Cabana Mini Wrap Dress, for its effortless silhouette and relaxed cut. An essential in your feel-good wardrobe, it is crafted from featherweight satin voile in classic black. A fringed belt adds an element of boho-chic flair to this fun and flattering mini.
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The Eden Jumpsuit
Ethereal yet playful, the Eden jumpsuit is a heavenly vision in impactful black glossy jacquard striped satin. A clean yet fresh silhouette, it features a deep neckline with a knotted drapey sash that cascades down the length of the body, a fitted waistline and a cool, fluid full-length trouser leg. Voluminous billowing sleeves add an opulent nod to this impossibly chic summer classic.
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The Grotto Top
We have a crush on this Grotto co-ord. Clean, pure and fresh, the lightweight bandeau top is a versatile summer essential. Crafted from pinstriped white linen, it is accented with eye-popping bright, fine tangerine straps. The wrap skirt features a silver-buckled sash. A winning combination, fresh as a Spring bouquet.
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The Prism Dress
Geometric and daring, the Prism dress epitomises grown-up glamour. Crafted in glossy jacquard striped satin, it features subtle flashes of bare skin through statement detailing and strategically placed panels — a diamond cutout at the front, a triangular cutout at the back, thigh-high side slits, and a mid-calf crop for a less formal yet statement look.
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The Eden Blouse
The perfect separate to freshen up your Spring wardrobe, the Eden blouse is ethereal and playful. A clean yet fresh silhouette, it features a modern round neckline and is slightly cropped, ideal for tucking into jeans or smart trousers. Voluminous billowing sleeves add an opulent nod to this impossibly chic summer classic.
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The Delirium Mini Dress
Meet your new favourite party frock, for when these parties finally resume! A dazzling mini, the Delirium dress was made for modern naiads. Crafted from chiffon embroidered with translucent paillettes in zesty mandarin orange, it is cut loose for an effortless party style. Shimmer away to moonlit parties in this unforgettable iridescent slip.
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The Delirium Cocktail Dress
A glistening cocktail number, the Delirium dress is a drop of sunshine and energy burst. Crafted from chiffon embroidered with paillettes in citrus orange, it is cut on the bias for a classic ‘90s silhouette. Cropped at the ankle and cut with a low V at the back, it is a minimalist take on magpie dressing.
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The Julianne Blazer
A powerfully feminine uniform of fluid satin, the Julianne suit spells impeccable tailoring and meticulous taste. This open front blazer features effortless wide sleeves, a cocooning length and sharp lapels - the definition of modern suiting. Crafted from soft satin in sea emerald and earthy cinnamon, it works beautifully from the boardroom to evening soirées.
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The Julianne Trousers
These ultra-wide Julianne trousers are universally flattering and leg-elongating. Crafted from soft satin in sea emerald and earthy cinnamon, they are a dream separate to pair with the Julianne Blazer (in matching cinnamon or emerald), Slashed Jacket (in cinnamon only) and the satin camisole (comes in myriad colours).
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The Cropped V-neck Slip Dress
Isn’t raspberry one of the most delicious Spring shades? We sure think so, which is why we are so excited to be offering our signature V neck dress in this sumptuous jewelled tone, and in an easy cropped length to suit every occasion.
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The Euphoria Dress
Last but not least, our Euphoria dress in the print of the season, a dreamy painting of seasonal hues, diluted brushstrokes of cobalt, apricot, plum, blush and neon mandarin. Now you just need to find an excuse to wear your new wardrobe favourites!
Here are a few style commandments to help you build your Spring capsule wardrobe:
- 1. Identify your must-haves and forever classics.
- 2. Dress for the season, and add a few transitional pieces that you can wear all year round.
- 3. Don’t impulse buy in the sale.
- 4. Don’t be afraid of colour, sometimes a statement piece will be more loved and therefore get more wear than a plain, boring basic.
- 5. Always invest in quality over quantity, rewearing old favourites every few years.
- 6. Treat your treasured wardrobe with the respect it deserves, dry-cleaning delicate items.
- 7. Inject personal touches to your wardrobe with playful accessories.
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Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.