In case you missed it, it’s officially the summer of revenge travel. I’m here to give you a full rundown of vacation outfit inspo, and every on-trend item you need to re-create these breezy looks is coming straight from AQUA x Studio 189’s exclusive collaboration at Bloomingdale’s. This collection features vibrant, summer-ready styles designed to be mixed and matched (which your suitcase will thank you for). When the collection dropped, it was clear it was special, so I tapped AQUA’s creative director, Erica Ruff Hatfield, to give me the 411 on this epic collab.
Co-founded by Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson, Studio 189 is a fashion lifestyle brand that creates artisan-made garments through the technique of hand-batik printing in Ghana. Ruff Hatfield told me that after seeing Studio 189’s New York Fashion Week presentation, she had an idea: “What if AQUA could collaborate with Studio 189, provide work for communities of women artisans in Ghana, and invite the AQUA customer to celebrate their craft? Studio 189 mixes prints to perfection, and each piece is a work of art.”
It’s true: These pieces are one of a kind and currently the only things I want to wear this summer. From a matching suit set to a cutout halter dress, these are the items every fashion person is packing this season. Keep scrolling to shop the exclusive collection that deserves a spot in your luggage no matter your destination.