The SIL, an e-commerce site of exclusive offerings by independent fashion designers, has joined hands with The Beverly Hills Hotel to create a capsule collection of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories inspired by the landmark property .
“For more than a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has remained a timeless symbol of Hollywood’s Golden Age and LA’s celebrated lifestyle, with a signature aesthetic that has become recognised around the world,” says Edward Mady, regional director and general manager.
“The hotel’s iconic design elements serve as inspiration for artists and designers, and this inaugural capsule collection with The SIL is an example of the relevant influence this beloved property continues to have in the fashion world.”
Founded by Natalie Bloomingdale, The SIL’s own branding was inspired by the colour palette of The Beverly Hills Hotel, her favourite Los Angeles haunt. A frequent visitor to the Polo Lounge, Natalie channelled the green and white stripes used throughout the hotel for her packaging, and The SIL’s logo is a nod to the hotel’s script logo.
Bloomingdale tapped The SIL designers – Cassandra King Polidori, Hayden Lasher, Jane Pendry of Dovima Paris, Molly Moorkamp, and Tish Cox – to interpret the property’s iconic green and blush pink colours for the holiday capsule.
“To have this opportunity to bridge my love of The Beverly Hills Hotel and my appreciation for the fashion community is really a dream come true,” said Bloomingdale.
“I am delighted to share what these talented designers have created for this memorable occasion.”
For this capsule, veteran handbag designer Hayden Lasher offers the Houston-based Lasher in a crocodile-embossed pink version as a nod to the Pink Palace. Paris-based designer Jane Pendry, who worked at such luxury brands as Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy, has designed a full-length taffeta pop-over bow skirt that adds drama to either a chic full-length silk shirtdress, or a silk blouse and pants, with a fine tweed cardigan-jacket to complete the look.
New York-based designer Molly Moorkamp, who has recently launched an eponymous womenswear brand, presents a glamorous light gold caftan, heavily embellished around the neckline.
Cassandra King Polidori’s line re-imagines her classic earring drop design with a hunter green grosgrain bow and freshwater pearl for The SIL x The Beverly Hills Hotel. Known for her unconventional, ladylike pieces, cult-followed Dallas-based designer Tish Cox designs a structured green top in corduroy that nips at the waist and features voluminous shoulders as well as matching corduroy shorts.
Each designer will descend upon Los Angeles for a trunkshow event at The Beverly Hills Hotel on November 14 and 15 to showcase the capsule and offer a shopping opportunity to invited guests.
The pieces will be exclusively available on shopthesil.com and at the hotel’s gift shop through December.