Zara’s new Studio collection is so chic people won’t believe it’s high street

It's that time of year again. The time just before party season properly kicks off, when Zara releases its bi-annual Studio collection. Why is it so special I hear you ask? In short, it's a higher end capsule collection that looks like it could be designer.

It is developed by the company’s in-house atelier working with stylist Karl Templer and the Zara design team, and sets the tone for the new season.

As AW21 marks the first proper party season in what feels like forever, the Studio collection is all about celebrating the joy of dressing up, an ode to playful and luxe textures such as sequins mixed with velvet, plaid and tweeds.

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Inspiration-wise, we are harking back to 90s grunge, with a modern and luxurious twist. Think patchwork dresses with delicate lace trims, oversized suiting and vintage-inspired faux-fur trimmed tweed coats.

The accessories game is super strong too, with statement buckle belts, opera gloves and suede boots all you need to elevate your look.

We're also big fans of the campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, with art direction by Fabien Baron, featuring models including Rianne Van Rompaey, Meadow Walker, Raquel Zimmerman, Sasha Pivovarova, Kirsten Owen, Marisa Berenson, Precious Lee, Chiharu Okunugi, Yumi Nu and Amar Akway.

The collection is available to shop now in store and online.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.