Mit Mode aus Österreich in die Welt: Nichts ist so schön, als auf Reisen die neuen Lieblingskleider an der Riviera oder im schicken Restaurant zu präsentieren. Die nachhaltige und limitierte Kollektion von Carmensita ist dabei das modische Must-have in den Koffern dieser Saison.
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Carmensita: The most stylish summer dresses of the year

Traveling the world in Austrian apparel: there's nothing quite like taking your new favorite dress on vacation. Carmensita's sustainable and limited collection is the fashion must-have of the season.

August 5, 2022

It's been a year since Carmen Hofstädter-Ponta started designing Carmensita's chic summer dresses. Now, the collection – limited to 100 exclusive pieces – is finally available, "paying homage to summer and nature," per the up-and-coming Austrian designer. They're the ideal attire for your next short trip to the French Riviera, a long weekend in Capri or balmy summer nights in Mallorca.

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The perfect summer dress: Carmensita's new, limited edition collection is the fashion must-have of the season. © Carmensita

A Natural Look for the Summer

The naturally timeless cut of Carmensita's dresses, which gently grace the silhouette, are universally flattering. They flutter elegantly in the wind on a sailing trip and move to your rhythm at a fiery flamenco class. "I wanted to design a dress that is perfect for the summer – light, fresh and carefree," says the designer.


Twinning: a limited kids' collection is also part of the exclusive drop. © Carmensita

The delicate color palette of white, beige, rose, ocher, gold and green is created from high-quality, brilliant dyes. Breathable and allergy-friendly viscose is carefully dyed by hand. The "Coloured-by-Nature" dress is dyed with natural dyes. "I obtain the colors from plants that grow outside my front door. When it comes to the production, I like to act intuitively. I'm always open to experimenting and trying out new things," says Hofstädter-Ponta. 

A summer look, made in Austria

The collection is largely produced in Austria – from creating the line in Hofstädter-Ponta's studio in Velden am Wörthersee to the implementation and production  at one of Austria's leading ready-to-wear companies in Styria. The designer sources the fabrics from trustworthy European partner companies.


Carmen Hofstädter-Ponta has created a summer collection made in Austria for the whole world. © Carmensita

Time to Pack Your Bags

Carmensita dresses are available in sizes 36/38 and 40/42 with short or long skirts and as a children's collection – the edition is limited to 100 pieces, so if you want to add the trendy dress of the summer to your suitcase this season, you should act quick. More information at

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