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Designer Whitney Pozgay Celebrates Anthropologie Collection in L.A.

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Louise Roe and Whitney Pozgay

The New York-based designer, who recently presented a runway show at Coachella, celebrated the Whit Two x Anthrolopogie Petites line with guests Louise Roe and 'Scream Queens' star Nasim Pedrad.

With summertime just a month away, traveling is most certainly on our minds — and luckily, WHIT designer Whitney Pozgay's capsule collection for Anthropologie fits the bill for packing the perfect summer getaway wardrobe. When designing her 18-piece petites collection for the contemporary retailer, Pozgay says she referred to "old photos of people taking trips to Hawaii in the '60s Tiki movement."

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Taking a cue from tropical settings, the limited-edition range includes a striped A-line dress with a giant pineapple print, a vibrant floral-print green shirtdress, an off-the-shoulder striped frock, and a comfy-looking yarn-dyed romper, which were on display for guests attending an intimate outdoor patio dinner at Lucques Wednesday evening.

"Anthro has such a nice vintage, bohemian spirit and it's kind of that escapism of traveling and seeing the world," Pozgay, who was dressed in one of her own designs for Anthropologie, tells Pret-a-Reporter of why she decided to partner with the brand again. "It's fun for us to explore that side of our brand and lean in to more vintage-y pieces." The WHIT Two collection marks the second time Pozgay has partnered with Anthropologie; her first collaboration launched in spring 2013.

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While Pozagay's husband and creative partner Parker Argote was unable to attend Wednesday's celebration ("He's not here, one of us had to stay back and work," shares the NY-based designer), she was still in good company with a guest list that included Louise Roe, Scream Queens star Nasim Pedrad and Oh Joy! blogger Joy Cho. And since it was a dinner party hosted by Anthropologie, it was only fitting that guests were treated to a colorful table setting that featured an exotic bird candle holder, printed cotton napkins and artificial fruit decors.

The WHIT Two x Anthropologie Petites collection, priced between $68 to $248, drops May 27 online and in select Anthropologie stores with dedicated Petite Shops.

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