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  • Six Designers To Know

    Meet the labels we anticipate becoming the Next Big Things. The ones we know will not only add a contemporary twist to our classic staples, but will also be all over our fashion radars in the next six months.

     

    Words by Brooke Le Poer Trench

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    We talk about classic and timeless dressing, but this should never be at the expense of owning the kinds of pieces that make your heart sing. We’re talking about clothes that really express your sense of style and just make you feel like, well, you. These six labels are doing just that – designing collections with a strong point-of-view. We’re in love. 

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    MUNTHE

     

    One of those cool Copenhagen brands that Danish influencers and editors are obsessed with, and NET-A-PORTER’s launch has put on our radar. The relaxed silhouettes and gorgeous prints are just part of the story – each item actually has its own sustainable story. Take the ‘Homework’ maxi dress; about 150 recycled water bottles were cleaned, heated, then formed into chiffon threads to make the ruffle-trimmed dress.

    LE 17 SEPTEMBRE

     

    Calling all minimalists! This Korean brand, which has a very sleek and neutral edit on NET-A-PORTER, is designed by former blogger Eunhye Shin. For the kind of clean lines and smart details that will form the basis of a very smart work wardrobe, we suggest you invest in her iconic pieces now before word spreads.

    HORROR VACUI

     

    This one is for the maximalists – designer Anna Heinrichs has your back. Presenting her first collection in Paris in 2014 after she’d worked in the family sewing business for a decade, Heinrichs’ collections are inspired by nightdresses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Turns out, we would have felt right at home in this demure period. Think ruffles, frills and long sleeves, all adorned with the dreamiest florals you can imagine.

    FRANKIE SHOP

     

    Ever since Laura spotted our recent cover star, Elizabeth von der Goltz, wearing a Frankie Shop jumpsuit at the NET-A-PORTER new-season presentation, she’s been a little obsessed. Founded by Gaelle Drevet, this is a label that creates the kind of head-turning staples you want to live in. Expect sharp tailoring and effortless cuts, and for stylish women the world over to wear the Linda belted jumpsuit on repeat.

    CECILIE BAHNSEN

     

    Another winner from the Danes, we discovered Cecilie Bahnsen when Monikh wore the brand at our cover shoot back in May. There is something so romantic about Bahnsen’s billowing silhouettes and architectural puffed sleeves, we weren’t surprised to learn she worked with couture houses in Paris. Her dreamy dresses and tops will make you feel like an extra in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette – in a good way.

    BATSHEVA

     

    Batsheva Hay is the Manhattan-based, former lawyer behind one of our favourite new brands for demure dressing of the most stylish kind. When we met Hay recently in London, we were fascinated to discover she makes most of her pieces from discontinued fabrics. Inspired by vintage Laura Ashley dresses, her designs have the kind of feminine flourishes we love (think frills, ruffled-necks and florals) and silhouettes that are as timeless as they are nostalgic.

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