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From Womenswear, Menswear and Homeware: These are some of the brands we are loving this autumn.
Sister duo Patricia and Inés Gutiérrez created Spanish brand Rus, last year with the aim of creating a brand which was more than just fashion. The brand creates covetable knitwear pieces which make us excited for the cold weather, also collaborating with inspiring artists, who interpret the rituals of dressing.Rus keep a close-knit supply chain, ensuring all pieces are made using minimal co2 emissions and the process is as conscious as possible. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, Rus aims for longevity and slow consumption.
HAYLEY MENZIES @hayleymenziesofficial
Hayley Menzies began her fashion career at London College of Fashion, after which she ran a nightlife business and undertook yoga training in Thailand. Her eponymous brand began in 2011, as a Portobello Market stall, selling vintage fashion and recycled fur scarves. After great reactions from her uber stylish customers, the brand's signature developed into the unique, wild and bold label that it is today, for the maximalists amongst us. We can't stop thinking about how much we need the Drifter's merino wool cardigan.
LOU LOU STUDIO @louloustudio_paris
Chloé Harrouche founded Lou Lou Studio after many years as a fashion consultant and huge success as the creator of @Loulou De Saison, the style influencer IG account. Chloe created the Parisian womenswear brand after realising a gap in the market
for timeless and beautifully crafted garments at the right price. Amongst its repertoire, Lou Lou Studio offers luxe knitwear, cleverly cut tailoring and super soft basics.
QUEENS OF ARCHIVE @queensofarchive
Slow fashion brand Queens of Archive are a bit rock and roll, rebellious and retro, all rolled into a cult label which fits perfectly into any stylish wardrobe. The founders, Nichola and Sarah, have built the brand as exclusively made to order, working with zero waste goals and plant-based fabrics. Launching online earlier this year, the brand has a capsule collection comprising four dresses and a logo tee. We are so excited to see what else this brand has up their sleeves in future collections.
STAND STUDIO @standstudio.official
Stand Studio is a Swedish womenswear brand, born from the founder's idea to meet the demand for trend led leather pieces at an accessible price. Born into the leather outerwear industry, Nellie Kamras launched her label in 2014 and has since expanded the collection to include beautifully colourful faux fur, suede and wool. We want to be head to toe in Stand Studio, all winter long.
VALENTINE WITMEUR LAB @valentinewitmeurlab
Valentine Witmeur Lab is a premium knitwear label founded by Valentine Witmeur. Having returned to Belgium from Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Valentine started her fashion blog. After two years of building her name in the industry, she began working for a luxury Belgian fashion group as the head of marketing and communications. Another two years on and she started her own label, comprising of beautiful quality knitwear with an emphasis on "comfort, cool and chic." We love.
Founded by sisters Emily and Victoria Ceraudo, both creatives with former careers in architecture and fashion, this homeware brand offers vintage items alongside their own designs which fit right in. The duo launched Ceraudo in 2016 and has since built a loyal following of influencers and young professionals alike, who love their decorative take on homeware, combining the curation of vintage pieces and introducing vintage inspired furniture and all manner of home accessories.
DINOSAUR DESIGNS @dinosaur_designs
Dinosaur Designs was founded by the Designers Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy, primarily using the medium of coloured resin to craft their sculpted vases, accessories and jewellery, producing stunning pieces of art. The pair also partner on projects with other designers under the name Olson + Ormandy. In a recent collaboration with Designer Rugs, they unveiled large rugs which would look equally at home hung like paintings, as they would on the floors of the most stylish homes.
LABOUR AND WAIT @labourandwaitlondon
Nestled in the depths of Shoreditch (and online), this beautiful green old victorian shop is an East-End lifestyle store. Founded by menswear designers Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins after the pair grew frustrated at having to redesign products every season to fit trends. Labour and Wait offers timeless, yet functional everyday pieces ranging from crockery and washing-up brushes to clothing and footwear. You can pick up a lovely jacket as well as a tool kit in the same visit and carry it all away in the cult logo tote bag.
DATCHA PARIS @datcha_paris
Datcha Paris is a decorative studio, founded by Amandine Furhmann and Mériadek Caraës, both trained in Plastic Arts and Art History. Designing two collections per year, including dishes, linens, lights, decorative objects, the pair go in search of craftspeople to realise their visions. The aesthetic is infectiously cheerful with muted use of colour and tasteful motifs, paint splatters and subtle botanical patterns. The goal is to preserve endangered heritage, traditions and techniques, whilst meeting the expectations of today's consumer. Listen to Datcha Paris on Raw Talent series 2, episode 6 through this link.
TRIBUTE DECO @tributedeco
Tribute Deco is a Milanese, tailor-made furniture company, founded by Andrey Shvidkiy and Giulio Brambilla. Tribute Deco specialise in statement pieces for the most stylish of interiors, combining mid-century styling and desirably premium fabrics. In true Italian style, the brand's ethos is a tribute to 'made in Italy,' an assurance of quality and innovative design.
This quirky yet practical ceramic brand has been a fail safe gift destination for the person who has everything. With the simplest design brief, ceramics are shaped like friendly animals whether it is a cheetah vase, a fox egg cup or a giraffe jug, these ceramic pieces of art are sure to cheer even the grumpiest cats up.
Akojo is a homeware marketplace, connecting and showcasing Ethical artisan-made homeware, jewellery & clothing to the wider global market. Founded by Annie Rudnick and Natasha Buchler in 2019, Akojo champions small, independent businesses and measures its impacts across all of its brands and countries of operation. Housing 30 incredible brands, with collectively 600 artisans on their site, brands support philanthropic and community-based projects in parts of Africa, with beneficiaries exceeding 3,000 individuals.
STEFAN COOKE @stefan_cooke
As a rebellious celebration of 'boring clothes,' the brand was created by Crawley born Stefan Cooke and his partner Jake Burt, having graduated from Central St Martins MA in 2017. The collections comprise of slashed argyle sweaters, studded denim jackets, trompe l'oeil printed shirts and fringed trousers amongst standout coats. With an extensive roster of global stockists including Browns, Matches, the brand is sure to conquer the industry.
BETHANY WILLIAMS @bethany_williams_london
As the recipient of the second Queen Elizabeth Award, Emerging Menswear Designer at the Fashion Awards, and a finalist for the LVMH award, Williams has created a truly innovative, sustainably focused and social equality-driven brand which the industry was crying out for. The "All Our Children" collection is made from recycled and organic materials and made in the UK, working alongside social projects and local manufacturers on the production. The woven dictionary bags are a beautiful collaboration with London based accessories designer, Steven Saville.
OLIVER SPENCER @oliverspencer
Oliver Spencer started off selling vintage waistcoats at the famous Portobello Road Market on Saturdays. From early beginnings as a self-taught tailor and shopkeeper, Spencer has pivoted the brand recently to include loungewear and lifestyle pieces to accompany the on-point tailoring he has become known for. Find the most beautiful relaxed shirt-style cardigans as well as smart wool winter coats in stores, online and in stockists including Liberty London.
PARIA FARZANEH @pariafarzaneh
Daughter of Iranian immigrant parents, London based Paria Farzaneh combines traditional Iranian workwear with fresh silhouettes to create her rich take on luxury streetwear. Showcasing traditional Persian printing methods, Farzaneh uses Ghalamkar Printing throughout her collections, which is hand-crafted by eye using intricate carved wooden stamps. Shop the winter collection now on Browns and End Clothing, among an extensive list of other global stockists.
BOTTER PARIS @botter_paris
Created by Dutch Designers, Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter, Botter Paris received the Grand Prix award at the Hyères Festival in 2018 and are the creative directors of Nina Ricci. The vibrant and clever Botter collections have been known for their ecological standpoint, using salvaged or recycled fabrics in their garments as well as using symbols in the shows to send socio-political messages around pollution of the Caribbean seas and other environmental issues.
Priya Ahluwalia created the eponymous brand in 2018 after graduating with an MA in Menswear from the University of Westminster, Ahluwalia was awarded the joint winning LVMH Prize 2020. Taking elements of her duel Indian-Nigerian heritage and London roots, Priya photographs her research which is integral to the design process of her collections. For AW20, Ahluwalia looked deep into to the year 1965, the birth year of her step-dad. Ahluwalia has stockists who include stockists include Browns and Matches among many other global stores.
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