The designers we can’t get enough of
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1. MERCEDES CASTILLO
Characterised by the use of flat block hues and eye-pleasing shapes, Mercedes Castillo caters to culturally aware women whose artistic understanding complements the modernist design of the house.SHOP MERCEDES CASTILLO
Incorporating a playful approach to colour with graphic elements, the Spanish designer brings a quirky touch to her assortment of footwear, bags and jewellery. Sculpted heels and crafty flourishes ensure a statement – the perfect partner to a pared-down weekday wardrobe.
This downtown LA brand delivers cult denim to style sets either side of the Atlantic. Reimagining our favourite retro shapes – think distressed slim fits and high-rise skinnies – the line remains achingly modern.SHOP AGOLDE
A Cali brand through and through, the denim is designed and made in downtown Los Angeles and inspired by the area’s energetic youth culture. The celeb favourite – seen on the Hadid sisters – lifts from work and streetwear influences.
3. ATP ATELIER
Standing for All Tomorrow’s Parties, ATP Atelier is the brainchild of friends Jonas Clason and Maj-La Pizzelli. Inspired by streamlined Scandinavian design, the label focuses on the ‘urban sandal’ – a style befitting contemporary customers’ tastes for fuss-free design and expert construction.SHOP ATP ATELIER
Boasting an ethically sound ethos, each pair is hand-crafted from vegetable-tanned leather which develops its own patina over time, thus ensuring each pair is as unique as its wearer.
Championing ‘one-off individuality’ at a time when fast-fashion is increasingly commonplace, RAGYARD is the ethically sound label going against the grain of today’s mass consumption climate. Scouring the globe for vintage treasures to sit alongside handmade pieces, RAGYARD is a truly bespoke brand.SHOP RAGYARD
Dispelling the myth that work wear is the reserve of, well, workers, RAGYARD embellishes oversized trucker shirts with elaborate embroidery, beautiful beadwork and sequinned slogans.
Known in the industry as “the shirt boys” the designer duo has expanded their expertly cut offering to include impressive twists on other wardrobe staples. Exaggerated proportions are tempered by a muted colour palette, while lightweight fabrics arrive replete with architectural flourishes that unfurl across the body.SHOP PALMER//HARDING
Inspired by designer Matthew Harding’s own experience of customising his school uniform – by layering two shirts over one another – designs arrive with clever cut-outs and origami-like folds.
6. IENKI IENKI
Join the puffer pack with Ienki Ienki’s Michelin Man inspired styles. Ubiquitous on every fashion maven’s Instagram feed, the brand’s saccharin shades and oversized silhouettes have won style points across the globe, proving fashion and function aren’t mutually exclusive.SHOP IENKI IENKI
Whether braving the mountains or your morning commute, the Ukrainian brand’s padded pieces negate the need for anything else. In candy colours and water-repellent to boot, you’ll be wishing for longer winters, maybe.
7. RIXO LONDON
Avid collectors of vintage treasures, the duo behind the brand imbue RIXO London with nostalgic charm. Collections draw from the designers’ own archive of unique finds and riff off moments in time, such as the hand-painted Psychedelic Spot print; inspired by 60s space age fashion.SHOP RIXO LONDON
A true love-forever brand, RIXO London counters mass produced fashion, instead instilling a timeless quality in each one-off design. Adored by Insta superstars, Leandra Medine and Pandora Sykes, get set to see those likes roll in.
Warning: shopping may cause wanderlust. Infused with wonder and whimsy, ZIMMERMAN marries a romantic aesthetic with impeccable craftsmanship, resulting in delicate dresses that’ll last – and be loved – for a lifetime. Inspired by bohemia, the Aussie label champions flattering, feminine design.SHOP ZIMMERMANN
Known for holiday hero pieces, ZIMMERMANN is the go-to for a new era of jet-setters. Best styled poolside, the label evokes the kind of summer nostalgia captured in Lana Del Rey songs.
Born out of a desire to redefine iconic silhouettes, MILLY brings sportswear influences to elegant evening styles to create striking designs that cater to modern women’s needs. A true mix of classic and contemporary, expect fluid tailoring, feminine flourishes and atelier quality craftsmanship.SHOP MILLY
Fans of ruffles will revel in the brand’s penchant for flamenco frills, which remarkably manage to slip seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe when worn with simple separates.
10. REBECCA VALLANCE
Unafraid of colour, Rebecca Vallance brings Australia’s sun-scorched hues to urban wardrobes. Showcasing her unapologetically feminine wares at NYFW, the brand is also favoured by Hollywood stars – Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman and Behati Prinsloo have all sizzled in her precision-cut pieces.SHOP REBECCA VALLANCE
Drawing inspiration from the stamps in her passport, designs are imbued with the spirit of her travels. Radiate that summer glow wherever you go.