Italian label Lazzari, never fails to produce quirky, stylish and elegant pieces that make us swoon. Their latest S/S12 collection is a youthful and vibrant take of the 1960's with it's stunning colour palette, feminine detailing and cute bold prints. Not only are the pieces absolutely beautiful, but also the lookbook and campaign video too. We love it all!
Newly established clothing brand, Camera Fund Clothing is a fun project run by London based lovers, Hollie and Mikey. The couple have always made their own clothes and had ideas that you can't buy in the shops so they decided to go ahead and create their own. It started when Hollie begun saving up for a Hassleblad camera and after a while the two realised it was much bigger than a camera fund. We asked Hollie to tell us where Mikey and herself see CFC going and this is what she had to say: "We would like to become renowned for our hand-made styles and techniques and maybe do some collaborations with brands that we love! Overall, we love making clothes that we want in our lives and making them available for you too" For more info and their online store have a look on their website here.
Serbian designer, Ana Ljubinkovic, has worked with the digital world instead of working against it, when creating her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The use of animated GIFs really works well with the quirky style of the collection and not to mention the combination of florals, pastels, and interesting structured silhouettes is just so freakin' cool! We’re so in love, it hurts.
Maybe we're a little late to the party but sheeeeesh we're pretty glad we stumbed upon the lovely fashion company, Shabby Apple. Fuled by the romantic notions of times past, these pieces look like they should have been used in "Mad Men" or even the 2012 film, "The Artist". Shabby Apple was created after they noticed a need in women’s fashion that was not being met. A need to make women feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what they bare. They offer flirty, stylish dresses a woman can wear just as comfortably in the office, at a family dinner, or on a date. Shabby Apple is a fashion company for women, by women, and of women. Sounds pretty good to us!
With an abundance of sheer lace, crochet detailing, pretty collars and wearable silk, the tba spring 2012 collection is definitely one of our favourites so far this season. We're absolutely smitten with the subtle colour plaette and fancy pleats seen throughout the collection. Unsurprisingly, the lookbook is just as beautifully romantic as the pieces themselves. Shot by Harley Weir, the images are a pleasant, girly treat for your eager eyes.
We've only just come across the label Lauren Moffatt and so far our first impression is pretty damn good. Lauren's use of whimsical prints, oversized lace, floral sequins and charming bird-print paisleys on her beautiful spring pieces was inspired by "the open road". Her collection elicits the carefree attitude and whimsy of road tripping in a Morgan armed with a map, four wheels and the just the right amount of wanderlust. Sounds good, right? Yeah, we thought so too. The embroidered cottons, hand-crocheted sweaters and gold hardware used throughout the collection highlight the young designers careful attention to detail and colour. The Lauren Moffatt collection ranges in price from $185 to $450 and is available at high-end boutiques. So if it's Spring in your part of the world make sure you check out the website for their stockists.
Arabella Ramsay's line has always been about bringing an affordable casual element to each season while holding true to her style - clashing patterns and colours, fun and flirty styling matched with a vintage bohemian feel. The Autumn/Winter collection plays with textures such as lace and flannel, bold colours and quirky prints, creating effortless looks for everyday style. We love the geeky gradma feel of some of the pieces! You can check out more Arabella Ramsay online here.
After finishing her fashion studies in 2004, German designer Peggy Wolf discovered her true passion was illustration. Her works are colourful, quirky, sophisticated, edgy and reflect her strong design background. However, after years of working as an illustrator, she suddenly felt her love for textiles come creeping back and from there she began to create these lovely leather bags and pouches. The combination of textile design and illustration has allowed Peggy to incorporate all of her passions into one creative outlet. We love how simple yet quirky each bag is - each one has its own personality! You can buy one from her etsy store and have a gander at her illustrations here.
How amazing is Hello Strumpet? Freakin' amazing! Having had such fun with scissors as children, Kitty DuBois & Wanda Von Wink, the designers of the label, have continued their love affair with all things lacy, frilly, tweedy and delicious. They make bespoke cocktail hats for all occasions – weddings, bar mitzvahs, cruise liner launches or indeed, all day, everyday, using beautiful, lovingly sourced, vintage fabrics and trimmings or made to order incorporating your own chosen fabrics. Don’t miss their fabulous ready to wear collection, providing affordable glamour for every gal!