Lauren Winter is a namesake clothing label based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2014, the labels goal is to create high quality, statement designs that reflect the individuality of the wearer and evoke an air of timelessness. Inspired by Asian art, southern history as well as her surroundings, Lauren's weird yet wearable shapes are made to order from beautifully hand-dyed fabrics such as linen and denim. Her latest Spring/Summer 2016 collection features comfortable and timeless pieces in rich tones of brick red, navy, cerulean and ivory. We are absolutely obsessed with the Wraparound Jumpsuit which is available in washed blue denim or ivory linen and makes for a great layering piece all year-round. You can shop the full collection online now at laurenwinter.co and stay up to date with the label via the Lauren Winter instagram.
We didn't even think it was possible, but Lazzari's latest Fall/Winter collection kinda has us wishing we were back at school. Inspired by all things 'school', the dreamy collection focuses on objects, materials and symbolic references that tie the memories of childhood to the month of September in Italy and the "back to school" attitude. Erasers, pencils, notebooks and iconic bottles of glue become prints for cotton and silk shirts, while irresistible dinosaurs adorn cotton sweater dresses and viscose peter-pan collar blouses. A black polka dot dress with a white collar is the current interpretation of the smock worn in class, while the soft leather bags are excellent substitutes for school bags. The bright prints aren't the only heroes of this collection though, the finer details like the pussybows, winged shoulders, scalloped collars and of course the adorable Triceratop collars are also a massive hit in our eyes! You can shop the Fall/Winter collection in stores and online now.
Inspired by the magical depths of the big blue ocean, Mona's most recent Spring/Summer 2015 collection is a celebration of all things under the sea. Peter pan collars with embroidered sea horses, scalloped hemlines and cheeky lobster prints adorn feminine shift dresses, funky jumpsuits, chiffon blouses and high waisted mini skirts, in an array of beautiful pastel hues. And if that's not enough, designer Moriah has also created some adorable shell shaped cross body bags to match! The SS15 collection is available in the Tel-Aviv store and online via Etsy with up to 30% off selected items.
Okay, so we probably say this every time Gorman drops a new collection, but hot damn this lookbook is definitely our favourite so far! The playful Spring '15 collection invites you to kick back on Spring vacation at the Gorman hyper coloured country club - where the air is crisp, the flowers are in full bloom and the days softly meld into the nights. In true Gorman style, the quirky collection features exclusive patterns and prints including dalmation spots on palazzo pants and wrap pant suits, while poodles, lime wedges, tennis rackets and palm trees are scrap-booked across an array of tees, sweaters and swing dresses. Of course no Gorman collection would be complete without accompanying accessories and we're absolutely in love with the funky soft foil leather metallic boots and dalmation sandals. The collection is in stores and online now, with more pieces dropping periodically until late October.
If you love girly dresses and Wes Anderson, we're 99% sure you're going to love the first capsule collection by She Loves Dresses & Crowned Bird. Inspired by the Wes Anderson tale of a young runaway romance, The Moonrise Kingdom collection is designed for raven-eyed girls made of bubblegum and pink ink. Nuzzled in between the niche of new and nostalgia, these dresses are to be donned while sneaking kisses from your campfire cologne beau. Jennifer Baquing of She Loves Dresses is an intersectional feminist princess and internet sweetheart with a reputation for consistently dripping in vintage. Meanwhile, Crowned Bird’s Priscilla Barroso has already taken the fashion world by storm, with experience in all levels of the industry. This magical mod love child of a collection manifests at the intersection of Jennifer’s ethereal aesthetic and Priscilla’s electric charm. Mint chip lace linens, schoolgirl collars, arithmetic grids, pastel plaids, lavender folded love notes, and even incandescently printed umbrellas to assist in the dark and dreary hurricanes all young lovers will surely endure – The Moonrise Kingdom Collection is a must for any dreamgirl’s dress collection. The collection is available for pre-order now, but you have until July 17th to put your order in, so don't miss out!
LOELA is a Manchester based label set up in 2010 by fashion graduate, Laura Baker. Specialising in unusual limited edition prints, and easy to wear shapes, Loela garments are handmade and hand-printed to create unique and playful fashion. Not only are we completely smitten with the bright colour palettes, shapes and prints seen throughout the label, we also love the simplicity and wearability of the line. We can definitely see ourselves getting around in almost all of the pieces, especially the bold sketch print set. Producing unique contemporary pieces with a vintage edge, Laura has created a line that is truly affordable, comfortable and feminine. You can shop Loela both online and in stores.
Poplin Homewear is an Istanbul based label founded in 2010 by designers Isıl Çogal, Duygu Ülgen and managing director Ayça Çobanoglu. Inspired by comfort and minimalism, Poplin produce handmade pajamas that are simple but refined. Handcrafted from pure fabrics such as cotton and wool, their latest collection 'Sleep Time' is both stylish and practical. We absolutely love the soft, playful colour palette and are pretty sure you could get away with wearing some of the pieces outside of your home. If you'd like to get your hands on some Poplin pj's head to their online store or etsy store.
Melbourne's RYDER have just released their latest Spring 2015 collection and second collaboration with US retail giant, Urban Outfitters. Created for the free spirited traveller, the dreamy collection is all about effortless style with a vintage edge. Featuring calming coastal colours in soft washed back fabrics, tropical palm prints and signature RYDER checks, this collection has us wishing it was Spring time already over here in Australia. Our favourite pieces from the collection include the super cute 70s style check print Rosie Romper and funky tailored Palm Shorts! The campaign was shot in Los Angeles by photographer Jack Belli and features the beautiful Helena Vestgaard. If you'd like to get your mitts on any of the pieces from the collection, they will be available in store and online through RYDER and Urban Outfitters US.
Samuji is a creative studio and design house based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded by designer, Samu-Jussi Koski in 2011, the label focuses on design and consulting, with an ambition to produce timeless and sustainable design that serves a purpose. The Samuji womenswear collection presents a complete wardrobe for women, bringing together two separate lines: Samuji Classic and Samuji Seasonal. Samuji Classic carries permanent, timeless clothes in neutral tones, while Samuji Seasonal is a more on-trend and colorful collection renewed seasonally. Their latest Spring/Summer collection offers a charming selection of shapes, textures and colour with striking prints, feminine silhouettes and beautiful linens featuring heavily throughout. We absolutely love the Kirjain Dress, which comes in a stunning pink mermaid print designed by Erja Hirvi. Another favourite from the collection is the short sleeve Bombom Dress featuring a classy gold chevron pattern, perfect for a day of shopping or a night on the town. You can purchase Samuji from the label’s online boutique, or from various retailers in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan and Scandinavia. For more information visit the Samuji website.
Caves Collect is a clothing and leather goods studio founded in 2014 by Melbourne gals, Johanna Howe and Sarah Russell. Placing equal emphasis on aesthetics, function and wearability, the duo celebrate high-quality materials through collaboration of their respective crafts; Johanna is an RMIT fashion graduate, while Sarah has a background in luxury leather goods and shoemaking. Inspired by honest and simple design, Caves Collect pieces are all handcrafted on a made to order basis in their Melbourne studio. We love the passion that Johanna and Sarah both have for authenticity and creating pieces that are designed to have longevity for the wearer, not only in the quality of materials and craftsmanship but also in the timelessness of the design. We're also really diggin' the 60's vibe a lot of their pieces have going on - especially the linen long wrap overalls and high waisted wrap shorts. To find out more or pick up a few pieces head to their website and Facebook.