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.
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.
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.
Objects Without Meaning is a Los Angeles based line, founded in 2011 by Australian designer Alexandra Michelle and creative director Andrew Hogge. Featuring skewed silhouettes, neutral tones, statement prints and textured fabrics, the new collection explores notions of contrast, some literal, some abstract, yet all intimate. Photographed by Stella Berkofsky, the campaign romanticizes the late 1970s in black and white, when masculine met feminine - a strong menswear influence, casual and effortless, styled for the inner city commute. To find out more head to the OM website.
We're a little bit in love with the latest collection by Pasadena-based loungewear label, Atelier Delphine. Founded in 2011 by designer Yuka Izutsu, the label finds inspiration in both on-screen cinema sirens and the every-day bombshells that take it to bed. Described as "Southern California meets sixties European vacation style", the collection is executed in stunning muted colours, pretty Liberty prints and the highest quality fabrics, that are perfect for curling up, settling in, and celebrating leisure. To see the full Spring/Summer 2014 collection, head over to their website and online store.
Melbourne-based label APOM recently released their Winter 2014 collection, Will'O The Wisp, and boy are we impressed. Combining playful prints and earthy tones with modern silhouettes, designers Kajsa and Kate have created a gorgeous collection that is perfect for those seeking both quality and beautiful design. The girls pride themselves on making beautiful wearable clothing that is not too delicate to be lived in, and that is exactly what they have achieved with this collection. To find out more or shop the full collection, head over to their online store and website.
Spring 14 is the fifth mainline collection from street-style inspired brand THE WHITEPEPPER. Featuring for the first time an exclusive in-house design print, this season also marks the welcome addition of a mini knitwear collection of playful weaves and muted tones, to be layered under new oversized outerwear separates. As usual, the collection also features classic wardrobe staples like simple smock dresses, a multi-functional leather backpack and classic oversized trench. This is our favourite WHITEPEPPER collection so far and we're absolutely in love with the pastel colour palette, as well as the ridiculously cute silhouettes seen throughout. You can shop the collection online via their website.
Durban based label, Jane Sews is all about embracing artisan clothing and creating a world of playful poise. Inspired by timeless femininity, a fascination with global trends, and an eye for fine construction, the label offers a limited line of easy-to-wear and charming pieces that celebrate the female form. We think the collection is absolutely beautiful, from the quality to the fabrics to the colour palette. You can shop the SS13 collection via their website.
Only A Sunny Smile is the Spring Summer collection from UK label, I K N O W by Isabel Knowles.The collection is inspired by Gatsby's garden parties, dancing until dawn and weekends in the country with Bertie Wooster. Each piece in the collection is named after a female character from P. G. Wodehouse's 'Jeeves and Wooster' stories, which are Isabels absolute favourites. To find out more about this charming collection head over to Isabel's blog. You can also buy your very own I K N O W pieces here.