British-based designer and illustrator Karen Mabon has just launched her Spring/Summer 2019 collection of illustrated silk scarves. The playfully bright collection draws inspiration from a range of ideas including the golden age of travel, training for a marathon as well as dog weddings. Each design was drawn by hand in Karen’s London studio before the scarves were printed and finished by hand in Lake Como, Italy.
Karen established her eponymous label in 2013, after attending London’s Royal College of Art, and quickly became known for her illustrative silk scarves. Each illustration tells its own story, whether that be curious creatures, nostalgia-fuelled memories or characters acting out scenes from an old, forgotten film. Her label has introduced cashmere scarves, silk sleepwear and cushions, growing into a full range of decorative pieces. Karen has also created bespoke prints and illustrations for clients such as Peter Alexander, V&A, Vogue 100, Universal Pictures, LUSH cosmetics and Anthropologie.
Check out more of Karen's designs here or shop the SS19 collection online here.
Argentinian fashion label, Vero Forest have just released their Spring/Summer 2019 collection and boy, it does not disappoint! Sticking with the labels' minimalist ethos, the collection features simple yet beautifully crafted trans-seasonal garments, made from natural fiber textiles such as linen, cotton and wool. Earthy tones such as terracotta, nude and khaki, adorn button-up apron dresses, mid-waist trousers, modest tank tops and classic jackets, making them the perfect staple pieces in any wardrobe.
You can shop the new collection online here and stay up to date via Instagram.
Say goodbye to winter and hello to Summer with Gorman's latest artist collaboration, Gorman x Kindah Khalidy. This Summer, Lisa Gorman has teamed up with Californian-based painter and textile designer, Kindah Khalidy, to produce an exciting collection of wearable art and tbh, one of our favourite Gormie collaborations so far. Pairing every colour imaginable with experimental and unpredictable combinations, Kindah creates bright, playful and shape-driven works that keep viewers coming back for more. This collab combines iconic Kindah prints, established from original artworks, with classic Gorman designs, to create a vibrant and youthful collection of garments that are sure to make any wearer feel a hundred bucks!
Pop on over to gormanshop.com.au where you can deck yourself out head-to-toe with Kindah's abstract prints adorning dresses, pants, playsuits, socks and Gorman's iconic raincoats.
BAMBAM is a small #peopleswear brand based in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by past, present, and the Millennial Way Of Life, their debut collection 'Tómbola' combines art and technology in a playful and nostalgic way. References to the late 80's and early 90's culture can be seen throughout the collection, including the bold primary colour palette and the Nintendo inspired "Gamification" print and earrings. While the influence of 20th Century Artists such as Henri Matisse and Joan Miró, is evident in their funky "Facemotiv" print. All of their print fabrics are designed in-house, printed locally and ecologically on 100% cotton, making it the perfect label for anyone that loves to stand out and appreciates the value of an ethical, local and small-scale production. You can shop the current collection online now here!
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!
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.