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.
London fashion label, Pitchouguina have just dropped their latest AW15-16 collection and we've got the exclusive first look! Focusing heavily on texture and colour, the Autumn/Winter range is warm and mature, yet still maintains a youthful and romantic charm about it. The focus for the collection was to create a beautiful, balanced colour range and wearable, comfortable garments for modern women all around the globe. Sourced directly from Italian, French and Portuguese mills, the collection features high quality fabrics such as patterned wools, washed linens, strong woven jacquards and also more glamorous, shimmering silver textiles in bold shades of navy, electric blue, bright yellow and silver. The collection also showcases Pitchouguina's strength for exquisite detailing with its beautiful thin line thread embroidery, handstitched wavy panels on washed linen and wool, wavy jacquard and heavy wool patchwork. You can see the AW15-16 collection at Milan Fashion Week from February 26th until March 3rd. For more info head to their website or Facebook.
The Whitepepper's latest Spring collection, 'Child's Play' is a collection of cute, whimsical pieces inspired by delicate elements of children's clothing. Focusing on playful prints, the collection features an exclusive in-house prints including an amazing dinosaur print in both monochrome and pastel palettes, as well as an 80's inspired graphic doodle print. Paired with classic denim bomber jackets and overalls, palazzo pants, smock dresses and oversized coats, Child's Play is a fresh take on what a lot of us would have worn in our childhoods. The collection is available in stores now and online here.
Nanushka is a Budapest based label founded by head designer, Sandra Sandor. After graduating from the London College of Fashion, Sandra left the UK and returned to her hometown of Budapest, Hungary to establish her own label. Sandra combines playful cuts and lush fabrics with elegance and comfort to create collections that exude a harmony which contrasts the overwhelming noise of the big-city experience. What we love about her Autumn/Winter collection is the eclectic mix of fabrics, as well as the clean and understated designs featuring bright geometric patterns and illustrations. To find out more or shop the collection head to the Nanushka website.
Meshit is an Austrian fashion label created by designers Ida Steixner and Lena Krampf. Bridging the gap between street style and contemporary fashion, their designs combine clean shapes and special detailing by playfully meshing together distinct elements into one unique design. Their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection fuses androgynous shapes with delicate fabrics and patterns, allowing the wearer to create their own individual style. We love the contrasting fabrics, neutral colour palette and of course the adorable sheep print knit dress! You can check out the labels other collections here or browse their online store here.