ROTATE by Birger Christensen
Launched in 2018, Copenhagen-based label ROTATE was created by street-style supremeos Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars. Promising expertly cut dresses with statement detailing, fluid jumpsuits ideal for wedding season, and what we’re calling the perfect blouson sleeve tops – we’re predicting big things in 2019 for this one.
Key buy: Turquoise Blue Dress, £181
If it’s floaty printed frocks you’re after, you’re guaranteed to get them here. Packed full of beautiful silks and romantic silhouettes, the collection was created by sisters Wayne Lee and Ai Ly, and the pieces are ideal for everything from wedding season to summer dressing. For now, we’re styling these standout separates with biker boots and oversized outerwear.
Key buy: Open Back Silk-Satin Maxi Dress, £625
Meet Montunas, the bag brand that’s currently dropping into some of the biggest online retailers new-in sections. Created by former model Elke Ruge and her two daughters, Montunas offers directional shapes in distinctive acrylic materials. We think this is the perfect choice for those looking for a mid-priced investment purchase.
Key buy: Stelis With Oyster Pouch, £295
You’ve probably already spotted this brand on your Instagram feed, as the Los Angeles-based label has already gained an impressive social following. Why? Co-founders Margaret and Katherine Kleveland manage to perfectly execute making everyday essentials feel chic and luxurious – be that a cropped cardigan, a breezy midi dress or a boho-inspired white blouse. The investment pieces meanwhile are less about trends, and more about the fit, fabric and feel.
Key buy: Sol Dress, £241.57
Each season, Georgian brand MATÉRIEL, collaborates with new designers to create a collection of contemporary pieces. This season, design duo Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili and Lado Bokuchava are behind the silk-satin pastel separates, mixed in with heavy wool camel fabrics and pair of dazzling, metallic-coated trousers.
A former Mango designer and Central Saint Martins graduate, Berta Cabestany has slowly built her brand based on a love of photography, refined craft and painting. Each piece is unique yet wearable, with everything from sequin dresses to printed co-ords and logo sweatshirts on offer. The generously cut Margot coat, in rich navy tartan, currently tops our wish list.
Key buy: Marot Coat, £448
First launched back in 2016, London-based luxury label Brøgger offers classics with a twist. Think double-breasted blazers topped with a bold ruffle trim, a pink suit featuring contrasting printed stripes, or a camel coat with a ruffle hem. If it is a standout buy you seek, this is the destination.
Key buy: Doris Coat, £850
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