Always on the lookout for the most exciting fashion launches, unique collaborations and limited-edition collections? Us too. That's why we are rounding up the items that are currently sitting at the top of our fashion team's wish lists to help inspire and inform your shopping decisions.
Whether it is the arrival of new-season pieces that we've had an eye on since they first came down the catwalk, capsule classics that we know are going to become our wardrobe heroes or those one-of-a-kind buys that you won't want to miss out on, this is an edit of pieces we truly love.
Below, we round up the items dominating our fashion team's wish lists.
London-based jeweller Rachel Boston is celebrating her namesake brand's 10-year anniversary this summer with a beautiful new collection of engagement rings that will make your jaw drop. Boston has designed 10 one-of-a-kind rings, which feature a range of unique diamond cuts and antique stones, set in designs inspired by her trademark modern Art-Deco aesthetic.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring, check out the entire collection here (or send this link to your significant other).
Jewellery brand Otiumberg has collaborated with one of fashion’s favourite swimwear labels Hunza G on a range of hoop earrings that make the perfect summer-wardrobe update.
Each piece in the collection represents sea waves and the crinkle fabric that forms Hunza G’s popular swimsuits. Created with gold vermeil on certified recycled sterling silver in Otiumberg’s workshop, these hoops will fast become part of your everyday jewellery collection.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's successful collaboration with Italian footwear brand Giaborghini is back for a second outing. The model and entrepreneur has designed a capsule collection of nine summer-perfect pairs of mules and sandals - all sleek, minimalist styles with a luxurious twist by way of sqaured toes, satin finishes and touches of sparkle. This elegant blush pink pair is also available in a glittering studded suede as well as a bright purple, for those after something more high-octane.
This World Ocean Day, luxury swimwear label Medina is introducing an 'Ocean tax' as part of its efforts to combat climate change. All this week, the brand has committed to donate an incredible 100% of its sales proceeds to fund and support the work of non-profit organisations and projects dedicated to the conservation of the Azores Islands' coastal marine ecosystem. Medina has partnered with Oceanazores.org for the project - part of a multi-year partnership - which seeks to reduce plastics in the waters, increase protection for aquatic mammals, and fund related ocean research, among other things.
The brand already has impressive eco credentials; this Volley swimsuit is manufactured in Italy from econyl, an innovative nylon yarn that is entirely made from recovered fishnets and other nylon waste, and is infinitely recyclable.
Luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari has teamed up with contemporary Paris-based brand Casablanca on a playful range of sports-inspired bags and accessories. The partnership forms part of Bulgari's ongoing collaborative series celebrating its signature 'Serpenti' motif, which has seen the snake reinterpreted through the eyes of different designers since 2017. The 7-piece collection can be divided into two - the first paying tribute to Casablanca's artistic heritage and the second inspired by classic tennis styles and sporting design elements. The Après Tennis jewellery box bag (pictured) would make a welcome addition to any athleisure wardrobe, regardless of whether or not you're planning on picking up a racket.
No summer capsule wardrobe is complete without a pair of mules, and this style comes courtesy of House of Atana, a new footwear label to take note of. Launched in 2020 by co-founders and sisters Aneliya (a former embroidery designer at Alexander McQueen) and Tanya Kyurkchieva, Atana aims to create timeless pieces infused with elegance, all of which are inspired by traditional artisanal embroidery. Comfort is also key here; all their soles are embedded with a memory gel that was originally developed for dancers' shoes, for maximum ease of wear.
Fendi and Versace's history-making partnership (or 'swap' as they like to refer to it) practically broke the internet when it first hit the catwalk in September last year, and to celebrate the first ever Fendace collection landing in boutiques, the two brands have partnered on a pop-up space at iconic London department store Harrods. But don't fret; if you haven't had the chance to visit the space in person, then there's still time to snap up a piece of fashion history, as several key items are also available to buy online - including this mini Fendi Baguette bag, which has been given the Versace safety-pin seal of approval.
Jewellery label Alighieri has launched its latest bridal capsule, a curated edit of modern heirlooms that are designed for the wedding day and beyond. In the hopes of reinventing the traditional ‘rules’ of bridal dressing, the capsule aims to allow brides to be more free, less formal and more modern with their accessory choices. The brand has created a selection of pieces that include freshwater baroque pearls, one-of a-kind hand-placed diamonds, stacks of mixed metal bangles and layers of textured chokers.
Marina Raphael's popular partnership with Greek influencer and artistic director Evangelie Smyrniotaki is back for its third outing for summer 2022. This time, the shimmering Swarovski crystal bag has been given an update in mesmerising iridescent and gold finishes, with glossy white plexiglass handles. For those who prefer to go hands-free, the style also comes with an adjustable nappa strap.
Batsheva and Laura Ashley have teamed up on a second collection together, one which fuses the iconic floral prints of the British homeware brand, and the statement silhouettes of the New York fashion label.
"I was inspired by memories of childhood summer, which always involved Laura Ashley," says Batsheva Hay of the collection. "I tried to create shapes that would move well in the warm breeze and that reminded me of those magical Laura Ashley catalogue images on the beach, in a field, or in the forest."
There are 23 pieces in the collection, including dresses, tops, a jumpsuit and skirts. Shop it here.
Sustainable label Faithfull The Brand has released its latest collection, and there are more than a few pieces that we have bookmarked for our next holiday. A subtle nod to the retro jet set aesthetic that epitomised Slim Aarons’ iconic 1970s' poolside body of work, the Islas collection is all about holidaying. We particularly love this co-ord in bright yellow, oversized florals, and will be wearing it all summer long.
Although the label may be best known for its shoes and bags, Elleme's latest ready-to-wear collection has caught out eye. The Parisian brand is championing bright prints and unexpected silhouettes for the new season, and this double-draped dress will make an excellent investment buy. Wear it everywhere from weddings to the office.
Although lockdown might be over, most of us are working from home more than ever, and will be in need of some great summer loungewear. Enter Commando's new Studio Rib Collection, which is made from a Tencell and Lyocell-blend. The ultra-soft ribbed material gives a wonderful, smooth and seamless finish, which is both flattering and super comfortable. We'll be teaming these shorts with the matching top and an oversized white shirt.
Mytheresa is here for your new-season vacation wardrobe. The online luxury retailer has just launched beachwear capsules with 16 amazing brands. This includes exclusive pieces from contemporary designers, such as Hunza G, Louisa Ballou and Rotate Birger Christensen, with swimwear, sunglasses, cover-ups, dresses and more featured in the edit. Whether you have a holiday on the horizon, or are plotting for later in the year, there are some cannot-miss pieces in this edit.
Maria Tash has given its iconic spike collection an update - the Tiger's Eye addition is full of rich hues from beige to dark brown. Whether you're a lover of multiple hoops and studs or want one statement piece, these designs will be perfect for your ear candy.
16Arlington paid a beautiful tribute to its late co-founder, Federica Cavenati (who was known to friends as Kikka) during its autumn/winter 2022 show – and the brand is remembering her in another way too. Co-founder Marco Capaldo has introduced two bags for the new season, which are named after her; the Kikka Bag, and its smaller companion, the Kiks Bag. He describes the handbags as: "Made to be held forever."
Longines has just introduced monochromatic versions of two of its most beloved watch lines, the Dolce Vita and La Grande Classique, which come in carmine red, spring green, classic black, burnt orange and a cobalt blue. The timepieces are presented on straps that match the dial colour, giving a stylish twist to the classic styles.
High-fashion tote bags are having a moment and for good reason; not only are they roomy enough to carry all your daily necessities but they are a far more sustainable purchase than the flimsy cotton variety. Belgian brand Delvaux is the oldest luxury leather goods company in the world (and widely credited as the inventor of the modern handbag), having been crafting beautiful bags since 1829. This season, the label has produced a canvas collection inspired by the glamour of the Riviera. Light and versatile, the Frame tote (pictured) is almost guaranteed to become a future classic.
Veja – a vegan sneaker brand which is best known for its casual shoes (and being one of Meghan Markle's favourite labels) – has just launched its first training shoe, which it has been named 'The Impala'. "Named after the antelope, a fast and graceful animal, the Impala is the lightest sneaker Veja has ever created. The Impala provides comfort and support," the brand explained.
The shoe has been designed specifically for a wide range of exercises such as gym workouts, running on a treadmill, Swedish fit, Bootcamp and Crossfit sessions. It comes in a range of different colours, which you can shop here.
Hobo bags are having a revival – and Polish label Chylak, which is known for its affordable luxury bags, has the most perfect option for spring. This slouchy shoulder style is just one of the chic offerings in the brand's spring/summer 2022 collection, which you can pre-order now.
London fine jewellery label Jessica McCormack has come together with its Mayfair neighbour, Matches Fashion, to showcase its new collection. For a limited-time only, there will be a pop-up at Matches Fashion's headquarters (located at 5 Carlos Place in Mayfair) showcasing Jessica McCormack's spring/summer 2022 bridal and wedding guest collection. You can also find it online.
We love it when two great brands team up, and the latest collaboration from Missoma could not be a better fit. The beloved affordable jewellery label has joined forced with Le Specs on a collection of extremely covetable sunglasses. We love this particular burgundy pair, which comes with some very statement gold hardwear on the sides.
On the lookout for a great summer dress? Let us introduce you to Texas-based label Hunter Bell which is quickly becoming one of our favourite spots for unique pieces. This particular style, with a gingham print and halter neckline, is a great option for your next sunny holiday.
Mother of Pearl's founder Amy Powney has been announced as brand ambassador for TENCEL™, the wood-based textile which is biodegradable and derived from sustainably managed trees and renewable wood sources.
"It's biodegradable, versatile and super soft on the skin making it perfect for my collections at Mother of Pearl," explains Powney. "It is an eco fibre which has the ability to transform the textile and fashion industry for the better."
To mark Earth Day, Mother of Pearl is launching its 'Buy One Get One Tree' initiative, where for each sale of the Mother of Pearl x TENCEL product, a tree will be planted.
The LA-based and Scandi-inspired brand Anine Bing is renowned for its well-made, classic pieces - those that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe and help you exude that effortless elegance we're all trying to achieve (celebrity fans include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, which tells you everything you need to know). This month, the label has opened its new London flagship in Chelsea - which coincides with its 10th anniversary - allowing UK-based customers to fully immersive themselves in the Anine Bing world. This silky slip dress is precisely the sort of timeless piece which you'll find inside, and treasure for seasons to come.
Visit the store at 8 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ.
London Fashion Week designer (and LVMH winner) Nensi Dojaka has collaborated with Mytheresa on a very colourful collection of her trademark lingerie dresses, making it a real departure from her main line.
"I’m increasingly experimenting with colour in my collections and it’s a very nice way to show off these designs in a less severe way, but instead in a more approachable way," she said. "I love colours for having an opposite effect to black and having their own voice."
Ganni is expanding on its efforts to embrace circular fashion by entering the UK rental fashion market with Hurr. The Danish label has contributed 23 pieces from the SS22 collection up to a size 24 which consumers will be able to rent. "At Ganni, we believe that responsibility is a prerequisite for doing business in the future," co-founder Nicolaj Reffstrip said. "Our community has a superfluid approach to their wardrobe so we’re offering them multiple ways of renting, returning, reselling, wearing, and owning Ganni. And we’re determined to make it so seamless you don’t even notice you made the responsible choice. By now we’re covering all bases offering resale, take-back schemes, rentals, and repairs. Our efforts will only have a real impact if they scale, so please have a go at it.”
Zimmermann and MyTheresa have collaborated on a super summery collection, which has arrived just in time for the sunshine. The 32-piece capsule is filled with pastel hues and floral prints. We love this beautiful off-the-shoulder top (which has a matching skirt) while there are also dresses, linen shorts, co-ords and swimsuits in the collection.
"We wanted this collection to feel fresh and optimistic, and to embody the spirit of summer," Nicky Zimmermann, co-founder and creative director of Zimmermann said.
Sustainable label Pangaia – which is best known for its celebrity-approved loungewear – is moving into tailoring. The collection is inspired by a Nineties silhouette with oversized fits and emphasised shoulders.
Designed to be worn either together as a suit and as separates, the 100 per cent organic cotton sets feature a soft peached finish and lined with Cupro, a regenerated cellulose fabric made from cotton waste. The styles come in pistachio, sakura pink and black. We'll be pairing the black blazer over dresses or jeans this summer.
Reformation has teamed up with Strom, a fully vertical manufacturer, and Bossa, a mill that maintains a zero waste principle, to create a line of fully circular denim. The collection has a 27 per cent lower carbon footprint and an 89 per cent reduction in water use compared to standard jeans – and is made up of seven different styles, including jeans, shorts, this denim dress, and dungarees. Shop the entire Circular Denim collection here.
Sneaker brand Veja has collaborated with Mansur Gavriel on a very colourful capsule collection, which is – rather fittingly – inspired by rainbows. Coming in four shades, including cream, blue, yellow and pink, the leather style has combined Mansur Gavriel's love of art with Veja's trademark shapes, making for an excellent addition to your trainer collection.
We are finally being teased with a bit of spring weather, and if that is making you think about your new-season wardrobe, then let us direct you to Jacquemus' new capsule for Net-a-Porter, which is filled with colourful delights. Inspired by the vibrancy of Palm Springs, the 23-piece collection is bold, bright and perfect for your summer holidays, especially this button-up green dress, which we'll be wearing day to night.
Model, author and activist Emily Ratajkowki has teamed up with Superga to rework three of the footwear brand's most popular styles. "I’ve been wearing the brand for years so this collaboration felt completely natural to me,” said Ratajkowski, who is also the label's newest ambassador. One style that the model has turned her attention to is the timeless Cotu Classic canvas trainer (pictured) which is the perfect casual wardrobe staple. As well as being vegan, the style is also royal-approved, regularly seen gracing the feet of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Looking for something special to add to your jewellery box? This beautiful Pas De Deux necklace from Wald Berlin is a perfect choice for embracing ladylike pearls with a modern twist. The design has been handmade in Germany by the brand's fair-trade Women and Grandmothers Collective, and created with a combination of sweetwater pearls and a gold chain, putting a chic twist on the classic style.
Bring spring into your jewellery box with this beautiful new collaboration from Stine Goya and Georg Jensen, who have teamed up on a collection of floral-inspired pieces. The Daisy, a Georg Jensen jewellery icon, has been re-imagined by Goya, who has created a series of colourful necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The collection has been crafted in sterling silver, just like the original Daisy, but they have then been hand-painted with enamel in a collection of fresh and soft hues.
If you are in the market for a new-season tote that will instantly put a spring in your step, make sure to check out Givenchy's new Kenny bag, which was seen on the house's SS22 catwalk. The Kenny is a supple bourse-style leather handbag that can instantly be taken from day to night. We love the small Kenny in white, but there are plenty of other options too.
In perhaps the coolest collaboration to have come out of 2022 so far, Jimmy Choo has teamed up with Mugler on an exclusive collection of footwear that is sure to be an instant sell-out. The two brands have come together on statement shoes that are designed to "stimulate the senses".
"There’s an inherent connection there between the language of Mugler and the language of Jimmy Choo – our roots in the 1990s, the resonance those have today with a younger generation, but the urge to update, to re-engineer and not just revive," Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi explained of the collection.
For spring/summer 2022, Miuccia Prada has reimagined the 1980’s New Balance 574 sneaker in a unique collaboration with the trainer brand. The shoes debuted on the SS22 Miu Miu catwalk – and come in three different colours.
Forgive us for wishing winter away, but Sleeper's new collection has us pining for spring. The beloved Ukrainian label has just released its cult Atlanta dress in a number of new colourways, including this beautiful style with printed pansies (which is available for pre-order now). The dress is 100 per cent linen and comes with a matching scrunchie. Bring on the warmer weather.
Bulgari's signature round watch, the LVCEA, has been updated for 2022 in two striking new colourways - including this deep blue - as unveiled during the recent LVMH watch week. The classic style pays homage to the sundials of ancient Rome and features a mesmerising 3D geometric dial designed to capture and enhance the light. If you're looking for a talking-point timepiece, look no further.
January is the time for reflection and resetting, and Vrai's new 'intention' medallion is here to help you do just that. The delicate pendant features a modern interpretation of a classic compass, designed to be used as part of your daily manifesting rituals and help guide you towards your goals. The glittering central diamond is ethically created by the Vrai team at the brand's zero-emission foundry in America's Pacific West, and cut and polished to the highest international standards of craftsmanship - no mining required. Good for your soul in more ways than one.
Michael Kors has collaborated with Ashya, a young accessories brand founded by American/Jamaican design duo Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece. Together, the two brands have created two exclusive designs, the Multi Bag and this Bolo Bag, both of which are available to shop now.
This collaboration is part of a celebration of Kors' 40th anniversary. He wanted to celebrate the milestone by supporting the future of the fashion industry. Thinking back to his own beginnings, he decided to provide a unique opportunity to an emerging brand—offering them the global reach, distribution and platform of the Michael Kors company to help bring their brand to a larger audience.
"Anniversaries make you think about both the past and the future,” says Kors. "I began my business in New York City in 1981, and now I find it very exciting to be able to turn the spotlight on the next generation of designers working here in New York City. When I first saw the work of Ashley and Moya at Ashya, their thoughtfulness and unique point of view impressed me immediately."
The gender-neutral bags have been designed in Ashya's signature silhouettes and feature a custom print that incorporates the MK Signature logo print in a new pattern inspired by WestAfrican weaving techniques.
This time of year, all we want to do is cosy up in comfortable knitwear, and that's why we could not be more excited about Blake Ldn's latest collection. Filled with new colourways in some of the brand's signature silhouettes, as well as some new shapes, everything has been hand-knitted by the independent label, and would make a great addition to your cosy winter wardrobe.
Dior's new bag collection, Dior Vibe, was created with the most luxurious kind of practicality in mind. Fusing the convenience of sportswear holdalls with the quality associated with a luxury handbag, Maria Grazia Chiuri's new design delivers the best of both worlds. Crafted out of leather and foam inserts, the bag has a lightness to it that adds to its convenience, while the rubber base was inspired by sneakers. Given that the world is now opening up once more, the spacious bowling bag was surely designed with travel in mind; it's the perfect size for all those weekend staycations you might be rearranging for 2022.
Loewe has collaborated for a second time with Studio Ghibli on a collection which pays tribute to the much-loved film Spirited Away. Bringing to life many of the beloved characters from the movie on ready-to-wear items, as well as blankets, scarves and the brand's most iconic handbags, these limited-edition pieces will bring life into your wardrobe.
Shushu/Tong has collaborated with footwear and accessories label Charles & Keith on a new collection to kick off the spring/summer season. The capsule features two pairs of bags and shoes centred around the key motif of the rose, exploring its ephemeral beauty, fragility, and charm.
"The rose has become a significant symbol in literature and art, usually representing love and desire," Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang of Shushu/Tong said. "Traditionally, roses only bloomed once a year, which means it was destined to live for a short period of time. A fragile, withering rose exudes fleeting beauty. Sharp thorns line its soft, delicate branches; this danger is a metaphor for the price we sometimes need to pay for love."
Claridge's, one of London's most refined and long-established hotels, has just launched its first collection of pyjamas. And naturally, these aren't your average PJs. Created in collaboration with Rebecca Marks of Green Wolf Studio, the pure cotton sets feature art-deco fan prints in a variety of sweet candy colours, finished with mother of pearl buttons, white contrast piping and the hotel crest in gold. Available for men, women and children, there are also matching robes available if you really want to treat yourself. It's all the luxury of a Claridge's hotel suite without having to leave the house.
Manolo Blahnik first launched the iconic Maysale mule in 1991 and the elegant shoe, with its glistening buckle, quickly became one of the brand's most popular styles. In celebration of the label's 50th anniversary, the Maysale has been given a high-octane makeover in gold, along with numerous other Manolo Blahnik signature styles, as part of a celebratory 'Gold' collection. A piece of fashion history perfect for the festive season.
This winter, Canada Goose is expanding into footwear. The label is on a mission to become a multi-seasonal and multi-functional global luxury lifestyle brand, which is known for more than just its coats. Inspired by Canada Goose’s most memorable outerwear styles, the brand is aiming to keep you protected from head to toe with the collection, which is made up of two styles, including the Journey Boot (pictured here) and the Snow Mantra Boot.
Scandi favourite By Malene Birger has launched its first jewellery collection. Designed by creative Director Maja Dixdotter, the drop consists of a bold ring and pair of earrings (seen here), as well as a slender bracelet and necklace that can be worn alone or layered – all offered in both 925 sterling silver and 14-karat plated gold. The refined, minimalist pieces would make a lovely addition to your everyday wardrobe.
Still on the hunt for the perfect Christmas party dress? We suggest you head down to Harrods, where Khaite has launched its first retail space in London. The design is inspired by New York of the 1980s, and features Khaite's most recent collection, from knitwear to denim, and its beautiful selection of elegant eveningwear.
One of our go-to brands for beautiful basics, Sunspel, has just opened its first stand-alone womenswear pop-up store on Upper James Street, Soho, where it will be selling its elevated, understated British knitwear and loungewear.
We have got an eye on this particular lambswool cardigan, which makes a great piece to cosy up in this winter season.
If you're not already following Sara Shakeel on Instagram, then we suggest you amend that immediately. The artist, who has been coined the 'Queen of Crystals', uses glitter to create physical and digital collages, giving her followers a bit of extra sparkle in their feeds. And now, Shakeel has collaborated with Linda Farrow on a capsule collection of sunglasses, lending her signature sparkle to the brand's trademark Debbie style in three different iterations. Shop them all here.
We are always on the lookout for chic classics that make for sensible additions to our wardrobes, and that's why Totême's new evening capsule with Net-a-Porter has caught our attention. The edit – which features 15 occasion-wear pieces – has been designed with the festive season in mind, but a twist of the trademark minimalism that the Scandi brand is so well-known for, meaning you truly will be able to wear these pieces again and again.
Fancy treating your feet this Christmas? It doesn't get much more luxurious than beloved loungewear designer Olivia von Halle's new slipper collection, which would make the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, or yourself. There are a number of different designs, including beautiful feathered options, but our favourites have got to be these velvet zebra slippers with sequin embellishments.
Sustainable knitwear brand Sheep Inc and London-based menswear designer Daniel Fletcher have joined forces to promote positive change in the fashion industry by being more responsible. The two brands have produced a naturally carbon negative and 100 per cent traceable limited-edition beanie. Available in two styles, the cosy hat is modelled on Sheep Inc's signature knit and channels an optimism reminiscent of Fletcher's current collection, with the positive affirmation to "be well". Thanks to Sheep Inc’s stringent supply chain and focus on regenerative farming, 100 per cent of the profits will be donated to mental health charity, the Be Well Collective.
Simone Rocha has given her trademark egg bag a festive makeover this Christmas season, transforming the pearly accessory into the perfect party bag. Designed exclusively with Harrods, the bag features a faux pearl crossbody strap and pearl beaded leather wristlet with a logo-engraved clasp fastening. Whether you're buying for yourself of a very lucky loved one, this is the ultimate festive fashion treat.
Loewe has, for the first time, created a capsule collection for a retail partner, teaming up with Net-a-Porter on 'The Crafted Collection'. The 25-piece drop features some of the brand's trademark designs reimagined for the new season, many made with a sense of winter cosiness in mind.
"We’re excited to partner with Net-a-Porter on a capsule collection of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories designed to capture a sense of cosiness and modern luxury," says Jonathan Anderson, creative director at Loewe. "In addition to working with signature Loewe fabrics, including wool, cashmere and shearling, we’ve reimagined some of our most iconic bags such as the ‘Flamenco’ and ‘Basket’."
Bamford has today launched its homegrown Merino knitwear collection, which is a first-of-its-kind capsule range made from British merino wool grown, sheared, spun and knitted entirely in the UK. The collection features this chic hoodie, as well as a ribbed beanie and a matching scarf. This collection is the first in this brand’s history as it uses natural fibres sourced from the farm of its sister company Daylesford Organic.
"Homegrown Merino makes tangible Bamford’s vision for beautifully made clothing that has a fully traceable and transparent product journey," the brand said of the release. "The new collection heralds the homecoming of the UK knitwear industry, bringing the spinning, processing and knitting of the wool fibre closer to the merino flock’s home in the Cotswolds."
Luxury online retailer Mytheresa has teamed up with Acne Studios on a 20-piece winter capsule collection, which is filled with the cosiest pieces to hunker down in. "My thoughts were on what happens when we emerge from isolation, all soft, sleepy and sensual," Jonny Johansson, founder and creative director of Acne, said of the designs. From this beautiful puffy purple coat to knitted jumpers, toasty gloves and furry boots, this is a great collection to check out if you need to expand on your winter classics.
With Nothing Underneath, a shirt label loved by fashion insiders (and worn by none other than Meghan Markle), has just launched beautiful silk shirts for autumn, which are the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe. The design is made in 100 per cent Mulberry silk, and comes in both black and white. I'll be wearing mine to dress up my jeans for the office and out to dinner.
Handbag label Mashu is moving into a season-less approach, hoping to explore and evolve its sustainability and ethical targets, with its most sustainable collection yet and a complete overhaul of operational structure. The new collection – which is available to shop here – interprets the brand’s trademark silhouettes with a new perspective, ensuring styles are functional all-year round, and with designs that can fluidly adapt to the different seasons, while the materials used have also been given an overhaul.
Partywear favourite The Attico has been slowly expanding its edits over the past few seasons, and has decided that now is the perfect moment to add handbags. Specifically, bags that are "ideal for a last-minute, hectic yet sparkly lifestyle", creative directors Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio said of the collection. The first handbag drop from the brand is made up of a number of different styles, including this beautiful daytime tote, which is big enough to carry everything you will possibly need. See the whole collection here.
The Outnet has joined forces with Victoria Beckham on a 25-piece capsule, which is predominantly made from excess fabric from the brand's archive. The collection features plenty of the label's trademark modern silhouettes. From form-fitting dresses and chunky knitwear (including this beautiful blue rollneck which I will be adding to my wish-list immediately) to classic shirting, tailored trousers and outerwear, there is something for everyone in this collection.
"This collaboration was a wonderful opportunity for us to repurpose excess fabric in a new, exciting way," Beckham said. "We’re always looking for ways in which we can be more responsible with our collections and creatively challenge ourselves. This collaboration allowed us to do both of those things which is really exciting for us as a brand. It’s a celebration of our past with a future-thinking approach."
One of my favourite mid-range designer bag brands, Chylak has just released its autumn/winter collection, which features plenty of new shapes, including this lovely Dumpling bag, which is a great day-to-night option. Inspired by romance and normality, Zofia Chylak wanted to celebrate the end of lockdown with these new designs.
"I felt the need to create something more romantic this time," she said. "We’ve all been dreaming of going out and meeting up with friends and family again – and this is my idea of the bags we’ll be wearing while returning to normalcy. Much more nostalgic and less conservative than usual."
If you didn't get your loungewear collection quite up to scratch during lockdown, then let me introduce you to a seriously luxurious option for relaxing around the house in, Commando's new vegan silk collection. The style has been made using recycled cotton linter fibres and boasts a flattering high-rise waistband, relaxed fit and banded hem. I'll be teaming them with the matching top and my slippers on cosy evenings in.
If you are on the lookout for some beautiful new jewellery to cherish forever, then Vashi's latest collection (the first to be designed under the direction of Liz Olver, the brand's new director of product design) is a great place to start.
There are 18 designs in the 'Made With Love' collection, including this lovely pair of knot stud earrings. Every piece can be personalised with an engraving, customised with a design detail or can simply be used it as inspiration to explore creating something bespoke. Find out more about that here.
French label Maje has teamed up with Los Angeles-based brand Varley for the first time. The two companies have joined forces on a very retro-inspired activewear collection, which is made up of leotards, leggings, sports bras and loungewear, all of which will help you to look your best in the gym or at home. I am a particular fan of the leopard-print pieces, including this fun leotard, which I'll be teaming with the matching leggings.
For its October collaboration, The Yellow World has teamed up with Parisian label Alfie on an exclusive collection which has been created using deadstock Prada fabric. The sustainable capsule is made up of a striking backless yellow cami, and these chic cream flares, both of which are limited edition, so don't hang around if you want to get your hands on them.
On the lookout for a pair of winter boots that are just as practical as they are stylish? Alexander McQueen's Tread Slick collection might be just what you are after. The fashion house's trusty style comes in a number of different iterations, from lace-up and knee-high to embellished and colourful, all complete with a chunky rubber tread sole. This simple white pair would be a very versatile addition to your wardrobe.
Arket has teamed up with Swedish rainwear experts Tretorn on a collection of jackets, boots and accessories that will cater to even the wettest of winters. The pieces have all been inspired by by vintage fishermen’s parkas and robust raincoats that you might find in the Swedish countryside, and will be an excellent choice for a proper waterproof investment.
"The Nordic climate can be very unpredictable, but it doesn’t necessarily stop people from going about their lives and being out in nature if they have suitable clothing," Anna Teurnell, Arket's head of design, told us. "This collection celebrates the rainwear tradition by bringing tried-and-true elements of heritage garments and incorporating them into new styles for the modern family."
On the lookout for a new coat? Let me introduce you to one of my new favourite outerwear brands, Margot92. The label – which is based in New York City – is known for making small-batch, impeccably crafted outerwear from the finest natural materials. The current collection is inspired by Eighties' silhouettes and power dressing – and has a number of standout pieces, including this beautiful bright blue wool coat, which I'll be wrapping myself in from now until spring.
JW Pei has fast become an A-list favourite. The affordable accessories label boasts fans including Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber, Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid – and the Los Angeles-based brand has just released its latest accessory, a style called 'The Fei’. The minimalist vegan design is a top-handled longline bag, and is available in a number of different colours and prints. I've got my eye on this purple option, which will no doubt be just as popular with the fashion set as the brand's cult 'Gabbi' style.
Due to the fact that Christmas was effectively cancelled last year, there is no such thing as getting into the festive spirit too early this time around. That's why I felt immediately drawn to this sparkly co-ord from Sleeper's holiday collection, which is complete with a statement collar and ruffled cuffs. I'll be wearing this set all season long, including on Christmas morning and New Year's Eve.
Recent reports suggested that consumers spent more money on jewellery during the pandemic - in a suggested attempt to add a little sparkle to Zoom meetings - which could explain my renewed fascination with all things bling. As we enter October, I'm already thinking ahead to party season (because, let's face it, we didn't really get one last year), and am considering investing in a little sparkle to celebrate with. British jewellery brand Fenton specialises in ethically sourced coloured gemstones to suit a range of budgets, but for those in the market for something really special, the label's new elevated cocktail collection features one-of-a-kind pieces celebrating the finest jewellery craftsmanship and the joy of colourful stones. Could the cocktail ring be the new cocktail dress?
Fendi made a splash at Milan Fashion Week this season thanks to a world-first collaboration with fellow Italian fashion house, Versace. Closer to home, and the brand has taken over Harrods with a dedicated pop-up space - which, true to form, features some exclusive product, all in a very chic grey colourway. I've got my eye on this Fendi First bag, designed by current creative director Kim Jones, but featuring the brand's signature Karligraphy monogram created by Karl Lagerfeld in 1981. It's the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
The Fendi First bag with Karligraphy monogram in grey is available exclusively at Harrods. The pop-up runs until 30 September.
If, like me, you are always on the lookout for more sustainable options, Riley Studio is a great name to know for wardrobe basics. From the brand's boxy white tees to its new flannel shirt (both of which are created using 100 per cent recycled materials), the label is committed to creating gender-neutral wardrobe staples that are kind on the planet, and a great option to consider when you're in need of some capsule classics.
"We don’t compromise on design or sustainability, we create products for life, not just a season."
Valentino is committed to supporting Unicef's vaccine delivery efforts. The fashion house has created a new charitable hoodie, of which all profits will go towards helping those less fortunate receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
"Getting vaccinated has become the most effective way to fight this global pandemic, as well as a symbol of respect for others and social responsibility," Valentino's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli said. "One cannot hide behind the concept of freedom by deciding not to get vaccinated. Freedom must always be protected, and we must all fight for freedom but respecting others: the freedom to be ourselves, the freedom of thought, the freedom of love, the freedom to express and fight for our own ideas. Unfortunately, not all countries have equal access to Covid-19 vaccines. With this collaboration, Valentino supports Unicef in the delivery efforts of life-saving Covid-19 vaccines."
One of my favourite independent handbag labels, Agneel, has just launched its latest style, The Dena, a rectangular silhouette which can be worn either as a shoulder bag or a crossbody – and which makes a great back-to-the-office buy. The classic style is available in six different colourways and materials, including this chic croc-effect leather, which I can't wait to add to my new-season wardrobe.
Ever since it first launched a few years ago, Wandler has been such a favourite with fashion editors, creating some of the most beautiful shoes and bags around. And now, the label is slowly moving into new territory with its first ready-to-wear collection, focussing solely on denim jeans and leather trousers. The pieces – which are all available on Matches Fashion – will make a great versatile addition to any wardrobe. I've personally got my eye on the barrel silhouette, which I know will uplift my day-to-day looks.
If you're anything like me, your post-lockdown approach to fashion is all about dressing up at any opportunity. With this in mind, I am trying to invest in pieces that are not only timeless, but all about glamour. I spied this beautiful silk, tulip-shaped skirt in Giorgio Armani's autumn collection, which I'll be pairing with a dressy top and kitten heels in the evening, but also making it work for the office with an oversized knit.
High-street favourite Ghost, which is known best for its ladylike printed dresses and silk gowns, is stepping into a more casual direction with the launch of Go By Ghost, an athleisure-oriented collection filled with pieces designed specifically for yoga, Pilates and barre. If you also prefer a more muted colour palette when it comes to your gym gear, I'd definitely recommend a look at the collection.
Mansur Gavriel has been responsible for more than a few cult handbags over the years, and its latest offering, 'The Candy Bag' has definitely caught my eye. The new silhouette – which currently comes in five different colourways, including this punchy powder blue – has been made with a high-shine glossy finish and is a great size for toting around all day long.
Autumn is almost upon us, which is building my excitement for those countryside walks in the cold, meaning it is definitely time to dig out our knitwear, boots and warmest coats. If you, like me, are in the market for some new outerwear that ticks the boxes for both comfort and style, then Alexa Chung's latest collaboration with Barbour might be just the ticket. The launch – which features pieces inspired by the beauty and practicality of outfits worn by pioneers and explorers in the early 20th century – is available to shop now, and is a great collection to consider for your new-season buy.
You can tell a good collaboration by how authentic it feels, which is the very essence of Harris Reed's new collection for Missoma. Every piece, whether the delicate pearls or charming jewelled snakes, has the gender-fluid designer written all over it. In fact, their own personal jewellery formed the inspiration for this new collection, Harris told us. I personally am a big fan of these serpent drop earrings from the collection, handcrafted from recycled metal, which I'll be wearing with a red lip and a sleek updo.
If The Yellow World is not yet on your radar, then let me tell you why it should be. The site – which was founded by Evie Henderson – solely features collaborations between herself and the most exciting designers. This month, she is teaming up with Made Some Souvenirs (a brand founded on a love of travel, souvenir shopping and photographing tourism) on a capsule of vintage-inspired T-shirts. Just as most pieces on The Yellow World, they are limited edition, so I recommend you get them while you can.
Dior has taken over Harrods for the month of August, with a pop-up boutique exclusively unveiling its autumn/winter 2021 collection. The bold space features colourful scenography by Italian artist Marco Lodola, with a playful nod to Harrods' location in the heart of the capital, in the form of red London buses and black taxis. Also taking centre-stage at the pop-up is Dior's heritage 'Mizza' motif, a striking leopard print originally inspired by Mizza Bricard, a muse to Christian Dior, who admired her daring elegance. The motif is seen adorning the pop-up walls and displays – either in its original classic shade or in a chic grey version – as well as across jackets, skirts, shirts and, of course, bags, such as the Lady D-Lite, which is at right the top of my wish list.
Much-loved footwear label Manu Atelier has collaborated with Scandi favourite Rotate Birger Christensen on a capsule collection, featuring nine pairs of shoes which aim to fuse retro with femininity. The designs have brought together Manu Atelier’s striking silhouettes with Rotate's trademark colourful prints – and have been designed to take customers from day to night effortlessly. I love this turquoise pump (which also comes in white), while the collection also features chunky-heeled boots and strappy floral sandals.
If you are in the market for a new personalised accessory, let me direct you to Loveness Lee's new collection of initial necklaces. Each unisex pendant has been handcrafted in London and sustainably made with certified recycled sterling silver, locally sourced materials and then finished in a choice of argenti silver or 18ct gold plating. They are designed to be worn by everyone and can be styled up layered together, but also look great alone.
Marylebone concept store Koibird has announced its new theme for the autumn/winter season, with a selection of collections and designers which all celebrate the idea of the party, and are getting me in the mood for going out out.
"After a period in which many celebrations were put on hold, a new sense of freedom is starting to emerge, with Koibird's AW21 edit looking to champion both the life of the party and the soul of the home," the retailer explained in a press release. "The notion of the traditional gathering has changed in 2021, with the cultural appetite for connection, conversation and community proving more palpable than ever."
The edit includes pieces from Area, Rodarte, Mach & Mach, Sandra Mansour, Rowen Rose and Rosie Assoulin, as well as emerging brands such as Ami Amalia, Ksenia Schnaider and Completedworks, while there are also plenty of homeware buys also included in the collection to go along with the theme. See the entire 'Koibird hosts a party' collection here.
In April, Michael Kors hosted a star-studded 40th anniversary show, where it took over Broadway with a catwalk that featured the likes of Bella Hadid and Naomi Campbell. And now, the special MK40 collection, which is made up of all archive pieces, is available to shop – with a special twist.
"The MK40 Reissue Capsule combines timeless fashion, modern technology and a little bit of storytelling all at the same time," Michael Kors explained. "When you scan the QR code, you’ll be able to connect with the garment’s history and have a piece of that story right in your closet."
The collection is dropping throughout the next few weeks, and this beautiful zebra coat is already available. Inspired by a design in the autumn/winter 1994 collection, you can find out all about its history, here.