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Three new NY-based emerg­ing fash­ion la­bels to have on your radar.

A new wave of young, emerg­ing la­bels are lend­ing a trendy edge to the Amer­i­can fash­ion cap­i­tal, while stay­ing true to its roots in prac­ti­cal, made-for-ev­ery­day chic. Keng Yang Shuen sin­gles out three launched in the past year that you should have on your radar. SUMMA

What: In­de­pen­dent la­bel by Jane Chung, who co-founded DKNY with her men­tor Donna Karan, and con­tin­ued as a si­lent de­signer un­til Karan’s de­par­ture from her name­sake house in 2015.

Why know it: Few la­bels pos­sess the same fi­nesse in bal­anc­ing grown-up fem­i­nin­ity and a mod­ern, mas­cu­line edge when it comes to tai­lor­ing. Like Karan’s power suits and “Seven Easy Pieces”, which helped shake up the wardrobe of work­ing women in the ’80s, Chung’s de­signs are sharp, pol­ished and all-oc­ca­sion ready. Her Fall 2017 col­lec­tion, for ex­am­ple, is pre­dom­i­nantly monochro­matic (no need to ag­o­nise over colours, ladies) with stream­lined, gen­tly over­sized cuts. Lend­ing a fash­ion-for­ward twist: clever, arty el­e­ments such as asym­met­ric lapels, de­tach­able ruf­fles and – laid over the sleeves of a slim blazer – sheer bishop sleeves.

Where to buy: Pre­vi­ously avail­able for pre­order on Moda Operandi (www. moda­operandi.com), it’s also avail­able now on Matches Fash­ion (www.match­es­fash­ion.com). Prices range from £730£4,160 (S$1,330-$7,590).

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