Stylenotes

The brands cre­at­ing a buzz this spring. By Emily Dawes

The Mail on Sunday - You - - Beauty Buzz -

The shirt is huge for sum­mer, so the launch of this French la­bel couldn’t be more timely. Do one thing and do it well seems to be the motto of founder Aude Casteja who, with ex­quis­ite at­ten­tion to de­tail and crafts­man­ship, has re­worked the wardrobe sta­ple with de­tails such as pleat­ing, ruf­fles and cutouts, cre­at­ing con­tem­po­rary styles that will be­come fu­ture clas­sics. mono­gra­phieparis.com Boast­ing bright vin­tage-in­spired de­signs with a mod­ern, Bri­tish feel, Rixo Lon­don is the brain­child of best friends and Lon­don Col­lege of Fashion alum­nae Hen­ri­etta Rix and Or­lagh Mc­Closkey. Their new col­lec­tion, which fea­tures de­signs hand-printed in their liv­ing rooms, is full of grown-up boho dresses and blouses. While there’s been a big buzz around Rixo since its de­but in 2015, it has just been picked up by Net-A-Porter and there is a col­lab­o­ra­tion on the way, so this looks set to be the la­bel’s break­through year. rixo.co.uk DRESS, £255, and BLOUSE, £165, Rixo, rixo.co.uk and net-a-porter.com With its de­sign­ers Fer­nando Gar­cia and Laura Kim both hailing from Os­car de la Renta, Monse’s de­but show, only a year ago, cre­ated quite a stir. Since then, with the an­nounce­ment that the duo will re­turn to de la Renta as co-cre­ative di­rec­tors as well as run­ning Monse, the hype around the la­bel has grown. Its signature de­con­structed tai­lor­ing with a fem­i­nine twist of silks and se­quins has turned a start-up la­bel into a global hit, both in depart­ment stores (Har­vey Ni­chols cites Monse as one of its most ex­cit­ing new brands) and on the red car­pet. monse.com FAR RIGHT: SHIRT, £1,000, and SKIRT, £3,325, both Monse, har­veyn­i­chols.com DRESS, £840, At­tico, net-a-porter.com

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