What: The Budapest-based label started by designer Sandra Sandor in 2005 (yes, 13 years ago).
Fashion factor: For all its age, it’s only in the past year that the brand has ventured beyond its hometown (it held its first show at New York Fashion Week this February). The result has been a newfound fan base that includes stockist Net-a-porter, as well as celebrities ranging from Caroline de Maigret to Charlize Theron. The latter group reflects the brand’s womanly-chic-but-notovertly-trendy aesthetic – cue this season’s obi-style, bleach denim wrap dress with a criss-cross back, or polka-dot chiffon blouse with a waist tie. The fact that its signature vegan leather bags look an awful lot like they’re made of the real thing only adds to the brand’s increasing popularity and visibility.
Eco factor: Nanushka’s vegan leather goods are made sans tanning, a process often reported as a serious source of pollution (for one, some manufacturers are known to dump their hazardous byproduct into waterways). Sandor is also aiming to fully convert to using sustainable materials by 2020.