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Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo shows ankara, the printed west African cloth, in a new light. Her energetically patterned dresses and separates are bold enough to hold their own in Lagos, yet sleek enough to look right at home in London, New York or Paris. The brand is a labour of love – each vibrant, heavily embellished piece takes an average of 10 days to create. See Folawiyo’s designs at The Place London’s Lagos Fashion Week-themed pop-up until early September. 59 Brook Street, W1K; theplacelondon.co.uk.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
The profusion of wallpaper florals blooming across recent fashion collections makes H&M’S latest collaboration seem all but inevitable. The high-street behemoth has teamed up with British heritage wallpaper and textile brand GP & J Baker on a new line of bloom-laden dresses and separates. The range incorporates prints including Magnolia, originally created in 1913, along with Blossom, Hydrangea Bird and Fretwork, for a set of couldn’t-be-more-romantic summer looks with major waft factor. From Thursday; dress, £24.99, hm.com.
Hunting Season’s structured, ladylike mini-trunks first made a splash on Carolina Herrera’s spring/ summer 2018 runway. Now they’ve gone global, becoming stealth-luxe status symbols for those in the know. As well as the brand’s timeless totes and shoulder bags, we’ve never seen so many refined raffia handbags. ‘The idea is to design for a woman who appreciates luxury but values discretion,’ says founder Danielle Corona, who produces every style in Colombia, her adopted home country. ‘We’re excited to make a beautiful product that means something.’ Raffia handbag, £550, matchesfashion.com.
A tanned wrist stacked with colourful trinkets – from fluoro festival bands to hand-woven bracelets picked up at seaside stalls – serves as shorthand for summer. This year, Louis Vuitton makes its bid to add to your arm candy with the new Lockit bracelet. What’s more, £100 from the sale of each bracelet (available in a range of fluorescents or black, and adorned with a sterling-silver lock) goes to Unicef. It’s the latest step in Vuitton’s three-year partnership with the charity, which has so far raised over £3.8 million for vulnerable children globally. £175, louisvuitton. com. Sarah Royce-greensill
Why should mummy-and-me dressing end at lights-out? Yolke, the loungewear brand whose pyjama sets are as well suited to a fashion-forward wedding as they are to a good night’s sleep, has just introduced Little Yolke, a line of coordinating designs for kids. The bright florals and crisp stripes are bound to turn bedtime into a much chicer affair. £70 for a set, Harrods, Selfridges and yolke.co.uk.