The fashionable new names to know
British fashion stylist Barbara Mcmillan has launched new label Honna from her cottage in Hampshire. Her focus is pyjamas: she has created pairs that boast the perfect stripes, patch pockets and piping. They’re luxurious but affordable and, unlike most other designer PJS, you can actually throw them in the washing machine. Pyjama set, £95, honnalondon.com.
A close friend of the fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, Carolina Cerutti is the brains behind Art Dealer, a label that specialises in vintage-inspired satin dresses and blouses. As her influencer friends get hold of all the printed pieces from the collection, expect this to become the new It-label to show off on social media. Dress, £360, artdealerjournal.com.
A new Copenhagen- and Londonbased label dreamt up by young Danish designer Nynne Kunde, its debut collection takes inspiration from Joan Crawford and the dramatic silhouettes loved by the star. The colours and fabrics, though, are entirely modern. Kunde’s encouraging us all to turn up the volume in ruched dresses and billowing blouses – and I’m on board. From £340, nynne.myshopify.com.
Milan-based former Etro designer Emily Levine creates her ‘Dumpling’ bags from recycled silks, linens and cottons. Each piece, topped with a bamboo handle, can take weeks to handcraft, a process done in partnership with Indian female artisans who work from home to support their families. Bag, £145, emilylevinemilan.com.
Travel addicts Kirsty Ames and Heidi Sommerau work with universally flattering, eco-friendly swimwear fabric Econyl. Their double-faced, shirred bikinis, which are created from recycled ocean plastics, feel stylish yet solid on the body, rather than stringy and see-through. Oh, and the ditsy prints are gorgeous too… Bikini top, £70, and bottoms, £80, aylaswim.com.
What’s not to love about a rainbow knit? Designer Sandrine Ganem taught herself to knit and crochet before launching her label Rose Carmine in Paris in 2018. Hers is still a micro-brand (with just over 3,000 colour-fanatic followers on Instagram), but the collection has just been snapped up by Net-a-porter, so expect the name – and technicolour stripes – to go global any day now. From £335, net-a-porter.com.