After seeing KTZ‘s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during London Fashion Week in February, I’ve grown increasingly fond of the brand. Their edgy style is everything I love to see in a designer or brand, emerging or established. This passport bag which I found while flicking through BOYS BOYS BOYS is great if you’re shopping on a budget but want your passport to travel in style. Although, let’s be honest, it’s a great piece if you’re looking to add a hint of edge to an otherwise simple outfit, passport or not. This bag is from the brands Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which explains its affordability, and made from 100% leather. I want one!
Bag, €165.00, from KTZ
Images courtesy of BOYS BOYS BOYS
This dress from London based womenswear designer Haizhen Wang‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, despite not being current, could never be outdated. Made from 100% silk and featuring a unique digital print and a button fastening, this piece is incredibly versatile, being perfect for both the daytime and evening.
Dress, £290.00, from Haizhen Wang
Images courtesy of Haizhen Wang via Not Just A Label
I recently came across this elegant Spacer Jacket by Antwerp, Belgium born menswear designer Angelo Van Mol during one of my frequent searches through Not Just A Label, and I was very impressed by his attention to detail. The jacket is made from spacer, a material which looks like neoprene but lighter and much more breathable, nylon, elastane and cotton, and features two pockets and closing push buttons, as well as a zipper at the back of each sleeve. Stretch bands contrast at the back, giving the piece an elegant but simple finish.
You can purchase the Spacer Jacket alongside numerous other elegant pieces from Angelo’s most recent collection via Not Just A Label.
Images courtesy of Angelo Van Mol via Not Just A Label
I was having a flick through Hako, a Ukrainian online boutique, earlier today and came across these fantastic women’s shorts by X’U, a popular Ukrainian youth clothing brand, and fell for them almost instantaneously. The majestic floral pattern is what grabbed me and with a retail price that is equivalent to £31.00, you can’t really go wrong. The shorts are made of 100% rayon and feature a unique, majestic pattern, elasticated waist, and a contrast black trim.
You can purchase these shorts via Hako, where you can also purchase an array of men’s and women’s items that are just as admirable.
Images courtesy of Hako
I was flicking through BOYS BOYS BOYS yesterday and came across this Mesh Hoodie by British avant-garde brand Kokon To Zai. This hoodie is from the brands Spring/Summer 2012 collection but, in spite of that, I’d still love to have this piece in my wardrobe!
The Mesh Hoodie retails at €49.00, features two front pockets and is made of 100% polyester. It’s a relatively simple piece but, if you pair it with a cool graphic T-shirt or vest, it has the potential to look really great, regardless of the season.
You can purchase the Mesh Hoodie via BOYS BOYS BOYS and view the full collection on the Kokon To Zai website.
Images courtesy of BOYS BOYS BOYS
Isabell de Hillerin is a German designer who, in 2009, founded her own fashion label in Berlin, after finishing her fashion design studies at the ‘Felicidad Duce’ in Barcelona. Her designs are said to reflect a personal interpretation of contemporary and sustainable fashion. “The combination of clean, innovative cuts and folkloric handmade Romanian and Moldovan materials transmit a position between new design and old tradition.”
During my hour-long gander through Not Just A Label last week I came across this Mint Jumpsuit from Isabell’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection and the attraction was almost instantaneous. The jumpsuit is an admirable shade of mint green and is made of 100% viscose. The cut is relatively loose but, at the same time, elegant, and the jumpsuit features numerous pleats on both the front and back that help to add a hint of detail to an otherwise simple piece.
You can view the full collection on the Isabell de Hillerin website and purchase selected pieces via Not Just A Label, alongside a handful of pieces from Isabell’s previous collections.
Images courtesy of Isabell de Hillerin via Not Just A Label
The Ros Dress is, without doubt, my favourite piece from Eudon Choi’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The 3/4 length navy blue dress features a round neck and loose sleeves with three stripes above the elbow; two pink, one white. There are four metal poppers down the back of the dress below the neck and the entire dress is made of silk. Eudon produces all of his pieces in England, and his evident appreciation for luxury and quality is most definitely an attraction.
You can view the full collection on the Eudon Choi website and purchase the Ros Dress via Avenue 32, alongside numerous other pieces from Eudon’s current collection.
Photography by Rhys Frampton
Images courtesy of Eudon Choi
After interviewing Cody Sai last week, I thought that writing about his Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which I probably should’ve done beforehand, would be appropriate. The collection is relatively minimalist and includes an assortment of clean skirts, sleeveless dresses and tops, and collared blouses. The colour palette for the collection is predominately white with a hint of pink, blue and mint green here and there, and Cody has used luxurious assortment of silk chiffon, silk georgette, organic cotton and silk gazar throughout. Each and every piece is moulded to the female form impeccably, which gives the impression that this is, without doubt, a collection for the younger, modern woman.
You can view the full collection on the Cody Sai website, and keep on top of all the latest news from the brand via the Cody Sai Facebook page.
Photography by Eric Doan
Images courtesy of Cody Sai