Every season new labels launch, some more worthy of our attention than others. Get ready to champion the brands worthy of their buzz.
What: Elevated foundation pieces with a romantic touch.
Who: Founded in 2013, Brock Collection has already garnered a cult following for its luxurious yet accessible ready-to-wear. Husband-and-wife duo Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar met at Parsons The New School for Design. Their respective skills as a tailor and stylist combine to offer contemporary everyday pieces with an edge.
Striped cotton voile dress, Brock Collection, €1,646 at matches fashion.com
What: Forever accessories made in Ireland.
Who: Since founding The Kinsale Leather Company in 2014, Dee Mangan’s pared back aesthetic has won fans around the world. Simplicity of design and high quality materials combine to offer contemporary accessories, or “companions for everyday adventures” as Mangan likes to call them. This season, The Kinsale Leather Company launches in Arnotts.
Leather clutch, The Kinsale Leather Company, €125 at Arnotts
What: The perfect, laid-back holiday shoes.
Who: Named after a small district in St. Tropez, Manebí was launched by a group of travel-loving friends. The Spanish footwear brand has reinterpreted the classic espadrille by introducing an Italian design twist, including unusual colours, fabrics and prints.
Platform espadrille, Manebí, €119 at Style-Ikon
What: Clean, sharp silhouettes and graphic intarsia knits. The brand offers key pieces that can be combined to create an easy but statement look.
Who: Kelly Townsend is creative director of the brand and a graduate of Central St Martins. She also previously worked at Temperley. Having launched only last year, PAPER London has a rapidly growing celebrity following, which includes Kate Hudson, Margot Robbie, Suki Waterhouse and JLo.
White cotton trousers and off the shoulder top, all at PAPER London
What: Dramatic statement pieces in bold, vibrant colours. The modern colourways keep these vintage-glamour-style clothes on this side of the millennium.
Who: Thirty-year-old New York-based Assoulin won last year’s CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, and now dresses the red-carpet and street-style set with her elegant statement pieces, which reflect her penchant for volumne and playful exaggeration.
Off the shoulder cotton top, Rosie Assoulin, €1,260 at matchesfashion.com