In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, Knot On My Planet and Loewe have teamed up on a limited-edition handbag. The elephant-shaped tote – the design of which has become something of a favourite on the street-style set – has been adapted for this campaign by featuring beadwork from the Samburu women from Northern Kenya. Meanwhile, the campaign has been fronted by supermodel and animal-rights activist, Doutzen Kroes.
All profits will go to helping to provide rapid, catalytic support for projects designed to stop the killing of elephants, thwart traffickers and end the demand of ivory.
Leather bag, £1,100, Loewe
If you’re looking for a way of dressing down any summer dresses, look no further. Laurence Dacade wanted to bring a youthful appeal to her feminine, yet functional designs, so she called upon her two teenage children to create a capsule collection. Already bestsellers, the results are urban-inspired colourful high-tops with ruffled detailing. We’ll be wearing the white style with a leather mini skirt and T-shirt this summer.
Lilou white trainers, £550, Laurence Dacade
Blogger and influencer Lucy Williams has teamed up with one of our favourite lingerie and swim brands, Love Stories, to create a capsule collection of bikinis and one-pieces to ensure you look and feel chic on the beach. Inspired by her travels to Mexico, the swimwear offering features three bikinis and a super flattering belted swimsuit in summer shades of sand and terracotta. Don’t overlook the printed scarves either; they’re perfect for tying round your ponytail like the influencer herself.
Madison swimsuit, £150, Love Stories
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Stylist to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Elizabeth Stewart has designed her first ever handbag – and it is guaranteed to solve any workwear conundrum. Created with a busy working woman (like herself) in mind, the tote has multiple handy compartments for everything from your phone and to your credit cards and has even been carried by Cate Blanchett herself. To find out more about the collaboration with Tyler Ellis, head this way.
Leather bag, £2,700, Tyler Ellis
Taking the phrase “all that and a bag of chips” to the next level is Me + Em’s playful T-shirt, which features an illustration of one of our favourite food groups. Wear it with high-waisted denim at the weekend or style with a fitted midi skirt to add a relaxed, youthful edge.
Chip cone T-shirt, £55, Me + Em
Fashion that helps a good cause will always have a place in our hearts and the latest philanthropic purchase we’re making is courtesy of Louis Vuitton. The French fashion house has re-released its popular Silver Lockit bracelets – now available in a variety of fluro colours, as well as classic black – from which a significant percentage of proceeds go to benefit Unicef.
By purchasing a bracelet, you’ll be helping to raise funds in support of Unicef humanitarian programmes that come to the aid of more than 11 million children in Syria and neighbouring countries, providing them with safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, food and medical care.
That’s what you call money well spent.
Silver Lockit bracelet, £175, Louis Vuitton (£100 donated to Unicef)
Celebrity-loved label The Vampire’s Wife (which boasts fans including Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley) has teamed up with non-profit organisation mothers2mothers on this beautiful gold dress. £300 of the sale of each frock will go directly to the charity, which works tirelessly to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to children.
Dress, £495, The Vampire’s Wife
If you are looking to update your fine jewellery collection with something truly special, then look to Bangkok-based Patcharavipa, who recently launched at both Dover Street Market and on Matches Fashion. These beautiful 18kt gold and diamond earrings are the epitome of the Central Saint Martins’ graduate’s style – classic but with a twist.
Earrings, £5,900, Patcharavipa at Matches Fashion
Florence Welch does a lot of her songwriting in the morning, which means she spends more time than most in her pyjamas. Together with Liberty, she’s created her dream sleepwear collection – nine styles each featuring one of the British brand’s famed botanical prints. All made using luxurious silk, the range spans classic pyjamas, slinky slip dresses, camisole tops, shorts and kimonos – most of which could easily be worn outside the house. We’ll be pairing one of the paisley print shirts with jeans and the slips with ankle boots this summer.
June silk long pyjama set, £375, Florence Welch at Liberty
Mykonos has become one of Europe’s most fashionable holiday destinations in the past 12 months, with Dior and now Oscar de la Renta hosting pop-ups there. The latter has launched a capsule collection inspired by the beautiful Greek island, so you can pretend you’re there even if you’re sat in the office. From perfect white dresses to scarves designed for draping over your shoulders as the evening sets in, this is a travel-ready offering to inspire your wanderlust.
Seagulls scarf, £395, Oscar de la Renta
British retailer Karen Millen has long been associated with events – be that birthdays, Christmas parties or weddings – so it makes sense that the label has teamed up with Royal Ascot on a capsule race-day collection, designed in the in-house atelier and printed in Lake Como. From dresses to shoes and fascinators, you could pull together an entire look from the affordable range (which all adheres to the Royal Ascot dress code), leaving money left over to put on the horses.
Blazer, £225, Karen Millen x Royal Ascot
If you’re in the market for a new affordable jewellery label to love, then look no further than Bar Jewellery. Launched by former Burberry designer, Sophie McKay, the label has a strong focus on minimal jewellery – and has fast grown in popularity, already boasting fans including Emma Watson, Jenna Coleman and Naomie Harris. With a focus on elegance and simplicity, the pieces are designed to be worn for years to come, rather than being a one-season piece. Perhaps most importantly though, everything is handmade in London through sustainable and ethical practices. We will be adding these beautiful sculptural earrings to our everyday wardrobes now.
Earrings, £110, Bar Jewellery
Catherine Quin, a go-to destination for effortless, ageless and fuss-free fashion, has launched a Women of Purpose charity collection – featuring characteristically pared-down elegant pieces that can be worn as easily to the office as they can be by night. A 25 per cent proportion of the sales will go towards Women for Women International, a foundation that supports women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places to rebuild their lives. Whether a pair of wide-leg navy trousers that call to mind Katharine Hepburn or a timeless black slip dress, you won’t regret buying any of these discreet yet luxe items.
High-waisted trousers, £395, Catherine Quin
Givenchy has long been known as one of fashion’s most revered luxury brands, but its recent royal patronage has given it an even wider appeal. With that in mind, royalists and fashion followers alike will be tempted by Givenchy’s GV3 bags – the first handbag collection by Clare Waight Keller. Whether you choose the hot pink or a luxe combination of black and burgundy, consider these bags investments indeed.
Suede and leather GV3 bag, £1,650, Givenchy
Luxury watchmaker Jaeger LeCoultre is putting its artisans in the spotlight this month with a Harrods takeover, in celebration of 185 years of heritage, innovation and creativity. From 4 to 27 June, shoppers will be able to watch experts at work – from a watch-maker to a gem-setter – in a specialist pop-up within the iconic London store. The House will also be presenting a series of beautiful rare watches including the 101, the smallest calibre ever made and listed in the Guinness Book of Records. A must-see for anyone with an interest in horology.
Rendez-Vous, POA, available at the JLC shop at Harrods
If you’re searching for an alternative to the now ubiquitous feminism T-shirts, Tatty Devine has launched a collection inspired by the new Millicent Fawcett statue erected in Parliament Square in April. Our favourite is this banner necklace which features one of Fawcett’s quotes, made in a speech that followed the death of Emily Davidson. Wear it during the forthcoming women’s march taking place across the country on 10 June which celebrates 100 years of women receiving the right to vote.
Courage calls necklace, £30, Tatty Devine
Chelsea Flower Show may have come and gone, but Eric Bompard has filled the floral void with this beautiful silk shirt covered in a watercolour-inspired rose print. Team with a pair of straight-leg cropped jeans and pumps now and switch to denim cut-offs on holiday this summer. Grab your basket bag and you have a perfect summer-ready outfit.
Watercolours shirt, £170, Eric Bompard
One of summer’s most irksome sartorial situations is what to wear to a wedding. You want to look like you’ve made an effort without having to buy something you’ll never end up wearing again. Step forward Rixo London and its new pop-up at Harrods (open now until July) which offers not only plenty of wedding-appropriate, dresses, but divine vintage-inspired options to complete your summer wardrobe in more general terms. Looking for a perfect feminine top to wear with your jeans and espadrilles? Tick. A floaty midi skirt to team with simple T-shirts? Tick. A party dress that you can while away the summer evenings? Tick. We’ll see at the counter.
Silk dress, £295, Rixo London at Harrods
Scandi brand Maria Black has launched a new collection that will make you want to expand your jewellery collection. Taking influences from the streets, her offering of twisted chunky hoops, signet rings and gold pendants have an urban appeal that casts Del Boy as an unlikely style star. Juxtapose your summer dress with one of the designer’s desirable ‘grandmother’ slogan necklaces for an urban edge. Alternatively, invest in a singular hoop for a simple sartorial statement.
high polished gold earring, £125, Maria Black
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The slogan jumper trend might have been around for a while, but it’s going nowhere as Victoria Beckham‘s latest creation proves. Its tongue in cheek wording feels very apt for today’s tumultuous political landscape – and, as the designer says herself, perfect “for when you’re smiling on the inside”. Available in grey and black, the slogan also comes printed on T-shirts too. Make like Beckham and let your sweatshirt do the talking.
Slogan jumper, £175, Victoria, Victoria Beckham
One of the most highly anticipated high-street collaborations of the year has arrived courtesy of print-obsessed interiors brand, House of Hackney and the ultimate affordable Scandi cool label, & Other Stories. The quirky and statement-making summer collection is made up of floaty frocks, skirts, wide-leg trousers and accessories.
Although we have also got one eye on the striking backless loafers, this floral dress is ideal for the season ahead and can also easily be layered up when autumn comes.
Dress, £69, & Other Stories
Nothing says summer like a basket bag, still a favourite of influencers and editors for 2018. Accessories label Loeffler Randall is a good place to turn to if you’re looking for classic styles with a point of difference, whether a striped blue lining or a pastel-coloured bow. Made using leather, they have the visual allure of a straw version with added weather-proof advantages – perfect for wet British summers.
Woven leather bucket, £305, Loeffler Randall
To mark 145 years of Levi’s iconic 501 jeans, the denim brand has released a limited-edition collection, featuring a summer edition of the classic skinny jeans and high-rise shorts with pastel ice-cream colour buttons. A special release of the 501 classic-fit jeans comes with gold buttons on the fly. As part of the celebrations, Levi’s has created a series of how-to videos with inspiration for customising your 501s with renowned stylist Karla Welch.
501 customised skinny jeans, £119.95, Levi’s
Emilia Wickstead has become a go-to for women looking for feminine, yet modern looks. Her formalwear is particularly popular (invest in one of her dresses now and you have a chic wedding guest outfit for life), but her daywear is just as alluring as proven with her exclusive collection for Matches Fashion – 17 summer-ready pieces featuring the delicate prints that the designer is known for. The pictured voluminous dress calls to mind warm days outside, although the midi skirt and mini linen dress are as equally desirable.
Floral print maxi dress, £1,100, Emilia Wickstead for Matches Fashion
With sustainability at the forefront of conversation in 2018, customers are increasingly interested in where a product came from and how it was produced. Enter Baume, a new genderless watch brand with an emphasis on being both economically and environmentally friendly. Each timepiece is created using recycled and up-cycled materials and many can be customised for something totally unique. Co-creation, they claim, encourages shoppers to be more mindful about their everyday choices. And that’s definitely no bad thing.
Custom timepiece 35mm Moonphase, £490, Baume
In celebrate their latest No Filter tour, the Rolling Stones have teamed up with Selfridges to open a pop-up, as well as creating a limited edition collection, featuring T-shirts, baseball caps, hoodies, jewellery, leather jackets and the pictured long sleeved top. While band T-shirts can often veer into teenager territory, this simple top has a more adult air -buy yours oversized and team with either a leather pencil skirt or skinny jeans and boots for a rock ‘n’ roll look. Make a beeline now – the collection is only available until 3 June.
Cotton top, £50, Rolling Stones x Selfridges
Following a successful collaboration last year, Loewe has created its second collection with Ibiza boutique Paula’s. A tribute to the island’s free spirit and inspired by creative director Jonathan Anderson‘s trips to the store as a youngster, the collection is made up of Loewe’s signature pieces – including kaftans, sundresses and peasant blouses – adorned with prints from Paula’s archive. The range is available online already and a pop-up opened on the White Isle yesterday.
Blouse, £525, Loewe
Even if you don’t know the name Cult Gaia, if you have any interest in street style, you won’t have failed to notice the brand’s trademark bamboo clutch, which has been carried by every influencer going. And now, the brand has made its first venture into footwear with a five-piece capsule collection created for Net-a-Porter, featuring impossibly chic mules and flats in a range of colours. Even better? The shoes are relatively affordable, ranging from £185 to £320. We suggest you get yours before they sell out.
Leather shoes, £295, Cult Gaia at Net-a-Porter
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With the forecast looking bright for the long weekend, you might be making plans to spend the weekend outdoors. There would be no chicer way to shield your eyes from the sun than with Dior’s Club1 visor, branded with the house’s signature ‘J’adior’ across the front. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the piece was inspired by the protective eyewear that artist Niki de Saint Phalle would wear during her performances, in which she would shoot at paint-filled balloons with a rifle. Inspiration for a bank holiday activity, perhaps?
DiorClub1 visor in yellow, £265, Dior
Alexander McQueen has launched its take on the satchel, perhaps the chicest take on the style that we’ve seen to date. Reminiscent of the brand’s popular clutch bags, it comes in four different colourways (although there is something very luxe about burgundy) and features four embellished knuckle duster rings. The satchel can be worn long or short with an adjustable strap. For an easy way of elevating your look this spring, look no further.
Jewelled satchel, £1,690, Alexander McQueen
London Fashion Week favourite Isa Arfen has made its retail store debut at Liberty, where it is currently showcasing the brand’s spring/summer 2018 collection, with a number of pieces exclusive to buy at the pop-up.
The collection was inspired by creative director Serafina Sama‘s trip to Japan last year, meaning that it is filled with beautiful floral prints and the use of raw, natural materials including linen and muslin. Great for your summer workwear wardrobe.
Jacket, £540, Isa Arfen at Liberty
The pop-up is open now until 18 May 2018.
With sustainability and ethics becoming increasingly important in the fashion world, Lilian von Trapp‘s socially conscious jewellery brand has arrived at a good time. Not only do her designs have the timeless elegance we all want from our jewellery, but each piece is made using recycled gold – so without the toll of traditional goldmining to the environment and its people. Her earrings, particularly her simple hoops, have an instant desirability factor that will have you reaching for your wallet.
Round hoops, £860, Lilian von Trapp
Introducing this year’s cult feminist T-shirt – Bella Freud has teamed up with Gillian Wearing to celebrate the unveiling of the artist’s Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square, the first statue of a woman to be erected there. The slogan is both a nod to Bowie‘s famed song and a show of sisterly solidarity. Sold exclusively at Matches Fashion, expect to see this all over Instagram very soon.
Cotton T-shirt, £85, Bella Freud x Gillian Wearing at Matches Fashion
If you’re planning your next getaway then listen up; David Gandy has collaborated with Aspinal of London on a collection of unisex and men’s travel accessories. The Aerodrome collection, which features everything from weekend holdalls and backpacks to passport covers, hip flasks and tech chargers, was inspired by Spitfires and the “skies of Great Britain’s heroic past”, resulting in classic, vintage-feel pieces that will stand the test of time. Now just to decide where to go…
Aerodrome 48-hour Mission bag, £995, Aspinal of London
Sisters Hannah and Melissa Collett found themselves bored by tired, heavily embellished, fringed resortwear so took matters into their own hands. Together, they’ve created Worme, which specialises in understated, fuss-free holiday items made entirely from silk – perfect for wafting around in come sunshine season. Spanning trousers, kimonos, vests and dresses, their debut collection features pieces you’ll return to year after year that will easily slot in among your existing summer favourites.
Silk kimono, £595, Worme
Winter has turned into summer, skipping spring altogether, which means it’s time to dig out those sandals. If you’re looking to replace yours, turn to M&S’ classic tan buckle style which have an easy 70s appeal. Versatile, timeless and understatedly chic, team them with everything this summer – whether midi skirts, dresses or jumpsuits. The budget-friendly price tag doesn’t hurt either.
Leather sandals, £45, M&S
If you want to diversify your gym gear options this season, DKNY’s activewear offering is a good place to turn. Until May, the collection is available, not only online and at the brand’s stores, but also at three Triyoga shops in Soho, Chelsea and Camden. Whether you’re looking for new leggings, tracksuit bottoms or supportive tops to enhance your workout game, DKNY’s capsule line serves up both functional, yet stylish solutions.
Strappy crop top, £54, DKNY at Farfetch
Johanna Ortiz has become a firm favourite among fashion circles; her colourful prints, flattering ruffles and feminine silhouettes are perfect for summer holidays – or simply for injecting some sunshine into your outfit on grey days. The Columbian designer has teamed up with Mytheresa to create a capsule collection intended as her perfect holiday wardrobe, featuring her signature puff sleeves and ruffle detailing. We challenge you not to find a piece you’d love to sneak into your suitcase this summer.
Spotted cotton dress, £1,420, Johanna Ortiz for Mytheresa
Believe it or not, Proenza Schouler celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. to mark the occasion, the New York design duo wunderkinds have created a new collection starring its 15 best-loved pieces, each reinvented with a modern twist. From sweeping printed gowns to ruffled cocktail dresses, the anniversary range has a far-reaching appeal. We’re making a beeline for its boxy wool jacket that we’ll be wearing with straight-leg cropped jeans this spring.
Cream jacket, £1,555, Proenza Schouler at Stylebop
Part of Dolce & Gabbana’s appeal is that their designs have a trend-proof, enduring longevity; the label’s feminine glamour, created to flatter and accentuate, will never stop pleasing huge swathes of women. With this in mind, we were pleased to hear of The Outnet’s huge Dolce drop – meaning a fast-track route to Italian sexiness and Sofia Loren charm, but with slightly lower price tags. From 50s-inspired floral dresses like the style pictured to flippy, red skirts, this collection will make you feel like it’s summer even if the sky says otherwise.
Knee-length dress, £1,710, Dolce & Gabbana at The Outnet
H&M knows a thing or two about a good collaboration and its latest pairing, while less high-profile than we’re used to, is case in point. The brand has teamed up with award-winning print designer Anna Glover, who is known for her luxury wallpaper and textiles. The results are a uplifting spring-ready collection themed around botanicals, with highlights including floral yellow dresses, wide-leg trousers and the pictured highly versatile kimono. Wear now with jeans, either open or belted, then when it finally warms up with bare legs and a silver block heel.
Patterned kimono, £49.99, H&M
Already popular with Alexa Chung and Alicia Vikander, Parisienne label Skiim specialises in leather and suede pieces inspired by the wardrobes of French actresses from the 60s and 70s. Forget about passing trends; these are pieces designed to be reliable go-tos for years to come, from leather jackets to pretty ruffled shirts. For spring, we’re sold by the label’s suede dungarees in pale pink, perfect with sandals and a T-shirt.
Suede overralls, £1,215, Skiim
If you haven’t got a holiday in the diary then one look at Zimmermann’s new swim collection will make you want to book one immediately. From pretty floaty cover-ups to boho bikinis and vintage-inspired one pieces, the Australian brand has your entire beach wardrobe covered. This Jaya bikini with its ditzy paisley print is one of our favourites; it’s also available in black if you’re print shy, or as a plunging swimsuit version.
Jaya shoulder-frill tie bikini, £220, Zimermann
Fashion influencer, model and DJ Harley Viera-Newton has teamed up with British brand Butterfly Twists to create a feminine, spring-ready collection that will serve you well as the weather warms up. Featuring the vintage-inspired prints that Viera-Newton is known for, the range comprises three styles – although our favourites are the pictured pink gingham ballerinas, perfect with cropped jeans and a leather jacket.
Pink ballet flats, £75, Butterfly Twists x HVN
Following the renovation of its Bond Street store, Bulgari has rolled out the same elegant makeover at its Selfridges boutique giving shoppers all the more reason to stop by. To celebrate its new in-store look, the brand has launched two limited edition versions of its famed Serpenti Forever Quilted Stardust handbag, both in beautiful Wisteria Jade.
Studded leather shoulder bag, £1,640, Bulgari at Selfridges
Erdem is a master of creating desirable dresses that are both feminine yet modern. Few women can get enough of his beautiful pieces, which is why news of his new collaboration with 24 Sèvres is so pleasing. The designer has launched nine new items exclusively for the French online shopping e-tailer, each of which has been inspired by revered ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn. If you’re looking for romantic, elegant looks to add to your wardrobe this spring, it doesn’t get much better.
Asymmetrical dress, £1,285, Erdem at 24 Sevres
Danish cult label Ganni has won legions of fans thanks to its pleasing blend of pretty floral dresses, playful T-shirts and easy-wear separates – and now its branching out into denim for the first time. The capsule collection, available exclusively at Net-a-Porter, features cropped jackets, uber-wide-leg jeans and a skirt, all in various springy shades of yellow, violet and orange. If the candy colours might be a bit much for you, the pieces also come in more wearable white and traditional-blue denim.
Cropped denim jacket, £415, Ganni
With the arrival of spring comes the desire to update and elevate one’s wardrobe – and we’ve just found our ideal new-season tote. Burberry’s Belt Bag, which was first debuted during Christopher Bailey‘s final London Fashion Week show in February, was influenced by the silhouette and sensibility of the house’s classic trench coats. Roomy enough to house all your essentials, the bag comes in 10 different colourways – plus, if you purchase in March, you’ll also get an additional contrasting colour belt to mix and match with. Naomi Watts, Zendaya, Kate Mara and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all already been seen toting theirs…
Medium belt bag, £1,590, Burberry
Madewell, the all-American brand loved for its casual-cool separates but practically worshipped for its denim, has finally come to the UK for the very first time, by way of a dedicated boutique within John Lewis in Westfield, White City. We’ll be popping by to invest in a new pair of jeans – which, let’s face it, are hard to buy online (and those blessed with the coltish limbs of Karlie Kloss will be pleased to note that many styles also come in tall versions).
Sienna Miller, Katie Holmes and Meghan Markle are all fans – and for good reason.
High-rise slim boy jean, £103.16, Madewell
Sometimes buying for the weather you want, rather than the weather you have, is somewhat mood-boosting – it’s just about finding that right brand that will transport you to summer. Spanish designer Berta Cabestany is one such label, with an USP that focuses on joyful, feminine and colourful clothes. Its spring/summer 2018 collection is filled with desirable, vibrant pieces that will have you reaching for your wallet – case in point, the pictured sunshine yellow, 60s-inspired mini skirt to be worn with a simple white T-shirt and white pumps.
Mary mini skirt, £490, Berta Cabestany
To celebrate Asprey’s 20-year residency at the Beverly Hills hotel, the luxury brand has released a new collection inspired by the property’s distinctive interiors – from those famed cabana stripes to the signature banana-leaf print. Available to buy online and at the Asprey boutique within the iconic hotel, the collection features a selection of clutches, handbags and totes in a variety of holiday-inspired colourways – transporting you from London to LA in an instant.
Morgan shoulder bag, £4,200, Asprey
J Crew has re-launched a selection of its five most popular pieces in a new range called The Heritage Collection. Featuring the perfect rollneck (pictured), classic low-back swimsuits and slouchy rugby shirts, these are pieces that will have you reaching for your wallet even if you have similar versions already. J Crew’s famed artful styling is just too difficult to resist.
1988 rollneck, £88, J Crew
Steadfast Céline fans (and really, who isn’t?) will have long struggled with the brand’s resistance to e-commerce, so news that it is finally available to buy online is pleasing indeed. This is the first time that Céline ready-to-wear has been available to shop online via 24 Sèvres – the only digital company to do so in the label’s history. The brand’s spring/summer 2018 collection – incidentally Phoebe Philo’s final offering for Céline – as well as an edit of the label’s most famed pieces are awaiting for you to buy from your desk/sofa/commute now.
Asymmetric pleated skirt, £1,400, Celine
There’s a new cult denim brand doing the rounds this spring in the form of Cotton Citizen, with fans including Kaia Gerber, Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid. Known for its hand-dyed treatments, colourful washes and for creating pieces with longevity, the LA-based label has launched in the UK for the first time with Selfridges as its key stockists. So if you’re looking for a denim update this season (we’ve got our eye on the pictured black jacket, perfect for throwing over dresses), you know where to go.
Cropped denim jacket, £350, Cotton Citizen
Lululemon has joined forces with students on the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion course to create a limited-edition collection of workout wear that fuses function with fashion. The students created artworks around the theme of “art in motion” and six were chosen by the Lululemon design team – featuring a variety of techniques and forms, from calligraphy to watercolour – to turn into prints.
Naturally the clothing doesn’t just look good; the prints were applied to Lululemon’s lightweight, sweat-wicking, quick-drying Nulux fabric, which allows for the most comfortable and effective exercise possible.
When it comes to high-quality, yet affordable wardrobe essentials, new British brand Farnol has it covered. Its founder, Mitchel Farnol, believes that we need to rethink our shopping habits, focusing more on everyday pieces that can be worn different ways. With this in mind, he developed Farnol that offers 100 seasonless well-made pieces divided equally between men and women that will be worn for years to come. From perfect spring jackets (pictured) and adult hoodies to accessibly priced cashmere jumpers, this is a brand to bookmark now.
Navy hooded jacket, £75, Farnol
J Crew has just launched its debut intimates collection, featuring a range of chic and comfortable separates in a mixture of styles (bralette, bikini or balconette; thong or hipsters) and rainbow colourways – from peachy pink to citrus yellow and mint blue.
Can’t decide which to go for? It’s pleasingly affordable, with prices starting from £35 for a bra or £13.50 for briefs, meaning that you can treat yourself to a colourful selection.
Let’s face it, whose underwear drawer couldn’t do with a refresh?
As the ‘Beast from the East’ takes hold, a good hat is essential. Knit options don’t always lend themselves to looking polished, and berets aren’t as practical as we’d like in the snow, so we favour a classic fisherman/breton hat, as seen on Emma Stone, Bella Hadid and. Warm, sturdy and with an air of nonchalance, Saint James’ classic styles are best on show.
Navy hat, £39, Saint James
Jimmy Choo’s highly covetable collaboration with Off-White – which was first seen on the label’s spring/summer 2018 catwalk – has finally arrived online. The nine-piece collection was inspired by the late Princess Diana, taking her signature ’90s look and bringing it into today with the help of conceptual plastics, exaggerated tulle and explosive florals.
With the collection already seen on the likes of Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Rihanna, you know these are the only shoes to have on your wish list this season.
Shoes, £1,495, Jimmy Choo x Off-White
When Levi’s launched the popular Wedgie fit jeans in 2016, a style designed to give you a perky posterior, they became a common sighting in every fashion magazine office. Their Winona Ryder-inspired 90s appeal made them the ideal denim piece – flattering, yet with an edge. However, as the slim-leg continues to fall out of favour, the brand has launched a straight-leg version in stonewash, indigo blue and black. We’ll take a pair in every colour.
Wedgie fit jeans, £85, Levi’s
Rixo London has become a fast favourite of the fashion world over the past few seasons, known for its flattering shapes and playful prints. This season, the label has collaborated with London store Trilogy to create three exclusive pieces, all featuring its new ‘psychedelic star’ print. Expect to see the latest incarnation of its ever popular midi skirt on your Instagram feeds all summer long.
Star print skirt, £215, Rixo London for Trilogy
The ‘dad trainer’ is now officially a trend, as started by Balenciaga and its Triple S style. Chunky and futuristic, they sold out like hotcakes when they first launched, but today Stylebop has added two new colourways meaning you’re once again in with a chance of joining the Balenciaga cool club.
Triple S trainers, £595, Balenciaga at Stylebop
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As Valentine’s Day beckons, forget gimmicky cards and cheesy gifts; channel your inner romantic with Paul Smith’s understated handbag, featuring a sweet cut-out heart. Whether you’re single or have a partner, there’s never a bad time to nod to love.
Leather shoulder bag, £695, Paul Smith
Arabella London aims to bring swimwear beyond the beach. It’s a goal shared by numerous resort brands, but Arabella London is serious about it, creating simple, comfortable swimsuits and bikinis that can be worn by the pool, as activewear or in the evening. The British label also focuses on briefs, with each style cut at the most flattering part of a woman’s derriere and made in a fabric that sits well so you won’t find yourself tugging at your swimwear to hide your modesty. Modern yet elegant, consider this a new go-to swim destination.
Plum crop and high-waisted briefs, £175, Arabella London
There’s no better excuse to indulge than a charitable fashion collaboration – particularly one that’s as worthwhile as this. Chinti & Parker has joined forces with Women for Women International – a nonprofit organisation that helps female survivors of war rebuild their lives – on a four-piece collection of T-shirts and jumpers celebrating womanhood. The campaign is fronted by Women for Women ambassador Arizona Muse, and 100% of the profit from sales will go directly to the charity. The limited-edition range is available to buy exclusively online at Farfetch and Chinti & Parker.
Love women cashmere sweater, £350, Chinti & Parker for Women for Women International
You can’t have too many pairs of jeans (well, you can, but that’s the beside the point), and now J Crew is giving us another reason to add to our collection. The brand has expanded its denim offering to bring a wider selection than ever before, from trench coats to its best-loved cuts – like the vintage straight-leg as seen here. Affordable and flattering, if you’re searching for a replacement pair of jeans, J Crew is a good place to start.
Straight-leg jeans, £138, J Crew
Gucci is celebrating the Year of the Dog with a canine-themed collection, spanning ready-to-wear accessories and jewellery. The offering features motifs created by cult illustrator Unskilled Worker, who was the inspiration for the project having drawn a picture of Alessandro Michele‘s Boston terriers, Orso and Bosco. Man’s best friend has finally been given due fashion appreciation.
Motif jumper, £1,450, Gucci
Over the past few seasons, Balenciaga has become arguably the most desirable brand in the industry – so any news of a collaboration brings us excitement. Net-a-Porter has teamed up with the label to create both a men’s and womenswear collection, with exclusive styles and colourways. Our favourite? These delectable silver kitten heels, perfect with cropped denim.
Metallic mules, £535, Net-a-Porter x Balenciaga
You can’t have failed to notice the Golden Globes blackout, which saw the stars taking to the red carpet in black dresses in support of Time’s Up – an initiative addressing systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace. If you’d like to do your bit to promote the cause, you can now pre-order the official Time’s Up T-shirt – as seen already on Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria and co (and particularly prevalent at the Women’s Marches across the world this weekend) – from which 100% of the proceeds go to the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund, providing subsidised legal services for individuals subjected to workplace harassment and abuse. There are also pins, tote bags, notebooks and stickers.
T-shirt, $25, Timesupnow.com
Whether you have a winter sun holiday lined up, or are just dreaming about the summer, then Nannacay’s deliciously colourful raffia bags are just the ticket. The Rio-based brand’s playful styles look like sunshine, characterised by their cascading pompoms and beach-ready appeal. Each bag is handmade meaning no two are ever the same.
Woven raffia bag, £115, Nannacay at Net-a-Porter
If January is good for anything, it’s that it gives us ample excuse to invest in a new jumper. For versatility and timelessness, Toast’s chunky fisherman knit can’t be beaten. Team it with a shirt, tailored cropped black trousers and brogues now, style with midi skirts in spring, then come summer, layer over summer dresses and utility boots.
Ribbed sweater, £150, Toast
Paul Smith has teamed up with jewellery designer Rachel Entwistle to create a statement collection inspired by abstract art and mid-century design. Our favourites include these loop on loop gold earrings with green onyx gemstones, available from 22 January. This is the closest it gets to wearable art.
Hoop earrings, £200, Rachel Entwistle X Paul Smith
Caroline Constas, also known as the reason behind 2016 and 17’s ubiquitous off-the-shoulder trend, has launched her first swimwear brand. Mer, which is available exclusively at Net-a-Porter, features a range of playful printed swimsuits and bikinis, along with a few beachwear separates including this vibrant, silk-chiffon shirt. While it’ll look great thrown over a bikini on holiday, it’ll also work just as well tucked into jeans – the ultimate way of brightening up January.
Metallic shirt, £300, Caroline Constas at Net-a-Porter
Alexa Chung’s third fashion collection has arrived and this time it’s been inspired by British bands such as Oasis, Suede and Blur. Although not everyone will feel brave enough to wear a flared, mustard, corduroy suit, it’s a very wearable offering with highlights including this versatile denim mini dress, which works well layered over polo necks and breton tops in the winter and with T-shirts and bare legs come spring.
Denim dress, £285, AlexaChung
Want to keep warm in this baltic weather but also look stylish? Chloé has teamed up with Sorel to create an exclusive pair of boots that are both functional and chic. With its soft shearling lining and cleated sole, these are the ideal footwear choice for the January chill.
Leather-trimmed suede and shearling boots, £335, Chloe x Sorel at Net A Porter
Africa’s elephants could become extinct within a generation, so Tiffany & Co has launched an initiative to help support the Elephant Crisis Fund. All proceeds from its delicate animal-shaped charms and brooches, available in both silver and rose gold, go towards the cause. The brand’s goal was to raise £1 million by January 2019, but two months into its pledge, it has already met its target amount. However, the brand wants to do more by carrying on with its fundraising, so show your support and invest today.
Silver charm, £145, Tiffany & Co
RedValentino’s collaboration with Harrods is a winning formula, as proven by our favourite piece in the collection – this darkly romantic tulle dress, perfect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. Flattering, elegant and feminine, style with a pair of ankle boots to add a modern edge.
Sheer dress, £1,190, RedValentino x Harrods
The Ray-Ban Aviator, arguably the world’s most iconic pair of sunglasses, celebrates its 80th birthday this year. The much-loved style (originally designed to protect pilots’ eyes from damaging sun rays) has been worn by everyone from Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Victoria Beckham to Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise throughout the last eight decades, making it one of the most universally worn pieces in fashion history.
To celebrate this milestone birthday, Ray-Ban has released the limited-edition Aviator 1937 (named after the year the style was first launched), which features original design signatures, a gold frame and mother-of-pearl accents. This is one investment buy you know is guaranteed never to go out of style.
Aviator 1937, £154, Ray-Ban
Looking for the finishing touch to complete your Christmas party outfit? Turn to Rockins and its skinny fringed scarves that call to mind a young Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Already popular with Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Liv Tyler, the brand has just opened its first store at 60 Golborne Road in Notting Hill – a psychedelic haven for anyone with a penchant for 70s-inspired style.
Silk star scarf, £165, Rockins
Burberry’s gone all artistic on us for its latest hero product, the Doodle bag; a roomy tote decorated in a variety of graffiti-inspired logos, prints and, well, doodles. Should the bold outside not suit for all occasions, then the multi-purpose bag can be reversed, to reveal a more classic Burberry check print.
To celebrate the creative influence behind the design, artist Danny Sangra will be taking over the Regent Street flagship from 8-10 December, where he will be live doodling over new tote bags on commission. Limited-edition versions of the Doodle which feature Sangra’s illustrations will also be available to purchase.
Medium reversible Doodle tote £595, Burberry
Visit the Burberry flagship at 121 Regent St, London, W1B 4TB.
If you’re searching for a party dress that you can wear beyond the festive season, then Delpozo’s capsule collection for Stylebop is the perfect solution. Its strapless navy midi dress is not only flattering and fuss-free, but it’s also versatile – layer it over a white shirt for a more relaxed look, then go opt for bare shoulders and kitten heels by night.
Strapless dress, £2,500, Delpozo x Stylebop
For the second consecutive year, Dior has teamed up with artists from around the world to add their own unique twist to its iconic Lady Dior bag for an extremely limited edition collection. Seoul-based artist Lee Bul‘s design features dozens of plexiglass mirrors which required 60 trials to finally perfect – but, as you can see, her efforts were well worth the spectacular results.
Dior Lady Art limited edition bag by Lee Bul, £7,200, available to buy in store at Selfridges
Disney has never looked cooler than under the direction of Mary Katrantzou, who has created a limited edition collection inspired by the classic tale Snow White and The Seven Dwarves. To celebrate the film’s 80th anniversary, the designer has launched a range of sequinned dresses, jumpers, bomber jackets and T-shirts, all of which feature one of the dwarves.
Sequinned sweater, £958, Mary Katrantzou exclusively at Colette
Just in time for Christmas comes Aspinal of London’s impressive new flagship store on London’s Regent Street. The 3,500 square-foot space opened its doors this week and features the brand’s biggest selection of products, set across two country house-inspired floors.
While there’s so much to covet, the Dockery bag – designed in collaboration with actress and Bazaar cover star Michelle Dockery – is one of our all-time favourites. Its elegant, simple silhouette makes it a future classic.
The Dockery small in taupe, £895, Aspinal of London
French singer and style arbiter Lou Doillon serves as the muse for & Other Stories’ latest collection, a mix of reinvented classics with instant desirability. Highlights include the velvet trouser suit, although if we had to choose between the jacket or high-waisted trousers, we’d opt for the former – it’ll work just as well with straight-leg cropped jeans, as it will thrown over a mini dress for party season.
Velvet tux jacket, £89, & Other Stories
Fendi’s popular made-to-order service has gone digital for the first time thanks to a new partnership with Farfetch. From 29 November the Customise It service will be available for shoppers on fendi.com and farfetch.com, allowing them to personalise their very own Kan I F bag.
Mix and match the leather, the hardware and the handle, choose a Wrappy silk scarf to thread through it and even select the colour of the iconic ‘F’ logo. An additional fully customisable strap can also be purchased for the ultimate bespoke finishing touch. There are 120 combinations in total, so you might want to take your time…
The ‘Meghan effect‘ is real. When Meghan Markle appeared alongside Prince Harry for their official engagement photocall yesterday, it was inevitable that her chosen outfit would cause a fashion frenzy. Her white wrap coat by Canadian label Line immediately caused their website to crash, while her favourite Aquazurra shoes were already sold out worldwide. But we managed to track down her earrings. The elegant, understated opal studs were courtesy of another Canadian label, jewellery brand Birks, and are currently available to buy online at Goldsmiths. They’d make the perfect Christmas present for a royalist (or a any jewellery fan, for that matter).
Yellow gold and opal stud earrings, £850, Birks at Goldsmiths
Aeyde proved the footwear brand of choice at the latest spring/summer 2018 shows, with influencers and editors clamouring to wear its simple, timeless styles. To celebrate the launch of the label’s first pop-up store at Pippa in Notting Hill, open from today until Sunday 26 November, Aeyde has relaunched its signature Liam ankle boot in a chic port croc incarnation – ideal for wearing with cropped jeans or with midi dresses.
Leather ankle boots, £350, Aeyde
Add Valentino’s logo baseball cap to the list of things you never knew you wanted (but now do). The Italian brand has opened a pop-up store inside Harrods, themed around activewear, complete with basketballs, T-shirts, yoga mats and the aforementioned caps, all featuring the label’s logo. Hitting the gym never felt more appealing.
Logo cap, £225, Valentino
While Dublin natives have long been drawn to Loulerie’s elegant jewellery pieces, it deserves to be celebrated outside its Emerald Isle home. For classic, fine pieces perfect for everyday, Loulerie is a go-to destination. While the site offers a selection of designer jewellery brans, from Lulu Frost to Oscar de la Renta, its own label is well worth perusing; its latest ‘waves’ collection perfectly straddles timelessness and modernity.
Mini wave gold necklace, £899, Loulerie
Italian style maven Anna Dello Russo has teamed up with Tod’s to create a capsule collection inspired by the circus. This is unrestrained playful fashion at its best – and the easiest way of adding personality to your ensemble.
Leather shoulder bag, £1,530, Tod’s
Alexa Chung has designed her first handbag, prompted by a collaboration with Amex’s Shop Small initiative, which encourages people to shop locally and support British made products. This classic gingham bag will serve as a staple during spring and summer days, and retails at just £25 – a fair price for any bag with guaranteed sell-out appeal.
Gingham tote bag, £25, Alexa Chung
Paul Smith has a long-standing relationship with the music industry, having previously collaborated with David Bowie. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that the designer should want to celebrate the 25th anniversary of R.E.M’s seminal album, Automatic For The People, with a limited edition collection referencing key tracks and lyrics. Featuring a range of tote bags, T-shirts, accessories and art prints, these pieces will make prime Christmas gift – or just a treat for yourself.
Kitten T-shirt, £60, R.E.M + Paul Smith
Chloé’s popular Nile bag has been given a swirling patterned makeover thanks to a new partnership with MyTheresa.com. The exclusive collection, which was launched with a film series by Lola Bessis, is available online from today and features a selection of ready-to-wear, shoes and handbags. We want it all.
Small Nile leather cross-body bag, £1,235, Chloé at MyTheresa
If you’re looking for swimwear for your winter sun holiday, Plage by Paper London is a go-to destination. Flattering, sculpted and feminine, its latest collection offers a mix of bikinis and swimsuits – many of which will look as good with jeans as they will on the beach. This shell one-piece, which errs on the adult side of mermaid chic, is among our favourites.
Pleated ruffle swimsuit, £170, Paper London at Net-a-Porter
Believe it or not, Roland Mouret marked his 20th anniversary in fashion this year. As part of the celebrations, the French designer has teamed up with Net A Porter on an exclusive collection which takes inspiration from the brand’s archives. The results are 11 desirable party pieces, from silk red wrap dresses to sequinned high-waisted trousers, which will ensure you look show-stopping on the dance floor this season.
Silk-satin wrap dress, £1,450, Roland x Net-a-Porter
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.
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