Tired of trawling through the SSENSE sale? In search of a cool new brand, staple piece, or something different to add to the wardrobe rotation? We’ve got you. Here, we’re rounding up some of the hottest emerging female designers and brands, all producing unique pieces. From avant-garde, 1-of-1 jewellery to hand-crocheted dress constructions, take a scroll through to celebrate some of the design talent you need to know about, before they blow up.
Founded and designed by Phoebe White, Colada Crochet is the brand taking over TikTok for its intricate crochet designs. With standout pieces featuring mohair, brightly coloured stripes and backless silhouettes, the brand has already been gaining traction: consistently selling out drops and being seen on Mia Regan.
Another mohair connoisseur is Freya Mckee. Originally gaining recognition for her knit tops which feature a cut out on one side, she has since expanded her brand, dropping regular capsule collections and even designed a guest capsule for Marc Jacobs’ Heaven. Major moves.
Tabi Dsgn’s ethos is ‘making solids look like liquids’ – which we couldn’t agree more with. Experimenting with silver and gold plated jewellery, designer Tabitha Sullivan takes inspiration from natural forms and organic silhouettes, creating sculptural pieces all manufactured in the UK.
London-based brand Tit4Tats is already making waves in the fashion sphere – having released a series of dresses, skirts and tops with its signature ripped aesthetic. Layering contrasting colours, the brand has been worn by Bella Hadid and some of the UK’s most exciting emerging musicians, and is now set to release a swim range.
CULTED’s favourite conceptual jeweller Clova Rae-Smith has changed the game in grill design. Designing and selling unique pieces alongside her final year studies at CSM, since graduating, Clova has gone on to produce a number of commissioned pieces for big brands and celebrities, as well as continuing to craft a unique aesthetic with silver and precious stones.
Born in Belfast and based in East London, Tara Hakin designs form fitting, high-octane pieces which have already been tapped by the likes of it-girl of the moment, Julia Fox. With the aim to ‘celebrate and embolden the wearer’s body’, Hakin’s experimental practices draw on subcultures and iconography to produce the final piece – we love her motorbike designs in particular.
Namita Khade’s knitwear celebrates the female form, primarily in neutral tones. From counting Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner as customers all before she graduated to donating a percentage of her profits to the pandemic efforts in India, Khade is at the forefront of knitwear’s renaissance; proving talent and consideration can go hand in hand.
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