Fashion brands not to be missed

Written by on November 30, 2013 in Fashion - Comments Off on Fashion brands not to be missed

With Fashion Week approaching, so are the fashion trade fairs that present us with the latest brands and trends of the season. Every year there seem to be more amazing ethical brands and designers emerging, slowly but surely taking over the fashion scene. Some examples of this year’s returning brands and newcomers:

To be presented at GO Fashion Fair (Amsterdam):

BARBARA MUNSEL

barb munsel2In 2007 Barbara Munsel launched her own fashion label ‘Barbara Munsel’. She designs in a fragile and poetic way wearable yet contemporary clothes, carrying distinctive craft elements. Barbara uses natural, organic and ecological materials and fabrics which she hand prints with water-based inks on a regular base. She also incorporates antique and reclaimed fabrics in her collections as well as high-end prêt-á-porter end of roll fabrics. This will leave less foot print in stead of ordering and having new fabrics manufactured. Every piece is locally made by one of her loyal seamstresses and tailors using the zero-waste method.

ANNE GORKE

anne gorke2Anne Gorke originated in Weimar, the place where the Bauhaus was founded, and where it’s spirit is still apparent. With an allegience to this proud heritage, the label features clear lines and sleek elegance with a soft femininity. She works exclusively with organic textiles of the best caliber. The production is designed in Germany.

POST DIEM

post diem2Emilie Malduca and Jessica Di Luna, two young fashion designers, imagined a new women ready-to-wear brand, called POST DIEM and launched in may 2012. Emilie is from Marseille and Jessica, from Corsica. They met at Esmod Lyon, the famous French fashion design School and pursued their passion for fashion, moving together to Esmod Paris; the first studied lingerie and the second chose the new couture. Once graduated, they travelled separately all over the world, in search of professional experience. 6 years later, they were finally back to Paris as a team and decided to create this new brand, a translation of Mediterranean origins and respect of their ecological convictions.

To be presented at MINT (Amsterdam)

KISS AND TELL

Kiss-Tell9-721x1024Kiss and Tell by Bahareh Panjeh Shahi is an ethical fashion brand which is all about natural and handmade silk. Inspired by travels to the remote parts of North-East India, they introduce you to an unknown world of silk. By translating ancient Indian crafts into modern and timeless designs, Kiss and Tell creates a sophisticated look with an edge.

Their approach to fashion is all about fusion, blending opposite ends of the style spectrum such as refined lines with raw edges. Something romantic with something minimalistic. A look that’s sharp yet soft. Graphic versus poetic. Where East meets West with a Parisian twist. An outspoken style which is created for sophisticated women with great sense of fashion.

 

OH MY BAG

oh my bagMade from a unique kind of eco-leather, an O My Bag is a leather bag that you can flaunt without guilt. All this adds up to a cleaner and safer tanning process, a reduced carbon footprint, and leather that is made with respect for the environment. It is also a bag that gives people the chance for a better life. In the area of Kolkata, India, every O My Bag is created with love in the safe & positive atmosphere of fair trade and aspiring fair trade production facilities, where fair wages and benefits are paid, education and training is offered, and women and minorities are given equal opportunities to work.

 

STUDIO JUX

juxJUX, founded by Jitske Lundgren and Carlien Helmink, is characterised by minimalistic designs. The pieces always have a little twist because the designer is playing with bright colors and unexpected shapes. Jux uses materials like organic cotton, hemp and recycled coke bottles. And they’re always looking for new sustainable materials and innovations.

This is of course just the tip of the iceberg. Keep an eye on these fairs and the brands they will be showcasing in January. And don’t forget the London based ethical fashion shows, like Ecoluxe and Esthetica, who will soon be sharing the brands they will be showcasing.

 

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Charlotte

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