4 of the best brands to look out for on your holidays

Well, we are being encouraged to 'shop local'

If there’s one thing we love more than the head-space, tanning-potential and free pass to cause the kind of mischief you wouldn’t dream of at home – holidays are a chance to scout for exciting new brands. New brands, that is, that no one at home will be wearing, or are even likely to know about.

Whether you’re taking a quick city break, or spending a fortnight road-tripping along the Italian coastline (we’re dreaming big this summer), keep these brands firmly on your radar. And, if you stumble across any other hidden gems, share them with us by tweeting @marieclaireuk.

http://storify.com/marieclaireuk/maticevski

Sydney – Maticevski

If you’re headed down under this summer, keep your eyes peeled for Maticevski. With his expert tailoring, complex drapery and innovative textiles, the Sydney-based designer behind the brand, Toni Maticevski, has stolen the hearts of Olivia Palermo and Lily Collins. His gorgeous gowns and high-drama, polished separates come in unexpected volumes and sculptural finishes. Though they also don’t come cheap (dresses can reach upwards of £2,900), this is a great brand for brides-to-be

http://storify.com/marieclaireuk/1951maisonfrancaise

Paris – 1951 Maison Francaise

Can’t find a pochette you like anywhere? Seek out 1951 Maison Francaise next time you’re in Paris. The brand produces them in a rainbow of colours and every print imaginable. Prices start from €70 and range. J’adore.”Sandy Liang” on St
New York – Sandy Liang

Minimalists look away now. In London designer terms, New York label Sandy Liang looks like a collaboration between Simone Rocha and Marques’ Almeida. We know, we really want that to happen now too. In the meantime, try out Sandy’s sartorial sweetshop of glittering lurex tops and candyfloss-coloured cashmere. Even her boyish oversized leather biker jackets come adorned with pastel flowers.

http://storify.com/marieclaireuk/attico

Milan – Attico

Street-style darlings Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini have launched an elegant line of boudoir-ready robes and evening gowns. Heavy velvets and heavenly silks are the brand hallmarks. Having been conceived by two social media muses, you can bank on some very Instagramable wares. For now, feast your eyes @the_attico.

http://storify.com/marieclaireuk/sandy-liang-577d3afd91b5bcbf48273dd2

New York – Sandy Liang

Minimalists look away now. In London designer terms, New York label Sandy Liang looks like a collaboration between Simone Rocha and Marques’ Almeida. We know, we really want that to happen now too. In the meantime, try out Sandy’s sartorial sweetshop of glittering lurex tops and candyfloss-coloured cashmere. Even her boyish oversized leather biker jackets come adorned with pastel flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

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