Spring will be sprung imminently. We hope. So whilst you're weighing up whether to buy board shorts or a fur lined coat in this tricky mid-season phase, we thought we'd give you a heads up on which designers to invest in when the sun finally comes out.
These white-hot designers are dishing up the finest examples of the SS14 trends, and all for your delectation.
MSGM – Spring Florals
Meet Masimilliano Giorgetti the man changing the way we dress this spring. We’ve long charted the rise and rise of this Italian fash-maestro. Why? Well, Giorgetti’s blooms are different: hyper-real, acidic and clashing. His collections are notable for their street-easy separates, kaleidoscope prints and for being much feted by IT girls worldwide. We’d invest in one of the irreverent statement sweatshirts or a floral print bomber jacket. Thank us later.
Prices start from £130 – £515
Available at matchesfashion.com
Atea – Spring Clean
Effortless is what springs to mind when flicking through Atea’s SS14 colllection. Did you see Alexander Wang’s SS14 collection and find yourself asking why such simple and elegant pieces are never affordable? We may have a solution. Enter Laura Myers, the New Zealand-born, London-based creative director of new brand Atea. You know those girls? Shiny hair, no make-up, perfect crisp white shirt? Well Meyers is dressing them; crisp shirts, boxy blazers, and smart dresses, in wool mousse, ribbed silk and fine alpaca, they’re all here. We think this is what Annie Hall would dress like in 2014. See you at the checkout.
Prices range from £75 – £550
Available at ateaoceanie.com
Marques Almeida – The Best for Spring Denim
You will need some frayed denim in your life this spring. Fact. MA make 90s grunge-chic, which is, let’s face it, the hardest chic to pull off. Slashed, deconstructed and lived-in, somehow, their denim never looks trashy. Yes it’s raw hemmed but it has a sophisticated street-style feel to it. Created by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, both hailing from Portugal, but Central Saint Martins grads to boot, these two have had the whole of East London chomping at the bit for their camo trousers, but quieter pieces are worth the investment too – we’ve got our eye on their organza mackintosh, cow print suede separates and jean cocktail dresses.
Prices range from £200 – £2000
Available at marquesalmeida.com.
Each x Other – Time For Printemps
Trust the French to get arty on us. Each x Other creates a core capsule collection per season, alongside a series of small collaborations with artists. Bringing together filmmakers, musicians and artists, Each x Other’s aesthetic is rock ‘n’ roll meets arty androgyny. Think leather dungarees, boxy shirts and killer fringed leather jackets. Perfect for anyone looking to dodge tea dresses this spring.
Prices range from £80 – £2,000
Available at net-a-porter.com
Samsøe & Samsøe – Scandi Spring
Samsøe & Samsøe was founded by two brothers Klaus and Preben Samsøe in 1993. Originating from a jewellery company it quickly diversified into a men’s collection and now, finally, a women’s line has emerged. For SS14 Samsøe & Samsøe’s collection is paired down luxurious; midi skirts in muted tones, distressed denim, soft metallics, patterned co-ords, white tasseled boots and delicate florals. Did we mention it’s also highly affordable? The Nordic sartorialists are well established on the continent with 35 stores already – seems we’re late to cotton on over here.
Prices range from £40-£600.
Available at atterleyroad.com.
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