Summer is here – the perfect excuse to give your wardrobe a colourful overhaul from these 6 cool new accessories designers...
If you love… quirky footwear
Check out… Camilla Elphick
Fans of Sophia Webster will fall in love with the coolest new designer to hit the Brit shoe scene – Camilla Elphick – whose mentors include Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood. The London College of Fashion graduate’s tongue-in cheek designs first caught our attention when she unveiled a pair of court shoes with a heel shaped like a PEZ dispenser for her graduate collection last year (which you’ll be able to get your hands on this September). Her latest collection is built around the theme of luck. The fash pack will adore her insta-worthy ‘Royal Flush’ heels (£460, available at Avenue 32).
If you love… artful hair ornaments
Check out… Zoe Sherwood
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Before launching her range of surreal and sculptural hair accessories, London-born Zoe Sherwood cut her teeth designing accessories for DVF. As well as having her own womenswear collection on sale at Liberty of London – all before graduating from Central Saint Martins. The 26-year old designer even worked on the blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire in 2014, creating a bespoke outfit (bodice and cuffs) out of hair for actress Eva Green. But it’s her romantic, nature inspired SS15 collection that’s got us excited – which features hand sculptured birds using sustainable materials.
If you love… a stand out stiletto
Check out… Malone Souliers
Hot off the heels of a recent collaboration with David Koma during fashion week this February, London-based footwear brand Malone Souliers (designed by US-born Mary Alice Malone), has been creating some serious buzz in the industry. Malone’s bold and luxurious designs are the ultimate payday treat – we dare you not to feel fabulous in a pair these Fuchsia mules (chicks not included).
If you love… A twist on a classic
Check out… Cleo Ferin Mercury
It might be getting warmer these days, but our necks still need a little love. Right now we’re totally obsessed with new London designer, Cleo Ferin Mercury’s animal silk scarves (forget real fur) to brighten up our look. “I get inspired from what is around me; music, cinema, fashion…I am a huge fan of 60’s French cinema and 60’s girl groups like The Ronettes,” Cleo tells us. We’re lusting over her blue tiger long number – which can also double up as a cute headscarf.
If you love… Insta-arm candy
Check out… Paula Cademartori
Street style enthusiasts will be well aware of Brazilian-born designer Paula Cademartori’s kooky, leather bags. You’d be hard-pressed not to stand out in one of her quirky, pop-coloured designs – often spotted on the hottest style blogs (and the arms of both Anna dello Russo and US editor/street style queen, Eva Chen, are fans). She’s even launching a shoe collection, which will drop in stores this June (with a selection available on Net-a-Porter and Matchesfashion.com, with prices starting from £500 for bags/£400 for shoes). Until then, check out her latest bag offerings – fusing candy crush style prints with Milanese artistry.
If you love… Kitsch jewelry
Check out … JIWINAIA
We’re totally loving hot new Korean jewelry designer Marisa Jiwi Seok’s hip, happy-go-lucky pieces – that are all handmade in Italy where she’s based. After completing her BA in Jewellery Design at Central St Martins she moved back to Milan and launched JIWINAIA, which is currently stocked at uber-cool Machine-A in London. Her pieces celebrate the eternal teenager within us all – think Emoji earrings and rave inspired bling. Both LFW rising star Ashley Williams, and Sharmaied Reid (WAH nails founder) are massive fans.