Belstaff unified this season’s collection seeing Menswear and Womenswear side by side. Inspired by the adventures of Paris to Dakar rally riders, this collection has a unique use of modern performance fabrics with retro sports graphics, prints finished with bonded seams and waterproof zips, whilst reflecting the extreme conditions faced by the riders. This lightweight collection is wearable in all climates, with technical designs showing a strong 70s and 80s influence and merges together with a modern technical finish.
A comforting colour pallet displays rich, warm and earthy tones reflecting the North African landscape. This is complemented with sage green, ash rose and chambray pastels going hand in hand with an elaborate Prince of Wales check in nylon. Alongside this, the collection uses washed out leather jackets, stressed denim patch work and tailored Chinos.
Menestho with a solid focus on sustainable manufacturing and using cruelty-free materials, combining on trend designs with high-quality and organic materials.
Ready to wear, luxury pieces is what Menestho boasts with their collections, the name alone is a sensational one. Menestho was born out of myths and legends. The daughter of Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea. Menestho is the nymph of the water. The use of only organic fabrics is due to Menestho being a creature of nature, and what a great way to honour that with the idea of looking glam while supporting green and ethical practices. Menestho is made in Europe but recently expanded to the US, available to purchase online, and at a moderate price point that rivals today’s high-street favourites. Menestho is known for both everyday wear as well as destination wear. The pieces of the line combine bright hues, with interesting patterns ranging from floral designs to geometric shapes and more.
Maintaining a focus on form and function, Menestho creates luxury wearable garments that are comfortable, versatile and easy to care for, making them perfect for the modern woman that’s always on the go. Manufactured solely in the UK, the brand speaks to the spirit of travel, beauty, and nature which are seen effortlessly through its pieces.
The use of eco-friendly fabrics like Bamboo, Hemp & cruelty-free Silk all sourced in Europe, and exclusive prints makes Menestho a preferred label among mindful fashion enthusiasts. The fabrics used have some very interesting characteristics, while still focusing on form and function, the bamboo mimics the appearance of organza, reduces odor, it is highly absorbent, lightweight, keeps you cool, and is easy to care for. Hemp is very breathable, wrinkles less than linen, comfortable to wear. Cruelty-free silk has the same properties as silk, soft and fresh, but the silk moth develops fully before the production begins.
Mystical Gardens, the new Spring/Summer collection is said to be inspired by key elements of Nymph’s garden. Showcasing beautiful bandeaus, daring halters, dramatic harem pants, skimming full length skirts, sensually tailored jackets, all offering a bespoke luxury fit for any occasion. Their exclusive prints of lemon and pomegranate capitalize this season combined with high quality fabrics. Fluid lines, dreamy floaty cuts, vibrant patterns complete this ready to wear collection.
Founded by Creative Director Vicky Grivas, with her Degree in Fashion Management, Vicky realized there was a lack of availability for eco-friendly, ethical Ready-to-wear fashion. Menestho was created to fill that void, by merging her fresh fashion aesthetic inspired by her own travels and lifestyle with practices in line with her values.
Fashion forward and eco-friendly ethics go hand in hand with this brand, something which I believe will take them far, I mean why wouldn’t you want to look you look great with pieces that were created with care and the environment in mind.
British handbag brand AEHVA London has been a favourite with celebrities since its first season, and has now been recognised as one of the best by luxury online shop 1st dibs.
The collection, shown at London Fashion Week, is characterised by strong colour palettes and unique structures. Luxury and style are built in through careful tailoring, from zip detail and shading to piping and delicate buckles.
Whiles shapes are generally rounded, the overlapping of shapes creates a softly geometric style. This is complemented by an array of exotic and interesting materials and accessories, from bamboo style handles, silver and bronze latches and snakeskin.
Access All Brand’s ISHU scarf, known to many as the real life invisibility cloak is the 1st anti paparazzi scarf to exist in a society driven by celebrity culture. What took so long? Launched in Amsterdam on December 7th, Founder Saif Siddiqui Aims to help claim back the right to privacy in a very fashionable and classy manner.
Saif and a group of experts indulged in the science of light and reflection for 6 years to ensure it could really be a solution for people like his celebrity friends. With supporters like Nick Jonas and Hanna Simone (Cee Cee from new girl) the invisibility cloak has been long awaited.
ISHU allows the wearer to influence flash photography, because the materials used consist of light reflecting particles that absorb the light around it. Making the wearer unrecognizable in photos, thus avoiding embarrassing photos being plastered all over social media minutes later! The scarf was crafted for both Men and women not only to be a privacy statement but a Fashion statement perfect for the cold seasons.
Keep a look out for more secret products and pieces to come this month!
Designed by Mahiki and Whisky Mist founder Marc Jacques Burton, DecorumLYD (Live Your Dream) is a luxury leather brand which reaches out to the successful and stylish man.
Already a hit amongst Burton’s celebrity friends from his clubs, the collection is aimed at the man who is living his dream. And to be shopping in the exclusive South Ken boutique The Library (the only place stocking the collection) where prices for the collection vary from £2,800 to £3,500, may certainly seem The Dream for some men.
The quality of the pieces is assured, from its materials (Buffalo leather), its production (handmade by in Italy by experienced artisans) to its designs. The designs consist of four “Hero” styles, with every piece made unique by a one off inspirational quote sewn on the inside. Ready to suit the busy lifestyle of the metropolitan man, the jackets are versatile, each with multiple ways of wearing - with multiple collar and zip options.
Probably the most outrageous design is the Rebel Rouser, inspired by James Dean’s Rebel without a Cause. Worn by Pharrell Williams and Will.I.AM the jacket is the ultimate piece for a modern day icon, with its huge fur collar looking like it should belong to a Moscow billionaire, or the space age. The worn leather comes in a masculine black, or for those who want to go one step further, a bright red or blue style.
These pieces certainly aren’t for everyone, and the key ingredient to pulling one off has to be confidence. Certainly never a design that will sit quietly in the corner, but surely no man living his dream would want to do that anyway?