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Exciting fashion names to drop at your next dinner party. Let them talk…

Words by Elle Timms

16ARLINGTON.

16ARLINGTON.

16ARLINGTON 
Disco, but not as you know it. Minimalism meets maximalism, fluidity meets frivolity, 16ARLINGTON is a high octane union that fuses co-founders and designers Marco and Kikka’s opposing aesthetics. He adores Italian couture, she’s into clean Scandinavian cool. The result is a story of dramatic, high-shine glam with a heavy dose of sequins, silk, and crystals.  We’re hooked…

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Giuliva Heritage Collection. See more: ‘Cover Shoot: Effortless Modesty’.

GIULIVA HERITAGE COLLECTION
Entirely crafted in Italy, look to the fluidly tailored silhouettes of Giuliva Heritage collection for the kind of clothes you’ll keep for your daughter one day. Timelessly feminine interpretations of classic menswear, husband and wife team Margherita Cardelli and Gerardo Cavaliere are reshaping women’s suiting, with every stitch promoting a sense of elegant modesty.

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Matthew Adams Dolan. Getty Images. 

MATTHEW ADAMS DOLAN
“Clean American clothes, simplicity, optimism, colour.” Is how Australian designer and LVMH Prize 2018 nominee Matthew Adams Dolan describes his collection, full of uniformed cool. After graduating in fashion and textile design at New York’s Parsons School of Design, he specialises in elevating the ‘low key’, peppered with American history and pop culture references.

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Alighieri. 

ALIGHIERI
Championing the notion that there is no such thing as ‘perfection’ and graceful beauty is to be found in the unexpected, Alighieri jewellery is a collection of modern heirlooms inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy poetry, founded by Rosh Mahtani. Each artistically beautiful piece corresponds with one of 100 poems – individual, chic, forever accessories.

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Richard Quinn. 

RICHARD QUINN
Lauded for his dramatic flair and powerful floral aesthetic approach, Richard Quinn’s FW18 show at LFW saw possibly the most talked about fashion moment of the season when The Queen famously made a surprise front row appearance. His creations are fashion-forward, with an unafraid vision that celebrates bold, brave colour.

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Rokh. 

ROKH
LVMH Special Prize 2018 winner Rok Hwang creates contemporary clothes with care and longevity, each design playing on the contrast between femininity and masculinity. The Korean-born creative started his London-based label after working with the likes of Céline, Louis Vuitton and Chloé, and is being hailed as one of the most exciting emerging designers to follow this year…

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MØY ATELIER. 

  MØY ATELIER
An independent global spirit is the heart of this London-based eyewear brand to watch. Founded by long-term friends Betty Bachz and Torunn Lovise Gullaksen, each pair of frames is made by hand in Japan. MØY means a young woman in Norse, someone who is open to new ideas. We concur.

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Magda Butrym.

MAGDA BUTRYM
Meticulously made RTW and accessories lay the foundation of breakout label Magda Butrym. Emerging on to the scene with a cult following, fun and personality marries with traditional craftsmanship to create ultra-wearable wardrobe additions.

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Christian Wijnants.

CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS   
Masterful print-work gives Antwerp-based Christian Wijnants its edge. With innovative colour edits and unique silhouettes, a look built on floral mish-mashing by the Brussels-born and Royal Academy of Arts trained designer screams in-the-know cool.

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Rosetta Getty. 

ROSETTA GETTY
Eclectic and modern yet elegantly timeless, a piece by Rosetta Getty is sure to be a talking point. Made from specialised fabrics with some of the collection constructed entirely by hand, look to this brand for perennial wardrobe staples with a twist.

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