Another month, another fresh wave of upcoming talent flooding the Highsnobiety inboxes. Get familiar with a fresh batch of underground fashion brands in this month’s installment of our Under The Radar series.
The Highsnobiety inboxes are inundated on a daily basis with new brands vying for a piece of the spotlight. So, to help you show off your vast knowledge of obscure fashion labels, each month we take a moment to introduce you to a fresh batch of upcoming talent. Below you’ll find some of the best collections to land in our inbox this month, from statement headwear to distressed, grungy streetwear. Get to know them before they’re massive.
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Young American designer Ev Bravado kicks off the Fall/Winter 2015 season with a strong lineup of garments that pushes streetwear into pastel-hued territory. Pink suede biker jackets and hoodies are paired alongside camo pants, paneled sweatshirts and graphic tees, making for one of the most well-rounded – not to mention beautifully shot – debuts we’ve seen this season.
Upstart UK label Arcane London present a Fall/Winter 2015 collection that features a healthy dose of distressed garments, as hoodies, jeans, crewnecks and trucker jackets are all gratuitously ripped and torn. Elsewhere, the brand present coaches jackets, graphic tees, cardigans and kung fu jackets; all of which are presented in neutral, muted hues – so they’ll easily slip into any wardrobe.
Hailing from France, TOKA TOKA unveil a fall collection that presents seasonally appropriate garments in low-key colors and fabrics. Rugged overshirts, heavyweight flannels and chore coats are all presented with classic styling in mind – for the less fashion-conscious, more menswear-oriented dressers out there.
Korean label Ader Error’s collections are all unisex and imbued with a vibrant, playful palette that adorns various thrift store-flavored pieces that give their collection an awkward, geek-chic feel. Crewnecks and tees sport youthful graphics, while jackets are given boxy cuts and trousers are either flared, distressed or gleefully oversized. Accessories are executed in the label’s trademark youthful manner, too; think of it as Normcore for 2015.
A Parisian collective of style-conscious 18-year-olds, NASASEASONS drop a set of street style-friendly statement baseball caps – adorned with witty slogans like “Almost Famous,” “I Came To Break Hearts” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” Having already been spotted on the likes of Ian Connor, Theophilus London, Trinidad James and Keith Ape. Stocked in high-profile retailers – namely colette and LA’s 424, don’t be surprised if you see a lot more from this young label soon.
South Carolina may not be widely regarded as a hotbed of streetwear activity, but that hasn’t deterred Ode Clothing, who present a lineup of throwback windbreakers and varsity jackets gratuitously adorned with graphics and logotypes. The brand’s jackets are accompanied by Champion-brand hoodies, headwear and tees, all of which sport thoroughly ’90s-tinged emblems and motifs.
French luggage brand Teddyfish drop a line of low-key luggage pieces manufactured with suitably hard-wearing materials. Totes, duffels and backpacks are all executed in tonal colorways, with highlight of the collection coming from a minimalist backpack that sports a highly unorthodox side-zippered opening.
For more upcoming labels, check out the rest of our Under The Radar series.