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 silk Scandinavian finery to upcoming Brazilian streetwear. Get to know these brands before they’re massive.
All At Sea
“Two friends with a mission to make modern silk wear for the Nordic gentleman,” Copenhagen’s All At Sea pairs luxurious fabrics with a typically Scandinavian eye for wearability. Silk robes and pajama sets are executed with low-key printed patterns, while basic tees and polos have been created in luxurious silk/cashmere blends. If you’re in need of some obnoxiously high-end gear for Netflix and Chill, then look no further.
NYC label YOU AS preview its Fall/Winter 2016 offering, which is “a capsule collection of menswear focused on building a lasting wardrobe.” That means classically-styled menswear, anchored around expertly crafted staples that are dying to be really worn.
Central to the brand’s FW16 collection are fine topcoats, cropped blousons and relaxed trousers – with a playful bit of nudity thrown in via slide #4’s intarsia-knit sweater – all of which work together to create what the brand call, “a modern uniform that’s as cool, versatile and multi-faceted as the guys who wear it.”
Toronto label Outclass previews its very-own “amalgamation of contemporary menswear and sportswear” for Fall/Winter 2016. This being a cold-weather collection from a Canadian label, sturdy fabrics take center stage via some fine topcoats, wool fishtail parkas and a wide range of knitwear.
It’s not all tailored winter gear, though. Gum-soled, Italian-made calfskin trainers add a sporty element to proceedings, as do a set of varsity jackets crafted from similarly weather-appropriate fabrics.
Piet by Pedro Andrade
Brazil might not be the first place you think of when it comes to upcoming streetwear talent, but that hasn’t stopped Pedro Andrade from dropping a punchy set of urban gear for his label Piet. Shot on location in NYC, the brand’s “Chaotical” collection uses a striking peach and royal blue palette, which is punctuated by cut-n-paste style graphics and clean branding.
It’s been a joy to discover flourishing streetwear scenes in far-flung locations like Russia and Korea in the past few seasons – with any luck we’ll be seeing a lot more streetwear exports emerging from Brazil in the future, too.
London label Bethnals unveils a unisex SS16 collection anchored around relaxed silhouettes and minimal color. Loose, slouchy denim pants (cut more like chinos than jeans) are paired with indigo-dyed, pinstriped and ecru-toned pieces, for a contemporary-yet-relaxed aesthetic that’s just at home on the streets as in the modern workplace (your boss is down with off-white trucker jackets and turtlenecks, right?).
Another day, another dope new Korean brand (seriously, is there something in the water over there?). VIVASTUDIO Spring/Summer 2016 is highlighted by a variety of on-trend pieces, as souvenir jackets, sweaters, coaches jackets and bombers are adorned with playful imagery and a supple lambskin biker jacket is recreated in striking electric blue. Yet more proof that South Korea is producing some of the world’s best fashion right now.
For more up and coming talent, check out the rest of our Under The Radar series.