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 Chilean fashion newcomers to dope streetwear from Korean. Get to know these brands before they’re massive.
Danish designer Louise Egebro’s menswear collection is all about sculptural silhouettes and refined, sophisticated cuts. Her latest monochrome collection pushes boundaries way beyond what’s normally seen from Danish menswear, and includes a variety of contemporary, avant-garde interpretations of key pieces from the men’s wardrobe.
Mardou And Dean
Speaking of Scandinavia, Oslo’s Mardou And Dean takes a similarly refined approach to clothing design. The brand’s SS17 collection includes glossy, double-layered slip dresses and similarly high-sheen wide-cut trousers, alongside deconstructed denim pieces and wild, intricate roped pieces. The label caters to both men and women, offering both genders the chance to cop a bit of fashion-forward Scandinavian goodness.
Hailing from Seoul, upcoming lavel Knave is all about modern streetwear steez. In typical Korean style, the label reinterprets and refines Western trends to an impressively high standard, and for Knave that means Supreme-esque streetwear — bold and ’90s flavored. Highlights of the brand’s collection include bright crimson hoodies boldly emblazoned “FOREVER,” elongated wool topcoats and glossy outerwear decorated with anti-establishment motifs.
Australian-born, LA-based designer Daniel Patrick unveils a sporty line of men’s and women’s pieces. Included in the lineup are anorak-style pullovers, parachute pants and trail tights, all of which have been crafted from contemporary athletic fabrics like waterproof poly microfiber, and designed in contemporary colorways. There’s black and beige pieces for those who like to keep it low-key, and camo, blush and yellow for those who want to pack a bit more of a punch with their sportswear.
Yet another dope new label from Korea (seriously guys, what’s your secret?) comes in the form of Enzo Blues. The brand drops a banging selection of streetwear that includes clean typographic designs, oversized cuts and Raf Simons-style cut-and-paste graphics, all of which nod to current trends and sensibilities.
House Of Base
French designer Seba Stolarczyk unveils the SS17 collection of his House of Base label, which includes a variety of fashion-forward pieces for both men and women. There’s grey trucker jackets with contrasting orange stitching and pants to match, cropped pink blousons and some equally fabulous shaggy pink tees, faux fur jackets and patchworked jeans — plenty of wacky stuff for fashion-forward dressers to sink their teeth into. Strong stuff from the upcoming designer.
Upcoming NYC label ALONES debuts a small capsule of graphic tees and long-sleeves. Dubbed “INITIAL CONTACT,” the drop revolves around enigmatic slogans and obscure graphics, with a plain-and-simple palette of black, white and grey. It’s just a small teaser to begin with, so stay tuned for more comprehensive releases down the line.
LA label Brashy takes influence from a broad spectrum of art, culture and technology, and presents it with a collection of streetwear-flavored pieces cut for women. Oversized hoodies sporting Vetements-esque security insignia, boxy shirting, wide-cut trousers and dad caps all have their fingers firmly on the pulse of modern trends, and they’re filtered through a low-key, minimalistic lens. Great to see a strong streetwear proposition designed for women first and foremost.
Paris-based, Chilean-born designer Ignacia Zordan kept things patriotic by unveiling her debut SS17 collection at her home nation’s embassy in the French capital. The designer’s first collection is all about staying true to her roots while using clothing to empower women, which she did via laced detailing, sheer cloths, vertically-imposing silhouettes and a healthy dose of her favored mesh fabrics. One for the power dressers.
DOE is a streetwear retailer located in the Chinese cultural hub of Shanghai, which has now debuted its own line of in-house apparel. Included in the selection of clean streetwear pieces are crewnecks and hoodies, sporting tonal logos, embroidered motifs and oversized hoods. Alongside the streetwear staples showcased in DOE’s lookbook, the store has also designed a small set of outerwear and shirting.