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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 Sheila Casado, a buzzy Barcelona-based fashion designer to rising skate-wear imprint ÖCTAGON. Get to know this deliciously diverse array of brands before they’re all massive.

If your label wants to be considered for future posts then, by all means, get in touch. Meanwhile, for more undiscovered talent, check out the rest of our Under the Radar series.

Federico Cina

From: Florence, Italy

In a Nutshell: This young Polimoda alumnus is making serious waves with his conceptual approach to deconstructing masculinity. Yep, those are male models in sporty tailoring and breast pumps.

Key Pieces: Those insanely overblown chiffon trousers might be wholly unwearable, but they’re a piece of sculptural excellence.

Gućas Morgan

From: London, UK

In a Nutshell: Gućas Morgan is a design partnership between Will Morgan and Elena Gucas, and the design duo met while studying Bespoke Tailoring at London College of Fashion. Having cut their teeth at the likes of Thom Browne and Eckhaus Latta respectively, this young brand manages to perfect conceptual tailoring with a distinctly artistic approach.

Key Pieces: While the patchworking is perfect, it’s the carefully calculated color palette and meticulous hand worked treatment that sets this brand apart from the sea of young graduates out there right now.

Herman

From: Vancouver, British Columbia

In a Nutshell: This rising Canadian name already counts the likes of Barney’s NY and SSENSE as stockists and it’s an impressive feat considering the brand is barely a year old. The brand is the brainchild of Raif Adelberg, who applies his lifelong affair with DIY culture, streetwear, and experimentation and translates it all into elevated casual staples.

Key Pieces: The linen pieces featuring illustrations of the Adelberg’s own tattoos are standout, but the signature reworked denim jackets hit with patterns of everything from animal prints to bleach washes is the perfect throw-over-everything piece.

Hermetic Square

From: Warsaw, Poland

In a Nutshell: Poland might not be the first place you associate with a burgeoning streetwear scene, but this budding upstart proves it’s catching fire. The brand’s latest collection titled “Chapter Seven” is a lavish remix of eastern Europe’s “nouveau riche” aesthetic

Key Pieces: Precisely-cut side-stripe trackpants, airbrushed graphic hoodies and graphic nylon jackets are all casual staples you can wear all day, every day.

Illegal Civilization

From: Los Angeles, CA

In a Nutshell: This California skate crew with close ties to the West Coast scene that birthed Odd Future are about drop their first skate-wear collection. The debut drop features plenty of colorful graphics from the mind of Mikey Alfred, the brand’s creator and founder, across a variety of garments.

Key Pieces: The plush pink and canary yellow polo t-shirt and all of the cutesy-cool graphic treatment.

Keine Liebe

From:Berlin, Germany

In a Nutshell: This Berlin-based streetwear imprint is all about looking inwards to the melting pot of cultural reference rife in the German collection. The recently re-ignited label’s latest drop translates the city’s anarchist past into a punk-tinged drop of casual staples.

Key Pieces: All of the logo-emblazoned threads in different graphic iterations are sublime.

ÖCTAGON

From: Paris, France

In a Nutshell: ÖCTAGON Hardware Corporation aim to produce robust wardrobe staples, and you can see plenty of the wares in action over on the brand’s deftly manicured Instagram page.

Key Pieces: The long-sleeve graphic sweatshirt in heavy-duty cotton is as hardwearing as they come, and the brand’s pared-back graphic adornment is just the right aesthetic addition.

Sheila Casado

From: Barcelona, Spain

In a Nutshell: This young graduate’s fluid vision of genderless fashion is more developed, thoughtful and forward-thinking than many bigger brands trying to mine a similar aesthetic epoch right now. Casado marries her deft tailoring skills with an indulgent artistic vision that whips references as disparate as Spanish folklore and office uniforms, and the results are stunning.

Key Pieces: The cropped suit jacket with overblown sleeves and dropped shoulders is a feat of voluminous, experimental magnificence.

Namacheko

From:Paris, France

In a Nutshell: Dilan and Lezan Lurr are the Kurdish brother and sister duo behind Namacheko, and they’re committed to synthesizing the rich juxtaposition of different cultures they both grew up in and around. With a taste of experimentation, these self-taught siblings are just a few seasons in but have managed to consistently elevate wardrobe essentials with expressive details like raw-edging, pointy hems, and skewed volumes.

Key Pieces: The gradient overcoats and the knit net sweater are statement additions to any solid look.

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  • Main & Featured Image: Sheila Casado
Words by Kam Dhillon
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