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 Nigerian loungewear to Singapore accessory labels. Get to know these brands before they’re massive.
In a Nutshell: Contemporary lifestyle brand A.DAN reworks classic luggage pieces for modern tastes, by producing them in tonal colorways and finishing them with handy zippered compartments for easy of use. The brand has sourced Italian and Japanese leathers for some suitably high-end fabrications.
Key Pieces: The deconstructed "Umbrella" bag, which has been designed to open up wide, just like an umbrella.
From: New York
In a Nutshell: NYC streetwear label felt ("For Every Living Thing") presents its second-ever collection: a lineup of solid graphics and bold colors. The young brand has already been picked up by Opening Ceremony, so you can rest assured it's off to a strong start.
Key Pieces: Cozy royal blue and burgundy sweatsuits.
From: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
In a Nutshell: "We draw inspirations from Japanese world views centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection," claims the press release for idle/idō's "Camaraderie / Nakama Ishiki" SS17 collection. In terms of clothing, that means contemporary garments with punchy graphics and modern styling. The brand's collection debuted on January 1, 2017.
Key Pieces: Double-hooded half-zip pullovers and tri-color mandarin-collared shirts.
In a Nutshell: LBTC 1995 is a Russian streetwear brand named after the Lyubertcy district of Moscow. Their latest lookbook, shot in an old Moscow bath house by Leonid Sorokin, spotlights a variety of clean graphic pieces which are inspired by youth culture, rap music and Russian life.
Key Pieces: Cozy quarter-zip fleeces, ideal for layering in those freezing Russian winters.
In a Nutshell: A group of four creatives from the Dutch capital, ORDER has produced a small collection of pieces in collaboration with storied denim label Edwin. Trucker jackets have been decorated with all sorts of patches, and there's a few co-branded tees thrown into the mix too.
Key Pieces: Those trucker jackets splashed with gritty imagery.
In a Nutshell: Up-and-coming Parisian label Premier Amour ("first love") drops some low-key branded pieces and mega-baggy sweats alongside some more refined womenswear. There might be a smattering of dresses and female tailoring, but overall the brand's vibe is pretty unisex.
Key Pieces: That colossal, gloriously lazy sweatsuit.
From: Lausanne, Switzerland
In a Nutshell: Premium, sustainable menswear from French Switzerland. Using eco-friendly fabrics like certified organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled wool, the brand updates and innovates on classic menswear staples.
Key Pieces: Zip-up tops in neutral tones, an easy piece for all the low-key dressers out there.
In a Nutshell: Nigerian streetwear brand shoots lookbook in Moscow. That's new. Clothing-wise, Wekafore drops some pretty fabulous cozyboy gear.
Key Pieces: Nude-colored sweatsuits are a big winter vibe.