After five years designing footwear for Jimmy Choo, Jonathan Kelsey's first own-label collection comprises 17styles in a 1970s-inspired handwriting. Metallic patent, woven monochrome and metallic midnight blue are key,and many styles feature a refined cone heel and concealed platform. Prices from £105 to £231.
MR & MRS MACLEOD
Husband and wife team Stuart and Karen MacLeod's 20-piece Mr & Mrs MacLeod range is all about clean-lined womenswear with a masculine influence. Wool coats sit alongside Chantilly lace skirts and shift dresses in a sober palette of chocolate, black and sage. Prices from £47 to £200.
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ANN LOUISE ROSWALD
Ann Louise Roswald's ultra-luxe collection features silk jersey dresses with billowing chiffon sleeves, merino tunic dresses and bell-sleeved cashmere knits. Sumptuous wool coats have covered buttons and funnel necks with evening dresses embellished with sequins. Prices from £62 to £290.
020 7250 4492
Although jeans are still a big part of Radcliffe Denim's range, the more directional fencing jackets, wide-leg trousers and flared shorts have given the label a more rounded offer. Fabrics for autumn 07 include tweed, satin and waxed cotton, while new denim shapes have been introduced with a higher back. Prices from £55 to £125.
020 7193 0385
With 20 UK stockists, Knitwear Queen is gaining momentum. Its 50-piece autumn 07 range includes flapper-style cocktail dresses with dropped waists and art deco beading, long-line chunky knits and lightweight merino tops. A velvet trench coat shows that the label has moved on from its knitwear roots. Prices from £30 to £120.
New York-based Brazilian Carlos Falchi uses leathers and skins to make his designer accessories. Ultra-long clutches, giant totes and day-to-evening handbags are hand-painted in shades of aqua and pink. The materials come from snake and crocodile farms in Brazil, where the animals are farmed for meat. Prices from £80 to £800.
020 7580 8008
Based in Indonesia, Alchem1st is committed to ethical trading, but its trans-seasonal range is markedly different to other eco-fashion lines. Luxurious silk dresses in cream, burnished red or dusky blue share space with embellished jersey tunics with beaded tulle cuffs, alongside bags and belts. Prices from £25 to £65.