French women’s premium footwear brand Repetto delivers an on-trend palette for spring 11 with cream, tan and navy tones. Key styles are a peep-toe ankle boot with a slight wedge in cream leather and a ballerina flat with suede, patent and leather panels. Other styles include a patent leather jazz shoe with a mid-height T-bar.
Prices: £52 to £62
Contact: 020 7352 0002
Winner of this year’s British Fashion Council and Elle Talent Launch Pad, premium womenswear designer David Longshaw’s bold illustrations are digitally printed onto silk and crêpe de chine. Shift dresses are decorated with feathers, and fabric on skirts is manipulated to create folds with petal-like qualities.
Prices: £20 to £530
Contact: 07735 225712
Making its Exhibition debut this season, luxury footwear brand Georgina Goodman focuses on chunky heels and wedges with cut-outs and abstract angles. Soft leathers are mixed with canvas, while neutral creams and dusty metallics contrast with hot pink shades. Fuchsia uppers on a cork wedge sole stand out.
Prices: £80 to £380
Contact: 020 7499 8599
Based in London, Finnish-born designer Julia Lundsten’s Finks footwear label is inspired by architecture and furniture with an emphasis on structural elements. Key styles in her spring 11 footwear collection include a leather peep-toe wedge with ruched detail, a round-toe court shoe with platform and contrast heel and a wooden wedge with three-dimensional heel.
Prices: $175 (£112) to $245 (£158)
Contact: 07894 904315
New for spring 11, Nsha Atelier uses silks, cotton and crêpe chiffon to underpin its directional womenswear. Sheer knits and multicoloured shirt dresses have cutaways on the sleeves and back. Deconstructed cropped jackets, asymmetric shirt dresses and silk cocktail dresses come in lime green, purple and cobalt blue along with black and cream.
Prices: £26 to £147
Contact: 020 7251 9003
Hailing from the Netherlands, Made launched in the UK exclusively at designer independent Browns for autumn 10. Now looking for more stockists, the premium womenswear brand serves up silk dresses in peppermint and chartreuse with coffee and taupe trousers and all-in-ones. Fabric belts draw in the waist on shift dresses and tunics.
Prices: £29 to £126
Contact: 01803 840183
Premium women’s casualwear label U is in its third season. It offers deconstructed sportswear including jersey shorts, collared T-shirts and a silk modal and jersey jacket. Wide-neck T-shirts and racer-back vests in fine-gauge cottons and cotton/silk mixes also feature. The palette is predominantly grey and navy with blush pink and cerise as highlight colours.
Prices: £25 to £120
Contact: 0800 612 2514
Dominated by leather and silk, contemporary womenswear brand Clemency London’s spring 11 offer has a rock ‘n’ roll feel fusing black, white and olive green. Leather is fashioned into trousers, shorts, gilets and shift dresses with accentuated shoulders. A sheer blouse with silk collar stands out, as does a biker jacket.
Prices: £125 to £300
Contact: 020 7821 1339
Inspired by grunge and punk, Evil Twin’s spring womenswear is heavily ripped, slashed and distressed. Leopard prints and stripes are used on oversized jersey and cotton shirts and T-shirts with asymmetric hemlines. Pirate and skull motifs features on tops. Highlights include a mesh-back tunic T-shirt and printed denim shorts.
Prices: £14 to £35
Contact: 01280 840440
Now in its second season, premium accessories label George Angelopoulos’s essential item for spring 11 is a leather envelope clutch embellished with solid brass pieces and available in an array of sizes. A stingray clutch occupies the top end of the range and men’s holdalls are also on offer. All pieces are made in Italy.
Prices: £217 to £405
Contact: 07738 195338
Launched in autumn 10, bag brand Kate Sheridan offers new fabrics and colours for spring 11, including a wax cotton range. An on-trend backpack with drawstring and buckle fastening catches the eye. A shopper bag is also offered in the same khaki colour with chocolate brown piping. Geometric patterns feature on canvas totes in various sizes.
Prices: £6 to £89
Contact: 07855 323747
Having added premium indie Diverse in Islington, north London, to its stockists, contemporary womenswear label Insideout is looking for more UK stockists. Featuring digital prints based on vintage clothing and surrealism, its T-shirts and dresses in silk jersey are made in the UK. Chiffon silk blouses are new for spring 11.
Prices: £67.50 to £89.50
Contact: 05602 927294