Spring 11 and Autumn 11
Bantum’s T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts are emblazoned with bold and fun slogan graphics in bright green, yellow and blue, featuring phrases such as ‘Man up’ and ‘For the love’. New prints for spring 11 also include balloons, a marshmallow chain, lollipops and a pink bunny.
Prices: £11 to £26
Contact: 07502 453213
Forward-order joins the line-up at Lazy Oaf for autumn 11, alongside the womenswear and menswear label’s short-order ranges. Spring 11 short-order pieces are inspired by 1990s California, with body-con skirts and cropped T-shirts. Prints of cartoon characters are key for autumn 11.
Prices: £14 to £24
Contact: 020 7354 2500
House of mental
A women’s T-shirt brand made famous by celebrities including Paris Hilton and girl band The Saturdays, House of Mental’s current ‘I love Paris’ design has been sported by model Georgia Jagger. Other slogans for spring 11 include ‘Boys love me’.
Contact: 01332 208604
New to the UK, Dutch womenswear label King Louie can be bought as short or forward order. Floral prints on viscose and jersey tea dresses dominate the spring 11 range. For autumn 11, knitted cardigans feature floral appliqués.
Prices: ¤20 to ¤40 (£17 to £34)
Contact: 00 31 02 06 89 88 34
Short-order brand Village Green offers its first full women’s collection for spring 11. Standout pieces include lightweight loop-back sweatshirts with flex yarn detail, a blue pinafore dress, a striped cotton sun dress and a six-colour woven-yarn pullover.
Prices: £13 to £47
Contact: 020 7586 4512
Moving towards a more girlish womenswear silhouette for autumn 11, Geile Sachen offers knitted pullovers and cardigans featuring patterns such as spots and hearts. The men’s trouser offer focuses on straight-leg and skinny jeans.
Prices: £3 to £35
Contact: 00 1 416 456 8986