A new version of the Future of Fashion initiative launched at Who’s Next.
The programme offers 20 promising labels the chance to exhibit - 10 will receive mentoring and show space for the next four seasons too. Here are some UK brands involved…
An unusual mix of latex and wool sets London designer Claire Yurika Davis’s collection apart. Autumn 14 is the brand’s second collection and features rubberised tailoring from pencil skirts to shift tops and outerwear. Wool is also used on pieces including cropped sweatshirts and tapered trousers in rich burgundy. Wholesale prices range from £40 for a polyester vest to
£275 for a rubber coat.
07716 304688 www.hangerinc.co.uk
Finalists in the London Fashion Fringe competition, design duo Jenne O and Tengiz Chketiani hope to expand the UK stockist base for their Charkviani label. The collection offers 12 styles including sandals decorated in feathers and fringing, rabbit fur slip-ons and block-heel ankle boots. Wholesale prices start at £160 for a sparkly court shoe and go up to £220
for leather knee-high boots.
07863 182877 www.charkviani.com
London College of Fashion graduate Dinu Bodiciu’s range of hats has attracted fans including Lady Gaga. For autumn 14 the range features a new ‘shard’ style hat, which has pointed edges protruding from a rounded top. The palette includes powder blue, mauve, mushroom, tan, black and cream. Wholesale prices start at £32 for a simple cap with a Perspex trim to £50 for one with
a Perspex brim.
07821 900367 www.dinubodiciu.com
This Australian-born designer worked at Asos and bridal label Baccini & Hill before going it alone. Vintage postcards provide the inspiration for prints this season, and the collection looks fresh with zingy tangerine tones, warm lilac and rich navy used across crêpe tops, brocade coats and printed skirts. Wholesale prices range from £50 for a poly-viscose printed top to £230 for a leather jacket.
07500 297789 www.kellylove.com