With throwaway fashion available on every corner, it can be tempting to follow the masses and follow the same mindless trends as everyone else. If you’re tired of the same old threads from the high street retailers, it might be time to look further afield to see what the independent designers have to offer. It can be tempting to think of them as ‘smaller’ designers, but in reality, these sartorial heavyweights can hold their own against some of the biggest, most popular retailers. With independent designers you get considerable quality from a brand that still focusses on passion over profit.
This Italy-based designer is the brainchild of creative juggernaut, Lello Caldarelli. His fashion house quickly established itself as a one-to-watch and their Spring/Summer ‘16 collection is the perfect introduction to their sports luxe stylings. Turn to Antony Morato for effortlessly stylish luxe sportswear with a strong attention to detail.
Blood Brother Clothing
Creative duo, James Waller and Nicholas Biela started their careers working with musicians, photographers and filmmakers. From there, they created their distinctly British line of contemporary menswear. If you like Antony Morato, you’ll love Blood Brother’s selection of clothing and accessories sticking to their Shoreditch roots.
Scotch And Soda
This Dutch brand started out life in the 80s offering brightly-coloured t-shirts. They have since rebranded and built up their position as one of the most exciting clothing brands to come out of Holland. Utilising vintage and classic styles, Scotch And Soda is primed to take a key place in your wardrobe and make sure you make a bold statement.
Javier Laval heads up this LA-based footwear designer which pioneered the luxury streetwear trend. Founded in 2008, Laval is responsible for a curated range of footwear playing on the sports luxe trend. High fashion and streetwear collide as Android Homme blends unusual fabrics such as suede and neoprene for an eye-catching selection of footwear.
1 Like No Other
If you like making a statement, you’ll love the innovative print design from the Northern Island designer. Every season sees the introduction of a new range of unique shirts that are unlike any other. They carry a range of casual and formal shirts, along with a selection of jackets for any occasion. Best of luck not buying out the entire collection.