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The Innovators-Meet the five most innovative labels you need to know about

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Sep 20 2017

While we’ll always have a place in our hearts for fashion’s heavy hitters, right now we can’t help but be enthralled by the visionary new labels promising to evolve into fashion’s new guard. These are the 5 fledgling brands your wardrobe needs to get acquainted with...


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Martina Spetlova


Take a background in chemistry, a fascination with texture, and a love for design and you’ve got the foundations on which Martina Spetlova’s aesthetic is formed. Spetlova works closely with Ecco Leather – one of the world’s most environmentally conscious tanneries – to create a unique bonding technique that complements her own leather weaving designs, individual to her eponymous brand.


Describe your brand in three words.


‘Sustainable, vibrant, texture.’


What does innovation mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your designs?


‘I work with layering textiles, which plays a very important role in my work. [Each season] I continue my research and add new moods and ideas that support my new collection’s development. I make a lot of references in my work to contemporary art and always try to explore how these structures and surfaces can be translated into leather. I’m lucky to be collaborating with great leather tanneries where I can put this curiosity and research into practice.’


What inspired your AW17 collection?


‘It always starts as an experiment. I work out my textiles first to create volume and form. These ideas then have a very strong influence on the construction of the garments and are transformed into my collection pieces. I am very hands on in the way I design the pieces.’


What are the key pieces?


‘The yellow calf-leather biker jacket, black bonded-leather skirt, black wide-leg culottes with neon piping and the navy, orange and soft-pink leather draped skirt.’


What are your styling tips?


‘I’m always finding new artists that inspire my colours. I was recently excited about the work of Beverly Semmes and her porn magazine collages in particular. I’ve been using her images as an inspiration [for colour] and the bold attitude that I’ve interpreted into my SS18 collection.’



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MARTINA SPETLOVA 

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Romance Was Born


Arguably Australia’s current buzziest brand, Romance Was Born is the brainchild of co-creators Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, and the pair are carving themselves an unapologetically artful aesthetic, one with a uniquely whimsical narrative. Playful cuts come dripping in more-is-more décor for an ethereal winter wardrobe.


Describe your brand in three words.


‘Wonder, spirited, rainbow.’


What does innovation mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your designs?


‘For us innovation is about storytelling. We have a real passion for textile development and are always looking for new ways to create interesting and beautiful fabrics. We love juxtaposing really feminine [pieces] with an irreverent feeling, something unexpected.’


What inspired your AW17 collection?


‘The collection is in collaboration with Del Kathryn Barton, an Australian artist well-known for her otherworldly narrative. We were inspired by Barton's orb-like cosmos that fill the outer areas of her work and imagined what kind of a girl would live in these energy fields.’


What are the key pieces?


‘Our favourites are the Continuum Pleated Skirt which is a reinvention of our Rainbow Pleated Skirt, the Purity Blouse and the Afterlife Pleated Pants.’


What are your styling tips?


‘We love how Catherine Baba puts her looks together; layers and layers of jewellery, mixed up with crystals, vintage and tassels.’


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ROMANCE WAS BORN 

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Lost & Found Ria Dunn


“Harmony is found in contradictions” – Ria Dunn and partner Alessandro Esteri’s design philosophy is giving the predictable a new lease of life. The label’s refreshing perspective connects past and present, with a heavy emphasis on preserving old techniques by applying them to contemporary design. Expect forward-thinking tailoring and progressive deconstruction from this visionary Tuscan design duo. 


Describe your brand in three words.


‘Independent, rebel, integrity.’


What inspired your AW17 collection?


‘The intensely dry and arid sulphur fields with the contrast of dust and acid-yellow colors…this mood combined with extremely luxurious materials and [textures].’


Have you discovered anyone new and exciting recently?


 ‘The photography of [the late] Ren Hang and the sculptural work of Kate MccGwire.’


What are the key pieces?


‘The deconstructed laser-cut shearling coat, the softest mohair sweaters and acid tartan.’ 


What does innovation mean to you?


‘Innovation is about new perspectives and creating new ways to communicate them through materials, cuts, volumes and new techniques.’


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LOST & FOUND RIA DUNN 


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PROENZA SCHOULER 

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De La Vali


De La Vali is the Ibizan brand mastering new-wave bohemia. Childhood friends Jana Sacha Haveman and Laura Castro founded the fledgling label last year with the heady, care-free spirit of the Mediterranean in mind. The result? A new and refreshing take on a ubiquitous trend, crafted in fabrics and materials sourced from niche markets and fairs around the world.


Describe your brand in three words.


‘Free-spirited, elegant, empowering.’


What does innovation mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your designs?


‘Innovation to us means being unique, to have your own defining touch. We like timeless silhouettes but we focus on adding a fresh, modern flair in which you can recognise our brand identity.’


What inspired your AW17 collection?


‘As this was our first collection that we took to market we decided to dig into our De La Vali archive and find key pieces that represent our brand. We chose fun fabric prints to represent the Vali flair, brought back a few key shapes from past seasons, and introduced some exciting new styles.’


Have you discovered anything new and exciting recently?


‘The feather-print Apolonia dress is a De La Vali staple and an absolute must-have, very flattering to a woman’s curves. Also, the Suki dress is the perfect spin on the LBD, it’s easy to wear and always looks good.’


What are your styling tips?


‘We recently discovered this incredible Somalian band called ‘Dur-Dur Band’ - they do this amazing soulful, upbeat funky music. We used their song ‘Dooyo’ for our recent fashion show in Ibiza.’


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KITX


Sustainability is the hot topic in discussions about fashion’s future, and Kit Willow’s simple mantra – to make beautiful clothes from ethically sourced materials - makes KITX the label to prioritise for your wear-forever wardrobe. This season, the designer’s fluid cuts and indulgent fabrics find themselves at the intersection between artful and minimal.


Describe your brand in three words.


‘Conscious, rock, luxury.’


What does innovation mean to you and how do you incorporate it into your designs?


‘The future of textile innovation lies in using materials from the past to create the materials of the future. We’ve used upcycled materials throughout KITX collections to line our garments.’


What inspired your AW17 collection?


‘Circles inspired our AW17 No.7 Collection – I explored circular shapes with 3/4 circles in cotton and silks draped on and around the body. Collection No. 7 rounds out edges, connects and unifies through geometry.’


Have you discovered anything new and exciting recently?


‘“The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. We have so much to learn from nature, I’d encourage everyone to read this fascinating book.’


What are your styling tips?


‘Invest in amazing garments that [can] become your “forever pieces”, and remember; balanced, pared back layering = chic!’


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