There’s fresh intel on the names running the game to cater to every whim and fancy dictating our social lives. Cool elevated basics for a casual day out, the perfect high-end sweats to spruce your airport get up, or the much needed –and better than your basic LBD– occasion wear for gala dinners and parties, with so much to offer, these brands are quickly rising to the top of the high-fashion pyramid. With a pulse on fashion’s current direction, you can find all your wardrobe needs to invest in for the coming year from these names.
Gigi Hadid in La Detresse streetwear.
The cool street label championed by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell is an embodiment of the LA street aesthetic. Established in 2017 by Alana Hadid– a member of the close-knit Hadid clan, you can see a certain familiarity in the casual luxury style often sported by the model sisters. But also, think all the paparazzi shots of celebrities stepping out for a morning coffee sporting a bedhead, their leashed dogs, probably another trendsetting Balenciaga bag worn with sweatpants –which seem like an afterthought that quickly becomes the trend. The brand is synonymous to “DTLA” (Down town Los Angeles), the vibe they represent in their comfy yet dressed-to-take-on-the-street looks.
Kika Vargas Resort '22
The Columbian designer of the eponymous Bogota-based RTW label established her brand in 2010, and then relaunched it with a completely new game plan in 2019. The designs draw on the whimsical nature of femininity in an exaggerated manner with ruffles and voluminous silhouettes. The overarching theme of her collections run towards romance and nostalgia, modern textures are mixed with retro silhouettes in her puffed sleeves and ruffles. The LVMH prize finalist brings the chicest cottagecore options, but with details that make the clothes versatile for a lot more beyond the trend. To own a piece from the atelier of Kika Vargas means bringing home a sliver of sophisticated fashion from the current time.
Shop the latest from Kika Vargas here.
Bassike Pre-collection '22
The Australian label has created much commotion on the runway since its debut in 2007 under the tutelage of its founders Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan. If you’re looking to spruce up your everyday wardrobe, the brand’s beach-life DNA is just the offering to go for. Relaxed cuts with intricate construction comes in the forms of halter dresses, flowing skirts and blouses in breathable cotton and other eco-friendly material. The brand’s identity is steeped in sustainability– but that’s not to say its only safe, staid and calm. The experimentation lies in the silhouettes of their trend-inclusive designs that take it up a notch with elevated essentials, perfect for summer parties, cocktails, and especially, all your beach dos, keeping you feeling cool and heat-proof throughout your social activities.
Now dropping anchor at Le Mill, shop Bassike's latest collection here.