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7 Cool New Fashion and Accessory Labels at Club 21b to Check Out

Nicopanda
Nicopanda by Nicola and Andrea Formechetti is an off-beat, street style driven collection. Kawaii-meets-punk remains the core of this brand’s DNA. And this season the designers playfully blend 70’s and 90’s teenage spirit from disco to sports. Nicopanda
With an interesting take on colours and textures, you’ll find exclusive prints on flamboyant disco-inspired ruffles throughout the collection. Bows continue as a strong theme to balance saccharine sweetness and sophistication. Chunky zips on key pieces are a true reflection of Nicopanda’s punk vision. Dom Rebel
Founded in Montreal, Canada, Dom Rebel specialises in hand-made and highly detailed tees and menswear. All products are made in a small atelier in Montreal by artisans. Dom Rebel
The brand seeks to go against conventional beliefs and create outstanding pieces stripped of smoke and mirrors. Dom Rebel’s designs are inspirational and emotionally striking. Yazbukey
Yazbukey is a new addition, and designer Bukey’s irreverent cheeky accessories have been popular and are coveted. She has a thing for body parts: Her signature motifs are Surrealist lips and eyes; her bib necklaces are anchored by a row of Plexiglas legs or fingers. It’s subversive and surreal, and it’s time you paid attention to her. (Read our interview with designer Yaz Bukey here). Acne
Acne, which stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expression, is no longer a teenage scourge. Instead, creative director Jonny Johansson creates understated clothes that whisper discreet luxury and effortless style. The Autumn-Winter collection for men showcases crisp styles, especially with satin pants, twill jackets, oversized sweatshirts and sports leggings worn on their own or under knee-length bottoms. A playful mix of fabric and colour runs through the women’s collection of drapey dresses and printed tops. Joshua Sanders
Joshua Sanders’s designs are city-inspired, each with its own colour: the elegant and unexpected Bordeaux for Paris; green for London parks; grey for the metropolis of NY; red for the bustling Tokyo; and black for Hong Kong nights. McQ by Alexander McQueen
Design-wise, McQ brings the theatrical histrionics several notches down to deliver clothes that are avant-garde, sensible and wearable. The season’s line for men incorporates a relaxed ruggedness with peg leg trousers, perforated leather jackets, signature printed tops and edgy accessories for men. The look for women embraces a youthful exuberance characterised by iconic street wear pieces. Markus Lupfer
The brand has fans in Gwen Stefani and Roisin Murphy. Known for its playful take on clothes, Markus Lupfer is the go-to label for feminine and fun fashion; A/W is a fusion of dramatic prints, muted colours and rich bejeweled textures. Find familiarity in jacquard fabrics and buttery soft jumpers. Women’s accessories come in quirky styles, while some products are injected with metallic accents and jolts of statement colours. More info at Club 21b