If you’re seeking Phoebe Philo’s aesthetic after her exit from Céline, there may be light at the end of your tunnel. With over 120 stockists all over the over, Korean designer Rok Hwang’s Rokh is one to keep in your line of vision. Rok worked under Philo during her legacy at Céline, so it’s no wonder a lot of his work is a nod towards her aesthetic: feminine masculinity, with deconstructed elements, twisted seams, cut-open sleeves and exaggerated hemlines.
Brainchild of Indonesian fashion blogger Diana Rikasari, Up makes your wildest Crayola-fuelled dreams come true with bold punches of colour and prints. The label makes everything from shoes and clothes, to even stationery and home goods, but we’re obsessed with their shoes. Plus, with every Up product purchased, a portion of the profit directly goes to the Level UP! Scholarship
Program – an initiative by Diana to help less-privileged children in getting the education they deserve.
Ethically sourced and sustainably created by local artisans in India, Hong Kong brand Aanya’s printed summer dresses will have you reaching out for them regularly. Think easy to throw on pieces, billowy silhouettes, and breezy fabrics, perfect for post-yoga or post-mojito.
#4: Cres E. Dim
Layers, sculptural pieces tied in with loose hems, together with unconventional approaches on classic pieces makes Korean label Cres E. Dim a brand to covet.
Singapore-born womenswear label Esse makes quality classics with sustainable fabrics such as tencel, bamboo and 100 per cent organic cotton. With clean, easy-to-wear silhouettes, the brand makes it easy for you to mix-and-match with what you have in your wardrobe. Bonus points – they
care about their factories in Ho Chi Minh City and the impact fashion has on the earth.
Indonesian brand I.K.Y.K., or I Know You Know, makes unpretentious clothes that you want to reach out for everyday. Combining effortless silhouettes with comfortable fabrics, their pieces will make you stand out for its cool factor without looking like you’ve tried too hard.