Marisa Pinto

If you want to turn heads this party season, Vickisarge is here to help. The label’s namesake, Vicki Sarge, earned her stripes at high-fashion American brand Erickson Beamon, which she co-founded with fellow Detroit natives Karen and Eric Erickson in 1983.

With the recent passing of Oscar de la Renta, it seems fitting to pay tribute to the fashion giant by snapping up some of his striking pieces of couture.


With his debut collection, Jonathan Anderson, Loewe’s new creative director, has proven that groomed, Iberian style is readily attainable – and from a Brit, no less! The label’s springsummer 2015 accessories are made up of elegant, asymmetrical bags and carryalls with nifty zip insertions and pockets for added gusto.

Sarah Lai’s journey into fashion began with the silks and satins of her grandmother’s wardrobe. Born into a prominent Shanghainese family, she admired the detail and craftsmanship in these tailored pieces, and developed a passion for couture.

Italian designer Caterina Gatta graduated in 2011 from Sapienza University, in Rome, with a degree in the science of fashion and costume.

Born in Paris to a Chinese-American mother and French father, Joseph Altuzarra’s fashion sense was honed during an awkward adolescence.

The future is bright As summer fades into autumn, we cling ever more tightly to vibrant, colourful designs to help pull us through the cooler season.

British designer Osman Yousefzada grew up inspired by his mother’s Birmingham-based dressmaking business.

It has been a slow burn for designer Chitose Abe, who started her label Sacai back in 1999, after spending eight years as a pattern cutter and designer at Comme des Garçons.

Colour has no place in Hugo Boss' winter offering as Jason Wu, the label's new artistic director, shows a penchant for monochrome pairings and precision tailoring.

After inheriting her family’s leather company, Italian designer Luisa Colombo opened her first store in Milan in 1953.

The prints and colour combinations of the autumn-winter Kotur accessories collection have been ramped up, with crystal-encrusted clutches featuring bold geometric shapes and playful motifs set against satin and velour.

Italian designer René Caovilla started creating beautiful, bejewelled footwear in his teens, working for the family business in Venice.

Bally’s Bloom bag is a timeless duffel that is both elegant and practical. With echoes of Céline’s trapeze bag, the Bloom’s panels expand to create more space or can be compressed with the adjustable straps.

Founded in 1909, Dorothy Perkins is a stalwart of the British high street. And the fashion retailer’s most popular collection, Lola Skye, is now available in Asia, offering playful, bohemian outfits at affordable prices.

Labels combine style and conscience to give consumers the chance to make a fashion statement with a difference.

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