With the summer’s end nearing and the cooler weather creeping in, rather than dreading the dark days ahead, we’re embracing the change of seasons with the arrival of exciting new brands. There’s no reason to fear the cold when you have a fully-functional wardrobe in place. With cashmere knits, sturdy boots and even luxury sleepwear to see you through the chilly nights, you can get to grips with saying your goodbyes to summer.
Up your lounging game with Chelsea Peers, experiment with colour in Essentiel Antwerp and put a smile on your face with Me369’s happy prints. At Jules B, you can find an abundance of designer clothing fit for your autumn/winter wardrobe. Keep reading as we introduce you to the 9 brands joining our list.
Described as the home of Modern Lounging, Chelsea Peers is the NYC loungewear brand on a mission to maximise clothing quality for those times when you just want to relax. With an assortment of sleepwear, loungewear, swimwear and accessories crafted from the softest of fabrics, this brand is here to redefine your lounging habits.
And it’s not just about sitting at home in your favourite sweatpants and hoodie. Chelsea Peers wants you to master the fine balance between feeling comfortable and looking good. So even when you’re settling down for an early night or a wintry evening on the sofa, you’ll know your outfit, be it pyjamas or a tracksuit, is stylish.
Better yet, the brand opts for planet-conscious approaches where possible, always taking steps to improve sustainability practices, for example, with the use of eco-friendly fabrics, recycled packaging and teaming up with the One Tree Planted initiative which plants one tree for every purchase.
Dea Kudibal was founded in Copenhagen in 2003, beginning with an exclusive collection of scarves and shawls crafted from vintage fabrics. Fast forward five years to the launch of the complete collection and the birth of the brand as we know it today. With print at the heart of Kudibal’s vision, designs typically prioritise colour and pattern, ranging from the soft and gentle to the outright fabulous. These designs are made from the brand’s signature stretch silk, all with the stylish and modern woman in mind. The quirky, vintage-inspired prints adorning shirts and dresses are sure to brighten those gloomy days.
The brainchild of Javier Goyeneche, Ecoalf is the certified B corp brand driven by the belief that fashion doesn’t have to cause harm. Ecoalf was born when Goyeneche decided to build a truly planet-friendly brand with a commitment to doing what is right, rather than what merely looks good. But that doesn’t mean Ecoalf ignores the importance of how garments look. The jackets, knits, sweatshirts and everything in between are made with close attention to detail, confirming once and for all that sustainability and style can join forces, never compromising one another.
Refreshing, offbeat and luxurious fashion. These are the three words the Antwerp-based Essentiel Antwerp uses to describe what it brings to womenswear, and we couldn’t agree more. Shaking up your style is no problem with founding duo Esfan Eghtessadi and Inge Onsea’s collections, with the likes of sequin partywear and alluring bird prints taking centre stage. With the brand’s admiration for imagination and creative energy, you can slip into something unexpected and possibly out of your comfort zone should you decide to make a bold impact.
No ensemble is complete without accessories, and what better accessory than one that raises funds to protect our planet’s wildlife. From providing milk to baby orphan elephants to pledging 2% of annual sales to the preservation of wild animals, Elizabeth Scarlett is the accessories brand ensuring every purchase makes a difference. It arrived when animal-lover Elizabeth began translating her watercolours onto fabrics complete with intricate embroidery detailing.
You’ll find the prettiest pouches, wash bags and coin pouches that remind you of the earth’s natural beauty and the joy of travelling, from suns and palm trees to bees and baby turtles. Best of all, you’ll know you’re supporting a good cause.
Casablanca-born Joseph Ettedgui founded Joseph in 1966 as a creative space for new designers and new ideas to flourish. Today, the original principles remain in place and the brand is at the core of luxury fashion, with collections characterised by exceptional craftsmanship that fit to perfection. If you’re somebody that recognises excellence when you see it, you will adore the upcoming arrival of investment pieces, allowing you to fill your rail with everything from cosy cashmere knits to dreamy suede leggings.
For anybody who likes to express their creative side via their clothes, Me369 is the brand leading the way. The mission? To encourage wearers to prioritise a little “me time” and feel special everyday with a collection of vibrant graphic prints that evoke happiness day in, day out. Animal prints, kaleidoscope-like patterns, and graffiti immediately inject colour into your clothing collection, with designs that are sure to make you smile.
Autumn is the dream time to hone your footwear collection, and what better way to transition into the season than with a pair of charming Papucei boots lovingly handmade in the city of lasi, Romania. The work that goes into every single pair is what gives Papucei its signature amongst the many boot brands, with details like patchwork and sculpting that you’ll love forever. Moreover, an old-fashioned appearance defines them as the makers follow artisan practices.
Perhaps the best thing about the cold season is wrapping up warm and cosy in chunky cardigans, oversized jumpers and insulating turtlenecks. In light of this, we’re pleased to introduce you to Soft Goat, the high-quality knitwear brand catering to your every knitwear need just in time for snuggle season.
When two friends, Stephanie Bergström and Erik Magnuson met up for dinner back in 2010, they got talking about the hefty price tag of cashmere garments. Soft Goat was born a year later, delivering an entire cashmere wardrobe comprising everything the cashmere-devotee could dream of, from collar shirts and hoodies to ponchos and lounge pants. The result? Unmatched cosiness year long.