5 labels that nail the statement silhouette of the moment
The new standard
As fashion revels in a time of excess, meet the five designers truly blowing things out of proportion
Audrey Hepburn's simple, little black dress had its moment and it'll continue to inspire the fashion creed hereafter, but 2017's style code has in store bigger plans for modern women. Throughout the last couple of seasons, we've witnessed power shoulders command checked suiting and statement sleeves upturn the classic button-down shirt. Like a top tier action flick that has its audience rooting for a sequel, surrendering such ideals of simplicity in today's climate of excess is only the beginning.
As the stakes get higher, go all in by turning to these five labels that nail the statement silhouette of the moment.
Need to know: Hailing from Korea but currently based in London, 2011 Central Saint Martins graduate Rejina Pyo is the name fashion insiders are repping at the moment. The Man Repeller's Leandra Medine and Net-a-Porter's Lisa Aiken are just two of the stylish cats who count Pyo's bold shapes as wardrobe fundamentals. Great for: The die-hard fashion junkie.
Need to know: A veteran when it comes to dialing up the drama at Paris Fashion Week, Simon Porte Jacquemus' ace in hand is of course, his fantastical forms. But just as he's adept at doubling down on fabric, the designer is equally skilled at paring back. The result: Head-turning volume tempered with risque hemlines and peak-a-boo cut-outs. Great for: The daring experimentalist.
Need to know: Founded just last year and based out of New Zealand, Maggie Marilyn might be the new kid on the block, but her identity is crystal clear. To ease yourself into the trend, begin with the label's girl-meets-world aesthetic defined by generous ruffles and flares. Great for: The cautious style enthusiast.
Need to know: The sun, sand and sea courses through the veins of Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz, whose resort-ready clothing will put any denim-and-tank combi on the boardwalk to shame. From swimsuits to sun dresses, the two-year-young label has an ensemble for every vacation occassion. Great for: The jet-set traveller.
Need to know: A.W.A.K.E., or 'All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm', is the brainchild of Russian-born Natalia Alaverdian, who also helms the fashion department at Harper's Bazaar Russia. Inspired by Japanese art and blessed with a flair for irreverence, the label alternates between two worlds — whimsical and gamine. Great for: The avant-garde at heart.