Top 6 Fashion Brands to Follow this Year
While looking for party and wedding dresses for a friend, I stumbled upon H&M’s latest collection on my Instagram feed. To my surprise, the brand drew inspiration from the Eastern shalwar kameez in its latest collection from international brands like Maria B. and many more. So, if you’re looking for fusion formal wear for a party, your friend’s wedding, or even an official get together, this article is for you!
Here’s a list of the top 6 fashion brands you should consider for formal wear this year:
Started in 1999 by Maria Butt herself, Maria B. is a prominent Lahore-based fashion label in Pakistan. When talking about fashion, this is one of the names that you cannot miss out on. Being the first designer to incorporate Austrian-based global leader of crystals, Swarovski in her chiffon, lawn, and embroidered collection, Maria has introduced an entirely new strategy to the fashion industry of Pakistan. Maria B. is one of Pakistan’s most diverse fashion brands offering couture, pret a porter, lawn, formal wear, cotton, embroidered fabrics, and linen, all at affordable prices.
One of the latest designers that stunned the audience in a recent fashion show was Peter Do. Having honed his tailoring skills under the talented Phoebe Philo. After learning this detail about this new designer on the block, the fact that Zendaya, Beyoncé, and Solange wore pieces from Do’s collection won’t surprise you much.
I would also like you to know that Peter Do came into being after the tireless efforts that five people made. The brand’s mantra is to operate as a collective, problem-solving brand. Peter Do also aims at eliminating the luxury fashion industry’s image that it is from the inside out. If you happen to visit the brand’s Instagram page, you will find unfiltered photos as if they are straight out of an iPhone camera roll. Hence, making the brand more relatable.
If you are looking for a brand that sells shoes you are most likely to cherish for ages to come, Nodaleto is where your money should be going. This brand takes its shoe inspiration from the 70s era. Some of the famous designs by Nodaleto include the clunky Mary Jane platforms. You can get these platforms in myriad textures and colors.
Apart from that, you can also opt for the lilac, tangerine, or silver pairs of the Mary Jane platforms if you happen to be thrill-seekers up for experimental looks. However, if traditionalist is the accurate description of your fashion sense, then you will probably find the classic black pair the best.
You do not just go to Nodaleto for the Mary Jane platforms alone, the brand’s extensive boot collection will impress you equally. One of the statement pieces that you will find in the boot collection is the Bulla Corta Agam Mix boots. The versatility that the brand adds to the shoes it offers is making it a favorite. Fashion influencers like Camille Charriere also swear by the brand’s name.
This Australian brand founded in 2017 is capable of making you nostalgic. Every item from the brand is ethically manufactured and produced. Each product is made using natural fiber fabrics. These include cotton, rayon, and linen. This translates into sustainable investment. And makes it worth all your money.
With Jean is an Australian label, drawing inspiration from styles prevalent in the south of France. You are very likely to come across a sun-soaked cobble with white lace apart from Prarie crop tops. Not only this, but the brand also offers a variety of sundresses. Most of the items that you will come across come in pastel shades. However, the prominent colors include pale blues, pinks, and yellows.
In case you are underestimating the brand, note that model Bella Hadid was recently spotted sporting a dress from With Jean’s collection.
If you are a sucker for Californian style, then Doen is just the perfect brand for you. Some of the pieces sporting the ethereal Californian style offered by the brand include silk nightgowns, richly patterned maxi dresses and knits. Doen also has a rather chic maternity line. Trade your stretchy jeans and slouchy tracksuits for floral dresses and floaty blouses.
The descriptions of the loose fits should not trick you into thinking that these are the only cuts that the brand offers. Doen is indeed run by a group of creative women who carry a feminist mind. You will see this mindset reflected in their workplace line that aims at elevating working women.
Moreover, the brand evaluates the factories that it partners with on a regular basis. This helps them to ensure that the factories and the brand share the same views regarding social and gender equality. It will make your day to learn that the brand partnered with numerous women’s rights organizations in the past. All the more reasons to shop from Doen.
Get ready to bring some joy to your boring old wardrobe with some funky pieces from Patou. You would want to add the printed pleated dresses and brocade blouses to your wardrobe. The brand recently underwent a renaissance. The new collection, showcased in Paris Fashion Week, under the direction of creative director Guillaume Henry stunned the people.
Henry working with Nina Ricci for a good four years helps explain a lot of it. Some of the additions that the brand owes Henry for include the feather trims on sleeves and skirts apart from bulbous silhouettes. These are my top 6 picks from the pool of many brands. However, I believe that one cannot afford to invest in an ‘all designer wear wardrobe’ unless one belongs to the elite class. But a piece or two is manageable. I always search for reasonably priced women clothes near me for my daily wear. And only indulge in the guilty pleasure of spending more on an outfit when I need it for a special occasion.