When I’m whiling away the hours scrolling Instagram and what not, I would stumble upon a particular seemingly nondescript brand and I would think to myself ‘wow this could be nice’. Of course it happens to us all the time, only to discover that this ‘seemingly nondescript’ brand is actually something to be reckoned with. Well just to save you precious time and energy, here below are a few discoveries of our own and their very similar siblings. So if you liked a certain brand you are sure to find its sister just as charming.
Like Anna Quan? You’ll Love Albus Lumen
Known for her attention to detail and her immaculate tailoring, Anna Hoang has simply elevated everyday pieces into celebratory occasions. Anna Quan designs have reached cult status among celebrities, street style stars, and white shirt enthusiasts alike.
Created by renowned Australian stylist; Marina Afonina in 2015, Albus Lumen is confidence in simplicity. This is how they define themselves! Meaning ‘lightweight’ in Latin, Albus Lumin is a minimalist’s heaven with its detailed minimalism that is not weighed down by fleeting trends but instead remains “grounded in the core elements”.
Like Idano? You’ll Love Opullence Paris
Idano was born in Paris in 2014, and is the ingenious collaboration between a passionate designer and a renowned clothing store. Their drive is creating real time fashion, meticulously made in select workshops without the hassle of middlemen to the supreme benefit of the consumer. Their mission is to make quality affordable and to offer a feminine wardrobe with exclusivity and a no-nonsense attitude.
Opullence Paris is a French brand that was launched in 2013 to bring to the world the Parisian precious know-how. From creation to design, their Ateliers in Paris handles it all. Working with exclusivity as its mission, each piece holds a unique detail that only Opullence can bestow.
Like Chopova Lowena? You’ll Love Kepler
Chopova Lowena is a product of two Central Saint Martins alumni Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena where they juxtapose dynamic elements to bring us their uber avant-garde aesthetic. This eclectic brand fuses Bulgarian tradition with 1980s rock climbing tropes; maximalism at its best.
Alexandra Hadjikyriacou and Jaimee McKenna are two other Central Saint Martins graduates to come together to form a brand focused on textile and knitwear. They have taken their inspiration from traditional methods of garment making and different cultures from across the globe and have applied this knowledge to their playful deconstructed designs that combine structure and romanticism.