Founded by Arthur Yates, Bruta is a clothing and ceramics brand that specialises in shirts. Adding intricate detail and delicate embroidery or prints to each design, the end result is an evergreen collection of shirts that you’ll want to wear again and again. Having been featured by the likes of Business of Fashion and Vogue – and, of course, by Culture Trip first – expect to see all of your favourite Kooples couples wrapped up in Bruta in 2017.
Launched by acclaimed stylist Nicola Formichetti, Nicopanda is a unisex brand inspired by Tokyo’s Harajuku style. While some unisex labels adopt a cautious approach to neutral-sex clothing (Zara’s underwhelming a-gender collection springs to mind) Nicopanda offers big, bold designs for everyone. Whether you’re searching for a bright, shaggy bomber jacket or red ruffled trousers, this is the brand for you.
I AND ME
With a focus on doing one thing well, denim brand I And Me is about slowing down the pace of fashion and offering timeless design that both men and women can wear. As with Bruta, the label also offers ceramics, a move that places fashion firmly in a lifestyle context – a way of life, and not a passing fad. You can read Culture Trip’s interview with creative director Jessica Gebhart here.
Streetwear gets a theatrical twist courtesy of Patric DiCaprio, the designer behind NYC-based label Vaquera. A must-know for club-kids looking for an instant wardrobe refresh, the brand puts creativity and experimentation at the heart of their aesthetic. These are clothes worth going out for.
Operating at the centre of New York’s new creative fashion scene, Eckhaus Latta spent 2016 drumming up a lot of hype around their designs, in spite of only having a handful of catwalk collections to their name. Stay tuned for more elaborate, twisted and enthralling creations in 2017 – they’re guaranteed to be the hot ticket at NYFW.