It’s time to plan your sartorial calendar, aided by the July dose of Citizen Femme’s monthly fashion round-up.
With sustainable beachwear, statement summer jewellery and cool collaborations, this summer is set to be a stylish one.
With roots in India and a flagship store in London, Varana is our go-to for elevated classics with a conscience. Their High Summer collection features the label's signature silhouettes reimagined for summer, skilfully crafted from luxurious, breathable fabrics perfect for summer days and nights. Primrose yellow linen and bespoke Jamdani cotton are stand-outs this season.
Cult fashion brand Réalisation Par have launched an exciting new category this summer: sunglasses. Following the undeniable success of their covetable ready-to-wear pieces, the founders wanted to add the ultimate accessory to the world of Réal with go-to sunglasses for every customer. The Mulholland design has a subtle cat-eye style and is available in both sleek black acetate or vintaged inspired tortoiseshell, drawing on inspiration from the nonchalance of Californian life, with the feeling of a European summer.
Founded earlier this summer, The 87 is a beachwear brand designed by London-based creative Zoë Zimmer, offering a one-size fits all alternative to traditional beachwear dressing. The debut collection features scarf wraps and sarongs in hand-painted Bauhas-inspired prints, with all designs made-to-order locally in London.
Based between London and Athens, this Greek jewellery brand by mother and daughter duo Alexia and Stalo Karides is the name to know for standout summer pieces. Every piece is hand-carved and crafted in a foundry and workshop near Athens, and has a uniqueness in an asymmetrical, sculptural style. Merging history, creativity and cultural inspirations deriving from their Greek heritage, this modern brand speaks to lovers of unique design.
Helen Marie Kaminski first handcrafted raffia hats to protect her children from the sun in 1983, and is now celebrating the 40th anniversary with a dedicated capsule collection of limited-edition styles, including a special tribute to the ‘Classic 5’ – the hat that started it all. The Australian accessories brand uses sustainable practices and each piece is built to last, combining the heritage of traditional handskills with modern design and innovation.
Proving that fashion and sustainability can coexist, Reformation's summer linen capsule is a consciously-curated edit of their best selling linen styles. Made from flax fibres, this sustainable fabric uses almost no water and emits far less carbon than cotton, so you can feel smart about your choices. Pair with Ref's strappy Ludo sandals for fail-safe summer dressing.
Copenhagen lifestyle brand Tekla has launched a summer capsule collection intended to evoke moments by the sea. Beach towels, bucket hats and beach bags in new colourways will see you through your summer travels, and are all made using 100% organic cotton. Pair effortlessly with the brand's sleepwear offering – striped cotton shirt and short co-ords which can be worn both day and night.
Australian travel brand, Nere, has launched in the UK with its offering of suitcases, travel bags and accessories for the style-conscious traveller who are seeking well designed, high-quality travel products at an affordable price. With the aim to make travel accessories more fashionable and fun, the brand’s vibrant collections are combined with function too, making them a stylish addition to your holiday wardrobe.
Stocked exclusively at NET-A-PORTER, Australian resortwear brand Faithfull The Brand have collaborated with fashion muse Monikh Dale on a collection of pieces celebrating a mutual love for travel and effortless vacation style. Inspired by the Balearic Islands, Monikh’s favourite place to travel, and her signature style of minimal and relaxed, the collection has a rustic undertone, with a subtle nod to the 70s. Expect cool co-ords, linen dresses and crochet knits.
Norweigen designer, Nina Granerod, founder her footwear brand Sleepers after travelling the world with her husband and two children to follow their passion for surfing. Realising that the world's go-to beach shoe was a huge ocean plastics pollutant, she created a more planet-friendly alternative produced using natural rubber, made in Sri Lanka using fair trade processes. Popular with both the Scandinavian fashion community and surfers all over the world, these are an ideal addition to your wardrobe for home and away.
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