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10 Shoe Brands To Keep an Eye On

We are always looking for new designs and brands that catch our attention, we made a little research and here’s what we found, 10 awesome shoe brands that fit all the criteria from concept and personality to branding and quality, have a look and find a bit more about some of the promising footwear brands out there. (Oh, guess what? Some of them are #madeinportugal!)

KALDA

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WHERE: Iceland
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Katrín Alda
KEYWORDS:  Confident, sexy, unusua
MADE IN: PORTUGAL

 

MALONE SOULIERS

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Mary Alice Malone and Roy Luwolt
KEYWORDS: Timeless, bold and feminine
MADE IN: ITALY

 

AXEL ARIGATO

 

WHERE: Sweden
WHAT: Sneakers (mostly)
WHO: Albin Johansson and Max Svardh
KEYWORDS: Straightforward, honest, minimal
MADE IN: PORTUGAL

 

ADIEU

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WHERE: France
WHAT: Men/Women Footwear
WHO: Isabelle Guedon and Benjamin Caron
KEYWORDS: Simplicity, informal elegance
MADE IN: ITALY, FRANCE, PORTUGAL

COLIAC

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WHERE: Italy
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Marina Grasseli
KEYWORDS: White canvases meet jewels
MADE IN: ITALY

BURAKUYAN

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WHERE: France
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Burak Uyan
KEYWORDS: Architecture, art movements,  sensual and feminine, graphic works of art.
MADE IN: ITALY

 

CAMILLA ELPHICK

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Camilla Elphick
KEYWORDS: Playful, quirky, feminine, humor
MADE IN: EUROPE

ROCKER

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WHERE: UK
WHAT: Women/Men Footwear
WHO: Alim Latif
KEYWORDS: Edgy, Funky, Rock
MADE IN: UK

 

MANEBÍ

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WHERE: Spain
WHAT: Women/Men Espadrilles
WHO: Antonello Benati
KEYWORDS: St. Tropez, Travel, Comfort,  From the Seaside to the City,
MADE IN: SPAIN

OLGANA PARIS

WHERE: France
WHAT: Women Footwear
WHO: Olgana Djanguirov
KEYWORDS: Sartorial Savoir-Faire, Detailing, Exclusive Design, Luxury
MADE IN: ITALY

 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese Brands You Should Know

Here is another Made in Portugal brand list, because one is not enough! Actually we are just starting, hopefully soon enough there will be tons of new brands to make a hand full of lists. So prepare yourself for some annoying bragging, but we can’t keep it to ourselves! Sharing is caring dear readers! So meet some of the coolest brands #MadeinPortugal

(Know a bit more about the brands by clicking the pictures!)

OLIVIA JEANS

Olivia Jeans is a Portuguese brand focused, like the name says, on jeans, but not the plain type! All their pieces are marked with a ruffle detail giving that feminine and romantic touch. They are unique and made with love in our beautiful country, with traditional techniques which gives even more value to this staple piece with a girly twist! (Did we just make a rhyme?)

ÂME MOI

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Âme moi is a luxury handbag brand, which stands for women empowering, so sign us up! We all want a pretty bag that shows how badass we are! Inspired by the elegancy of horses the bags represent a soulful world where women are strong and confident! Made by artisans who put all attention to detail, creating elegant bags for powerful women! Yes girl #loveyourself

 

FAIR RETAIL

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In an era of disposable fashion Inês Silva found a way to create special and ethical pieces for a women who value quality and uniqueness. With a minimal signature Fair Retail opposes to fast-fashion and shows that handmade clothing can be stylish and everlasting.

GONÇALO PEIXOTO

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Gonçalo Peixoto is known by his beautifully made fashion pieces, as a fashion design student his creations reflect true passion for the art of making clothes.
The founder of the self-entitled womenswear brand is a prodigy with only 20 years old! Which makes us question, what the hell are we doing with our lives!

MANJERICA

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Freedom of expression, courage and self-overcoming, are the keywords that define Manjerica, a handbag brand who inspires every women to be bold. Teresa Bettencourt, the head designer, transmits the brand DNA in her colorful and fun designs, reminding every woman to not be afraid of taking risks! Don’t be a bore and miss all the fun, join their adventure!

MISCI

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Misci is a mix of traditional and modern, it joins classic and everlasting designs with modern details. It’s a tale from old times brought to live in a new era. In millennial words it’s like old school meets new school, imagine an hybrid between Audrey Hepburn and Marion Cotillard, yes that is Misci! Pure sophistication for the modern women.

 

Dark Wonder – A/W 18

Brace yourselves, Winter is coming! No, not talking about GOT this time, fashion season we mean. Prepare for texture, layers, tailoring, structured pieces and sequins! It’s time to start showing you all that you will see on the runway next season.

 

STRANGE NATURE

 

Nature appears strange in this direction, with organic forms that are intensified with color. Mutated embellished florals and cutwork lace. Toxic yellows and metallic aqua tones appear more luminous against deep purples. Cleverly cut lace layers and feminine ruffles working in harmony.

 

PLUSH

 

The Plush story focuses on luxury finishes. Rich silks have a soft touch, while opulent velvets offer a warmer texture. Deep colors sit alongside brighter counterparts. Sleek tailored suits and midi dresses offer streamlined silhouettes. Furniture-style fringing ramps to look up.

Source Text: WGSN

 

Weekly Digest – Issue #14

Rihanna is about to release something major. Clothes with no gender. Ghostwriting. These are this week’s big news, scroll down and know more!

 

R&m

It’s happening again! We are counting the days! For the third and final time, Rihanna and Mr.Manolo Blahnik are joining forces and doing some magic. Get a sneak peek of these shoes that could easily be crown jewels.

 

no gender

No barriers, no gender! It’s nothing new in the fashion world, but it’s rising into bigger proportions. A lot of brands are stepping into unisex design so we give you this 8 labels list who are doing it right!

 

ghost

Ghostwriting is a familiar term in the literary world, but in the social media where millenials become influencers it became a new form of business. Yes, your favorite instagrammer, blogger or youtuber has probably used their services and yes you will know everything about it right here.

 

 

Spring Summer 17 Colors

It’s a colorful summer this one! Balenciaga,  Louis Vuitton, Céline, you name it! All the big brands have a pop of color in their collections, and these are the ones you can see popping at the high street stores. Check them out, pick one, pick all and be the spotlight on the streets!

PRIMROSE YELLOW

 

If you want to shine brighter than the sun go with Primrose Yellow! The vitality of this color invites everyone to enjoy it’s instant heat. This joyful yellow takes us straight to an enthusiastic sunny day.

LAPIS BLUE

 

This one is intense! If you are looking for that extra detail who gives you confidence, go for Lapis Blue! It’s so strong and radiant that your inner self will shine through!

 

 

Get that sass on and strut your stuff with this seductive Pink Yarrow. It’s feisty and captivating, making you the center of attentions in a big crowd. Feel like a superstar with this powerful color that lifts your spirit up!