MEET THE ACCESSORIES LABEL THAT MARRIES A NEW YORK & LONDON MOOD

Brix + Bailey is the transatlantic accessory label marrying the aesthetics of two major fashion capitals – London and New York.

The brother-sister duo joined forces from across the pond to launch their talking-point accessory label. London-based Brix, the sister, and New York-based Bailey, the brother, debuted at LFW five years ago. It launched them as a name-to-know for handbags that push boundaries through colours, leathers and linings.

It’s all about the details for this collection, and their childhood illustrations inspire the quirky-cool mood. Brix + Bailey pay homage to classic styles yet transform totes, backpacks, clutches and more into daring contemporary characters by favouring polished accents, vibrant finishes and soft, ethically-sourced hides. However, functionality isn’t lost to looks; roomy interior pockets and subtle secure openings ensure our daily essentials have a stylish home. 

FIND YOUR SIGNATURE JEWELLERY STACK WITH COCO & KINNEY

Coco & Kinney was launched by a female design duo who’s carefully thought-through pieces can be adapted to suit your signature jewellery style. 

A passion for gemstones and colour is what gave this irresistibly affordable label life three years ago. Coco & Kinney have it all; stackable rings, on-trend chains, delicate medallions, studs, cuffs and hoops for the perfectly curated ear with features in Vogue, Woman & Home and The Times. The best part? These handcrafted accessories are designed to be worn in more ways than one. 

Jewellery that makes even your yoga pants feel more put-together? Amazing. Jewellery that you can customise to take your look from simple to statement? Even better. Coco & Kinney have many earrings that can be split into a simpler stud for a pared-back approach, or mix-and-match tops and bottoms for a truly unique earring combination for your accessory repertoire. There are looks for ladies drawn to colour, and for those who love nothing more than a well-placed gold accent. 

The mood-boosting properties of sparkles are next to none and with little incentive to dress up these past few months, jewellery is where we’ve stubbornly channelled our urges to feel fancy.

FRESHEN UP YOUR AT-HOME WARDROBE BASICS

Soho Grit is the new kid on the block for at-home wardrobe basics with a collection of sneakers and sweats inspired by the eclectic heart of Soho, London.

Soho Grit is all for keeping things casual. The grunge and edge of a city district owning its reputation for pulsing nightlife energises the drop of streetwise staples. The urban influences have resulted in pared-back sneakers, sweatshirts, hoodies and tees for the modern man who favours minimal, functional and fresh design. 

The thick treads of the sneakers and boxy fits of the tees and sweatshirts rebel against traditional notions of menswear but a monochromatic neutral, black and white palette keeps this capsule of stylish basics distinguished. 

A shift to a new normal of working and socialising means many of us have changed the way we dress when at home, and comfort is increasingly favoured. Soho Grit answers our call for elevated casual with easy-wear kicks and separates taking the fuss out of everyday dressing. 

JUST IN: EAST LONDON COOL FROM THE MERCANTILE

Atterley Boutique and Spitalfields style destination The Mercantile is an independent hot-spot for inspirational East London style. Their store showcases an eclectic blend of emerging labels alongside unusual finds from British, Parisian and Scandinavian designers. Owner and buyer Debra McCann talks us through the it-buy labels she’s bookmarking for AW18.

“As The Mercantile London enters the new fall season, the last of the sun-baked days cool down with a reflective mood. Drawing from the memories of an intense Indian summer, the fall collections retain their strength but add a quietness that softens as we head into the new season. Expect a kaleidoscope of fresh new colour and print alongside textural knitwear and the most incredible denim.”