New at Club 21
New season, new brands. From Self-Portrait, the label behind the wedding guest dress everyone wore last summer, to Craig Green, the British Menswear Designer of the Year 2016 known for his directional style, here are some of the new additions to the world of Club 21.
There is more to Stella McCartney than her famous surname. Having launched her eponymous women's label in 2001, McCartney's designs have won her legions of fans who are enamoured with her sophisticated, never-try-too-hard designs. In her newly-minted menswear line, her signature styles translate seamlessly: tweed and boxy silhouettes are key elements, alongside her continued eschewing of fur and leather in all its product lines.
Craig Green has carved out an unique position as one of the most innovative menswear designers of the moment. Having won British Menswear Designer of the Year in 2016, the London-based designer and alumnus of Central Saint Martins has become a major talking point at London Collections: Men thanks to his notoriously simple signature designs that are as cutting-edge as they are commercial.
With a clear eye and talent for design, the late Dame Zaha Hadid – who was behind the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul and The Serpentine Gallery in London – has applied her signature aesthetics into homeware. Using state-of-the-art techniques and crafted by artisans from across Europe, her choice of materials, colour combinations and fluid shapes make each piece unmistakably Zaha Hadid.
Established in London in 1995, the blueprint of YMC's – or short for You Must Create - is to create understated, timeless designs. With an emphasis on bespoke prints and embroidery, understated design and luxury fabrics, their strong creative spirit offers highly wearable wardrobe heroes which are sure to stand the test of time and trend.
Launched by Malaysian-born designer – and alumnus of Central Saint Martins – Han Chong in 2013, Self-Portrait has been making waves with its modern classics for those special occasions. Straddling between crisp androgyny and soft girly silhouettes, the label is now available online too.