Grab these garms is back, and it's arguably bigger than ever. Scroll below to see all our picks from recent months: from luxury to streetwear and DIY depopers to your new favourite Air Force interpretations.
Liam Hodges - Thin Ice Knit
Blurring the boundaries between luxury and streetwear, Liam Hodges’ designs embody the unity of subculture and environmental innovation. This thin ice knit is no different. As the designer writes on Instagram, “Knitting is inherently a zero waste technique for production” and the craft compliments the lace hole design on this piece perfectly.
Butter Goods - Sun Knit Sweater
Another cosy piece to take you into the year’s warmer months, this knitted sweater from Butter Goods will undoubtedly brighten up your days no matter the occasion. This piece is only available in a navy colourway, but its 100% cotton construction ensures a great quality for anyone in need of a light pullover.
Thames - P.G Knit
Blondey McCoy is only 23 years old. Just let that sink in for a moment. The eponymous Southbank skater has carved quite the career for himself, and the clothing he’s released through THAMES recently has been some of his best yet. The brand recently dropped their trademark PG knit in beautiful emerald green and grape purple colour ways, but we are expecting plenty more variations to transpire over the next few months.
High Rollers 777 - Air Force-esque trainers
For anyone fed up with Air Force and unable to afford a pair of Bapestas, High Rollers 777 might just be what you are looking for. The LA based brand have been blessing us with a variety of colour ways for their already iconic air force-esque silhouette recently. Priced at a premium, $220 to be exact, the trainer is still one of the more expensive options on this list, but their versatility makes them highly wearable for summer's months.
Vented - Essentials Range
“Designed with everyday casual wear in mind” Vented’s new essential range looks towards minimalism as its source of inspiration. Their updated logo pops on both the crew necks and hoodies, which you can currently cop in a black, grey or brick colour way. With Feux and Loraxx modelling their pieces, you know the brand's ears and eyes are kept firmly on the underground scene we love and continue to report on. This is what made them one of our essential brands to watch in 2021 - an article you can read here.
London-based knitwear label Liky Florence has already seen skyrocketing successes since launching in late 2020. Born out of Lily Picchioni’s university project ‘Error’ which explored ‘perceptions of taste and vulgarity’, the designer created her staple Inés vest (£75) and Xanthe midi dress (£140). At only 18, her unique distressed designs have already graced the webpages of Vogue Italia and been worn by the likes of the YouTube star, Emma Chamberlain (exposing Liky Florence to her 12.5m Instagram followers). Lily is now solely working on custom orders, so you have to be a regular visitor to @liky_florence to get your hand on these garms! Having tried twice to get on the website waitlist, I’ve found that spaces can fill up in as little as 2 minutes. Having recently showcased her stellar Aurelia vest (£75) and the Florence set (£140), Liky Florence definitely seems like a brand we should all be keeping an eye on.
Bex’s Bags sells some of the dreamiest made to order accessories I know. Her light green gingham puffa bags, decorated with dainty gingham bows, should be the staple of most for this spring/summer. The XL gingham puffa (£40), one of her most popular designs, is set to restock on May 1st. Really, there is very little you can't fit into this bag. Its size is perfect for an array of summer plans, but probably not at a festival unfortunately. Luckily the regular puffa (£25) and cherry bomb mini (£25) are available to buy now on their website.
The mundane nature of lockdown inspired Amelia to transfer her UK rave scene influenced film photography onto fabric. Each mesh long sleeve (£55), tank (£45) and skirt features once familiar snapshots of nights out, making the thought of June 21st even sweeter. All the garms are made-to-order; fabric is brought after purchases, then cut and assembled skilfully by hand. We’re looking forward to her next drop on 30th April.
With the 70s making a massive comeback in 2021 there has never been a better time to cop a trouser suit (even if it’s currently just being worn around the house). Alchemy London, the brand of Depoper Chloe St John, puts a twist on the classic suit silhouette with their backless D ring waistcoats (£55-£60), which even include a coordinating face mask when a full suit (£90) is purchased. Every garm is sustainably sourced via deadstock material and ethically produced by a family run factory in North London. With suits coming in linen, brocade and pinstripe fabric there’s no shortage in choice!