15 indie clothing lines you need to know before summer
Published Mar 22, 2016 3:00 PM
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, this line features drapey designs meant to work for any season. Think minimal, mix and match pieces made with linen and silk that you can layer in the winter or wear solo in the hot summer months.
Expect to find a small collection made of luxurious fabrics in simple, chic designs. Also, Los Angeles-based designer Jesse Kamm is pretty much the coolest person we’ve read about in a long time.
Designers Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki have created a cool-girl line of clothing that is both minimal and comfortable, but also edgy and new. Shop their designs in Steven Alan stores across the country (see the full list here!).
Brother Vellies is one of the most exciting (and coolest) brands to emerge over the last year in New York City. The line of shoes is inspired by founder and designer Aurora James’ personal mission to bring traditional African footwear to the mainstream, all while creating sustainable jobs for actual artisans in Africa.
Meet the latest cool-girl workout brand whose slogan is simply “doing things”. OV encourages its customers to just get out there and be active, with the focus on enjoying yourself over performance. Their color-blocked tri-colored leggings are our new fave pants to wear (we wish to work).
Made in the USA, this Austin, Texas-based boutique (founded by Stephanie Beard) sells designs inspired by a menswear mentality, which basically means you’re going to get a well-made piece of clothing that you’ll want to—and can—wear over and over again.
Every garment made by Kowtow is certified fair trade organic, which means it is ethically and sustainably made and sourced from the very beginning (aka the seed) to the end result (the clothing you wear). The patterns, colors, and designs are current without feeling overly trendy, which we LOVE.
hackwith design house
Just when you thought creativity was dead… Hackwith Design House releases new limited edition capsule collections each Monday (only 25 pieces are made for each design!). They also design regular clothing, sold ALL the time, as well as swim, bridal, basics, and plus size clothing.
Until recently, the only swimwear available was neon colored in shapes women have been wearing since their teens. Gabby Sabharwal helped solve that problem by founding Geijo, a swimwear company that encourages mixing and matching modern suits in neutral, sophisticated colors.
The Arrivals’ approach is simple, elevated clothing at prices that won’t make you want to run straight out of the store. The result? High-quality outerwear that looks like it should cost you your life savings (spoiler alert, it doesn’t).
Eighty percent of Kordal’s knitwear is produced in New York City by experienced knitters. The company’s goal is to create clothing that isn’t trendy, but super wearable, with natural fibers when possible all while paying workers fair wages.