9 small fashion brands to know and support this season

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Shopping small has skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, as Gen Z shuns fast fashion for smaller labels, both for ethical and environmental purposes.

To help point you in the right direction of where to shop, we’ve scoured the globe in search of new and noteworthy labels to know.

From discovering vintage-inspired hats from Australia to sustainable swimwear and womenswear from Sweden, here are the small fashion brands to have on your radar.

Lack of Color

 (Lack of Color)

(Lack of Color)

Inspired by their love for vintage, Queensland couple Tess Corvaia and Robert Tilbury launched Lack of Color in 2011. Celebrity fans include Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber.

Crafted in 100 per cent Australian wool or natural wheat straw, the range is sold in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Fenwick’s.

What inspired you to launch your label?

Tess Corvaia: Rob and I had an

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Thakoon Panichgul on the Brand’s Evolution

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Of the commonalities I share with Thakoon Panichgul — we both work in fashion, we’re both Asian American — the fact that’s perhaps most surprising is our Nebraska connection. My home state is the kind of “Pleasantville”-like place that people don’t really leave. So when you cross paths with someone who did, it’s a bit like belonging to a secret society.

As it turns out, the 48-year-old designer lived in Omaha after his family immigrated to the United States from Thailand when he was 11. Panichgul recalls that he was “a fashion baby” and fell in love with everything style. His mom was a seamstress, and his grandmother taught him how to sew at an early age.

“Those were really good, solid, formative years,” Panichgul tells POPSUGAR. “It actually made me into the fashion person I am today. There was so much boredom

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5 best fashion brands for seriously chunky boots for women in autumn winter 2021

We’ve stretched out wearing our loafers and ballerinas long enough, and now that we’re well into the cold weather, only boots will cut it. A stomping style is the It buy of the season: they’re fashion-forward without feeling outrageous, and equal parts practical and stylish. 

If you’re looking for a way to give an instant style update to your autumn/winter outfits this year, look no further than the chunky boot. Versatile, stylish and comfy – we promise you, we’re not having you on.

The chunky boot is all about thick, sturdy soles so the practicality element of this shoe trend is strong – but without compromising any fashion prowess. In fact, the right pair of chunky boots can be all you need to complete your outfit effortlessly and stylishly.

There’s so many styles to choose from too: you could go for a fashionable take on wellies; a knee-high style; opt

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The Hottest Brands to Watch

Sustainability was the word of the day at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Week for the spring 2022 season. The Danish capital’s newly implemented rule states that all brands participating in shows must be at least 60 percent sustainable to be included. And everything Danes do—from the beauty products they put on their impossibly fresh faces to the overcoats they wear in case of a quick rainstorm to the Teslas they drive—stems from a sustainable or eco-conscious mindset.

Not only are Copenhagen residents ahead of the curve sustainability-wise, they also have one of the most gender-fluid and diverse fashion weeks. During a whirlwind three days, most of the collections I saw were entirely unisex. Some brands showed love for women’s bodies by having pregnant women walk in their shows, which I appreciated. Curiously enough, instead of the candy-colored street style seen on editors and influencers, the runway looks tended to be

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