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Turn to the Philippines for Accessories with Abstract Appeal

Turn to the Philippines for Accessories with Abstract Appeal

All Images from Moy website

With earrings twisted and bent into irregular shapes to effervescent color palettes, Moy Studio is catching eyes for its abstract appeal. Easily enough, these everyday accessories have captivated us, thus making our list.

Company Profile

Based out of Cebu, Philippines, designer and founder Christine Hamoy uses indigenous materials and local talent to create each collection. Combined with her passion for creativity and social impact, Moy produces contemporary pieces rooted in Filipino tradition that are sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.

Our Pick: Honopu and Birch

Honopu’s mismatched pairing is the embodiment of self-expression. They are attention seeking and distinctive; the perfect combination.

Birch’s sleek loops elongate the neck and add a mist of elegance, making this pair a great piece for showing off the artistic subtleties found in us all.

Where to Buy

To purchase accessories and view Moy’s full collection, visit the website. Moy ships worldwide, so wherever you live don’t be afraid to splurge! 

Get Your Office Talking With This South Korean Designer

Get Your Office Talking With This South Korean Designer

All Images from pushBUTTON

Have you ever stared at someone from across the room and thought wow, she looks so cool, if only I could pull that off? Well, now you can. With a little bit of confidence and pushBUTTON as your designer of choice, you can show off super style while taking charge.

Why It Made Our List

The brand celebrates individuality and boldness through its eccentrically creative pieces that are just as in style as any Vogue issue. They make oversized pants and androgynous three-piece suits look ultra-sleek and effervescent. Not to mention, some of their most interesting pieces are mashups of skirts or repurposed jeans, intricately detailed. Perfect for casual Fridays in the office or dress to impress meetings, pushBUTTON offers a unique fitting collection.

About pushBUTTON

Based out of Seoul, South Korea, pushBUTTON was founded in 2003 by former aspiring pop star and model, Park Seung Gun. Out of his love for Madonna and the cultural eras of the 70-90s, came a fashion brand that desired to create pieces made to be different.

Where to Buy

Experience the most recent collection on pushBUTTON’s website or shop the designer on Net-a-porter. Additionally, the brand can be found in the Galleria Department Store in Seoul’s Apgujeong district.

When What’s Inside Does Not Always Count

When What’s Inside Does Not Always Count

Photo & Video: Gamberini Bag's social media

Are you a shoe lover or purse enthusiast? Once you see this brand’s latest collection, you’ll want nothing more. Gamberini, the hottest thing out of Italy lately, is designed by an art expert who now lends her talents to curating handbags that are as unique as the woman who carries it; meet your new signature bag.

About the Brand

In a tiny yet sartorial boutique along via Massimo d’Azeglio in Bologna, customers can get lost in the world of Gamberini.  Founded by Ilenia Gamberini and handmade by local artisans, bags come in supple Italian leather and vegan leather. Each season is filled with gorgeous new hues to complement the intimate range of casual to stylish designs—from carry-all totes to prim bucket bags to oversized day clutches.

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Why It Made Our List

The brand is desired for its most standout feature—interchangeable appliqués that are adorned on each bag to create an elegant, artistic or sassy focal point. You decide. From reimaginations of Frida Kahlo to pieces made out of high-end designer fabrics left over from previous collections, you can change your bag depending on your mood or the setting, easily going from work to play. Each bag comes with three appliqués.

Where to Buy

Wander into the flagship store in Bologna to see the latest styles, colors, and appliqués, which change daily. However, if a trip to Italy is not in your plans, then visit Gamberini’s international website and let creativity be your guide.

Gamberini website

Support Change in the Workforce with Haitian-Italian Designer Stella Jean

Support Change in the Workforce with Haitian-Italian Designer Stella Jean

All Images Courtesy of Stella Jean/ Vogue website

One of the main issues coursing through the world right now is equality. So, we chose a brand that captures this sentiment down to its core and promotes social equality, especially in the workforce. Through the use of prints from various cultures across the world to the humanitarian thought-process behind the label, Stella Jean is championing change and using fashion to do it. 

Why It Made Our List: Activist-Fashion

Each collection is designed to weave threads of inclusion and multiculturalism. As a result, Stella Jean partners with female artisans from developing countries every season and promotes social development projects. Whether you are in the mood for statement skirts to wear to work or tops that speak volumes, spread awareness with Stella Jean.

About the Founder

Born to an Italian father and a Haitian mother, Stella Jean is a black, Italian fashion designer based out of Rome. She created her eponymous label to be a symbol of cultures merging and leading to a dialogue with a bigger picture. By using her talents to champion global injustices, she hopes to make fashion environmentally responsible and a mechanism for social change.

Where to Buy

You can find the brand’s garments on various online retailers. To learn more about Stella Jean visit the website. Go to Vogue to view the latest runway collection. 

left: Stella Jean © Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com

This Brand is Making Ghana the Next Power Player in Women’s Fashion

This Brand is Making Ghana the Next Power Player in Women’s Fashion

All Images from Christie Brown

Who says your professional image can only embody one aesthetic? For those that like to challenge what professional dressing—or dress to impress—means, I give you Christie Brown. A brand for you to tell your own story.

Why It Made Our List: Neo-Africa Power Dressing

For over a decade, we have been mesmerized by Christie Brown. Their interpretation of bringing African culture alive in contemporary designs is what puts this label on our radar. Every collection features simple yet striking wearable pieces and standout accessories, which can be paired with slacks or dresses for a professionally creative ensemble.

About the Brand

Launched in 2008 by Ghanaian designer Aisha Obuobi as an extension of her lifelong passion for fashion, the brand has been a heavy player in Africa’s world of luxury. Growing up, Aisha was inspired by her seamstress grandmother’s creations and as a result named her business after her. Christie Brown is an apparel and accessories retailer and manufacturer, creating women’s bespoke and ready-to-wear garments.

Where to Buy

Based in Accra, Ghana, the Christie Brown collection can be purchased at its flagship store or online. To see their past and current collection, visit the website. Keeping a playful yet suave silhouette in mind, Christie Brown brings power and confidence to women through Neo-African inspired pieces.