Iris is all about celebrating independent brands and slow fashion. That’s why we’ve compiled our list of the very best independent brands to keep your eye on for 2018. The beauty of shopping with small business is that you will always find unique products that will turn heads. Every independent designer that we know is fully invested into producing the most outstanding products of the highest quality. Here’s our faves…
If you haven’t yet discovered the tantalising, tropical creations of Desperate Jewelry, you’re in for a treat! From her workshop in Ermoúpolis, Greece, Zefi Ioannou designs and creates beautiful collections of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants with a boho style that transcends the test of time. The geometric theme runs throughout her collections while there’s a fun element with designs taking on the form of watermelons, pineapples and flamingoes. All items are handmade using materials including bronze, silver and pink gold plating for quality as well as style.
Proving that beach chic can be both fun-loving and sophisticated, Victoria Bakir from madebywave offers her stunning colourful collections. The label was born from a love for the islands of Indonesia and the desire to “live in colour.” With every beach bag, clutch and sarong boasting a design inspired by a dreamy global destination, we also adore the bright selection of accessories that mean you can customise every bag to your heart’s content.
Designer Roopa Sachidanand of DolceRoopa offers luxury scarves that bring the phrase “wearable art” to a whole new level. The exquisite colection of scarves feature enchanting and vivid prints inspired by a sense of wanderlust. Each piece has been created using a watercolour design by hand followed by design and digital printing for the ultimate finish.
Whoever said sunglasses must be confined to the summer months and holidays is certainly not our friend! A glamorous pair of sunnies will take you through every season and every style. For style with a story, Black Eyewear offer a huge range of sunglasses with a unique inspiration. Brand founder Robert Roope was inspired by the eyeweaar worn by jazz musicians of the ’50s and each of his designs is dedicated to a jazz legend. The fusion of vintage and contemporary aesthetics is irresistible!