5 brands you need to know this season
We love it when the new season is punctuated by the arrival of new brands. This Autumn Winter at David Jones we’re welcoming some of fashion’s most elite talent, from the cult classics to the hottest rising stars. Because when it comes to preparing your wardrobe for the cooler months, there’s no such thing as too much choice.
Keep reading to get acquainted with the 5 new womenswear brands we can’t get enough of…
B A L M A I N
Yes, it’s true, we now stock one of the world’s most iconic luxury labels – and our wardrobes are seriously thankful.
Founded in 1945 by French designer Pierre Balmain, The House of Balmain quickly rose to fame, becoming known for its richly embroidered, opulent fabrics, nipped-in waists and fuller skirts. Dramatically different to the modest styles worn by women during wartime, Balmain’s boldly feminine silhouettes offered Parisian women a more striking, innovative way to dress. Over 70 years later, the House continues to do just that, a cult favourite among the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.
Today, at the helm of Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, Balmain remains at the vanguard of fashion. Inspired by strong, modern women, Rousteing’s Balmain has become renowned for its military-inspired tailoring, sharp silhouettes, and the iconic Balmain blazer – one of our personal favourites.
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K A T E S Y L V E S T E R
Boasting a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic, the collections of New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester embody intelligence, sophistication and modern femininity. Seamlessly stitching sportswear with couture, pop culture with history and high art with punk rock, each Kate Sylvester garment works to challenge nostalgic sensibilities via the use of colour, cut and exclusive in-house prints – what’s not to love?
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A L T U Z A R R A
Luxury brand Altuzarra speaks to a global woman who is at once sexy, seductive and confident. Built upon the guideposts of sensuality, folkloric inspiration and designer Joseph Altuzarra’s Gallic heritage, the brand’s striking collections are as stunning as they are surprising, boasting confidence and serious attention-to-detail. We’re currently crushing on the Altuzarra Fulton Trench, a cult classic for the cooler months ahead.
Shop Altuzarra online now
U N R E A L F U R
If the idea of a luxurious and ethical alternative to fur appeals to you, this brand is for you. Arriving at David Jones just in time for winter, Unreal Fur is an independent, PETA-certified Australian label driven by their passion for animal welfare and their love of fashion. Looking lush to the eye and feeling luxurious on the skin, each Unreal Fur collection features decadent colours and an endless array of textures and print. Faux fur with a clear conscious – can’t argue with that.
Unreal Fur is available instore now
A T O I R
Treading the fine line between the familiar and the unexpected, Australian label Atoir reflects an exploration of elevated outfitting, composed by the design prose of Cynthia Farchione. Each of the cult label’s collections offers classic simplicity merged with architectural lines, delivered alongside striking trend-based items. The result is a range that promises to take your style to entirely new places, just in time for the change of seasons.
Shop Atoir online now