The best party wear brands for women: from De La Vali to Essential Antwerp
Passport or not, the clubs are open and partying is back on the agenda.
But after months and months without dancefloors, chances are your wardrobe is lacking in flirty outfits for scorching summer nights, which may not be enough in the office to disco dress department.
Fear not, as there is a whole host of brilliant indie labels that specialize in shimmy, ready-made pieces for all aesthetics and budgets, from crystal-covered crop tops to opera-fitting dresses. . These are the party labels to know now …
If you’re a dancefloor maximalist, look no further than feathered satin minis and rhinestone sweetheart bras from Dubai’s new brand Romani, which are a one-way ticket to the VIP area. Haya Jarrar, former LCF, set out to create “unconventional pieces to allow women to express themselves freely.” With this line of crystal-embellished tuxedos, figure-hugging satin crop tops, and wide pant sets, we’d say she’s done it.
Since launching his brand in 2009, London designer David Koma has become synonymous with body shapes and embellishments in all its forms. From cocktail dresses to red carpet stars, her looks are for daring dressers. And her pre-fall ’21 collection is a particularly riot-ready riot of mirror-diving wool and flowing drape satin adorned with crystal hardware and tubular harnesses. It is also launching bags embroidered with crystals for the first time, no.
The essentials of Antwerp
For vibrant colors, floral prints and exaggerated silhouettes, Belgian fashion label Essential Antwerp is worth a visit. Founded by husband-and-wife team Inge Onsea and Esfan Eghtessadi in 1999, the brand has a flagship store in Sloane Square that’s full of rhinestone-encrusted jeans, gorgeous shirts and wacky colors. The Zarcelona satin mini dress (£ 285) from the aptly named ‘Party’ capsule which launched in June comes in nude, pink and orange and has an ’80s ruffle neckline that can also be worn. worn over the shoulder. Party peacock at its best.
March 2020 hasn’t been the easiest month to launch a second-hand clothing brand, but Turkish cocktail and evening wear brand Filiarmi is timeless and well-built enough to weather the storm. Founder Gozde Arig studied at the London College of Fashion before cutting her teeth at Emilia Wickstead – a design DNA that is reflected in Filiarmi’s beautiful color palette and sculptural yet feminine silhouettes. Off-the-shoulder scallop-hem tops are paired with butter-soft maxi skirts, and bodycon column dresses feature unexpected puff sleeves crafted from super-light organza. If your first big event turns out to be a black or white tie, this new brand formalizes girls’ fashion.
From La Vali
When it comes to flirty dresses for hot summer nights, few do it better than De La Vali. Founded by cool Ibiza girls Jana Sacha and Laura Castroporta, the brand specializes in corset tops, micro mini dresses and semi-sheer maxi dresses. If your first night on the tiles is somewhere on the beach, this is the etiquette for you.
If you’re into color and vintage-inspired skirt suits, look no further than Greek designer Stefania Vaidani’s eponymous label, which launched in 2018 and hit UK shores this month. Drawing inspiration from life in Athens in the 50s, 60s and 70s and the Greek cinema era, Vaidani designs colorful curly twin ensembles, gingham plaid dresses and sunny ensembles. Think Marilyn Monroe meets the talented Mr. Ripley. Oh, and the leather is vegan, the cotton is organic, and 99% of the collection is made from recycled fabrics.
For puffed sleeves, beautiful colors and an effortless aesthetic, Australian brand Aje perfectly nails the beach and bar aesthetic. Founded in 2008 by best friends Edwina Forest and Adrian Norris, the brand is a staple for voluminous sleeve dresses with interesting cutout details and a loose fit. Her Gracious shiny fuchsia pink off-shoulder top and matching pant set are sure to get you noticed by the bartender.
Love the idea of crop tops and skirts so adorned and dazzled with rhinestones that they could technically be considered jewelry? Then you will like the Ukrainian label Nue Studio. Inspired by the Roaring Twenties and old Hollywood glamor, the brand, which burst onto the scene in 2019, rose to fame for their crystal-covered, belt-shaped crop tops (which look amazing under tuxedo jackets). ) and their small pieces of micro-mini encrusted rhinestones. Who needs a disco ball, eh?