“Uniquely intersectional, decidedly female” designer Supriya Lele has nothing but excelled since launching her refreshingly contemporary eponymous brand in 2017. A daughter of Indian doctors who settled in the West Midlands, Lele studied architecture but decided to switch to fashion last inute. After stunts at Roksanda Ilincic and Nicole Farhi, Lele did her Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art in London and then set up her own womenswear label. Her spring/summer 2019 collection was presented in sponsorship with NewGen, and since, she’s been an LVMH Prize finalist too. With a Nineties minimalism and subversive but still feminine base, Lele often explores her heritage in her designs. She brilliantly unpacks the tension of two cultures and “considers which aspects can be hybridised in perfect harmony” (Vogue UK). Oh the power of having multiple heritages.
The Edit: In Times of Boredom
"Inspired by times of boredom and from the urge to create something fun and hope to inspire others."
Monki's Tracksuit Is A Possible Game-Changer
To achieve circularity in fashion, recycling methods for blend textiles are key. Monki presents a capsule collection made with the help of the Green Machine – a system separating and recycling polyester- and cotton blends at scale. It's kind of a first, and if the technology can be scaled, it might be a game-changer.
Paid Collaboration: How Cras Pushes the Boundaries for More Sustainable Fashion
Cras is one of eight brands contributing to Zalando's winter editon ‘Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando.', a collection of exclusive, sustainable garments. We talk to co-founder Christiane Hagger about how to make sustainable fashion approachable, affordable – and fun.
H&M Let's Us Wear the Waste - and Swedish Fashion Tech Company We aRe SpinDye Adds an Important Circular Dimension
H&M's latest Conscious Exclusive collection is all about ’wearing the waste’ and it features some amazing materials and processes. Let's make them mainstream!