With bold collections inspired by the flamboyant and colourful creative scene in New York in the 70s and 80s, this label is for the ber-confident, curious, daring, loving and streetwise woman. Take this quirky full-length dress (290, pictured bottom right) – it's made of a wonderful silk fabric and the crazy print gives it an urban edge. Just perfect for a day or night out.
EDITH & ELLA This label is quite simply Danish fashion design with a twist. The fabrics are carefully selected and finished beautifully to enhance the natural grace of the body. Beautiful feminine dresses, gorgeous prints and contrasting colour details make this label one every girl should add to their wardrobe. Their collections also hint of bygone elegant times: graceful yet stylish; demure but sexy.
HOUSE OF LYKKE With asymmetrical cuts, devastatingly glamorous shapes, feminine silhouettes and high-class tailoring – all ladies should wear this label with pride. House of Lykke's clothes are designed to underline women's femininity and complement the body – such as this charming pencil skirt with cute bow (90, pictured left). It's the ideal item to update your wardrobe for spring/summer and is timeless enough to last forever.
LELUU Their clothing is uniquely produced and handmade in very small quantities, so fashionistas can be sure to stand out dressed in Leluu. The individual designs of classic cuts with contemporary twists in fit and detail mean one thing – eye-popping designs that shine. Vintage, contemporary, limited edition and off-cut fabrics also give it the Leluu stamp, such as this striking green dress (185), which also comes in a range of other colours: a salute to this season's hyper-colour obsession.
IKKS Authenticity is at the heart of this sophisticated French label. Relaxation is the buzzword for their collections, and we are not talking sporty! It's more about mixing chic, Parisian flair with casual elements to reveal the style and true spirit that is IKKS. This season's range screams summer with bell sleeves and flower prints stealing the show.
Karina Baldorf is owner of ladies' fashion boutique Kakao by K in Edinburgh: www.kakao.co.uk