11 Brands to Wear and Not Look Like Everyone Else This Summer

As a fashion editor, I’m constantly learning about cool brands that have just launched or are gaining steam among the fashion set. It’s part of my job to comb through Instagram, visit showrooms, see presentations and runway shows, and chat with stylish women in the fashion community. Through each of those things, I’m regularly introduced to fashion brands.

If you are similarly interested in discovering interesting labels that weren’t on your radar before, I’m highlighting 11 brands here that are worth knowing about—and adding into your wardrobe—for the summer ahead. From the accessory lines that are about to blow up to the swimsuits you’ll immediately want to pack in your suitcase to the just-launched slip dresses that fashion insiders are already endorsing, and more, these are the fashion labels inspiring this editor right now. Ahead, see why each of these summer clothing brands are on my list

Leslie Amon

Say hello to the cool swimsuit brand on my radar. Leslie Amon's designs are retro-inspired with details like high-rise bottoms and balconette tops.

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Paris Georgia

Hailing from New Zealand, Paris Georgia is a brand to know. Its covetable pieces are brimming with '90s inspiration that you'll instantly want in your closet.

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Manu Atelier

Ready to discover the next It accessory brand? Say hello to Manu Atelier, which is designing the best new shoes and bags on the market with prices we can get behind.

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Marina Raphael

Marina Raphael is another accessory label to have on your radar. Her bags have unique details like Swarovski-crystal handles and intricately woven leather that at once feel elevated and cool.

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If you have a thing for minimal silhouettes with sculptural details, look no further than Totême.

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Ready for a new place to discover cool takes on the latest trends? Make sure to turn to N-Duo for its current designs.

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Stefania Vaidani

Greek fashion brand Stefania Vaidani has colorful pieces and interesting silhouettes like puff-sleeve dresses that are perfect for your vacation wardrobe.

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Piece of White

Piece of White specializes in white shirts that are designed in a wide variety of styles. Consider this your new place to uncover the perfect going-out top.

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Just-launched label Refine has designed the perfect slip dresses, which have already been spotted on fashion insiders like Amy Sall and Pernille Teisbaek. This is exactly what a modern-day Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy would be wearing.

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Art Dealer

Attending a wedding and looking for a new designer to wear? Look no further than Art Dealer, whose pretty vintage-inspired dresses and separates are exactly what you'll want to slip into.

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Square-toe shoes will be the It silhouette for the second half of 2019. If you want to start wearing them now, look no further than Wandler.

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Next, find out the 16 fashion brands our editors wear more than any others.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.