12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

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We all love our high fashion pieces from Valentino and Dior, but nothing feels better than having people stop and ask you where you got your clothes from. Supply your closet with tops, funky shoes, bags and more from lesser-known but super cool luxurious brands (men’s luxury brands included!) for a unique ensemble for every event.

Whether you have a taste for the classics or love following trends, we’ve got your back. Shop the must-haves from our curated list of designers.

Womenswear

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Mimi Top (S$539.49) / Diem Top (S$376.83)

CULT GAIA

If loud and proud is your brand, CULT GAIA is your calling. This label offers you the most dramatic in women’s fashion, with glittering chains, tie-dye metallic dresses and long fluttery drapes for that something extra.

We love how understated yet dramatic the unique Mimi top is, it’s a guaranteed head-turner. Or, try the Diem top in a cropped halter-neck style to keep you cool and chic year-round.

Check out the rest of the line on REVOLVE.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Cozy Slim Flared Pant (S$531.67) / High Neck Jumpsuit (S$262.47)

VINCE

Everyone should have well-made staples in their collection, and this is where VINCE shines. Their timeless cuts, luxurious materials and universally flattering colours make their pieces must-haves for the modern, working woman.

The Cozy Slim Flared Pant is a do-it-all piece that will take you from work to night out while giving the illusion of longer legs. Or, choose the High Neck Jumpsuit for an effortless, no-brainer look when you want to look good without putting in the effort.

Shop VINCE on REVOLVE.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Floral midi dress (S$1465) / Paisley stretch-cotton shirt (S$415)

ETRO

Love all things with a bold print? Etro, one of Italy’s finest luxury fashion brands known for their paisley motifs, is your best bet. The combination of loud patterns and luxurious materials like silk, velvet and wool makes for surprisingly chic pieces, and will appeal to the fashionable, flamboyant showman in you.

The ultra-romantic Floral midi dress perfectly captures Etro’s bohemian-chic aesthetic, and the Paisley stretch-cotton shirt is a muted alternative for the chic but not-so-adventurous. The waist of the shirt is slightly brought in for a neater, more streamlined effect, too. Tuck into a pair of loose trousers for a look that will work for both day and night!

ETRO retails on MyTheresa.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

French Terry Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt (S$95) / Pima Cami (S$35)

Cuyana

Why torture yourself into a stiff pair of jeans every morning now that work from home is the default? That being said, you shouldn’t have to look sloppy in comfortable clothes. These loungewear picks from Cuyana are both cosy and Zoom meetings-approved.

How chic is their French Terry Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt? These earthy tones aren’t just trendy, they also evoke an air of sophistication and are easy to pair with other items like jewellery. You can’t go wrong with the popular Pima Cami either, it’s made from their super-soft Pima-Modal blend and the simple cut allows you to stay cool in the hot weather.

Check out their line on their site.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Organic Cotton-poplin Midi Skirt (S$430) / Organic Cotton-poplin Shirt (S$430)

CAES

CAES allows you to look great and remain eco-conscious at the same time, so if you’re an eco-warrior, this one’s for you. Made mindfully with organic, recycled material to leave smaller carbon footprints, get your share of minimal, high-quality clothes to match your Zen vibe here.

We love the structured Organic Cotton-poplin Midi Skirt paired with a button-down or a chunky sweater, and the matching Organic Cotton-poplin Shirt for an androgynous spin on your regular outfits.

CAES retails on Net-a-Porter.

Menswear

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

light-wash denim jacket (S$588) / stripe-print linen shorts (S$231)

Rag & Bone

Looking for basics under men’s luxury brands? Rag & Bone offers you the best investment basic pieces in the affordable luxury range that are easy to mix and match with others. The American label promises quality, classic British-style tailoring, with a contemporary, urban New York vibe for comfortable and stylish everyday wear anyone can pull off.

Switch out stuffy blazers for a casual light-wash denim jacket on the weekends, paired with the breezy stripe-print linen shorts so you won’t have to sweat the hot weather.

Shop Rag & Bone on FARFETCH.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Embroidered Logo Patchwork Shirt (S$569) / Oscar Wilde Capsule Straight-leg Trousers (S$860)

JW Anderson

If you’re looking for a twist to the classic shirt-and-jeans combo, look no further than the youthful JW Anderson as your new favourite designer brand. The award-winning designer prides himself on original and unique pieces, developing a cult following along the way.

Our picks? The unusual yet understated Embroidered Logo Patchwork Shirt with the iconic JW Anderson anchor logo, or the Oscar Wilde Capsule Straight-leg Trousers to make a statement.

JW Anderson retails on FARFETCH.

Shoes

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Giza 115 leather knee-high boots (S$1,385) / Kika Satin Thong Sandals (S$545)

The Attico

If you’re the fashionista and trend maven in your friend group, you’ll love The Attico’s influencer-approved silhouettes. The designer combines unique shapes and bright zaps of neon green, vibrant blues and power reds to create pieces as one-of-a-kind as you are.

They say that boots were made for walking, and these killer Giza 115 leather knee-high boots with a triangular heel are definitely our weapon of choice. Or, spice up a monochrome look comfortable with their Kika satin thong sandals, a pair of funky satin flats in a punchy orange.

Shop The Attico’s pieces on MyTheresa.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Recycled Leather #guiltfreekicks (women) (S$189)

KIBO

Ditch your Stan Smiths and Common Projects for a pair of these ‘guilt-free’ kicks made from recycled leather and cotton! Despite the limited selection, their minimal, eco-friendly sneakers come in a versatile white with a subtle but adorable rainbow stitching on its sides. If that isn’t enough to convince you, these are also affordable and have over a hundred raving 5-star reviews!

Get your pair on their site.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

GIA/RHW Rosie 6 leather sandals (S$805) / GIA/RHW Rosie 1 leather sandals (S$875)

GIA BORGHINI

New to the brand? Let us put you on: this designer collaborates with stylish stars like Rosie Huntington-Whitely to bring you your very own glass slipper (but chicer). The cool blend of urban styles and classic colours make the shoes from this brand your wardrobe’s crowning jewel.

We love the GIA/RHW line for an elevated, everyday look. Check out the Rosie 6 leather sandals with unique, lace-up straps, and the trendy Rosie 1 leather sandals to dress up a simpler outfit.

GIA BORGHINI retails on MyTheresa.

Accessories

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Le Chiquito Mini Leather Tote (S$625) / Le Creoles Chiquito Noeud (S$339)

JACQUEMUS

Influencers' favourite luxury fashion brand of the moment, Jacquemus’ minimal, simple pieces puts you and your personal style in focus. Channel your inner Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian and Priyanka Chopra with their famed micro bags or their quirky jewellery.

Stash your essentials in the Le Chiquito Mini Leather Tote or spice up any outfit with their asymmetric, playful Le Creoles Chiquito Noeud earrings for a unique look.

Shop JACQUEMUS on MyTheresa.

12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know
12 Cool and Underrated Luxury Fashion Brands You Need To Know

Tennis crystal-embellished necklace (S$759) / Tennis crystal-embellished anklet (S$539)

AMINA MUADDI

A little sparkle never hurt anybody! Designer brand AMINA MUADDI’s creations are the ultimate, crystal-studded arm candy that glitters deliciously under any lighting. Your pick from these multi-coloured jewels will take you easily from a casual day look to nighttime glam in no time.

Brighten your day by giving a simple outfit a playful spin with the brand’s Tennis crystal-embellished necklace (available in multiple colourways), or give your look an unexpected twist with their Tennis crystal-embellished anklet.

Shop AMINA MUADDI on MyTheresa.

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