This bright newcomer is the product of a decade-long creative partnership between two Aussies, Alan Buanne (a Florence trained shoemaker, formerly of Nicholas Kirkwood) and Vanissa Antonious (a former editor from Harper's Bazaar UK). “We wanted the shoes to have a lot of substance but with a whisper, instead of a shout,” explain the dedicated duo. "We spent over five months perfecting the shape of the lasts [shoe molds]." Sophisticated “masculine” color combinations in supple suedes and leather strike the right note for what’s chic now.

CF. Goldman

Corsets, big sleeves, off-the-shoulder, the wide legged pant… Chelsea Goldman has a keen eye for the trends. Crafted in NYC but infused with a European flair (she trained at Saint Martin’s and London School of Fashion), her label offers those big-hitting, statement pieces that, being entirely day-appropriate, you’ll wear all the time. Using an original range of fabrics (from African Springbok fur to double face silk), the New York designer is fast-becoming known for her supersize details and cool layering.