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14 Independent Designers You Must Check Out

Posted on March 07 2017

Unique fashion from independent designers. Check out Laveliq's 14 best selling brands from independent designers.

Part of Laveliq's mission is to promote independent designers. We see tremendous value in collaboration with designers from all over the world in order to be able to provide the most unique selections of clothes. We currently carry over 250 different brands in our store and constantly striving to collaborate with new designers. 

1. Usama Ishtay

Usama Ishtay, 28 years old, petroleum engineer and geologist born and raised in Venezuela with Arabic background. My first step in the fashion industry was owing a woman clothing store and traveling several times a year to Los Angeles to buy and ship merchandise to my original country, after a while I decided to move to LA to study fashion design, and I started taking private patter making and sewing classes, a few months later inspired by LA woman I decided to join art hearts fashion for LA fashion week.

 

2. Jessica Faulkner

A self-described tomboy-meets-debutante, fashion designer Jessica Faulkner has an eye for detail that elevates her eponymous contemporary collection of tailored pieces for a woman who is bold, powerful and can go head to head with the boys. A Southern California native and former snowboarding competitor, Faulkner embodies a loose elegance and comfort in her own skin. Like her, the Los Angeles designed and made label is striking and feminine with the edge of a woman that takes life by the horns.

Jessica Faulkner creates timeless pieces that are versatile, polished and made in the U.S.A. Now in her fifth season, Jessica Faulkner evolves with each collection by creatively using eye-catching prints, pristine, quality fabrics and flattering shapes designed to make women feel their best every single day.

Jessica faulkner laveliq maxi dress

Anika Maxi Dress LAVELIQ

Emma Faux Fur & Leather Coat LAVELIQ

Emma Faux Fur & Leather Coat LAVELIQ

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Jocelyn Bomber Jacket LAVELIQ

 

3. Espalier

Espalier weaves sleek, seductive, silhouettes with subtle yet powerful details in an alluring, active-lifestyle apparel brand. 

Designer Karen Hsieh transformed her appreciation of lingerie into a line with no limitations on when and where it might be worn. She took inspiration from feminine details, and–perhaps more importantly–the sense of empowerment many women have expressed when wearing especially sensual or beautiful lingerie. These articles, she noticed, often serve as a link between a private ritual and the outward confidence a woman shows to the world. Designed to withstand the rigors of fitness, but also work as everyday statement pieces, Espalier apparel embraces ease in movement and sensual freedom of expression.

From office, to yoga, to dinner, Espalier provides comfort and a touch of provocative style no matter what activities unfold.

Stellar Legging LAVELIQ

Selene Bratop LAVELIQ

 

 

 

4. Melie Bianco

At Melie Bianco believes in quality, craftsmanship, and in doing their part to make a difference. A handbag is more than just an accessory. A handbag is a form of self-expression, it's a mood booster, it's a love affair, it's a powerful statement.

“Our motivation every season is to offer affordable luxury to the everyday woman, regardless of her budget. We work hard to create exciting silhouettes and trend driven looks without losing sight of quality and attention to detail.

Our premium vegan leather handbags are sculpted with love in a cruelty free, animal friendly environment, using fair trade principles since 2002.”

 

Amsterdam Round Mirrored Sunglasses LAVELIQ

Amsterdam Round Mirrored Sunglasses LAVELIQ

 

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Athena - Black LAVELIQ

 

5. Blush Fashion

“I am a passionate fashion designer and trend forecaster who has been active in the fashion industry for over twenty years. I design clothing lines and create fashion projects such as fairs, brands, and online shops. I specialize in innovative ideas for designing and producing high-end clothing and fashion accessories, creating marketing campaigns, and successfully growing and managing businesses.”

Champagne Maxi Tulle Sleeveless Gown LAVELIQ

 

Champagne Maxi Tulle Sleeveless Gown LAVELIQ

Ivory Wrap Bridal Tulip Sleeveless Wedding Maxi Simple Dress LAVELIQ

Ivory Wrap Bridal Tulip Sleeveless Wedding Maxi Simple Dress LAVELIQ

Ivory Tulle Skirt, Midi Skirt, White Wedding Skirt, Tea Length Tulle Skirt, Adult Tulle Skirt LAVELIQ

Ivory Tulle Skirt, Midi Skirt, White Wedding Skirt, Tea Length Tulle Skirt, Adult Tulle Skirt LAVELIQ

 

6. Narces

Designed by Nikki Wirthensohn, NARCES is a Toronto-based womenswear line that specializes in after-five and evening wear. Wirthensohn is a Canadian of Persian heritage who was born in Austria, and grew up in Iran and the U.K.

 

Wirthensohn holds a Masters degree in Business from Canada and The Netherlands. Her design education comes from growing up in the industry by learning from her mother, an accomplished tailor who worked for Victor Edelstein who designed for the British Royal Family, including some of the most iconic gowns of Princess Diana. With NARCES, Wirthensohn combines her very successful business career with a talent and love for fashion design.

 

NARCES collections have been presented in showrooms and events in Paris, New York, London and Toronto. Success at these shows has resulted in the stunning dresses being stocked in multiple countries. In Canada, NARCES is available at TNT and Holt Renfrew and internationally in boutiques and online shops in the U.S., Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Violet maxi  Dress LAVELIQ

Violet Dress LAVELIQ

Midi Dress Narcess LAVELIQ

Midi Dress Narcess LAVELIQ

 

 

7. Urban Sweetheart

Conceived in 2011 (launched in 2013), Urban Sweetheart specializing in fashionable clothing and accessories for the young professional woman. Our goal is to provide an affordable diversified collection of clothing and accessories which are fashion-forward and transitional, allowing our customers to choose styles which best fits their versatile and social lifestyle. We offer various styles in sizes X-Small to XX-Large.

Debbie Suede Top laveliq

Debbie Suede Top LAVELIQ

 

Pretty Jewel Dress laveliq

Pretty Jewel Dress LAVELIQ

 

8. Lexi Clothing

Leading Australian couturier, Alexis George is excited to announce an extension of the highly esteemed fashion house, with the introduction of Lexi Clothing.

Embodying the essence synonymous with Alexis George, Lexi Clothing showcases a strong ready-to-wear line with multi seasonal collections being released throughout the year. Luxurious fabrication features prominently, in addition to leather and other internationally sourced high-end fabrics. Effortless silhouettes encapsulate a modern beauty, for the strong and fashion focused woman.

 Lexi Clothing is immersed in a rich pedigree of couture with Andros Georgiou, son of Alexis George Founder and Creative Director Pat Georgiou at the helm of the label.

Calypso Short Dress - White LAVELIQ

Calypso Short Dress - White LAVELIQ

Ophelia Full Length Maxi Dress - White laveliq

Ophelia Full Length Maxi Dress - White LAVELIQ

 

 

 

 9. Love and Dawn

Started as a dream, based on a fantasy, Love and Dawn® is a line of swim & resort wear inspired to make a woman feel beautiful in her own skin. With an early love of fashion and constant day dreams of traveling the globe, designer Crystal Dawn envisioned opening a luxury swimwear shop with pieces that would make a woman feel confident and sexy while enjoying the best life she could imagine.

Each Love and Dawn piece is largely inspired by travel, the beauty of life and the constant pursuit of wandering until your heart's content. We design and construct our swim and resort wear in sunny California, made with the most delicate and finest fabrics.

Let’s step back, take a deep breath and enjoy life, together! We’re ecstatic to share our passion with you and make you feel undeniably sensational!

 

Playa Bella Top  LAVELIQ

Playa Bella Top LAVELIQ

Velvet Ipanema laveliq love and dawn

Velvet Ipanema LAVELIQ

 

10. Mijanou 

Established in 2012 Mijanou is fast making an impact on the international fashion scene. Company founder and creative director Karen Connell has built the label with a love of fashion and a passion for the beach to create something that is truly unique.

Born in Paris to a French mother and Australian father fused her strong sense of style and lifestyle. Growing up at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs she helped in her mother’s fashion business from age 12 and made her first commercial garment at age 16 selling at her mother’s market stall. Designing and making things from childrenswear to leather bags to womenswear and swimwear has always been her passion.

Fashion forward styling , exclusively designed prints and beautiful imported Italian fabrics are combined to create luxurious and timeless pieces. Pioneering swimwear as outerwear the pieces are extremely versatile and stylish. Structured garments, signature detailing and innovative techniques deliver a truly distinctive aesthetic.

Nomad Skirt laveliq mijanou

Nomad Skirt LAVELIQ

Cayman Dress laveliq mijanou

Cayman Dress LAVELIQ

 

 

11. BISJOUX

Born in Belgium, raised in New York City and a graduate of the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, Karin’s interest in art started at an early age. She is a true visual artist and has applied these skills through all mediums from paint to photography. Only recently have her passions brought her to jewelry design. “I want to create a line that represents the diversity in society, not to follow a trend, but create what inspires me and this line will allow me to do that”

All BISJOUX items are handcrafted giving them more soul. All hand castings are unique molds exclusive to BISJOUX. All items can be custom made in gold plated, sterling silver, polished brass, satin brass or darkened brass with a minimum of 25 pieces. Custom designs can be created exclusively for retailers with a minimum of 25 pieces.

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Bisjoux Brass Harness Cuff LAVELIQ

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Eiffel Cuff LAVELIQ

 

12. The Styled Collection

The Styled Collection is a curation of fashionable on-trend accessories at guilt-free pricing. We have been fortunate enough to be featured in publications like Redbook, Glamour UK, InStyle and much more. We have also have experienced great success with our collaborations with the fashion blogger community that have been attracted to our statement jewelry and fashionable pieces at reasonable prices.

Cobalt Aztec Drop Earrings LAVELIQ

Cobalt Aztec Drop Earrings LAVELIQ

 

13. Celine H2o

Born in 2013, Celine H2o features exotic and colorful inspirations. Each piece is entirely handmade by the designer of the brand, Celine Heiligenstein in her French based studio. Celine likes to follow her inspiration of the moment in creating unconventional, bold and eclectic pieces.

The mix and match of different styles, textures and materials is an integral part of the brand. Wood, ropes, colorful threads and gold mingles together to create an original piece of jewelry.

Kaori Necklace LAVELIQ

Kaori Necklace LAVELIQ

 

Orka Earrings laveliq

Orka Earrings LAVELIQ

 

 

 

14. EON Paris

Eon is a Parisian creative ready-to-wear brand, which offers a quality collection with minimalist and geometrical lines. It mixes parisian classy ready-to-wear with sportswear.

Everything is made in downtown Paris, in order to insure the quality of the production, and less transportation.

The collections are produced on a small scale to ensure both the traceability and the exclusivity of the articles. Each label shows the name of the persons who participated into the making of the item as well as its specific number. Each garment becomes a nearly unique object.

Overlapping Skirt LAVELIQ

Overlapping Skirt LAVELIQ

Arrow Body eon paris laveliq

Arrow Body LAVELIQ

 

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