Must Have Designer Leather Jackets This Winter


Muubaa-Cion-Leather-jacketLuscious butter-soft leather is irresistible, even more so when it comes in these sexy and elegant designer jackets from British designer Muubaa. If you haven’t yet discovered their Must Have range of stunning leather jackets then you need to get hold of one quick and see what you’re missing.

They’ve just arrived in South Africa at ShopLabel, and aren’t going to be left hanging neglected on a rail for more than about a minute!

This is what Muubaa say about their designer leather range.

“Our design philosophy is about creating current yet timeless pieces that every woman can make her own, everyday. We take what we know to be possible with leather, and push it, often surprising with new ways to use and wear it.”

So which is your hot favourite? The sexy Cion, the sleek Kendyll or dead gorgeous Meggie?


Wrap Up Warm In Iconic Designs

Lily and Lionel - Asher scarfLily and Lionel is the latest designer label to take South Africa by storm. Their luxury scarves come in a glorious variety of iconic designs, from animal print to sleek cityscapes and bright watercolour florals.

All the scarves are soft  and light in silk/wool blends or 100% fine wool, perfect for urban style hunters to dress up a chic winter look.

The signature Asher scarf in its striking leopard print has to be one of the hottest accessories of the season, but the London and New York cityscapes are also tempting. Lily & Lionel New York scarf

Which would you go for this winter?

Artemis Wragge For Exquisite Cashmere Scarves

artemis-wragge-cashmere-scarvesThe most stylish of cashmere scarves in a gossamer lightweight weave, Artemis Wragge’s beautiful creations are an absolute must for this winter.

South African designers, Diana Wragge and Roy Curitz, restore an inimitable mystique and cachet to the cashmere scarf, creating masterpieces in this luxurious yarn that you will treasure for years.

The Artemis Wragge collection is made from the finest quality cashmere from Inner Mongolia and is woven exquisitely. The gossamer collection is so fine that it will easily pass the ultimate test of slipping through a wedding band. artemis wragge-cashmere-printed-scaves

Also look out for the label’s gorgeous printed scarves in a rich cashmere and silk blend.

This Seasons Hottest Jacket

IRO-Agnette-Red-Distressed-JacketHot fashion item of the moment, this stunning IRO Agnette jacket is flying out of stores worldwide. Fashion fundis are seeking far and wide to get their hands on one, so if you’ve been lingering over your winter wardrobe decisions now is not the time to hesitate.

South Africa’s top online designer fashion store ShopLabel still has stock in red, cream and black, so get there before the secret leaks out and these coveted IRO jackets all wing their ways overseas!

Is Floral the New Cheetah?

Katie Holmes in Current/Elliot floral skinny jeansDesigner jeans trends seem to skip through so fast that you blink and you miss it. Spring in the northern hemisphere has inspired a rash of blossom – floral look skinny jeans have stolen the limelight from the leopards, cheetahs and reptiles of last month.

There seem to be two camps – those who think that the new florals look like their grandma’s taste in interior decor, and those who love the fresh colours and designs.

Plenty of celebrities have been snapped in the Current/Elliott florals already, like Katie Holmes in the picture, and they look great with heels and plain Ts or long cardigans.

What’s perfect for spring over there, looks set to go down a storm for autumn and winter over here too and Current/Elliott’s Stilletto Skinny in Red Rose are available online  from ShopLabel, so we can get ahead on the latest fresh fashion trends in designer jeans.

Designer Fashion Gearing Up For Winter

IRO leather jacketSo the beach weather isn’t quite over yet, but an autumnal nip in early mornings in the Cape has us looking towards our winter wardrobes in anticipation.
The winter staples are just arriving in designer fashion stores all over SA and here are a few essentials to look out for:

Cashmere scarves
Soft and luxurious a beautifully crafted cashmere scarf will see you through chilly winter mornings and evenings in style.

Tailored blazer or chic and edgy with a distressed feel, the jacket is an essential piece this winter. IRO have some great options in red, black or white. Make sure you have a leather jacket ready to wear for a casual and edgy look too.

Equipment label silk shirtSilk Shirts
A silk shirt can uplevel your whole winter wardrobe in one move. Dress up some skinny jeans for a more formal day look or pair one with skirt and boots for work wear. Plain neutral colours in white, grey or taupe are versatile but you can also have fun with the statement making prints available this season – think leopard print or star spangles.

Textured knits
Keep warm with an elegant textured knit – perhaps a slim fit cardigan.

Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are still de rigueur and come in an even wider choice of prints, colours and finishes. Check out JBrand’s latest range for some useful winter staples, or Current/Elliott for some fancy leopard prints in pastel.

Grab these and other upcoming trends in designer fashion from ShopLabel –some of them are still only available on pre-order, but you can make sure of the best pieces now, so your winter wardrobe is ahead of the game.

Leopard Print Jeans Go Pastel

Pastel leopard print designer jeans in peachThe hottest new take on the leopard print trend, is these pastel leopard skinny jeans from Current/Elliot.

These designer jeans are part of the latest SS12 collection aimed at those heading for spring in the Northern hemisphere.So pretty and they come in peach or cashmere blue. Perfect with a slouchy knit or a simple silk shirt.

For us in South Africa they are just in time for the last months of summer, heading into autumn, but there’s no reason that they shouldn’t also look good as part of our winter wardrobes, once summer finally loses its grip.
Pastel leopard print skinny jeans in blue
Which do you like best Cashmere blue or Dusty Peach?

They are just in at ShopLabel if you want to get your hands on some of these irresistible designer jeans right now.

Printed Jeans – Are You A Snake Or A Leopard?

Leopard print designer jeansSnake print designer jeansIf you haven’t yet latched onto this season’s animal print jeans trend then it’s time to make the tough decision…

Are you a snake or are you a leopard?

Sinuous scales or sophisticated spots?


Both go perfectly with skinny jeans, which can be paired with a silk tee and statement heels for a cocktail party or dressed down for day wear.

The secret to styling these jeans for elegance rather than overkill, is to keep tops and shoes plain and simple – let the jeans be the focus of your look… and don’t mix your animals!

Track down J brand animal print designer jeans in snow leopard or matt boa.

Christopher Kane Summer Neon Style

Christopher Kane neon jacketWith all the top designer fashion collections geared for Europe’s winter, it can be hard for us in the Southern hemisphere to get our hands on cutting-edge style that is all set for our seasons.

Luckily for us Christopher Kane / J-brand have released a stunning resort collection full of sparkling neon colour perfect for our upcoming summer holidays!

Look at these stunning colours in simple well-cut, Christopher Kane style. There are stretch denim jackets, shorts, cut-off shorts, mid-rise flared jeans all in gorgeous shades of neon pink, orange, yellow and green.

Christopher Kane neon jacketThis neon collection is now available online from net-a-porter.

Or check out J-Brand classic jeans,skinnies and jodhpur jeans at ShopLabel, for the same inimitable style in their signature brights and classic colours.

IRO – Parisian Chic

IRO - autumn/winter 2011Paris fashion is synonymous with haute couture, resonating with world-famous, big names from Dior to Givenchy. But there is also an up and coming bunch of young, accessible Paris designers, bringing streetwise fashion to the hip crowd. IRO is one of our best.

Design duo, brothers Arik and Laurent Bitton, started their careers as rock musicians in New York. Returning to their native France in 2004, they brought with them an appreciation of New York street fashion. They have managed to combine street style with Parisian chic in a way that has caught the attention of many celebrities, finally winning the ultimate seal of approval of an order directly from Kate Moss for their Kilav t-shirt.

Slouchy T shirts in luxurious materials, sexy jackets and gorgeous knits are the hallmark of the brand, and are being snapped up for their effortless casual chic. What’s not to love about Paris fashion with an affordable price tag!

If you can’t make to to Paris to browse an IRO store, look for an exciting selection of IRO designer fashion on ShopLabel, the online designer label store based in South Africa.