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The best of London Fashion Week 2021

The latest iteration of London Fashion Week has just wrapped up – and here are our highlights from the new collections

By Nick Hendry ______  Check the original article here

AETER was only established two years ago, creating handmade leather accessories, but has already made a name for themselves at the forefront of sustainable practice and sleek, modern design.

All material used to craft their bags and wallets is sourced as by-product from the meat industry, and any off-cuts after the pieces are finished are used to create unique items of jewellery.

The two-person design team are both Taiwanese, splitting time between London and Taipei, but use the architecture and atmosphere of their adopted “second home” to inspire their work.

The bold lines of their bags are immediately recognisable as inspired by the London skyline, but the construction of each is designed to move and re-form as items are placed inside, allowing for maximum use of the space available.

A dedicated menswear line – to sit alongside the smaller, more feminine examples and larger unisex totes already available – was planned for this year, but delayed by pandemic-related issues with manufacture.

The youngest brand on this list, but already one with something promising to look forward to.

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