new designer brands, velda tanThe brands that style stars like Velda Tan are wearing; see our hit list to find out where to shop for these labels! Image: Velda Tan/ Instagram

1. Self Portrait Studio
WHAT: This London-based label has plenty of pretty lace dresses, crop tops, culottes and slouchy knits for the OL (office lady) who loves her feminine, figure-flattering pieces. The brand’s already a hot favourite with style bloggers including Aimee Song, Chiara Ferragni as well as Singapore style star Velda Tan.

7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion 

Self-Portrait organza and voile dress and Self-Portrait lace and mesh mini dress, both $555.39 each from Net-A-Porter

GET IT FROM: E-retailers including ASOS, Net-A-Porter, the Self Portrait Studio, Et-it-kit e-stores and Et-it-kit at 34 Kandahar Street in Singapore.

2. Finery London
WHAT: Be it minimalist can’t-go-wrong basics to flower-filled printed finds, this British high street brand may just become your new go-to for workwear. Top picks for Spring Summer 2015 include printed lace pieces and on-trend mid length culottes.

7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion 

(L-R): Finery London polyester blend skirt, $69.90, polyester blend culotte jumpsuit, $129, lace and cotton shift dress, $139 from Zalora Singapore

GET IT FROM: Zalora Singapore and Finery London

3. Man Chien
WHAT: You’re quite literally owning a piece of art from this brand, as everything from this young eponymous designer label from Malaysia has been hand-made, from the skirts to the unusual paper-and-wood bags. Even the fireflies-like motifs that you see on the skirts and dresses have been drawn by hand with crayons and then treated to preserve its vibrant colours. The small-scale production means few pieces of each design are available, which ups this label’s exclusivity too.

7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion 

Man Chien cotton skirt, $699, neoprene dress, $559, leather and wood bag, $499 from Cool-Find The Online Store

GET IT FROM: Cool-Find The Online Store

4. Twisty Parallel Universe
WHAT: Founded by Italian designer Marianna Rosati, this label makes art and fashion collide in a fun mish-mash of graphic prints and patterns. Get your hands on their statement pieces, before more of your stylish friends get a hold of these too.

7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion 

Twisty Parallel Universe cotton blend dress, $785 and polyester blend sweatshirt, $266 from Club 21 eShop

GET IT FROM: Club 21 eShop

5. Kimmy J
WHAT: This young South Korean label is already a wardrobe staple of Korean celebrities like K-pop star Ailee and the stars from Brown Eyed Girls, just to name a few. It’s easy to see why, once you’ve seen the sleek faux leather styles and metallic pieces.

7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion 

(L-R): Kimmy J polyester slit skirt, $159.19, polyester shorts, $117, rayon blend dress, $208 from SheShops

GET IT FROM: SheShops The Online Store

6. Yii
WHAT: The Malaysian fashion label goes big on statement pieces for the creative office lady. Expect curious and fun graphic prints, crop tops and paint-splattered finds to match your artsy side.

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(L-R): Yii neoprene mini dress, $489, neoprene tank top, $289, cotton shirt, $489 from Cool-Find The Online Store

GET IT FROM: Cool-Find The Online Store

7. I AM by Andrea Moore
WHAT: Office ladies with a penchant for quirky-cute details should check out this label. You’ll find colourful styles with geometric prints from the sister line of New Zealand label Andrea Moore; this season sees cute cat and mouse motifs all over tees, dresses and skirts.

 7 new designer brands to shop online for workwear and weekend fashion

I AM by Andrea Moore jacquard dress, $373.78 from SheShops

I AM by Andrea Moore dress and sweater

I AM by Andrea Moore polyester crepe dress, $281 and I AM by Andrea Moore cotton blend sweater, $336 from She Shops The Online Store.

GET IT FROM: SheShops The Online Store