There are times when you can spot a piece of luxury clothing from afar. It’s got sparkle, it’s got charisma, and it’s *just* unique enough to be one step ahead of today’s commercial trends. And then there are other luxury pieces that are more simple to the eye, but their fit and touch give them straight away. The fabrics smell of authenticity, they melt onto your figure, slip effortless over your shoulders, and are a delight to touch.
When I stepped into the showroom for the mysterious debut collection of Japanese brand Donnah Mabel 2016 FW, I had NO clue what I was going to see. There was no website, no description. A street brand? Another commercial line? But with one sweeping look at the racks and presentation, it was immediately apparent: “My GOD! Is this…. a luxury brand!!?”