With a heatwave on the way, after a soggy July in the UK, the last of summer’s sun calls for a wardrobe revival. But what if you could shop beyond seasonal trends and invest in timeless pieces from smaller brands to make the last of your holiday buys better? Because shows you how to curate a forever summer wardrobe with unique, craft-focused pieces from exciting emerging designers that not only stand out from the crowd but also contribute to a more conscious fashion industry.

It’s not too late to stock up on summer staples that will last this summer and the next…


Channelling the easy-breezy aesthetic of Mediterranean life, with a touch of Turkish flair, indie brand Siedrés’ pop-up in Mayfair at the beginning of summer caught our attention here at Because HQ. But fear not, you can still get a load of the brand’s off-duty cool, perfect for sun-soaked destinations and last-of summer festivals alike. With nostalgic kaleidoscopic prints, and warm hues of tangerine, avocado green and ochre you’ll be wearing these looks into autumn and for seasons to come.

Luna Del Pinal

Gabriela Luna and Corina Del Pinal founded their destination-led, artisanal brand, Luna Del Pinal, after gaining impetus from the artisanal heritage of Latin America. The London-based brand's collections are entirely produced in Guatemala by local artisans from marginalised communities, combining quality craftsmanship with contemporary femininity. The brand’s cute crochets and beaded cut-out separates make the perfect conscious addition to your forever summer wardrobe.

Supriya Lele

London-based fashion designer, Supriya Lele has garnered a tribe of loyal followers with her slashy asymmetric cuts, mesh-layering and powerful use of colour. For summer, the designer scattered jewel-toned amethyst and sapphire into her collection. Stand-outs are crochet netted tops, trousers and dresses, awash with shimmering sequins fit for parading the coastline layered over a bikini or into party season with a simple slip. We’re excited to see Supriya back on schedule at London Fashion Week this September to present her SS24 collection, which no doubt with have us equally weak at the knees.