5 female-powered fashion labels you need to know about

To mark International Women’s Day, our fashion assistant picks five female-powered buzz brands to have on your radar this year…

Toolally

Mags Walker, the woman behind Toolally set out to make sure her designs allowed women to have confidence in their style. Moving her career from Finance to Fashion, Mags has created a brand that uses bold statement pieces that in a subtle way add some personality to your wardrobe.
Earrings, £60, toolally.com

Kitri

Haeni Kim, the founder of Kitri, has built up her brand since launching in March 2017 with the help of a small group of passionate creatives. They have tirelessly worked to bring a collection of versatile pieces that are classic but playful suiting the demands of the modern woman.
Dress, £125, Kitri, kitristudio.com

Mother of Pearl

Amy Powney joined MOP in 2006, she draws on references from her childhood, inspired by the strength and femininity of the women who surrounded her. The brand often takes a fun twist to print and design, striking a balance between causal and luxury.
Top, £95, motherofpearl.co.uk

Paloma Blue

Founder of Paloma Blue, Ariana Stein has always been inspired by stylish travel, beach culture and the elegant glamour of the 70s. Ariana and joint Creative Director Charlotte Lewis created a label that fulfilled this idea, a destination label for beautifully crafted separates that take you from beach to city and day to night.
Trousers, £195, Paloma Blue, paloma-blue.com

Penelope Chilvers

Penelope has gone from crafting on her kitchen table selling pairs of the Long Tassel Boots to being sold in a leading Notting Hill boutique and showing at Paris fashion week. The collection has grown and offers a range of handmade leather boots, sandals and sneakers. Penelope Chilvers is a brand with a reputation for suberb quality, comfort and effortless – they are wardrobe staples. Timeless and made to last.
Bag, £299, Penelope Chilvers, penelopechilvers.com

Feature by Joanne Toolan