The trick to having your own style? Personalize and patent it by creating a one-of-a-kind apparel that only you possess. That’s how Gigi Hadid started the rise of customization in the middle of the year with her slew of personalized jackets, bombers and tops.
Individuality is now “in” fashion, with the possibilities of customization endless. Custom bags, made-to-order scarves and monogrammed leather jackets are just scraping the surface of the trend that has been adopted by big fashion houses like Proenza Schouler and Gucci. Here is a list of brands that offer a variety of customization services, ensuring that you will be able to find something to suit your style.
Chic, timeless, quality pieces are central to Dresshirt. Exuding a sense of elegance that can take you from the streets to a meeting – their shirt dresses are one of the easiest to style and have proved to be one of the most versatile pieces in any wardrobe. Also hopping on the choker trend, they have thick silk chokers with ample space to embroider your name on.
2. Bow & Drape
If you’re all for puns, quirky designs and sequins, you will fall in love with Bow & Drape’s apparel and accessories. Bow & Drape has many options for you to customize – sweaters, tote bags, even a pet sweatshirt. If you’re looking for how to style your new t-shirt or sweater, you can head down to their instagram page for some inspiration and come up with your own take.
Vintage denim jackets with quirky iron-on patches scream ’90s punk. Odessarae offers you the option of personalizing the staple outerwear with your name and some of their limited edition patches. Alternatively, revamp an old denim jacket at home with self-sourced iron-on patches and badges.
4. Danielle Guizio
The epitome of It-Girl chic, the bomber jacket is taking over the streets, especially so this fall. Many celebrities have been touting different versions of the bomber jacket, with some wearing elaborate embroidered pieces. The trick to personalization is having a basic piece so no attention is drawn away from your message. Emblazon the back of the basic bomber jacket with this cursive font to give it a feminine twist.
5. Clare V
A wide array of leather goods styled in Clare V’s signature clean cut design is made better with the option to emboss your initials on it for a personal touch. Their new fall collection features perfectly colour-blocked clutches that are so easy to tote to a casual day out.
6. The Mighty Company
For the bold and adventurous, the leather jackets from The Mighty Company are just the right mix of feminine and daring. The statement pieces with fringes at the back will definitely turn heads, or if you want something more subtle, their structured basic jackets with colour block detail are the epitome of biker-chic.
7. Pop & Suki
Step into the dreamy, pastel perfect world of Pop & Suki – the brainchild of model/actress Suki Waterhouse and television presenter Poppy Jamie. The best friends launched the debut accessories line in October this year, with the collection featuring two key bags – a camera bag and a tote – as well as an array of accessories. Their chic, clean camera bag has an option to print your name (or whatever you please) at the bottom, and add accessories like bag straps of different lengths, a BFF tag, tassels and even a luggage tag.