Fashion Buyer Rebe Burgess On The Six Brands To Wear This Spring

09.09.19

MUSE Boutique buyer, Rebe Burgess, travels to New York and Paris a few times each year to curate an edit of brands her customer will want to wear over the next six to nine months: “The edit usually consists of about 25 designers and my buying trips involve really long days with back-to-back appointments. Depending on what catches my eye and how many brands are in a showroom, I could easily spend half a day in a single spot.”

To me, Burgess has an enviable eye for both emerging labels that feel fresh and exciting, and heritage brands experiencing a renaissance, so I spoke with her (while in-transit to New York for her first round of SS20 buying appointments) to find out exactly which designers she predicts we’ll be coveting in the forthcoming warmer months.

Rebe Burgess wearing Lee Mathews from MUSE Boutique

STAUD

Stockist: Soon to be at MUSE! Or online at Net-A-Porter.

Why You Love It: “Their attention to detail and super-fun use of colour. It’s such an accessible brand.”

The Piece That Won You Over: “It has to be their Bissett bucket bag – a style they run every single season!”

MATTEAU

Stockist: MUSE Boutique or Matteau-Store.com

Why You Love It: “I adore their silhouettes and simple yet considered aesthetic. Each style is effortless and totally wearable, with so many styles that transition from the beach to the streets.”

The Piece That Won You Over:The black fringe dress from Resort 2020, arriving at MUSE in November! This will be my uniform of choice all summer long paired with chunky slides and wide brim Panama hat.”

FRANKIE SHOP

Stockist: Net-A-Porter and TheFrankieShop.com

Why You Love It:Frankie Shop is my go-to when I’m visiting New York or Paris. Along with stocking a range of on-the-pulse brands, they also have their own eponymous label and I couldn’t be more obsessed. It’s unfussy, affordable and super chic – everyday wear for the modern It girl.”

The Piece That Won You Over:This jumpsuit which I have just purchased since arriving in New York yesterday! I’d had my eye on it for a while and Frankie Shop finally re-stocked it after selling out the first time around.”

MARTHA CALVO

Stockist: In-store at MUSE Boutique and online at MarthaCalvo.com

Why You Love It:Martha Calvo is a super-fun resort jewellery label, perfect for wearing throughout summer over swimsuits or layered with a dress on warm nights – I’m looking forward to layering my gold chains and Martha Calvo necklaces over my one pieces when the weather heats up. Bonus point: their jewellery doesn’t tarnish in the ocean!”

The Piece That Won You Over:This necklace, which comes with a matching bracelet! I’m a sucker for a good set.”

GEORGIA JAY

Stockist: GeorgiaJay.com

Why You Love It: “Have you seen the exclusive collection of bags they did with Moda Operandi?! Georgia Jay have literally created the most perfect collection of midi-sized handbags in beautiful leathery tones and textures. The brand is classic and purposeful, with just the right amount of quirk. Plus each bag is hand-made in New Zealand.”

The Piece That Won You Over: “I love my Little Ombra handbag in “Chalk”. It’s the perfect size for an everyday on-the-go bag and I now want one in every colour.”

CHRISTOPHER ESBER

Stockist: MUSE Boutique

Why You Love It: “He’s a genius designer. Christopher’s designs are really special and I particularly appreciate his mix of structure and femininity.”

The Piece That Won You Over: THIS DRESS! It’s an engineered masterpiece. You can wear it in so many different ways – as a top, dress, or skirt. What’s not to love?”


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