1XBLUE, the brainchild of designer and creative director Lois Saunders, is an emerging British fashion label to keep on your radar.
Since being founded in 2020, the brand debuted its vest made from football scarves and later a bodysuit made of gloves, which subsequently captured praise from fashion enthusiasts and designers alike. Saunders ability to transform upcycled textiles into eye-catching pieces is highlighted by her emphasis on sensuality, color, and varied textures. This sentiment is further cemented in the designer’s 1XGOLD line, which sees an array of sheer, hand-knitted garments that liberate those who wear the designs. Notably, the label has been worn by notable celebrities and influences such as Chi Virgo, The Clermont Twins, Brooke Candy, Kim Kardashian, Willow Smith, and Justine Skye are amongst its ever-growing list of fans.
1XBLUE’s latest arrivals include anime-inspired dresses and trousers, lace bodysuits and dresses with extreme cutouts, bikinis, and polyester shirts and skirts with prints on them among other pieces. Placing sustainability at the top of its ethos, the label often creates collections that are both made-to-order and created using upcycled materials. Thus, there are an array of different garments that don different materials and design elements that make them unique.
Among the several lace offerings, the Lace Bodysuit features cutouts at a thong-style bottom and detachable sleeves, whilst the Lace Cardigan boasts a V-neck with button closures and keyhole openings at the front. Meanwhile, the Lace Dress sees cutouts going along from the chest to thigh and legs in a way that accentuates the body’s natural curves. Each garment subtly contains open-knit stripes and branding throughout that make these standout pieces perfect for a night out. Elsewhere, 1XBLUE’s semi-sheer multicolor polyester tank top, long skirt, and mini skirt dons butterfly-inspired detailing with self-tie fastening at both the waistband and lower back.
The brand’s Anime Tops contain fixed shoulder straps and an adjustable pin-buckle strap at the front. Matching knit trousers, in both blue and pink, feature an elasticized waistband and print all-over. Other pieces include green camouflage tank tops as well as trousers accompanied by a double knit cotton balaclava in pink and green color options. Dubbed the Bear Balaclava, there are ears at the top with topstitching throughout the design in addition to branding on the neck. There are a number of other pieces such as the Tease Mini Dress and Leo Tracksuit that highlight Lois Saunder’s affinity for materials and varied design styles.
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