If you are on the lookout for beautiful timeless garments to add to your fall capsule wardrobe look no further! Sister brands Lou Black and Acurrator are London-based cruelty free brands with personality-defining pieces.
These brands aim to produce fashion that is easy on the eyes and the environment. Although not yet 100% sustainble, Lou Black and Acurrator have so far incorporated organic cotton, recycled polyester, and up-cycled fabrics into their designs. Nevertheless, all pieces are vegan and cruelty-free (no animal hides or furs).
Lou Black and Acurrator work directly with factories and ateliers in Europe, where they work side by side with seamstresses. As their collections are made in small batches, items may differ from previous batches – making for unique personal pieces.
Both brands work with Women for Women, an international organisation that assists women survivors of war with rebuilding their lives and choose their own future. 10% of the brands’ profits are re-directed to Women for Women. If you want to make a direct donation to this organisation, let the brands know and they will give you a discount code for any purchase on their site!
Although both Acurrator and Lou Black have timeless designs, they differ in their aesthetics. Acurrator defines itself as “fashion week minimalist aesthetic, at high street prices” whereas Lou Black is a contemporary brand with “timeless pieces and feminine silhouettes”. No matter your personal style, there is likely a piece curated for you! If you would like an item adjusted, simply contact the brands to give your piece a longer lifecycle through reparation or alteration.
I met Holly of Leotie Lovely by London Bridge over the summer for a catch up, and we both wore lovely pieces from Acurrator.
Holly wore the Black Jumpsuit with Plunging Neckline, a versatile piece that can be worn either dressed up or down. This timeless beauty was made in Bucharest.
I wore the White Double Breasted Dress, a season-less piece with a deconstructed minimalist look, also made in Bucharest. I love this dress for its loose fit! Even though it has a slightly more fitted waist I was able to wear it up until 7 months pregnant (although it might have helped that I am petite). The dress can either be worn by itself but also looks amazing paired up with a long skirt and transformed into an elegant top!
If you have a larger bust, it could be good to keep in mind that the breast laples are not sewn to the dress, so the laples don’t stay put. It would, however, only take a few stitches to keep them in place.
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By: Basically Nataly