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If colour and pop are your thing, these 16 brands like Gorman should be on your radar

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Known for its affinity with vibrant colouring and eclectic prints, Gorman is a brand that has a place in the hearts of many. Its iconic patterned raincoats are often trundled out for the winter whether they be adorned with spots, squiggles or croissants for a distinctly Parisian twist. Brands like Gorman embody the ethos of more-is-more and are never afraid to experiment with new colour combinations and fabric textures for the season ahead and while we head into winter in Australia, our wardrobes don't need to become as grey as the skies outside. Here, we've chosen our 16 favourite brands like Gorman to add some colour and pop to your closet.

 

Marimekko 

 

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Marimekko is a finish textiles, clothing and homewares company founded in Helskini in 1951. The brainchild of Viljo and Army Ratia, the brand has become a staple for those with colourful wardrobes who like their clothing to match their cutlery.

 

Variety Hour

 

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Helmed by Cassie Byrnes, this Melbourne-based brand specialises in thoughtfully crafted, small batch drops of vibrant, printed garments.

 

Leonard Street

 

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Born accidentally from experimentation and doodles, Leonard Street is an ode to print and bold colouring. Each collection takes cues from the imaginative world of children's stores, folklore and myths.

 

Ganni

 

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A Scandinavian brand that has made waves across the world, GANNI are your go-to for all things gingham, smocking and puff sleeves. Lead by Nicolaj and Ditte Reffstrup, it is sustainably minded and abundant in hearty colour palettes.

 

Dodo Bar Or

 

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For your next vactation or weekend spent by the beach – inevitably a few months away if you’re in the southern hemisphere – Dodo Bar Or’s eclectic prints and silhouettes are primed for sunshine and a sheen of sea salt spray.

 

Emporio Sirenuse

 

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As the name suggests, Emporio Sirenusse is inspired by the Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano, Italy, known for its opulent furnishings, tiling and view. A blend of resort wear with quintessential vibrant dressing, a more-is-more approach is taken with every garment.

 

Solomon Street

 

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At the heart of South Australian brand Soloman Street are the core values of sustainability, wearability and fun. From fruit salad-printed activewear to bright hues smattering ready-to-wear offerings, the brand is much like Gorman through the employment of refreshing prints and cuts.

 

Juliet Dunn

 

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Sun-drenched colours awash across Juliet Dunn collections, made with Indian traditional artisan technique. Having launched her eponymous brand in the 70s, Dunn pivoted to resort wear in 2000, and we are all the more rich in summer attire options for it.

 

Rhode

 

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Launched in 2014 by best friend duo Phoebe and Puma, Rhode carry a lively, feminine collection drenched in vibrant prints, colours and varied silhouettes. From florals to spots to paisley, the brand carries a wide range of options.

 

Binny

 

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Known for bold prints and quirky, seasonal motifs, Binny fit the bill for an eclectic mixture of colours and silhouettes to be added into your wardrobe.

  

Johanna Ortiz

 

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Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz’s eponymous brand frequently employs ruffles, feminine prints and off-the-shoulder silhouettes throughout collections made for those who aren’t afraid to experiment with colour.

 

Louisa Ballou

 

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Much like Gorman, Louisa Ballou is one of many brands combining eccentricity with functionality. Minimalists looking to venture out of their monochromatic wardrobe, this maybe the brand with which to text the waters of maximalism.

 

Mira Mikati Studio

 

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Self-described as being rooted in “smile-inducing detailing,” Mira Mikati Studio is known for carrying an abundance of colour, print and contrasting fabric for the ultimate in more-is-more dressing.

 

La Veste

 

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Founded in 2018 by Blanca Miro and Maria de la Orden, Le Veste was initially a passion project formed out of a love of clothes. Each piece is responsibly made in Spain and known for its longevity, and its colouring a hallmark of many brands like Gorman.

 

Saloni

 

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For more than 10 years, Saloni has grown into a brand renowned for its vibrant prints, classic fits and inspiration taken from founder Saloni Lodha’s Indian heritage. The brand is now a firm favourite with those who have a penchant for colour.

ELK the Label

 

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Founded by Marnie Gooding, ELK the Label are underpinned by conscious practices in their design, with garments made to last. With a mixture of eclectic prints and vibrant colours carried alongside muted hues, there's something for all at ELK.

 

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