Charlotte Simone

The name Charlotte Beecham might not be familiar to you, but her designs almost certainly will be. Firstly, because they’ve been worn by everyone from Alexa Chung to Olivia Palermo, and secondly, because they’re dazzlingly bright and brilliantly fluffy. Set up in 2011 with a sample crafted from New York’s Garment District and a £6,000 parental loan, Charlotte Simone (the name Beecham gave her brand) has earned a stellar reputation for turning out beautifully made, playful statement accessories in real and faux fur. While the original popsicle scarves quickly became a cult item, Beecham cracked the fashion-world equivalent of the sophomore album curse by reinventing her scarves’ proportions as well as turning to hats and bags. Based in London, the new collection (which was incidentally photographed in Beecham’s parents’ back garden) proves why fluff isn’t just for deepest darkest winter. Ditch the coat, whack one of these on and take spring layering to the next level.

Charlotte Simone, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RJ (020 7235 5000); @charlottesimone_

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