When Miss Catherine Middleton walked through a door at St. James’s Palace and announced her engagement to Prince William, it wasn’t just her blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring that had people talking: who had made that blue dress? The brand responsible was Issa London, and the notoriety of that one moment catapulted the Brazilian fashion brand and its founder, Daniella Helayel, to international acclaim. While Helayel left Issa in 2013, this spring sees the launch of her new brand, Dhela. With a distinctively 70s look and feel, the collection stays loyal to her founding ethos—making women feel great in their own skin—while being a bit more footloose and fancy-free than than her previous work. Think riotous colour, patterns in voluminous proportions and gold lamé wide-leg trousers.

Dhela (0203 290 8220); @dhela

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