9 New goop Shop Designers We’re Loving
Photo courtesy of Lié Studios
Every few months, we like to introduce the fashion brands we’ve added to the goop shop of late and share what makes them special. Our current freshman standouts include an Aussie swim label that creates suits on a scale of itty-bitty to full coverage, a Danish womenswear designer whose dresses make you feel like the main character, and an ethical jewelry brand you can feel good about getting behind.
SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE
What we love about Sophie Bille Brahe is her ability to make widely used materials like gold, pearls, and diamonds feel fresh. The Copenhagen-based designer’s earrings, necklaces, and rings have a whimsical, slightly celestial, almost otherworldly quality (which tracks, since—fun fact—she’s a descendant of the 16th-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe). Her signature Croissant de Lune earring put her on the map, but we’re particularly fond of her pearl Peggy necklace, which is somehow both coolly modern and forever-classic.
Cofounders, models, and twin sisters Amalie and Cecilie Moosgaard have always been in lockstep: They were scouted in Denmark together, booked their runway debut at Prada together, and now, seven years later, are building a jewelry brand together. As self-proclaimed uniform dressers, their goal with Lié Studio is to create simple, classic jewelry that you can wear every day (and with just about everything). Better still, each stud or statement chain is made of gold-plated brass or sterling silver, so it won’t break the bank.
BY MALENE BIRGER
While this editor-approved brand has been around since 2003, By Malene Birger is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. That’s due in large part to its leaders, creative director Maja Dixdotter and CEO Ellen Dixdotter, who were brought on in 2020 to reshape the brand’s identity. The new vibe? Scandinavian minimalism with a bohemian bent. Expect clean silhouettes, flowing fabrics, and quietly cool details that add just enough impact without ever doing too much (the contrast trim on that black caftan: so good).
ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BY MALENE BIRGER SKIRT, goop, $1,100; BY MALENE BIRGER SHIRT, goop, $300; BY MALENE BIRGER DRESS, goop, $630; BY MALENE BIRGER PANTS, goop, $430; BY MALENE BIRGER DRESS, goop, $730
ALL THAT REMAINS
In a fast fashion world, All That Remains is a breath of fresh air. Each limited-edition piece is skillfully handcrafted by Indonesian artisans using time-honored techniques, meaning no two are identical. You’ll fall, as we did, for the feminine yet unfussy silhouettes and the intricate finishes, including (but not limited to) floral appliqué, hand-cut lace, and broderie anglaise.
The brilliance of this Aussie swimwear brand boils down to two things: fit and fabric. In Fella’s early days, every swimsuit was made to order. Now, over a decade later, the measurements are dialed in, and the brand offers a range of styles—from modest maillots (above) to itty-bitty bikinis (below)—in its signature ribbed fabric or luxe recycled Italian Lycra.
Tabayer founder Nigora Tokhtabayeva credits the Oera collection, pictured above, to her friends: She wanted to make an amulet that all of them could wear, regardless of background or belief system. Inspired by American modernist sculpture (Noguchi’s Slide Mantra was an early influence), these personal talismans are defined by their smooth curves and satisfying heft—and the fact that they’re made of certified Fairmined gold, which comes from small-scale mines that put people (and the planet) first.
ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: TABAYER BRACELET, goop, $24,500; TABAYER BRACELET, goop, $7,700; TABAYER NECKLACE, goop, $2,350; TABAYER RING, goop, $3,200; TABAYER EARRINGS, goop, $6,900; TABAYER EARRINGS, goop, $5,100; TABAYER RING, goop, $3,200
Drawing on both her childhood in China and her current life in Sweden, Lisa Yang makes chic, minimalist knitwear that bears traces of both cultures. She inherited the East’s deep respect for the natural world, which is why her label exclusively uses GOTS-certified cashmere; from Stockholm, she acquired her love of clean lines and muted palettes. Her carefully considered collections are elegant, understated, and above all, wearable—meant to be enjoyed every day, and for many decades to come.
CASHMERE IN LOVE
The idea for Cashmere in Love came to Esra Bezek Dikencik during a fashion marketing course at Parsons. The assignment: choose a raw material and learn everything you can about it, from sourcing to production to the key players in the space. After doing her homework (ha), Dikencik realized there was a gap in the market—a need for cashmere styles that were cooler than the staid cardigans and crewnecks offered at the time. Now she makes things like bodysuits, ultrafine tees, and jumpers of the nonboring variety.
Meet the Dane making fashion fun: After earning an MA from the Royal College of Art in London, Cecilie Bahnsen worked at Erdem for four years before striking out on her own in 2015. In 2016, she won the distinguished Dansk Design Talent Award, and in 2017, she became an LVMH Prize finalist. Her first collection was immediately picked up by Dover Street Market, an avant-garde concept store that features emerging designers, and her success ballooned from there.
Expertly constructed from texture-rich fabrics like organza and Jacquard, her architectural dresses, tops, and skirts are feminine without feeling princess-y. And they’re not overly precious, either. Our advice? Do as the Scandinavians do and style them with sneakers, Suicokes—or whatever you damn well please.
ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: CECILIE BAHNSEN TOP, goop, $750; CECILIE BAHNSEN DRESS, goop, $2,800; CECILIE BAHNSEN SUNDRESS, goop, $2,500; CECILIE BAHNSEN TOP, goop, $1,000; CECILIE BAHNSEN DRESS, goop, $2,054