Luxury womenswear brand CLAN is known for its sophisticated separates and stylish dresses, designed with the modern woman in mind. Founded in 2011 by sisters Teni, Aba and Tiwa Sagoe, who are also the daughters of prominent Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe, the fashion pedigree of the designers is evident in the brand’s output. CLAN’s designs are all about highlighting and empowering women via flattering silhouettes that show off the figure, and playful, colorful pieces that express the wearer’s personality.
With every collection that CLAN sends down the runway, it’s always hard to choose a favorite item and the AW20 collection was no different; from strong, monochromatic dresses to boldly patterned looks, it’s very easy to be spoilt for choice. But now that our biannual sale is on, here’s your chance to grab the CLAN pieces you may have had your eye on, without breaking the bank. To help you out, we’re narrowing it down to three pieces that will make great additions to every stylish woman’s wardrobe.
1. The dress
Shop the Color-Block Short-Sleeve Button Dress
Why blend in when you can stand out? This Color-Block Short-Sleeve Button Dress has been a Folklore favorite ever since we saw it walking down the runway. It’s perfect for making a sartorial statement, thanks to its asymmetric, double-breasted design, and the earthy hues contrasted with fiery red. The colorful, round button details only add to its uniqueness. The suedette texture of the fabric gives it some dimension while the contrast stitching and cut-away shoulders lend it a sleek, modern touch.
2. The crop top
Shop the Mono Strap Crop Top
Every season is crop-top season, no matter what temperature the Weather App says it is outside. This Mono Strap Crop Top is easy to dress up or down, and can effortlessly transition from one occasion to the next. Wear it with jeans and sneakers for day in the city and for night, swap denim for a leather skirt, add a pair of high-heeled boots, and a clutch bag for your essentials. The olive-green hue works as a neutral color that you can plan the rest of your outfit around, while the corset-style panel design helps it hug the contours of the body for a comfortable fit. What’s more, it’s great for dressing from the waist up, perfect for all those Zoom parties.
3. The pants
Shop the PU High-Waist Bootcut Pant
They may be associated with motorcycle riders, rock stars and cowboys, but the trend for leather pants is here to stay so if you are yet to participate in it, now is the perfect time. A leather item is the easiest way to add a rock ‘n’ roll edge to your wardrobe and you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of leather trousers. This PU High-Waist Bootcut pair by CLAN is made from vegan leather and features a wide-leg silhouette that effortlessly blends the comfort of casualwear with leather’s soft smartness. Its high waist is super flattering and the elongated hem creates a streamlined, feminine shape. Extremely wearable, wear yours with a crisp, white button-down shirt and a structured blazer for work, or style it with a fitted T-shirt for a chic smart-casual look.