"For Spanish-based label Bimba & Lola, the future looks bright. Already present in 16 different countries since its inception in 2005, its youthful - yet accomplished - aesthetic and luxe separates has made the fashion industry sit up and take note - think Carven-meets-Jonathan Saunders and you'll be on the right lines.
For founders and designers Uxia and Maria Dominguez, the label is very much a family affair (the name came from their pet dogs, Bimba and Lola, hence their greyhound motif), and one that has nurtured a very personal design aesthetic. "To create Bimba & Lola we look for inspiration in nature, art, film - even in friends and family," Maria Dominguez told us. "We know each other really well and have great respect for one another, which helps when reaching agreements."
Until now the brand has managed to stay relatively under the radar, but with their autumn/winter 2012-2013 collection that is all set to change. This season the sisters have gone bold with geometric-print dresses, textured tweeds and striped fur, and for those with less of an extrovert temperament - there are neutral overcoats, block-colour skirts and sleek pleated trousers that have seasonal staples written all over them. Their easy, oversized silhouettes are a particular highlight.
"This collection is inspired by the hyper-culture concept, a mix of tradition with modernity, the rustic and the technological," Uxia Dominguez explained. "Because of this, we have achieved a combination of rich and technical fabrics and geometric prints with the more ornate."
With international expansion planned in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe, the girls will no doubt be arriving on a street near you very soon. "Our dream is to continue growing but never forgetting who we are." Let's hope that they don't as, for now, their accessible price points and uber-cool designs are proving to be a winning formula."