Darimeya
Darimeya's eye-poppingly bold jumper dresses and tunics are all over the forums, hot property on Ebay and a big hit with celebs, but the label is still managing to maintain a certain underground je ne sais quoi that borders on the frustratingly elusive...where are these delectable items coming from!? For a while, it troubled me in my sleep. And then, on a recent shopping trip with my mother, it hit me...

They are a vision from our collective childhoods; physical manifestations of a past that consisted of make-at-home floral tunics and dress-up ragdolls that wore the same clothes as you...

OK, maybe I'm just admitting to being a poor detective here, but there's definitely a bit of a cloth kits nostalgia thing going on here. (Remember cloth kits? Any child of the 80s  with a frustrated fashion designer for a mother will be familiar with the decorative smocks that came in ready-to-sew flatpacks).

The truth? Darimeya (or Dari Meya, depending on where you look) started off in London's Spitalfields and Portobello markets, and is now stocked in Topshop's Oxford Circus store and on ASOS.com (where they now have more stock of the elusive tunic sported by Kate Moss, Peaches Geldof and Keisha Buchanan). Or there's always eBay...