Sophie Hulme first came to my attention a few months ago when I dropped by Start Boutique on Rivington Street . Her designs are so beautifully minimalist, clean and utilitarian, and I’m a particular fan of her handbags. The leather tote bag (number 29 on her look book below) is currently on my wish list – roll on pay day! I’m not the only one who has been coveting Hulme’s designs. ELLE selected her as one of the bright young things to win their Talent Launch Pad award at the end of 2011 alongside Claudia Catzeflis, Saloni and Vassilisa. Definitely one to watch.