The fashion world is bursting at the seams with well-known labels that blur the line between designer and corporate brand.
In this business year by year fresh blood generates diversity and caliber emerging design, so watch out for the younger generation of designers, some you might don’t know yet, but others have been sliding under-the-radar for a while now.
Designing a cohesive collection of clothes that push boundaries without looking like everyone is essential to be distinguished.
These designers have vision and creativity in their minds, but more importantly, they’ve made amazing clothes that we want to wear.
Daniel Silverstain’s clothes feel good to wear, but don’t call them “easy.” Made for the person who wouldn’t own anything she merely feels lukewarm about, each piece stands out. The collection features strong, geometric shapes meant to be layered and mismatched. Silverstain’s clothes are for creatives. Case in point: Lady Gaga is already a fan.
After 20 years creating knits for such heavy hitters as Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, and Jason Wu, Kim Haller is finally using her talents for her own eponymous line. Her collection of sweaters, dresses, skirts, and one-pieces are the coziest works of art you’ll ever own.
Sisters Tina and Nikita Satradhar have racked up accolades as the finalists and award winners of a slew of prestigious design competitions. Strikingly graphic, slightly surreal, yet practical, too, this is a collection that you’ll soon find hanging next to Christopher Kane.
The young Irish designer , finalist for this year’s LMVH Young Fashion Designer Prize, describes the DNA of her eponymous label as “A little bit lady.”
Though the brand was founded in 2010, Babyghost truly hit its stride this past year, after enlisting Chinese models Ju Xiaowen and Ming Xi to rep the brandA mix of goth-glam streetwear, cozy knits, and riot grrrl sensibilities, Babyghost is redefining NYC’s new “cool-girl” aesthetic.
A fifth generation New Yorker, Jérôme knows exactly how to walk that fine line between class and crass; his collection has all the raw sex appeal of Versace with the sophistication of Altuzarra. In particular, the spring ’15 collection has an updated American Hustle vibe that makes us dream of disco.
If there’s a designer to bet on this season, and many more to come, it’s Tait. Not just because he’s a Montreal designer turned London-based golden boy ,and winner of this year’s LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize,. But because he’s talented, exciting and his high-fashion take on sportswear.
After just two collections, Anne Dearne’s OHLIN/D has already built quite the reputation for feminine knit sets guaranteed to get you noticed. Her skater skirts are a blogger favorite, but we might be even more mesmerized by her recent study in sheers, taupes, and iridescence. Nearly naked has never looked so plainly perfect.
London-based designer Hannah Weiland recently launched her label of playful faux-fur outwear and accessories, and her recognizable and cotton-candy-like coats are already a must-have. Shrimps makes its London Fashion Week debut this season.
Chris GelinasCanadian talent, Gelinas will show his third runway presentation at The Standard Hotel in New York this season. The Parsons graduated blends his structural approach to design with an arty-meets-sporty aesthetic.