Future Stars of Fashion
Claire Barrow
Claire Barrow

Claire Barrow’s fashion is eccentric, provocative, and erotic. Her designs depict the interests and struggles of youth, and her collections take on the air of London’s ideological exploration on gender and sexuality. A student of the Fashion at the University of Westminster, her work brings British culture to life through her fashion. Ms. Barrow is […]

Titania Inglis
Titania Inglis

Since her breakout collection in 2010 that featured vegetable and rust dye techniques, the evolution of fashion designer Titania Inglis has been in stride with that of industry disruptors like Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes. Growing up in Ithaca, New York among woodlands and waterfalls, Titania was an environmentalist long before she became what she […]

Kamila Dmowska
Kamila Dmowska

Often times, it seems the simplest wardrobe needs yield the largest dressing challenge. This became apparent to Kamila Dmowska, who saw a scarcity in what fashion had to offer to those of us who just need a simple dress for that event we’re attending at the end of the month, or maybe just want to […]

Tempest + Bentley
Tempest + Bentley

Neither Shakespeare nor luxury vehicle, Tempest + Bentley bodes the future of fine wool garments conceived out of refreshingly conscious, sustainable production. Upon discovering San Francisco’s marine layer necessitated pulling on that quintessential, chunky sweater but discouraged with what existed on the market, Marissa Thieriot rolled up her sleeves and set out to create Tempest […]

Maria Suomalainen
Maria Suomalainen

Maria Suomalainen was this year’s third place winner in the Designers’ Nest Competition in Copenhagen—a rightfully earned title, as her work demanded the attention of not only the judges, but onlookers and competing designers as well. Having received her Bachelor’s degree from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture, Suomalainen has transformed her […]

Camilla Arnbert
Camilla Arnbert

Winning the Designers’ Nest Competition has shed light on the increasingly popular talents of Camilla Arnbert. She impressed the Designers’ Nest panel of judges with her ability to maintain a strong silhouette while still using unique materials that compromise the boundaries of common texture. Her engaging use of pattern and material remind us that fashion […]

Firooz Zahedi
Firooz Zahedi

Firooz Zahedi has spent the majority of his life capturing arresting images. His body of work runs the gamut from portraits of personalities including Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina Jolie. He has covered everything from advertising campaigns, print media and album covers, to fine art photography and collages. Born in Tehran, Iran, Zahedi grew […]

Somarta
Somarta

Fashion’s Future Fashion has always had a way of marking time. The archaic and medieval Victorian corset or the repression of the mid-century housewife’s dresses and pearls serve as mile markers for the progress of humanity. We scoff at standards of fashion from our past and proceed to congratulate ourselves on how far we’ve come. […]

Jamie Okuma
Jamie Okuma

Art to Adorn Detailed, exhaustive, complex or any other single term used to describe the profoundly intricate beadwork that adorns designer Jamie Okuma’s shoes, handbags, accessories and garments feels just a little inadequate. Her bold aesthetic, which is steeped in Native American culture, comes from her formative years as a child, when she attended annual […]

Divino Man
Divino Man

With advertisements reminiscent of Kenzo and Michael Kors and an eye for vibrant, eye-catching hues, Adam Zaka, the head of Divino Man is starting to make waves in the fashion world. Turning against the current rave over minimalist aesthetic, he has strayed into the unknown territory of bright patterns and colors for menswear. His feminine […]

69
69

Gender, race, age, and size are insignificant to the creator of 69. These traits are meaningless when it comes to fashion, according to the fashion label, so meaningless that the designer hasn’t even released his or her own identity. While this may come across as shocking or peculiar to some, it also raises the question […]

D’clic
D’clic

When we talk about design with purpose we talk about D’Clic. A cutting edge Fashion Company founded by San Francisco-based, French designer and entrepreneur Martial Yapo; a former partner of the iconic wine bar “Amelié” and creative mind of D’clic. The designer developed his skills while attending architectural school in northern France during his 20’s; […]

AYK
AYK

“Ceramics is my language” – Anna Yuh Krengel, San Francisco artist and Central Saint Martins graduate explains as she takes us through her innovative work for AYK in jewelry ceramic design. AYK Ceramics constructs its collections with detailed handcrafted designs that are a translation of relics that were once created by influential ancient power women. […]

Britt Moore
Britt Moore

Britt Moore is a promising freelance stylist and recent graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. It’s difficult to tell whether it was her early devotion to her favorite publications or her wildly elaborate imagination that’s responsible for this student’s large, bounding strides toward a significant and prominent styling career but regardless […]

Anna Metzel & Eleonore Santos
Anna Metzel & Eleonore Santos

   What does a suburb north of Chicago and San Diego have in common? Each locations are origins of two rising talents in textile and fashion design here in San Francisco. Eleonore Santos, garment designer and textile designer and Anna Metzel are both graduating from the Academy of Art University this spring and recently participated […]

Ann-Sofie Back
Ann-Sofie Back

The asymmetry in the way that a garment drapes effortlessly off the shoulder might be your first inclination as to what has earned designer Ann-Sofie ample recognition with dozens of awards and nominations, making her widely acknowledged for what is a prominent label for the intelligent, style conscious woman. Born in 1971 in Stockholm, Ann-Sofie […]

Ida Klamborn
Ida Klamborn

Angular straight lines meet disruptively against soft curvatures amidst a bright, sophisticated color palette that creates a sharp, minimalist aesthetic suited to women of every age. Ida Klamborn’s Swedish heritage is evident in her designs simplicity and sophistication, earning her several awards and scholarships throughout her developing career. Ida’s relatively fresh design career started off […]

Bleach Project
Bleach Project

Yasir Bawazier Everybody wants to be a cool kid. Whether you’re fourteen or forty, the allure of the dubbed “cool kids table” exists in all sectors of life; it merely transitions from the best table in the cafeteria to the VIP section of the lounge. One thing however, remains the same, fantastic clothing makes for […]

Lia Larrea
Lia Larrea

Ecuadorian-raised, San Francisco-based women’s wear designer Lia Larrea has established herself as nothing less than the ultimate crusader for fashion and versatility for the everyday woman. Larrea studied business management at Palm Beach State College in Florida before graduating from the Art Institute in San Francisco. Her designs focus on style and artistry in addition […]

Rahul Mishra
Rahul Mishra

2014 will be a year to remember for Rahul Mishra. Recently, the Indian-born designer received the coveted International Woolmark Prize while swimmingly making his mark onto the global fashion scene. On the eve of his Paris Fashion Week debut show, I met the very discreet Istituto Marangoni graduate at the residence of the Ambassador of […]

Dahae Kim’s Dark Alchemy
Dahae Kim’s Dark Alchemy

Dahae Kim, the visionary behind burgeoning label WHICHKIM, derives inspiration for her acclaimed conceptual menswear designs from her enduring dark obsessions. Industrial architecture, the recesses of the human psyche, and a self-proclaimed alchemic philosophy inform her abstract, sculptural aesthetic. “I take dirty, dangerous, unhappy, and dark subjects as inspirations,” explains Kim, “and then interpret and […]

Szu Chi & Mia Jianxia Ji
Szu Chi & Mia Jianxia Ji

A show at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week is a coveted opportunity for emerging designers. Students from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University are honored to present their work twice a year on the runway to the international press and buyers, and this year was certainly no different. This September, the work of two designers […]

Ekaterina Kukhareva
Ekaterina Kukhareva

“As the the Icy wind bit through her ragged sack cloth cape, Nastenka refused to trouble Morozko, the kindly Woodman, when he offered her the warmth of his coat. Instead, she gripped the hood of her cape, picked up her long skirts, and thanked him for his gracious offer…little knowing that Morozko was in fact, […]

Jenevieve Lyons
Jenevieve Lyons

“I took the concept of meditation used in the monastic culture as further inspiration to convey escapism of society and the ideal simulated life, to evidently grow yourself,” said Jenevieve Lyons (jenevievelyons.co.za), a  young fashion designer based in South Africa, who depicts visual parables throughout her clothing. In all her works she refers to concepts […]


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