Future Stars of Fashion
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 […]

Jamie Wei Huang
Jamie Wei Huang

She loves art in all of its shapes: painting, photography and of course fashion. Fashion is where she has focused her dedication, passion, energy, thoughts and creativity. Jamie Wei Huang, a young fashion designer based in London, is already well-known internationally. With a background as a painter and her finely- tuned empathy, she has an […]

Josephine Anthony
Josephine Anthony

Recent graduate from Kingston University and previous intern for Michael Van der Ham, Josephine Anthony’s “Sculptural Nature” designs are a force to be reckoned with. Literally. She has a strong fascination with the “deconstructed nature; to see what new shapes it [creates],” as well as forces of nature that humans have no control over. Raised […]

Melissa Fleis
Melissa Fleis

Project Runway tends to bring along a multitude of fresh new faces in fashion. San Francisco-based Melissa Fleis’s intricate work has earned her a national spotlight. As runner-up in Season Ten of Project Runway, Fleis provided audiences with a captivating series of designs that cultivated in a stunning collection, including a gorgeously draped asymmetrical dress […]

Jenny Grettve
Jenny Grettve

Jenny Grettve, founder of Jenny Grettve Design Studio, has already experienced life as an architect, a musician and a now burgeoning fashion designer. Born in a small town in Sweden, she has been creative from a young age. Although she originally set out to be a concert pianist, it was her unquenchable excitement towards a […]

Marissa Webb
Marissa Webb

As a woman who spent her childhood playing in the woods of Pennsylvania covered in mud, New York based designer Marissa Webb is a far-cry from the playful tomboy she once was. However, that young energetic, free-spirited girl has never really left. She inspires, occasionally dictates, and always influences the direction Webb is headed. With […]

Odilon by Stacey Clarke
Odilon by Stacey Clarke

In the fashion industry where success can be as short-lived as a momentary trend, it is a rarity to see a designer at the peak of their career step back and put everything on hold. Stacey Clark, owner and designer of Odilon in Los Angeles, however, did exactly that last spring. Clark, who was labelled […]

Into the Woods
Into the Woods

Photographs by Martin Vallin Styling by Hanna Holmgren Thomas Sabo leaf bracelet Thomas Sabo tree, feather, key bracelet Maria Black big ring and bracelet Marcel Bedro knot bracelet and ring, stone bracelet Maria Nilsdotter bone bracelet Drakenberg Sjölin silver bracelet Efva Attling flower earrings Bud to Rose bullet ring, and star ring Maria Black ring […]

Amelia Toro
Amelia Toro

Using her innate eye to balance elegant shapes with classic structures, Colombian-born designer Amelia Toro knows precisely who she designs for. Honoring the ever-present goal to craft timeless pieces for real women, her designs excite nostalgia for the artistic development of the twenties. Possessing a talent for noticing how clothing is able to highlight the […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Mark Colle
Mark Colle

Lights go low, music starts rolling, whispers subside, and the first model steps out. She struts down the runway, avoiding obstacles of all sorts: flashing lights from the photographers, the runway’s sharp corners and floral arrangements displayed in large Plexiglas cubes scattered across her path. The flowers are carefully hand-selected to highlight the palette of […]

Azzedine Alaia
Azzedine Alaia

The work of the legendary “King of Cling” aka Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaïa will be exhibited in a new show at Dusseldorf, Germany’s NRW-Forum, documenting his best designs from the last decade. “Azzedine Alaïa – Couture in the 21st Century” will feature pieces loaned directly from the designer, including some of the revolutionary garments that […]


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