Posts Tagged ‘future stars of fashion’
Ginevra Saraswathi Menon
Ginevra Saraswathi Menon

Ginevra Saraswathi Menon was born in Rome and raised in a multicultural environment, with an Indian-American father and Italian mother. When Menon was eighteen years old, she discovered her passion for styling, and after graduating from Istituto Marangoni’s London campus, Menon won the Diversity NOW! 2014 competition, presented by Arts Thread and i-D Magazine at […]

Hoch, Dali, de Salvia
Hoch, Dali, de Salvia

Luca de Salvia Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.- Salvador Dali Deh deh deehhhhhhhhh. Vrrrrmmmmmmm. Clink, clink, clink, clink. Clunk. Blub, blub. Close your eyes. The instrumental journey of Sinfonia Digitale is an enticing, disorienting, and clever symphony as colorful as the accompanying images. If […]

Polimoda
Polimoda

Students graduating from Polimoda, one of Italy’s most prestigious fashion schools, based in Florence, showed their final collections in June in a group show entitled ‘Tell Me About You.’ At the invitation of Polimoda’s Director Danilo Venturi, an international jury of fashion experts gathered to view the event, which was staged at the beautiful Villa […]

Brandon Kee
Brandon Kee

BFA Fashion Design student Brandon Kee grew up in a small town outside of Salt Lake City, Utah before coming to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art University. September of last year, Kee shared his newest collection during the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 season. Kee’s inspirations for his work include […]

Kimono Redemption
Kimono Redemption

Hiromi Asai Like a fluttering cherry blossom on a cerulean, Spring sky tickles our senses with the nostalgia of youth and tugs on our spirits with a lust for the exotic, the kimono dances between two worlds- the traditional, familiar past and the unknown, distant future. The word “kimono” simply means “clothing,” but as Japanese […]

Maya Reik
Maya Reik

Marei1998 is the eponymous label of newfangled Israeli designer, Maya Reik. The portmanteau of the 19 year-old couturier’s name comme brand just happens to resemble the moniker of the historical Le Marais district in Paris — a happy coincidence Reik later realized, even as she viscerally sensed all along that her designs would befit such […]

Vahan Khachatryan
Vahan Khachatryan

With his roots in Armenia, a small country with a long history on the border between the East and the West, Vahan Khachatryan has learned to combine the best of both worlds in his designs. The young Armenian designer’s work is on the delicate line between the simplicity of the East and richness and the […]

AEON ROW
AEON ROW

Clear Conscience Revival In the under-belly of the fashion world, there is a barely audible grumbling about the detrimental effects of the fast fashion world, and the masses are begrudgingly catching on. Ultimately, most people do not consciously buy and discard unethically, but rather have no other choice but to go with cheaper, more disposable […]

 Emma Brewin
 Emma Brewin

The Philanthropist Light, frothy, lemon, and pistachio- a summer treat for the palate. Emma Brewin’s latest collection seduces us into environmental activism with the sweetness of gelato and details reminiscent of our childhoods. The designer aims to make coexistence possible, all while making her clients feel sexy in everything that they wear. In addition to […]

Jessica Van
Jessica Van

The Scientist Australian designer, Jessica Van, was featured as one of the ‘Innovators’ in Australia’s Fashion Week and her use of sustainable materials and curious details are exactly that: innovative. Van was well on her way to becoming an engineer, until her housemate, noticing that Van was unhappy in her studies, asked Van what it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bernadette Alice Francis
Bernadette Alice Francis

A kaleidoscopic happiness explosion of epic proportions would be one way to describe the work of 23-year-old fashion designer on the rise Bernadette Alice Francis. Based in Melbourne, Australia—and also head-buyer/visual merchandiser at much-lauded Alice Euphemia—Francis is fascinated by the human condition, particularly “the fine line between the ephemeral, permanent, and the pursuit of happiness—how […]

Kristy Barber
Kristy Barber

A mere three years ago saw the birth of womenswear label 
Kuwaii, the creation of designer Kristy Barber. Following her award as Student Designer of the Year at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Barber cut her fashion-teeth through internships with cult Australian brands Arnsdorf and Lover, as well as a stint in New York at […]

Joseph Singh
Joseph Singh

It’s risky. You’re being reckless with your life. You’re wasting your time. It’s not going to be easy. Are you sure? Chances are, if you took the artistic route in life as a career path, you’ve heard at least, (if not all) of these in some sort of variation at least once in your life. […]

Luly Yang
Luly Yang

Seattle – Phrases like: “High-End design,” “Couture,” and “Fashion-Forward” aren’t usually the first words to pop into mind. Not the second either. Words and visions like: “Green,” “Jimi Hendrix,” and “Rain” flit across the psyche more readily. Beautiful scenery and whatnot, but beautiful dresses? Not so much. Enter Luly Yang. A passionately creative designer from […]

Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki

Leading the menswear and tailoring industries single-handedly is young London-based, Japanese-born fashion designer Ichiro Suzuki. Suzuki breathes life into the English designs, offering a fresh take on the country’s classic menswear tradition. At once a skilled atelier and an innovator, he meticulously merges his craftsmanship skills with intricate, animated designs. Where other conceptual designers sometimes […]

Rumi Iwasaki
Rumi Iwasaki

Rumi Iwasaki only just graduated from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University and showed her very first runway collection at The Cannery this past May, but her unique take on menswear speaks of an aesthetic that is finely honed and developed beyond her years. Iwasaki, who counts disparate talents Hedi Slimane, Ellen von Unwerth, and […]

Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead

Text by Katia Ganfield New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead’s innovative take on traditional garments is to gracefully manipulate them with a modern, British twist. “I’ve been [in London] for 15 years so I’ve been inspired by having English friends, by entertaining in the English countryside… it’s all triggered a lot of ideas. And obviously, I’m […]


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