8 Emerging Designers At New York Fashion Week That Should Be On Your Radar
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There are some designers who present at New York Fashion Week that qualify now as institutions, rather than merely a clothing label. Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Oscar de la Renta, Opening Ceremony these are among the few. But while history runs deep for these pillars of New York Fashion Week, one thing The Big Apple’s big week does exceptionally well is foster new, emerging talent. New York Fashion Week’s emerging designers offer something that even the most established names have yet to, and they help shape what the future of fashion might look like for decades to come. The following designers fall into this category.
These up-and-coming brands may only have a handful of Fashion Weeks under their belts, but theyve quickly become favorites among editors, buyers, and stylists who make a point to attend their shows and presentations, even when their schedules are packed. Why? Because they offer something especially fresh at a time when the fashion cycle can feel exhausting. Christian Cowans designs are sure to show up on the red carpet, and Kim Shuis runways offer daring designs and a body positive approach to casting, each of the below visionaries have something unique to say. And it’s time to listen up.
With an emphasis on quality and fit, the line offers a refreshing take on cool, un-fussy, essentials that are far from unremarkable. Presenting at Fashion Week is about allowing everyone into our world, our environment, our atmosphere, even for a few minutes, explains Tsao of the sleek collection which will have its first official runway show this season.
Cowan says the brand has become known as happiness in clothing form, and that its upcoming show will continue to follow in the positive, bold, and playful spirit that makes it easy to root for him. The goal is to invoke a strong woman who dresses for herself and appreciates creativity, the designer says.
The everyday person really craves that moment of being sensuous and I feel that there is a lack of sexy clothing designed by women for the benefit of women something that accentuates the body but is quirky not this idea of being sexy for men, she says, adding. I think you should be modest if you want to and show skin if you want.
Another reason Kims shows are one to anticipate is because of her inclusive approach to casting, featuring models of varied backgrounds and body types. I think there should always be more diversity and different body shapes on the runway, says Kim. I like to have a wide range of beautiful girls wearing the clothes, and especially have body con dresses on girls of all different sizes.
While the upcoming collection is sure to follow along Bevzas signature approach to effortless design, if past collection are any indication, it also will continue to innovate along the lines of responsible fashion production. I truly hope that fashion is heading in a more sustainable direction. Weve seen this with innovative technologies, recycled fabrics, and vegan labels, but we need to do more, the designer explains to TZR. We have to strive not to overproduce and be more conscious of our ecological footprint. That means investing in making the highest quality clothing and selling it at reasonable price points, so that nothing goes to waste. It means using natural, recycled materials and setting a precedent for other designers.
Thats not the only way Allende is unique. I dont consider myself a designer, she says. Bande Noir is based on research, nostalgia, references. In that sense, I am lucky. I dont have the pressure to create this brand new groundbreaking, never-before-seen vision, or to chase after the latest trends of the moment. My team and I are fashion nerds, and Bande Noir is about distilling high fashion references into tailoring, sportswear and evening wear and crafting them to discreetly emphasize women’s figures. This approach certainly feels different than much else of whats seen at Fashion Week, but a welcome change no doubt.
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