We’ve scoured the world in search of the most talented new designers when they were waiting to be discovered right here in our own backyard. Meet five New York up-and-comers to put on your radar now.
Australian-born designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin’s success is premised on their ability to strip back the modern woman’s wardrobe and provide her with essential pieces—that feel anything but basic thanks to ruffles and taffeta.
What in the collection are you most excited about?
"A lot of post Saint Laurent references like ruffles, layers and big dirndl skirts (but slit to the thigh, so there’s a bit of air). Taffeta for day, the wrap is back, and it’s the first time we’ve ever done print on the runway."
Just five short years since his New York debut, he's captivated the uptown crowd with his clean silhouettes and luxe fabrics. This season, however, fashion’s rising star ventures downtown with plaid patterns and lace insets
“Perhaps but that really wasn't intentional! I always approach the collections with a goal of creating beautiful pieces first and foremost. I don't really like 'loud' clothes—this is a collection that is fresh but still elegant.”
The Brooklyn-based designer has created a niche for herself with her downtown-meets-grannie aesthetic—think oversized plaids and knits with a cool, edgy bent. Spring adds ‘90s skater influences to the mix.
“The aesthetic has a lot to do with my neighborhood, the Lower East Side. What really inspires me are the things I see living here day to day. The girls, the energy, the skateboarders, the construction workers, the architecture, the waiters.”
The designer couple behind Brock Collection hails from Los Angeles, making them experts on imbuing clothes with a natural sense of ease. This season, clean shapes meet an expanded denim line for a look that's simply beautiful.
We were inspired to create a collection that looks like a woman’s closet. A collection based around a pair of jeans.
The RISD graduate is known for creating luxurious clothes with a sense of ease. Spring sees her blend the worlds of day and evening as knits pair with sequins and the trench feels cocktail appropriate thanks to embellishment.