Ones To Watch
Fresh from New York Fashion Week, we caught up with Vogue Market Editor Allie Michler and asked her to spotlight the labels on her radar and their covetable pieces.
"The design duo create beautiful prints from numerous art forms including personal photographs."
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Based: New York
Resume: Winners of multiple awards and members of the CFDA (Fashion Incubator)
Aesthetic: Poetic, articulated, sculptural
Signatures: Custom textiles, draping and artwork prints
Key Fabrics: Silk brocade, hand-painted organza
Current Inspiration: “Wanderlust Alter-Ego” aka how one changes persona while on holiday
FYI: The designer duo is husband and wife.
“I collect novelty jackets and this version is speaking to me! I will wear it with distressed denim and a pointy velvet mule.”
“Adam is one of our rising stars in our current CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund program. He is clever and a lot of fun, and I think his collections reflect that.”
Resume: The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, costume design for the Scissor Sisters, Sufjan Stevens, Beyoncé, Lorde and Rihanna
Aesthetic: Playful and sexy
Signatures: Modern takes on slips and pajamas, baby doll dresses, fresh denim
Key Fabrics: Denim, denim and more denim
Current inspiration: Artist Aaronel deRoy Gruber’s plexiglass work, Donna Summer’s 'Summer Fever', sunrise vs. sunset colors
FYI: Selman dressed Rihanna in the head-to-toe crystal ensemble (featuring 230,000 of them) to accept her ‘Fashion Icon’ award at the 2014 CFDAs
“An ideal party look. It is feminine but not too serious.”
“Hellessy does a great job at elevating those staples you need to fill your wardrobe with. Sylvie Millstein is so chic (she worked for Chanel for many years) and her personal style translates to her brand.”
Based: New York
Resume: Merchandising for Givenchy, Harrods and Chanel (where Millstein spent 9 years as General Merchandise Manager for Japan)
Aesthetic: Pared-down elegance, ease, fluid silhouettes
Signatures: The statement top, sensual necklines, constructed sleeves
Key Fabrics: Luxe silks
Current inspiration: Bright Amalfi Coast colors, fun prints like polka dots and sea-life motifs
FYI: The designer is French/Japanese
“I love the open neck and wide cuff. I’ll wear this to the office, to dinner and beyond.”
“Everything she does feels very sophisticated and pared back—it makes sense she spent time at Calvin Klein before starting her own brand.”
Launch: Fall 2011
Resume: Parsons, Calvin Klein, John Varvatos
Aesthetic: Clean and architectural
Signatures: Cable knits with spinal detailing, tailoring
Current inspiration: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”–Joseph Campbell
FYI: Partow was a competitive boxing champion
“I love these cuffed and cropped pants. They’d be great with a Manolo slide or loafer.”
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