At this point, pretty much everyone who has ever opened an issue of Vogue knows the time-honored brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Versace.
But lately, there have been plenty of new up and coming designers who have been turning heads on runways across the world. Here you’ll meet a group of next-generation designers whose work is definitely worth getting to know.
When it launched in 2016, this New Zealand-based brand could only be found online, but it quickly rose to fame when its debut collection sold out on Net-A-Porter in just 48 hours. It can now be found in shops around the world, including Saks, Neiman Marcus, and many more.
The brand builds on a sense of timeless opulence mixed with the strength of modern confidence. With a blend of strong lines, playful lace, and luxurious silk, the brand is at the forefront of modern fashion while maintaining strict ethos and ethical production values.
Co-founders Lauren Rodriguez and Michael Freels have already been snatching headlines in Vogue and W Magazine as up-and-coming luxury designers to keep an eye on.
Lorod as a brand presents a luxury reimagining of classic women’s pieces such as uniquely-tailored denim, creative stitching, and smartly colored button-ups.
Throughout their collections, you’ll find a mixture of Old West styling and chic modern street styles. From weekends to office chic, this brand’s got a bit of something for every occasion.
Orseund Iris, pronounced [OAR-sünd-EYE-riss] is a New York City-based brand that’s become famous for their exposed “boob shelf” tops.
The brand brings a mixture of upscale athleisure and bold basics for today’s authentic woman. Bringing everything from billowing tops to smart jumpers, Orseund Iris integrates classic nods to the past in a fun, unique new ways.
The brand prides itself in being “season-less” and has quickly become a favorite of Instagram “it girls” everywhere.
The young Han Wen recently started turning heads when he was the only student in his undergrad class to earn a sponsored show in London Fashion Week.
After numerous shows in London, Han expanded his resume to include a debut at New York Fashion Week as well. His bold use of colors and youthful approach make for a line that, for lack of a better word, is just plain fun. Crossed with precise attention to detail, Han’s collections so far feature everything from oversized t-shirts to old-school skater chic.
If your childhood dreams of being a princess never really died, then get ready to meet your new favorite brand.
Since its launch in mid-2017, this Greenwich Village-based brand has been captured the imagination of women everywhere. Markarian is a perfect mixture of boho and vintage, achieving a classic elegance that’s almost otherworldly.
Whether you’re a fan of flashy metallic or delicate florals, this line is a perfect place to begin your search for your next go to occasional dress.
Canadian brand Beaufille (pronounced bo-fee) is the brainchild of sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon. The sisters have managed to craft the perfect balance of masculine and feminine in order to create a brand that’s effortlessly chic.
Known for its expertly tailored shirts and trousers, the brand’s bold hemlines and abstract shapes make for a truly commanding first impression.
It even scored the win for the prestigious CAFA Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2017.
Comme Moi, which translates to “like me” has everything from shapely power suits to skirts that look perfect for a bike ride through the French countryside.
Perhaps the first hint that the brand was going to be huge should have been that it was founded by Lu Yan, a former supermodel in her own right. Yan has transmuted her love of fashion into tailored masculine inspired suits, rib hugging athleisure, and everything in between.
This is one designer you’ll find yourself anxiously following to see what she comes up with next.
Hellessy was founded by designer Sylvie Millstein after nearly a decade’s worth of experience as a senior merchant to Chanel. Though Millstein traces her heritage back to both France and Japan, these days the New York-based designer finds herself firmly loyal to Soho.
Presenting a unique combination of sexy and sleek, Hellessy is one of those brands you’ve probably seen whether you happened to know its name yet or not.
Millstein’s creations have already made fans among celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, Lily Aldridge and Beyonce.
Bohemian loving ladies everywhere, rejoice and prepare to meet a new designer who sings the song of your people.
Alice McCall is an Australian designer who first launched her label in 2004, but only recently decided to expand across the pond. It didn’t take long for the U.S. to embrace her creations, which feature delicate lace, flowing ruffles, and 1970 throwback style playsuits.
Whether you’re a fan of billowing floral patterns or love the fun of fringe, Ms. McCall is guaranteed to have something you’ll love.
Ih Nom Uh Nit
Next time you’re ready to put a little edge in your step, be sure to check out Ih Nom Uh Nit. This young fashion house, which operates out of Paris and Milan, was recently featured in Highsnobiety Magazine after making a big impression right out of the gate.
The brand produces unique streetwear creations that feature everything from pop culture graphics to baggy see-through silhouettes. Featuring high-end materials and eye-catching designs, this is a brand that perfectly turns out a blend of upscale comfy.