Simon Port Jacquemus has built his brand around great oversized shirting and cool skirts–key pieces that his friends could actually afford. His Spring 2017 collection, shown in Paris in October, solidified his status as a designer on the rise.
As the head of Y/Project, the Belgian designer Glenn Martens is turning out some of the coolest clothes in fashion. Gothic architecture and girls Martens sees on the subway are all inspirations that go into his coveted designs.
Sam Linder and Kirk Miller are behind the label Linder and the Soho shop that goes by the same name. The duo are re-thinking the way men dress, and they hope that men follow suit, “I think there’s a new way for men to own a way of dressing that’s a little more expressive,” Miller says.
Matthew Adams Dolan has a killer eye for denim, but that’s not all. Even though he takes on step at a time and plans to grow his label slowly, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Opening Ceremony are already fans.
Created by 32-year-old Antonin Tron, Atlein refers to “an abstract destination.” His easy separates have been a hit with young women, and it’s quite clear that he puts the woman first and foremost when he designs. “I try not to forget the woman who will move and live in these clothes," he says.
Dôen, the direct-to-consumer label, is fashion editors’ worst kept secret. The brand has a collective of eight women who work together to create, effortless, beautiful, bohemian-tinged dresses, blouses, knits and denim. Everything from Dôen is an absolutely must-have.
Grace Wales Bonner is a quiet storm. Winner of this years LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, her menswear line has a “symphony” of references, including the poet Amiri Baraka and Coco Chanel.
Central Saint Martins alumnus Craig Green thought he would end up painting or creating sculpture, but alas, he “accidentally” fell into fashion. Now, his wares are stocked at Dove Street and Barneys New York.
Nineteen-year-old Vejas Kraszewski has already been short-listed for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. His cult following stems from his focus on designing for all genders.
1971 was created by Arianna Gil and Rebecca Strucken, who already count Virgil Abloh as a fan. Both girls are also a member of Brujas, a radical feminist collective, whose name is derived from the Spanish word for witchcraft. Needless to say, this is one hot label with smart women at the helm.