Design Mavens

These three fashion designers have the look.

Emelie von Hofsten

Emelie von Hofsten

While visiting her boyfriend last year in Beijing, Emelie von Hofsten, a Stockholm-based actress, hired a local tailor to make some clothes for her, including a slim-leg version of the jumpsuit her mother used to wear to Studio 54. The response from friends, who were all clamoring for one, motivated her to launch Teotoki, a line of chic all-in-ones that she sells at “They work on every body type,” says von Hofsten, who serves as her own best model. “And I love that I can wear one with flats during the day, and then dress it up with vintage earrings and Alaïa heels for night.”

Photographed by Ola Rindal, styled by Julie von Hofsten.


Lisa Marie Fernandez

Whether dressed in a vintage caftan or high-waist trousers and a turtleneck, this jet-setting swimsuit and activewear designer exudes the bohemian elegance of a modern-day Talitha Getty.

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Anna Laub

Before launching her swimwear and accessories line, Prism, Anna Laub was a fashion editor, which might explain her keen eye. The Londoner favors minimal, unfussy clothes from Barbara Casasola, Proenza Schouler, and Nicolas Ghesquière–era Balenciaga, to which she adds her own clean-lined eyeglasses, bags, and espadrilles.

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