Hyein Seo’s thesis collection at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium, where she was mentored by the designer Walter Van Beirendonck, was inspired by street culture and Dario Argento’s kitschy movie Suspiria. “I love horror heroines with their fur coats, red lips, and pale skin,” says the 27-year-old Korean, who works in London. Her Vfiles show, which was full of faux-fur pieces printed with ghoulish imagery, was an overnight sensation, and Seo went on to win the Emerging Talent award from the British Fashion Council.
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A look from Hyein Seo's fall runway collection.
“I want to explore what ideas could be big tomorrow,” says the 28-year-old Parsons the New School for Design grad. And according to celebrity fans like Lady Gaga and Rihanna, the German designer’s sculptural clothes are, in fact, what’s next. Other champions of Baumeister’s oversize and conceptual tailoring—the hit of the fall collection is a voluminous, padded biker jacket—include the buyers at Dover Street Market, who have stocked her wares in London, New York, and Tokyo.
Photograph by Paul Jung.
A look from Melitta Baumeister's AW 14 collection.
Sarah Schofield, 27, and Agatha Kowalewski, 30, are on a mission to amp up the Parisian street-wear game. The Aussie duo produce their gender-bending clothes, which feature graphic prints and gilded carabiner hardware, largely in the French capital, where they’re currently based. But they are not stopping there: The collection is stocked at 20 of the coolest stores around the world, including I.T. in Hong Kong and Candy in Tokyo.
Photograph by Christelle de Castro.
A look from ASSK's fall runway collection.