The 5 up-and-comers designers we are going to see big things from are here!
a label designed by NYU graduate Lyndsey Butler. All of Butler’s designs have an effortlessly cool feel that is difficult to achieve.
Designer Calla Haynes is a graduate from Parsons School of Design. Her collections was also shown during Toronto Fashion Week. She’s also done a lot of other things in her short design career, including print work for various designers and stints at Rochas and Nina Ricci under Theyskens. She designs delicate, print-heavy pretty things.
Haus Alkire is a brand new designer line that Julie Haus, who already has her own contemporary label, launched with her husband Jason Alkire, with whom she has been collaborating for a while on prints. For Haus Alkire, the fabrics are more luxe and the prints often hand-painted.
Another Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner, Belgian-born menswear designer Tim Coppens is definitely one to watch. He’s had previous stints at Bogner, Adidas and Ralph Lauren’s RLX. His designs are fresh, innovative, sophisticated and a bit utilitarian.
Serkan Sarier is another one of those designers whose fashion industry rise has been quick. He’s worked at Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli and Haider Ackermann; Sally Singer, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, and Mario Grauso attended his first presentation and Barneys picked up his first collection. His clothes are beautiful, intricate, a bit sporty and somewhat otherworldly.