Top 10 designers you don't know yet, but soon will!
As the dust settles on the S/S 2011 fashion week season, we now focus our attention on the future, namely the top 10 designers you don't know yet, in association with BlackBerry ® Torch ™, available in the UK in November. There is no denying the wealth of untapped fashion talent out there right around the world. But just who should we keep our eye on? Read on to find out...
In no particular order, here are a few of the emerging names in fashion who may just be the next generation of Lagerfelds, Gallianos, and Jacobs'.
She not be completely unheard of, thanks to collaborations with Topshop, but Louise Goldin is definitely one to keep an eye on. After graduating from Central Saint Martins, the knitwear connoisseur started her eponymous label in 2005, and has since worked with Donatella Versace on knitwear and created a film with Nick Knight.
This Aussie wonderboy has made ripples internationally after stealing the limelight several times during Australian Fashion Week. The Sydney-based Lee has won praise for his modern versus classic style, and ability to combine structure with fluid to create eye-catching pieces.
As the niece of Kate Spade, this budding designer is busy carving her own path in the fashion industry. Pozgay debuted her line, WHIT, earlier this year and has been creating a buzz ever since for her wearable separates that are effortlessly cool.
Another one with great fashion design genes, Simone Rocha is the daughter of avant-garde Irish designer, John Rocha. A graduate from Central Saint Martins, she has also interned at Marc Jacobs and had shows at London Fashion Week. Her clothing offers influences of her family's Irish and Korean history.
Another one you're likely to have heard of is Prabal Gurung, the Nepalese-raised designer is a CFDA finalist and has also had his designs worn by the likes of Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, and Oprah Winfrey. As well as his own signature line, Gurung is the design director at Bill Blass. Needless to say, this kid is going places.
Born and raised in Paris, Joseph Altuzarra's resume is an impressive one. Arriving in New York, he has interned for Marc Jacobs and worked for Proenza Schouler and Givenchy. Since launching his own line, Altuzarra has been named an "overnight sensation" for his signature complex seaming and immaculately fitted trousers.
Marco de Vincenzo
Winner of Italy's Who's On Next Award, this talented chap has been showing at Milan Fashion Week for a couple of seasons. A graduate of the European Institute of Design, he also consults for Fendi on their accessories line. With over 10 years at Fendi, he has established an interest in experimental fabrics and traditional craft.
After studying at the Royal College of Art, Felicity Brown went on to work for Lanvin, Alberta Ferretti, and Mulberry. Debuting her line earlier this year, she has captured attention for her exquisite statement-making dresses that almost seem take on a theatrical life of their own.
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