Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America unveiled the latest crop of talent entering their Fashion Incubator, a two-year program based in NYC that aims to cultivate rising talent, and we could not be more stoked on their selection. Among those participating are up-and-comers from all facets of the fashion design world, including accessories, ready-to-wear and menswear. Click through to learn about the star players and keep your eyes on them to see what happens next!
Click through to discover 10 rising fashion stars!
A Peace Treaty
With designers Farah Malik and Dana Arbib at the helm, A Peace Treaty collaborates with artisans around the world to produce luxury accessories, from statement scarves to tribal-chic jewelry, that are not only beautiful but socially conscious too.
Dezso by Sara Beltran
Sharing our obsession with the ocean, stylist-turned-designer Sara Beltran converts seashells into wearable treasures by first making a mold and then casting them in 18k gold. We're obsessed!
Sure to make your feet sing in any situation, eponymous designer Isa Tapia's bold, feminine shoes promise to polish off posh and playful ensembles alike.
Defined by chic minimalism, NYC label KAELEN by Parsons grad Kaelen Haworth features effortless, day-to-night separates that merge modern and classic elements. We'll take one of everything.
In need of a new arm candy companion? Look no further than KARA's street-chic carryalls by Sarah Law. Raised in Hong Kong, the Parsons alum honed her skills as a designer for Gap before launching her own label.
Already acclaimed for her timeless, feminine silhouettes, Katie Ermilio can account her innate fashion talent to her grandfather, Arthur Ermilio, who was Grace Kelly's personal clothier.
Known for her masculine-meets-feminine aesthetic, NOMIA designer Yara Flinn embraces juxtaposition in all she creates for a fluid, easy-to-wear effect.
Launched in the fall of 2011, Misha Nonoo's namesake label is built on the belief that clothes should be distinguishable in detail while mindful in price. We say, yes yes!
With luxury Italian-made knitwear as a focal point, menswear label Orley utilizes the highest quality materials to create designs that are simultaneously dapper and defiant.
Born in Buenos Aires, eponymous designer Lucio Castro fashions sophisticated menswear with a conscious. In addition to sourcing trim strictly from fair trade organizations, he missions to bridge the gap between design and production. We dig it.