With the new season fast approaching, we’re champing at the bit to get our closets stocked with fall trends and It items. At the same time, we’re always on the lookout for under-the-radar finds that bring touches of individuality to the mix. Here, an inspiring crop of up-and-coming designers we’re totally into. From a Copenhagen-based contemporary brand on the rise to a New York fashion darling, six rising stars to know now.
Copenhagen-based brand, Ganni has actually been around since 2000 (inaugurally launching sweaters and tees) but has since expanded into a full-fledged contemporary line of ready-to-wear, shoes, lingerie and accessories. With a playful yet refined aesthetic, the collection boasts cool wardrobe staples you can wear from season to season. Clean silhouettes see an opulent touch for fall by way of velvet, silk, leather and brocade separates. Shop Ganni at Net-A-Porter, FarFetch, MyTheresa, Shopbop, Revolve, ASOS and more.
What to buy now: Velvet maxi dress.
New York-based designer Ji Oh boasts a luxurious yet minimalist aesthetic with a strong menswear influence for fall. A 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, the designer recently launched e-commerce in the US with standout pieces for the season including faux-fur accented tops and jackets, structural poplin shirts and colorblock pants and dresses. Available at Barneys New York and Yoox.
What to buy now: Asymmetrical colorblock dress.
For quirky chic attire, Novis is a must-know. Clean lines and vibrant hues are at once feminine and whimsical, though sculptural silhouettes make pop art-inspired prints, jacquard fabrics and textured leather and knits feel sophisticated. Available at Novisnyc.com and Farfetch.
What to buy now: Striped Pleated Skirt.
With a buzzy New York Fashion Week presentation last year, Charles Youssef has become renowned for refined, architecturally-inspired designs. With a signature polish and welcome dose of drama, innovative silhouettes never sacrifice wearability seen through wardrobe staples like shirts, dresses and skirts. A remarkable choice for the working woman, shop the collection at charlesyoussef.com.
What to buy now: Open-back shirt.
Australian designers Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo launched TOME in 2010, however, the line has recently garnered more mass appeal by capturing a polished ease through articulate design. Leaning quite feminine, classic silhouettes are enlivened by way of sleek lines with artistic flare, made from opulent materials that are entirely wearable. From work-appropriate frocks to crisp outerwear, shop the collection at Moda Operandi, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, FarFetch, Shopbop and more.
What to buy now: Lace-up peasant top.
With a straightforward ethos, Stephanie Rad’s namesake label is an emerging gem. With a great focus on pants and superior fit, the line offers relaxed separates and suiting marked by a minimalist aesthetic and fine Italian fabrics. Maintaining great sophistication, pieces are easy-to-wear with the comfort of elevated basics as of-the-moment details (car-wash hems, mesh cutouts, slits) make the line stand out. Having just debuted a trunk show on Moda Operandi, the collection will soon be available in November.
What to buy now: Car-wash hem pants.