5 emerging designers we fell in love with this fall season
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Japanese costume designer Tom Koizumi, who was discovered on Instagram, burst onto the fashion scene at New York Fashion Week enlisting celebrities like Rowan Blanchard to debut his over the top, colourful, cloud like dresses. Though many of the pieces look like cotton candy, the designer has likened the ruffled dresses to a kind of armour, playing with the idea that women can be at once strong and cute. Who wouldn’t want to look this delicious.
Another pattern heavy show, but in an entirely different way, Paris Fashion Week is where designer Dawei Sun debuted his first runway show. Hosted at the incredible modern art museum Palais de Tokyo, the designer presented an ultra modern take on classic romantic styles, with the collection featuring heavily structured pieces peppered with a mix of metallics and muted greens, greys and blues.
Though this Czech brand dates back to the 1930s, it has only recently reemerged through a new design collective that creates incredible minimalistic, almost uniform like pieces. Showcased at Paris Fashion Week, their latest collection uses the browns, creams and greens that have come to define another minimalistic brand, Yeezy. But where Kanye’s line often feels lifeless, Nehera’s cutting edge designs and occasional pop of colour and intricate prints feels like a clean breath of fresh air.
One of Ashish Gupta’s less political collections debuted at London’s Fashion Week and can be summarised in two words: crochet couture. Imagine the most glamorous grandma you can and times that by ten and that might come close to the wonderfulness that was on display at the latest Ashish runway. The mix of glitter and floral, stripes and clashing colourful patterns somehow all mixed together in the most perfect way. Now I know exactly how I want to dress when I’m 80.
In their second collection French designer Eli Azran has prioritised practicality and simplicity creating ready-made looks that can be used for all different occasions. Overall the collection features very dark, textual pieces with lots of black leather and navy denim but sprinkled amongst these more sullen looks are pieces which feature the most wonderfully electric pink and blue colours. RTA has you covered all the way from the office floor to the dance floor at the club.
Words by Lydia Heise