These are the designers showing at NYFW for the first time
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New York Fashion Week has commenced and we're like a mosquito in a FOMO mosh pit (that means excited). Despite what some may recently call a 'broken fashion system' as designers move away from the official schedule, it has allowed some new guns to slide into the line up, including one Aussie brand.
These are the new designers on the scene, and we can't wait to see what they have to offer. Watch this space.
Our very own Discount Universe is making it on the big stage! The brand recently relocated to New York and on September 6, it will make its standalone runway debut at NYFW, and we bet it won't go unnoticed. The brand, whose bright collections always put forth themes of humour and subversion, has built a huge following and community online, and dressed celebs like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner and Miley Cyrus.
The CFDA Award-winning label Creatures of the Wind was noticeably absent from the NYFW calendar last season, and yesterday, one half of the duo (and married couple) behind that brand — Chris Peters — debuted his first solo project, a unisex brand called CDLM. According to Vogue, the designs will be available in October, exclusively at Dover Street Market's new Los Angeles location. Oh, and CotW is apparently still very much in existence.
SLASHED BY TIA
Maybe you haven't heard of her (yet), but you've definitely seen her designs: think Gigi Hadid in that yellow long sleeve crop. Teni Adeola, aka Slashed By Tia, turned her low-key business making backless tops for her Instagram and Snapchat followers into a huge success, all while studying at Parsons School of Design. All your favorite celebs—including Lorde, SZA, and Dua Lipa—have been spotted rocking Slashed's sheer ruffles onstage and off. This year, Slashed takes a step closer to couture with a runway show at the Church of the Ascension in downtown NYC.
CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS
Christopher John Rogers has been penned the next big name in American luxury fashion. The recent SCAD graduate has already won sponsorships from Swarovski, BCI International and SAGA furs, and was preparing to soft-launch his debut collection. And on Sept. 6, he'll be on a global stage for the first time.
A brand you've probably heard much less about, and will take a few tries to spell right. Started by twenty-two year old, Alina Tsyganova, who hails from Moscow and is still currently enrolled in the fashion design program at Parsons, though she's also already studied at Central Saint Martins. Her line is inspired by "subterranean" culture and individuality.
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