The International Designers to Watch This Season
The very beginning of September is when the fashion flock gears up for another round of runway hopping. Meaning, it is time to sift through an endless pile of invitations, each one stamped with the name of a designer in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Some of these invitations go directly into the “yes” pile. Others are a definite “no,” and are tossed in the trash before the seal on their envelope has been broken. Then there are the “maybes,” the lesser-known designers who might not have an A-list front row but still have the prowess to attract top editors and world-renowned stylists to fill their venue.
Good design alone is not enough to catapult young talent into the mainstream. A carefully measured cocktail of social media savvy, celebrity clientele, proper placements and suave public appearances helps. As do local organizations that support new designers. In New York, that would be the CFDA, while the U.K. boasts the British Fashion Council. Details