It’s looking like faux fur will be big in 2016, so that’s means it is bound to be a good year for Hannah Weiland and her Shrimp label. Currently worn by the likes of Pixie Geldof, style blogger Susie Lau and Alexa Chung, Weiland’s designs have a sixties sensibility executed with a modern urban and ethical edge.
Isabel Marant’s designs are the perfect representation of Parisian nonchalance. Funky angry shapes mix effortlessly with a diverse range of materials and shapes that slouch. Bohemian ideals combine with tomboy chic resulting in a range of designs that excite. Isabel Marant is a designer with a very bright future.
Rosie Assoulin likes making statements, and unlike other designers, she doesn’t just reserve these for the red carpet and catwalk. Assouline S more ‘practical’ designs are gloriously over-the-top and flamboyant, with even the most simple and basic pieces of clothing being out and out style statements.
Maxine Simoens has been around for a number of years now and has won much critical acclaim. Her compelling narrative of designs have gradually been getting stronger and more dynamic which means she is definitely a designer to keep your eye on.
You may not associate the Ukraine with high fashion, but Vita Kin is changing all that with her modern take on traditional folk dresses. A designer who is inspired by the fading traditions and techniques of ancient cultures, her creations are fun with an authentic and holistic nature.
Trained at the legendary Central Saint Martins School in London and followed by internships with Viktor and Rolf and Jean Paul Gaultier, Liberatore is a multiple award winner including the Italian version of the CFDA prize, the Camera Nazionale Moda Italiana Next Generation competition. Her brave, stylish and chic designs are surely set to light up 2016.
Junya Watanabe riffs an experimental mix of three dimensional geometry with sharp and salubrious designs that just simply click. If his 2016 is even half as good as previous years, we’re all in for a treat.
Nicole Banning’s Ephemera label is the result of her previous work at YSL. The specialist swimwear designer has managed to perfect the art of making swimwear that looks effortlessly stylish and focusses on using the highest quality fabrics that fit well.
It’s all about the denim with Marques’ Almeida which is the name of Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida partnership. With a belief that fashion is about attitude and not hemlines, their technical talent is in perfect harmony with their aesthetic sensibilities. Their denim creations art show inspirations from hip 90s fashion through to more modern and urban creations.
Juyoung Lee is one of the most exciting designers to come out of Korea. The former classical musician draws inspiration from the seventies and eighties, in particular the neo punk scene and the rock group Swans, the American ‘no wave’ experimental rock band.