A New Wave Cover

It’s taken time, but the truth is palpable now: There is a new vanguard of fashion designers establishing themselves as voices of the present and ones to watch for the future. This was made particularly clear when Karl Lagerfeld died and the venerable house of Chanel—at which the designer seemed immortal and untouchable—had to appoint a successor and move on.

This crop, however, are still in the earliest stages of their own labels, although between them they have formidable industry experience. Under their own names, however, we get to see their talents truly shine. It also illuminates the cultural zeitgeist, concerns and priorities in these designers’ voices—ideas which are shaping up to be drivers for the next decade of fashion design. Here are the
ones to watch (and shop).

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