STEVEN TAI

Making his debut in 2013, after interning Viktor & Rolf, the Vancouver-born Steven Tai got into textile experiments mixing silicon into jersey materials to create a technical fabric. His innovative approaches caught the eye of Yohji Yamamoto, who awarded him the inaugural Chloe Awards at the 2012 Hyeres Festival. Tai also went onto show his collections in Berlin, with a sponsorship from Mercedes Benz. His spring 2015 range continues to be technically detailed and progressive – resulting in a casual androgynous look with urban sportswear influence in relaxed loose silhouettes. Steven Tai is available on www.127bricklane.com

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REJINA PYO

Seoul-born, London-based designer Rejina Pyo loves art. you can see the abstract art influences in her simple designs – a bold artsy slash of colour across the bodice. These recurring parallelograms are painted, spliced or act as detachable belts and add the perfect bursts of colours into her otherwise quiet and minimalist silhouettes. The Central Saint Martins-trained Pyo went onto win the Han Nehkens Fashion Award in 2012. Since then, Pyo has garnered orders from influential retailers such as Net-A-Porter, Harvey Nichols and I.T. Rejina Pyo is available on www.net-a-porter.com and www.avenue32.com

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DELPOZO

Having revived the revered Spanish house in 2012, Josep Font has brought it to new heights with his pret-a-couture creations that use artisanal embellishments in a modern, unstuffy style – think architectural shapes in couture fabrications. For spring 2015, Font has reinterpreted sportswear essentials to extreme scales: wide-legged culottes and oversized evening dresses. Font’s approach is fresh because of his ability to rethink conventional notions of feminity. Currently stocked at a handful of multi-label stores, it’s only a matter of time before Delpozo is more easily accessible internationally. Delpozo is available on www.modaoperandi.com

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MARCO DE VINCENZO

Having assisted Silvia Venturini Fendi since his early 20s as a bag designer, the Rome-based 36 year old may not be new to fashion design. With a masterful ability to rework textiles and make traditional handicrafts such as macrame look modern, de Vincenzo has created some special pieces for his spring/summer 2015 collection – fringed checked dresses that swished and swooshed were fun yet directional while his Damier checkered coat with interwoven snakeskin stripes was a marvel and the piece du jour from his luxurious offerings. Marco de Vincenzo is available on www.matchesfashion.com

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