5 designers to look out for in 2018
1. Nathaniel White is a young Fashion Designer born and raised in Brooklyn NY. Growing up, Nathaniel was always creative and artistic and had a strong love for art and drawing. From elementary through High school, he participated in multiple performing arts such as the steel pans, sign language showcases, hip hop dance groups and went on to become the captain of Fashion Industries High School’s step team. Before Fashion high, Shiro didn’t know ANYTHING when it came to a needle and thread. Fashion Industries taught students all the basics. Shiro started out making $15 tutus in high school.
Shiro had an the opportunity to be a cast member on Rihanna’s “Styled to rock” , but unfortunately after speaking with the producers and them praising my work, they realized that he was to young to be a part of the show. Shiro randomly got an email from a stylist telling him that the Nervo twins loved his work and would to design custom looks for them, for their guest star appearance on a show called “Styled to rock”… How ironic…
Nene L.A. Shiro (Knee-Knee Elle’aye Sheerow) is a fresh, funky, innovative brand with a futuristic twist. It is a mix of high fashion, couture, ready to wear, and everything in between. Nene LA Shiro’s creations and designs are breaking a lot of necks on social media. And being seen on celebs such as India Love, Lil Mama Azelia Banks, Lil Kim , Cardi B,and the Nicki Minaj cover of Paper Magazine.
Nathaniel originally started out making crazy super loud very costumey shit with Nicki Minaj (the old Nicki lol) and Lady Gaga as his inspirations. I’d create whatever weirdness my mind concocted without wondering if people would buy or like it. Since then, he took that energy and creativity, refined the weirdness into a more sell-able and more relatable collection, but making it more marketable. That sets him apart.
2. Romeo Hunte
Romeo Hunte New York is a definitive lifestyle brand created for all women who appreciate intricate details. Designed in New York City, the line embodies an aesthetic that is cool, conservative and intricate with a balance of feminine and masculine. The brand emphasizes on impeccable outerwear that are practical such as the signature cashmere shearling hood shawl that is one of the core elements of Romeo Hunte the brand. The vision is to create modern classic apparels that are luxurious, transitional and transformable at a contemporary price point. As a designer who dressed celebrities of the likes of Beyonce and Zendaya. https://www.romeohunte.com/
3. Eugenia Kim
Becoming an Ivy League-educated doctor was Eugenia Kim’s calling, but a freak accident during her freshman year of college prompted her to ditch med school plans for magazine publishing. Thanks, to a bad haircuit (really), when she realized a good hat could make anything better.
Oversized half bows and flowers, crystal detailing and trompe l’oeil effects detail the felt hat styles, ranging from structured fedoras to large and angular boaters. Asymmetric fedoras and baseball caps, though a modern trend, read ‘Rebel’ and ‘Incognito’, speaking to the women that were courageous enough to wear Schiaparelli’s designs.
One CFDA Accessories award and several Instagram-famous hits later, Kim attended Fashion Week with hats, handbags and more!! https://eugeniakim.com/
Classic and contemporary meet in LOROD, a fashion brand by Lauren Rodriguez and Michael Freels that redefines timeless basics with modern, modular construction, distinctive fabrics and vintage-inspired chic. Pentagram’s Natasha Jen and team have designed a brand identity for LOROD that captures its unique mix of high and low, of refined craftsmanship and utilitarian functionality. The project encompasses the brand’s messaging and art direction of its fashion photography. https://www.lorodstudio.com
5. Anon Atelier
Anon Atelier is a New York-based design studio re-envisioning the traditions of Ready-to-Wear. The debut collection offers timeless, multifunctional essentials that communicate ease and confident luxury through innovative patterns, quality construction and detailing. Each piece is a classic redefined for the modern woman, from the stretch leather leggings that fit like your favorite yoga pants to the cashmere sets you can wear day or night. Together, the collection serves as the foundation of a wardrobe that is at once directional and wearable.
Alexa Chapman and Jess Stone make up the design team behind the new luxury label, and their process is simple: Find a gap in the industry and create unique solutions by reworking conventional patterns and testing industry standards on real women. https://www.anonatelier.com