Fashion forward individuals, there are 5 up and coming labels that you will want to keep up with (and look out) for the next few seasons. We predict that they are the ones that would be the next few talk about shows.
Beaufille / [bo-fee]
With brains and beauty, this Canadian ready-to-wear and accessory label was established by two power blonde sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon in 2009, under the name Chloé comme Parris before making the change in April 2013. The new name represents “handsome girl”, which coalesces masculinity and femininity together to create an image of a strong and confident woman.
Beaufille promises to provide artisanal handmade luxury that ranges from ready-to-wear to fine accessories. Expect nothing less than sophistication-meets-minimal garments and refined jewellery from a label that received the Emerging Accessories Award at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards in early 2015.
Notable for being the stylist of Lady Gaga, Brandon Maxwell launched his eponymous label, that comprises mainly of luxury ready-to-wear for women, in 2015. A photography major at St. Edward’s University in Austin, his first steps into fashion were ignited from his the attractive women who passed through the boutique his grandmother worked at, in Longview, Texas.
This rising designer is definitely to look out for, if you’re into sophisticated and powerful outfits. Just this year (2016), he was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for Womenswear, as well as the CFDA Swarovksi award for Womenswear.
Winner of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2016, design duo Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock founded their label in 2013. It started off as a collaboration between the two at Parsons (both of them were fashion design students) in New York, where they debuted their first collection during Fall/Winter 2014 in Paris with a private trunk show.
Starting at the age of six, Brock had a decade of sewing and tailoring experience, while Vassar was more inclined in her artistic direction and editorial styling after working with Olivier Theyskens at Theyskens’ Theory. Brock Collection uses innovative construction techniques and technical details to curate contemporary pieces that are not only luxurious, but wearable at the same time.
Courrèges / [ku-regsh]
A revival of the 1960s futurism label by André Courrèges, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant took the lead as the maison’s new creative directors, at Paris Fashion Week for their Spring/Summer 2016. The design duo withdraw their position from the LVMH Prize back in 2015 to relaunch and creatively evolve Courrèges.
Still paying homage to André, their designs at Courrèges were weaved and referenced with space-age aesthetic of the ’60s. Think mini-skirts (the Mods era) PVC and geometrical shapes (to mimic sci-fi as the first man who visited space was in 1961) that made up fashion during that period. And if you’re fans, like we are of patent leather and all things shiny, you simply must check them out.
Jonathan Simkhai / [jon-a-thon sim-ky]
Launching his eponymous label back in 2010 in New York City, Jonathan Simkhai’s aesthetic is said to capture the “balance between masculine strength and feminine sensuality.” Starting at the age of 14, he was enraptured by fashion when he was working as a buyer and merchandiser at a women’s boutique.
His designs usually comprise of sleek and long silhouettes that accentuate the female figure, allowing the “Simkhai girl” to look taller and sleek. As expected from the winner of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2015, his collections consists of intricate details worth coveting for.