New fashion designers and looks that have us THIRSTY AF

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Both experienced and new fashion designers have their eyes on NYFW Spring and Summer 2023. It’s just around the corner.

A week filled with fashion designers from all over the world. Aspirants come to New York to see what the next fashion trend or ingenious looks and styles will be.

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Yet the fashion industry is arguably one of the toughest to break into, with competition and oversaturation making it difficult for new designers to break through. Nevertheless NYFW Spring 2022.


Which new fashion designer could be the next or at the next NYFW?

However, these 10 new fashion designers based in New York and Los Angeles were able to make their spectacular and well-deserved entrance, slowly rising through the ranks thanks to their unique stories, inspirations and styles.


Sparklebabygem

Sparklebabygem has been created Alice Seju Kima young Korean-American fashion designer based in New York (NYC).

Kim described her work as a fantastical vision of a dreamlike future, inspired by her cultural identity. Kim explores her experience as a Korean-American woman and her relationship to sex and gender.

Plus, the hardships and truths of multigenerational Korean-American interactions through her clothes. Kim uses color, sparkles, print design and textiles to acknowledge the specific experiences of the Korean-American diaspora.

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Maisie Wilen

The first collection of the fashion brand Maisie Wilen was launched by designer Maisie Schloss before spring 2020, and now has celebrities like Jorja Smith, Kendall Jenner and Alexa Demi wearing her pieces.

Schloss is originally from Chicago and lives in Los Angeles (LA). She started her career as a lead designer for Kanye West’s Yeezy.

Schloss says color is one of the most important aspects of her designs, with psychedelic and attention-grabbing patterns displayed in her work. Schloss is most proud of her dresses, which showcase her use of flowing lining and dynamic coloring.

Hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of her designs at NYFW Spring 2023.


Marshal Colombia

Marshal Colombiabased in Brooklyn, NY, is meant to represent self-expression in its most innocent form.

Aspiring fashion designer, Marshall Columbia, uses his childhood as inspiration for his playful and lively designs, referencing his love for arts and crafts, as well as bright colors.

Columbia’s use of bold colors and patterns reflects its nostalgic approach to self-expression and has caught the eye of celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Bad Bunny.


Zhuo

ZHUO is a New York-based sustainable apparel and accessories brand. The founder of the brand is Zhuolin Liu, a young Chinese fashion designer based in New York. She hopes to realize her hope for a better future through her plays.

Using only eco-friendly production methods, Liu creates fashion-forward womenswear with holographic materials, natural dyes and organic shapes, juxtaposing traditional designs and materials.

The brand name, ZHUO is a Chinese character meaning to polish, refine and think, used to represent the opposite of fast fashion.


Aama’s House

Aama’s House is a Los Angeles-based brand co-designed and owned by mother-daughter duo, Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka. We first caught a glimpse of them at NYFW earlier this year.

House Aama went to great lengths at IN THE BLK NYFW in February.

The clothing brand was born in 2015, with the aim of representing the black experience through raw clothing based on historical research, analysis and storytelling.

House of Aama creates clothing in hopes of inspiring dialogue and commentary on Black history and heritage.


AGUIRRRRE

She’s more than a new fashion designer, she’s Sabrina Aguire. Sabrina is an Argentinian native who moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion and founded the brand AGUIRRRRE.

Inspired by the famously eclectic and colorful carnival of his Argentinian province, his first collection revolves around a magenta and neon orange color palette, as well as decals of colored roses.

Aguirre paid tribute to his home province as a token of his appreciation and adoration for Argentina. She had to move during the coronavirus pandemic, but has since moved back to New York, where her brand is based.


Saint Sintra

Educated Parsons Sintra Martins is a womenswear designer whose New York-based independent brand focuses on the principles of size inclusivity and body positivity.

The new rising fashion designer is originally from Los Angeles and moved to New York in 2014. Martins’ designs are heavily inspired by era-based themes of nostalgia, as evidenced by her freshman collection themed around 1980s and his sophomore collection inspired by the 2000s.

Saint Sintra’s second collection centered on mohair plaids, English tweeds and oxfords, while silhouettes are bold and include various embellishments like large bows, ruffles and oversized puff sleeves, all incorporating a color palette orange, beige and periwinkle.


Taylor Goldenberg

When it comes to new fashion designers on the rise, Taylor Goldenberg make noise. She’s a New York-based designer who creates pieces based on her love and fascination with the human body.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design ’17, Goldenberg’s first and only line (currently) is called Pink Champagne, which has been hyped by celebrities and magazines.

Her pastel color palette and Victorian-inspired silhouettes with puff sleeves and skirts caught the eye of Fenty Beauty model Amandla Stenberg, Lady Gaga and others in the industry.


KHIRY

Born and raised in Chicago, Jameel Mohammad founded the KHIRY brand in 2016 in response to the fact that luxury brands could only be born in fashion capitals like Milan and Paris.

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Self-portrait of Jameel with Jug Drop, 2022

He founded KHIRY to challenge the tenets of luxury, using the industry’s emphasis on esoteric design, fine craftsmanship, alluring fabrics and storytelling to elevate and speak to the value of culture and black lives.

Mohammed is keen to change the public and industry’s perception of what luxury fashion is, and does so by expanding his Afrofuturist-based jewelry to include garments that represent his brand’s commitments.

Among the many new fashion designers to jump onto the scene. Jameel pairs her demi-sheen jewelry with light pink denims and pearl accents, as well as graphic tees and ribbon tank tops.


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