Rising stars: New designers to watch for 2016
10/11/15, 11:30 AM
The hottest new names in the industry are already becoming a consumer go-to
With the New Year in sight, in fashion terms anyway, what better time to look forward to 2016 and what we’ll be coveting, or rather who. Leading the pack is recent St Martin’s graduate Richard Malone, who happened to be sponsored through his course by LVMH. Enough said. Think structured separates in classic prints starting from Dhs1,000.
If you prefer a bit of embellishment, look out for Lecoamet Hemant, who have already shown in Dubai and favour clean silohuettes with hand crafted extras. Their laser cut leather pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple.
For something a bit more quirky, look out for Jenna Young’s This is the Uniform. Launched in 2013 but gaining momentum thanks to British Vogue, expect streetwear with a political twist.
Other names to watch include Polish designer Marta Jakubowski and Ukrainian jewellery queen turned rising fashion star Natasha Zinko.