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Meet The New School of Fashion Designers

As advocator’s of emerging talent, frockadvisor are always on the lookout for new talent, fresh off the runaways of Fashion Week. Becoming an overnight success in the fashion industry can take years of hard work, so we’re introducing you to some freshly emerging, and already out there one’s to watch as they cut and sew their way to the top.  Meet the new school of fashion designers plotting global runway domination.

Simone Rocha

designer Fashion flows through the veins of John Rocha’s designer daughter. From humble beginnings studying for a BA in Fashion in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin to studying for a Fashion Masters in the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s in London, Simone Rocha has worked hard to secure her place on the one’s to watch list. Simone dressed Lady Gaga during a trip to London in 2011 and again for the cover of Elle in January 2012, Simone’s designs also graced the red carpet at the 2016 Oscars. In 2013 she won the Best Emerging Designer British Fashion Award. That same year, she also won the Best Future Fashion Wallpaper* Award. In 2014, Rocha won the Young Designer of the Year Award at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. She also won the British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer and was mentioned in the Forbes 30’s Under 30 list in 2015. The young designer boasts stockists from Dover Street Market to Shanghai and her work has been featured in fashion editorial’s for Vogue US, CR Fashion Book, Purple and Dazed and Confused. After hanging up his catwalk crown in 2o14, John Rocha can rest assured that the Rocha runway is in good hands with his daughter, Simone.

Shayne Oliver

designer Shayne Oliver’s designs challenge the semiotics of fashion, the idea that humans associate social and cultural positions through clothing. The New York based designer launched his brand with one t-shirt in 2006. At the time, Oliver was a teenager and his label Hood By Air was more of a concept than a brand. Since then, the brand has lost a co-founder, shut down in 2012, the brand relaunched in 2012 and has grown to include a diffusion line, Classics. Oliver was an LVMH prize runner-up in 2014, he was also nominated for the CDFA’s Swarovski Award for Menswear. The college drop out defines a new generation of streetwear by blurring the line between streetwear and luxurious high fashion. His gender-fluid designs have paved the way for highstreet stores such as Zara to design unisex ranges. With celebrities such as Rihanna, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Ciara and Drake forming a collective hype, Shayne Oliver has cemented his name on frockadvisor’s One To Watch List.


designers Canadian sisters, Chloe and Parris Gordon founded the label, Beaufille, in 2013. They have combined their disciplines of fashion design, as well as jewellery & metalsmithing to create their elegant Ready-To-Wear and accessories brand. Beaufille translates to English as “handsome girl” and signifies the contrast of masculine and feminine elements and the combination of hard and soft that is found within the sisters’ collections. Beaufille is stocked in Toronto, New York, LA and Cairo. The sisters were nominated for the Emerging Talent Award at the 2014 CAFA Awards. Beaufille were nominated again at the same awards in 2015 for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Fashion and went on to win the the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories. Having been featured in Elle, Marie Claire and Teen Vogue, frockadvisor predicts that the sisters will continue to rise through the ranks and rule the fashion runways.

Roberta Einer

designer Roberta Einer moved from Estonia to the UK to pursue a career in Fashion Design. Einer enrolled in Central Saint Martin’s and completed a Foundation in Art & Design, before graduating with a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Westminster in 2015. The newcomer’s graduate collection caught the eye of Premier Classe’s WHOS NEXT which saw Einer’s work being showcased in Paris along with 12 other graduates. Having interned with Balmain, Einer has learned a thing or two about embellishment, she uses traditional couture techniques to create a bold, modern aesthetic. Roberta launched her womenswear label in 2015 and has since become a regular on the pages of Vogue, i-D, Dazed and Hunger Magazine. frockadvisor foresee Einer becoming a mainstay on the pages of our favourite fashion glossies.

Maria Lola Roche

designer   Maria Lola Roche was voted UCD Young Designer of the Year, voted for by Stellar Magazine, in 2012. She went on to become the first Irish fashion designer to be nominated for the World Designer for Tomorrow Award. The award was judged by Tommy Hilfiger, along with British and German Vogue. Of her collection, Tommy Hilfiger praised her use of structure and silhouette to push the limits of design. The couturier has been featured in editorial spreads for Elle, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar and Stellar and is currently stocked in Só Collective at Kildare Village. frockadvisor eagerly await what the Griffith College graduate has in store for us next.  
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