London Fashion Week is full of established designers with a name in the fashion industry who insiders flock to for inspiration, from Christopher Kane to Sarah Burton at McQueen, but it’s also known for bringing up-and-coming designers to the forefront and providing them with the necessary resources to make it. Here’s the designers we love right now:
The low-down: hand-painted details, cool East London aesthetic reflecting British subcultures, exhibiting at NEWGEN – she support scheme set up by the BFC and Topshop.
The low-down: the Ukrainian designer has been holding private appointments since graduating from Central Saint Martins, but made her debut at LFW this season. Tailoring, stripes, colour are key: she designs for the strong and powerful woman.
The low-down: the Fashion Fringe winner duo infuse sportswear and modern fabrics with a ladylike femininity that seems perfectly adapted to the modern woman.
The low-down: the designer established her label in 2009, and has been the darling of prints ever since, with the fashion crowd watching her fashion house grow and flourish.
The designer’s presentation opened LFW under the BFC Sponsorship. She’s the queen of smocks, and has been attracted to their volume since early design stages.