One of the many great things about fashion is that it is a perpetual provider of fresh offerings. And if the offering in question is a crop of emerging labels that are already leaving their mark in the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, we will take it without a second thought.
FW 16 Collection
Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio were the quintessential street style stars before they decided to channel their boudoir tendencies into creating a label. The result was Attico, a brand that has been making waves since its inception in early 2016. One quick glance at their Instagram feed will let you in into a world of sultry clothing; crushed velvet incorporated robes, reinvented slip dresses, opulent embroideries and what not. The new designers of Attico, a word that stands for penthouse in Italian, entice fashion enthusiasts with a ‘Join us upstairs’ sign-off on their website. And join them we will.
Kriti Tula’s visions of upcycling, waste reduction and sustainable design gave form to Doodlage, which could easily be defined as everything fun you have possibly dreamt of. With an aim to move towards zero waste production, the New Delhi based brand was launched in 2012. To say that it has already grabbed a fair proportion of eyeballs would be an understatement; Doodlage went on to become one of the finalists in Elle Graduates 2016, a program aimed to find the next emerging design powerhouse.
The Vampire’s Wife
The Vampire’s Wife was Susie Cave’s escapade to create clothes she wanted to wear and once you see the former model’s lineup, you will know that she has fared rather well. The dresses from the label that carries a cool name could be described as current day goth, with a touch of just the right amount of femininity. The ultra-chic attires incorporating detailing in the form of minimal ruffles and strips of ribbon have found a fan following in the likes of Cate Blanchett and Ruth Negga.
Launched in 2013 by Gregory Thomas Rosborough and Abdul Waheed Abasi, Abasi Rosborough is the brainchild of the unlikeliest of pairings: Abasi served in the US military and Rosborough is a menswear design graduate from FIT. However, the collections churned out from the New York based label are nothing short of exemplary. In their own words, AR is a reformist label that is built around utility and movement before anything else. Their SS 17 collection with its ‘au natural’ vibe is one to break the bank for. Are you listening, gentlemen?
It’s not been long since Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan showcased a collection incorporating hijabs at NYFW, becoming the first designer ever to do so. Her collection, an amalgamation of modern day couture dressing with hijabs gave her a standing ovation at the show, a rare feat at New York Fashion Week. The 30-year-old designer has since presented a show with an ‘immigrants only’ runway and garnered massive attention from the press. We can hardly wait for what she has to offer next.
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