London Fashion Week is in full swing and although we’re super excited about seeing Burberry and Topshop and all the other major shows, it’s the up and coming new fashion talent we’re highlighting on our schedules. Check out the three hottest new designers that we’re predicting will be serious ones to watch for the future.
1. Angel Chen
Yet another major talent emerging from Central Saint Martins, Angel Chen might be from Shenzhen but we’re claiming her as one of our own. Specialising in womenswear, Angel is an out-of-the-box designer who isn’t afraid to play with shapes and experiment with texture, she even made a piece for her graduate collection out of coffee bags. Now that’s impressive recycling. Published in major mags all over the world, her graduate collection earnt her a top five spot in the CSM Press Show. So it’s no surprise that her clothes since then are drawing some serious attention. Launching the Angel Chen brand just a year ago, Angel is already a fashion week highlight and we reckon it’s not long until celebs catch on to her whimsical and fun designs. Watch this space.
Hailing from South Korea, Minju Kim is the anime-inspired design talent producing ready-to-wear we can’t wait to get our hands on. With a coveted H&M Design Award, a shoe collaboration and serious attention from fashion powerhouse LVMH under his belt, we get the feeling we’re going to be hearing a lot from Minju in the future. His cartoon printed designs in pastel colour palettes are instantly recognisable and his clever tailoring majorly flattering. Think Miu Miu’s pink cat print coat meets Disney and add a Wonderwoman crown and you’re somewhere close. An inevitable street-styler fave, it won’t be long until Minju’s whimsical designs are celeb staples.
By George Driver