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Top Designers To Watch

We look to our own favourite designers of the week. They're niche, they're edgy and they're just in

Inspired by our Guest Edit with Daniel Murray of Grabble, the fashion app, we're looking to our own favourite designers of the week. They're niche, they're edgy and they're just in time for summer.

AALTO
www.aaltointernational.com


Here at the GWG we really like Scandi fashion (check out our list of Best Sites for Scandi Fashion here), hence it's little surprise we endorse AALTO, the Finnish designer brand created in Paris by Tuomas Merikoski.

AALTO plays with materials and silhouettes, giving a new edge to the feminine by adding a touch of the masculine. His first collection debuted last February in Paris within the Women's Fall shows getting a generally positive response from critics and buyers. Definitely one to watch.

COPERNI
www.copernifemme.com


In just two years of existence, Coperni impressed fashion editors and buyers, got the ANDAM’s First Collections Prize and was amongst the shortlisted for the LVMH Prize.

The decadent looks, paired with minimalist lines, incorporated conceptual ideas into clothes. Just a few days ago iconic fashion house Courrèges named Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant of Coperni Femme  as their new creative directors. It will be interesting to see the evolution of this young line.

COURRÈGES
www.courreges.com


French  iconic fashion house Courrèges, known for its futuristic designs,  has been relaunched in 2011, going through a massive revamp.

Just a few days ago the brand announced to have appointed the Coperni duo as new creative directors. Ditto as before, we're eager to check their new collection, seeing how they will mix their structured style with Courrèges archives.

E. TAUTZ
etautz.com


On Tuesday, designer Patrick Grant of E.Tautz took home the British Fashion Council/GQ Designer Menswear Fund.

Grant has been showing his third collection for the iconic house during the last Fall shows, receiving overall positive feedbacks. His style is a mix between the classic Savile Row sartorial style and the sporting and military tradition.

VANESSA SEWARD
www.vanessaseward.com


After spending more than a decades working in fashion, the well known and respected designer finally launched her own eponymous label.

She has worked for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent before becoming the second in command to Loris Azzaro. After Azzaro's death, she took the creative helm of the iconic fashion house, leaving in 2011 to join Jean Touitou at A.P.C. In February, she showed her first collection for the Vanessa Seward fashion house, created this year in partnership with Touitou.

Her style is all about dressing the modern elegant urban woman, with Seventies references throughout.

15 May 2015