This week we suggest you a second slew of designers to watch – young and talented creatives who recently established their brands and are receiving positive feedback from both press and buyers alike. Take a look because now's the time when you can get a beautiful designer item before the hype snowballs and the prices rise…
Brazilian native Alexander Lewis has seen his work featured in Vogue, The Man Repeller and WWD amongst others. Currently stocked at Barney’s, his collections are decidedly conceived for a confidently modern and chic woman, always with a keen eye for detail and serious attention to sharp tailoring, the heritage of his time on Savile Row.
Young designer Etienne Deroeux launched his namesake brand in 2011 in France, after graduating from Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts (the same school that counts amongst its alumni people like Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela and more recently Veronique Branquinho, A.F. Vandevorst, Christian Wijnants, Peter Pilotto, Haider Ackermann and Kris Van Assche amongst many others).
Inspired by Issey Miyake, whom he considers his favourite designer, Etienne creates clothes that represent a perfectly balanced fusion of sportswear and sartorial style, aligned with the latest trends. His collections feature clean lines and luxurious fabrics, paired with a variegated palette that contribute to create an essential contemporary wardrobe.
Founded in 2009 by Parisian Julie Rousselet, Flouzen was originally conceived as a mono product brand focusing on ties, which has evolved since into a complete line covering accessories, travel kits and pullovers for men and women.
Inspired by Julie's idea of French art de vivre, Flouzen established its reputation as a lifestyle brand of cashmere essentials for cosy globetrotters, featuring a line of timeless pieces that match every occasions. The brand is currently stocked at iconic stores such as Colette, Maison Kitsuné and Monocle.
Featured in publications such as WWD, Madame Figaro, L’Officiel and Jalouse amongst the others, the brand was founded by Andreas Huber and Raúl Egloff Alcaide in 2012 in Zurich. Previous to the launch of their brand Huber Egloff, the duo gained experience in established fashion houses such as Balmain, Lanvin and Akris, where they worked together as Senior Designers.
The collection is made in Switzerland, with Swiss and Italian fabrics of the highest quality.
Accessories designer Hugo Matha made his debut with Colette for Fall 2014, adding since then D'NA, Boon the Shop and Club21 as international retailers where his artisanal pieces are currently stocked. His handcrafted clutches are made in France, using wood, stone, exotic leathers and plexiglass.
For Fall 2015, Hugo Matha – who also has a Moda Operandi trunk show going on at the moment – collaborated with Causse Gantier, the glove maker of Chanel.
Created in 2011 by Emma Garcin and Jeanne Sall, MELT are scarfs and accessories made of the most beautiful yarns, cashmere, silk, yak and alpaca - of the same suppliers than Hermès, in central Mongolia. The luxurious accessories line is ethically produced in Nepal, in an atelier supporting the local community.
The brand is currently stocked at Isetan and Barney’s amongst the others.
22 May 2015