Emerging Fashion Designers Around the World Gariella June 11, 2015 FASHION, TRENDS The definition of an emerging fashion designer means someone who is just coming into their own. It can also mean a particular new trend in footwear, clothing or accessories that are fresh on the apparel scene. While some will disappear into obscurity, the following emerging designers are sure to make a bold statement. Daniel Silverstein The fashion industry is an ever-changing field. What may have been hot for winter and fall will typically change dramatically come the change of seasons. Emerging fashion blogs can barely keep up with the many changes when it comes to the new faces. Daniel Silverstein is a cutting edge women’s fashion designer based in New York. After the start of his fashion collection in 2010, he gained notoriety on the reality competition Fashion Star. In addition to his creativity, Silverstein is also known for his mismatched flair and geometric shapes. Music sensation Lady Gaga is already a fan of this up and coming designer. 5:31 Jerome The younger generation seems to have no rules or limits when it comes to dressing, and it’s being reflected in the latest emerging designers. If you’re looking for someone who knows how to balance the line between sexy and class, fifth generation New York native 5:31 Jerome is making strong waves in the fashion industry. His spring line was reminiscent of the movie American Hustle, and has a hint of both Altuzarra and Versace mixed into his collections. Sheena Trivedi Sheena Trivedi’s collections are a mixture of both her home in New Dehli and that of New York. From precision and sophistication to exuberance and color, her clothing line is guaranteed to put wearers in a happy mood. Lightning bolts, feathers and embroidery are just some of the ways that this hot new global designer is setting herself apart from the others. Self-Portrait When it comes to influencing the fashion industry, various creations by Farfetch, Shoptiques and Boticca all showcase the depths that an independent designer can go with their creations. Self-Portrait is another emerging designer that has taken the world by storm. Based in London, Self-Portrait is giving the bustier competition. Here they’ve taken simple smock dresses, long sleeve frocks and sweaters and found a way to make such simple items sleek and sexy. When you’re looking for something to wear for your next night on the town, this new designer has come compelling alternative clothing options. Miuniku Nikita and Tina Satradhar are sisters with a list of accolades behind their brand name. However, their awards are just a sampling of what they represent when it comes to emerging designers. By taking a mix of their nickname and combining them together, they came up with Miuniku. With a practical, yet surreal collection to boast, you’ll probably find their creations side by side with such greats as Christopher Kane. Kim Haller Haller spent close to 20 years creating designs for notable designers such as Calvin Klein, Jason Wu and Derek Lam. She’s finally making a name for herself with her own creation of knits. Haller’s collection of sweaters, skirts, dresses and tops are some of the most inviting pieces of work you’ll ever see. What this woman can put together with a few pieces of yarn, few couldn’t sculpt out of clay. Indie Designs Individuals who shop indie designers are free spirited and independent thinkers. They also avoid mainstream retail stores and brand names. If you’re looking to go beyond just a label, indie designers such as the PolkaDotLife, UrbanApparel and BalaniCustomClothing are just a few places where you can allow your inner independence to shine through. Because the materials are basic, many of today’s indie designs are affordable and unique. In addition to donning the various thrifty pieces, individuals who enjoy wearing indie may incorporate more costly pieces to top off their look.