Monday, 17 January 2011

The Up and Comers

There some new up and coming designers that really stand out for 2011.  First up: Katie Gallagher.  She recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been working on her own since.  Back in September, she launched her all-black collection, Veil, at New York's Fashion Week, jump-starting her career as a designer into the spotlight.  Hints of white, gray, and cream grace her Fall/Winter collection.  Her designs are futuristic, well-tailored, and textured and are selling for a very pretty penny.

 Another designer to watch in 2011 is San Diego native Jonathan Cohen.  His collection also debuted at New York's Fashion Week back in September, but unlike Gallagher, Cohen likes color, lots of color.  His high-priced tops and gowns are bright and vivid, with prints that look like long, smooth brushstrokes of paint.  He recently graduated from Parsons School of Design and has interned for several designers, including Oscar de la Renta.

And now for my favorite: the beautiful and creative London designer, Felicity Brown.  She graduated with a Masters from the Royal College of Art, and left with several awards, including the Royal Society of Arts Award.  Her designs are the epitome of couture and her latest collection was inspired by the paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrecs, which featured flamboyant and provocative women leaning over a bar wearing extravagant silk dresses.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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