10 young brands breaking out at New York Fashion Week
Before graduating with honors from Parsons' fashion department, Kelsey Randall studied art at The Oxbow School, Savannah College of Art and Design, and School of the Art Institute Chicago. Then she worked under Prabal Gurung and Peter Som at Bill Blass before a 7-year stay at the French brand Lilith. Resume: check. But Randall's frilly minimalism speaks for itself -- attracting both zeitgeist-y girl gangs and in-the-know Upper East Side Queen Bees.
If you know Sandy Liang, you know her shaggy faux fur coats, which were already being worn by East Village cool girls before she graduated from Parsons and launched her collection in 2014 (Kate Foley and Hanneli Mustaparta were first season supporters). But beyond the vibrantly textured outerwear, her full ready-to-wear collection is worth getting into. Liang's use of pale color and '90s silhouettes, offset with baggy wide-leg jeans or a kicky cropped-flare gives major feminine cool.
A modern American sportswear brand founded in 2014 by industry alums Alex Gilbert (who previously founded one of the first fine denim brands, Paper Denim & Cloth) and Jennifer Noyes (ex-Prada womenswear director), that harks back to the crisp ease of 1980s Calvin Klein. With a soft launch during June's Resort 2016 market, where they showed a colorful and comfortable collection of elegant separates, M. Martin's New York Fashion Week show this Thursday marks the line's official debut.
This Harlem-born brand, founded by Rio Uribe, first caught major attention when they staged a guerilla fashion show in Washington Square Park last September at New York Fashion Week. READ MORE ON GYPSY SPORT & MORE NEW FASHION BRANDS HERE