As they say, in fashion one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. The saying is true for trends and more so with fashion designers. Thus, keeping up with trends can be hard.
One way to do so is to follow emerging and young fashion designers who have the capacity to start and end trends with their influence and collections.
Here is a list of up and coming fashion designers who graced the 2017 runways and why you should know them.
Dilara Findikoglu is a designer based in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins and has since been showing her over-top-top and punk-inspired designs. She has released two runways collections catching the attention of both fashion critics and celebrities like Lady Gaga and FKA twigs with her unconventional designs. Some of her pieces have also been featured in editorials in high-fashion magazines like Vogue Italia. She’s definitely a designer to watch.
Rejina Pyo is another London-based designer/label. The label specializes in women’s wear and has over 90 stores. Rejina Pyo is known for their mix of graphic, effortless and elegant elements in their designs. The label’s main designer, the eponymous Rejina Pyo, is also a graduate from Central Saint Martins and has won the Han Nefkens Fashion Award not long after. Her design philosophy focuses on a ‘subtle approach’ to clothes but with an ‘element of surprise’.
Chris Gelinas (for Becken)
Chris Gelinas is the creative director of Becken, a rather young fashion label inspired the equestrian and Southern lifestyles. He also designs his own label, CG, aside from working with Becken. Gelinas has gained recognition like being chosen as a finalist for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and the LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize Gelinas is interested in technical development and innovation in fashion production of luxury women’s clothes. Thus, he is known for always coming through the highest level of craftsmanship when it comes to his designs.
Molly Goddard is another Central Saint Martins graduate who is making waves in the world of fashion. She has been awarded as an British Emerging Talent at the 2016 Fashion Awards. Goddard is famous for her DIY-aesthetic and tulle party dresses. She also focusses on hand techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting to bring about a feeling of nostalgia and coming of age in her work. Her designs have been carried by famous stockists such as Club 21, Dover Street Market and Boon the Shop.
Another Brit to make this list Alice Archer. Alice Archer specializes in ready-to-wear fashion and combines techniques such as embroidering and hand printing in the construction of her designs. She has gained a reputation as a young and fun designer with patrons like P Diddy, Pandora Sykes and Susie Lau. She has been featured in publications like the New York Times, WWD, The Telegraph and Business of Fashion. Some of the other people she’s worked with are Tracey Emin and Dries van Noten for whom she embroidered for.
If you’re a fashion-savvy woman, check out and follow the work of these five emerging fashion designers and never miss out on another trend. From runways to magazines, their designs have impressed fashion critics and audiences. You’ll surely find something to like in their wide body of work which ranges from haute couture, Lady Gaga-esque clothes to minimalist, color blocked designs to DIY-like, embroidered pieces.