In a world filled with negativity and life-changing events happening every moment, it’s time to bring some refreshing news to the forefront, even for just a moment. 2020 changed the fashion scene as we know it in many ways, giving light and hope to many designers and their businesses. Stay tuned to read about some of our top picks that are offering an explosion of emerging talent by learning about what they’re doing to revolutionize the fashion industry.
Today, it’s becoming increasingly important to break down barriers to encourage much-needed change, and the designers and brands mentioned in this article are a few of many, but their message and their lines really hit the social mark in a much-needed and refreshing way.
Telfar by Telfar Clemens
A black and queer-owned brand with non-gendered clothing originally released The Shopping Bag in 2014. It’s now one of the most sought after bags online, named the Bushwick Birkin by New York Magazine. This simply silhouetted rectangular bag is made of faux leather, but getting your hands on this bag is nearly impossible since it sells out almost immediately after each drop. More recently, the brand expanded its products, offering a line of durags which were released in the Fall of 2020. These durags are brightly colored, featuring prints in paisley and geometric patterns and various color options.
Simonett by Simonett Pereira
This RTW clothing brand is women-owned, based out of Miami FL, and known for its design ingenuity and sustainable practices. Simonett gained popularity after a certain green sweater went viral. They offer a fully transparent supply chain that provides stats that back up the brand’s claims. To minimize waste, the brand only stocks a max of 100 cuts per style. Any leftover cuts are reused and recycled instead of thrown out and burned.
S.S Daley by Steven Stokey-Daley
2020 was a memorable year for his brand S.S. Daley as Harry Styles wore pieces from his brand in his “golden” video. Daley’s brand is known for its made-to-order pieces that are both fashionable and sustainable. After Harry Styles and a Barcelona-based stylist were spotted wearing his pieces, an influx of orders came in, propelling his need for an online e-store, which he has recently launched.
Theophilio by Edvin Thompson
The brand was launched in 2016 and featured in the digital 2021 spring showcase collections at NYFW. Thompson’s brand featured upcycled pieces while embodying his Jamaican heritage.
Supporting emerging designers is more vital than ever, and it’s even easier to get behind them when they’re responding by creating lines with a conscious mind and a socially aware mindset.
Leave a comment below with emerging designers that you’ve discovered and fallen in love with.