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12 Emerging Designers to Know From Fashion Month

  • March 18, 2023
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As another fashion month comes to a close, a whole new host of rising designers have emerged as the shining stars of the runway. While New York Fashion Week tends to prioritize new labels over traditional household names, with usual suspects like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs taking the season off or showing off schedule, other cities like London and Paris are also adding their fair share of new labels to the official calendar. Here, a few of our favorites from the fall 2023 season.

Wiederhoeft

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Don Ashby

Jackson Wiederhoeft launched the eponymous Wiederhoeft brand in 2019, after becoming inspired by all things dance and theater. The designer is a Parsons School of Design alum who also worked under Thom Browne for three years. Each collection is a masterpiece in merging form and fantasy, with characters walking the runway in precise corseted gowns, trompe-l’œi lingerie prints, denim hooded dresses, and puffed tulle skirts—this season, influenced by a retelling of Orpheus. “A lot of my work is concerned with recontextualizing archetypal imagery…taking a lot of ancient Greek and Catholic imagery and kind of recontextualizing [and] decontextualizing into a post-future, post-gender kind of space,” he tells ELLE.com.

BruceGlen

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DONALD STAHL

BruceGlen was without a doubt the most colorful runway of NYFW, and that was every bit intentional—just ask identical twin designers Bruce and Glen Proctor. “We’ve always been drawn to color and shine, but haven’t always felt the license to wear it,” they say. “We decided to embrace what naturally moved us: color. We begin to recognize the power of color, its ability to change an atmosphere and mood. It’s important for us that BruceGlen sparks joy. There are so many sad things happening in the world. We want our contribution to be joy,

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