From labels that actually understand streetwear (instead of just mimicking its greatest hits) to those that fulfill our undying craving for even more ruffles and femininity, here are four great designers that will have you excited about this season.
The label: Mathys Sinclair
Why: The duo’s goal is to build a brand based on reality and positivity. This particular piece reads, “Stop creating unnecessary stress.”
The label: Etienne Derœux
Why: This season’s collection featured everything from bleached Japanese denim to fine silks and lingerie-inspired knits — no stripes or berets in sight.
The label: BY. Bonnie Young
Why: Though Bonnie Young was a fresh addition to the NYFW roster this season, she’s certainly no newbie. Previously, Young worked with Ralph Lauren upon graduation from Cornell and went on to work for Donna Karan for 16 years as both head of global inspiration and senior creative director of collection until 2007. Her debut collection has grown-up Free-People vibes, likely due to her sources of inspiration: “I was really inspired by nature, the South, Savannah, and the Victorian era,” she tells Vogue.
The label: PH5
Why: Knitted. Colorful. And striped. New York-based knitwear brand PH5 is about to make its way into cool-girl closets everywhere. The brand’s architectural and Instagram-worthy NYFW presentation showed off clever layering, saturated colors, and plenty of knitted wonders that require a closer look.
Source: Refinery 29