Tome: Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin have been around for a few seasons, but thanks to their time as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, the brand is garnering more name recognition by the day. What do you think of their very first Resort collection above?
Richards: From Opening Ceremony intern to full-fledged designer (with pit-stops at Proenza Schouler, DVF, and Peter Som), Sarah Leslie Richards certainly has a resume to be proud of, and with her array of transfixing prints, things are only going to go up for her from here!
Chadwick Bell: I’ve been a fan of Chadwick’s expertly tailored designs since his debut in the fall of ’08. Each collection is crafted with a different fantasy in mind for the Chadwick Bell woman, and for this Fall ’14 collection she was a jet-setter, developing her style further with each continent-hopping adventure.
Public School: With so many awards under their belt (most recently, the Woolmark Prize), we can’t really call Public School an indie. However, it’s Maxwell and Dao-Yi’s menswear that gets all the attention. Take a look at what they have to offer the ladies!
Suno: Here’s another name you might already know, thanks to Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty’s place as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists in both 2011 and 2012…not to mention the Swarovski CFDA Womenswear award they picked up last year. Their brightly patterned womenswear is produced by artisans in Kenya, an effort on the part of the founders to foster the talent and economy of Sub-Saharan Africa.