Who’s Got Next: Fall 2017
Fashion designers on the rise
In fashion, the designer is often just as fascinating as the design. These three fashion designers stand out for their own awe-inspiring style coupled with a dose of pure ambition. They are taking the fashion world by storm and with the endorsement of some of your favorite celebrities.
Mateo New York: Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris’s delicate, architectural jewelry designs are the kind of lovely trinkets that superstar singers love. The Jamaican-born, self-taught jeweler was recently announced as one of the few jewelry designers to become a Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Finalist. Harris’ collections include both men’s and women’s jewelry. He works primarily in 14k gold with diamond accents and pearls that seem dramatically suspended in air. Harris also recently launched an engagement collection for the distinctly modern couple.
LVL XIII Brands, Inc.: Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is not your average fashion designer. Before launching LVL XIII Brands, Inc., his collection of men’s luxury shoes and accessories, Brown worked in the finance department of a luxury doll manufacturer. However, his business know-how and desire to take street fashion up a level led him to developing his own line. Three years later, a serendipitous meeting with pop star Jason Derulo, led to the duo forming a creative partnership that has fast-tracked Brown’s LVL XIII Brands, Inc. onto the pages of fashion magazines and into retailers nationwide. The line expanded to include signature pieces like their jacket that converts to a backpack and a futuristic see-through raincoat.
Jo David: JD Noble
JD Noble had no idea that fashion could be a career. It wasn’t until she enrolled in journalism school and struggled to find her footing that she realized her passionate hobby was where she would be most successful. So she dropped out of j-school and applied to design school, where she earned a scholarship and started her own label JD Noble. JD’s approach to design is about encouraging women to be free-spirited and bold in their fashion choices. She does this expertly through applying eye-catching prints to classic silhouettes that highlight the woman’s physique.
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