Starting with cruise presentations earlier this year and manifesting in full throughout this month, fashion has officially moved into a new decade. The 2010s' imminent transition into the past provides the perfect opportunity to pioneer new creative visions, and the industry's brightest rising stars are delivering to this end with nuanced approaches to design, brand structure, and contemporary culture. Some, like Tomo Koizumi and Christopher John Rogers, have become the talk of the town in New York this week thanks to maximalist creations that redefine sartorial beauty with their colors and unconventional structure, while other labels, like Patou and Coperni, are experiencing rebirths tailor-made for the current age and are sure to capture significant attention after their presentations later this month. The future has never been brighter—both figuratively and literally.
Below, a list of eight of the best up-and-comers, all of whom have potential to define fashion in coming seasons as they create, reinvent, and innovate. Learn about the aesthetic philosophy and showstopping qualities of each, and get excited about all the inspiring new voices as the industry heads into the rest of fashion month.
Christopher John Rogers