How to Find New and Emerging Designers?

Fashion Weeks and Trade Shows: Participate in fashion weeks, both major ones like New York, Paris, London, and Milan, as well as smaller regional ones. These events often feature new and emerging designers. Visit trade shows like Pitti Uomo, Capsule Show, and Who’s Next, which showcase new talents and emerging brands.

Specialized Showrooms: Attend and connect with showrooms that are constantly updated, focusing on emerging designers who are very sensitive to seasonal research and have a cutting-edge vision of the industry. For more information, click here to contact us.

Fashion Schools and Graduate Shows: Follow fashion schools like Parsons, Central Saint Martins, and Istituto Marangoni. Attend their graduate fashion shows or exhibitions to spot emerging designers. Check the alumni sections of these institutions’ websites to see recent graduates making waves in the industry.

Online Platforms and Marketplaces: Explore platforms like Not Just a Label, Fashion Crossover London, and Designow, which are dedicated to showcasing emerging designers. Browse online marketplaces like Etsy and ASOS Marketplace, where many new designers sell their creations.

Social Media and Fashion Blogs: Use Instagram hashtags like #emergingdesigner, #newdesigner, and #fashiondesigner to discover new talents. Follow accounts and influencers who highlight new designers. Read fashion blogs and websites that focus on new designers, such as Fashionista, Hypebeast, and The Business of Fashion.

Competitions and Awards: Learn about fashion competitions and awards like the LVMH Prize, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and the International Woolmark Prize, which identify and support emerging talents. Follow the winners and finalists of these competitions, as they often become successful designers.

Boutiques and Concept Stores: Visit boutiques and concept stores known for curating collections from emerging designers. Stores like Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony are good examples. Talk to boutique owners and buyers, as they are often on the lookout for the next big thing in fashion.

Fashion Magazines and Publications: Read fashion magazines and publications that highlight new designers. Look for sections dedicated to emerging talents in magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. Check online fashion magazines and websites that focus on new and independent designers.

Networking and Industry Events: Participate in industry events, networking meetings, and fashion-related conferences. These gatherings can provide opportunities to meet and connect with new designers. Join fashion industry groups and forums, both online and offline, to stay informed about new designers and industry trends