The Ones To Watch

"Fashion is never about looking back, it's always about looking forward" said Anna Wintour in The September Issue and I cannot agree more. Whether we want to admit it or not, we who follow fashion always have our sight set on The Next Big Thing (a term I hate to use, but seems appropriate) and judging by the five that I chose for you, the future of fashion is safe and sound.

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi is an Italian designer inspired by many things that have surrounded him from a young age such as ancient culture of Rome and Mediterranean Baroque. His pieces are unapologetically ornamental - a crossover between punk and baroque which have made him a go to designer for music divas such as Nicki Minaj. Actually, his breakout performance happened during the 2012 Super Bowl when Nicki Minaj and M.I.A wore his dresses while performing with Madonna. He got his start courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, who recognized his immense talent and decided to hire him. One of his first fans in the fashion world was the playful and fabulous fashion editor Anna Dello Russo, who truly put him on the fashionista map (if there was such a thing). Nowadays, he's a very busy man, sitting at the helm of his namesake label, as well as the house of Ungaro.


I'm guessing that when you think of a Malibu based label, you don't really envision laidback luxe. If so, Houghton's creative director, Katharine Polk is here to change your point of view. Her entire vision of what's modern and cool is also easy to wear and chic. The fluidity in the pieces has been recognized by young Hollywood starlets such as Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale and Lily Collins. The instant success this label has had eventually led to a bridal line, which is a definite sign that Houghton is here to stay.

Clover Canyon

If you're ever in need of livening up your wardrobe, Clover Canyon is definitely the way to go. The embodiment of the spirit of California, this design team driven brand has quickly become a favorite of starts like Olivia Wilde and Solange Knowles. When you're in a piece by Clover Canyon, you're sure to catch anyone's eye - the prints, the colors, the cool construction of the dresses are motifs entagled in each of their designs.

Three Floor

Those Brits sure know how to make cool clothes. Just check out Three Floor, a designer collective based on an idea Han Chong had during his Central Saint Martins days. Their devise is based on a conflict between a masculine and feminine take on fashion. They say that women they design for love winding up on street style blogs, but never sacrificing their own comfort. Nowadays, you can barely walk the streets of London without spotting at least one cool girl in Three Floor. The level of "it" they reached goes so far that three stars were spotted in one of their jumpsuits in the span of a few weeks (Mollie King, Nicole Scherzinger and Naya Rivera). Quite affordable prices and excellent design are one of many reasons you'll be hearing (and seeing) a lot more of Three Floor in the future.

Sachin + Babi

A labor of love, literally, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia started their own label after the confidence they'd gotten from designing textiles that were later commissioned by Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin and Nina Ricci, to name a few. Knowing their history in fashion, Sachin + Babi pride themselves in designing pieces with rich textures and prints with hints of tribal influences. Over the years, they have developed quite a fan club with it girls, such as Vanessa Hudgens, Allison Williams and Nina Dobrev. I wonder which one of them will grace their front row this week (fingers crossed).

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