5 Designers to Know

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Delpozo Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Advancey Drop Cap 1sk anyone to name a fashion designer and they will most likely reply with Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Prada, or Versace. While there’s no doubt these labels have earned their success, there are plenty of other designers that deserve to be household names as well. Continue reading for five designers who might just become your new favorites.

 1. Delpozo

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From left to right: Spring 2017 RTW, Spring 2015 RTW, Fall 2016 RTW

Founded by Jesús del Pozo in the 80s, this Spanish line has become a powerhouse of beautiful clothing. Known for its artful combination of architectural shapes and impeccable embellishments, Delpozo is consistently modern and feminine. A favorite among stylish celebs like Rihanna, this line will appeal to fans of Dior and Valentino.

2. Simone Rocha

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Spring 2017 RTW,  Spring 2016 RTW,  Fall 2014 RTW

If you’re a fan of feminine yet unexpected looks, meet Simone Rocha. This Irish designer has won numerous awards since she launched her first collection at London Fashion Week in 2010. She has a knack for creating stunning shows with pieces that have a relaxed, romantic, and elegant aesthetic – which ultimately feels super fresh.

3. Erdem

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Spring 2017 RTW,  Fall 2015 RTW,  Fall 2016 RTW

Another designer whose clothes you may have seen on the red carpet is Erdem. Created by Erdem Moralioglu, this line stands out with its bold, beautiful prints and unique textures. For inspiration on how to balance femininity with edginess, look no further than Erdem.

4. Ashish

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Spring 2017 RTW,  Spring 2016 RTW,  Fall 2014 RTW

Praised for his inclusivity, Ashish Gupta showcases his designs on a wide range of models – there are no cookie-cutter looks here. His shows are colorful, sparkly, diverse, and downright magical. Besides being extremely fun, the attention to detail in this line is unmatched.

5. Mugler

Fall 2016 RTW, Fall 2015 RTW, Fall 1995 Couture

Fall 2016 RTW, Fall 2015 RTW, Fall 1995 Couture

Fashion history buffs will surely be familiar with Mugler, formerly known as Thierry Mugler, which was a very popular line in the 80s and 90s. Back then, the designs were over-the-top and almost sculptural in nature. Now under the direction of David Koma, Mugler is more subdued – but still reminiscent of its history. If you love Versace, be sure to check out this designer.

Images courtesy of: Vogue (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and WWD