Top 10 Fashion Designers To Watch in 2022
This includes Nensi Dojaka, Harris Reed, Erika Maish, Namita Khade, and Kepler...
With the many ups and lows of 2021, we can’t wait to move forward towards 2022 and we need to update our wardrobe with key items that will make us stand out the crowd while being cool and stylish!
Awarded the 2021 winner of the LVMH Prize from an impressive field of global contenders, Nensi Dojaka is one of the freshest forces in womenswear for a long time to emerge from London. Dojaka has already a lot of fans. Dua Lipa and Rita Ora are among them; like her, both have Albanian roots and have grown up in London.
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The Wigan-born designer and Central Saint Martins student Namita Khade loves being able to control a piece of clothing right from the start. She wields this power in her custom “knitwear experiments” that references her Indian heritage.
Johannes Warnke is a London-based fashion designer. He grew up in Estenfeld, a village in the German countryside. He studied a Bachelor of Arts in Design with Marketing at Central Saint Martins (2015-2020). He too worked at Viktor & Rolf, Balmain, Givenchy, and others.
Chet Lo is an Asian American designer and 2020 graduate of Central Saint Martins BA Knitwear course. Hailing from New York City, Lo first came to London in 2015 to attend Saint Martin’s Foundation course. Since graduating, Lo has been busy! London concept store 50 m picked up his debut collection this summer. Additionally, Lo’s work has been featured in magazines Garage, Schön, Marie Claire, Crack and Dazed, and worn by cultural innovators: Michaela Coel, Lil Miquela, and LAVA LA RUE, Mowalola, Chivirgo, Celeste, etc.
‘Fighting for the beauty of gender fluidity’ is how London-based designer and Central Saint Martins graduate Harris Reed describes his evocative and artistic approach to fashion. Reed’s creative process pays homage to pioneering cultural movements of the past – Victoriana, Romanticism and glam rock are key sources of inspiration – in order to kindle current conversations around gender and personal identity.
Erika Maish is the LA-born designer behind the womenswear brand Erika Maish. She received her BA in textile design and recently received her MFA from Central Saint Martins in London. Maish incorporates textile techniques such as beading and crocheting in unusual ways.
Sinead Gorey, born and bred in South East London and a recent graduate from the reputable London College of Fashion Womenswear course. She has had her garments worn by relevant figures such as Jorja Smith, Zara Larson, Tiffany Calver, JGrey, Nilufer Yanya, Mira May and more.
July 2016, Alexandra Hadjikyriacou and Jaimee Mckenna both textile and knitwear graduates from Central Saint Martins, united to form the brand ‘Kepler’. The fundamentals of Kepler take inspiration from traditional methods of garment making and cultures from across the globe, amalgamating them together to create a modern approach to constructing clothing.
Emma launched her label in 2014 and has always had a clear vision to make pieces that last a life time in both quality and design. Every piece is designed and handmade, from start to finish, in the brands Kent based studio by Emma and her small team. Traditional techniques and processes are used to ensure every hat is made to the highest quality possible.
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Channeling maximalist fashion, Roberta Einer is renowned for her dramatic use of colour paired with expert combinations of unlikely textiles. With intricate appliques and dazzling sequins are matched with tweed and silk and Roberta spends hours pouring over her sketch pad to create unique, statement looks.
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