Every fashionista loves her Laurent and her Lanvin, but what about some of the young and up-and-coming designers beginning to make their marks on the fashion world? With 2015 coming up soon and fashion month only a month after that, the new year is a great time to find some new favorites! Below, we rounded up six designers to watch, all of whom we’re expecting big things from in 2015. Take note, collegiettes—these are names you’ll be hearing in the new year!
1. Public School
Public School has been a buzzed-about name in menswear for some time already, but their new addition of a womenswear line, which showed for the first time at New York Fashion Week back in February, is definitely one you should keep your eyes on. Their spring 2015 collection, which had a cool, tailored-but-effortless vibe with touches of sporty accents is only proof that they’re going to be just as successful with the girls as they have been with the guys.
2. Ryan Roche
Ryan Roche’s eponymous line is every pink-loving girly-girl’s dream. The designer, who was a 2014 runner up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, is known for her luxe knits and signature color palette of pinks and pastels. We’re loving this gorgeous, ethereal oversized sweater and lace look from her Fall 2014 lookbook—comfy, chunky knits as big on style as they are in size? We’re loving it.
3. Adam Selman
If the name Adam Selman sounds familiar at all, that’s because it is—Selman is the designer behind one of the most talked-about red carpet looks of the year: The glittering, transparent gown Rihanna wore at the CFDA Awards in June. The designer, who staged his first full-fledged runway presentation at NYFW in September, is known for his cheeky, fun looks that don’t take themselves too seriously. Case in point—the playful vibes and fun cutouts on this matching set from his S/S 2015 collection.
4. Paul Andrew
If the fact that shoe designer Paul Andrew was this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner (aka the mother of all awards for up-and-coming American designers), doesn’t say enough about Andrew’s design talent, his amazing shoes will. We’re obsessed with the elegant, sexy silhouette all of his shoes seem to have—not to mention super cool accents like fur and yes, feathers!
5. Daniella Kallmeyer
With gigs at Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler and Alice + Olivia on her resume, it’s no wonder that we’re totally smitten over Daniella Kallmeyer’s cool, polished androgynous aesthetic. We especially love the simple, tailored lines of these looks from her Fall 2014 collection, which was a minimalist’s best friend.
6. Kirsty Ward
Jewelry that’s attached to clothes? What’s not to love? Statement-making embellishment is the signature look of British designer Kirsty Ward, whose colorful and eclectic pieces look totally fresh and one-of-a-kind amid the sea of minimalist trend that’s happening right now. We’re especially loving the vibrant colors and prints on this look from her recent S/S 2015 collection.
We're really excited to see what these up-and-coming designers have in store for the new year. What are you most excited to see in the fashion world for 2015, collegiettes?