Fashion can feel like it moves fast as we hop from one trend to another and It brands ebb-and-flow faster than lunar tides. But when you take a step back from the madness, you'll find that with the speed the digital age has brought us, it has also connected us to new fashion designers in ways that were never possible before. You can stumble across inspiration on Instagram, or you can buy a new dress directly from a label that's just getting its footing.
There's lots of talent to be found, but what are the emerging labels we've had our eyes on of late? Below we're highlighting eight on-the-rise labels you should know. While they're all in different stages of growth, they all got their start in the past few years, and in 2017, they have emerged as major ones to watch. Curious to see who made the cut? We round it all up below, with shopping too, so feel free to take a look and treat yourself.
New York darling Sandy Liang has become a favorite among fashionable city residents for her effortless ability to mesh femininity and edginess. Unexpected cutouts, embellished denim, and reimagined outerwear make each design a statement piece in its own right.
These aren't your average handbags, that's for sure. Danse Lente is the new line of purses you'll be spotting all over NYFW.
Australian-based Daisy is both innocent and subversive, coming together for a Lolita-esque line of clothing you can't help but swoon over.
Since it first debuted in 2015, Alyx has quietly amassed an impressive list of collaborators including the likes of Nick Knight. While the brand's menswear launch and its collaboration with Vans added extra buzz this year, we have a feeling you'll be seeing even more soon.
It started with a single pair of jeans, but Miaou is quickly growing into the space of not-quite-so-basic basics. The cool staples like an embroidered corset top and tie-waist jeans have already caught the eye of top models and fashion girls.
Maggie Marilyn launched last September as a line that straddles both luxury and conscious fashion. The New Zealand–based designer brings a whimsicality and a burst of color to staples like blazers and track pants.
Instagram has come to serve as a springboard for many young designers, and Alana Johnson and her label, Orseund Iris, are no exception. The non-seasonal collection features eye-catching details that are youthful with an artsy-cool twist.
Vaquera was founded by four young designers and has quickly caught the fashion world's attention with its off-kilter, avant-garde collections (like sending a giant Tiffany & Co. bag down the runway). Now, as part of the CFDA incubator class, expect to hear more about Vaquera.