Every Buzzy New Designer Piece to Have on Your Radar

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A big part of my job as a fashion editor is to attend runway shows and market appointments to see what's coming up in the latest collections, stay current on the newest trends, interview leading industry experts, and know about the biggest drops in the fashion space before they are even released. I also oversee luxury content at Who What Wear, which means that I keep an especially close eye on the latest arrivals in the designer space. Often, spotting them on the runway or showroom and keeping a close eye for them to be released in stores months later.

With that in mind, I’m making some predictions about the next key designer pieces to own. From the just-dropped buzzy items poised to be the next It accessories to smart investment-worthy buys that have the makings of heirloom purchases, these are the best designer fashion shopping finds to have on your radar.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.