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A Runway, A Seam, And A Dream: We Check In With 11 NYFW Newcomers


Season in and season out, newcomers join the New York fashion week schedule, determined to make a name for themselves. Succeeding takes a great deal of talent, tenacity, business savvy, and a solid stroke of luck, but even Alexander Wang was just a Parsons dropout with a dream a few years back. Over the past several weeks, met with a slew of this year’s hopefuls to preview their forthcoming collections, and there are a few we’re particularly keen on. Brandon Sun did time at Oscar de la Renta and J. Mendel before setting out on his own just over a year ago. His luxe furs are already selling at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks, and his tweedy column dresses for Spring should connect with buyers, too. After skipping out on presentations for the past two seasons, Jonathan Simkhai is back on the circuit with a sporty lineup (pictured) full of board shorts and shifts. Other notables include Houghton’s Katharine Polk, who offers cool, printed silk separates à la Céline, and Tanya Taylor, whose second outing is inspired by the famed Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados circa 1961.

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Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai



  1. Trendsurvivor says:

    Love young designers… so inspiring! My favorite is Jonathan Simkhai!!!


  2. kitty_catwalk says:

    I am excited for Kara Laricks !!! I hope she owns her gift for androgynous design… we need more of it !

  3. Dominika_Parade says:

    I like this designer from Poland… She has internet shop, very nice fabrics…:)fresh and colourful,

  4. DrewBrando says:

    You are cordially invited to attend Long Tran’s S/S 2013 Sept Fashion Week Show,
    an installation of “Dimensionna” – Men’s x Women’s collective.

    Please visit by Sept 9th 4pm.
    for any inquiries, press info, VIP/Celebrity info please email.

    September 9th, 2012
    6:30pm – 8pm

    The Dimenna Center
    450 W. 37 St 2nd Floor (Benzaquen Hall)
    New York, NY

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