4 Designer Debuts At NYFW 2022 That Stood Out This Season
Future of fashion in focus
After a hiatus of almost 2 years, New York Fashion Week is back with in-person action for Spring/Summer 2022. Although there’s limited seating and the coveted fashion guest are masked at all times, there’s something about the spirit of physical shows that cannot be traded for a virtual film. This season, apart from the well-known names like Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung and Proenza Schouler returning to the roaster, there’s a splurge of new talent making a debut. Each representing fashion with a unique voice, deserving their spot in the limelight. Here’s our pick of the 4 new labels that showcased impact-worthy collections this season and look promising for the future.
1. Peter Do
Peter Do launched his eponymous label in 2018, before he ventured out on his own, he worked under the tutelage of Pheobe Philo at Céline. The designer found admirers for his sharp tailoring and crisp suiting even before his collection hit the runway. From Zendaya to Anya Taylor Joy, the label’s bespoke ensembles have been spotted on multiple fashion icons. With its NYFW Spring/Summer 2022 debut, the design house has taken relaxed fits for the ladies to a whole new level.
2. Saint Sintra
Saint Sintra was founded in February this year and has so far found its fandom in names like Olivia Rodrigo, Kali Uchis and Kim Petras. For its Spring/Summer 2022 NYFW show, the designer found her inspiration from cartoons like The Pink Panther and Star Trek – defining futuristic fantasy as the mood of her line. With a riot of colour, the clothes depicted optimism, further enhanced with feathers and embellishments. The silhouettes were celebratory and it was executed through corseted dresses and tulle skirts, rejoicing at the return of normalcy.
3. Elena Velez
For her first NYFW presentation, Elena Velez displayed industrial utility through her line of edgy yet wearable attires. She re-purposed ship sails, steel beams, linen, denim, and PVC to create structural silhouettes. Her design story threaded carefully between dystopian and functional through the usage of unconventional materials in contemporary clothing.
4. Deity New York
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Coined by Renee Bishop, Deity New York encapsulates the urban woman and her on-the-go life through its modern and empowering silhouettes. Deconstructed corset pantsuits and form-fitting dresses with peculiar cutout details is their USP. The label brought their A-game for NYFW 2022 and unveiled a collection of sleek formals with a side of glamourous outfits, offering the best of both worlds.