It’s always intriguing to see what the world’s most famous designers are coming out with every season. However, we think some of the fun of Fashion Week is discovering new designers to obsess over.
We bring you spotlights on three flourishing fashion designers—what inspires them, what their collections are like, and why we expect big things from them!
Brooklyn-based designer Suzanne Rae Pelaez began her fashion career in New York after graduating from Parson School of Design. Her line, Suzanne Rae, is a women’s ready-to-wear line inspired by and made for the modern woman. And it’s awesome.
Dedicating herself to exploring the possibilities of our favorite ‘fabric of our lives’, Ellen Wagner of Eldenwa Designs creates handcrafted woven scarves and other accessories using cotton and jersey textiles – recycled when possible. Inspired by her mother, the kind of “woman [who] would make a skirt the night before just because she didn’t have the right one to go with a blouse she just bought,” it’s safe to say Wagner’s talents come naturally. Eldenwa uses simple twisting, braiding, fringe, and studded embellishment to create oversized fabric ‘necklaces’ that we think make the perfect accessories for fall. Her plush neckwear is not limited to ladies either; Eldenwa also hand makes jersey bow ties that are perfect for you or your fashionable male counterpart. The St. Louis native now currently designs and resides in New York City. She left her ‘day job’ in advertising to fulfill her dream in fashion and shares her creative journey through her inspiring blog, Ellen Is Creative. The line can be purchased on her Etsy shop or at NYC design fairs, like the Hester Street Fair where we spotted her last week!
Their name lends itself well; they truly are darlings. Although the word deadbeat does not quite sum them with the same accuracy. Distinguished or delectable might be more apt, although it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in the same way.
Name aside, Deadbeat Darling were hailed home like champions at the Bowery Ballroom in New York’s lower east side on July 9. Returning from their forty-three day stint in Wales in the UK where they were recording their second album, they headlined the sold out show which also featured support from three astounding acts.