In a world constantly plagued by fast-fashion brands and meaningless brands, it’s a reassuring reminder to discover emerging talented designers looking to break the mould. Here’s a look at come of the rising European brands and designers to know in 2019:
This Copenhagen-based brand has been making waves since its first collection was released in 2018. The 80’s-ready dresses and bold silhouettes are making this a brand to watch among the industry’s rising stars. Originally launched by Danish fashion influencers Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars, the playful pieces have already taken over Instagram.
- Pyer Moss
This black power brand had a breakout year on the runway thanks to their dynamic and thought-provoking collection. Those lucky enough to travel to their New York Fashion Week show with travel pillow in tow after a long flight were pleasantly surprised with what was waiting for them. By merging activism with important social conversations, the brand have put their own twist on streetwear in an unapologetic way.
The breathtakingly beautiful designs from this brand have captured the attention of many from across the globe. Initially based in Ukraine, Chakshyn’s pieces are a breath of fresh air for those wanting something different. With their modern, art-inspired pieces taking on femininity and masculinity, a stunning collection has been born.
This brand creates both menswear and womenswear ranges for the high-fashion world. The family brand headed by a husband and wife duo aims to launch three collections a year which are available to shop just two weeks after their debut. Something relatively unheard of in the fashion industry. With their mix of shearling coats and chunky knits, Arjé are likely to become a household essential – for those that can afford the price tag, that is.
- Marta Jakubowski
Marta Jakubowski is a Poland based fashion designer who received an MA in womenswear design in 2014 from London’s Royal College of Art. She travelled to the UK with her traveling pillow and fashion mag under arm once was chosen by the British Fashion Council to showcase her design at NewGen, a programme run by the council. Her designs are created with inspiration taken from women’s silhouettes and shapes, crafted from luxury materials like silk and organic cotton.
- Aurore Van Milhem
This Parisian-based designer has achieved in just one year what most labels achieve in five. With the most delicate, Instagram worthy dresses taking centre stage, the designer’s e-shop sells out every week. With an Aurore Van Milhem piece in their closet, every woman is made to feel special whenever wear one of their designs.