Paris-based designer Calla Haynes has captured the hearts of editors and buyers alike with her happy prints and bright color palettes, which give plenty of personality to her collections of feminine, easy-to-wear separates.
Tetris tweed jersey dress, $805, at Avenue 32.
Since their New York Fashion Week debut back in 2011, designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters have been the industry's favorite duo to watch. Aside from the pair being based in Chicago, it's the label's interesting combinations of shapes, fabrics, and textures each season that really set them apart.
Spliced tunic dress, $695, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Australian wunderkind Dion Lee has been a favorite of the street style set since 2012, and with his laser-sharp cutouts and futuristic construction, it's easy to see why. Plus, he has that sporty-meets-sexy thing down pat.
Filter leather biker jacket, $2460, at Shopbop.
His label started out as a lifestyle brand—think cozy custom blankets—but since winning the 2012 CFDA Fashion Fund top prize, Greg Chait's cashmere pieces for both men and women are highly coveted.
Tie-dyed palm tree-intarsia cashmere sweater, $1585, at Net-A-Porter.
A current member of the CFDA Fashion Incubator, Jonathan Simkhai, who has been designing an eponymous collection of womenswear since 2010, is New York's go-to guy for the boy-meets-girl look that the industry's coolest ladies wear so well. As an added bonus, he's not one to shy away from playing with graphic patterns, bold colors, and metallics each season.
Pixel sweater dress, $365, at Shopbop.
Another Australian designer who's been making headway stateside, Josh Goot's structural garments and bold digital patterns are the epitome of street style bait.
Raglan cutaway dress, $1060, at Shopbop.
Designer Kaelen Haworth's namesake line can be described as every cool girl's dream wardrobe. From staples like cozy sweatshirts to office-ready crisp blazers, we're betting that we'll be seeing her pieces everywhere during Fashion Week. Don't believe us? Haworth recently teamed up with one of New York's most talked-about tastemakers, Hannah Bronfman, on a capsule collection.
Hannah + Kaelen silk oversized blazer, $425, at Kaelen.
With an airy new flagship store on Crosby Street in New York and stunning ad campaigns featuring Daria Werbowy, luxe label Maiyet is young, but it already has the fashion world captivated. An artisanal brand whose design team partners with craftsmen from around the world, Maiyet pairs forward-thinking fashion with ethical values.
Small Braided Peyton Tote, $2095, at Barneys.
This line of simple leather handbags by New York-based designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel has already garnered a cult-like following among fashion editors — including a few here at MC. Their roomy carryalls feature brightly-colored interiors and all come at a wallet-friendly price point. We highly suggest grabbing one of these before they reach wait list-level status.
Leather bucket bag, $495, at Net-A-Porter.
One of the most lauded young talents showing in Milan in recent years, Marco de Vincenzo utilizes the luxe materials and sexy silhouettes one would expect from an Italian designer without being over-the-top.
Short dress, $1175, at YOOX.
The former Head of Womenswear and Accessories Design at J. Crew, Marissa Webb now lends her whimsical touch and expert tailoring to the preppy classics that make up her new eponymous label.
Margot suede heel, $425, at Marissa Webb.
Creative director Maia Norman keeps things interesting at the London-based label each season by collaborating with a different artist and translating his or her work into a cohesive collection.
Stone Bird Print Cashmere Jumper, $337, at Avenue 32.
One of the most lively young labels out there is MSGM, founded in 2009 by Massimo Girogetti. Already famous for its loud patterns and colors that are perfect for mixing and matching, the Italian brand is a favorite of the editors and buyers who love to have fun with fashion.
Sweatshirt, $355, at The Corner.
Nerd-chic at its finest. This label from designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason mixes classic schoolgirl elements like crisp collars and knee-length skirts with smart literature and fine-art references.
Printed Stretch Satin Jersey Shirtdress, $570, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
She's only shown one collection (for Resort 2014), but Rosie Assoulin's avant-garde, romantic pieces have won over some of the industry's biggest influencers, including Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller, Taylor Tomasi-Hill of Moda Operandi, and Claire Distenfeld of Fivestory.
Light cotton poplin shirt dress, $1795, at Moda Operandi.