Take a count of male designers and you will find, depressingly, that THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM. Here, we salute 10 up-and-coming *women*-centric brands, because no matter what the numbers say—we run the world. ::huge light installation in the shape of your name appears out of nowhere::
First, what a great name. (Designer Jillian Shatken was going to save it for her daughter, fun fact, but the collection came first.) Second, what great clothes: easy, breezy, but still chic in a Tibi sort of way.
Can we be friends, Sylvie Millstein? She makes the big-sleeved, off-the-shoulder-y, neck-tied looks of your 2015-to-end-date-indefinite dreams.
"Behind every great woman is more great women": the motto cofounders Margaret and Katherine Kleveland should use to describe their line of bourgeois-bohème heirlooms and its woman-friendly infrastructure.
With stints at Thakoon and The Row, is it any surprise that Allina Liu does girly minimalism so well? We'll take anything with ruffles, AKA EVERYTHING, please.
After she saw the documentary Girl Rising, founder Olivia Rose Fay made it her mission to provide school uniforms to children in need with every purchase. All the more reason to shop one of their sweet, feminine dresses.
The premise for this new brand is simple: clothes Anne-Gaelle Van de Weghe and Jane D'Haene, two uber-chic New York women, want to wear. Remember this name, because who *doesn't* want to own clever, comfortable, FUN clothes?
For her namesake line, Chun combines menswear details and bows and everyday silhouettes to Sacai-like effect. This is what I wear to work everyday...in my dreams.
Very Jane Birkin-on-the-Riviera and very reasonably priced, Danielle Ribner's range of RTW (and bags!) belongs in your closet. This worksuit is as good as mine.
Even on the hanger at her Fall 2016 presentation earlier this year, Katie Gallagher's clothes still gave off darkly romantic, slightly dangerous vibe. Maybe it was the lace bomber, maybe it was the leather jacket, cut to show off a single perfect bullet hole.