From stylists, photographers and editors to casting directors, hair stylists and nail artists, BoF spoke to 10 of New York’s fastest-emerging fashion creatives, many of whom were born outside the city and are poised to continue their rise to the top of the industry with a blend of creativity, commerciality and plain old hard work.
Aurora James of Brother Vellies is preserving the traditional shoemaking craft of South Africa and building an emerging business in the process.
Set to present his third CG by Chris Gelinas collection at New York Fashion Week, the Canadian-born, New York-based designer speaks to BoF on how he’s balancing early critical success with the challenges of running a fashion start-up.
Craig Redman and Karl Maier, university friends turned creative collaborators whose clients include LVMH and Nike, have built a transatlantic partnership rooted in a shared affinity for bold graphics and Internet culture.
With an appearance in blockbuster film The Hunger Games and stockists like Net-a-Sporter, high-end activewear brand Lucas Hugh is poised for growth. BoF speaks to founder Anjhe Mules about how years of product development and premium positioning in an ascendant category have paid off.
A decade ago, Kris Van Assche wanted nothing more than to have his own fax number. Today, the Belgian-born designer is a fixture of the Paris menswear establishment at the creative helm of both Dior Homme and his own brand, which, this season, celebrates 10 years in business.
Nicolas Ouchenir set up his calligraphy practise eleven years ago in a former Parisian butchery. Today, the charming man of letters creates some of the most coveted invitations in the world for leading fashion and luxury brands.
BoF sits down with Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, the graphics guru who works with Palace Skateboards, created the graphics for the closely watched BMX, motocross and skateboarding-inspired debut collection for the rebooted MBMJ and has just finished working with Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley on Spring/Summer 2015.