Honorable Mentions to My "10" Designer List
2- Rag & Bone: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's consistently and unapologetically hip, cool, boy meets girl, somewhat unisex aesthetic (routinely pairing impeccable British tailoring with elements of preppy, motorcross, iconic Americana, etc.), could not be more 'of the moment' at the moment
3- Shamask: I first met Ron Shamask, the Dutch born painter, fashion illustrator, designer, when I was his editor at Harper's Bazaar; known for his 'intimate architecture', he won the Coty Award as outstanding designer of the year in 1981 and has since relaunched his eponymous line; this is his first formal show in conjunction with fashion week in decades
4- Vera Wang: I 'forgive' this extremely talented designer, known for her artistic, often dreamlike creations, even though she designed the three wedding gowns Kim Kardashian wore during the course of her $20 million nuptials this past Saturday evening. KK made three changes during the ceremony alone and the entire thing, if you care (and I hope you don't) will be aired this fall during a one hour special on E! In my opinion, this has got to be the most tasteless display of wealth, especially given what's going on in the world right now.
5- Yeohlee: Any designer who consistently keeps the smart, intelligent, 'urban nomad' in mind, churning out museum worthy (she's had more than a few museum exhibitions devoted to her craft), creations, like one coat I have which is waterproof, weightless, packable, can be worn as a dress, a coat, or an overskirt), is worth taking a look at.
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