NAMES TO KNOW: THE FASHION CAPITALS

London

Making its debut from its new home at 180 The Strand, London Fashion Week promises a crop of design talent that looks fittingly spectacular.

J.W.ANDERSON

What you need to know: Dublin-born Jonathan Anderson is a master of the unexpected, traversing new design territories with his daring aesthetic and striking combinations. Prepare to be surprised – in the best possible way!

SIMONE ROCHA

Known for: Nostalgic, other-worldly and heavily romantic, this Irish designer’s aesthetic calls to mind both historical proportions and fairytale nuances. Plumes of chiffon and subtle embellishments make for a magical result.

PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI

The low-down: Born from a mutual love of all things Victoriana, this London brand is the brainchild of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi. Watch out for the punky inflections and clashing textures that are among its signature styles.

ANTONIO BERARDI

The 411: Protégée of John Galliano and Central Saint Martins alum, Antonio Berardi incorporates hints of his Sicilian heritage into his collections. His artful recipe of warm hues and classic cuts proves second to none.

MOTHER OF PEARL

Why we love it: Think a melting pot of sportswear, floral prints and delicate trims, and the result is Amy Powney’s Mother of Pearl. This London brand takes effortless daywear to a sophisticated new level.

NATASHA ZINKO

The color: Natasha Zinko emigrated from the Ukraine to London in 2006, opening her flagship atelier five years later. It is from here that every piece is designed and created, to a brief that’s eclectic, colorful and daring.

New York

It’s the first stop on the fashion month calendar – and boy, does NYC make an entrance! Join us in our New York state of mind and discover the ultimate names to know from the concrete jungle.

CUSHNIE ET OCHS

What you need to know: Designed by women for women, this NYC native is a lesson in balancing high impact with subtle elegance. Confident cut-outs and figure-skimming silhouettes are the ultimate declaration of power.

JONATHAN SIMKHAI

Known for: Jonathan Simkhai blurs the lines between technicality, performance and total romance. Expect strong, structured separates softened by flowing ruffles – this is where a little sport meets a lot of sophistication.

OPENING CEREMONY

The low-down: Themes of youth and vitality run riot through this brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories. The future is now: metallic accents and punchy embellishments are ready to rock the boat.

ADAM LIPPES

The 411: Sourcing the finest fabrics from globally renowned mills and suppliers, this understated designer is committed to luxury. It’s our hot ticket for those everyday essentials with a little something extra.

THE ROW

Why we love it: The sibling-helmed label boasts a refinement to which few can compare. Named in homage to London’s Savile Row, its resolutely pared-down aesthetic and poised precision make it elegant to the core.

DELPOZO

The color: This Spanish brand defines itself as ‘prêt-à-couture’ – think haute couture hallmarks with an easy-to-wear sensibility. Art is a recurring muse, with Rhys Lee, Josef Albers and Duilio Barnabe among its former inspirations.