7 Up-And-Coming Menswear Designers To Know Now
Fashion brands come and go, but these disruptive labels are style dictators, fashion-forecasters and trendsetters ready to change the men’s fashion landscape this year. Move over Gucci and Saint Laurent, here are seven up-and-coming fashion brands for men to own in 2019:
If you’re a fan of vintage interiors and antique styles, then you’ll love Bode. Born in New York by the hand of Emily Adams Bode, the American designer’s taste for 19th- and 20th-century fabrics and quilts—and vintage fabrics’ longevity—is the basis of this textile-inspired clothing line that only started in 2016.
Bode recreates collegiate-inspired elements including regatta stripes, while herringbone wools are added to with patchwork and embroidery for tailoring that utile yet soft. Be sure to check out Bode’s chore coats too.
Find more at bodenewyork.com
“I wanted to be the same person every day that I was on holidays,” founder Richard Jarman explains about his label, Commas.
Commas will make you want to stay in your swimwear all day, and you won’t feel bad about it. The luxury Australian label provides timeless garments of quality and style—from swimshorts to shirts and trousers, tanks and robes—for a complete resort wardrobe made to transcend the beach and enter the everyday. The party shirts and luxury walk shorts are superb.
Find out more at commas.com
3/7 Marine Serre
Marine Serre is quickly becoming a household name in her native France. Following fashion internships with Alexander McQueen, Maison Margiela, Dior and Balenciaga, the Parisienne went on to win the LVMH-backed emerging design award in 2017 for her now established namesake label. And here’s why.
Serre’s style is an attractive tension of aesthetics: old pieces are reimagined into something new; utility items are refined and made elegance; athleticism collides with luxury design. Be sure to check out Serre’s Hardcore Couture line, which drops this season and features digital-graphic bombers, neoprene tops and psychedelic pointed boots.
Find out more at marineserre.com
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Kozaburo Akasaka is the creative hand behind the nostalgia-style label Kozaburo. Educated in London and a design disciple of Thom Browne in New York, the Tokyo-based Kozaburo references 90s music subcultures and various street-styles from the decade.
It makes for a covetable blend of high-fashion and streetwear for men with key pieces including Kozaburo’s signature high-waisted pants, velour tracksuits and vintage Americana boots.
Find out more about Kozaburo at kozaburo.com
5/7 Ader Error
South Korea is synonymous with cool fashion brands, including Ader Error—2018’s Instagram blown-up streetwear label straight out of Seoul.
Established in 2014, Ader Error offers smart yet playful genderless clothing; from 80s-inspired, boxy-shaped suits to comical socks that read “your life is a joke”. Finally, check out Ader Error’s collaboration with Puma, which boasts nostalgic sneakers, big beanies and elongated puffer jackets.
Find out more at adererror.com
6/7 Han Kjøbenhavn
Han Kjøbenhavn defines Denmark’s new direction in fashion. Founded on the streets of Copenhagen in 2008, Han Kjøbenhavn started as an eyewear brand and now offers fashion, as well as films and art pieces as part of its lifestyle line-up.
Shunning minimalism, the Dane’s latest ‘Nature’s Technology’ collection embraces all-over florals, dirty blue denim, and '90s-style logo tees and caps. Check out the brand’s utility shirts in extended fits.
Find out more at hankjobenhavn.com
If you’ve ever wanted to dress French, then Jacquemus is your next label love.
Helmed by Provence-raised Simon Porte Jacquemus, the eponymous label reimagined seaside fashion of the South for its debut last year, and in early 2019 ventured into French workwear. Describing his own personal style, Jacquemus says: "I am Simon, I like blue and white, stripes, the sun, fruit, circles, life, poetry, Marseille and the '80s."
Find out more at jacquemus.com
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