5 Upcoming Menswear Designers Offering One-of-a-Kind Looks
New designers emerge within the fashion world everyday, so keeping an eye out for designers that are creating a buzz in the industry will not only keep you fashionable, but ahead of the game too. New designers can offer pieces that you won’t find on everyone else. If you are looking to be the only guy in the room with a one-of-a-kind style, check out these 5 menswear designers.
DDUGOFF is ideal for those looking to make a fashion statement. The pieces have a simplistic design that pack a punch. “I want to make essential clothing that isn’t ordinary,” says Daniel DuGoff. The designers brand elevates easy to wear pieces with the inclusion of new trends like jogger pants or zip up jackets with detailed design. There are a multitude of options available in DuGoff’s latest collection. The brand has been featured in popular publications such as Details, GQ, and The Fashionisto just to name a few. You can find DDUGOFF designs at Opening Ceremony and online.
The fashion designer started designing clothes at a very young age. At seventeen, he received the Fashion Group International Scholarship Award and shortly after moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. His independent neckwear line embodies bright colors, patterns, and designs. The collection also includes bowties and scarves that can really showcase one’s personality. From Hawaiian prints to geometrical shapes, there is a multitude of options.
Skateboarder turned newbie designer and founder of labels Bianca Chandôn and Call Me 917 — Olson’s designs are inspired by the club culture of the ’70s and ’80s. He brought awareness and aspects of the LGBT world into the worlds of skate and streetwear. “Fashion and skateboarding are fickle subcultures based on style and the way you look,” explains Olson. “They are constantly changing, and they are both about looking for the next best thing. If something is popular, they are going to go in the opposite direction to create something new and exciting. In that way, they are very similar worlds.”
Run and created by Brothers Alex and Matthew Orley as well as Matthew’s wife, Samantha the brand is known for their bold use of color and creative infusion of knits. Orley has been recognized for their much needed inclusion of vibrant designs in menswear. Past collections have included geometric motifs, rich color palettes and simple sophistication. The designers felt that color was seriously lacking in menswear and wanted to make that available through their designs. They were named as a finalist for the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and the 2014 The Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in Menswear.
“I am always seeking the perfect shapes and functionality,” says Ryu Hayama, the Japanese designer behind Fingers Crossed. Although new on the scene, this New York-based designer has quickly caught the attention of top editors in the fashion industry. Hayama marries New York streetwear and Japanese romanticism making his pieces unique and fashion forward. The jackets and blazers have clean lines and are well structured. If you are looking for a unique piece for a night out, Ryu Hayama is an excellent option.