The 6 Designers You Should Know From LAFW

meet the new boundary pushers

Photo: Avi Loud.

If New York City is the melting pot for culture, then Los Angeles is the melting pot for global fashion. This past week, the City of Angels hosted its annual version of Fashion Week. Designers from all over the world—Columbia, Western Australia, Japan—showcased their spring collections, and furthered L.A.’s rising star within the fashion world. Nearly 40 designers showed, but the following six are ones that rocked the boat a little more than others. They challenged what it means to be en vogue. Trust you’ll be seeing their designs in the glossies very, very soon. Take note.

Photo: Avi Loud.

Barbara Gongini
Founded in 2005, Barbara Gongini takes traditional Nordic styles and deconstructs them. Her designs are sustainable and relatively genderless. Her latest collection captured the melancholy of her native Copenhagen.