Five Up and Coming New York Fashion Wholesale Designers
New York City, New York is considered one of the wholesale fashion capitals of the world. There are many very good fashion design schools located in New York such as Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Fashion Institute of Technology. The top notch fashion designers that graduate from these schools set up their bases in New York City. Many fashion houses have opened in New York City and of course there are the fashion shows during the fashion weeks. Every year new designers break out and stand out from the rest. They break the fashion boundaries and get the masses excited.
If you are looking to stock your boutique with contemporary wholesale fashions from up and coming New York designers, you will love this list.
Eric Schlosber is a 28 year old fashion designer that presented his fall and winter collection recently. The style was akin to Alice in Wonderland mixed with a New Jersey girl from the 80s. His designs can be purchased on his website at EricSchlosberg.com. In the past Eric ran a label called Ammerman Schlosber with a classmate of his from Pratt Institute. Eric and his classmate had failed out of the Parsons fashion program because their decided their designed were more on the costume side of the design. More recently Eric has learned to restrain his style and has been creating pieces that can be paired with the shopper’s existing clothes. Eric wants his buyers to feel empowered, fabulous, and outrageous, but without the style being too over the top that the wearer of the garment is unconscious when stepping out of the house.
Sandy Liang is based in a Lower East Side studio in the basement. Although her studio is in the basement, it is still quite bright, has plenty of white space, and has many mirrors on the wall to give it an expansive look. Sandy Liang has a website where her designs can be purchased from. It is SandyLiang.Info. Many large retailers sell Sandy Liangs designs such as Moda Operandi, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Kirna Zabete. Sandy has had eight seasons, but only three employees, but they progress. According to Sandy, she just wants to design clothes that she can wear and her friends can wear as well. Sandy is from Queens New York and derives inspiration from the relaxed way people dress.
Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough
Abdul Abasi, 36 years of age and Greg Rosborough 33 years of age have been designing charcoals suits that everyone wants to wear. They were once classmates at Fashion Institute of Technology. They have partnered up in the hopes of revolutionizing menswear. They deem tailored suit jackets to be as cool as leather jackets. Their fashion style combines military sport style with business casual. Their clothing line can be purchased on their site, AbasirosBorough.com.
Ellen Van Dusen
Color is what inspires Ellen Van Dusen. Many New Yorkers often wear black and Ellen wants to add a splash of color to their wardrobes. Her pieces first appeared at an East Village boutique called Duo about seven years ago. Currently her designs can now be purchased on her site dusendusen.com. Ellen’s style is energetic and unpretentious.
Chris Gelinas is originally from Canada and he moved to New York to purse fashion design. He initially worked for Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and Theysken’s Theory. In 2013, Chris launched his own collection. He is also the new creative director for Becken, a brand founded by Angela Beck. Chris’s style is contemporary and fashion forward, but with simplicity.
These five new up and coming designers from New York City are to watch. They will be coming out with more designs that we will all want to wear. I can imagine many of their pieces in the future being showcased in top fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle.
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