1. PRABAL GURUNG
Prabal Gurung is one of the hottest designers on the scene at the moment, with many celebrities wearing his clothing. This includes the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, The Duchess of Cambridge, Jennifer Lawrence, First Lady Michelle Obama, Megan Fox and many more.
Prabal Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu. His career began in New Delhi, and he then moved to New York, which is where his clothing is manufactured now. He manufactures it here to support the local community and uphold high-quality standards. His designs are focused on innovation and quality, which is why he has propelled to the forefront of the American fashion industry. He has won many awards over the years, ranging from the 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear to the 2010 Ecco Domain Fashion Fund Award.
THVM stands for This Here Very Moment. The brand is a group of people that share incredible creativity and are all dedicated to making the highest quality denim. So, if you are looking for the perfect pair of jeans, this is definitely the brand for you. From ripped skinny jeans to boyfriend panel jeans, there is a style for everyone.
The brand has been a staple of American Rag in L.A. for years now. Their jeans have special details, ranging from flattering darts in the back to hidden coin pockets, giving them that extra special touch.
3. UMIT BENAN
Once you look at Umit Benan’s collection of clothing, it probably will not come as a surprise to you that he initially wanted to be a filmmaker. Each garment he designs and creates tells a story, and this is why he made the natural move to fashion. He is someone that does not make a real distinction between fiction, fantasy and life, and his garments reflect this, boasting a mix of the real, bold and imaginative.
What makes the designer stand out is the fact that he uses clothing to build personas, putting to excellent use the accumulation of multi-cultural life experiences he has had. He finds a character that epitomises his mood for the season in question, and then he builds an entire story around this character, writing down every little detail. The clothing is then built around this. It is an incredible concept and one that has delivered amazing results.
4. KARL LAGERFELD
Karl Lagerfield, the most iconic designer of the 20th and 21st centuries, a man with iconic style and with an aspirational, rock-chic twist, the creative director of channel since 1983 and Fendi since 1965 until his death in Paris, February 19, 2019.
He started his own brand in 1984, the Lagerfeld line, however, he never find the same success or popularity as Chanel and Fendi. If you in Dubai on a shopping hunt, check out Karl Lagerfeld products.
5. RICHARD NICOLL
Richard Nicoll was a British fashion designer that was best known for his modern classic pieces, which can easily transition from day to night. At just 39 years old, Nicoll passed away, but his brand lives on, and we are delighted to stock numerous pieces from his incredible range, including both men and women’s clothing. So, no matter whether you are a man looking for a sleek oversized shirt, or you are a woman looking for a gorgeous skirt that you can take from the office to the cocktail bar, we have got you covered.
6. TONYA HAWKES
Tonya Hawkes is a designer that is renowned for her incredible range of accessories. All of her collections feature an eclectic assortment of forms and shapes, taking inspiration from a set of design references that are wildly devise. This includes inspiration ranging from ancient Japanese armour to 20’s Deco-inspired baguettes. The result is a range of bags and accessories that is unlike any other.
Tonya Hawkes uses colour to perfection. Her palettes are always diverse and fresh, and she uses a backdrop of exotic skins, including matte snakeskin, lacquered calfskin, Nappa, and ostrich. This is brought together with an array of gorgeous textured features, including hand-finished tassels, acetate detailing, laser cut lattice and suede ruffles. As you can probably tell, Tonya Hawkes’ bags have a little bit of everything, and each one is a true collectable.
7. PIERRE LOUIS MASCIA
Pierre Louis Mascia is a brand that creates intricate patterns that still manage to maintain great clarity. It is a skill that very few have mastered. His garments and accessories tend to contain prints all over, yet they are wearable on a day-to-day basis. In the same cadre, he manages to merge the softly organic with the achingly sharp, relying on optical duplicity, unexpected parallels, and sudden about-turns.
Mascia explains that he finds inspiration from many different places – be it the way tomes are put on a bookshelf, a shadow, a curtain, an old piece of clothing, antique wallpapers or a mix of vintage fabrics. It is this artistic freedom that makes this brand so special.
8. PASARELLA DEATH SQUAD
Passarella Death Squad is more than a clothing brand. The company, which was founded in 2004, offers a complete aesthetic experience, which encompasses fine art, musical composition and clothing.
The multi-disciplinary works produced by Passarella Death Squad have been inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory HQ, and they are brought together with a feel of modern noir. Every piece they create, from the art to the clothes, has been designed to make people stop and think, and then reinvent themselves.