The Best-Known Designers
There have been countless incredible designers throughout fashion history, some of whom have stayed relevant! Everyone knows and loves Gucci, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton, but did you know that they were all founded over a hundred years ago? Gucci was founded in 1921, Balenciaga was founded in 1919, and Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854!
It’s no secret that these companies, as well as a select few others, will always be the cream of the crop, so you might as well explore other options to help you stand out from the crowd; in 2022, keep an eye out for these smart, daring, hardworking designers!
Chet Lo is an Asian-American extraordinaire who produced an incredible, innovative collection this past September. His work is at one simple, vibrant, and form-fitting, and has already made some pretty big waves in the fashion industry.
Very few designers are as talented as Chet, which is why he will be one of the dominant forces of 2022’s fashion game!
Marc Jacobs is a longtime darling of the fashion world and has forged a reputation that will continue to shine in 2022. He has an almost supernatural eye for detail, not to mention bold, eye-catching patterns, and routinely puts out pieces that pop, shine, and split; one of his more recent lines featured solid-colored pieces lined with vertical rows of text that read, “MARC JACOBS.”
Even more impressive, Marc Jacobs is a prodigy; he created his own label at the age of 21, and over the course of his career, he has received a number of honors, including the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award. He is also a shameless self-love advocate—last year, he underwent a male facelift procedure and was very transparent about his recovery process on social media. He proved that anybody, including men, can be who they want to be without worrying about being stigmas.
We can’t wait to see what Marc Jacobs has in store for 2022!
Harris Reed is yet another designer worth your attention. He recently turned heads with his latest gender-fluid piece, which featured an otherworldly golden-feathered halo. His approach is highly focused on structure and emphasizes differing ratios of symmetry and asymmetry. He mostly features simple colors, but his knack for experimentation is unparalleled. If you were wondering, some of his designs could be seen at the last Met Gala!
Harris has clearly set his sights very high, and we expect great things from him very soon. Who knows—he might just become the most sought-after designer of 2022!
Erika Maish produces skillfully crafted, knitwear-like pieces adorned with pearls and beads. She is also a huge proponent of unique colors, patterns, and textures. Kylie Jenner was spotted wearing Erika Maish at the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah: a two-piece combination made of over 1,000 red-hued glass beads.
If you can’t get enough of minidresses, two-pieces, and bead designs, Erika Maish should be on your 2022 radar!
Sinead Gorey’s brand is inspired by rave culture. Her clothes are tight, sleek, and futuristic, featuring snakelike patterns and color combinations. In short, her work is eye-catching enough to be alluring and yet delicate enough to be subtle.
Sinead is particularly popular on social media, and we expect to see a slew of amazing new ideas—the year is still young, after all, and the modern fashion world is abuzz with so many innovative possibilities!