10 Designers to Watch in 2013

Already packed as each season's fashion calendar may be, every round of collections yields a handful of impressive new design talents that truly grabs our attention. During the Spring 2013 shows, these promising standouts included an eco-conscious Brazilian label, a J.Crew alum and several of London's still-under-the-radar names. Click through to learn more about the 10 designers we're expecting major things from in the year to come—and beyond.

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Simone Rocha

Designer John Rocha's talented daughter is one of London Fashion Week's brightest new stars. Her trademarks—angelic silhouettes in shades of white and gold, elevated by rich details like embroidery and eyelet and modern materials like plastic and Perspex—are somehow youthful without ever seeming twee.

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Thomas Tait

If you're still not sick of the graphic minimalism look—and we sure aren't—remember Montreal-born Tait's name. His Spring 2013 cerulean cocoon coats, chartreuse city shorts and quilted sleeveless vests hit just the right balance of futuristic and classic, and seem destined for endless mixing and matching—especially amongst the editor set.

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MSGM

Designer Massimo Giorgetti's label may be several years old already, but we're shocked more fashion folk aren't acquainted with it. His playful panther patterns and highlighter-bright Navajo prints certainly caught our attention this season—and we can't wait to see what's next.

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Ostwald Helgason

UK design duo Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason have been building steady industry buzz ever since their Fall 2012 NYFW debut. But their spring collection, filled with adorable animal-fronted sweaters, colorfully graphic diagonal stripes, cool trumpet skirts and eye-popping hot pants, was one of our favorites of the entire season.

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Osklen

This Brazilian brand, which previously showed at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, made its NYFW debut for Spring 2013—and from the sheer separates screened with tropical beach scenes to the earthy linen capes and vests to the pointy salmon skin flats (some of our favorite runway footwear of the season), we loved the whole collection. Oh, and the fact that Edward Norton's a brand fan makes the whole thing even sweeter.

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Mother of Pearl

Designer Maia Norman's label collaborates with a different artist every season. This time around, she covered scalloped skirts, culottes and even sneakers and handbags with Francesco Simeti's rich wallpaper florals and wildlife patterns. Rounded out with tassel-trimmed collared tops and monochromatic leather separates, it made for a stunning collection—one we would kill to own in its entirety. More, please!
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Marissa Webb

Once the head of womenswear at J.Crew, Webb's now striking out on her own. Her namesake collection debuted at Spring 2013 NYFW, and was chock-full of leather skirts, watercolor plaids and pretty mint-hued sequins—just the sort of thing a J.Crew girl might wear when she's feeling particularly festive. We predict 2013 will be her year to shine.

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Erin Barr

After studying at both Central Saint Martins and Parsons, this Wisconsin native cut her teeth working for Alexander Wang and Cushnie et Ochs. Inspired by an imagined collab between Marilyn Monroe and Frank Stella, her Spring 2013 debut, entitled "An American Tomboy in Paris," worked from a strict palette of red, white and black and included some great cutout dresses, tie-waist tops and painterly stripes. Her star will surely continue to rise in the coming year.

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Dean Quinn

With his bold, clean color-blocking, Quinn creates clothes sure to appeal to fans of Phoebe Philo's work at Céline. His spring collection made a compelling case for monochromatic minimalism—which, again, gets a thumbs-up from us.

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Tanya Taylor

She may have only two collections to her name thus far, but Taylor's Barbados-inspired spring lineup was packed with retro florals, ditsy dots and cute crop tops we'd love to wear. We can't wait to see more from her.

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