NYFW Fall 2013: Five New Designers to Watch

As much as we adore seeing what our favorite NYFW veterans create each season—here's lookin' at you, Marc, Ralph and Oscar—it's the constant introduction of new designers into the Fashion Week pool that keeps things fresh and interesting. Presenting at New York's biannual shows offers invaluable exposure, infinite networking potential—and maybe, just maybe, the chance to become the next Jason Wu or Prabal Gurung.

So who's gonna be on our radar during the Fall 2013 collections? Click through to learn more about the five promising labels you should look out for.



This recently-relaunched Spanish label is making its NYFW debut for Fall 2013, having previously shown at Madrid Fashion Week. Head designer Josep Font boasts an impressive couture background, and it shows in his thoughtfully embellished, beautifully draped work for the heritage brand (launched in 1974, FYI). Already stocked at high-end e-tailers Moda Operandi and Net-a-Porter, Delpozo's got major promise.


Designed by Hanako Maeda, one of street style photog extraordinaire Tommy Ton's BFFs, this collection previously showed at Tokyo Fashion Week—and is arriving stateside for the first time ever this season. Judging by the slouchy knits and tailored shorts Maeda (ADEAM is her last name in reverse—cool, no?) cooked up last season, we can't wait to see what her NYFW debut brings.

Nina Skarra

She may be a NYFW newbie, but this Norwegian designer has been crafting sustainable ready-to-wear since 2008. She's already a hit with Livia Firth (yep, Colin's wifey), Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and The Hunger Games' Isabelle Fuhrman—and with pretty, polished cocktail dresses and pantsuits like these, it isn't hard to see why.


Australian designer Kym Ellery made her NYC debut last season, and has been steadily gaining industry buzz ever since. Having studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and worked at Aussie glossy Russh, Ellery combines her technical design skills and and editorial know-how into her famously flared, futuristic silhouettes. Her basketball-inspired Spring 2013 collection wowed us, and we can't wait to see what she's dreamt up for fall.