Australian born designers Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo are no strangers to high fashion, with Martin having previously served as design director at Derek Lam and Lobo serving as an editorial stylist for places like Oyster, Marie Claire and more. But this duo is breaking out on their own with their line Tome, which showcases crisp, simplistic pieces that put a an inventive twist on signature basics.
Founded in 2007 by longtime friends Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler, Rochambeau has quickly caught the eyes of people like the Milk MADE crew and W Hotel's Global Fashion Director Jenne Lombardo, who appreciate their avant take on menswear, which mixes clean lines and shapes with surprising cuts and layering.
Whitney Pozgay, whose fashion past includes designing for Kate Spade and Steven Alan, is a designer in her own right with her adorable label Whit. With its colorful, mis-matched separates and cute printed dresses, Whit's youthful and bright aesthetic is sure to charm the pants off everyone this season.
Silver-haired designer Katie Gallagher has made a name for herself with her signature sleek silk dresses and leather ensembles, which typically come in the minimalist color palette of black, black, black and the occasional earth tone. Though the colors of her collections may be one-note, her unconventional pattern-making techniques are anything but.
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the design duo behind menswear line Public School, were part of the CFDA's Incubator Program and launched their collection just last year. From denim jackets with leather sleeves to sophisticated double-breasted suits, Public School fashions its designs based off of the street-style aesthetics of New York City, always designing for the city-dweller.
Argentinian designer Lucio Castro's menswear label is interested in maintaining more than just stellar aesthetics. The label also relies on sustainable goods, like organic fabrics from Japan and hand-made Nepalese buttons, to produce one of a kind, clean-cut designs that hint at American prep.
After only two seasons, designer Katharine Polk has already received accolades from WWD and Style.com for her expertly-constructed lace gowns, patterned pantsuits and bridalwear, pieces equally dramatic and wearable.
Belgian-born Tim Coppens left a long stint at Ralph Lauren in 2011 to launch his eponymous line and, since then, he's seen Barneys exclusively pick up his debut collection and Ecco Domani award him the prestigious Best New Menswear Designer of the Year prize. Coppens has attracted his growing following with an on-point blend of luxury materials and athletic sportswear-style cuts.
So-Cal native Chadwick Bell started his namesake line in 2008 and since then, has built up a strong following based around his elegantly tailored sheaths, suiting and jackets inspired alternately by socialite Slim Keith or Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour.
The 26-year-old newcomer makes his debut this season, bringing his dramatic menswear silhouettes -- jodhpur-style pants, futuristic-looking hoods and armor-like jackets -- to New York fashion week. In a crowded field, this young designer manages to stand out.
With additional reporting by Mickey Boardman and Luigi Tadini