DE­SIGN­ERS TO

WATCH IN 2016

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life - with Des­mond Eddy

IT has been a won­der­ful 2015 in the world of fash­ion and 2016 looks like it will only get bet­ter with a bunch of de­sign­ers set for big things.

My list of de­sign­ers to watch out for in­cludes Ange Lang, Catina De­signs, Jo­may, CDQ and Jonte.

Lang’s World­lust is a mono tai­lored ul­tra sleek col­lec­tion of evening jump­suits and gowns made from silk and lace.

The de­signs are per­fect for red car­pets around the world, be­ing so­phis­ti­cated and a lit­tle bit dan­ger­ous.

Lang has been part of on­line e-tailer Nine­teenth Amend­ment, based in New York, for more than a year.

Nine­teenth Amend­ment presents in­de­pen­dent de­sign­ers from around the world and sells their col­lec­tions on­line in 45 day pre-sales.

Any gar­ments sold on Nine­teenth Amend­ment are man­u­fac­tured on the de­signer’s be­half in the US, giv­ing de­sign­ers and re­tail­ers a risk-free way to bring fash­ion to mar­ket.

Catina De­signs’ spring sum­mer 2015-16 col­lec­tion Mys­tic ap­plies a fresh ap­proach to pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions. Each de­sign is cre­ated around the fe­male body as a blank can­vas, con­structed us­ing beau­ti­ful draped fab­rics of crepe and giv­ing the gar­ments ef­fort­less flu­id­ity with a soft and smooth feel.

The pal­ette of pas­tels and ra­di­ant colour creates con­trast­ing com­bi­na­tions which per­fectly de­fine the strong sil­hou­ettes of the col­lec­tion.

Jo­may launched her lat­est col­lec­tion at New York Trade show dur­ing New York Fash­ion Week, fol­lowed by a col­lec­tion show­cased at Los An­ge­les Fash­ion Mar­ket.

Her 2016 evening and event wear col­lec­tion is sim­ply ti­tled Clas­sics.

CDQ is in­spired by the aes­thet­ics and raw beauty of na­ture, em­brac­ing the soft tex­tures and colours of flow­ers, as well as the struc­tured shapes of flower pe­tals.

Since launch­ing in 2014, de­signer Cindy Pes­tana has be­come renowned for sil­hou­ettes that are beau­ti­fully tex­tured and fem­i­nine.

The la­bel went in­ter­na­tional in Novem­ber, show­cas­ing at Malaysian Fash­ion Week.

South African-born de­signer Jonte Pike has a strong cul­tural and eth­nic base to her de­signs in­spired by her trav­els and ex­plo­ration of var­i­ous cul­tures, mu­sic and arts.

Since fin­ish­ing her stud­ies at Polytech­nic West, Pike has trav­elled to Ja­pan on a tex­tiles schol­ar­ship, pre­sent­ing her de­signs at the Nishi­waki Tex­tile Fes­ti­val. Her self-ti­tled la­bel Jonte was show­cased at Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val and Mel­bourne’s Fash­ion Aid.

Some of the de­signs that will make waves in 2016.

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