The V & A (which hosts an amazing fashion collection) just premiered a new exhibit, titled "New York Fashion Now"
The exhibit is filled with 20th and 21st century young designers hailing from NYC, and specialising designers included are:
Atelier: Jean Yu, Lost Art, Costello Tagliapietra, Maggie Norris
Menswear: Duckie Brown, John Varvatos, Cloak, Thom Browne
Sportswear: Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Mary Ping, Behnaz Sarafpour, Derek Lam Avant Garde:Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Tess Giberson, Three As Four, Miguel Adrover
A few side notes:
Zac Posen(who's student work is also featured in the permanent collection!!)rules the contemporary market with his flirty and sexy women's ready to wear, as well as just launched a handbag and shoe collection, and honored by Saks Fifth Avenue (see post in archives)
Behnaz Sarafpour most famously launched a holiday collection for Target. Known for her downtown aesthetic with a polished finishing touch.
Costello Tagliapietra gets inspiration from the late great Halston
So if you live in London or are traveling this summer, go see this show! Should be a good one. Try and see the fashion and textiles museum near Borough Market.