5 Upcoming British Fashion Designers!

Posted on: 04/12/2015, by @chorley1991

The fashion industry is an ever changing, and extremely fast paced. New technologies and new designers. The competition is higher then ever! Everybody wants their shot at success.

Trager Delaney was launched in London in 2012. Kim Trager and Lowell Delany graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Trager Delaney’s aesthetics are soft and gentle. Easy-to-wear shapes that are still challenging in the kinds of way we like our fashion to be, the highlight is in the cleverness of the construction. Luxurious, thoughtful, and imaginative, Trager Delaney is the definition of wonderfully weird. Their first collection for Spring, Summer 2013 was critically acclaimed by press, and buyers for their ideas of innovative and functional luxury. Trager Delaney is definitely a fierce fashion pair to watch out for. Featured at London Fashion Week 2015.

Ashley Williams is a promising young British designer based in London, who for Spring-Summer 2015, made her NEWGEN debut, presenting her first solo runway show at London Fashion Week to critical acclaim. She is a 2012 fashion graduate from The University of Westminster, Williams was hotly tipped as a standout designer. Williams showed her first collection in February 2013 with the pioneering scheme for emerging talent, Fashion East. Ashley continued to show with Fashion East for a further 2 seasons. For her Spring-Summer 2015 collection, Williams joined the prestigious Swarovski Collective and continued to expand her international stockist base. Ashley Williams is currently stocked internationally in leading retailers including Selfridges in London, Colette in Paris and Joyce in Hong Kong. She is a young designer that has only been around for 2 years; she is already having amazing success.

Helen Lawrence is from Whitley Bay, outside of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Helen gained an MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and a BA in Textiles at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and has worked with Craig Green, Mark Fast and Alexander McQueen. If anyone can make Frankenstein pretty, it’s Helen Lawrence. The London-based designer’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection caused rave reviews at Fashion East. With Helen’s experience and skill we can expect even more stunning collections to come.

Jessie Harris focuses on using clean lines and graphic shapes to produce minimal sculptures for the body. The Jessie Harris collections take reference from structures, symbols and motifs of both the past and the future merged. Pieces are designed with a strong awareness of the collection as a whole; with louder, statement pieces being steadied by quieter, more delicate ones. All Jessie Harris pieces are handcrafted in her East London studio. Jessie Harris was showing at both London fashion week, and London fashion weekend this year. Handcrafted pieces means they are unique and special.

Adam Selman is the man behind Rihanna's scandalous on-stage and red carpet attire. After taking the reins as head designer for Rihanna's controversial River Island collaboration, Selman is striking out on his own for his second collection. Designer Adam Selman’s breakout moment was the dress seen 'round the world. Selman launched his eponymous line in 2013 after over a decade working in the custom sphere, designing costumes for everyone from Michael Jackson to Britney Spears, The Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga and, of course, Rihanna. Now, Selman is choosing when and how to grow his label. He now has three collections under his belt and a fourth in the making, it is very exciting times.