Names to Know

WHO IS IN FASHION NOW?

Our designer line-up turns heads and masters trends. Read on for the inside track on the names to know now.

Names to Know

DODO BAR OR

Israeli actress-turned-designer Dorit Bar Or’s vision is unrivalled.

Known for: Sidestepping trends - the look is low-key, a fusion of East-meets-West with embroidery, tassels and texture in scintillating shades.

Who wears it: Doutzen Kroes, Alicia Keys, Kate Moss, Kristen Dunst.

The key pieces: Traditional keffiyeh-print kaftans, peasant blouses and flared cheesecloth trousers.

Samuelle Maxi Dress, €370

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GABRIELA HEARST

Part-time Uruguayan rancher, part-time luxury womenswear designer, she does it all.

Known for: Proffering tradition over trend and her woollen pieces designed with sustainability in mind.

Who wears it: Brie Larson, Natalia Vodianova, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson.

The key pieces: Seersucker striped blouses, elevated trenches and sweeping midi dresses.

Angela Double-Breasted Blazer, €1,395

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ANTONIO BERARDI

Berardi has racked up the accolades, counting himself a graduate of Central Saint Martins and former assistant to John Galliano.

Known for: Forward-thinking silhouettes befitting of all modern women.

Who wears it: Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Amy Adams, Blake Lively.

The key pieces: The red carpet would be nothing without his full length and fabulous gowns.

Marica Asymmetric Dress, €890

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ROSIE ASSOULIN

Formerly of Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin, Rosie Assoulin is living her best life as a solo designer.

Known for: A contemporary take on feminine tropes, her gowns are fast becoming red carpet favourites.

Who wears it: Lily Aldridge, Olivia Wilde, Emma Stone, Jemima Kirke.

The key pieces: Floral prints, belted gowns and gauzy sheaths – the dress is her focal point.

Sparkle Tulle December 31 Dress, €2,695

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

From the Antwerp Six to Christian Dior couture, Belgian designer Raf Simons recently ascended the throne at Calvin Klein.

Known for: The fusion of Calvin Klein’s classic American tailoring with Simons’ outré outlook and penchant for arthouse prints.

Who wears it: Amber Valletta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Bosworth.

The key pieces: Block primary colour palettes and abundantly fringed dresses.

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Names to Know

MSGM

Italian designer Massimo Giorgetti rules the MSGM roost.

Known for: Outlandish prints, streetwear vibes and finishing touches of refinement for both men and women.

Who wears it: Elgar Johnson, Olivia Palermo, Cara Delevingne.

The key pieces: Deconstructed shirting, ruffled shift dresses and rose print leggings.

Stripe Shirt Dress, €685

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DHELA

Formerly of Issa, Daniella Helayel designed Kate Middleton’s lauded engagement dress.

Known for: The flattering fits of incredible silk-jersey dresses.

Who wears it: Alessandra Ambrosio, Anna Friel, Kate Middleton.

The key pieces: Bejewelled colour combinations, rich ruffles and halter necklines.

Tricolore Silk Long Skirt, €580

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DANSE LENTE

This London-based brand creates impeccably handmade leather bags in the shapes we all want to wear right now.

Known for: Being the cult bag brand of the moment and for their angular shapes and clean lines inspired by modern architecture.

Who wears it: It girls and street-style stars Pandora Sykes and Eva Chen.

The key pieces: The Pheobe shoulder bag and the Mini Johnny.
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