Top Women in Luxury Fashion To Look Out For in 2018




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Estonian-born Roberta Einer is a designer who interned with the biggest names in fashion, including Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Mary Katrantzou. The 24 year old launched her namesake label just a year ago, with flirty streetwear designs – think embellished pop art with a touch of traditional Slavic embroidery. Given Einer’s training with fashion houses known for their needlework, one could enjoy a demi-couture quality in the designer’s handcrafted pieces. As for the character in Einer's work, call it a blend of her mentors’ styles with a fresh edge – from the fun and vivid Balmain and the kaleidoscopic Katrantzou, to the precise tailoring that McQueen would be proud of.

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Launched just last year by Jane Frances, London-based footwear label Dear Frances and has quickly found international acclaim and celebrity fans including Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez and Chanel Iman. Frances, who was awarded the prestigious Joe Meltzer award for design excellence sponsored by the British Footwear Association, crafts her shoes by hand, notably using techniques passed from many generations of artisan shoe makers. The handmade shoes are produced at an Italy-based factory where Jane worked.  Dear Frances' stunning shoes are a stunning combination of plush minimalism and ethically sourced nappa leather and wool.

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London College of Fashion alumni and sisters Tina and Nikita Sutradhar first entered the scene with their Fall Winter 2014, and never looked back. It was not long before the Mumbai-born sisters snagged a €100,000 LVMH Prize and a year-long mentorship under the luxury fashion group. Miuniku's collections favour a vivacious and artistic aesthetic, with a particular penchant for silk, satin, cotton jersey and other lightweight fabrics. Their pieces are far from loud, though. think modern yet polished, youthful yet abstract, and definitely everyday friendly.


Just last Spring, Khaite was a relative mystery, though not for long, The new line burst into the scene with its luxurious classics, backed by founder and creative director Catherine Holstein. Khaite is where masculinity and femininity combine, as with structure and fluidity and other fitting juxtapositions (think lofty cashmere sweaters and fitted classics). Holstein also had a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, which saw some fascinating bow pumps.

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