Photo Courtesy of AguaclaraWith a change of season, comes a revival in wardrobe, and what better way to stock up on spring essentials than discovering new favorites along the way? I’ve discovered a few newer name fashion designers to keep your eye on. From pretty, exotic handbags to sexy swimwear that begs for a tropical getaway, there’s something fabulous and fresh for everyone.
Looking for a dose of modern glamour for your everyday wardrobe? Take a peek at uber-talented Dallas-based Nha Khanh’s designs, which are meticulously constructed with playful interpretations of fabrications of leather and silk. We’re loving the fluid lines and bold colors from her spring collection.
Made of the softest and most supple exotic skins, PHLOX’s luxury handbag line is modern, edgy and undeniably chic. Every bag (from oversized satchels to ladylike box purses to clutches) is individually hand-cut and sewn; and best of all, color-treated for a rare and brilliant look. From bold neons and glamorous metallics to pretty pastels and classic neutrals, there’s a stunning hue just for you.
When I met 19-year old designer Pamela Gonzales, I was blown away by her professionalism and creative confidence. A self-taught designer, Gonzales spoke to me about her impeccable attention to detail, couture-level quality and use of innovative textures and fabrications. If you’re in the market for a new luxury designer that will turn heads for daytime or evening, consider supporting this remarkable young talent.
Peruvian line Aguaclara debuts sexy bold prints, patterns and silhouettes for spring 2012. Renowned for their custom-made designs, ethnic influences and exotic femininity, the line constantly delivers exactly what we want for warmer weather.
Pignatelli’s hand-stamped silk caftans boast intricate beading and embroidery and instantly put us in the mood for a vacation. Available in long or short versions in a myriad of pretty colors, her resort line is at the top of our spring wardrobe wish list.