Every month I like to add a new designer to the mix. Because last month I featured so many designers from fashion week. This time I wanted to introduce an up and coming designer. He’s dubbed one to watch, and I found him on Twitter and wanted to showcase him.
There’s something amazing about finding a new designer that’s also being discovered. Don’t get me wrong I love the major designers but I wanted to change it up a bit, and add someone different and creative.
Of course there’s always new designers headlining the runways with talent. I mean we have to give thanks to Project Runway for that. Even though the runner-ups seem to have better collections then the winners, but that’s just my opinion I still love the show.
Anyways I’m proud to display a designer that’s on the D&G board of fashion approval. His name is Christian Blanken and he’s a London base fashion designer whose worked for Michael Kors, and DVF. So he’s seen his share of fashion labels and successfully handled them.
Yet with his own label it’s what I’ll call sporty chic with a dash of edginess. I’m a big fan of his tailored jackets and athletic flare for everyday clothing.
He created a new phase in Fashion during London Fashion Week in September. And it caught the eyes of many along with the other press outlets. To me his collection for S/S 2012 was so well made, and it told a great futuristic story which I love.
I truly think his designs are wearable for all, and they hold luxury in a whole new way. Also you can’t deny his usage of structure and his take on leather. There’s a big trend party going on within fashion and his collections follows it well.
Here’s a peek at his F/W 2011 collection. You’ll notice his play on minimalism and the use of classic colors like black, sliver, white and pops of red. He’s a big force coming through the fashion industry and he’s on a style mission.
So when the Fall/Winter 2012 season hits in February be sure to look him up during LFW.
Because you might see something you like, and become a fan of his modern items like I have.
Also check Christian Blanken on his website and his Tumblr page!
Below Is A Video Showcasing The Fall/Winter Must-Haves From His Collection For 2011 From (D&G-SWIDE)!