Spring 2013 Emerging Designers

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By Corinne Burgermeister, Social Editor

Once the runways have been taken down and the clothes have been packed up, fashion week is officially over. At home, we get the chance to review the best looks, try out some new trends and rewatch our favorite shows until next season. But for a designer, the work is never over. Here are a few designers that got it right with their Spring 2013 collections and who we’ll be keeping an eye on to see what they’ll be showing next.

Dion Lee

Dion Lee RTW Spring 2013

Dion Lee’s futuristic approach to fashion focuses on elaborate attention to detail seen in sharp silhouettes and intricate cuttings in several pieces from his Spring 2013 collection. Lee also outdoes an ordinary pair of pants by pairing sheer fabrics with leather, creating the ultimate laid-back chic look.


Brood RTW Spring 2013

Following the popular Spring 2013 trend, designer Serkan Serier chose to work with florals for his collection, but added one distinctive twist: layers. According to Serier, we usually think of layering in autumn, but this collection gives an option for light layering in spring. Serier paired pretty lace shorts and shirts beneath layers of short, form-fitting pieces, while layering roses upon roses atop even more roses on the runway itself.

Marissa Webb

Webb RTW Spring 2013

Although Marissa Webb may be a new solo designer, she is no stranger to the runway. Webb said that combinations define her Spring 2013 collection. Keeping with spring’s black and white trend, she featured several strong, leather pieces often paired with wispy whites, pastels and blouses. Webb also showed several structured blazers again paired with softer, more feminine pieces creating a very distinctive casual, yet sophisticated look.

Christian Blanken

Blanken RTW Spring 2013

While Christian Blanken took a minimalistic approach to his Spring 2013 collection, focusing on black and white structured pieces, his work was anything but ordinary. Blanken’s superb detail and flattering cuts made his clothing desirable and more importantly, more wearable. If you didn’t think it could get any better, it does. Blanken also showcased citrus leather in the same style, adding a pop of color and a bit more fun to his already wonderfully sophisticated collection.

Barbara Casasola

Casasola RTW Spring 2013

Some players that are new to the game may be a bit hesitant to jump in, but Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola is not one of them. In her Spring 2013 collection, Casasola showed she is not afraid of a little experimenting. She focused on high volume flowing pieces in both soft pastels and bold popping colors. While this collection seems to pull in two different directions, she seems to have a great thing going, and we don’t anticipate her slowing down anytime soon.

See more of our favorite looks from these designers below:

Photos from Style.com and NYMag.com

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