Round Up of 10 StartUp FASHION BreakThrough DESIGNERS

One of our favorite things to do here at StartUp FASHION is highlight talented independent fashion designers who are working to create their own little space in the world. We do this through our BreakThrough DESIGNERcolumn.  Sometimes we interview them, sometimes we make a video, sometimes we write a story.  Whatever the format, our goal is to “introduce” emerging designers to each other, inspire young designers to take the leap, and hopefully foster a collaborative and opportunity-driven environment.

BreakThrough DESIGNER k.hendrix

So here’s a round up of just a few of the talented and amazing independent fashion designers we’ve featured over the years.

The Sway; upcycled handbags and jackets

Nona E. Rose; women’s accessories

k.hendrix; handmade garments with 100% re-claimed or recycled materials

Feltraiger; all American menswear

Study; women’s wear produced solely in New York City

Amanda Pearl; women’s accessories

dace; women’s wear

Marla Cielo; hand painted handbags

NINO Brand; women’s apparel

Organik; men’s and women’s apparel

I hope you enjoyed checking these designers out as much as we enjoyed writing about them! If you’re a designer would like to be considered for a feature on StartUp FASHION, check out our guidelines.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!