If you are around The Lincoln Centre in New York this week, chances are you can feel the fantastically fashionable atmosphere in the air. From tomorrow, New York will play host to some of the finest fashion talent in the country as Fashion Week comes to town. If you are lucky enough to find yourself nearby then let our city map be your new best friend. The ultimate guide to the best independent boutiques, restaurants and museums – you will wonder how you ever managed without it.
With industry big hitters such as Donna Karan and Calvin Klein taking centre stage, it is sure to be a week to remember. While America certainly has some of the finest fashion talent in the world, New York is also home to some of the best emerging design talent. Want to know more? Here we give you an insight into some of the USA’s finest.
Dareen Hakim’s clutches are elegant, stylish and luxurious. Mixing fine leathers and skins the only problem you will face with these designs is how many to take home.
Le Icon Magenta Python by Dareen Hakim
Alexandra Satine of Alexandra Satine handbags sites her upbringing in the sleek and stylish Venezuela as the inspiration behind her high quality and highly versatile bags. Made from the finest leathers, her collections are for the working woman and glamazon alike.
You are certainly in good company with Suzanna Dai’s jewelry, her delights have been spotted on numerous members of the Gossip Girl cast. Inspired by the delights of the by- gone era, each piece is full of intricate embellishments.
Gemma Redux began life as a lawyer but luckily for all of us, she decided to leave the bar behind and pursue her true love of jewelry design. Her designs are bold and chunky yet distinctly feminine.
Dirty Hands Jewellery perfectly mixes South American styles with a more European vibe. Handmade from scratch, his work is fun and flirty.
M.Brulee’s collection of cuffs are painstakingly handmade from the finest leathers. With a dedication to giving back to their community, 10% of all profits are given to non-profit organizations.
Adha Zelma Jewelry is elegant and highly trend-led. Made from precious gemstones, feathers and beads, their designs have been seen on the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Williams.
And the fun doesn’t stop there either with a multitude of other Boticca emerging artists around the city. These include; Joanna Maxham, Kempton and Darrow, Madam Meme, Ista Jewelry, Oddfishie designs, Lisa Nik, Rosena Sammi, Alicia Marilyn Designs, Circe, Orno Jewelry, Laura Michaels, Anuja Tulia, Nikki Baker and Meghan Patrice Riley, Susan Suh and Bita Pourtavoosi.