Whoever said: “Youth is wasted on the young” got it so wrong— this year’s explosion of young design talent proves it. Meet the ITS Award winners: South Korea’s YunSun Jang, China’s In Wai Kwok and Japan’s Kota Okuda, and check out the finalists’ work. Five Parsons School of Design students also caught our eye, along with London’s Central Saint Martins’ Sarah Ysabel Dyne Narici. Alessandra Maffei won an ISKO I-SKOOL™ Denim Talent Award, and Polimoda student Violante Toscani’s collection hit the catwalk in Florence. Three new designers were fêted at Paris’s ANDAM Fashion Award, and we’re blown away by Masha Ma’s jaw-dropping fashion.
Embodying the new cool are musicians Tahliah Debrett Barnett (aka FKA Twigs) and Soko; jewelry-maker Delfina Delettrez; actor/musician Zoë Kravitz; and DJ Allie Teilz. Valentina Fruguiele captures the mood in vivid streetstyle photography, while blogger Laura Comolli gives style advice. Feast your eyes!
The Editorial Team