fireNeiman Marcus, Stanley Korshak, Forty Five Ten and more have proven Dallas’ retail prowess. And thanks to local fashion designers like Charles Smith II and Venie Etienne, beloved by celebrities, the city is now as good at curation as it is creation. But a new year means a new class of up-and-coming labels to talk about. Ahead, discover the up-and-coming Dallas fashion designers you need to know in 2023.
Sai Sankoh’s glamorous, wavy kaftans have been winning over fans (beyoncé included) for a few years now, but her recent win at the 2022 FGI Dallas Rising Star Awards has made her a nurse-turned-resortwear designer. , has established itself as a name to know and luxuries in (thanks to the fine silk sourced from India).
High-quality scrap denim is the medium for designer Crespatrick de los Reyes’ “clothing mixtape.” Based on the story of Crescente Patricio, the drops include a lightweight denim ‘cardigan’, trousers and a British favorite unisex saddle his jacket. GQ Select team of Highsnobriety. We don’t have a storefront or retail outlet, but our upcycled denim creations are available online or in the occasional pop-up (North Texas or New York). It also appeared in a recent meta ad.
Lera Orr x Blow
A recurring theme on this list is sustainability. Tenet designer Lela Oa spearheaded the local with Sept, Dallas’ first fully sustainable concept her store. Orr’s eco-her luxury brand FERRAH focuses on bridal and limited release ready-to-wear designed in romantic lace, 100% silk charmeuse and flattering corsets.
Eve & Max
Led by Samudra Hartant (Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Jean Paul Gaultier graduate) and Maxine Trowbridge (London College of Fashion graduate and former graduate) paper city Editors in Dallas), Eve & Max celebrates the art of slow fashion with sophisticated classics, 100% silk charmeuse, and unique patterns by contemporary artists.
Luxurious and cruelty-free — Valerie Garmino’s ethically sourced baby alpaca wool and statement sweaters beautifully blend the two with an even greater focus on craftsmanship and storytelling. Her designs are crafted by skilled artisans in Italy and Peru, but her cozy sweaters perfectly capture Dallas’ winter wear.