7 Independent NYFW Designers You Should Know About

7 Independent NYFW Designers You Should Know About


Discover seven independent designers that showcased their Spring/Summer 2024 collection in New York Fashion Week

When fashion season hits the calendar, it’s best to expect a schedule that is jam packed with shows in every corner of the city. It’s the time where a new line of trends are presented for next year’s season and new designers showcase their works that will catapult their brands to new heights. Hence, we’re putting the spotlight on international independent labels from New York Fashion Week that need to be on your radar if you’re looking for something new in fashion. 

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Tara Babylon

With a background in Central Saint Martins and Parsons, Tara Babylon introduced a fashion that is fluid in gender and style. The designs showcase her expertise in hand-made techniques, as seen on the weaves, crochets, and tufting finishes of the pieces. For Spring/Summer 2024, the collection had a whimsical yet street aesthetic to it because of the combination of pastel hues with up to date silhouettes. 

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Photo: TARA BABYLON (via Instagram)


With a BFA from London College of Fashion and a record of working with esteemed labels like Proenza Schouler and Alexander McQueen, Daniella Kallmeyer was able to fashion an identity that is all about the classics. The designs are often a fusion of feminine and masculine elements that is perfectly aligned with today’s style. Her Spring/Summer 2024 collection pieces are all about the sartorial look.

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Photo: KALLMEYER (via Instagram)

Kate Barton

Founded back in 2021, British designer Kate Barton envisioned a brand that covers all ranges in fashion. From body shapes, skin color, to age—the vision of the brand is to create pieces that are designed for women. This is very much evident through the meticulous cuts and fits that each piece possesses. The aura of femininity was infused in their new SS24 collection, but done in a subtle futuristic manner. 

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Photo: KATE BARTON (via Instagram)

Bach Mai

With an outstanding record that includes a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York and a master’s degree in fashion design from Institut Français de la Mode, Bach Mai continued to grow his résumé by working for Maison Margiela, headed by John Galliano at that time. He then earned the title of First Design Assistant to the Creative Director, which catapulted his design to new heights. For his latest collection showcased in New York Fashion Week, his designs have a masterful balance between Haute Couture and luxury ready-to-wear, which is what sets him apart from the roster of designers.

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Photo: BACH MAI (via Instagram)


Over the years, Christian Juul Nielsen built his career by working with established fashion houses such as Dior, Nina Ricci, and Oscar de la Renta. Each house had their signature codes that made them distinct from other brands—a key detail that the designer implemented in his brand. When it comes to all things avant-garde yet elegant, you can definitely look at the designs of Aknvas from their Spring/Summer 2024 collection. 

Photo: ARKNVAS (via Instagram)

Colin LoCascio

Before establishing the brand, Colin LoCascio gained experience from fashion houses like Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James, and Viviene Wu. It’s a diverse background that encapsulated the fashion codes the designer established in his brand. Many would often describe it as the cool girl look based on the edgy femininity codes he pulls off by using sequins, florals, and vivid hues. 

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Photo: COLIN LOCASCIO (via Instagram)


Based in New York City, designer Prisca Vera Franchetti founded the fashion label back in 2015. The brand is heavily influenced by the designer’s Italian background that is executed through the craftsmanship and tailoring of the pieces. Despite the traditional techniques, Prisca was able to make it more contemporary by incorporating up-to-date trends.

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Photo: PRISCAVERA (via Instagram)

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