Emerging Designers

Design Indaba 2017: Exhibition Highlights
Juxtaposed with the exciting lineup of industry veterans who take the stage at Design Indaba are a group of locals who’ve been tapped to show their work at the festival’s Emerging Creatives and Featured Artists exhibition. Some have caught our eye...
Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law
KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed...
"Growth" at Design Pavilion, Astor Place Plaza
During the hubbub of NYCxDesign, it's delightful to unexpectedly walk into a public exhibition in a convenient outdoor location. It's even more fun when it concerns something as accessible (in price and concept) as planters and vases. Under the...
Behind the Scenes of CFDA's New York Fashion Week: Men's
Last year's launch of New York Fashion Week: Men's succeeded in many ways, but one was a resounding breath of fresh air. The week dedicated to men's fashion allowed for many to step away from mainstay brands and focus more attention on emerging...
Holiday House NYC Interior Design Show
Since 2008, Iris Dankner has been showcasing some of the best global designers (both established and emerging) at Holiday House NYC. The bi-annual event, which takes over the Upper East Side's Academy Mansion for portions of November and December...
NARKi Furniture
Wooden and steel furniture with baroque­-inspired paintings upon their surface is the latest project by Prague's UMPRUM product design graduate Roman Kvita and Academy of Fine Arts painting student Dominik Běhal. The two friends fused their different...
Story Presents: Creativity
New York concept retailer Story undergoes a head-to-toe transformation every four to eight weeks to offer a unique, editorialized shopping experiences—and their latest theme “Creativity” launches today for a month-long look at innovative design from...
Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
KLEIN&SCHöN Ceramics
It goes without saying that the Melbourne-based ceramics design studio KLEIN&SCHöN is onto something big. Though the company just launched in late January 2015, its inaugural collection of handmade, eccentric pastel wares and jewelry sold out in...
VFILES Made Fashion at Lincoln Center
Community is key for VFILES—the online hub of social connection and editorial content that sheds light on relevant and emerging talent in the world of fashion and culture. This is exemplified by the fact that all four featured designers in their...
Clay Project Swimwear by John Yuyi
To succinctly describe John Yuyi is like trying to pin down the finite details of a colorful dream you just woke from before it vanishes from memory. This is especially true because the young Taipei-born fashion designer/art director is just beginning...
Yall & Us
Our friends from Brooklyn creative studio Wintercheck Factory recently hit Atlanta's Yall & Us fair—a design exhibit put on by multi-disciplinary firm People of Resources as part of Modern Atlanta's design week. Combining southern hospitality...
Yoshitomo Nara
I just picked up this fun little number designed by Yoshitomo Hara and distributed by 2k T-Shirts. 2k has tons of great T-shirts and other products from young and cool designers.