Emerging Designers of Haute Couture Week, Spring 2024
Here are the new(ish) names to know.
Aside from Maison Margiela’s theatrical character study of clothing, Schiaparelli’s space age celestial celebration and Simone Rocha’s incredible tulle-covered, pannier-accessorized Jean Paul Gaultier collection, the haute couture spring 2024 season firmly belonged to emerging designers. There have never been as many brands that are young or less established on the official schedule as there are now. These are the names to get excited about.
And so, here are the best emerging designers of the haute couture spring 2024 season. Celebrate their work, share them with your friends or follow them on Instagram; those are the best things you can do to help rising brands doing interesting things.
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Sohee Park founded Miss Sohee in 2020 after graduating from Central Saint Martins. Her gowns inspire visions of old fairytale creatures or vintage Disney princesses. Her haute couture collections are filled with gowns in the truest sense of the word—they move, glide and flow weightlessly down the runway with jewels, beads and draped poufs and ruffles of fabric. She is based in London. Miss Sohee’s gowns are for the dramatic—in bold brights with even wilder silhouettes that recall the past. Her spring 2024 haute couture collection was her best yet: surreal, otherworldly creations inspired by the beauty in old, neglected objects and her travels to Seoul. She took embroidery elements from the classic Korean Hanbok and reinterpreted them into gowns.