Fresh Finds: 6 Under-the-Radar Fashion Designers to Watch
ByLauren Joseph on November 03, 2016
From work clothing to evening bags, these young, upstart womenswear and accessories brands have you covered this season.
Courtesy Tabula Rasa
For Sophisticated Sweaters: Tabula Rasa
While Emily Diamandis’s Tabula Rasa is only in its fourth year, the designer brings over fifteen years in the fashion industry to the table. Something of a knitwear aficionado, she’s created designs for everyone from Uniqlo to Altuzarra. Her own knitwear and home goods line was born out of far-flung upbringing and a love of travel—Diamandis has oscillated between the U.K., Hong Kong, and New York City over the course of her career. Armed with a vast knowledge of every stitch and wash from Japan to Argentina and a desire to create something that mimicked the comforts of home (currently downtown Manhattan), Emily set out to create a world of knits: for the plane, for the couch, for an evening out on the town. Recent standouts include the travel wraps and cozy pullovers one might expect, but also a body skimming, one-shoulder evening-worthy dress, and a pair of wide-legged, heather grey dress trousers. The specificity of her collection—she doesn’t dabble in fabrics beyond the hand knit and crocheted ones—is its greatest strength: “I’m creating for a woman who cherishes craftsmanship and appreciates the skill and time it takes for a textile to be made by hand,” says Diamandis. Her wearables are so intricate, so luxurious, and so incredibly far from frumpy, we’re always looking forward to sweater weather.