The world of fashion would have been dull without the genius works of some of the world’s best fashion designers. While there are a whole lot of world-famous fashion designers out there, there are also the lesser-known ones that you may have never heard of, yet they have done a great job at shaping the world of art, fashion and design. And just because they have not become famous does not mean that their work is not worthy to be recognized. So here’s a list of some of the worlds best little-known fashion designers.
Megan Park may not yet be famous all over the world, but she’s fast gaining popularity mainly because of her amazing work. You can see that each and every piece of Megan Park’s designs is painstakingly polished, whether it’s a garment or home accessory. Most of the fabric used is designed in-house, intricately embroidered and hand dyed to perfection.
Megan started her fashion design career working as a textile designer in Melbourne right after she graduated. She moved to London in 1993 where she started designing textiles for well-respected fashion houses, such as Givenchy, Kenzo and Dries van Noten. In 2004, she went back to Australia and eventually opened her first retail store in Armadale.
There’s a good chance that you have already seen the work of this fashion designer, yet, you just have not recognized his name. This Japanese shoe designer has designed shoes for celebrities like Daphne Guiness and Lady Gaga. In fact, Lady Gaga is said to have owned about 14 pairs of Noritaka’s shoes!
Noritaka has always loved fashion when he was a child so he started learning how to create dresses and shoes from a very young age. What made his work to stand out is that he handcrafts each piece of footwear carefully, all throughout the entire manufacturing process. His designs are all about elevated footwear, such as wooden sandals that are elevated by flat lasers.
Isabell Yalda Hellysaz
Isabell may be new to the fashion world, but she is already gaining notoriety with her one of a kind design. This Swedish-Persian fashion designer uses global issues and futurism as her inspiration for designing garments. Her goal is to break the stereotypes in the world of fashion. Thus, instead of producing her designs in bulk, she takes time to focus on the real essence of fashion.
When creating her piece, she pays close attention to the craftsmanship, fabric, even to the smallest details. For Isabell, fashion should be all about comfort. It should be breathable, comfortable and provides mobility. But aside from aiming for quality and comfort on all her designs, she also aims to spread awareness about global issues.
Ina Koelln is a fashion designer based in Lisbon, who is known for combining sustainability and modern elements on her designs. Ina’s brand focuses on the use of natural and sustainably produced innovative materials, while also aiming to create long-lasting and beautiful pieces. These materials are a great alternative to the usual leather.
Each of Ina’s collection focuses on the use of different materials. And to maintain exclusivity, each design is limited to only 150 pieces. Among her collections is PIÑAS, which is made from genuine leather and Pinatex, an innovative material that’s mainly made out of pineapple leaf fibers. These fibers are gathered meticulously by Pinatex’ farming cooperatives based in the Philippines. The production of these products produces the new livelihood for the local farmers in the pineapple producing country.
Sorcha O’Raghallaigh is known for her avant-garde designs, which she has carefully and painstakingly handcrafted. She’s known for working privately with her clients in order to come up with bespoke pieces. Despite being new in the industry, her amazing designs have already been featured in Vogue and other leading fashion magazines. In fact, she’s already dressed up famous celebrities like Beyonce, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga.
The Irish fashion designer is known for referencing religious iconography on her ethereal work. All her designs are created in-house, including the embellishments. Some of the designs could take months to produce by hand. Despite being labour intensive, she would prefer to keep things off-season instead of compromising the aesthetic value just for the sake of being on trend.
Gareth Pugh may not yet be a household name, unlike the fashion legends Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs, yet, his designs are truly impressive. His work is all about volume and experimentation and his unusual designs make use of unique mediums such as synthetic hair, latex, PVC, parachute silk and electrically charged plastic materials.
Gareth is mostly known for his designs that make use of balloons in accentuating the model’s joints. His work has already appeared in Vogue and other notable fashion magazines. If you’re a fan of nonsensical designs, then you should check out Gareth’s works.
Francesco Scognamiglio is only 23 years old when he opened his first ever atelier. Since then, his career has already been on the rise. He is known for designing exclusive collections for the ideal woman, someone who he believes exudes an icon of strength. Indeed, his works are very experimental, making use of the principles of traditional design that contrasts with avant-garde inspirations.
With his impressive collections, it won’t be long before Francesco Scognamiglio will make a name in the industry. In fact, it has already gained the attention of some famous celebrities, such as Madonna, who seem to can’t get enough of his amazing designs.
Kermit Tesoro is a fashion designer from the Philippines who is slowly making radical changes in the world of fashion. His designs are exciting and fresh so it’s no wonder why he is fast gaining recognition in the industry. In fact, famous celebrities like Kat Von D, Jodi Marsh and Grimes, have worn his creations and credits him for his impressive work.
Some of his signature designs are skull high heels, which is definitely a fashion noteworthy. What’s great about this young designer is that he is not afraid to play with texture and unusual materials to create his designs. With his great abilities, it won’t be too long before you will start hearing his name in the world of fashion.