In the time of COVID-19, the style panorama is, as soon as once more, adjusting, with manufacturers introducing the whole lot from avatar-based vogue weeks to luxurious rental providers. The way forward for vogue could also be conflicted, and we do not have all of the solutions, however we do have one factor to look ahead to: the up-and-coming designers who’re altering the narrative of vogue. We’re excited to introduce you to Teen Vogue‘s Generation Next Class of 2020.
This mentorship initiative was launched final yr to determine and champion voices we predict are up subsequent to steer and push issues ahead within the vogue business. The designers from final yr’s inaugural Generation Next class are actually off doing sexy issues: Hanifa is innovating runway flashes, and debuted her newest assortment with a 3D digital flash; Slashed by Tia is creating trendy face masks along with her signature ruffles now that protecting our faces each day is the brand new regular; and Dyke Sport was lately worn by Rosalia at an Astroworld efficiency.
This yr, Teen Vogue’s editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner and vogue and sweetness options director Tahirah Hairston chosen, with the assistance of our type workforce, 5 vogue manufacturers that we really feel embody the ethos of Teen Vogue from sustainability to inclusivity. There’s Sheena Sood of Abacaxi, Edvin Thompson of Theophilio, Elliss Solomon of Elliss, Tolu Coker of Tolu Coker, and Krystal Paniagua of Krystal Paniagua.
What barely legal designers have to succeed varies primarily based on the designer, and consists of constructing relationships with luxurious retailers and mentorship with stylists and vogue editors for placement in publications. Our mission is to offer barely legal designers assets to set them up for achievement, by bringing them along with vogue business insiders for essential networking alternatives and fostering new relationships. Ahead, meet the Generation Next Class of 2020…. and keep tuned for what’s subsequent.
Who: Designer Sheena Sood, born within the Minneapolis suburbs, now primarily based in New York
Why: Sheena Sood caught our consideration due to her handmade, environmentally pleasant brilliant designs that inform a narrative of journey and nature. Sood, a South Asian-American designer, labored as an assistant designer for Tracy Reese, and determined to department out on her personal in 2018. Her tie-dye and mindfully made textile prints are an ode to her childhood and tradition. Every look is infused with a way of boldness, and the identify of her assortment, Abacaxi, is derived from the Portuguese phrase for pineapple. As an advocate for gradual vogue, her items are produced in Delhi and made utilizing artisans in India. Whether crocheted clothes or knit tunics, the gathering is an progressive play on conventional silhouettes which might be positive to evoke wanderlust.