We’re always discovering new designers here at Grechen’s Closet and wanted to share with you more of our favorites. We’ll try to make this a regular monthly feature, and every two weeks, we’ll be updating the Designer Directories with new Designers, so check our ‘New Designers‘ page to see what’s new in the Directories.
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|CYN by Cynthia Vincent |
Cynthia Vincent’s new denim line, CYN “is at once handcrafted and personal, but also fashion-forward and design-focused.” Yes, as well as fun, wearable, and practical in a ‘want-to-wear-this-everyday’ way.
|Gryson Handbags |
By the former designer for Marc Jacobs, Joy Gryson, Gryson bags are supposedly the new ‘it’ bags (at least according to the high-end department stores that sell the line), which means that all the celebrities will carry them and that there will be a waiting list to buy the most popular styles. Frankly, we think you should be the judge of whether they’re worth all the hype or not. Our favorite is the Rachel (the brown bag on the left) because it is the most unique of the lot. The Lexi (on bottom) is not very different from much else out there, and some of the styles frankly look a little stale. But we see potential, and look for more originality next season. Hopefully.
|LD Tuttle |
We knew 80’s fashion would be back, it was only a matter of time. Leggings, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, headbands…remind you of anything? So, it’s only fitting that a shoe designer inspired by Flashdance and body movement should be gaining momentum just as the fashions of the movie are hitting the runways for fall. Not that any of LD Tuttle’s designs would specifically remind one of Flashdance, because they’re decidedly unique and modern, but they do hold a hint of the glitz and glam of the spotlight. Just hold the water please.
|Lulu Frost |
Remniscent for the Plaza Hotel? Take a number…and wear it as a necklace. That’s what Lulu Frost did and with tremendous success. We all know from Antiques Roadshow that age + provenance (the story and origination of the item) determines its value, and Lulu Frost’s fabulous vintage creations are valuable indeed.
High-end denim is mostly all the same now. What is done has pretty much been done before, in a different wash, or slightly different detailing. Radcliffe departs from the usual and offers on its jeans a hidden button that you can use to fold up the jeans to shorten them without hemming. Of course, you won’t have that ‘original’ hem look, but when you find the perfect pair of jeans, you want to wear them with everything, and when the perfect pair of jeans costs almost $270, you’d better just stick to one pair.
|Rami Kashou |
Channel a little (or a lot) red-carpet glamour and sophistication through the modern creations of Rami Kashou. Go for the total bombshell look and combine these two pieces, or pair the Audrey top on the left with a pair of straight-leg jeans or trousers, load your arm up with bangles, finish with a fab pair of red pumps and you’ve combined the best of classic and trendy.
|Brian Lichtenberg |
Brian’s designs have been seen on everyone from Nicole Richie to Sarah Mclachlan and have a distinctly ‘rocker chic’ and ‘edgy’ vibe. His pieces are perfect, both on and off-stage, and not just for that 80’s rewind party you’ve been invited to.
Borne’s designer believes that “We wear clothing as a means of identifying the kind of life we aspire to lead and the kind of person that we want to be within it.” All we can aspire to right now, frankly, is to someday wear that dress.
|Mimi Turner |
Not only does Mimi Turner deserve our respect as the women responsible for turning around Sergio Valente, she manages to bridge the gap between avant garde and wearable consistently in her collections. Light, flirty and fun, yet adaptable, her pieces transition from “tomboy” to “diva” without skipping a beat.
|Secrets of Charm |
Affordable designer? That’s what the sister duo behind Secrets of Charm aspired to with their collection of fun, flirty, feminine and beautiful separates and dresses.