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Jess Zaino

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Everyone loves the couture houses and big names of Yves Saint Laurent or Michael Kors but how about the kid in his basement making one of a kind distressed pieces or the ultra-cool cool kids of the hipster persuasion rocking out with the trends before they hit big. Madonna is most known for taking fashion from the street and bringing it to the mainstream and as a celebrity stylist and trendsetter, it's important to keep up with what's going on in the underground to bring it to the masses.

Find the best new designer clothes with just a click. We recommend womens designer clothes online from Christopher Kane to Mooka Kinney for cutting edge designer clothing from the most promising new designers.

Best New Designers to Watch by Jess Zaino

The Best You Can Get

  • Christopher Kane - Denim Ruffled Skirt

    Jess says: Kane collaborated with Lancôme to create a limited edition Juicy Tube lip gloss, Burns Night, a tangerine color with a beautiful illustration printed on the tube along with Kane's signature and was launched in February 2008.

    Christopher Kane is receiving his second sponsorship from New Generation in London. An alumnus of Central Saint Martins, his graduation collection earned him both a distinction and the prestigious Harrods Design Award in February 2006. Shortly after graduating, he was named "New Scottish Young Designer of the Year". Christopher showed his debut Spring/Summer 2007 collection at London Fashion Week in September 2006 supported by New Generation. Recently awarded "New Designer of the Year" during the 2007 British Fashion Awards.


    • While still in college, Kane attracted the attention of Donatella Versace by winning the Lancôme Colour Award in 2005
    • The designer launched a capsule collection for British high-street clothing store Top Shop
  • Lauren Moffatt - Kate Dress

    Jess says: Ms. Lauren's looks are a vintage-chic with great fits, colors, and innovative shapes. She is a breath of fresh air. Her first two seasons she created and sewed her lines on a sailboat docked in NYC's Hudson River. With such an eccentric work ethic it’s no doubt she is one to watch.

    • Launched collection in 2000
    • Celebrities include: Kate Bosworth, Jessica Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Biel, Michelle Trachtenberg, Lindsay Lohan, and Elisha Cuthbert
  • Abaete - Lincoln Color Block Dress

    Jess says: Abaeté (pronounced ah-BYE-ah-tay) is the family name of designer/founder Laura Poretzky, and translates roughly to "person of virtue". Her great-great grandfather was the President of the Brazilian Senate and worked as a leading abolitionist in the mid-1800s. Abaeté captures Lauren's French femininity, Brazilian sensuality and American simplicity with rich fabrics and sophisticated designs.

    • First collection in 2005
    • All pieces designed, constructed, and made in Manhattan
    • Did first designer shoe collection with Payless Shoes
  • Grace Sun - Scarf Cardigan

    Jess says: Sun creates an urban closet of prints, solids, and neutrals transpired from tropical destinations. She designs for the 30-something sophisticated woman. When asked how she had made the switch from graphic designer to fashion designer, Grace said that her love for fashion had enticed her take steps toward her new career path, and after interning at Phillip Lim, she decided to make the jump.

    • First collection was in 2007
    • Interned with Rachel Roy and Phillip Lim
    • Was a co-founder and creative director of a multi-million dollar Internet company before she decided to design
  • Mooka Kinney - Maeby Jumper

    Jess says: Inspired by fantasy, the girls set to work on their debut collection of dresses, all of which would be fit for a party in a tree-house. Using imaginative, color-saturated cottons and relying on embellishments such as candy-colored pony and deer buttons, the girls have created an ageless collection of dresses.

    • Rachel Antonoff and Alison Lewis met when Alison rented a room in Rachel's west village apartment
    • Dubbed designers to watch by GENArt
    • Mooka Kinney are colorful, lightweight, print dresses and jumpers

You will be happy with any of these

  • Alternative Burnout T

    Jess says: With all of this talk of going green, its important to find a great looking, great feeling, great fitting line of eco-conscious clothing. Alternative Apparel is a great new line that is just that. Their tees are so soft that you can't believe they're so socially conscious.

    • 50% poly, 50% cotton burnout
    • Garment dyed/washed with natural pigments
    • Won't shrink
  • Zuhhah

    Jess says: Zuhhah is a terrific new line that combines sexy silhouettes with bold colors, prints, and embellishments. This silk flower top is romantic and trendy with its ruffled flower detail on the shirt. Watch for Zuhhah's line of coats for Fall ‘08.

    • Darts at bustline for more feminine fit
    • Available in blue and yellow color options
    • Hidden side zipper
  • Kira Plastinina - Denim Square Neck Sleeveless Dress

    Jess says: Designer Kira is fifteen years old. Really. And she already has stores throughout the world. Born into a wealthy Russian family, she wanted to create a line that empowered teens to express their own style. What's so surprising is that her designs are fun, fab, and totally affordable. This adorable dress is flirty and can be perfectly paired with flats for the jr. high dance or with high black patent leather stilettos for smoking in the girls’ room.

    • Available in light pink, light blue, and pale yellow
    • On-seam pockets and side zipper
    • 100% cotton
  • Sheila Frank

    Jess says: Sheila Frank is a young independent designer who contacted me through MySpace. She is rooted on the east coast and her line is expanding across the US and Internationally. With really fun and sexy cuts and the candy colors of a 1950's pin-up girl, Sheila does swimwear and funky vintage-inspired dresses for those who love to go bold.

    • Interned for Charlotte Ronson
    • Received BFA in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design
    • Meshes her love of vintage with a modern aesthetic
  • Kat Von D

    Jess says: Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, Painted Love Lipstick takes Kat's signature lip color, a sophisticated red, and expands it into a range of smoldering shades, from crimson to blood red. It comes housed in a deluxe tube with a clear Lucite bottom that shows off the color inside, and the cap is stenciled with silver roses on matte black - inspired by Kat's favorite tattoo.

    • Four lipstick colors in collection based on Kat Von D's tattoo culture: Hellbent, Lolita, Underage Red, and Misfit
    • Available at Sephora

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