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19 Emerging Designers To Know From New York Fashion Week Fall 2022

Featuring Tia Adeola, Colin LoCascio, Dauphinette, and more.

New York Fashion Week just wrapped up for the Fall 2022 season, and while some marquee names didn’t host a runway show this time around, we managed to focus more on a slew of exciting emerging designers coming up in the scene.

NYFW first-timers and other relatively newer labels brought the heat with their innovative and jaw-dropping designs, and after this season, they’re definitely ones to watch going forward.

Check out 17 of our favorite emerging designers from NYFW Fall 2022, ahead.

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Bach Mai

Parsons grad and Houston native Bach Mai made his NYFW debut and it’s all about couture. His sophomore collection explores color and takes inspiration from Japanese art. — India Roby

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Bevza

Svitlana Bevza’s Fall 2022 collection puts sustainability at the forefront, using materials like recycled yarns and plastic bottles for the garments. “The collection was inspired by love letters, but it’s not only for Valentine’s Day but also for our planet,” she tells NYLON. — IR

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Colin LoCascio

Inspired by the bridge-and-tunnel crowd during South London’s clubbing era in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Colin LoCascio has kept his signature playful aesthetic for his Fall 2022 collection, including wacky fleece jackets, ruffled micro-mini skirts, and more. — IR

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Dauphinette

Designer Olivia Cheng’s thoughtful presentations are a must-watch on the schedule now, and her Fall 2022 collection was filled with quirky details that will soon become a fashion staple among the downtown NYC and Brooklyn crowd. — Maria Bobila

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Duncan

Founder Michelle Duncan teamed up with designer Chris Peters (Creatures of the Wind, CDLM) to create Duncan’s Fall 2022 collection, which captured moody glamour in the coolest way possible. Think: dark plaids, pops of red, and party-ready dresses that you can wear to your 9-to-5, too. — MB

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Elena Velez

Milwaukee-born, Brooklyn-based Elena Velez held her first runway show during NYFW, featuring a Fall 2022 collection that turned tough-as-nails materials (military canvas, repurposed parachute, and Lake Michigan ship sails) into sensual silhouettes. — MB

Greedilous by Tilda

Greedilous designer YounHee Park made her NYFW debut in collaboration with LG’s Artificial Intelligence research, which goes by the name of Tilda. The collection brought loads of colors and prints for Fall 2022 in oversized silhouettes. — IR

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Hardware LDN

Designer Jessica Horwell returned to NYFW, sticking to her signature leathers and metal embellishments for Fall 2022. “I feel like everybody has this little fire burning in them where they just want to live their life again, and I wanted to design outfits that could like help them do that,” she tells NYLON. — IR

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House of Aama

Mother-and-daughter duo continue to perfect their vision with every new collection. For Fall 2022, House of Aama highlights their Southern family roots and folklore even further, perfecting styles from a previous 2017 collection. — MB

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Judy Turner

Knitwear has been booming, thanks to up-and-coming indie brands like Judy Turner. Designer Conley Averett’s Fall 2022 collection, which debuted at midtown restaurant Michael’s, showcases Americana with a twist of horror through distorted checkerboard motifs and netted separates. — MB

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Khiry

Founder Jameel Mohammed not only designed Khiry’s Fall 2022 collection of demi-fine jewelry, but he performed during the show, too. Custom-made garments were presented alongside his new work, which left us hopeful for a ready-to-wear line one day. — MB

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No Sesso

Designers Pia Davis and Autumn Randolph returned to New York with a runway show that drew inspiration from Black womanhood and a “Sunday’s Best” wardrobe, including patchwork knitwork, suiting, gowns, and a denim collaboration with Levi’s. — MB

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Puppets & Puppets

Founder Carly Mark presented her most ambitious Puppets and Puppets collection yet, featuring the label’s ingenious aesthetic in more wearable designs. Of course there were tongue-in-cheek details, too, like a cutout dress embellished with a baby bat. MB

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Saint Sintra

Another new mainstay on the NYFW schedule is Saint Sintra, whose “old world couture” is fused with Y2K glamour. For Fall 2022, designer Sintra Martins highlights tailoring and unexpected silhouettes, such as sleeves that evoke a knight’s armor and an evening gown that looks like it’s made from strips of paper. — MB

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Social-Work

Designer Helen Zhang took inspiration from her artist friend’s living room and the result is a knit-heavy Fall 2022 collection with rose motifs (the brand’s signature) and colorful ‘70s-era separates. — MB

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Tanisi

Chicago-based fashion brand Tanisi debuted its very first collection for Fall 2022, titled “Fiorire.” Inspired by their Indian heritage, the mother-daughter duo featured timeless and elegant silhouettes, from elaborate gowns to embellished mini dresses. — IR

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Tanner Fletcher

Co-founded by Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell, Tanner Fletcher’s Fall 2022 collection takes inspiration from the cozy feel of a housewarming party in the late ’60s and early ’70s, featuring structured coats, printed knits, flared silhouettes, and other classic styles. — IR

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Tia Adeola

Inspired by the Renaissance, Tia Adeola’s Fall 2022 collection showcases ruffle silhouettes, printed texts, and corsets, as well as her thoughts on the End-Sars movement in Nigeria. The designer also debuted menswear and Flo Milli made a runway cameo, too. — IR

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Who Decides War

Design duo Everard Best and Téla D’Amore produce mostly menswear for Who Decides War, but their Fall 2022 collection featured a few standout women’s looks, like statement puffer vests and quilted pants. — MB

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