There are numerous emerging fashion designers who call Brooklyn home. Inspired by their surroundings in this hip borough they continue to innovate, hone their craft and rise to fame. From menswear to handbags, here are a few up-and-coming Brooklyn-based designers.
Kai D. is a Brooklyn based menswear line whose aesthetic is and philosophy is simple refined clothing for the modern artisan that is built to last. They have a brick and mortar store in the heart of Williamsburg (230 Grand St.) and the utilitarian look and feel of the show room with exposed brick and all screams modern Brooklyn. Kai D. appeals to the modern man who is also a fan of vintage. This menswear line is wearable; execution is flawless and construction is well thought out.
Daisy & Elizabeth
Daisy and Elizabeth is designed for the woman who wants a little bit of rock n’ roll in her life. This contemporary Brooklyn based womenswear line offers loungewear, lingerie, bridal intimates and swimwear. The label was founded by friends Daisy Hartmann and Elizabeth NeSmith who met while completing their BFA’s at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
This Brooklyn-based accessories line created by founder Lindley Gray is made solely out of recycled glass beads sourced from Bali. Trust us you’ll want to get your hands on one of her coveted pieces —not only is it beautiful jewelry, but it makes for a fun conversation at your next cocktail party.
Shana Luther Handbags
We all know a handbag is a girl’s best friend — you can never have too many. This up-and-coming Brooklyn-based handbag line, designed by Shana Luther, offers a host of bags in a variety of silhouettes from the carry-all to the clutch. Shana’s has years of experience designing handbags for well-known brands before stepping out on her own.