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6 Dallas Fashion Designers to Watch This Year

We break down the bold new names from FGI's Rising Star Awards.

Dallas style gurus and creatives joined forces for an evening filled with bold prints and furs at Fashion Group International’s 2018 Rising Star last night. The Jan Strimple-produced show features six emerging designers, all of whom brought something fresh and creative to the runway. From mixed prints to bold Afrocentric vibes, here’s a recap of the designers to keep your eyes peeled for.

1. NeoBantu (Women’s Wear)

The Designer: Tendai Tawonezvi

The Look: Mixed prints and bright hues come together to create this line. Designer Tendai Tawonezvi incorporates African prints on cotton pieces for a modern twist on tradition.

How to Wear It: Think daytime office wear to happy hour with friends.

2. Don Morphy (Men’s Wear)

The Designer: Don Morphy

The Look: Think Don Draper meets modern day man — a man who isn’t afraid of a little color.

How to Wear It: Pair a sneaker with a dress pant for a casual business meeting.

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3. Nine Muses (Women’s Wear)

The Designer: Jerry Matthews and Francesca Viamonte

The Look: This duo chooses nine muses (hence the name) to serve as their inspiration every season. Expect youthful hues, tuxedos dresses, and a good amount of mesh.

How to Wear It: Office wear for the creative-minded, or a fun cocktail event.

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 4. DeadSoxy (Men’s Wear)

The Designer: Jason Simmons

The Look: Male models in mostly unbuttoned shirts sported casual and dressy printed socks.

How to Wear It: Pair it with a leather loafer or throw on a sneaker for an athleisure twist.

5. Levenity (Women’s Wear)

The Designer: Venny Etienne

The Look: It’s as if Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian’s wardrobes combined to create this funky, 90’s inspired line. Also, Cardi B once rocked the hell out of a Levenity jacket — no big deal.

How to Wear It: Pair a mesh cropped jacket with a flair jean for a bold daytime look.

 

6. Billy Baker (Men’s Accessories)

The Designer: Josh Madans

The Look: Male models sported luxury earth toned beads with unbuttoned dress shirts and jeans. 

How to Wear It: These aren’t your high school boyfriend’s weird puka shell beads. Thoughtfully pair with casual or business attire to add a little personality.

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