Brazilian-born designer Barbara Casasola has quickly gained recognition for her confident simplicity, stark color palette and architectural construction. She finds inspiration in techniques from bygone areas without leaving traces of nostalgia in her collections. With a great contemporary sensibility, Casasola’s pieces exude timeless and understated sensuality.
Scottish-born print designer Jonathan Saunders graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1999 with a BA in printed textiles, going on to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s in 2002 with an MA with distinction in printed textiles. The designer uses traditional silk screening techniques, developing the concept of engineering prints around pattern pieces.
Having previously worked at Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Olympia and Louis Vuitton, London-based Serafina Sama founded her eponymous label in 2011. Her debut line of contemporary separates, cut in myriad textures, instantly gained worldwide acclaim, thus establishing her as one of the most talked-about designers of the new generation. As seen in her sophomore collection, her intelligent approach to layered tailoring and the modernity of silhouette is tempered with a touch of playfulness.
Belgrade-born Roksanda Ilincic studied architecture and applied arts before earning her masters degree in womenswear from Central St Martins. A fixture on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2005, she has quickly established herself as the go-to designer for utterly elegant but unmistakably modern gowns and separates. With a bold use of color and a signature take on shape, Roksanda’s designs effortlessly blur the line between day and eveningwear.