10 Womenswear Brands You Need To Know Now

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(Photo : Courtesy of Getty Images - John Lamparski / Sies Marjan Runway FW '16)

We're sharing 10 womenswear labels that are making a statement on the fashion industry today. If you don't already know of them, you will be hearing about them soon.

Scroll down for our list of designer brands we currently can't get enough of!


1. Beaufille


(Photo : Courtesy of Beaufille / FW '16)


Founded in 2013, Beaufille is a womenswear and jewelry label launched by sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon. The name literally translates to "handsome girl," and the brand fuses masculine and feminine aesthetics through bold textiles and silhouettes. 

2. Houghton


(Photo : Courtesy of Houghton / FW '16)


Malibu native Katharine Polk launched womenswear label Houghton in 2012. The ready-to-wear brand finds inspiration from style icons Katharine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger and Patti Smith, resulting in seasonal collections that feature tailored suits, luxe separates, ethereal dresses and stylish outerwear. Houghton also designs for today's modern bride who wishes for a non-traditional and fashionable gown. 


3. Cinq à Sept


Cinq a Sept
(Photo : Courtesy of Cinq a Sept / FW '16)


Cinq à Sept is an advanced contemporary womenswear label inspired by day to evening style, offering customers a modern and sophisticated collection of garments. The looks feature dominant silhouettes and romantic textiles that evoke a youthfulness and unique confidence. The label made its first debut with a pre-fall '16 collection that will be  sold online and at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus in June. 


4. Sies Marjan


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(Photo : Getty Images - John Lamparski / Sies Marjan Runway FW '16)


Creative Director Sander Lak recently launched Sies Marjan, a label named after his father and mother. Born in Brunei and raised in Hollan, the designer graduated from Central Saint Martins and has a résumé of work with some of the most prestigious ateliers in N.Y., Antwerp and Paris. The brand new label debuted its Fall '16 collection during NYFW and was inspired by the cool girls of the '90s. Lak fuses couture techniques and high-quality materials with low-brow style elements that evoke a young, playful aesthetic. 


5. Brock Collection


Brock Collection
(Photo : Courtesy of Brock Collection / FW '16)


Husband-and-wife design duo Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar launched Brock Collection just a few years ago. The brand's signature style combines luxury and humble minimalism. Brock Collection garments are sophisticated and also wearable, offering customers with everyday versatile pieces made from high-quality fabrics. 

6. Claudia Li


Claudia Li
(Photo : Courtesy of Claudia Li /FW '16)


Claudia Li previously designed for J.W. Anderson. With only two collections so far, the womenswear designer offers a fresh and unexpected design approach today. The brand's aesthetic consists of unique textile manipulation and bold detailing with the use of strong fabrications that result in dramatic and youthful looks. 


7. Area


(Photo : Courtesy of AREA / FW '16)


New York City-based fashion design studio Area launched in 2013 by designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk. The label specializes in creative textile choices while introducing a harmonious collection of womenswear and menswear statement pieces. 


8. Hellessy


(Photo : Courtesy of Hellesy / FW '16)


Sylvie Millstein founded the day-to-evening brand Hellessy in 2012. The expertly constructed designer collection features classic staples made in the softest, most supple of luxury fabrics. Millstein designs for the independent and effortlessly stylish women of today with a collection inclusive of cocktail dresses, tops, bottoms, outerwear and evening wear.


9. Monse


(Photo : Courtesy of Monse / FW '16)


Monse was founded by designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. The brand's first collection debuted in Spring '16 and presented a stimulating new aesthetic inspired by menswear. Monse offers day-to-evening garments comprised of deconstructed details and oversized and fitted silhouettes in dramatic textiles. 

10. Ji Oh


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(Photo : Getty Images / Arun Nevader - Ji Oh FW '16)


Ji Oh was born in Korea, studied art and design at Central Saint Martins and received her fashion education at Parsons in New York City. Ji Oh's design aesthetic combines bold and elegant style elements, resulting in an experimental approach that plays with balance and shape. 

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