We’ve been relying on the world’s fashion capitals — Paris, London, New York, and Milan — for far too long. During this past fashion month for Spring and Summer 2018, some of our favorite trendsetters proved that it’s time for traditional luxury brands to share the spotlight with up-and-comers from all over the world. Let’s just say that when celebs like Kim Kardashian West and Bella Hadid step out wearing lesser-known, international designers, we take note. Scroll down for all the fashion lines from around the world to follow on Instagram that are about to be the next big thing.
1. Laita BA-Paris: We can’t get enough of this environmentally responsible, boho-chic line of luxury handbags and leather goods. Each hand-crafted, Argentine masterpiece keeps the country’s traditions alive even though the brand is based in Paris.
2. Belén Amigo: Think: creative hemlines, unique silhouettes, and mixed-textile garments that work for almost every occasion.
3. Saks Potts: Here is your one-stop shop for vivid designs made for frigid temps. Vibrant shades, playful prints, and trendy color-blocked details make good on the season’s girly trend.
4. Stine Goya: This fashion-week-regular should def be on your radar by now. Stylish RTW items for ladies are their forté — and those rose-velvet ankle boots prove it.
5. Okhtein: FYI, Beyoncé is a fan of these crazy-cool handbags — so no explanation needed. Peep their Insta for avant-garde purses with edgy, modern vibes for days.
6. Kojak Studio: The gorgeous head to toe tone-on-tone ensemble is reason enough to fall in love. But the inventiveness of the line’s 22-year-old designer takes the prize.
7. Samuji – Finland: Helsinki-based, minimalist-approved RTW items with an emphasis on textures versus prints are what this fashion house does best. Imagine a futuristic take on Theory.
8. Sasu Kauppi: Designer Sasu Kauppi dreamed up on-trend streetwear — bombers, letterman jackets, and all — with subversive notes and jaw-dropping details. Case in point: The above photo is just of the jacket’s lining.
9. Bessarion: Goth-meets-grunge with just the right amount of polish in each look from this moody brand.
10. George Kubiria: You’ve probs noticed that itty-bitty, geometric shades are having a moment. That is thanks, in part, to this Georgian label.
11. Steinrohner: Revel in the Berlin-based collection’s dreamy floral co-ords, pearl embellished bombers, and artful takes on seasonal staples.
12. Lala Berlin: Designer Leyla Piedayesh debuted this totally wearable line — and we’re in love. Whether you’re going for a casual, eclectic, or sophisticated look, there’s a little something for everyone in her offering.
13. Christina Economu: The Greek beauty behind it all has constant wanderlust on the brain. Her artistic vision includes whimsical colors and super-fun prints to appeal to the girliest shoppaholics.
14. Zeus + Dione: Metallic silver pleats paired with black statement-sleeves are two of many reasons why we’re dying to go on a Zeus + Dione shopping spree.
15. Nanuschka: The precision tailoring in the Hungarian clothing line’s garments just can’t be beat, especially when it comes to their fabulous outerwear. With surprising finds — like a leather button-down shirt — the collection clearly has a few surprises up its proverbial sleeve.
16. Whispering Wind: Hannah Cserkuthy brings you formal dresses with contemporary silos, subtle sophistication, and an effortless sensibility. We’re digging the industrial color palette in particular.
17. Hanae Mori Manuscrit Tokyo: The legendary designer Hanae Mori collaborated with Yu Amatsu to create this contemporary treasure. Amatsu’s modern vision as lead designer makes the collection one of our favorites.
18. Muller of Yoshio Kubo: Japan is famous for more than just supremely comfortable, lightweight denim. Gear up for paper-thin cashmere and rich textures.
19. Assel: This Kazakh label is inspired by the region’s Central Asian art. The results range from elegantly oversized garb, to not-as-wearable padded jackets.
20. Aya Bapani: The designer incorporates traditional textiles into her looks, along with the spirit of the women of the Great Steppe region.
21. Magna Burtym: Fashion’s trendsetters have been spotted stateside in Magna Burtym’s fab attire, and now you can too. Shop her fashionable imports online at Net-a-Porter and FWRD.
22. MISBHV: These funky fashions blend a rebellious-spirit with urban-street-smarts. PS: Bella Hadid owns their monogrammed boots.
23. Ancuta Sarca: The designer often dresses the singer FKA Twigs — which should give you a sense of just how out-there these artistic creations are. Even if you can’t throw it on for lunch, you can still appreciate a genius-at-work.
24. Maria Lucia Hohan: Here is another designer with a gift for elegant evening-wear. Oh, and celebs, including Maria Menounos and Jada Pinkett Smith, can’t get enough of her signature pleats, metallic prints, and balconette bodices.
25. Alisa Kuzembaeva: Counting KKW as a fan, this Russian clothing line was made for open minds and bold personalities. Don’t miss fun finds like their oversized, faux-fur mittens. (We’re talking shoulder-grazing!)
26. J. Kim: Unique proportions characterize J. Kim’s quasi-architectural clothing. Our favorite item has to be the designer’s clear, plastic, fish bag totes. Seriously, look ’em up!
27. Masha Reva: Who needs dainty dangling earrings when you can sport Reva’s trademark abstract wire stunners. Having previously collaborated with Rachel Comey, the artist-turned-designer has a knack for combining her two life passions.
28. Not Just a Label: This whimsical collection is known for mixing traditional fabrics with hi-tech materials, letting you wear your funky personality on the outside. Anton Belinsky is the Ukrainian designer behind the magic.
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