10 need-to-know designers who are the new red carpet favourites

new red carpet favourites
new red carpet favourites

As we’re sure you’ve noticed, a celebrity being cast as a big label’s spokesperson usually means that said celeb will be wearing nothing but that label for the duration of their contract. For better or worse, we’re pretty much bound to seeing Jennifer Lawrence in Dior for the next few years. Same goes for Keira Knightley in Chanel. But on days when that doesn’t apply (and don’t ask us how this works), A-listers and their very coveted stylists are starting to get crafty with their wardrobe choices, opting for lesser known names when out at photo calls, press events and interviews.

For those who only recently kick-started their businesses, having a celebrity wearing your designs early in the game is a big deal. Aside from getting a starry stamp of approval, with social media at the helm, designers are getting their names out there a whole lot easier. Exhibit A: Self-Portrait. Founded in 2013 by Malaysian native and Central Saint Martins graduate Han Chong, his collection has recently become the hot ticket. We first caught wind of the London-based contemporary line when Kristen Stewart stepped out in a crochet-knit jumpsuit for her Clouds of Sils Maria screening. Since, we’ve spotted it on everyone from Jenna Dewan-Tatum to Rachel McAdams (twice!).

However, not all of these up-and-coming red carpet favourites are new. In comparison, the recently relaunched Delpozo (the Spanish brand was originally launched in 1974) has seen major celeb pickup from Kiernan Shipka and Julianne Moore amongst others.

Interested in finding out which other designer brands the A-list stars are favouring these days? From playful threads at Fausto Puglisi to feminine lines at Zimmermann, we tracked down 10 designer houses (and its celeb fans) that are becoming new red carpet faves.

new red carpet favourites kaufmanfranco

Bio: Launched in 2004, Kaufmanfranco is founded by Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco. With their resume consisting working experience at Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro, you can bet the label boasts designs that are both polished and sensual at the same time.
Celeb Picks: Clean lines with a knack for baring skin
Celeb Fans: Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Leslie Mann

new red carpet favourites zimmermann

Bio: Since debuting at Australian Fashion Week in 1996, sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann’s eponymous label has been the go-to for all things beachwear and resort wear, from sexy swimsuits to printed dresses. However, as of late, the Australian brand’s ultra-feminine ready-to-wear looks are becoming a clear fave for both royals and celebs on the red carpet.
Celeb Picks: Feminine and tailored lines with a hint of sex appeal.
Celeb Fans: Kendall Jenner, Kate Middleton, Rose Byrne

new red carpet favourites cushnie et ochs

Cushnie et Ochs

Bio: Started in 2008 by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs has been well-acclaimed since its debut. Offering bold and sensual designs for the modern woman via its body-contouring silhouettes, we’re not shocked to see an array of A-list stars (and the First Lady Michelle Obama) are big fans.
Celeb Picks: Designs that showcase sex appeal in a tasteful manner via skin-baring aesthetics
Celeb Fans: Amber Heard, Charlize Theron, Kate Mara

new red carpet favourites david koma

David Koma
Bio: David Koma is a Georgian-born and London-based designer who also holds the creative director title for Mugler. For his namesake brand, his signature look offers body-con aesthetics that is not only architecturally oriented, but carries plenty of sex appeal.
Celeb Picks: A modern mix of sporty-meets-edgy designs
Celeb Fans: Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon

new red carpet favourites self-portrait

Bio: Founded in 2013 by Malaysian native Han Chong, Self Portrait is a contemporary line based in London, England. The Central Saint Martins graduate was formerly the creative director and co-founder of Three Floor. He has since left the label to pursue a solo career and let’s just say it’s working well for him.
Celeb Picks: Feminine looks with tons of lace, embroidery and sheer overlays
Celeb Fans: Rachel McAdams, Kristen Stewart, Jenna Dewan-Tatum

new red carpet favourites antonio berardi

Antonio Berardi
Bio:Based in London, Antonio Berardi is known for his feminine, figure-hugging dresses, so we’re not surprised some of the industry’s sexiest women are reaching for it.
Celeb Picks: Form-fitting dresses that carries strong hourglass silhouettes
Celeb Fans: Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Sofia Vergara

new red carpet favourites delpozo

Bio:Founded by Jesús del Pozo in 1974, since 2012, the designer house has been helmed by Josep Font. With a background in architecture, the designer house offers couture-like aesthetics and sculptural elements in its designs that are appropriate for woman of all ages. Case in point: Kiernan Shipka and Julianne Moore have both donned the brand on the red carpet.
Celeb Picks: Colourful and sculptural designs with 3-D effects
Celeb Fans: Kiernan Shipka, Julianne Moore, Kiera Knightley

new red carpet favourites fausto puglisi

Fausto Puglisi
Bio: Since his debut in Milan two years ago, Fausto Puglisi has taken the fashion world by storm via his baroque-meets-structural designs. With a penchant for loud prints and bold embellishments, are we even surprised some of the sexiest stars are wearing his pieces on repeat?
Celeb Picks: Skin-baring and print-heavy looks, embellished with sunbursts hardware.
Celeb Fans: Rita Ora, Emily Ratajkowski, Zendaya

new red carpet favourites galvan

Bio: Founded last year by four designers (Sola Harrison, Carolyn Hodler, Katherine Holmgren and Anna-Christin Haas), the London-based label is all about infusing modern and clean designs with pared down aesthetics.
Celeb Picks: Minimalist and ultra feminine designs
Celeb Fans: Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller, Elizabeth Olsen

new red carpet favourites dion lee

Dion Lee
Bio: Australian designer Dior Lee has been flying high since debuting in 2008. He’s been making waves in the industry since he was awarded the International Woolmark Prize for the Australian region. In hopes to make his high-end fashion designs more accessible for everyone, his pieces are not only cutting-edge, but also practical for the workingwomen.
Celeb Picks: Polished cocktail dresses featuring unique details
Celeb Fans: Amy Schumer, Cara Delevingne, Emmy Rosum

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