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The Future Is Female: 6 Women In Fashion To Have On Your Radar
For many years, some of the top designers in the industry have been men; however, with the recent push towards equality and broader representation, female fashion designers have now started to take up space. Many of these women in fashion, especially the six listed here, are shaping up to be household names and you totally need
to have them on your radar.
Elena Velez
A Milwaukee-born fashion designer, Elena Velez is touted for her non-traditional point of view of fashion as well as for bringing contemporary luxury to a younger generation. Giving viewers a new perspective on femininity by mixing feminine aspects with harsher, masculine finishes, Velez captures not only what modern society wants but what it needs.
Rachel Scott
Known for her inclusion of several Caribbean techniques like macrame and crocheting, Rachel Scott's Diotima was first introduced during the pandemic in an attempt to collaborate with artisans affected by a global supply shutdown. Scott has also collaborated with other designers and brands, including New Balance’s sustainable sneaker collection.
Dimitra Petsa
Athens-based designer Dimitra Petsa's eponymous label Di Petsa is well-known for its "wet-look" collections and often features unexpected combinations of fabrics, textures, and colors. Petsa's designs have been showcased at fashion events and exhibitions in Greece and abroad and have celebrity fans like Bella and Gigi Hadid.
Emme Parsons
Emme Parsons launched her brand with the goal of creating timeless, versatile shoes that are both stylish and comfortable. Parsons' sustainable and ethically produced shoes have not only been featured in publications such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar but also have become a favorite of celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow and Meghan Markle.