Without ELLE’s assistants and assistant editors, all would be lost—literally. As the gatekeepers for every microtrend that races through our fashion closets—and our pages—they know how to spot a fashion moment almost before it happens. Here, they spill the goods on their favorite new designers. On the sexy side, there’s London darling David Koma’s tough minis and sculptural leather jackets; Victoria Beckham’s line of sensual power dresses; and Marcella Lindeberg’s French rock-star-wear debut, Paris68. For casual cool, try Carven’s affordable duffel coats, snag a cute plaid button-down from Caulfield Preparatory, or accessorize designer Erin Kleinberg’s soft minishorts and tees with Manhattanbased Ayaka Nishi’s nature-inspired baubles. Now that our rising stars have shared their secrets, all that’s left to do is shop!
David Koma (Kristen Shirley)
My personal favorites are David Koma and Mitsu Tsuchiya. Both are "fashion music" for the soul!