With an unfiltered aesthetic and a passion for denim, Ksubi designer Apples Ryan-Russo didn’t need any technical fashion training. She crafts her pieces by intuition and feel, rather than marketplace conventions or art school traditions.
Tara St. James
Tara St. James is all about mindful glamour. Following a sourcing trip to Hong Kong, the Canadian-born designer and businesswoman committed herself to ‘counterbalancing’ the fashion industry’s negative effects on garment makers and their environment. Now an industry leader, Tara is introducing sustainable business practices to the high fashion world of New York City with her brand, Study.
Misha Nonoo is redrawing the map of twenty-first century fashion. The CEO and Creative Director at her eponymous label, Nonoo proposes a radical new model for fashion in the twenty-first century.
Mimi Elashiry is only a year out of high school, but she has already taken the modeling world by storm. After getting shut out by traditional agencies, Mimi took to Instagram and blazed her own path to stardom.
Georgia Fowler is no fish out of water. The Kiwi model knows how to navigate the bright lights and harsh realities that define life in New York city. After all, she moved here at an age while the rest of us were still dreaming of drivers licenses.
Antwaun Sargent is a writer, politico, and fashionista. The Chicago native's unique aesthetic combines the written word with fashion statements, incorporating issues of social injustice with visual art in a delicate balance of creativity and criticism.