Eleven new designers will show their spring 2012 collections tonight thanks to the newly revived Gen Art, an institution that has helped propel labels like Vena Cava, Zac Posen and Phillip Lim into the spotlight. They had to take a little break due to financial woes, but now they’re back in full force with their annual “Fresh Faces in Fashion presented by smart car” program. Gen Art has selected the following lucky 11 women’s, men’s and accessory designers to showcase their stuff for editors and buyers in a fully staged runway show.
But, it’s not just luck–each of these designers are genuinely talented and, from what we’ve seen very promising. Many of them are already on the road to success–one’s being sold at Madewell–and have impressive pedigrees, like Central St. Martins degrees and a gig at Alexander McQueen. Also, three of them made it into our Fashionista 15.
We think they’re all ones to watch and we wanted to share their stories, so we interviewed each of them for mini versions of our How I’m Making It series. Click through to find out where these future stars have been and where they’re going.