Six designers we’re proud to call our own launched new apparel and accessories collections at New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up debuting fall-winter 2016 collections this week. Some chose the traditional runway route to show their wares, while others favored a more immediate message, like Atlanta native Wes Gordon, who launched his collection entirely on social media via a video series shot by photographer Kat Irlin. From monochromatic separates to feminine suits and bold leather goods, we’ve highlighted six standout pieces that preview what stylish Southerners will be wearing soon.
Southern Designer: Dallas native Lela Rose
Our Favorite Look: A gold filament and organza tiered dress.
Southern Designer: Atlanta native Wes Gordon
Our Favorite Look: A pearl pinstripe cotton blouse and white anemone jacquard flare pant.
Southern Designer: St. Simons, Georgia, native Amy Smilovic, Tibi
Our Favorite Look: A wool pinstripe blazer and pants.
Southern Designer: Florida native Gigi Burris
Our Favorite Look: A felt fedora with crystal transfers.
Southern Designer: Louisiana native Billy Reid
Our Favorite Look: Angora and wool coat, cotton and cashmere suit jacket, wool pants, and silk and cotton tie.
Southern Designer: Savannah, Georgia, native Lee Savage
Our Favorite Look: The new Soft Space napa leather shoulder bags