New Names to Shop: New York Buyers Pick Top New Talent to Shop for Fall

Six new designers you'll want to shop come Fall.

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This week, buyers made their way back to the city after a month of nonstop shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York. With everything fresh in their minds, we asked top stores to weigh in on the new talent to watch closely come fall. One name to know is Cedric Charlier, a former designer at Lanvin and Cacharel whose work Barneys' VP Danielle Vitale describes as "sexy but wearable" with "unexpected details like copper closures, plunging necklines and luxurious faux leather and shearling fabrics." Her sentiments were echoed by Jumelle's Candice Waldron, who called Charlier the designer she was "probably most excited to see" this season.
Lauren Nevada
Interestingly, Albertine owner Kyung Lee's favorite rising talent, Lauren Nevada , is herself a former Barney's buyer. Because of her retail savvy, Lee appreciates Nevada's close attention to fit. " I also love how loose and structural her garments are."
Vladimir Karaleev
Greg Armas, owner of downtown favorite, Assembly, says he "can't wait" for Bulgarian designer Vladimir Karaleev's "deconstructed, minimal dresses" to arrive in store.
Sara and Beth of legendary soho boutique, Kirna Zabete, were thrilled to see that designer Bouchra Jarrar -- "a former Balenciaga designer who makes very chic, grown up, polished clothes" -- added handbags and a lower-priced collection of tailored pieces for Fall 2012.
Bird owner Jennifer Mankins was particularly impressed with rising label, Rhie, for Fall 2012. A former knit specialist at Phillip Lim and Tsumori Chisato, the collection offers a "fresh take on the masculine versus feminine duality we've seen a lot of over the past couple of seasons."
Candice Waldron of Williamsburg boutique, Jumelle, was the only buyer to cite a kid's label as her top pick. Formerly known as Popupshop, Basserange offers a "great line of bamboo basics and hand-made knitwear." Waldron, who's ordering pieces for her own daughter, assures that even the grown-ups "will want to own everything the kids wear!"
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