I always look to the fashion set to see which collections are resonating when they launch on the runways and which pieces end up being snapped up to wear IRL once they’re released. Although we’re only a few months into the year, I’ve been interested in seeing the designers who are taking hold and defining 2022, and there are already some front-runners.
What are the best designer brands to have on your radar right now? Celebrity personal shopper Gabriel Waller recently named brands such as Hermès, Saint Laurent, and Chanel as some of the most-requested fashion designers by her A-list clientele, backing up observations I’ve been making about shopping patterns emerging in the luxury space this year. Other labels, including Prada, landed on the It list for Rachel Ingram, the editor in chief of Threads Styling, who named the brand’s accessories as key investment items this season.
Further yet, more brands have been gaining major traction with strong buys from retailers and a huge presence in the wardrobes of fashion insiders. Ahead, see the coolest designer brands to invest in this year.