Fashion is ever evolving and morphing each season and the new up and coming fashion designers are leading the charge. These designers, just out of fashion school and internships, have fresh ideas and concepts on what fashion should look like today. There are many fashion centers located all over the world including New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris and Milan. Searching for these up and coming designers only takes a few inexpensive periodicals and some Internet research.

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Purchase a copy of “WWD” or “Womens Wear Daily” to find the latest up and coming fashion designers. This daily publication gives the scoop on fashion news and events. They will also list the up and coming fashion designers by reviewing their latest collections or show and featuring a schedule of their upcoming fashion shows.

Visit the Genart website (see Resources) to learn about where the next Genart fashion show is going to be located. Genart is an organization that promotes up and coming fashion designers and gives them the capital and exposure to retail buyers. If you join their organization, you can get email flashes that will alert you to upcoming events and shows.

Call your local paper to find out when their fashion section is printed. Each newspaper in each major metropolitan area has a fashion section. After each season, they will wrap up the latest fashion designs shown during fashion week. These fashion editors will review both major and up and coming designers.

Visit one of the fashion events for Parsons School of Design in New York City. They have showcased fashion shows for their new designers and if you contact them, they will give you a calendar of events showcasing their graduating designers.


  • To find global up and coming fashion designers search on the website of the International Herald Tribune (see Resources). This is the international version of the “New York Times” and has features about international designers who have not become major labels yet.