All the Emerging Designers You Need to Know During New York Fashion Week

For New York Fashion Week’s fall ’22 season, more rising stars are getting their chance in the spotlight. Keep scrolling to read about the new talent you need to know.


FOUNDER: Amina Means
BASED IN: Oklahoma
MADE IN: Italy
IN RETAIL: Saks, Shopbop and Nordstrom for spring ’22
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: After an ankle sprain and almost three years of not being able to wear the shoes she loved, Means entered the shoe industry to create stylish shoe options without sacrificing comfort. She previously worked in interior design.
DESIGN NOTES: Nalebe features heels in bright and vibrant hues and is often inspired by Means’ Nigerian background. Her shoes are also designed with double resin insoles that aids even distribution of weight around your feet.
TOP STYLES: The Aurum, Diamante mule and Stellar pump.
SOCIAL STUDIES: 62.6K on Instagram @nalebe_official

Tia Adeola

FOUNDER: Teniola “Tia” Adeola
BASED IN: New York City
MADE IN: Nigeria and the U.S.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Adeola created the brand from her dorm room during the summer of 2017, before graduating in May 2019 from The New School with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Culture and Media.
DESIGN NOTES: Adeola uses her art history background and passion for the Renaissance period as inspiration in her collections. Her aim is to rewrite history through fashion, particularly for people of color. Her fall ’22 collection was styled with Nike Air Force 1s.
TOP STYLES: Ruched gowns and shirts which have been seen on Gigi Hadid, SZA and more celebrities.
SOCIAL STUDIES: 64.6k on Instagram @tiaadeola

Stay tuned for more as this column will be updated throughout the week with all the must-know new talent at New York Fashion Week.

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