Here at Barneys, we’re always staying alert for new designers with staying power. Who are the ones to watch this season? We posed that question to our team of oracle-like experts. Below, the eight standout talents that have longevity in the cards.


“Danielle Sherman’s work for Edun is stellar, making it one of our most exciting XO Exclusively Ours collections of the moment.” -Mark Lee

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“An emerging designer to watch is Yang Li. His designs embody the dynamism of the country from which he hails, China. The most exciting design talent to hail from the East since the Japanese vanguard of the early ’80s, Yang Li promises to deliver avant-garde fashion which will stand the test of time. His men’s collection is new to Barneys New York for Fall 2014.” – Jay Bell

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“We just launched Danish jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe. I’m loving her simple celestial-inspired designs. The collection consists of clean and delicate singular pieces to be worn alone or mixed to create your own statement.” – Sarah Blair

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“Men’s designer Marcelo Burlon makes the leap to women’s with amazing results. His graphic tees, sweatshirts, and pencil skirts will be on many wish lists for fall.” -Molly Nutter

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“Tomoko, our legendary senior fashion director, turned me on to Public School. Look out for the Fall women’s collection.” – Simon Doonan

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“This is my own personal Sophie’s Choice, because I love all my brands! The others might kill me, but I have to go with Off White c/o Virgil Abloh. It’s an inspired collection informed by music, art, architecture, and street culture.” – Wanda Colon

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“I love Yang Li. It’s cool and downtown, but has a sophisticated and refined aesthetic. It’s nonchalant chic,
which is completely Barneys!” – Jennifer Sunwoo

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“I love Hirotaka‘s earrings; his designs are differentiated, but subtly so.” -Tomoko Ogura