5 emerging fashion designers to watch 

Knowing your Prada from your Gucci is one thing, but if you can spot an emerging talent and snap up the designs before they either sell out or the price tag goes sky high then you’re a fashionista with excellent taste.

If however you’re looking for a new direction for your wardrobe and don’t know who to be following, here are 5 emerging fashion designers certainly gaining a pedigree for themselves in the industry.

Autumn looks for 2015/16 

As the tea dresses and linen double-breasted jackets are retired to the wardrobe to signal the end of summer, shoppers are lining up to be first in the queue to get the look of autumn. It’s a mix of retro prints, chunky wools and solidly-made boots this season – topped off with Deidre Barlow specs and cowgirl fringed bags.

The history of the Breton stripe 

Featuring in clothing for men, women and cool children in 2015, the breton stripe has been an undeniable favourite with many fashion designers in their spring/summer and now autumn/winter collections.