Dover Street Market Introduces 5 Majorly Important New Designers to Shop Now

Andrea Jiapei Li installation. Photo courtesy of Dover Street Market

The hallowed halls of the enormous Dover Street Market–the museum/department store of real, die-hard fashion, are as much a place of discovery and wondrousness as an actual shop to those of us who view fashion as an intellectual pursuit, a challenge, and a massive source of inspiration.

These are the five new designers DSM has introduced to the store, or expanded their installations, that you can shop, and should definitely know about, now.

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Melitta Baumeister

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Courtesy of Dover Street Market

28-year-old Melitta Baumeister’s collection was picked up by Dover Street Market by the time she had one foot out the door from Parson’s MFA program. Her clothes are true art–save the mesh-y garments, created by way of a scientific mystery, and adorned with crystals grown directly on the fabric, for a true occasion.

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Andrea Jiapei Li

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Courtesy of Dover Street Market

Another young Parsons talent, Andrea is 24 and will show her collection this season as part of the VFILES fashion show during NYFW. Her clothes are at once sporty in material and feminine in color…and already flying off the DSM shelves.

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Craig Green

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Courtesy of Dover Street Market

One of our favorite recent additions to the fashion scene, Green’s racks at DSM are the two in the middle (see, the “chemical brights,” cobalt blues, and whites.) Green’s modern, simple designs in work wear-inspired fabrics such as denim, jersey, and tarpaulin, are intended to be especially versatile–they transform from fitted to loose thanks to the ties on pants and jackets.

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Shannon Nataf

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Courtesy of NATAF Joaillerie

Nataf’s otherworldly pearls are practically celestial objects of beauty–the kind that elicited legitimate “oohs” and “ahs” as we took our tour around the new DSM. The French designer, who is based in L.A., started out making jewels for herself and some very lucky friends. Her work takes inspiration from famed mid-century modern architects and designers like Eames and Bauhaus–with a touch more sparkle.

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Phoebe English

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Courtesy of Dover Street Market

Many of English’s clothes are created with an ultra delicate technique called “Guipure D’Art”–a very old technique by which lace is made on muslin by stiff netting. This altogether ensures the one-of-a-kind nature of each garment. While many pieces are made in neutral colors, the style remains feminine and even playful due to the constant play with texture and transparency.

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Dover Street Market is located at 160 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. 

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