As we unwillingly escort summer out of lives, we’re slowly getting excited for a new sartorial season. And this Fall, we've got our eyes on five designers who are inspiring us to look beyond our closets and define how we identify style. For these five determined designers, fashion goes beyond each piece they create. Their experiences and ideologies manifest through every detail and miniscule process—creating designs that embody their perspective of the world around them.
Each of these designers recently got a nod from Chicago beauty favorite Mario Tricoci who have tapped this style set to show their collections at the Mario, Make Me A Model 2016 finale (And bonus: see the Mario Tricoci fresh faces bring these designer's pieces to life in our Rock City editorial). Each designer represents a unique style within the industry, calling on their extraordinary talents to tell a story through tailored garments. Follow along as we give you a snapshot of each designer’s creative process and the influences that shape their memorable brand identities. Your fall wardrobe just got a lot more exciting.