Now, Ayal is a part of a new wave of digital natives that are shaping the future of fashion. And he won’t stop until the industry is truly inclusive towards all talents from the world over. “I hope to play a role in pioneering a much-needed shift, so that forthcoming generations of designers, stylists and editors can enter a fun, inclusive space with lots of industry knowledge and a friendly front-row seat.”
Below, Albert Ayal shares his list of international names to watch in 2022.
“Wannes Akop is an Amsterdam-based label that understands how to weave modern trends into classic silhouettes. Its spring/summer 2022 collection is largely defined by a perfect blend of loud pieces, including red leather pants with cut-out sides and a beaded dress in a similar tone, and subtle statements, like a white dress featuring a triangular cut at the mid-section and a black dress with a V that plunges below the belly button.”
“From Cologne, Luis Dobbelgarten is the 21-year-old founder and designer behind No/Faith Studios. The label has experimented with eclectic pairing, inventive silhouettes and dramatic oversizing since 2016, but I have to say their latest flared denim collection is truly double-take-worthy. The centrepiece of the range features impressive handmade distressing and tasteful logo embroidery that is unlike anything I’ve seen before.”