Buyers’ Guide to Spring: Designers to Watch

We’re big believers in adding a new name to love (or six) to your repertoire each season right alongside those new silhouettes. So we tapped our boutiques to find out the under the radar names that they’re most excited about for Spring 2016.

Catherine Quin


“We are excited for spring deliveries because we picked up some great new lines. Catherine Quin is the youngest brand of the bunch, and the one that I am most anticipating seeing again because of her clean, spare designs in luxurious fabrics, with everything made in LA at the same factory Rodarte uses.” – Karyna Schultz, Manager/Buyer at Neighbour/Woman

With a purist fixation on black and an affinity for sculptural silhouettes, Catherine Quin is a luxury capsule collection designed in Los Angeles for the unapologetic woman who dresses for herself and no one else. Shop the line here and learn more at


Crista Seya


“The duo are French and Japanese, with almost everything produced in either country and Italy. They make editions that stay in production all the time, so there’s a great faith in the strength of their archive. It’s always relevant. That has a lot to do with the incredible quality of each and every piece. It’s pricey, but the minute you feel these clothes you really do understand why. Button down shirts, caftans, sweaters, and pants. The patterns are cut so well that I have yet to see any of their pieces not look right on anyone. You know when you get a shirt, and it feels/looks right every day with pretty much everything? That’s this line.” – Diana Kim, Stand Up Comedy

Shop the line here and learn more at


Etienne Deroeux


“Also on my radar is the new collection from young French designer Etienne Deroeux, who this season took inspiration from Brancusi and mixed it with his foundational fusings of French couture and American sportswear. Everything is made in France, and though he is so young, his cuts fit women unbelievably well.”– Karyna Schultz, Manager/Buyer at Neighbour/Woman

Inspired by sportswear and sharp architectural lines, look to this designer for streamlined pieces crafted out of beautiful fabrics. Shop the line here and learn more at


Mr. Larkin


“I am losing my mind for Mr. Larkin. I’ve followed their web shop for years and drooled over their Mr. Larkin private label which, in the past, was only available through them. Not anymore! As of Spring 2016 you will now be able to find Mr. Larkin’s brand of modern, Scandinvian-inspired and beautifully constructed pieces at West End Select Shop!” – Andi Bakos, West End Select Shop

Originally launched as a women’s wear line in 2008, Mr. Larkin is an international brand and store curated by Casey Larkin Blond. Based in both Houston, Texas and Copenhagen, the line is artful and modern. Shop the line here and learn more at




“We just received our first delivery of Pharaoh, the line started by Guild Boutique in Venice Beach.  They make the most perfect non-basic basics, and their Thai pant is one of my most coveted spring buys.  Slightly cropped, with a crossover front and drop crotch… I have been dreaming about these pants and the tees that go with them ever since I first saw Pharaoh at market last fall.” – Cecilia Marquez, Saint Cloud

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“Ribeyron is out of France. He’s also someone that works a little off the grid, making singular object, jewelry, and shoe collections in limited editions, on his own timetable. This season he’s working in space-age materials, molding them into organic shapes. His polyurethane bracelets and earrings have a humanistic form, reflective of the body, a literal enhancement. His fine pieces are in 18k gold with rhodium plating for an intense shine. He’s taken the idea of multiple hoops and put everything in one piece, so you get a lot of impact with a still very simple piece to wear.” – Diana Kim, Stand Up Comedy

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Shop all the new designers our boutiques are excited about, including Sunja Link’s latest and Le Bas from Argentina care of Easy Tiger Goods, and Johans faves Sherie Muijs and Han Starnes, in our designers to watch round up here.