Fashion Stars of Tomorrow
Born in Nigeria and raised in Austria, Kenneth Ize is a graduate of the famous University of Applied Arts fashion class. His fashion is all about combining traditional African fabrics and weaving patterns with modern outlines. In 2019, he was a finalist for the prestigious LVMH fashion award. Now working from Lagos, he has a high-profile following with fans including top model Naomi Campbell and Vogue boss Anna Wintour.
Florentina Leitner founded her eponymous label in 2020. Born in Mödling, she attended the Hetzendorf fashion school in Vienna before going on to complete her studies in Antwerp. Idiosyncratic and flamboyant, her style is often touched off with playful accessories. Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner wear her designs.
Vienna-based designer Jana Wieland set up her label in 2016. Her fashion stands for simple, sculptural cuts that convey a timeless elegance. A sustainable creator, her fabrics come from surpluses and existing stocks held by well-known brands.
Jennifer Milleder studied fashion at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria's hothouse for up-and-coming fashion designers. Voluminous shapes and eye-catching patterns characterize her experimental style.
Text: Susanne Kapeller