Today marks the official third stop of Fashion Month with its arrival in the Italian designer capital. And, we've got a pretty good feeling about Milan. While the last few years have brought concerns in the industry over the future of Italian fashion, last season's killer parade of innovative indie designers was like a sartorial shot of espresso.
We're not just talking about the standout designers whose names we've already committed to memory (and to our dream shopping lists), like MSGM, Stella Jean, and Fausto Puglisi. No, we're already onto the next big thing and we're highlighting three labels that are sure to serve it up Italiano style.
The brands ahead haven't reached Gucci or Marni levels of recognition, yet, but with the debut of their fall '14 collections coming live from Milan this week, the odds look pretty good. So, click through and start practicing your pronunciation: If any one of these becomes fashion's darling, you'll be able to say you knew them when.