Why We Need To Know Now: It would be impossible to mention new American talent on the major ascent without discussing New Yorker Jonathan Simkhai. Two years ago, we were awed by his initial collection, but in 2012, Simkhai went from "one to watch" to "um, how can we get a ticket to his show?" thanks to A-List heavy-hitters (K. Stew, Gwen Stefani), a buyer frenzy, and a hint at a men's collection. Jonathan, when you are inducted into the CFDA, don't forget us little guys!
In Five Words: A piece for every occasion.
Photos: Courtesy of Krupp Group