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7 essential breakthrough clothing brands from 2017

Our rising favorites, from skate to sculptural goodness.

December 12, 2017
7 essential breakthrough clothing brands from 2017 Art by Sharon Gong. Photos via,, and Yardsale.

This year, brands that piqued our interests were ones that touched our hearts, and had stories to tell; ones that valued originality and craftsmanship — especially during a year when calling out copy cats was more important than ever. Below, peep seven rising labels we love, ranging from skate to sculptural, that had a breakthrough 2017.



BODE pieces are meant to be worn until the end of time. The one-of-a-kind quilted and handwoven pieces embody a whimsical pragmatism, and the brand is slowly on the rise after designer Emily Adams Bode debuted the brand at NYFWM earlier this year. Each piece looks and feels like it has a life of its own.

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Over email earlier this year, NO SESSO designer Pierre Davis broke down what their brand has set out to do, “I create clothes for masculine people who want to appear more feminine, feminine people who want to appear more masculine, and everything in between.” Using bold colors, dazzling prints and patterns, a variety of fabrics, and hand-embroidered pieces, NO SESSO creates clothing that is inclusive, and boundless.

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Carpet Company

Carpet Company rules so hard. Run by two brothers in the basement of their parents's Maryland home, they make some of the most incredible screen printed skateboards and clothes, finding beauty in improvisation and experimentation, and magic in the small details.

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Cecilie Bahnsen

I dream of spending my days in Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen's ethereal, gently formed creations. The 2017 LVMH Prize finalist creates beautifully emphasized, movement-friendly silhouettes that are elevated by texture. Her creations most often come in hues of white, black and pink, and are accented by dramatic tiers and almost sugar-like dots of fabric.

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Jerome Peel is making crisp, customizable workwear from the heart. The mind behind New York-based clothing brand Peels, Jerome was inspired by his father's own one-man painting business and flipped that story into a beautiful collection of low-key workwear basics personalized by rose-embroidered patches.

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Samuel L Wilson 👴🏾Lookbook link in bio 🌾x

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Yardsale went TF in this year. The south-east London skate brand's dropped some of the cleanest basics, from neatly color-blocked polos to the most covetable half-zips and fantastic cords. I want to live in it all.

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Some Ware

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Some Ware does a lot of things, but this year it was their clothes that cemented a place in our hearts. Solid-colored, loose-fitted long-sleeves donned with beautifully off-kilter screen-printed text and designs made our hearts sing — as did their collaboration with FADER fave Come Tees (pictured above).

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7 essential breakthrough clothing brands from 2017