This article explores the top 09 youngest fashion designers in the world, highlighting their groundbreaking inventions, impeccable craftsmanship, and design. The fashion industry is witnessing a shift towards new designers, with many gaining experience and others showcasing their first collections immediately after graduation. This article focuses on the youngest fashion designers, who have collaborated with celebrities and showcased their work at significant fashion week events worldwide.
Top 09 youngest fashion designers in the world
09. KIKO KOSTADINOV
Kiko Kostadinov, a London-based Bulgarian fashion designer, is the creative director of his own label and Mackintosh’s premium line. Inspired by modern uniforms and workwear, his collections emphasize pattern cutting and detail. Kostadinov recently collaborated with ASICS on a new sneakers style.
08. Bethany Williams
Bethany Williams, a 32-year-old fashion designer, aims to make a positive impact on the planet by partnering with organizations like ‘UK Making for Change’ and San Patrignano Foundation. She has won several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II award for young designers in 2019 and the £200,000 British Vogue’s Designer Fashion Fund in 2021. Williams launched her label in 2017 after graduating with a BA in Critical Fine Art Practice at Brighton University.
07. Richar Quinn
Richard Quinn, a British designer, graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 with an MA in fashion. His MA 2016 collection was featured in Modern Matter and was sponsored by Stella McCartney. In 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. He creates his clothes in an open-door studio in Peckham, offering digital and screen-print services and workshops for young designers.
06. Angel Chen
Angel Chen, a renowned Chinese fashion designer, was born in 1991 and moved to London at the age of 17. She worked as an intern for brands like Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Alexander Wang. In 2016, she was listed in the Forbes China ’30 Under 30′ shortlist. In 2017, she collaborated with Urban Outfitters Oxford Street store and H&M, and was invited to present her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week. Angel’s work is admired by celebrities like Chris Lee, Bella Hadid, and Charli XCX.
05. Priya Ahluwalia
Priya Ahluwalia, a renowned fashion designer with Indian and Nigerian roots, graduated from the University of Westminster in 2018 and has won numerous awards. She was nominated for the H&M Design Award and produced a fashion film called Joy. Her debut collection, More Or Less, was a love letter to her homelands. She has created six collections using second-hand materials and has published two books, Sweet Lassi and Jalebi, which explore her work and Indian roots.
04. Marine Serre
Marine Serre, born in Corrèze, France, has a passion for fashion since childhood. Inspired by her grandfather, she attended the La Chambre Mode Belgian Fashion Design Academy and graduated in 2016. She worked as an intern for prominent brands like Alexander McQueen, Maison Margiela, and Dior. In 2017, she became the youngest artist to win the LVMH Prize with her collection Radical Call for Love. Marine has since shown three collections at Paris Fashion Week, using recycled fabrics and anti-pollution masks. Recently, Aria Grande wore a Marine Serre jumpsuit and boots at one of her shows.
03. Taofeek Abijako
Taofeek Abjako, a Nigerian fashion designer, is one of the youngest active designers globally. Born in Nigeria, he pursued fashion design due to his father’s influence. He launched his brand, Head of State+, in 2015 and showcased his clothes at New York Fashion Week. Taofeek’s designs celebrate West Africa’s culture while maintaining a modern style. Originally a non-profit architectural firm, Head of State+ now focuses on fashion and charitable causes, supporting minorities and disadvantaged communities.
02. Andrea Brocca
Andrea Brocca, a 26-year-old designer with Italian and Sri Lankan roots, began his passion for design at a young age. He attended École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and Central Saint Martins. At 16, he opened his own label in Dubai and worked at Bottega Veneta. At 16, he was awarded the Guinness Book of Records for ‘youngest couturier’. He has worked with celebrities like Lady Gaga and Rina Sawayama. Andrea’s debut collection was inspired by Fibonacci’s sequence.
01. Vidhi Karva
Vidhi Karva, born in 2011, is the youngest fashion designer globally. Inspired by her mother’s love for creating dresses, she decided to pursue a career in fashion design. Her first collection, showcased at Dubai World Fashion Week in 2020, focused on evening wear in jewel tones with shimmer and volume. Vidhi plans to continue creating new collections for big fashion hubs like Milan and London. She credits her fashion muses with Hannah Montana, Sonam Kapoor, and Jennifer Aniston.