Net-A-Porter unveils second season of The Vanguard
today Feb 12, 2019
Luxury shopping destination Net-A-Porter has named the four emerging brands that will take part in its mentoring programme The Vanguard for the Spring Summer 2019 season.
Now in its second edition, The Vanguard highlights fresh talent whilst providing emerging brands with training and guidance from a team of Net-A-Porter specialists. It strengthens the e-tailer’s expertise in scouting, cultivating and promoting designers, and formalises its ambition to become a fashion incubator and accelerator.
The four brands selected for SS19 are Peter Do, Commission, Anne Manns, and Ratio Et Motus, and their collections will go on sale exclusively on Net-A-Porter.
“It is vital for us to support emerging designers in a meaningful way. As a global online retailer, we have a responsibility to nurture and develop these brands and prepare them for the future,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director.
Peter Do is an FIT graduate who worked for Phoebe Philo at Celine. His collection is made up of structured shirts and asymmetric separates.
Commission is formed by a trio of designers who met during stints at Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, and Prabal Gurung. They take inspiration from diverse sources such as the globalisation of Asia, New York youth culture and corporate dressing.
Anne Manns is a Berlin-based jewellery brand inspired by sculpture and nature, and Ratio Et Motus is a new brand focusing on creating fine leather goods in classic styles with a modern twist.
The launch of the new wave of Vanguard designers on Net-A-Porter will be supported with a visual campaign alongside previous brands from the scheme’s first season including Les Reveries, Ruh, Gu_De and Souliers Martinez.
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