Top 9 Emerging Designers to watch for 2009.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Shopflick (http://www.shopflick.com), the leading online video and e-commerce marketplace for emerging designers and unique finds, names its "Top 9 Emerging Designers to watch for 2009." The Top 9 for '09 were selected by Shopflick's Editorial and Merchandise staff, based on input from the industry's leading merchandisers, fashion editors and bloggers on those who stand out in style, innovation and momentum.
"As a marketplace featuring emerging designers, Shopflick is a nexus for unique wearable fashion that you won't find anywhere else," said Davida Hall, Editorial Director. "We see thousands of designers and wanted to recognize those that we feel are poised to emerge in an incredibly competitive marketplace, due to their originality, creative vision and star quality; they represent the bright future of fashion."
Shopflick's Top 9 for '09 Are:
Raquel Allegra - Allegra turns rags reclaimed from the LA county jail into beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art coveted by celebrity fashionistas Heidi Klum, Nicole Richie, Jessica Biel, Penelope Cruz, and the Olsen Twins.
Verameat - Vera Balyura, head designer and owner of Verameat Jewelry, charms the likes of Tilda Swinton and Miranda July - names synonymous with true independent style, as well as New York native Amy Sedaris with her line of travel and everyday magic inspired pieces.
The Battalion - Sisters Linda and Chrys Wong of The Battalion show off eco-style in buzz-worthy shows like the CW's "90210," and Planet Green's "Alter Eco" hosted by Adrian Grenier. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julie Delpy and Ashley Olsen are all fans.
KidViskous - Downtown darling KidViskous has been praised for her fun, funky jewelry line mixing ironic humor with colorful pop culture references worn by music moguls and fashion fans alike.
Popomomo -Designer Lizz Wasserman crafts locally in LA, mixing intellectual appeal and utter wear-ability. Her eco-friendly work is defined by simple drapery translated into feminine shapes and innovative patterns.
Cri de Coeur - Founded by Gina Ferrarccio, this NYC label combines high fashion and uncompromising ethical standards with 100% vegan-friendly and stylish footwear worn by Natalie Portman, Portia de Rossi and Kristen Bell.
Yotam Solomon - One of the youngest designers at LA Fashion Week, the 21 year old Solomon has captured the hearts of editors around the world with his bespoke items in avante-garde aesthetics and rich color palates.
Violet Valen - Wife of Stones Throw Records DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, and once employed by the Farrelly Brothers and other Hollywood royalty, Violet Valen creates urban wearable art pieces handcrafted from vintage sweatshirts for global audiences.
Justice Bodan - Former art sculptor David Greico designs artisanal Justice Bodan pieces for fashion style-setters Gwyneth Paltrow and Hilary Swank, influenced by world travel and a deeper understanding of the human experience.
For more information on The Top 9 for '09 and to view the countdown video, please visit http://www.shopflick.com/themes/Top-9-For-2009
Shopflick (http://www.shopflick.com) is an online video-shopping marketplace that enables sellers to tell the story behind their products, creating an immersive customer experience. Shopflick features unique merchandise from independent designers, boutiques and manufacturers as well as those with a celebrity following. Shopflick Studios works with filmmakers from around the country to create video about our sellers and their products, as well as passion-driven shows about trends, fashion and style. Shopflick is a fast-growing, venture-backed company led by top executives from News Corp, eBay and Fox Interactive.