O's Up and Coming Designers in 2010
10 real women model designs from our favorite up-and-comers in the next decade.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the May 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Modeled by the president of Girard College, Autumn Adkins
In the beginning: Cibani, born in Libya and raised in Canada, lived for years in China, where she both designed and manufactured clothes. Known for: Using rich, tactile fabrics (burlap, suede, wool) finished with earthy touches (nature-inspired prints, wood accessories) sourced from around the world. The next... Marni. Famous fans: Paula Patton, Sienna Miller, Debra Messing.
Jacket, $495; shift dress, $550.
Read our interview with Autumn Adkins, the first female president of Girard College