Wren's Melissa Coker is most inspired by fictional characters whose beauty manifests through their imperfections. Founded in 2007, Wren is a literary-inspired line named after Jenny Wren from Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, the last book published by the iconic writer.
Helmut Lang is back. One of the biggest brands of the '80s and '90s, the label had not produced a catwalk show since 2006, when, after a six-year downward slump and the departure of Lang himself, it was sold to Link Theory Holdings.
Benjamin Talley Smith knows denim. He started off in the fashion industry as an assistant designer for Geoffrey B. Small in 1999, and from there, went on to design and consult for denim lines at companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and EVISU.