Fashion Designers To Follow On Instagram: Saloni Shrestha of Agaati, Spencer Phipps, Korina Emmerich

The industry of fashion is an ever-changing scene, where clothing, style, and design changes along with every season. Dedicated to keeping their looks fresh, wearable, and memorable, here are the names of this weeks’ incredibly unique and eco-conscious fashion designers you should know about.

Saloni Shrestha of Agaati (@agaati.california)

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Today its all about this organic hemp silk dress and hemp as a sustainable textile we have started exploring. I loved the way hemp was described by @goodonyou_app as “Marijuana’s ‘sober cousin’”. Blended with silk it was the perfect match to flatter the ruched panels and pleats of the dress. Who better to model it for us than @iamlauramadden featured in AGAATI’s upcoming trailblazer series! Dress available on AGAATI.COM Learn more about Organic Hemp as shared by @goodonyou_app “…it’s used as a food, a building material, in cosmetics, and it has been cultivated and used for hundreds of years as a fabric. The great thing about hemp is that it’s grown all around the world and it requires very little water, no pesticides, and naturally fertilises the soil it grows in – making it much better for the environment than other crops. One of the oldest fibres in the world, hemp helps keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, and gets softer the more you wash it. For all these reasons, we also consider hemp one of the most sustainable fabrics out there. #hempsilkdress #greendress #instashopping #ootd #sustainabletextiles #onlineshopping #consciousdesign

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Catching the eyes of editors at big-name fashion platforms such as Teen Vogue, Brides, and Women’s Wear Daily, the “chic yet effortless” eco-friendly brand, Agaati, is a fashion that line that pushes to support not only environmentally friendly design practices but also artisans all over the world and empowerment through clothing. With a passion for creating a positive impact for nature, artists, and women, designer Saloni Shrestha has taken her seven years of design experience to create a brand that stands for positivity in culture and creation. From masks to ready-to-wear dresses, the fashion at Agaati is distinct and special.

Spencer Phipps (@phipps.international)

In his final year of studying at Parsons School of Design in New York City, Spencer Phipps was nominated as “designer of the year” for his senior year collection. After some experience as part of the menswear design team at Marc Jacob, Phipps dedicated his ideas to founding his own brand, Phipps International, where his designs for comfortable menswear not only make mobility and styling easy but also reject old and harmful habits of fashion production that negatively affect the environment. Embracing his love for nature and Northern California roots, Phipps International takes everything from denim to outerwear as a profound reflection of Phipps’ mission to change the world fashion for the better. 

Korina Emmerich (@korinaemmerich)

Expression, art, and culture were the main ideas behind fashion designer Korina Emmerich’s vision for her New York-based clothing and accessory brand, EMME. Known for their colorful and bold designs, EMME carries everything from handbags to dresses that embraces art and culture in a truthful and engaging way. Taking her passion for fashion and design to a deeper level of impact, Emmerich serves on the Board of Directors for The Slow Factory Foundation where she speaks on and works towards her beliefs in slow fashion, sustainable action, fair wages, and human rights.

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