Jumpsuit by Natalie Deryer
I have become accustomed to reading about young designer collaborations in both the U.K. and Sweden, and am constantly cursing the fact that none of the designs ever make it stateside. Therefore you can imagine how happy it made me to find out that Urban Outfitters has chosen to team up with some young unknowns, with the help of Arts Thread, a creative network for students and recent graduates. While I had never heard of the site before, one look makes me wish that such a forum had been established while I was still in school. In addition to offering information on jobs, internships, and design grants, the site also hosts design contests. The five winners of the U.O. and Arts Thread contest, all fashion students based in the U.K., saw their designs put into production as part of the winter 2013 collection. My personal favorite? A mesh-inset jumpsuit by Natalie Deryer, perfect for lounging.
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