Sometimes I'm surprised by the local talents that I've somehow overlooked while searching farther afield for new discoveries. Novis has been around for two years now, yet I only got my first preview of the collection a few weeks ago. Designed by a fellow native New Yorker, Jordana Warmflash, the collection is the perfect balance of sporty yet very sophisticated, featuring luxurious custom designed prints that are dense in both color and texture. I love the way that the color block patterns tip a hat to Pop Art without any overly literal references, contrasting bold and unusual color combinations with streamlined and elegant silhouettes. Definitely a designer to watch, and a new personal favorite.