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Introducing our latest Vanguard line-up: the 3 eco-conscious brands you need to know

White pants, and top, both Artclub; black dress, Minjukim; necklaces, Jia Jia

Fall/winter 2020 sees a trio of cutting-edge designers join The Vanguard – our selection of new fashion talent, empowered through our global mentorship program. They include the avant-garde Korean designer who garnered a legion of fans on Netflix, an Australian fashion veteran whose designs are inspired by art, and a New York jewelry brand that is rooted in the mystical power of crystals. Get to know the incredible women behind this season’s three standout brands. By GILLIAN BRETT

Dress, Minjukim
We created a new fabric in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. I wanted to use a traditional Korean fabric that is 100 percent biodegradable. I also used an eco-certified natural ink for the print this season
Minju Kim
Dress, Artclub
Artclub aims for sustainability in all aspects of the business – from local manufacturing to waste-reduction practices, slow fashion approach and packaging solutions
Heidi Middleton
Necklaces, Jia Jia
I’m grateful to be a part of The Vanguard program… and to continue to maintain sustainable and responsible production as the business grows
Jia-Jia Zhu

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Go behind the scenes with our three Vanguard designers, in Sydney, Seoul and New York, as they talk about their creative influences and how they got started on their career paths