Emerging Talent: Wallpaper* magazine’s Graduate Directory

The annual, online Graduate Directory from Wallpaper* features 130 emerging creative talents, recently graduated, from the realms of design, fashion, architecture, visual communication and photography.  This year, fashion graduates have been selected by online platform Not Just A Label.

Not Just A Label was started in 2008 by former banker, Stefan Siegel to help his aspiring friends struggling to profile their fashion design work.  The site not only showcases emerging, international fashion talent – scouted from the abundance of graduate shows and fashion weeks around the world – but also assists designers with a comprehensive directory of its own; listing stores, manufacturers and agencies around the globe, while potential buyers can email the designer direct, cutting out the middleman and eliminating unnecessary expenses.

Stefan Siegel, founder of NJAL was asked to provide a list of fashion’s brightest young stars, a successful thirteen of which have been added to the Wallpaper* directory alongside the other creative disciplines.

This year, Wallpaper* editors also turned to their Twitter followers for input.  Using the hash tag #grads, tweeters could nominate themselves or friends with a link to their online portfolio.

The January issue of Wallpaper* will feature those lucky few who have made the Twitter cut.  Scroll down to see our favorite photography, art and architecture graduates. – Samantha Fox


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