#2. Emilio de la Morena
Emilio de la Morena loves velvet. His latest collection consisted of exactly 0 percent velvet. Instead, he focused on his other fave fabric, lace, which he deployed in some unexpected ways. By layering lace over other materials to create a palimpsest effect, he created short, bubble-shaped skirts for his dresses. To be frank, this is the kind of idea that only occurs to a designer who’s expecting to show his clothes on ultra-skinny, snake-hipped models; the short dresses with straight skirts and sculptural embellishment on the bodice had much more appeal.