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Watch: Who Are New York’s Most Exciting Emerging Designers? [theFashionDish]

"I would pose the question to anybody at the table," said fashion journalist Laurie Brookins, as part of the panel discussion which took place at the filming of theFashionDish, a new original series from tFS, "what are the shows you go to where you see true design?"

Stylist Robert Verdi was ready with an answer: "KaufmanFranco. And I get that skinny rich girls are the only ones who can wear it but I don't care. I love skinny rich girls."

Some other designers the panelists mentioned: Ruffian, Public School, Karen Walker, Tanya Taylor and Bibhu Mohipatra (pictured below). See the full conversation in the clip. 


Looks from Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2014 / Images: IMAXtree

The debut installment of theFashionDish brings six fashion industry experts for dinner and a roundtable discussion recapping New York Fashion Week. In the coming weeks, we'll be bringing you lots of short clips and a full 30-minute episode drawn from the rowdy, hilarious and informative conversation that ensued. 

About our panelists:

  • June Ambrose, a leading celebrity stylist whose clients include Jay ZMissy Elliot and Zoe Saldana.
  • Laurie Brookins, a veteran fashion journalist who has interviewed designers like Tom FordFrida Giannini and Alber Elbaz. Brookins was also theFashionSpot's social ambassador this Fashion Week.
  • Katie Cassidy, the star of The CW's Arrow and co-founder of the fashion blog TomboyKC.
  • Jaclyn Jones, Senior Womenswear Editor at WGSN, a leading trend forecasting firm.
  • Chiun-Kai "Chunky" Shih, fashion photographer, Condé Nast creative director and the creator of Hipstamatic's 'Chunky' lens.
  • Robert Verdi, a celebrity stylist (best known for his work with Eva Longoria), television personality and lifestyle expert.

Julie Bensman, theFashionSpot's editor-at-large, moderated the discussion, which was filmed at The Lion in New York City.