This Mid-Westerner has taken the US fashion scene by storm over the past couple of years, Fader, WWD, Nylon, Interview all featuring the Central Saint Martin's graduate in their publications. Putting in some serious groundwork following her studies Gerlan Marcel designed some pretty wacky prints for Jeremy Scott's collections, becoming known for her innovative prints and patterns PRINTS PLEASE Marcel's design studio soon emerged. Not to mention the energetic bubble of a designer honing in on her technical skills at other fashion houses including Coach, Calvin Klein and Hussein Chalayan.
Of course with the likes of Patricia Field behind the designer it wasn't long until the music stars started banging down her door so even if you think you're not familiar with her designs everyone from Katy Perry to M.I.A to Beyonce (remember her Video Phone video) is a fan so no doubt you've clapped eyes on her designs before. Her current collection for SS12 intriguingly titled 'Mall Witch' has done the blog rounds, especially the dripping green creation which closed the show. Gerlan Jeans manages to fuse primary colours with striking prints and patterns to make you dizzy, if you're into what's next we suggest you keep an eye on this woman.