WHITE FW17 is just a few days away and in preparation we’ve rounded up five exciting brands and designers that you won’t want to miss at the international trade show. The three-day event will host a selection of international designers from avant-garde brands, contemporary sportswear labels and more; here’s whom we think you should be watching.

Eliran Nargassi

Tel Aviv’s Eliran Nargassi launched his self-titled brand in 2013 following his studies at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Nargassi represents new and innovative Israeli fashion inspired by key Israeli art figures including filmmaker Amos Guttmann and documentarist and singer Zohar Wagner. Another individual influential to Nargassi’s work is Robert Mapplethorpe, from whom he learned "what it means to be an artist totally dedicated to art." It’s these influences that contaminate his seemingly clean tailoring with details borrowed from BDSM imagery, and hints of the clash between religion and secularism.

Liam Hodges

British designer Liam Hodges uses his luxury brand to channel the moods and attitudes of London, where he's based. Through his work he explores masculinity, and his influences range from rock, hip-hop and punk to guerrilla militia. "Ultimately, I'm taking something quite normal and making it beautiful,” Hodges explains. Transforming regular T-shirts and knitwear using oversizing, garish shapes and workwear detailing.

Suketdhir

The acclaimed Indian designer will present for the first time at WHITE FW17 with his collection "The Royal Within." Winner of the authoritative International Woolmark Prize 2016, Suketdhir is inspired by memories of his youth spent in New Delhi, particularly those with his fashion-conscious father and grandfather. "SUKETDHIR is a craft-intensive brand,” he explains. "We’ve grown up seeing crafts all around, so much so that they have effortlessly become a part of our design ethos." His signature design features are clean lines, wearable silhouettes and bold color palettes. Suketdhir uses mostly ecological premium materials such as cotton, linen, bamboo, muslin, silk and wool.

Wood Wood

Wood Wood will be familiar to most Highsnobiety readers; however, thanks to backing from Copenhagen’s Revolver trade show this season, it will be a special guest at Milan’s Milano Moda Uomo. The Copenhagen-based label has become known for its contemporary casual wear and sportswear, taking a high-end, fashion-forward approach to streetwear. And it's carried this ideology into the collection it’ll be showing, 'We have created a wearable collection that could be called formal sportswear. The silhouettes are inspired by the ‘90s, basically, it is a very classic Wood Wood collection in all its elements.’ The brand promises teddy fabrics, melange wools and sports logos, as well as hip-hop influences. At WHITE FW17 the brand also plans to present collaborations with Barbour, Champion and Asics that are set to drop in spring for its 15th anniversary.

Kai Dunkel

Kai Dunkel’s innovative cuts and silhouettes resemble something worn by a fashion-forward Assassin’s Creed protagonist (and that’s not a negative thing). The Berlin-based label launched in 2015, mixing and contrasting materials, utilizing various media and creating ambitious fashion films. Exitus won Best Cinematography and was nominated for Best Fashion and Best Art Direction at the La Jolla Film Festival. Every collection is a multi-dimensional project involving clothing design, art and film direction, sound design and photography.

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